Category Archives: Food of the Month

Food of the Month, November 2012: Cranberry Sauce, Homemade of Course

If the jelly cranberry sauce that comes in a can (the one you slice) gives you the heebie-jeebies (yaay, I finally used that word in a post!) like it does me, you definitely want to try my homemade version, which is savory, sweet and so easy to make. November 23 is Eat a Cranberry Day, but I wanted to share this recipe before Thanksgiving. Now you have no excuse to suffer through the canned stuff. Plus, fresh cranberries are on sale everywhere.

This recipe is based loosely on a cranberry chutney I recently helped make in a cooking class I took at Revolution in Durham (I’ll be posting about that fun and wonderful  adventure soon.) Executive Chef Jim Anile didn’t have recipes for anything we made that day, so I’m just taking some of his ingredients and adding some of my own. The result? Awesome!

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Food of the Month, November 2012: Cranberry Sauce, Homemade of Course

If the jelly cranberry sauce that comes in a can (the one you slice) gives you the heebie-jeebies (yaay, I finally used that word in a post!) like it does me, you definitely want to try my homemade version, which is savory, sweet and so easy to make. November 23 is Eat a Cranberry Day, but I wanted to share this recipe before Thanksgiving. Now you have no excuse to suffer through the canned stuff. Plus, fresh cranberries are on sale everywhere.

This recipe is based loosely on a cranberry chutney I recently helped make in a cooking class I took at Revolution in Durham (I’ll be posting about that fun and wonderful  adventure soon.) Executive Chef Jim Anile didn’t have recipes for anything we made that day, so I’m just taking some of his ingredients and adding some of my own. The result? Awesome!

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Food of the Month, November 2012: Cranberry Sauce, Homemade of Course

If the jelly cranberry sauce that comes in a can (the one you slice) gives you the heebie-jeebies (yaay, I finally used that word in a post!) like it does me, you definitely want to try my homemade version, which is savory, sweet and so easy to make. November 23 is Eat a Cranberry Day, but I wanted to share this recipe before Thanksgiving. Now you have no excuse to suffer through the canned stuff. Plus, fresh cranberries are on sale everywhere.

This recipe is based loosely on a cranberry chutney I recently helped make in a cooking class I took at Revolution in Durham (I’ll be posting about that fun and wonderful  adventure soon.) Executive Chef Jim Anile didn’t have recipes for anything we made that day, so I’m just taking some of his ingredients and adding some of my own. The result? Awesome!

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Food of the Month, November 2012: Cranberry Sauce, Homemade of Course

If the jelly cranberry sauce that comes in a can (the one you slice) gives you the heebie-jeebies (yaay, I finally used that word in a post!) like it does me, you definitely want to try my homemade version, which is savory, sweet and so easy to make. November 23 is Eat a Cranberry Day, but I wanted to share this recipe before Thanksgiving. Now you have no excuse to suffer through the canned stuff. Plus, fresh cranberries are on sale everywhere.

This recipe is based loosely on a cranberry chutney I recently helped make in a cooking class I took at Revolution in Durham (I’ll be posting about that fun and wonderful  adventure soon.) Executive Chef Jim Anile didn’t have recipes for anything we made that day, so I’m just taking some of his ingredients and adding some of my own. The result? Awesome!

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Food of the Month, November 2012: Cranberry Sauce, Homemade of Course

If the jelly cranberry sauce that comes in a can (the one you slice) gives you the heebie-jeebies (yaay, I finally used that word in a post!) like it does me, you definitely want to try my homemade version, which is savory, sweet and so easy to make. November 23 is Eat a Cranberry Day, but I wanted to share this recipe before Thanksgiving. Now you have no excuse to suffer through the canned stuff. Plus, fresh cranberries are on sale everywhere.

This recipe is based loosely on a cranberry chutney I recently helped make in a cooking class I took at Revolution in Durham (I’ll be posting about that fun and wonderful  adventure soon.) Executive Chef Jim Anile didn’t have recipes for anything we made that day, so I’m just taking some of his ingredients and adding some of my own. The result? Awesome!

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Food of the Month, November 2012: Cranberry Sauce, Homemade of Course

If the jelly cranberry sauce that comes in a can (the one you slice) gives you the heebie-jeebies (yaay, I finally used that word in a post!) like it does me, you definitely want to try my homemade version, which is savory, sweet and so easy to make. November 23 is Eat a Cranberry Day, but I wanted to share this recipe before Thanksgiving. Now you have no excuse to suffer through the canned stuff. Plus, fresh cranberries are on sale everywhere.

This recipe is based loosely on a cranberry chutney I recently helped make in a cooking class I took at Revolution in Durham (I’ll be posting about that fun and wonderful  adventure soon.) Executive Chef Jim Anile didn’t have recipes for anything we made that day, so I’m just taking some of his ingredients and adding some of my own. The result? Awesome!

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Food of the Month, October 2012: Potatoes

National Potato Day is October 27th, and I could celebrate it in so many ways. What a versatile food – potatoes can be baked, fried, boiled, roasted, grilled or sautéed. You can use them in casseroles, soups, stews, hashes, chowders, salads, etc. Some of my favorite potato dishes include potato chips, baked potatoes, stuffed potatoes, hash browns, potato skins, potato pancakes, gnocchi, tater tots, potato salad, mashed potatoes with gravy, scalloped potatoes, French fries – the list goes on and on and on!

I decided to make scalloped potatoes with onions and three cheeses to celebrate National Potato Day. As usual, sharp cheddar and Parmesan cheese were part of the dish, but this time I also added some Asiago cheese to give it some zing. Brad called these scalloped potatoes decadent and I definitely agreed – they were rich, creamy and cheesy – the perfect comfort food!

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Food of the Month, October 2012: Potatoes

National Potato Day is October 27th, and I could celebrate it in so many ways. What a versatile food – potatoes can be baked, fried, boiled, roasted, grilled or sautéed. You can use them in casseroles, soups, stews, hashes, chowders, salads, etc. Some of my favorite potato dishes include potato chips, baked potatoes, stuffed potatoes, hash browns, potato skins, potato pancakes, gnocchi, tater tots, potato salad, mashed potatoes with gravy, scalloped potatoes, French fries – the list goes on and on and on!

I decided to make scalloped potatoes with onions and three cheeses to celebrate National Potato Day. As usual, sharp cheddar and Parmesan cheese were part of the dish, but this time I also added some Asiago cheese to give it some zing. Brad called these scalloped potatoes decadent and I definitely agreed – they were rich, creamy and cheesy – the perfect comfort food!

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Food of the Month, October 2012: Potatoes

National Potato Day is October 27th, and I could celebrate it in so many ways. What a versatile food – potatoes can be baked, fried, boiled, roasted, grilled or sautéed. You can use them in casseroles, soups, stews, hashes, chowders, salads, etc. Some of my favorite potato dishes include potato chips, baked potatoes, stuffed potatoes, hash browns, potato skins, potato pancakes, gnocchi, tater tots, potato salad, mashed potatoes with gravy, scalloped potatoes, French fries – the list goes on and on and on!

I decided to make scalloped potatoes with onions and three cheeses to celebrate National Potato Day. As usual, sharp cheddar and Parmesan cheese were part of the dish, but this time I also added some Asiago cheese to give it some zing. Brad called these scalloped potatoes decadent and I definitely agreed – they were rich, creamy and cheesy – the perfect comfort food!

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Food of the Month, October 2012: Potatoes

National Potato Day is October 27th, and I could celebrate it in so many ways. What a versatile food – potatoes can be baked, fried, boiled, roasted, grilled or sautéed. You can use them in casseroles, soups, stews, hashes, chowders, salads, etc. Some of my favorite potato dishes include potato chips, baked potatoes, stuffed potatoes, hash browns, potato skins, potato pancakes, gnocchi, tater tots, potato salad, mashed potatoes with gravy, scalloped potatoes, French fries – the list goes on and on and on!

I decided to make scalloped potatoes with onions and three cheeses to celebrate National Potato Day. As usual, sharp cheddar and Parmesan cheese were part of the dish, but this time I also added some Asiago cheese to give it some zing. Brad called these scalloped potatoes decadent and I definitely agreed – they were rich, creamy and cheesy – the perfect comfort food!

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