Short Rib and Taleggio Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Short Rib Grilled Cheese 2

Rich meaty short ribs combined with creamy, smooth taleggio cheese make this the world's best grilled cheese sandwich. This, my friends, is the ultimate comfort food. I've been struggling to write this post for almost a week.  I wanted to share this amazing sandwich with all of you so you could use up your leftover Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs. ;-)  I wanted to share it immediately but, life.  Sometimes it throws you a wicked curve ball.  One that can leave you reeling for days.  One that … [Read more...]

Baked Garlic-Parmesan Wings

Garlic Parmesan Wings 5

Crispy baked wings, coated in a spicy garlic butter and parmesan cheese will definitely be a surprise to any tailgater this season.  As tasty twist on the usual buffalo wings, these are slightly healthier because we skipped the deep-fryer. I have trouble adjusting to change.  Especially change that was not of my own doing.  Especially.....when someone I don't know throws a wrench into my life.  Like when they steal my car off my driveway in the middle of the night.  Yep.  It happened. … [Read more...]

Chicken Pad Thai Wontons

Chicken Pad Thai Wontons 5

The popular Thai noodle dish tucked into a crispy wonton...for dinner on the run!  These tasty treats are bursting with flavor and make eating Pad Thai a lot of fun.  The slightly spicy dipping sauce adds even more depth of flavor and makes these perfect for parties! I'm a huge fan of portable foods.  Dumplings, Wontons, Potstickers....you name it...I like things stuffed into little pouches.  It's like a little gift...for your mouth.  Sometimes you never know what you're gonna get, like a … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Chili

Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Chili | The Suburban Soapbox

A slow cooked chili with hints of sweetness and a bit of heat.  This is the perfect no-fuss game day meal! No beans here, friends.  I am not a fan.  So...my recipe, my rules...no beans.  This helps when you have a roomful of men watching the big game.  The no beans rule.  Beans do things to you....that's all I'm saying.  I think when you have a bunch of people munching on cheese, hot dogs and beans all within a few hours....mix that with some beer....you see where this is heading. Add … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Cheesesteak

Slow Cooker Chicken Cheesesteak | The Suburban Soapbox

Don't worry Philly friends, I don't dare attempt to make a real Philly cheesesteak in my slow cooker.  It just can't be done.  I've seen it attempted by many, many bloggers but it's not the same.  I won't even try the recipe.  If I am craving the real deal, it's not coming from a crock pot. This, however, is a Slow Cooker Chicken Cheesesteak.  An easy, healthy, less messy alternative to making a real Philly Cheesesteak at home.  I don't know about you but when I'm done frying up all the meat, … [Read more...]

Baked Spicy Asian Chicken Wings

Baked Spicy Asian Chicken Wings - The Suburban Soapbox

It's still football season.  I don't watch football but I know the Eagles made the playoffs (I think it's the playoffs) and therefore, it's still football season.  I know the Super Bowl is the last game of the season so I'm not completely in the dark.  Hey...did I mention I used to be a cheerleader....for football? It's not that I don't love the game but the sound of a game on television if I'm home alone (or in a roomful of football fans) will put me to sleep.  Unless there's amazing food … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sweet and Spicy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

If you're not hosting Thanksgiving this year and you're the guest.....you should definitely take these Sweet and Spicy Sausage Stuff Mushrooms to the party.  Your host will love you and probably give you extra gravy, butter or wine...or all three.  They're that good. I found a recipe many years ago on Epicurious.com for Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms.  It was my go-to appetizer for any party where I wanted to impress the hosts...and guests for that matter.  If my husband hadn't already put a ring … [Read more...]

Spicy Pineapple Guacamole

Spicy Pineapple Guacamole

An avocado is like a timebomb...once you cut that bugger open you must use it or lose it.  I probably eat more avocado than necessary because if I want a few slices for a sandwich I feel the need to eat the whole thing or risk watching it turn a horrible shade of brownish, grayish, green right before my eyes.  Sometimes I will just not eat it at all because I don't want it to go to waste.  Then they shrivel up in the veggie bin because I didn't use them for fear of waste. Ironic. Sometimes I … [Read more...]