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Grilled Cheese: Gorgonzola Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Apples

Grilled Cheese: Gorgonzola Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Apples

I know, I know it doesn’t sound that avant garde a grilled cheese sandwich but, this one is definitely trying! I usually try to use a nice walnut bread for this sandwich but, I didn’t have any on hand when I made this so…keep that in mind […]

Grilled Gorgonzola Burgers

Grilled Gorgonzola Burgers

We BBQ alot in our family…well (I) BBQ.  Peter, my husband, grew up in Ireland, so he didn’t really grow up grilling outside like us… and lets not forget the unpredictable weather! I learned to BBQ from my Dad, he truly was the master of […]

Bacon and Romaine Skewers with Gorgonzola Cheese Dressing

Bacon and Romaine Skewers with Gorgonzola Cheese Dressing

I saw this recipe for Bacon and Romaine Skewers in my new Food & Wine Cookbook that I received in the mail today! I switched it up a bit to accommodate the items I already had on hand. We had this beautiful romaine lettuce that we’ve grown in Pierce’s garden.

It called for blue cheese and I had gorgonzola but, I think that Peter and I agreed that we preferred the gorgonzola over the blue. It was so fun to eat and so tasty… I will be serving this at my next dinner party!

Bacon and Romaine Skewers with Gorgonzola Cheese Dressing

Makes 24 Skewers

Ingredients

4 ounces Gorgonzola Cheese

¾ cup of mayonnaise

½ sour cream

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

½ teaspoon garlic powder

Salt and freshly ground pepper

4 ounces of slab bacon, cut into large dice

½ pound romaine hearts, small leaves whole, large leaves cut into pieces

Directions

  1. In a food processor, pulse the gorgonzola, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain the bacon on paper towels.
  3. Thread a few romaine leaves and bacon cubes onto each of the bamboo skewers. Arrange the skewers on a platter and serve with gorgonzola cheese dressing on the side.

Peter’s Wine Pick: Francis Ford Coppola Votre Sante 2009 Pinot Noir

~Happy Cooking!