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Sandwiches

Pear & Proscuitto Panini

Once upon a time, I discovered a sandwich that was so good, my life was forever changed.  To my grandmother, aunt, mother, sister, and I it became known simply as “the sandwich”.  If one of us suggested we go out to lunch for “the sandwich”, there was a common understanding among us all. One day, the bistro that served this sandwich closed.  It was a sad, sad day.  We all lamented the death of “the sandwich”. Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, and months turned into years. I was in the store recently and saw a lone block of harvarti in the cheese case.  I thought to myself, “Hey, when was the last time I had some harvarti?”  At that moment, happy memories of “the sandwich” came running back. I’ve decided to bring back the glory that was “the sandwich” and share it with the world with a few tweaks. The reason we became such addicts to two pieces of bread and the fillings in between, is because it had all the best …






Man Burger

The Man Burger

Ladies and gentlemen I introduce to you… The Man Burger. Everything my man loves to eat is in this burger. Jalapenos. Bacon. Blue cheese. The ultimate trifecta. *Start-up the 1950’s commercial salesperson voice in your head* For those times when… You’re bargaining for TV remote control power… You need to distract him to bring in those shopping bags you’ve been hiding in the trunk… Or you need his mouth full so he can’t object to an IKEA day trip… The Man Burger. Guaranteed to work… Every time. Here’s my man.  You’d wanna make him a burger too if you were me. PrintThe Man Burger Serves 2 Ingredients1 lb. ground chuck 1 tbsp. minced jalapeno 2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning 2 tsp. minced onion 3 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled 2 cheese slices (I used cheddar laced with blue cheese. Out of this world. Do not pass go, do not collect $200) 4 tbsp. crumbled blue cheese, divided 1/4 c. mayo 1 tbsp. A1 sauce Salt & pepper Buns and your favorite burger toppings (I kept it …






Smoky Farmhouse Burger

There are generally two truths about turkey burgers: 1.  They are dry, tasteless hockey pucks. 2.  They are a healthier option compared to other beef burgers. Neither is true in this case.  This burger is juicy, packs a ton of flavor, but I wouldn’t calculate the calories if you paid me.  I’m not suggesting it for dinner every night but when you do want to change it up, it’s a delicious option. I want to emphasize how juicy these burgers really are.  The first time I made them my husband grabbed a bottle of hot sauce as we were getting ready to eat.  I gave him the “aren’t-you-going-to-try-it-first-without-covering-it-in-hot-sauce” look and he said, “I’m sure it’s good but it’s a turkey burger.  They are ALWAYS dry.”  As we were clearing plates I noticed the lonely bottle still on the table.  He didn’t touch it once–and knowing my Texan, hot sauce loving husband…that means something. I named it the Smoky Farmhouse Burger after looking at the ingredients (turkey, egg, bacon) and thinking a lot of them come from …