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Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese with Bacon

  I do not find mac and cheese boring.  Not at all.  I love cheese, and I love pasta, and I love the comforting, creamy, and ultimately benign flavor and texture profile of mac and cheese.  But some people might find it boring, bite after creamy bite.  If you happen to be one of these people, but you still enjoy cheese and pasta, this is the recipe for you.  I think the title essentially speaks for itself: Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese with Bacon.  Despite the fact that it is loaded with spinach, I am not going to try […]

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Spanikopita

When I was kid, New Year’s Eve meant three things: a slew of movies from Blockbuster, Best Kosher cocktail hot dogs wrapped in cresent dough (a company that has since gone out of business), and my mom’s spinach cheese pie.  Spinach cheese pie is, in reality, the Greek speciality Spanikopita (a mixture of spinach and feta cheese wrapped in flaky layers of phyllo dough), but that’s not what we called it in my house.  Also, traditionally, Spanikopita is wrapped in individual pieces and ours was always prepared more like a casserole, with spinach-feta filling, and a phyllo dough floor and […]

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Lasagne in Bianco

I stumbled across this recipe while flipping through a stack of food magazines at Barnes and Noble, and I felt like it might be a personalized message from the universe for me to make this recipe.  It is deceptively simple lasagna with just two principle components layered together: a simple, but thoughtgully flavored Parmesan cheese sauce and “no-boil” lasagna noodles.  The sauce is a basic roux-based béchamel sauce, flavored with shallots, nutmeg, dry Marsala wine, and Parmesan cheese.  I followed the recipe and went for the real deal, authentic Parmegiano Reggiano.  Parmesan cheese is the star of this recipe, and […]

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