Loaded Potato Soup

5 medium russet potatoes (peeled & chopped into half-inch cubes) 1/2 cup finely diced celery (about 3 stalks) 1 onion, diced 3 cups vegetable broth 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup salted butter 1 cup milk 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded 3/4 cup sharp cheddar, shredded (plus extra for topping) a few cranks of ground…

Creamy Spaghetti Squash w/Ricotta & Spinach

3 1/2 pound(s) uncooked spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 small uncooked onion(s), finely chopped 2 cup(s) grape tomatoes, halved 2 clove(s), large garlic clove(s), chopped 6 oz fresh baby spinach, (about 6 cups) 15 oz part-skim ricotta cheese 1/2 cup(s), shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, divided 1/4 cup(s) basil, fresh, chopped 1 tsp table salt 1/2 tsp black pepper,…

Hashbrown Casserole

1 bag Ore-Ida shredded hash browns 1 can cream of chicken soup 8 ounces sour cream 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup dried onion salt & pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thaw the hash browns for an easier mixing. Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl (or…

Homemade Cheese Its [Nips]

adapted from recipe by inkatrinaskitchen.com 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, room temperature ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup flour 2 tablespoons ice water Coarse salt for sprinkling  Combine cheese, butter, shortening, and salt in the bowl of your mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. The mixture will be crumbly. Slowly…