A few years ago I packed up my bags and headed to the midwest to judge Wisconsin’s Grilled Cheese Academy’s Recipe Showdown. Not only was it like THE BEST TRIP EVER because I got to taste about a billion different ooey gooey creations, but I also got to get a taste of what cheese country was all about. I met prolific cheese makers, heard their stories, learned about cheese making, and most importantly, ATE ALL THE CHEESE!
It was there that I met my cheesy girl crush, Marieke Penterman, who moved from the Netherlands to Wisconsin to craft her authentic gouda cheese right here in America. It’s mildly salty, just a tad sweet, perfectly nutty, and melts like a dream. Her Dutch gouda is basically a match made in heaven for grilled cheese lovers. Continue reading
Ok, so yeah, still not cold here in Florida. Not even a little bit. But since all of the rest of you are suffering in mother nature’s frigidness, I figured I’d make y’all a sweet and spicy Grilled Cheese to transport you tropical paradise. Sounds pretty good right? One bite of this sandwich that’s loaded with mojo pork, mango habanero gouda, cilantro, refried black beans, butter and whtie bread, and you’ll be whisked away to warmer times. Continue reading
Why are bread bowls so much fun? Ummm, BECAUSE CARBS! Correct me if I’m wrong but eating a bowl made of hot and toasty bread is pretty much the best thing ever. Especially when it’s all cold outside and you can live inside a giant sweater and not care about having a little extra winter chin to keep you warm.
And yes, you might have heard that it’s like freakin’ summer here in Florida, but that doesn’t mean I’m not acting like it’s winter. Bring on the cold weather foods. Load me up with roasted root vegetables. Bathe me in rich cheese. Lather my face and hair in butter. Pet my winter chin. Tell me that I look like I’m eatin’ good and that my pasty complexion compliments a fine brie. Continue reading