Cheryl Dishes

Salad with Meatloaf and Mashed potato

Spinach and Warm Mushroom Salad

Posted on April 11, 2018

A recent field trip down the western side on Penobscot Bay to Portland convinced me that although the weather outside has been frightful, the longer days of spring mean more Maine produced food.  Chickens and

Spicy sweet potato sandwich plated

The Art of a Sandwich: Spicy Sweet Potato

Posted on March 21, 2018

The March issue of Bon Appetit magazine features several pages of finely crafted details from A to Z how to build a great sandwich. The architecture of a great sandwich makes it sing… the balance

Sweet Potato Muffins

Posted on March 07, 2018

I have an affinity for freshly baked muffins.  At the very inkling of dawn, I love to turn on the oven, assemble ingredients, and mix up a batch of muffins.   The kind of muffin varies,

Bolognese Meat Sauce

Posted on February 07, 2018

Every cuisine has its signature sauce, and the staple of northern Italy’s Bologna is a thick, full-bodied meat sauce.  Ragu, as the Bolognese call their celebrated sauce, is characterized by a mellow, gentle, comfortable flavor

This Super Bowl Go Wild!: with Maine wild blueberries

Posted on January 24, 2018

Maine wild blueberries are a superfood, and our family enjoys over 100 pounds of these tiny, intensely flavored, berries every year.  Packed with antioxidants, this blue food relieves the body from the oxidative stress of

Veggie Noodle Salad Bowl

Posted on January 10, 2018

In the depths of winter when we just don’t feel much like cooking, our household eating strategy is quite simple: Cook once.  Eat twice! When the inspiration to cook a meal strikes, I’m sure to

Curried Tomato & Lentil Soup

Posted on December 27, 2017

A whirlwind visit to Hong Kong and the rush of the holidays had me yearning for the comforts of food.  It had to be soup: simple, hot, fragrant, bone-building, spicy and creamy… a cup that

Baked Scallops in Mornay Sauce

Posted on December 13, 2017

There are dozens of delicious scallop casserole recipes, and Baked Scallops in Mornay Sauce is a family favorite.  Perfect for entertaining, this dish maybe assembled as early as a day in advance, and then cooked

Grammie Ro’s Plum Pudding

Posted on November 29, 2017

Every family has their culinary Christmas traditions; the classic chocolate roll cake Buche de Noel, warm and fragrant mulled wine, spiced pfeffernusse cookies white with powdered sugar, crunchy, sweet Baklava, and savory morsels of Swedish

Broccoli Calzones

Posted on November 15, 2017

Since the “hurricane storm”, calzones, a half-moon shaped stuffed pie, have become a regular menu item in our house.  The dough, really just pizza dough, can be purchased at most markets in the frozen food

Maine Lobster & Corn Chowder

Posted on November 01, 2017

There’s nothing like a driving rain and gale force winds to stimulate one’s appetite for a hot chowder. Just imagine the comfort of wrapping your hand around a warm mug and inhaling the earthy, steamy

Roasted Cauliflower with Buffalo Hot Sauce

Posted on October 18, 2017

There are many legends in the foodie world, and one of them is Buffalo Wings.  Born in 1964, this popular bar – food of chicken wings in a greasy, finger- staining, spicy sauce was the

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