As if worrying about Easter, Passover, Earth Day, and all those Aries birthdays weren’t enough, I recently discovered that April is National Grilled Cheese Month. I’m not sure on whose authority this celebration was decreed, but far be it from me to let an excuse for melted cheddar pass unnoticed. So, this weekend we had a mini grilled cheese fest at our apartment. Culling a few recipes from Great Grilled Cheese by Laura Werlin, I gathered two loaves of bread (Jewish rye and Italian), three types of cheese (Gouda, sharp cheddar, Camembert), some fixings (red onion, seedless grapes, tomatoes, smoked ham, a Granny Smith apple), and went to town. My favorite was the Dutch Grilled Cheese (above) that featured sautéed red onion, toasted cumin seeds, Gouda and seeded rye. Serve it up with a glass of Pinot, and that’s an afternoon snack worth celebrating. –Angela M.