Cheryl Dishes

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

Roasted Hen Of The Woods Mushroom

Posted on October 31, 2018

If you are fortunate enough to stumble across a large, grey-brown or tan mushroom with clusters that resemble the florets of cauliflower under the base of a very large and old Oak tree, call me!  

The Best Brownies Ever

Posted on October 17, 2018

My friend Oscar Turner makes the very best brownies; thick, dense and chewy with a triple chocolate punch and packed with savory, chopped nuts.  The perfect afternoon snack, and a great addition to the lunchbox,

thai basil eggplant spread

Thai Basil Roasted Eggplant Spread

Posted on October 03, 2018

Eggplant is such an interesting vegetable, although botanically speaking it specifically is a fruit, With deep purple, white or mottled glossy, thick skins and interesting shapes, eggplant is the staple of many vegetarian diets. Eggplants

Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Posted on September 19, 2018

Tomatoes are a beautiful fruit. I love their bright colors; light pink, cherry red, golden orange and sunny yellow.  My culinary heart skips a beat at the sight of beautifully hued tomatoes all decked out

Peach Upside Down Tart

Posted on September 05, 2018

Our family loves fresh peaches, and we eagerly await the all-too-short fresh peach season  here in Maine.  A fruit native to China that migrated to New England via Persia, the peach tree needs some fairly

Cherly & Chef Paul Bocuse

Do you know Ratatouille?

Posted on August 22, 2018

Ratatouille, ( ra-tuh-TOO-ee), is a delightful animated Disney film released in 2007 about a gifted French rat named Remy with highly developed senses of smell and taste who dreams of becoming a chef. Remy’s signature

Deb’s Favorite Refrigerator Pickles

Posted on August 08, 2018

“When cucumbers in the garden are ready, we cover the whole patch each time (we pick them), picking all cucumbers of eating and pickling size and larger. They are then sorted into gherkin, dill chunk,

Lobster cakes plated

Maine Lobster Cakes – The Taste of Maine Summer

Posted on July 18, 2018

I love a good fish cake, crab cake, even clam cake. There’s something so sensuous about biting through a crispy crust into a tender morsel infused with delicate flavor. Smear it with a good tartar

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