Roasted Asparagus, Blue Cheese and Soft Boiled Egg Salad


I bought two pounds of asparagus the other day with no real plans of what to do with it, which is really odd. I almost never buy perishable foods without a plan in mind. I also bought a huge tub of mixed greens to make salad so I thought I would try to find another…

Wedge Salad


In my opinion, iceberg lettuce gets a bad rap. I mean sure it’s supposed to be nearly nutritionally devoid, but yet it tastes so good. And it reminds me of my youth. As does romaine lettuce. So iceberg lettuce clearly has its place and one of those places is in a wedge salad. This recipe…

Herbed Quiche with Blue Cheese


I have what seems to be an endless amount of blue cheese in my refrigerator. I partially chipped away at one brick and have an entire untouched other brick in my fridge. I was looking for salad recipes that used blue cheese when I came across an interesting looking recipe for quiche at Emeril Lagasse’s…

Blueberry, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad


My aunt is in town for her first visit in about 8 or 9 years. She bought a giant tub of mixed greens when we were at Costco the other day, impressively, for $3.79. I happened to have two giant blocks of blue cheese in my fridge (also from Costco) and was on the look…

Factory Chopped Salad {copycat}


It’s been many years since I worked at the Cheesecake Factory but my love for their food remains. I can still picture the end of a night shift where another bartender and myself would perch in the paper room with a plateful of Factory Nachos and our favorite dessert to split, Fresh Strawberry Shortcake (extra…

Classic Cobb Salad


If ever there were a salad I could claim as my own, it would be the Cobb salad. And by “claim as my own” I mean it’s the only salad I continuously reach for. And by “continuously” I mean that I eat it a handful of times a year. at work when I forgot to…

Roasted Asparagus Bacon Blue Cheese Arugula Salad


This week I purchased a package of spinach, a package of arugula and a package of romaine lettuce with really nothing in mind with what to do with any of them besides the arugula. I intended to and succeeded in recreating a salad my sister made over Christmas.  I’m not sure about you but I…

Bacon Blue Cheese Roasted Tomato Grilled Sandwich


For reasons I don’t care to get into in this blog, I found myself needing to use up bacon I had cooked. My first thought was, of course, grilled cheese. I don’t have much cheese in my fridge at this point. Some Dubliner, which doesn’t melt well. Not enough Tillamook Colby-Jack to make a good…

Black and Blue Prime Rib Mac and Cheese


On Friday my coworkers and I were discussing our plans for the new year (you know, resolutions and such), and we discovered we all have the same idea – to eat better and exercise more. I know, I know. We aren’t very original. I’m sure 95% of the world has the same resolution and/or plans. While…

Blue Cheese and Bacon Scones


After a quick jaunt to the Oregon coast earlier this week where I ran into a pretty tasty Blue Cheese and Bacon Scone, I decided to try making them at home. I found what seemed like a good recipe at yankeemagazine.com. The recipe was perfect for me as I had some heavy cream I wanted…

Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms


Until I get a new lap top/fix my current laptop, my posts will be brief. I do not have the patience to one-finger type a long post on my iPad. My New Year’s Eve food tradition is Brie en Croute. However, after the success of the stuffed mushrooms from Christmas, I decided to add stuffed…

Artichoke Blue Cheese Spread


I have been slightly obsessed with blue cheese recently. Lots of people feel strongly about blue cheese, either hating or loving it. I have to admit that I was never overly fond of it until recent years. My first exposure to blue cheese was the dressing. I worked at The Cheesecake Factory for several years…

Blue Cheese Crusted Prime Rib


Prime Rib is a staple Christmas meal at the Benedict household. It’s served either for Christmas Eve at my Aunt Mary’s house or at Christmas dinner on my mom’s dinner table. This year my dad bought a four-pound roast for the two of us. After an exhausting 14-hour day in the kitchen the day before,…

Blue Cheese Topped Filet Mignon


After a night out on the town dining on Seafood Friday night in Houston, Darcy and I decided we wanted to stay in Saturday night and cook steaks. Our cut of choice was filet mignon – the tall round kind you usually get at a steak house. I’ve literally never grilled filet before so I…

Buffalo Chicken Calzone


I over estimated the amount of chicken needed for the Buffalo Chicken Pizza I made last week which meant it became the perfect time for me to use the pizza ingredients to make a calzone from my leftover bread dough from my Butter and Olive Oil Bread. You gotta be a Buffalo Wing lover to…

Buffalo Chicken Pizza


I have been wanting to make this pizza for quite some time now. I began collaborating recipe ideas with my coworker Micah about a week ago – it was his idea to do a ‘sauceless’ pizza. If you like buffalo wings, you’ll definitely like this pie. ingredients. 1 par-baked Extra-Thin Pizza Crust olive oil salt and…

Blue Cheese and Bacon Filled Gougères


When I made gougères a few weeks ago, upon first bite I immediately wished I had been more elaborate with the recipe. I liked the idea of the savory cream puff but an unfilled gougèr is basically equivalent to eating an unfilled Wisconsin State Fair cream puff. Who does that? I saved the leftover gougères in a Ziploc bag…

Buffalo Chicken Pot Pie


Shredded chicken, mozzarella and blue cheeses, and red onion in a buffalo sauce ‘gravy’. If you’ve ever had Buffalo Blasts from The Cheesecake Factory or if you really love Buffalo wings, you’ll love this pot pie. ingredients. six drumsticks 1 T. crushed red chili flakes 1 T. Franks Buffalo Sauce, plus additional for garnish 2…

Individual Bacon and Blue Cheese Quiche


After falling in love with my Individual Egg White Cheese Quiche, I decided to make a meatier version using tons of bacon and blue cheese. It turns out I’m not all that fond of blue cheese. If you are, you’ll love this recipe. ingredients. 1 recipe White Cornmeal Pie Crust (but substitute blue cornmeal, if…

Blue Cheese Dressing


Updated 2.10.2018 I never liked blue cheese dressing until I worked at the Cheesecake Factory and tried their homemade version. Since then I’ve been obsessed with any kind of homemade blue cheese dressing (when I can find it). I’m hoping to someday find a recipe comparable to the Cheesecake Factory’s. So of course when I…