Entree

Grilled Three-Cheese with Tomato, Basil, & Honey

Grilled Three-Cheese with Tomato, Basil, & Honey

Posted by Anthony on May 8, 2016 in Entree


Serves: 2

Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

For Mother’s Day this year, I wanted to treat my wife to something extra special. One of her favorites is the Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich from Café Muse in Royal Oak, Michigan. Their sandwich first received national attention being featured in a 2008 Esquire Magazine article about the “best sandwiches in America”, was later featured on Oprah in a “sandwich showdown”, and has been named as the “best grilled cheese sandwich in Metro Detroit” (Detroit Free Press) and “one of the perfect grilled cheese sandwiches in America” (Reader’s Digest). Unfortunately, trying to get a reservation at the renowned Café Muse on Mother’s Day is near impossible, so instead, I decided to make it at home for us to enjoy. The end result was absolutely delicious, and is most definitely a recipe I’ll be making many more times to come. If you’re a fan of grilled cheese, do yourself a favor and make this recipe soon. You’ll be glad you did!

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Ratatouille with Garden Risotto

Ratatouille with Garden Risotto

Posted by Anthony on April 25, 2016 in Entree


Serves: 4-6

Time: 30 min (active); 45 min (inactive)

Difficulty: Medium

This past weekend, after seeing a post on Facebook for DIY: Create Remy’s Ratatouille, I was inspired to make myself some homemade Ratatouille, and because I’m a bit of a food and movie geek, I decided to pair it with a screening of the Pixar movie Ratatouille. Luckily, my wife indulged me in this potentially silly “Ratatouille Night”.

The dish itself is simple enough, consisting of baking sliced veggies along with some tomato sauce. To add a bit more substance to the meal, I decided to serve the Ratatouille atop my favorite homemade Garden Risotto recipe from Food Network’s Ellie Krieger. The end result was healthy, flavorful, and outright delicious — and a perfect pairing for watching the movie!

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Ricotta & Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Ricotta & Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Posted by Anthony on April 23, 2016 in Entree


Serves: 2

Time: 30 min.

Difficulty: Easy

A few weeks ago, my wife shared a link with me for a recipe for Hasselback Chicken, asking if I could make it for her some time. So, the other night, I decided to give it a whirl for her. Being a vegetarian, I didn’t actually get to taste the result of my labor, but she told me that it was quite delicious, and a dish worth making again. I paired this recipe with some fettuccini tossed in a spinach and artichoke sauce, as well as a small side salad. If you’re a fan of cheese and only like spinach when it’s cooked, you should really give this recipe a try. I think you’ll like it!

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Cauliflower Pasta and Cheese al Forno

Cauliflower Pasta and Cheese al Forno

Posted by Anthony on April 19, 2016 in Entree


Serves: 6-8

Time: 20 min (active); 20-25 min (inactive)

Difficulty: Easy

The other night I wanted to try a new recipe, and was jonesing for some cauliflower. My cousin shared a Cauliflower Mac n Cheese recipe from the My Fitness Pal blog. With a few minor modifications to the original recipe, I ended up with a delicious and healthy result that I highly suggest you make. If you love “mac and cheese”, I see no reason why you won’t love this even more!

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Muffin Tin Lasagnas

Muffin Tin Lasagnas

Posted by Anthony on February 17, 2016 in Entree


Serves: 6

Time: 20 min (active); 25 min (inactive)

Difficulty: Easy

On a recent trip to visit my sister and her family, my wife and I were treated to a delightful array of meals. I had the pleasure of helping with most of the meals, both because I enjoy cooking, as well as to help alleviate the burden of cooking for a group of 9. On the very first night we were there, she made us this recipe for Muffin Tin Lasagnas, which is a hands-down winner of a recipe. It’s simple to make, tastes absolutely delicious, and is a quick-and-easy go-to recipe for both an entrée or a side dish. It’s also a wonderful dish to serve when you want or need to use different ingredients for different people, like making half with a meat filling and half with veggies, thereby catering to both vegetarians (like me) and non-vegetarians at the same time. If you’re a fan of lasagna, you must try this recipe. You’ll be glad you did!

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