Janelle Maiocco


Welcome to my blog. I live in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle on an Urban Farm (w/ five laying hens and a huge garden). I am a trained chef (w/ a certificate in food preservation), taught at a cooking school & like to share 'kitchen hacks' - culinary tips that save time, money & maximize flavor. If that isn't enough, I also run a food+tech startup called Barn2Door.com - a platform to help everyone easily find & buy food directly from farmers, fishers & ranchers (from CSA's to urban farm eggs to 1/2 a grass-fed cow).

blue cheese dressing. aka blue cheese dipping sauce.

Blue Cheese Dressing works beautifully on a salad with romaine and dried cranberries. Blue Cheese Dressing is all you need with crunchy greens and fresh dill. Cucumbers even.

Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce (same as the dressing): ladle some into a small bowl to accompany steak skewers

Blue Cheese Sauce is ideal for a steak sandwich, on burgers, with fries...

Sauce, Dip or Dressing? it doesn't matter. You will love it regardless of extraneous identifiers; it keeps for 1-2 weeks. Store in a jar.

Blue Cheese 'dress, dip and sauce' 1 cup sour cream 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup buttermilk 6 oz crumbled Gorgonzola cheese 3 cloves minced garlic 1 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Gently stir by hand or pulse in small blender just to combine.

Grilled Steak Skewers & Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce I bought steak already on the skewers, and marinated it with a small bottle of meat marinade from the market (most markets have a nice selection, I use a variety of marinades from Whole Foods). Just put the skewers in the Ziploc bag with the marinade at the beginning of the day---if you think of it---or an hour before the meal, if you don't. Serve with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce alongside.

For menu idea click here.

grilled steak and potatoes

grilled steak and potatoes

Kitchen Scissors

Kitchen Scissors