Italian Style Hot Dogs with Broccoli Rabe, Provolone and Roasted Red Peppers

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This post is sponsored by Hebrew National® All-Beef Franks. Turn a tasty side dish into a knock your socks off hot dog topping.  Sauteed broccoli rabe is the perfect topping for Italian Style Hot Dogs, sharp provolone and roasted red peppers make them even better.  The best tailgating dog in town. Fall is on the horizon and with it….football…tailgating…lots of food.  It’s a good thing bulky sweaters and sweatpants are perfectly acceptable forms of attire when watching the game … [Read more...]

Italian Pressed Picnic Sandwich

Pressed Italian Sandwich

No worries about smashing this sandwich, pack it at the bottom of the cooler and load it up.  This Italian Pressed Picnic Sandwich is stuffed with italian meats, cheeses and spreads.  Held together by a crusty Ciabatta loaf, this is a definite crowd pleaser. You know what I despise?  A crushed beyond recognition sandwich.  I try my best to pack things in lunches that can take a bit of a beating.  PB&J on white bread? No go, they always end up a sticky, gooey mess if it's not stowed in … [Read more...]

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs with Scalloped Potatoes

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This one-pot dish is loaded with cheesy potatoes and juicy chicken thighs topped with a buttery, crispy crust.  Ready in under 30 minutes, Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs with Scalloped Potatoes will soon be a regular in your weeknight dinner rotation. I remember….a long, long time ago….when I was a wee one….I used to tote a giant accordion file to school with me filled with box tops.  I didn’t know what they were for or why my mom went through all the trouble to cut the little squares off … [Read more...]

Cheesy Taco Pasta Skillet

Taco Pasta Skillet

Creamy, cheesy pasta bursting with taco flavors and made in just one skillet. Cheesy Taco Pasta Skillet is the best weeknight dinner because everything cooks in one pot, even the pasta.  Loaded with taco flavors, this is a healthy and fun way to surprise your family on Taco Tuesday! Who's doing the happy dance because the kids are back in school?  Our area hasn't shipped out the big yellow buses yet but I've seen several of my southern friends posting their kids first day of school pics … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

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Marinated chicken breasts, peppers and onions, grilled quickly and served with corn tortillas make a great weeknight dinner option.  So easy to make and with minimal mess, they are simply the BEST chicken fajitas ever. Have you seen them?  The back to school commercials?  They're starting to pop up here and there during your weekly binge-watching sessions of all things Bravo TV.  Everyone's talking about it and it's going to happen soon...kids everywhere are going back to school and I can … [Read more...]

Country Style Ranch Grilled Chicken

Ranch Grilled Chicken

Country Style Ranch Grilled Chicken will soon become a dinnertime staple for easy dinners on busy summer nights. Skinless chicken thighs are marinaded in tangy ranch seasoning and then tossed on the grill for an easy weeknight meal. Minimal cleanup, maximum flavor. We’re beaching it this week.  I can’t wait.  We’ll be heading down in a few days…for a few days and I’m looking forward to no messes in the kitchen for a bit.  I’ll still be working but dinners need to be quick and easy so I’ve … [Read more...]

Grilled Fajita Nachos

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by VELVEETA®.  All opinions are my own. Smokey cedar planks are the perfect backdrop for these easy Grilled Fajita Nachos.  Chicken, steak, peppers and onions are all piled onto crisp tortilla chips and topped with creamy, melty VELVEETA®.  The perfect snack for summer and tailgating season.   Nachos for dinner.  It’s pretty simple.  I have had a pile of nachos for dinner countless times.  My obsession began when I lived in a tiny suburban … [Read more...]

French Dip Burger with Havarti, Swiss and Bourbon Fried Onions

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Take your burger to another level at your next cookout!  The French Dip Burger with Havarti, Swiss and Bourbon Fried Onions is served with a horseradish sauce and savory beef broth much like the classic French Dip Sandwich.  Juicy and flavorful, this is one for the record books. I live with a bunch of picky eaters.  And I can never keep track of their long lists of dislikes because they're constantly changing.  The little guy doesn't like anything anymore, despite being a pretty amazing … [Read more...]

Ricotta Turkey Meatballs with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Garlic Asiago Cream Sauce

Sun dried tomato ricotta meatballs

Creamy ricotta cheese is blended with ground turkey and sun-dried tomatoes to create the most flavorful meatballs ever.  Ricotta Turkey Meatballs with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Garlic Asiago Cream Sauce make a great topping for pasta or just eat them with a fork for a low-carb meal. We've had a ton of rain lately.  A lot.  Like my yard makes the squishy sound when you walk around.  It's kind of weird too because they're all those horribly, scary thunderstorms with buckets of rain falling … [Read more...]

Grilled Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

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Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. All opinions are my own. Cheesy nirvana on top of a grilled pizza crust!  Grilled Philly Cheesesteak Pizza has all the makings of the classic Philly cheesesteak but made just for summer by grilling the entire thing right on the grill rack.  Crispy and incredibly amazing. Just in case you were wondering which ‘burb I reside in…the secret’s out.  I’m a Philly ‘burbs girl all the way.  Born here…moved for a bit…back with a vengeance, I … [Read more...]