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Upscale Your Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of my absolute favorite comfort foods in the winter months. When I was a child, my mother would make us grilled cheese sandwiches using a big-ol’ grilled cheese press with a metal handle, springs and all. We’d always eat our grilled cheese with a piping-hot bowl of tomato soup for dipping, and a pickle on the side. Nowadays, we make grilled cheese a lot in our house, but we aren’t equipped with a dedicated grilled cheese press, so we use a large frying pan on the stovetop.  Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Is Just a Bowl of (Chocolate Caramel) Cherries

The moment first light shines on Valentine’s Day, my heart just swells with love. I hop out of bed, I smile wide, smooth out my messy hair and greet the day with a song in my heart. Cheesy, I know… But it’s true! The feeling grows as I walk past windows or through store aisles overflowing with Valentine’s Day messages inscribed in cards, plush teddies, and candy. Is Cupid following me? Am I being pelted with love arrows? Who knows? Who cares? LOVE is my jam!

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