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Beer Cheese

It’s been a while since we’ve had a German-themed night, but every now and then I have a craving for Beer Cheese. This finger-licking recipe is fantastic for potlucks…or just for yourself to smother on anything and everything. INGREDIENTS: 3 Tbsp unsalted buuter 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour 0.5 cup beer (lager) 1 cup whole milkContinue reading “Beer Cheese”


Korean Corn Cheese

Whenever we eat Korean food, we love having Korean Corn Cheese as a side dish. Beware though, it’s sinfully delicious! INGREDIENTS: 1 can sweet corn Salt 1 Tbsp unsalted butter 3 Tbsp mayonnaise 1 Tbsp sugar 5-6 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded INSTRUCTIONS: Drain off excess water from the can of corn. In a frying pan,Continue reading “Korean Corn Cheese”


I love Lasagna and I could literally eat a whole pan. The best part is it’s very easy to make, especially if you get “no boil” lasagna noodles. INGREDIENTS Ground meat (you can substitute vegetarian options here too) 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 14.5-oz can stewed tomatoes, chopped 1 8-oz jarContinue reading “Lasagna”

Marmite Meatball Pasta

I was recently introduced to Marmite, which is a spread made from yeast extract. It’s typically found in the UK and is analogous to Vegemite from Australia. This “umami paste” can be used over toast or as flavoring to dishes. Connie has been raving about it cooked in pasta, so we added a few ingredientsContinue reading “Marmite Meatball Pasta”

Honey Roasted Figs with Feta and Balsamic Glaze

I have a nice view of our backyard from our Brain Sanctuary (aka study room), and I can see new leaves on our fig tree coming in. Hopefully we will have a bountiful harvest again this year. Last year I had to start getting creative with the figs, and one of my favorite appetizers wasContinue reading “Honey Roasted Figs with Feta and Balsamic Glaze”