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30 Cheese Recipes That Will Blow Your Imagination

30 Cheese Recipes That Will Blow Your Imagination

Who doesn’t love cheese?! Whether it’s pepperjack or brie, on its own or on a cracker, cheese simply has a way to immediately satisfy your palate. With its nutritional values, it can help complete a meal or serve as a quick snack. Most of us simply enjoy eating it in simple forms: grilled cheese sandwich, adding some shredded on a taco, or enjoying some warm mac and cheese. There are so many more options that can help you rediscover your love for this dairy item and we are sharing 30 innovative and delicious ways to eat cheese that will help you bring some excitement to your dishes.

Whether you are planning on hosting for a big game party, celebrating with family and friends or simply looking for some innovative ways to enjoy cheese, these recipes are sure to impress. Ranging from a few minutes to full hour meals, you are sure to find something to fit in your schedule and that will not require a long grocery shopping list. Below, you will find cheese recipes that will help you discover quick breakfast ideas, alternative snack options, lighter desserts and appetizers. Some of the recipes will even help you trick a picky eater into eating plenty of vegetables and fruits!

1. White Pizza Dip

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    A sure hit with a game night crowd, this cheesy recipe is ready in few minutes.

    2. Balsamic Blueberry Grilled Cheese

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      Put a new spin to the traditional grilled cheese and sneak in some fruit intake in the process.

      3. Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

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        Swap the regular potato for the sweet potato in this classic game day snack and you won’t feel as guilty when you go for seconds.

        4. Buffalo Oven Fried Goat Cheese

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          A great way to explore new types of cheese!

          5. Baked Cream Cheese Wontons

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            These are always great as appetizers for any cocktail hour!

            6. Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

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              What better way to add some sweetness to your traditional grilled cheese?

              7. Cheese Stuffed Doritos

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                Simply delicious! Cheese stuffed inside of cheese flavored tortilla chips.

                8. Party Perfect Marinated Cheese

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                  Another great side dish for appetizers, pair with assorted crackers and your guests will be amazed!

                  9. Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

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                    Watching the scale? This recipe makes for a great lunch option.

                    10. Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread

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                      Apples? Check. Caramel? Check. Nuts? Check. Cheese? Check. Pair this with a glass of wine and you are in for a treat!

                      11. Cheddar Bacon Risotto

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                        This picture says it all! Delicious! It requires a little more skill, however, totally worth it.

                        12. Nutella Brie Bites

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                          A great recipe to entertain the little ones during the summer and great if you are watching your weight but need to satisfy the chocolate craving.

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                          13. Garlic Parmesan Cheese Bombs

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                            Italian night? These cheese bombs will fly off the table!

                            14. Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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                              A great dinner idea especially to try to incorporate more vegetables in your diet.

                              15. Smoked Gouda and Mushroom Quesadillas

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                                These can be great as lunch or as appetizers for a party.

                                16. Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

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                                  Want to try a new version of the traditional mac and cheese? This is it!

                                  17. Classic Cheese Fondue

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                                    Because, we all need to know the basics of a great classic cheese fondue.

                                    18. Fried Rosemary Mozzarella Balls

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                                      Add some flair to the traditional mozzarella sticks with this great recipe and impress the little ones.

                                      19. Creamy White Chicken and Artichoke Lasagna

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                                        Another great method to introduce another less popular vegetable while keeping them interested.

                                        20. Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos

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                                          A great nacho recipe to entertain the crowd during game night.

                                          21. Mango Wrapped Mozzarella

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                                            Quick, simple, tasty, and definitely summer appropriate.

                                            22. Garlic Herb and Cheese Bread

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                                              Prepare this recipe over the weekend and you are sure to have a quick and hearty breakfast option for the work week.

                                              23. Gingery Steak and Brie Sliders

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                                                The ultimate twist on the traditional slider! Great for appetizers at a party.

                                                24. Baked Brie Graham Cracker Crostini with Lavender Honey

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                                                  A light snack for when you just want to indulge in your love for cheese.

                                                  25. Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos

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                                                    Take your stuffed jalapenos recipe up a notch and wrap it in bacon goodness.

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                                                    26. Parmesan and Asiago Cheese Roasted Tomatoes

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                                                      Quick and fun way to create some appetizers for a party or snacks for the little ones.

                                                      27. Crispy Cheese and Bacon Potatoes

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                                                        Cheese, bacon, potatoes, all of the basics for a great dinner.

                                                        28. Broiled Feta with Caramelized Cinnamon Pears

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                                                          This is an excellent idea for a light dessert or a sweet snack especially when watching the waistline.

                                                          29. Cheesy Pepperoni and Spinach Stuffed Bread

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                                                            Prepare this bread over the weekend and you can sleep an extra 30 minutes because breakfast is covered!

                                                            30. Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas

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                                                              Strawberry cheesecake taken to a new level of fun!

                                                              Remember to enjoy trying these amazing recipes, and remember: if it calls for a cheese that you may not be too fond of, you can always swap it out for one more familiar that you prefer. The goal is to have you rediscover the reasons why you love cheese!

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                                                              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                              Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                                              You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                                              Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                                              1. Work on the small tasks.

                                                              When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                                              Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                                              2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                                              Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                                              Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                                              3. Upgrade yourself

                                                              Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                                              The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                                              4. Talk to a friend.

                                                              Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                                              Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                                              5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                                              If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                                              Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                                              Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                                              6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                                              If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                                              Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                                              Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                                              7. Read a book (or blog).

                                                              The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                                              Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                                              Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                                              8. Have a quick nap.

                                                              If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                                              9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                                              Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                                              What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                                              10. Find some competition.

                                                              Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                                              Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                                              11. Go exercise.

                                                              Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                                              Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                                              As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                                              Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                                              12. Take a good break.

                                                              Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                                              Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                                              Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                                              Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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