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Sassy Bacon Jam

Bacon is one of heaven's finest gifts. Real bacon, not turkey bacon, and do not even think of vegan bacon, although, if you must, I won't judge. The image of bacon sizzling in a skillet on a Sunday morning says, "Ahh, it's Sunday." When you add a little cayenne, this bacon jam becomes very sassy! Jam conjures up images of sweet and sticky jars of fruit. Slightly burned toast that my Gramma Amelia made with her favorite jam or jelly.…

Cheese Heals

Cheese Heals: The French cheese Mimolette

If you are in search of a smooth and subtle compliment for the weekend’s charcuterie board, you may wish to consider Mimolette. Once again, I found this cheese hidden in the vast Wegmans cheese department, and it caught my eye. At 110 calories per ounce and a price point of $17.99 per pound, I took home a small piece for $3.24. I am not sure I would spend the 110 calories per serving. My cheese cave has been home to more…

Italian Summer Salad

The perfect WFH summer salad

Working from home (WFH) is not for everyone, yet so many have been thrown into this new work environment. It is estimated that over 67% of new WFH employees do not have a home office set up or any home office equipment. This new world presents a challenge and challenges can be stressful.  Stressful feelings lead to mindless snacking and poor food choices. (Of course, cheese does not now, or will it ever fall into the poor choice food category.)…

Happy Goats!

Cheese Heals: Drunken Goat- cheese soaked in wine!

What could be better than a slice of cheese humbled with an underlying hint of wine? Not too much. The Drunken Goat, or Queso de Murcia al Vino D.O.P is an understated and often overlooked cheese from Spain. A semi soft goat cheese bathed in red wine, it is must try for any experienced cheese lover or for the novice branching away from plain old Cheddar. According to my friends at Wegmans, this Charcuterie staple weighs in at 110 calories…

Pizza Recipes In Niskayuna NY

Black garlic? Oh yes, and it is amazing on pizza!

Ok, let me just tell say, “Holy cow!” Black garlic is smooth and intriguing. “Black garlic is sweet meets savory, a perfect mix of molasses-like richness and tangy garlic undertones. It has a tender, almost jelly-like texture with a melt-in-your-mouth consistency similar to a soft dried fruit.” (blackgarlic.com) Cutting open the head of black garlic for the first time, I was unsure what I was going to find. To my surprise, the garlic cloves were soft, smooth, and without that…