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Spaghetti with a Cheesy Tomato and Garlic Sauce

Spaghetti with a Cheesy Tomato and Garlic Sauce

This recipe is so simple. Pasta, oil, garlic, tomatoes, cheese, and seasoning. It tastes similar to a mac and cheese, just a little more sophisticated. The recipe takes a little under 20 minutes to prepare, so it has been a go-to favorite of ours for the last little while.

Creamy Havarti Pasta with Mushrooms and Cauliflower

Creamy Havarti Pasta with Mushrooms and Cauliflower

The recipe that I am excited to share today is a creamy Roth Chipotle Havarti pasta with fried cauliflower, mushrooms, red pepper, and tomatoes. The kind folks at Roth Cheese sent me over some of their cheeses to try and I was particularly fond of their Chipotle Havarti.

Cherry Tomato and Halloumi Salad with Fresh Herbs

Cherry Tomato and Halloumi Salad with Fresh Herbs

After my enthusiastic purchase of many tomatoes,  I decided to snack on the first pint while standing at my new kitchen island with some sliced aged cheddar and a 1/2 empty bottle of rose. Alright fine, there were chips as well. I used the second pint of cherry tomatoes in this delicious seared halloumi salad with fresh herbs.

Cheesy Potato, Corn, and Zucchini Galette

Cheesy Potato, Corn, and Zucchini Galette

I managed to pull off making another meal using the grill because it is still hot outside. I went to the market today and bought every variety of produce I could find - corn, cherries, zucchini, peaches, raspberries, mushrooms, potatoes etc. I'd been wanting to make a savory galette for a few days now, but contemplated the appropriate techniques for using the grill.

Tangy Beets with Fennel, Walnuts, and Chevre

Tangy Beets with Fennel, Walnuts, and Chevre

Honestly, I'd love to say that I made this recipe through trial and error. That I had been slaving over the stove, testing and re-testing beets forever, but the truth is, I bought some beets, boiled, removed the peels, cut into wedges, added a few ingredients to a pot: vinegar, sugar, cloves, cinnamon, and salt. The whole thing just seemed to work out. The only comparison I have to anything better than good is my grandmothers pickled beets, and I wouldn't want to say that they are better, but they do come pretty close.

grilled cheese with fig preserve, apple, and pumpkin seeds

grilled cheese with fig preserve, apple, and pumpkin seeds

The key to perfecting any dish is learning the techniques and choosing good quality ingredients. A crusty sourdough loaf, and a good sharp cheddar. What we don't want to see is a 'Wonder Bread' grilled cheese with Kraft singles slices. I just can't, I just won't.