Cheryl Dishes

Old Friends: Easy Chocolate Mousse

Posted on April 17, 2019

When I visit my cookbook assortment seeking culinary inspiration, the nearly 100 year-old Girl Scout chant sung around the campfire, “Make new friends, but keep the old.  One is silver and the other gold,” reminds

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Posted on April 03, 2019

Do you ever get a hankering for certain foods, like a cup of steaming hot soup on a cold and drizzly day, the silky smooth and rich taste of chocolate ice cream, the salty crunch

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Squash Soufflé

Posted on March 21, 2019

The elegant, puffed and golden soufflé is considered the prima donna of the culinary world. The classic egg at its magnificent best: golden yolks enriching a delicious savory or sweet base sauce, and stiffly beaten

Buttermilk Bread

Posted on March 06, 2019

In her book, “The Laurel’s Kitchen Bread Book”, Laurel Robertson writes, “the very best way to learn to bake bread is to bake often, alongside someone who is really good at it, with lots of

Black Bean Burgers

Posted on February 20, 2019

This is the time of year when I get a hankering for beans; black turtle beans, white, oval-shaped cannellini beans, deep red kidney beans, brown Swedish beans, ivory white Great Northern Beans, any bean will

Maine Corn Chowder, deconstructed

Posted on February 06, 2019

In the book “Cooking Down East”, Marjorie Standish shares a historical note in her preface to the recipe for Maine Corn Chowder:  “Do you feel a surge of pride when you open Maine canned corn? 

Go Wild! Jazz up meatballs with blueberry dipping sauce

Posted on January 23, 2019

I’m coming down the home stretch in my resolution to discover, test, develop and taste thirty-one wild blueberry recipes. My family and friends have sampled a wide range of delicious and some not-so-tasty creations with

Food Trends for 2019

Posted on January 09, 2019

New Year’s resolutions, a tradition that dates back to Babylonian time when humans made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts, has evolved

Lentil & Ham Soup

Posted on December 26, 2018

Although a glass of champagne at midnight and a kiss may be the way most Americans celebrate the New Year, people around the world enjoy a variety of traditional food customs.  Special cakes and breads,

Smoked Lobster Mac & Cheese Bites

Posted on December 12, 2018

Our daughter Emily and son-in-law Kent are hosting their first holiday party in their new home in Dryden, New York.   Excited to receive the invitation, I texted Emily our reply.  “What do you want me

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Posted on November 28, 2018

My Meyer’s lemon tree is in full regalia, with star shaped white blossoms filling the house with a sweet, heady fragrance. Since moving my plant inside for the winter, the five lemons on the tree

Winter Squash

Posted on November 14, 2018

I love winter squash; moist, rich, and hearty, packed with vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. Native to the Americas for over seven thousand years, winter squashes and pumpkins were an unknown vegetable to the early European

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