Cheryl Dishes

Wild Mushroom, Goat Cheese & Olive Stuffed Chicken Breast

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Posted on March 07, 2014

Although they are a luxury item of us, boneless chicken breasts make for an easy and elegant meal. We enjoy them pounded flat, dipped in flour, egg and crumbs and fried to a delicate brown

French Toast

Stuffed French Toast

Posted on March 05, 2014

When our family was young, one treat we all enjoyed was brunch at Jasmine’s, a local restaurant in Orono. Dressed in our Sunday best, we’d all crowd around the table, ordering a variety of items

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Posted on February 28, 2014

On one of my recent road trips to Aroostook County, I listened to radio program on the preparation of Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Gnocchi, (pronounced NOH kee), is Italian for dumplings and they are traditionally made

Red Salmon

Red Gold

Posted on February 19, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to view the documentary “Red Gold”, hosted by Penobscot East Resource Center of Stonington and Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay. Set in the wilds of Bristol Bay, Alaska, this film

Apple Broccoli Salad

Apple & Broccoli Salad

Posted on February 12, 2014

This is the time of year when my culinary creativity begins to lack luster; the root vegetables seem boring, the squashes are turning soft, and nothing in the freezer is appealing. Determined to spark my

Carrots are Tops!

Posted on February 05, 2014

Carrots are an excellent winter keeper, and many farms in Maine, like King Hill Farm and Horsepower Farm offer them for sale all year. So before you reach for that bag of limp, tasteless carrots

“Superbowl” Fudgy Brownies

“Superbowl” Fudgy Brownies

Posted on January 29, 2014

My contribution to the Super Bowl feasting on Sunday will be a plate of “health” food: rich, dense, fudgy, and packed with iron, magnesium, and antioxidants. The secret ingredient to my health food is cacao

Rustic Apple Tart

Art of the Tart

Posted on January 23, 2014

Need an elegant, quick and easy dessert? Rustic apple tarts are a good choice, and the secret ingredient is a commercially prepared puff pastry. In less than an hour, you can prepare, bake and serve

Caramelized Onion & Squash Pizza

Caramelized Onion & Squash Pizza

Posted on January 15, 2014

Caramelizing onions, a process of slowly cooking them in olive oil or butter until they are richly browned, is a relatively simple way to pull out delicious flavors from a very basic ingredient. Start by

Buy Fresh, Buy Local

Posted on January 09, 2014

What does the new year hold for those of us foodies, localvores and wicked good eaters? After surfing the clouds, reading magazines and studying consumers, these are my predictions for the food trends that seem

Cheryl heads to root cellar

Root of the Matter

Posted on January 09, 2014

This is the season of the roots; root vegetables, that is. To access our winter produce, I pop open a trap door in the kitchen floor and climb down the 4-foot ladder into the corner

Chick Pea Stew

Chorizo & Chickpea Stew

Posted on January 08, 2014

Our recent spell of wintery weather has certain advantages, as being housebound allows one the opportunity cook more. The warmth and heat from the oven and the savory aromas of a pot of soup bubbling

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