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The Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese for Spring

Asparagus-Bacon-Cheddar Mac ‘n’ Cheese might just be the best mac ‘n’ cheese for spring. Scratch that. Asparagus-Bacon-Cheddar Mac ‘n’ Cheese might just be the best mac ‘n’ cheese ever. In the whole world. It’s certainly the most decadent and delicious meal I have had since Christmas. It’s almost 10 a.m. as I write this, and […]


Easy Cheddar Beer Soup for St. Patrick’s Day

I learned a new word this week. Firkin. My first guess, when I heard this word, was that it was a kind of pickle. Gherkin, Firkin. Maybe instead of being pickled with dill, this kind is a small cucumber seasoned with fennel. A fennel gherkin. A firkin. Sounds delicious. And we pickle everything in Pennsylvania… […]


Lasagna… Without a Big Trip to the Grocery Store

It’s mid-afternoon and if you’re anything like me, you haven’t given a thought to dinner yet. But with a well-stocked pantry, you figure there are any number of things you can make with ingredients on hand. Except for one dinnertime favorite: lasagna. Who keeps copious amounts of ricotta cheese on hand? It goes bad so […]

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Last-of-Summer Grilling: Potato-Cheddar Grill Packs

September provides the last chance for worry-free grilling. It’s the last month to invite friends and family to a picnic without fearing that there’ll be a sudden chill and you’ll all huddle around the grill wearing coats. And there’s still so much fresh produce to grill. For veggies, we’re still chomping sweet corn, squash, potatoes, peppers, onions and mushrooms. […]

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Double Cheddar Sliders for Father’s Day

Forget Google.  Throughout any given day, I’ll often think to myself, “I should ask Dad that.  Dad would know.”  While he has never made a project of reading through an encyclopedia, like one of his good friends did, he has picked up a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of how things work in the natural world and […]


Three-Cheese Enchiladas with Conebella Farm Cheddar Spreads & Colby

I firmly believe that if you have cheese and tortillas in the fridge, you can build yourself an amazing meal from there.  You are creative, you are adventurous, and above all, you believe in the power of cheese to transform the run-of-the-mill contents of your fridge into a meal that you’ve devoured in seconds, yet are still craving. […]


Healthy Mac & Cheese with Conebella Farm Sharp Cheddar

January is a tough time when it comes to eating healthy.  Over multiple holidays, we’ve slipped into the habit of feasting, and we know this is a habit we’re going to have to break sooner or later.  A new year reminds us to set new goals for eating fresh, healthy, local food.  But it’s still winter. […]

Baked Potato

Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Conebella Farm Cheddar

What would a baked potato be without cheddar cheese?  Or scalloped potatoes without those delicious crispy bits of cheese and potato that you’re determined to pry off the side of the casserole dish?  And then there’s those cheese fries you sneak at the country fair, or the homemade potato bread topped with cheddar…. Yes, what […]

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Stuffed Peppers with Conebella Farm Smoked Cheddar

“Are you going home this weekend?” I asked the classmate sitting next to me in the computer lab.  She was a tough, serious girl with black hair.  She’d sewn punk band patches to her book bag. “Yup,” she said.  “And I can’t wait.  My mom’s making stuffed peppers.” I was surprised that the tough girl […]


“Company Chicken” with Conebella Farm Cheese Spreads

When I was growing up, my mom had a meal she called “Company Chicken.”  A simple, flavorful breaded chicken recipe, it was one of those meals that would always turn out right and taste fancy.  Because it was guaranteed to be good, this recipe made the rounds from friend to friend.  Mom learned it from […]