Monte Cristo Sandwich with Cranberry Jam

Leftover turkey and cranberry sauce are the stars of the show in this classic sandwich. Sweet, savory and bursting with flavor, the Monte Cristo Sandwich with Cranberry Jam is like french toast on steroids....completely amazing and fantastic on a crisp winter day. So easy to make. Tomorrow is the big day....the day we eat so much we all get bigger.  And need bigger pants.  The day we wish we didn't have that last bit of stuffing drenched in gravy.  The day we end up falling asleep by 6:00 … [Read more...]

Mini Reuben Sandwiches with Spicy Russian Dressing

Perfectly proportioned for snacking but loaded with bold, spicy flavor.  These Mini Reuben Sandwiches with Spicy Russian Dressing are a great tailgating snack and a must have for parties.  Simple to make, easy to bake. Crossing things off my bucket list is always so satisfying...except when you do the one thing that then you need to do again and again.  Like go to New York City and visit Katz's Deli....and order a pastrami on rye or a giant, gut-busting Reuben sandwich.  Either way, be … [Read more...]

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...]

How to Make The Very Best BLT

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Hellmann’s.  All opinions and statements are my own, as always. Tomato season is here, so why not punch up your lunch with the Very Best BLT.  Thick sliced white bread toasted to perfection then piled high with juicy ripe tomatoes, spinach, salty bacon and slathered with mayo.  Back to school never tasted so good. I’ve been talking about Back to School for a couple weeks but it’s finally here. The buses have hauled the kids away for the day and the … [Read more...]

Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries and Sunflower Seeds

This post is sponsored by ALDI.  All opinions and statements are my own, as always. Leftover roasted chicken is the key ingredient in this easy Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries and Sunflower Seeds.  Ready in just a few minutes and perfect for the kids lunch boxes…or your own! So, remember the Sunday chicken we made the yesterday?  You know, the simple one with just a handful of ingredients that resulted in the best chicken ever?  Yeah…that one.  Well, I hope you saved your leftovers … [Read more...]

The Very Best White Sandwich Bread

Soft and fluffy with a chewy crust, this is the Very Best White Sandwich Bread recipe ever.  Fragrant slices have a buttery crumb and are the best surface for slathering on some PB&J.   We had a few cool days before this sweaty heat wave rolled in where I was ready to bust out my leather boots and wool sweaters.  I think the temp reached a frigid 79 degrees for the high one day and I was, literally, wrapped up in a faux-fur blanket thinking of snowflakes and holiday decor.  I was … [Read more...]

Italian Pressed Picnic 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...]

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...]

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...]

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Sandwich with Cheesy Bearnaise Sauce

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...]