Cheese

Did you know the world’s largest cheese was an American Cheddar out of Wisconsin? True story. Made as a promotional gimmick for the Wisconsin exhibit at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, it measured 6 1/2 feet wide by 5 1/2 feet high by 14 1/2 feet long, and weighed in at a whopping 34,591 […]

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Penny’s Taco Salad #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on September 29, 2013

Ever notice how some cravings revolve around texture rather than taste? Sometimes I want something creamy, decadent, then other times it’s all about the crunch, which happens to be the theme of this week’s #SundaySupper! Susan over at The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen is hosting a crunch-fest, and below you’ll find dozens of […]

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on April 27, 2013

Cooking is an adventure. For me, some of my best recipes had experimental beginnings. Of course, trying something new is always part of the fun. This week, #SundaySupper is tackling new cooking adventures, and Conni over at The Foodie Army Wife is hosting. What should I make? My head was spinning with ideas when suddenly […]

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French Country Flat Pie #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on April 21, 2013

This week I’m keeping things short and sweet, as I’m writing this on the heels of my mom’s 89th birthday party. My sisters and I were cranking out appetizers all afternoon–what can I say? We love a good party! It’s so fitting that this week’s #SundaySupper is all about parties–bridal and baby showers in particular […]

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Mystical Double Cheese Pizza #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on April 14, 2013

Has a movie ever inspired you in the kitchen? I mean, who hasn’t fantasized about recreating the famous Quail in Rose Petal Sauce scene from Like Water for Chocolate? After watching Chocolat, did you start adding a pinch of cayenne to your hot cocoa? Maybe you watched Big Night and figured one day you would, […]

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Spicy Two-Bite Tuna Melts

by Anne Papina on January 30, 2013

There are probably a thousand reasons why you should keep a loaf of cocktail rye bread stashed in your freezer, and this recipe is now one of them. When I was in high school, open-faced tuna melts were a favorite after school snack for me and my friends. There’s something about the hot bubbly tuna […]

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When it comes to the kitchen, I’m pretty fearless. In fact, one of the first meals I ever prepared included chicken cordon bleu with a chocolate charlotte for dessert, both recipes from Seventeen Magazine. I was hooked. Shortly after that, my mom signed me up for the McCall’s Cooking School cookbook series, which provided a […]

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Last weekend Morgan and I hosted our annual holiday party–something we look forward to every year. Certainly, there’s nothing like enjoying the good company of family and friends. We are, after all, very social creatures. So, when the #SundaySupper crew announced a holiday party theme for this weekend, I dove in. This week I have […]

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Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on November 18, 2012

In just a few short days, we’ll be stuffed to the gills and unable to even look at another bite of food. I know; I’ve been there. Many times, in fact. One of the great joys of Thanksgiving (besides the time spent with family and friends) is the food, especially the leftovers. This week’s #SundaySupper […]

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Croque Monsieur #CookforJulia #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on August 4, 2012

“The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon app├ętit.” -Julia Child Leave it to the French to take a pedestrian grilled ham and cheese and elevate it to something, well, so decidedly decadent. I was nearly giddy with delight as I […]

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