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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

Cajun Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Spicy, Delicious Cajun Cheddar Chicken Pasta in 15 Minutes

Once a person has been cooking for a while, there are certain meals that become that cook’s trademark.  A friend who lived down the street from me made the most amazing slow-cooked beef burritos.  My grandma made mac & cheese nobody else could replicate.  My sister makes homemade gnocchi served with spaghetti sauce she cans […]

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Mac & Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Contributed by Brandon Hertzler. Ingredients: Mac and Cheese: Béchamel Sauce: 2 cups 2% milk ½ stick of butter ¼ cup flour ½ tablespoon garlic salt (or regular) ½ teaspoon each parsley, cumin and pepper (or to taste) ½ teaspoon each curry powder and smoked paprika Other ingredients: 5 ounces elbow macaroni 1 cup Conebella Cheddar […]

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Simplifying Meal Plans & Parties: Cooking with Cheese Spreads

Vacations… sporting events… camping trips… horse shows… barbeques… birthday parties… play dates… Summer is full of fun events.  Fun and relaxing as the events themselves can be, they often make for busy schedules and rushed meal times.  Summer, then, is a time for simple meals. When you’re searching for a simple meal or a quick, […]