Mimolette Cheese

Hello, my name is Diana, and I am obsessed with cheese.  I’ve stood for a full 30 minutes in front of a cheese case, not speaking or touching anything, simply staring at the abundance and variety of amazing cheeses.  I’ve taken a plate full of cheese samples to a corner all by myself so I can savor the nuances of each bite completely without distraction.  My current favorite is a lovely orange cheese called Mimolette, which I got hooked on when my friends Todd and Diane brought it on our trip to Mexico.  But I have to tell you, Mimolette has a dirty little secret.

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Super Bowl Party Recipes

Here’s a quick round up of some healthy easy snack options for Super Bowl food.  My goal for Super Bowl recipes is basically to not need silverware.  If I’m focused … Read more

Easy Scrambled Eggs Recipe for Hunger Challenge Lunch

A great way to save money on food is having breakfast food for lunch or dinner.  Eggs, potatoes, and cheese are super affordable.  This simple scrambled recipe takes only 10-15 minutes to make and costs under $1 for two people!  I’m incorporating eggs, cheese, potatoes, bell peppers, and onions into a lot of my recipes this week as we participate in the hunger challenge.  They’re very affordable and easy to stretch.

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Quesadilla Pie for the Bean Hater

Quesadillas are a favorite in our house, but don’t quite seem special enough to serve for dinner. They’re more of a quick lunch or snack type of food. Then I happened to be putting away dishes while Eric was making quesadillas, and noticed that my pie pan was just about the same size as our tortillas. Then it hit me like a bolt of lightning. Quesadilla pie!

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Fresh Greens with Buttermilk Salad Dressing in Parmesan Lace Bowls


Oh man, we have greens coming out of our ears! I’m not complaining though. I love fresh greens and usually don’t get to eat as much of them as I’d like. In a grocery store it’s typically cheapest to just buy some heads of romaine and a bag of spinach. Once in a while when they’re on sale we’ll get a bag of mixed greens, but even that only has about 3 different kinds. With our CSA we are getting tons of variety, and it’s awesome! Here’s just some of them (that I actually know name of): 2 kinds of spinach, frisee, butter, red leaf, oh man there’s so much more I can’t remember. I’m getting to be really creative with making my own salad dressings and playing with other salad ingredients. One of the best ideas I had was making my own buttermilk dressing and serving it in a parmesan cheese bowl. Have you ever made a bowl out of parmesan cheese? It’s shockingly easy. I’ll explain it in the recipe below but one nice thing is the only ingredient you need is the cheese.

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