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I am a member of the Cabot Cheese Board – a proud and happy member, at that, and the recipe I’m sharing today for Au Gratin Potatoes came from them. Every once in a while, they send me cheese in the mail. Recently, they sent me a copy of their brand new cookbook. They told me that if I wanted to do a giveaway of their cookbook on my blog, that they would supply the winner of my giveaway with a cookbook and a gift box of cheese. (Apart from that, I have received no compensation for this post…and…as ALWAYS…all opinions are my own.)
But here’s the deal: I love Cabot Cheese.
I love sharing good things with my friends.
Hence, this post.
Normally, I share a complete recipe when I write a post, but in this instance, they asked me to link you to the recipe on their website. For the sake of someone winning the cookbook, and a box of Cabot Cheddar, I”m down with that.
I did tinker with their recipe just a touch, when I tried it. I had put too much of my cheddar into the sauce I made and hadn’t left enough to top the potatoes, so I opened my cheese drawer, and found a LOVELY package of Gruyère. (Cabot makes a cheddar, by the way, called Alpine Cheddar, that reminds me a lot of Gruyère. So, if I were to prepare this again, I’d probably plan on topping it with their Alpine Cheddar, because I adore that nutty flavor!)
And while their recipe calls for a type of beer called a Stout, all we had was a dark Porter, so, I used that. It was delicious.
A simple click on the following link will take you to the entire recipe, on the Cabot website.
Echo Farm’s Au Gratin Potatoes with Cheddar-Stout Sauce
But don’t leave here before you leave me a comment on this post. If you leave a comment, you’ll be entered for a chance to win your own copy of Cabot’s new cookbook, and a gift box of Cabot Cheese for yourself.
I don’t know about you, but I love a good cookbook!
Cookbooks hold a world of possibilities and potential dreams. When I open one, for that moment, at least, I am the master of my fate (and my family’s fate) and I get to choose what gifts of goodness it might please me to bestow upon those I love. Good food IS a gift of love – it’s a gift that we can use to bring joy and comfort into the lives of those we care about.
And if this recipe is any measure of the quality of the rest of the recipes contained in that cookbook, it’s a cookbook you’ll really enjoy owning, and using. At Cabot, they describe it as being filled with simple, wholesome dishes from America’s best dairy farms.
So, to leave me a comment, and be entered to win Cabot’s cookbook, and a lovely gift box of cheese, just answer this question:
What’s your favorite cookbook?
(THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, and the winner has been notified. Thanks to all who entered!)