The Very Best White Sandwich Bread

White 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

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...]

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...]

Barbecue Chicken Sliders with Broccoli Blue Cheese Slaw and Kettle Chips

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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 know...it'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

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...]

California Cobb Sandwich

California Cobb Sandwich

Everyone's favorite salad turned into a gigantic sandwich fit for a crowd.  This overstuffed California Cobb Sandwich is loaded with chicken, blue cheese and avocado.  Perfect for a picnic or toting to the beach for a surf side lunch.  Just watch out for the seagulls. It's beach season.  I'm absolutely giddy about it, minus the fact that I did not get bikini ready what-so-ever.  But really, how could I when I make things like Monte Cristo Breakfast Casseroles and Strawberries and Cream … [Read more...]

Short Rib and Taleggio Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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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...]

Bacon “Lettuce” and Peach Sandwich with Basil Mayo

Bacon Lettuce and Peach Sandwich with Basil Mayo | The Suburban Soapbox

Sweet peaches are the perfect stand-in for tomatoes in this remake of everyone's favorite BLT.  Plain Jane lettuce is also replaced with peppery arugula to make one deliciously easy summer sandwich! I was smacked in the face the other day with the harsh reality that summer is not going to last forever.  What I mean is....I was, literally, smacked in the face with a decorative witch at the grocery store.  Yep...I walked right into it while rushing to the laundry detergent aisle and was … [Read more...]

Easy Classic Lobster Rolls

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Skip the overpriced restaurant version and make your own Lobster Rolls at home.  A much more cost-effective way to enjoy this classic New England treat.  Lightly dressed in lemon mayo and melted butter, served on a toasted roll and sprinkled with chives....this is what summer is all about. I LOVE the beach.  I, seriously, think I was born with sand between my toes.  There's nothing more relaxing to me than a beach vacation.....the food, the sand, the ocean and a good book.  But mostly the … [Read more...]

Open-Faced Pulled Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

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These easy to make sandwiches require very little prep time!  The chicken is made in the slow cooker and takes only two ingredients....no browning required.  A few minutes of assembly and some time under the broiler make them the best for busy weeknight dinners. You know those days....the days that go horribly wrong and all you want is something comforting to eat.  Those days that you were late to work because you may have overslept but still didn't get enough sleep because that was the … [Read more...]