While cheese isn't necessarily the healthiest option (one ounce can contain as much saturated fat as a glass of whole milk), it's not the enemy. While I would avoid, say, a Taco Bell quesadilla with three kinds of cheeses plus cream sauce, a healthy serving of cheese can be just that — healthy! Fellow cheese-lovers, check out tips for healthy consumption of the delicious dairy product after the break.
- Looking for another interesting dessert? How about Yumpkins? Or pumpkin cheesecake bars with a poundcake crust. — Slashfood
- Pumpkins can be used for more than just sweet treats so try these savory pumpkin recipes. — iVillage
- Hunted by a nightmare, the Amateur Gourmet makes linzertorte, a tasty hazelnut and raspberry jam dessert. — Serious Eats
- Update your kitchen's looks with gorgeous Ikat print napkins and placemats. — CasaSugar
- Check out this list that helps you determine when certain food products go bad. — Will Work For Food
- A fabulous sugar box will sweetly spice up any boring kitchen. — Apartment Therapy
- How scary is this life-size wedding cake? — Baking Bites
- Get more fiber from your daily bread intake. — FitSugar
- Make sure to correctly store cheese. — Culinate
- Why buy processed candy bars when you could make your own? Doesn't the homemade Twixt, look to die for? — Chow
Since today is National Cheese Day I thought I'd pull out some of my cheese serving techniques. You may have seen these a while back, but cheese talk is never out of style and besides, that expensive cheese you bought needs to be treated well.
- Cheese should be refrigerated in the original wrapping until ready to use. Keep it in an area where it will be less likely to pick up the other odors/flavors floating around in the fridge.
- Once unwrapped, wrap hard or semi-soft cheese in wax paper (it's better than plastic) and if possible store in a sealed plastic container. Use a fresh piece of wax paper each time. Soft-cheeses do not need the wax paper and should be kept in a sealed container.
- Consider double wrapping potent (aka stinky) cheeses so that their odors do not escape.
To see the rest of my tips, read more