Cheryl Dishes

Classic Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Comfort Food for Frosty Nights

Posted on January 23, 2015

There are some winter nights that just beg for comfort food, and for me, anything with potatoes always work.

Chicken Parmesan Quesadillas

Viva Quesadillas!

Posted on January 14, 2015

Always searching for new recipes ideas, a special on a restaurant blackboard caught me eye, and inspired me to create this recipe for Chicken Parmesan Quesadillas. Our family loves quesadillas. They are a quick and

Carrot Applesauce Cake

Let Them Eat Healthier Cake!

Posted on January 07, 2015

Like most Americans, after the excess indulging of the holiday season, in January I resolve to be more mindful of my calories and health. I know the key to maintaining a healthy body and mind

Food Trends for 2015

Posted on December 31, 2014

What does the New Year hold for us foodies, committed localvores or just plain good eaters? I love perusing food magazines, surfing the web, studying restaurant menus and watching consumers for ideas of what may

Peas for the New Year!

Ring in 2015 with Hoppin’ John!

Posted on December 30, 2014

According to many cultural traditions, New Year’s Day supper will bring you good fortune in the year to come. Traditions vary by culture, but there are pockets of striking similarities and six major foods: grapes,

Santa serving holiday Sugar Cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Posted on December 17, 2014

As a nutritionist I’m really concerned about Santa’s health. He may have a bunch of talented elves, but someone has to do the heavy thinking.

Decorated Cheese Ball

Posted on December 10, 2014

When my family was younger, the holiday season inspired many days happily cooking away in the kitchen preparing gifts for teachers, swim coaches, debate teams and others. The house would be filled with the heavenly

Martha's Haddock Chowder

Chowder Power

Posted on December 03, 2014

Chowder is such a comforting food. Traditionally a dish for the working class and fishing people, New England style chowda, is believed to have originated in Newfoundland. In those days, Breton fisherman would throw a

Turkey and Wild Rice Salad

Posted on November 26, 2014

Turkey is such versatile meat; high in nutrients, and easy to use to create delicious encore meals. Once the meat has been picked from the bone, be sure to save the carcass of the bird.

Cranberry Applesauce Bars

It’s the Season… Almost

Posted on November 12, 2014

With the holiday season approaching, I’m scouting for quick, easy and healthy snacks that I can bake to share.

Italian Fish Stew

Posted on November 05, 2014

Fish soup is one of the most ancient dishes of the Mediterranean, and every coastal town has its own traditional version.


A Word on ‘Shrooms

Posted on October 29, 2014

Early Greeks and Romans are believed to be among the first cultivators of mushrooms, using them in a wide variety of savory dishes.

Slow Cook and Savor Rabbit

Slow Cook and Savor Rabbit

Posted on October 21, 2014

Since raising rabbits is an important component of our organic farm plan for building the soil, rabbit is quite often on the menu at our house.

Lobster Cheesecake

Say Cheesecake, Lobster That Is

Posted on October 08, 2014

Every month, I have the opportunity to showcase the delicious Maine foods in season and cook a meal for 200 folks.

VegetableVegatable Stew

Saluting the Season’s Harvest

Posted on October 03, 2014

I love the autumn season, especially just before the first frost. Nature puts on her most glorious show of beauty.

The Grand Aioli

Posted on September 24, 2014

There are many characteristics about French cuisine that I deeply admire, and one of them is the Grand Aioli.

One of Maine's summer delights, wild Maine blueberries.

Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Posted on September 17, 2014

Who doesn’t love a muffin? Fragrant and steaming from the oven, a freshly baked muffin elevates eggs at breakfast to a literal feast. Muffins are a delicious match for the morning coffee break, and a

Salad Toasted Sesame Maple Dressing

Toasted Sesame & Maple Dressing

Posted on September 10, 2014

There is a new affection in my life; rich and buttery, fragrant and seductive, I’m in love with Toasted Sesame and Maple Dressing. The affair first started with a simple noodle salad marketed by the

Fresh Peaches

It’s Peachy!

Posted on September 03, 2014

The peach season is here! My husband jokes I need a bumper sticker warning that I brake quickly for fresh peaches! Right behind apples and oranges, peaches are the third most popular fruit in America.

Summer Salad

Green Bean & Tomato Salad

Posted on August 27, 2014

We seem to be swimming in beans these days. The vines continue to grow upward, like Jack’s beanstalk, the white and bright red blossoms relentlessly visited by buzzing pollinators, with both pencil thin and plump

Oat and Corn Waffles

My Summertime B&B

Posted on August 20, 2014

Like many Maine families, our home becomes a “bed and breakfast” during the summer time. Friends and relatives all want to visit our beautiful state, enjoy the sunny days and balmy nights. August becomes a

Cucumbers on the vine

Cucumbers & Soup — A perfect pair

Posted on August 13, 2014

Savory soup, brimming with flavor and garden-fresh vegetables, is easy to prepare and satisfying to the soul. It’s a great pick-me-up, a civilized way to start a meal, or an elegant finale when served as

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