Posts Tagged‘cheese’

Fondue Party

An Easy Fondue for Entertaining and My Favorite Chickpeas

Is there anything better than a cheese dip?  I think not!  One of my very favorite restaurants is The Melting Pot but we live nearly two hours from the closest one.  I also am always sad that the fondues I want to try inevitably have alcohol in them.  Recently we were having some family members over to watch a football game and I thought what could be better than having a fondue party?!  That way I could completely control what went into the dip and it would be a great way to use of a bunch of bits and pieces…

Tartine with Honey Creme, Chevre and Za’atar

  See that? It’s probably one of the most recognizable symbols around the world. I’ve always dreamed of the day I made it to France to see L’tour Eiffel up close and personal. On our way to Morocco we had a 13 hour layover in Paris and there was no chance we were spending it in the airport. (I’m going to do another post at some point talking about long layovers and how to spend them out of the airport.)  There were three things that I needed to do in Paris.   1. Eat a great lunch   2. See…

baked puffs

Cheesy Puffy Appetizers

One thing this Ramadan has brought for me is the testing out of several new appetizers.  I’ll admit my repetoire in this department is limited but luckily I’ve tried several new things.  I’m going to be posting several of them over the next few days.  First up is a cheesy puffy appetizer.  I originally saw the idea for this recipe from Christine at Moroccan Food on About.com.  I didn’t have the time or energy to make the dough from scratch — enter puff pastry.  Normally I don’t buy this because it’s kind of pricy but sometimes the price outweighs the…

Lindsay Olives Summer Party

This is an exciting week for me and MarocMama, it’s a full week of olive love!  It should come as no surprise to many that we eat a lot of olives. Morocco is well known for their olives and olive oil.  I always come home with kilos of them in my suitcase.  But they only last so long.  My go-to olives have always been the Lindsay brand, just like they were for my mom and grandma.  I didn’t even realize until I was a grown-up and doing my own shopping that there was another brand of olives!  So when  I…

pudgy pie

Blueberry Cheese Pudgy Pies

Over the weekend we spent a lot of much needed time with family, enjoying each other and being outside.  I even took a technology break.  I rarely checked my phone, wasn’t emailing or checking in anywhere.  It really was a great vacation.  One of the things that we did was to visit my dad at his campsite.  MarocBaba is not a camper.  I’ve tried and tried to talk him into tenting but he refuses.  My dad doesn’t camp with a tent but a pretty nice camper, that includes beds, a kitchen and air conditioning.  Even with this he was pretty sure…

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The Wisconsin Dairy Breakfast

I’m letting you in on a little secret of mine.  I’ve never said where I live but today is the day.  I’ve called Wisconsin home most of my life except for a few years when we lived in Washington DC.  I didn’t always live in the same city and in fact the two cities I have lived in a very different.  While I grew up in a very rural part of northern WI where there were way more trees than farms my adult life took me to a much more agriculturally heavy part of the state.  This is where I…