Friends, let us never underestimate the transformative power of cheese.
Even just a sprinkle of Parmesan or a crumble of feta can transform an otherwise simple dinner into something truly special.
This is what the recipes in this round-up are all about: transforming a few simple, fresh ingredients into meals worthy of a dinner party, a first date, or just an extra-nice weeknight meal to treat yourself after a long day.
We have a grilled steak salad topped with Parmesan flakes that will put you on a hillside in Tuscany, as well as easy berry and ricotta parfaits to end the meal. There's also a spicy dish of baked eggs and tomatoes that would be the star of any brunch table, and garlic-ricotta stuffed mushrooms for your next potluck -- along with lots of other ides!
Can you really ever have too many ways to sneak some cheese into your next meal? Answer: No, you cannot.
The real star of this meal is actually the cheesy polenta, which is baked in the oven while you focus on the grill.
Such a simple and effortless summertime dessert. You can even prepare them up to a day ahead.
These are great as both easy grab-and-go breakfasts during the week and also for big potluck brunches.
One way ticket to Tuscany! The sprinkling of shaved parmesan over top makes this 5-ingredient dinner feel extra special.
Fish couldn't be simpler -- just layer fillets in a dish and sprinkle with cheesy, buttery breadcrumbs. Bake and serve.
A sliver of this galette is the absolute perfect way to wrap up a fall dinner party.