TIP OF THE DAY: Savory Custard

Parmesan quiche with arugula salad: as a light lunch or a first course for dinner. Photo courtesy The Secret Menu. Here’s the recipe.   Custard is one of our favorite dishes: a symphony of cream, eggs and flavorings. Most people consider custard to be sweet—a dessert that ranges from good old American chocolate pudding to…
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RECIPE: Classic Cheese Soufflé

A cheese soufflé, golden, fragrant, cheesy and hot. Photo courtesy Comté USA.   Today is National Cheese Soufflé Day. We spent most of our 20’s making soufflés, both sweet (chocolate, vanilla, fruit) and savory (cheese, fish, spinach). The frenzy with which we turned them out was, in retrospect, our own mash-up of Julie & Julia…
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RECIPE: Savory Cheesecake

[1] Nacho cheesecake (photo courtesy TasteOfHome.com). [2] A no-bake savory basil cheesecake (photos courtesy Eat Wisconsin Cheese).   What’s a savory cheesecake? Using a base of cream cheese—just like dessert cheesecake—it’s a nonsweet cheesecake that combines savory ingredients: herbs, vegetables, seafood and/or other cheeses. A savory cheesecake: Can be a spread for party bread and…
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