Posts Tagged ‘cheese’

Thank Thomas Jefferson for introducing Mac & cheese to America

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Macaroni and Cheese dates back to the 14th century’s. It was first recorded in the Liber de Coquina, one of the oldest medieval cookbooks. America was introduced to Mac & Cheese in the late 1700’s thanks to Thomas Jefferson. The future American president Thomas Jefferson encountered macaroni both in Paris and in northern Italy. He drew a sketch of the pasta and wrote detailed notes on the extrusion process. In 1793, he commissioned American ambassador to Paris William Short to purchase a machine for making it. Evidently, the machine was not suitable, as Jefferson later imported both […]

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Celery and Laughing Cow Cheese Snack

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As a kid, I remember my Mother making celery and cream cheese as a party appetizer, and I loved it. Lately, I’ve been chomping on an adaptation of  her recipe. I substitute regular cream cheese and use Laughing Cow Cheese. It comes in a bunch of flavors and it’s only 30 calories per wedge. Here’s how to make it, enjoy! Ingredients: (Serves 2) 3 celery stalks 4-5 wedges of laughing cow cheese (use your favorite flavor) Sliced black olives Directions: Rinse and dry celery Cut celery into 1 1/2  inch pieces. Cut on an […]