Tag | “Cheese”

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

While some states are being buried in snow, here in Ohio, we’ve been enjoying a very mild winter. In fact, it was...
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Salads in Jars | Canned | Week 08

Alright, alright. I know that I've taken a little creative liberty with this week's challenge. I didn't...
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Eggplant "Steaks" | One Color | Week 09

Who let the Whos out of Whoville? That's seriously how I felt while picking out the ingredients for this week's...
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Tyrion's Leg of Lamb | Book Inspired Meals | Week 10

"'You want eat?' Mord asked, glowering. He had a plate of boiled beans in one thick hand. Tyrion Lannister was...
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Pentoshi Mushrooms & Orzo | Game of Thrones Recipes

"I will not come to Pentos, bowl in hand." ~ Daenarys Targaryon, A Storm of Swords Oh but you will. Khaleesi...
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Savory Stuffed Winter Squash | House Bolton | Game of Thrones Recipes

"This isn't happening to you for a reason. Well, one reason: I enjoy it!"~Ramsay Snow If Ramsay Snow had just tried...
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Peppercorn Crusted Filet Mignon with Sea Scallop Filling | Surf 'n' Turf | Week 15

Tonight, this chef is not starving. While my usual approach to cooking is to buy cheap cuts, use value...
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Huevos Habaneros | Cuban Food | Week 16

¡Huevos Locos! That's right people. These eggs are crazy. Crazy Spicy! Trust me, if you're an allergy...
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Bento Box Challenge

Well after this week's challenge, I can pretty confidently say my lunches and dinners are covered for the week. Now...
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Bison Stuffed Peppers | Ground Meat | Week 21

Well people, I think I might have found my new favorite recipe: bison stuffed peppers. And yes, the bison really does...
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Kung Pow Quesadillas | Fusion | Week 22

Chinese and Mexican. Arguably two of the most popular cuisines around. So naturally, when it comes to fusing flavors,...
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Squashed Potatoes | My First Foods | Week 25

Once the potatoes are fork tender, drain then place into a large stand mixer bowl.When I was a kid, I was a picky...
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Shooter Sandwich | Picnic Foods | Week 27

Have you ever seen a sandwich so flat? Where a normal sandwich would be piled high with toppings, this sandwich happens...
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Swensons Galley Boy | Represent Your Region

This week's challenge is to represent your region! I had a tough time deciding what I wanted to make, because I had a...
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Twisted Tzatziki Gyro Pizza

Yamas! I think I've discovered the Zeus of pizzas with this incredible gyro mash-up. I've been craving tzatziki...
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Bacon Wrapped Breakfast "Sushi" | Bacon | Week 32

I love to wrap things in bacon. A lot. I also love to make unconventional "sushi." And when you add...
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Gruyère Stuffed Mushrooms | Week 37

This weekend the Starving Chef went on a road trip. For Labor Day weekend, I went to my hometown of Dayton, Ohio to...
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Chorizo con Papas y Huevos (en una sartén) | Mexican | Week 38

Hola amigos! Today was one of those mornings where I just didn't want to cook anything complicated, and I especially...
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Omelette Burger | Omelettes | Week 41

This recipe comes to you after three failed attempts at making a perfect omelette. The good thing about omelettes is if...
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Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

I have a sweet spot in my heart for cinnamon rolls. In fact, I'm sort of disappointed in myself for not posting a...
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Fall Harvest Quiche

Even though the end of fall means winter is just around the corner, I can't help but love these last few days of...
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Grilled Crab & Cheese | Sandwiches | Week 45

I recently bought a large can of lump crab meat for a crab cake recipe where I only needed about half of the...
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Quinoa & Chorizo Stuffed Squash | Ginger | Week 47

I've been trying to get into the habit of eating healthier lately, though baking things such as a giant ho-ho...
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Brie & Date Stuffed Mushrooms | Stuffed | Week 48

Brie is by far my favorite type of cheese. Its tangy nuttiness blends perfectly with anything and everything, from...
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Parmesan Potatoes | Roasted | Week49

I live in a "one oven" household; meaning, like the average person, I only have one oven to cook in, and around the...
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Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are uhhhhmazing. A perfect appetizer, side dish, or snack - you'll be rethinking...
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Chicken Bacon Strata

Chicken. Bacon. Strata. Never have those words sounded so delicious. Ever since I made toads-in-holes...
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5 Step Shrimp Rangoon

Yes, that is what you think it is. Shrimp Rangoon. "Hold your horses!" You say as you try to process what is...
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

Sometimes you just need to wrap your food in bacon. It's okay. I've been there. I'm probably there now. When you...
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Empanadas de Pollo

Empanadas son la vida. Empanadas son el amor. How do you like my high school level Spanish? Pretty great, right?...
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Asparagus & Brie Salami Roll-Ups

Remember growing up eating those cream cheese salami rolls? I remember many a day by the pool snacking on these little...
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Mediterranean Asparagus Orzo Salad

It's asparagus season baby. Which means it's good in everything. Here's an orzo salad that's amazing served hot or...
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Loaded Baked Potato Salad

One of my favorite things about teaching myself how to cook, is teaching myself how to cook all of the foods I...
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Mexican Corn Salad

Corn on the cob is finally back on the menu. If there's one food that just screams summer to me, it's some...
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Guacamole Wontons - Food Fusion!

Guacamole wontons. I'll just let that sink in for a minute. Yes, they are everything you can imagine - and...
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Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

If one merely utters the word cheesecake to me, I go weak in the knees. Truly one of the best desserts...
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Baked Choriziti

I've been on a chorizo kick lately. With chorizo topped chicken waffles, surf 'n' turf bites,...
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Pesto Pork Chops

I've been growing a lot of my own herbs, and with all of the rainy and warm weather lately, there's recently been an...
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Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly

Had I known about grilled PB&Js growing up, my mother would have heard nothing but requests for it - especially since...
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Swensons Potato Teezers | Copycat Recipe | Akron, Ohio

When it comes to deep fried sides, Swensons does it best when it comes to their famous potato teezers. Naturally, when...
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Kreacher's French Onion Soup | Harry Potter Recipes

If you don’t know who Kreacher is and why he is so important to the Harry Potter universe, you probably need to go...
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Herbology Garden Bread Bites | Harry Potter Recipes

Herbology at Hogwarts was always a class that I found interesting. Maybe it’s just the gardener in me, but I could...
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Spaghetti Squash with Spinach Sauce

I have made spaghetti squash many times in the past. It’s not only super cheap, but you’d be shocked by how many...
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Scallop & Broccoli Alfredo

Sometimes I like to make dishes on the fly. I had been craving some seafood Alfredo with such ferocity that I finally...
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Chipotle Ranch Mamma | Big Mama's Burritos | Copy Cat Recipe

You'd be hard pressed to find a Bobcat that hasn't eaten a Big Mamma burrito at least once during their stay at the...
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Single Serving Mini Lasagna

Sometimes you really crave lasagna, but you’re home alone and don’t want to eat lasagna by yourself for the next...
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Breakfast Bread Bowls

Breakfast is by far one of my favorite meals to make - but only if it’s a huge breakfast that fills you up for an...
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Pumpkin Snicker Doodles with Cheesecake Filling

To say that I am a little excited for it to be fall would be an understatement. I live for jeans and hoodie weather, as...
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Spicy Beer Cheese Soup | 20 Minute Recipes

Today is officially the first day of fall - that means soup season!! We don't frequently dine on soup in our household,...
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Vacation Food Post

It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks in the Starving Chef's household but fear not, I have a pretty good excuse for...
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Creamy Baked Macaroni

Mac 'n' cheese is a childhood favorite, but sometimes, frankly, I'm just sick of eating it. When you're on a budget,...
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No Bake Oreo Truffles & Pops | Halloween Recipes

Halloween is a mere few days away and I still have no idea what I'm going to dress as! But I do have this awesome...
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Brain Cheese | Halloween Recipes

Have a costume party this weekend but don't know what to bring? Why not bring your BRAINS!!! If this recipe...
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Simple Chipotle Chicken Roll-Ups

Here's a simple appetizer that I can promise will be the talk of any party you are attending. Not only are they...
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Sweet Potato Pizza with Chorizo, Honey Drizzle & Goat Cheese

Potatoes on pizza is definitely not a new invention, but it's certainly a delicious one. It's hard to go wrong with...
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Easy Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pockets

Sometimes, less really is more. In this recipe, I use just a few ingredients to create these dangerously delicious...
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Maple Sausage & Sweet Potato Bake

Around this time of year, sweet potatoes must be consumed more than any other time of the season. Of course, don't...
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Chicken Parmesan | 20 Minute Meals

It's Monday. You're between paychecks. You've had a rough day at work and just want to eat something delicious to make...
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Simple Homemade Pizza Pockets

If only I had known how easy these things were to make in college, as if pizza in some way, shape or form wasn't...
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Uncle Iroh's Spirit Cake | Spirit World | Legend of Korra Recipes

Uncle Iroh was one of the first fortunate few invited to live in the Spirit World post-death, so it was only...
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Aang Rolls | Earth Kingdom | Legend of Korra Recipes

As we continue our journey through the Avatar universe, we find ourselves with the ever so important, however...
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Air Nomad Fruit Pies | Avatar: The Last Airbender Recipes

Air nomads are known throughout the Avatar universe to be devout vegetarians and excellent bakers. Despite their...
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Flying Bison Burgers | Earth Kingdom | Legend of Korra Recipes

Caution: Mild Legend of Korra spoilers in this post!We return to the Earth Kingdom to visit Ba Sing Se, the home of...
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Spicy Chicken Roll-Ups | One Pan Meals

Sometimes less really is more. On nights where you don't want to cook (and especially don't want to clean up after...
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Green Bean & Mushroom Casserole

Tis the season for eating together with your family and friends. If you are anything like me, you love to cook but hate...
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Homestyle Tomato Soup | 30 Minute Meals | Week 01

It's soup season, despite what El Niño might have to say about this crazy warm weather. Even though it...
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The Starving Chef's Favorite Recipes of 2015 | 200th Post

With the year coming to an end, everyone is looking back on their time and how they've spent it. For me, I can hardly...
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Spaghetti Carbonara | Fifteen Minute Meals

Everyone knows what it feels like to come back to work after an extended break, long weekend or vacation. Usually, that...
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Spanakopita | Eat Greek

This week's challenge is Greek - and thankfully, my boyfriend has actually been to Greece so I was able to gain some...
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Three Cheese Chicken & Artichoke Stuffed Ciabatta Bread

Forget dipping your bread into dip, stuff the dip into the bread instead. This simple ciabatta bread is stuffed with...
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Simple Shrimp Scampi | 15 Minute Meals

Ever have one of those nights where you just dig whatever you can find out of your refrigerator and hope for the best?...
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Bacon & Scallop Chowder

So winter decided to show up. After extended mild weather in Northen Ohio, old man winter has finally reared his ugly...
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Biscuits & Hash Browns Breakfast Bake

Need a breakfast recipe to feed a fairly large group of people that's also very simple and quick to toss together? Then...
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Turkey & Quinoa Chili | Healthy Slow Cooker Meals

Chili is a relatively new favorite food of mine - mostly because it's super simple to make in a crock pot. I didn't...
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Buffalo Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Bites | Super Bowl Food

I may not know much about football, but I know how the fans love to eat! Tailgating has always been my favorite part of...
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Spicy Seven Layer Dip | Super Bowl Food

Chips and dip is probably my biggest weakness. There are few snacks I find more satisfying than the crunch of a...
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Cheese Stuffed Pizza Pretzel | 15 Minute Meals

Pizza pretzels have become one of my favorite go-to meals during the week because it is so incredibly delicious and...
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Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Garlic Bread | Easy Appetizers

Lately I’ve been in a “stuffing various ingredients into bread” kind of mood. Whether I’m stuffing cheese into...
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Crab Rangoon Dip & Wonton Chips

We order Chinese food pretty regularly in our house - with a Chinese drive thru only a few blocks away, it's hard not...
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Black Bottom Cupcakes | Valentine's Day Recipes

Did you know there is an official day designated for cream cheese brownies? It's true! February 10th marks the day of...
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American Tries Poutine for First Time

Listen up Americans. Put down your ketchup and listen to what I have to say: Poutine. Why isn't this on more menus?...
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Cheesy Potatoes au Gratin

I've been on the hunt for cheesy potato side dishes that can compliment any main course. Over the weekend, I...
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Braised Lamb in Figgy Red Wine Sauce | Easter Recipes

I don't often have an excuse to cook lamb. Other than some fictional feasts it's been awhile since I've...
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Easter Egg Angel Food Cake Pops

When your coworker comes into the office with an entire leftover angel food cake and says "maybe you can make...
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Breakfast Mac & Cheese | Week 11

Back at it again with the 52 weeks of Cooking Challenge. This past week the challenge was macaroni and cheese,...
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Asparagus with Honey Goat Cheese Drizzle

If you are looking for the perfect side for your Easter dinner, this recipe for asparagus drizzled with goat...
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Cheeseburger Rolls with Mayo 'Glaze' | Food in Disguise

This week's challenge was "food in disguise." Don't let these rolls fool you, they taste just like...
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Brigadeiros | Brazilian Caramels

These brigadeiros are certain to be deliciouso! Brigadeiros are traditional Brazilian caramels made with just a few...
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The Red Woman's Trifle | Game of Thrones Recipes

Winter is Coming. In just one week, we will learn the fate of some of our most beloved characters. One character we can...
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Game of Thrones Recipes

The excitement for the premiere of Game of Thrones sixth season is palpable in the Starving Chef's household. Over the...
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Healthy Chicken Wraps | Meal Prep Sundays

If you are one of those people who really hates to cook or if you are trying to save some money instead of eating out...
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Breakfast Bowls | Cheap & Easy Meals

I've been on a weekly meal prep kick for the last several weeks. With life being busier than ever, it's sometimes...
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Brioche Grilled Cheese | Think Local

We're finally moved into our new home in Medina and have started to explore our town. Every Saturday on the...
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Sundried Tomato & Avocado Roll Ups

I like to have a vegetarian option available at every party I host, but I also want the vegetarian option to...
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Easy Bison Burgers

You don't have to know me well to know that I LOVE bison. I would say it's an unhealthy love - except that bison is...
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Caribbean Garlic French Toast

Last autumn, Nick, myself, and some of our friends decided to go on a Western Caribbean cruise that stopped in such...
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Exploding BonBons | Harry Potter Recipes

Throughout the Harry Potter books and movies, exploding bonbons have tricked students and teachers alike (no...
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Okay folks, here it is. Few recipes are requested as much as this one is. I made buffalo chicken dip ONCE in...
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Ultimate Seven Layer Dip

It's football season (apparently), and while I may not care much about the sport, I certainly get pumped up about...
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Gravlax & Hovmästarsås Croustades

Every week, I participate in a weekly recipe challenge. Recently the theme was Nordic, which was extremely interesting...
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