Grilled Chicken Peach and Quinoa Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Chicken Peach and Quinoa Salad

Healthy, fresh and simple, Grilled Chicken Peach and Quinoa Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette is loaded with summer flavors.  Sweet peaches pair perfectly with grilled chicken and are topped with a zippy raspberry vinaigrette that's super easy to make in the blender. I know I keep talking about "fall is coming" and school busses barreling down the road but the fact is...summer isn't over yet.  Who's happy to hear that?  Actually, we have about a month left of summer and, to me, this is the … [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...]

Sausage Egg and Cheese Croissant with Maple Dijon Sauce

Jimmy Dean Croissant Sandwich 2

A zesty twist on a classic breakfast sandwich. This Sausage Egg and Cheese Croissant with Maple Dijon Sauce is a great way to start your day, packed with flavor and will quickly become a family breakfast staple. Bonus…the Maple Dijon Sauce doubles as a savory dip for an after-school snack! I am not a planner….it's just not in me. I'm more of a fly by the seat of my pants kinda gal and that doesn't really bode well when the school year begins. Kids running around the house begging for food … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

Mediterranean Pita

Soft pita bread stuffed with marinated artichokes, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms make this Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich the perfect vegetarian meal.  A great option for on-the-go lunches and beach side picnics. Seagulls hate fruits and veggies.  That's my fun fact for the day.  How do I know this?  Well, in all the time I've been hanging out on the beach this summer....I've never been attacked for a peach...or a grape...or a carrot.  Anytime I've had a sandwich with … [Read more...]

Zucchini Tart with Sweet Corn, Basil and Parmesan

Zucchini Tart with Sweet Corn, Basil and Parmesan | The Suburban Soapbox #howisummer

Paper thin slices of zucchini are nestled in a light and airy puff pastry crust creating a beautiful summer tart.  Topped with sweet corn, parmesan cheese and a garlic basil butter, one bite will reconfirm that summer baking is the best. I bet one of you has a zucchini lying around your kitchen...or in your garden...or one will show up very soon from a neighbor who got overzealous with the garden this year.  I always find it hilarious at the end of the summer when I walk into someone's … [Read more...]

Spinach Blue Cheese and Chickpea Pasta Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Spinach Blue Cheese and Chickpea Pasta Salad Stuffed Tomatoes | The Suburban Soapbox  #RonzoniSummer #pmedia #ad

Disclaimer: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Ronzoni, all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RonzoniSummer  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV   Light and healthy, Spinach Blue Cheese and Chickpea Pasta Salad Stuffed Tomatoes are stunning and delectable.  A great dish to serve when hosting a lunch or playdate, kids will love it too! I've been eating all the things lately.  You know...ALL the things.  Pizza, hot dogs … [Read more...]

Southwestern Tuna Pizza

Southwestern Tuna Pizza

Amp up your lunch with something spicy, healthy and satisfying.  Southwestern Tuna Pizza packs a flavor punch and will keep you energized all afternoon.  Ready in just minutes, they are perfect for a quick, light dinner too! There once was a time when I couldn't eat any more tuna.....ever.  I had packed myself so many tuna salad sandwiches that one more could have caused me to go all Thelma and Louise...minus Louise.  But they were easy to make...make the salad on Sunday, have a … [Read more...]

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Sandwich with Cheesy Bearnaise Sauce

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Sandwich with Cheesy Bearnaise Sauce | The Suburban Soapbox #grilledsandwich

Take your steak up a notch by tossing it with a creamy, cheesy béarnaise sauce.  This Grilled Beef Tenderloin Sandwich with Cheesy Bearnaise Sauce is loaded with sautéed mushrooms and fried onion then piled high on a hollowed out ciabatta bread.  A sandwich worthy of a celebration all it's own.   I was going to write how this is a manly sandwich...that was my plan.  THEN the cover of Vanity Fair was revealed and Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to the world.  It kind of turned the media on … [Read more...]

Sausage and Giardiniera Pizza

Sausage and Giardiniera Pizza | The Suburban Soapbox #pizza

Pickled vegetables and spicy sausage are a match made in pizza heaven.  An unlikely combination, this Sausage and Giardiniera Pizza will be a big hit on Pizza Friday...guaranteed! Chicago is one of my favorite places to visit.  The city is simply stunning and the food is a culinary lover's dream come true.  They have it all....from deep dish pizzas and caramel corn to their italian beef sandwiches doused in beef juices, you will not leave there hungry.  Their fine dining isn't too shabby … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Tuna Wrap

Mediterranean Tuna Wrap 6

Heart-healthy and satisfying, this Mediterranean Tuna Wrap is loaded with good for you veggies, beans and protein. Rolled up in a multi-grain wrap, this is the best portable lunch on the planet. Sandwiches are easy.  So easy they get boring because you end up making the exact same thing every single day.  And taking leftovers to work the very day after you just had them for dinner takes a little of the excitement out of your short mid-day break.  Even working from home, I get caught in … [Read more...]