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30 Days of Grilled Cheese with Land O’Lakes: Foie Gras Grilled Cheese with Cranberry Compote

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As April is National Grilled Cheese Month (yes, it’s true!), I was invited by Land O’Lakes to create an original grilled cheese sandwich using their Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese.   My recipe is a part of their “30 Days of Grilled Cheese” celebration, with bloggers contributing recipes this whole month! Additionally, for the rest of this month, with its Pin a Meal, Give a Meal initiative, Land O’Lakes will donate $1 to Feeding America every time someone pins or repins a Land O’Lakes recipe on Pinterest.  That’s eight meals for a hungry family when you pin a recipe—and eight more every time anyone else repins it.  So far they’ve donated more than a million meals!

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One of my favorite snacky suppers is foie gras pate with cranberry compote on mini-toasts.  I thought, why not try adding some cheesy meltiness to it and see how it goes? I admit I wasn’t sure how this would turn out until I took the first bite, but the result was decadent and delicious!  But don’t take my word for it – give it a try yourself!

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Smorgasburg at Whole Foods: Milk Truck Grilled Cheese

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Last month I had shared my Smorgasburg at  Whole Foods experience with you, when I was invited to sample the complex and mouthwatering sandwiches of vendor Cemita’s.   For those of you who are new to the Nosh blog (or those who, like me, have impressively inadequate short-term memory), Smorgasburg at Whole Foods Market Bowery was launched early this year and each month offers one vendor from Smorgasburg space to introduce their offerings in a cafe setting!  Since many Smorgasburg vendors don’t have storefronts, this is a fantastic opportunity to introduce their products to a wider audience.   Much to my delight, I was invited back again for Smorgasburg at  Whole Foods‘s second featured vendor – Milk Truck Grilled Cheese!

I must admit that Milk Truck Grilled Cheese and I have met before…

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30 Days of Outdoor Dining: Land O Lakes 4 Cheese Italian Blend

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Happy Wednesday, Noshers!  While I’m still recovering from a food-filled trek through Alaska and Oregon, I’m excited to participate in an exciting series today!  Partnering with Kitchen PLAY, I am one of 30 bloggers participating in the “30 Days of Outdoor Dining” series – quite appropriate after my outdoorsy trip.

As a selected blogger, I had the opportunity to sample LAND O LAKES® 4 Cheese Italian Blend and was tasked with coming up with a fun, simple and outdoors-friendly way of incorporating it into a recipe.  Right up my alley!

LAND O LAKES® 4 Cheese Italian Blend is brand new – so new in fact, that I had to ask several deli managers and multiple supermarkets if they had it (the one that did have it didn’t even know until he checked in the back!). But the effort was worth it – a blend of Asiago, Parmesan, Romano and American cheeses, it provides a step-up from your typical sandwich deli cheese.  Tangy, sharp, yet “playing well” with other ingredients, I wanted to really let the cheese shine.

I decided to go nice and simple with a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich – with farmers market bread and tomatoes to up the rustic ante.  Ingredients below – easy peasy, right?

Scrumptious Sandwiches: Thai Turkey Burgers

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Mmmm, burgers.  Growing up here in the US, a patty of beef (or turkey, or other meat) sandwiched between two carb slices has always been a way of life, a source of culinary comfort if you will.  So I knew for my very first Scrumptious Sandwich Resolution, I knew I needed to make this recipe for Thai Turkey Burgers that I saw on my friend Kim’s blog.  There are several things I liked about this recipe:

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Resolution 2012 – Revealed!

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Tangentially related to this year’s resolution! Do you remember what it is?

Happy Monday, Noshers! If you followed this blog last year, you’ll know that I set (and achieved!) a goal to try 20 different vegetable recipes.  I set that goal for myself because I really was not a veggie fan – I didn’t despise veggies, but let’s just say I’d be happy if I never ate them.  Thanks to that resolution (and joining a CSA!) I discovered several new veggies that I absolutely love, as well as gained knowledge on how to tell if vegetables are ripe and/or in season.  Based on last year’s experience, I’d like to set a new resolution to achieve in 2012!

The resolution would need to fulfill several criteria:

1. Semi-healthy

I’m not going to go all out and say healthy, because I’m a big dessert person, haha.  But this semi-healthy quality led me to rule out making 12 types of cupcakes or 12 types of whoopie pies. Oh well, maybe next year, ha!

2. Not too expensive

There were some really great suggestions from readers that I’d love to try; however, they would require me to either 1. purchase large amounts of an ingredient I’d use maybe once or 2. spend a lot on lots of different ingredients.  I’d preferably like to keep this resolution within a modest budget.

3. Aligned with a greater goal

Ideally, this goal will either make me more conscious of what I eat, save money, introduce me to new foods, save me time, or improve my kitchen skills. Or a combination of any of these!

Based on the above, I reviewed all my options (thank you tweeps, for your suggestions!) and decided to go with….

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