Insalata Caprese I
This tastes like the salad that is served at a famous Italian restaurant chain in my area. It's perfect with fresh loaf of crusty bread. For the best flavor be sure to use fresh whole-milk mozzarella it puts the packaged varieties to shame. You can find fresh mozzarella in Italian delis, gourmet markets, cheese shops and some grocery stores.
Yummy Artichoke Dip
Mmm-Mmm good! Generous amounts of cream cheese and Parmesan cheese make this artichoke dip a sure crowd-pleaser. Serve with corn chips. Substitute chopped jalapeño peppers for the green chiles if you dare.
Cheese's Baked Macaroni and Cheese
I got this recipe from my sister, whom I nicknamed Cheese when we were little girls. Now that we're adults, the name still sticks and my children call her Auntie Cheese. Needless to say, with a nickname like Cheese, her Baked Mac and Cheese is definitely the best around.
Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Bacon
Very intense, rich dish due to the sharpness of the cheeses melded with spicy, creamy, and tangy flavors.
Broccoli Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Potato Nugget Topping
I was feeling adventurous one day and wanted to try a non ooey and gooey kind of mac and cheese. This dish bakes up to be light and airy. Good way to add some veggies for the picky eaters in your family. You can also make it lower in fat by using skim milk and low fat cheeses. If you're feeling adventurous, there are many other things you could toss in here such as ham-diced and browned, left over sliced chicken, more potato nuggets or more bacon, spinach, or other veggies hanging out in the fridge that need to be used up.
Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese
This mac and cheese with cottage cheese is easily doubled for a potluck or family function. My whole family loves this recipe!
Marinated Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
This sweet and salty, melt-in-your-mouth appetizer is sure to please anyone!
Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders
These baked ham and cheese sliders are a quick and easy appetizer for any party.
The Best Smoked Salmon Spread
A delicious creamy, smokey dip for bagels, crackers, crudités, and more.