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Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Food

Apple-Cheddar Soup with Bacon

Apple-Cheddar Soup with Bacon

Recipe courtesy of the current Cheese issue of Food Network magazine (a subscription for which I thank my sister Katrina for!). Isaac kept raving over this one. Not calorically safe though, just FYI. I think it’s 495 calories per serving. Yikes. :/ Here you can see the ingredients all ready to go. I am the slowest cook over, else I think the writers of recipes fudge a smidge. It says 40 minutes but it took me an hour and 20 minutes. I think they start counting time after everything has been measured and chopped and diced and sliced. I think that’s misleading. But any how… here my apples, apple, and onion are peeled and chopped and stock and apple juice are measured out, and my pepper is freshly ground. Cooking the apples, potatoes, and onion. Now simmering until potatoes are tender. Making croutons! Cute little crouton squares! Cheese time. I don’t make much use of my blender so it was fun to get it out and puree the soup....

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Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Food

Apple Brie Quesadilla

Apple Brie Quesadilla

I found this recipe awhile back in Cooking Light Magazine. I don’t tend to follow it to the letter and so here is how I make this light and easy quesadilla. Spread half of a tortilla (burrito size) with dijon mustard. Spread an ounce of brie on top. Place slices of a Fuji apple on top. The original recipe calls for arugula but I don’t like arugula much so I use spinach instead. Pepper that sucker up! I love my press. Fold the tortilla in half and grill until lightly brown and cheese is melted....

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