Au Gratin Potatoes with Cheddar Stout Sauce

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 […]


Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Apple Butter

As you know, I’m a complete cheese-hound. Cabot Cheddar Cheese is my favorite cheddar, and I love to use it to make grilled cheese sandwiches. But I’m also a strong devotee of Cook’s Illustrated, and the other day on their site, I saw a recipe for a sandwich called a Grown-Up Grilled Cheese. They mixed […]


Loaded Baked Potato Leek Soup with Bacon

    Loaded Baked Potato Leek Soup with Bacon can bring any hungry tummy, and soul,  good cheer. But what about good luck? Have you ever heard this traditional St. Patrick’s Day phrase? “The Luck of the Irish”. It hit me this morning as I was planning this post, that we Irish, as a people, […]