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Sunday, November 7

Great Grater Gadget Giveaway

Congratulations to JoAnne, WINNER of this Great Grater Gadget Giveaway!
The Dish: Chile Rellenos

In cooperation with CSN Stores and their site, Dishes with my Dish is pleased to offer our first giveaway! CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from stylish handbags, to modern extra tall bar stools, or great cookware!

Taking my shameless promotion of dairy products in consideration, and a nifty $20 giveaway (including shipping) offer from CSN Stores, I searched their site for the perfect complementing item: cheese graters! From their site, there are many great grater gadgets from which to choose; for example:
Alessi Parmenide Grater
LEIFHEIT Cheese Grater
OXO Box Grater
Because we were asked to devise the rules to this giveaway, here's what we ask:

Comment on this post with your superlative dairy-based recipe
(the more moo, the better!). 

In exactly one week,
James and I will select our favorite,
and announce a winner

(as well as slip them the giveaway's discount code for use on

For a complete list of graters $20 or less, click here.

Note that we’re not receiving nor asking for compensation beyond your recipe submission. Also, note that this giveaway is only available to North American participants (United States and Canada only).


  1. Chile Rellenos

    8 large, roasted, peeled, and seeded Poblano chiles
    4 large eggs, separated
    1/4 cup flour
    Monterey Jack cheese cut into 1/4 inch strips
    Cumin, salt, pepper, garlic
    Enchilada or other tomato-based Mexican sauce
    Oil for frying

    1. Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks have formed.
    2. Beat the egg yolks with one tablespoon flour and spices.
    3. Gently fold the yolk mixture into egg whites.

    Preheat the oil. It should be fairly hot.

    1. Using the slit made from seeding the chiles, gently stuff the cheese into the chiles, being careful not to overstuff them. Secure the slit with toothpicks.

    2. Roll the chiles in flour and dip each one in the batter.

    3. Fry the chiles until the batter is golden and the cheese slightly melts.

    4. Drain, drizzle the enchilada sauce over the chiles and enjoy.

  2. you can also (for even more moo) top with sour cream or shredded cheddar...

  3. OK, now I know why you love Chile Rellenos so much! James and I gotta try these! Thanks!!!

  4. The joy of this recipe (and dish) is that you can adapt it so many ways based on how you like it. Use different chiles, spices, cheese, and/or sauce, add carmelized onions or chicken/shredded pork bits (carnivores!) or anything you like to the stuffing...

    It's really versatile.

  5. Oatmeal Cake

    1 ¼ cup boiling water

    1 cup quick cooking oats

    1 stick butter

    1 cup brown sugar

    2 eggs

    1. ½ cup flour

    2. 1 tsp soda

    3. ½ tsp cinnamon

    4. 1 cup white sugar

    Pour boiling water over oats and butter; let stand 20 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; mix by hand. Pour into 8x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.


    1 cup coconut

    1 cup pecans cut up

    ½ cup sugar

    1 stick butter

    1 tsp vanilla

    ¼ c evaporated milk

    Bring all ingredients frosting ingredients to light boil. Pour over warm cake

  6. D'oh! I goofed... There actually another full 48 hours for recipes to be submitted (by the silly rules I made up)!

    That said, here's a peak at my next dynamically dairy dish which I dare to develop and demolish:

  7. The oatmeal cake sounds really good. Not especially low cal, but then, it's oatmeal cake. :-) I wonder if I can adapt it.

  8. The oatmeal cake sounds yummy. I wonder if I can adapt it.

  9. As usually, it's a battle between the spicy and the sweet.

    Waiting for an opportunity to discuss the giveaway with my fellow judge. Mostly likely we'll post the results tomorrow morning.

  10. After long (and overdue) consideration, tasting, pondering, and debating:

    JoAnne wins the giveaway!

    Of course, the oatmeal cake is amazing, without question.

    And, of course, nobody loses in this giveaway: Mom, a box of handmade cheeses is being sent your direction.

    Much love and thanks to both of you for participating!

  11. With all these excellent recipes being posted, everybody wins!

  12. Agreed!

    With your recipe, it was the first time I fluffy egg batter dipped anything.

    Great thing about both recipes is that they were hands-on. Literally dig (or dip) your hands in, is more fun for the cook (at least this one).