Food Fun: Aldi’s Christmas-Flavored Goat Cheese Logs

[1] Aldi’s Eggnog Goat Cheese Log (photos #1 and #2 © Aldi). [2] The gingerbread log. All three log flavors are four ounces. [3] Serve with crackers that aren’t noticeably salted; plus honey, raisins and other dried fruits, and nuts (photo © Belle Chevre).   You never know what surprise items you’ll find at an…
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Herb-, Fruit- & Spice-Coated Goat Cheese Log Recipes

[1] An “everything” goat cheese log (all photos © Vermont Creamery). [2] Serve any seasoned cheese log on a cheese board, or as an optional add-on to the salad course. You can buy an everything log ready-to-serve from Vermont Creamery, or season your own plain log. [3] One of the 8 varieties of seasonings you…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sweet Potato Garnish

Ask someone what they like to put on their baked potato. You’ll get a variety of answers, including any and all of these: Bacon Butter Chives or scallions Crumbled/grated cheddar or other cheese Sour cream   We have a longer list here. We’ve also written about sweet potato toppings, and how they can turn a…
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RECIPE: Fig & Goat Cheese Pancetta Crisps

[1] You can build these crisps on any base you like. We chose toasted ficelle*, a long loaf of French bread that’s narrower than a baguette (photos #1 and #2 © Cambria Style). [2] Buy extra figs and place them in a bowl for those who’d like some fresh fruit. [3] Divina fig spread is…
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RECIPE: Heirloom Tomato Tart For A First Course Or A Side

September is California Wine Month, and the Wine Institute of California has wine pairings to go with the last of the great summer produce—like this Heirloom Tomato Tart. This savory, colorful tomato tart in perfect for late summer, when tomatoes are at their flavor peak. Serve it in: Thin slices as an appetizer. Medium slices…
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