Philly Style Roast Pork Sandwich

Inspired by Dinic's Roast Pork Sandwich at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, this Philly Style Roast Pork Sandwich is simply amazing.  Loaded with tender pulled pork that's been slow roasted for hours then topped with cheese, broccoli rabe and roasted peppers....a true Philly favorite that everyone will love. If you haven't ever been to Reading Terminal Market and you happen to venture to America's birthplace (Philly...I'm talking about Philadelphia) this is definitely something … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

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 everywhere are going back to school and I can … [Read more...]

The Very Best Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh summer tomatoes chopped then tossed with onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice.  The simplest and best way to enjoy summer's bounty.  The Very Best Fresh Tomato Salsa is bright, juicy and irresistible. Last night, I found myself with a giant heaping pile of nachos in front of me for dinner.  It was hot, sticky and I was wearing a long-sleeved black shirt.  (The shirt was really soft didn't help.) I didn't feel like cooking and my sister wanted to go out, we had … [Read more...]

The Very Best Barbecue Baked Beans

Topped with crisp bacon and blended with TWO secret ingredients, these are definitely the VERY Best Barbecue Baked Beans ever.  Tangy, sweet and slightly spicy these beans are baked until bubbly and a great side dish for any occasion.   Here's where my tinkering in the kitchen started.  Baked beans.  It was the first time in my life that I realized things don't always have to be "as is".  As in...straight from the can without any additional intervention.  My mom used to doctor up … [Read more...]

Barbecue Chicken Sliders with Broccoli Blue Cheese Slaw and Kettle Chips

Tangy, sweet Barbecue Chicken Sliders are topped with a light and creamy slaw made with broccoli stems and blue cheese.  Served with a side of homemade kettle chips, this simple recipe can easily feed a crowd without emptying your wallet. Guess what?  Summer is OFFICIALLY here on Sunday at 12:38 PM EST.  Really.  I's so exciting even though we've been celebrating "summer" for the past few weeks with things like Lobster Pasta Salad and Fajita Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup. … [Read more...]

Cheese Stuffed Sliders with Balsamic Onion Jam

This post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. All opinions are my own. Surprise your barbecue guests this summer with a surprise inside a burger!  Cheese Stuffed Sliders with Balsamic Onion Jam are sure to be a hit on National Cheese Day as well as all summer long. I love small food.  I feel like if I am eating small food, I’m eating less…even if it ends up being more.  And then I can try a bunch of different things and I’m not committed to eating one item that I may not like.  I’m always … [Read more...]

Spicy Cumin Dusted Tortilla Chips

Not your ordinary tortilla chips!  These Spicy Cumin Dusted Tortilla Chips take minutes to make and are a great way to spice up your chip bowl.   Freshly made tortilla chips are like a gift from the heavens.  Really.  Once you've had them you will never go back to the commercial variety again.  This is a warning....because you are now going to be frying up batches of tortilla chips whenever you have a hankering for chips and guac.  Or whenever you have corn tortillas that are going stale … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Dipped in hot sauce and wrapped in bacon, these Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Tenders have half the calories of the fried version.  Serve them with this light Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce for the tastiest, guilt-free game day snack ever. Bacon gets a bad rap.  It's true.  Sure, some versions are loaded with sodium....and fat....but if you use it in moderation and in a way where you render off most of that fat it can be your friend.  It can make something you don't really love much taste … [Read more...]

Pimento Cheese Spread

Sharp cheddar, Colby Jack and cream cheese are blended with spices to create this classic Southern staple. Pimento Cheese is easy to make and crazy addictive. Pimento Cheese is one of those foods that looks kind of mysterious. I was a little scared to try it the first time it was served to me. We were visiting my mother-in-law, who just happened to live in South Carolina at the time, and she served Pimento Cheese as part of a cheese platter. There it was, heaped in a bowl...kinda … [Read more...]