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Cheese Please

Seriously, can you believe we are nearing the Christmas holiday already?

I hear it day after day from so many people young and old — time just flies so quickly for all of us! With that said, I thought it best to provide some quick and easy ideas for entertaining. This happens to be one of my favorite things to do! It can be such fun if you plan ahead, keep it simple, and get

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Fall Cheese Fest!

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Fall is in the air! You just get this warm feeling this time of year, sunny days and cooler nights. Snuggle time in the evenings which also makes some of us want to turn on our ovens and have family dinners and get togethers whether it is a football game or just time to bond. It is difficult to say summer has come

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Cheese, Grilling, and Summer Fun!

Does your summer grilling menu include tasty cheeses?

I thought summer would never begin, but looking at the weather forecast we can finally fire up our grills, sit back on our patios and enjoy great food and refreshing beverages! July is a big month for entertaining at my house. With the warmer weather I am planning to cook out as much as possible. Here is one dinner menu of mine that includes a variety of

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Think Spring… and Mascarpone!

Spring is right around the corner and tulips and daffodils will be blooming soon. Along with Spring comes Easter, and both make me think of fresh fruit style desserts made with mascarpone cheese. I have included one of my favorite fruit tart recipes below. It has that lemon fruity spring feel and will end any Easter dinner with a “Wow that was amazing!” to the one who prepared it! Another favorite recipe I enjoy is

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Tis the Season…For Cheese!

It has begun! Trimming of the trees, decorating our houses inside and out, wrapping gifts, baking and candy making, whew! So much to do for a wonderful time of year!

The parties are starting and we are all making tasty appetizers to serve or bring to someone’s house. It is always fun to be the one that our friends and family ask “Who brought that? Can I have the recipe?”

I always have brie and

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Say Cheese!

It is that time of year- football, raking leaves, and back to school for the kids! Fall is breathtaking and its colors are so much fun to work with. Just taking cheese and using a leaf cookie cutter you can make any cheese platter a center piece! Add nuts and a cranberry sauce or chutney and you have amazing appetizers ready in minutes. The kids will love to have one of each color leaf from

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Great Ideas for Cheese and Vegetables!

Cheese and Vegetables! Oh my goodness, where do I start? It is that time of year when you can walk to your garden, go to Farmers Market, or take a trip to Festival and stroll through the produce department and view the colors and freshness this time of year can bring! Fresh vegetables open a door to cooking and dinning with great pleasure! I would like to share a few very easy and quick ideas

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May Cheese Blog

Summer is right around the corner so grilling season and salad season is top of my mind. Fun! Fun! FUN!

I enjoy the outdoors and the grill is my best friend when preparing meals for the weekends or entertaining guests.

 

What does cheese have to do with the grill? So many side dishes are better with cheese! Here are a few of my favorite grilling recipes that feature cheese:

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Cheese of the month for February at Festival Deli is Havarti Cheese!

A semisoft Danish cow’s milk cheese with small irregular holes that is popular as a dessert cheese served with fruit and wine. Havarti was created in the 19th century by cheese maker Hanne Nielsen, who studied European methods and developed this cheese naming it after the farm it was created on.

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Football Cheese

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Football is happening! The Badgers are headed to the Rose Bowl and the Packers are rock-in! I thought it would be great to share some football cheese recipe ideas. These can be used anytime, of course, these are not just for football. The first recipe is an appetizer that is easy and very creative.

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