Open Faced Fried Egg Sandwich with Edamame

A homemade edamame spread is slathered on a ciabatta bread. White cheddar, veggies and a fried egg rests right on top!

 Homemade edamame spread is the base for this simple open faced sandwich.  Veggies, cheese and a fried egg rest right on top! I used to love eating soft boiled eggs.  They always seemed so sophisticated to me.  The  little egg would rest gingerly in it’s own delicate porcelain cup.  I would use a specially sized spoon to gently tap the top of the egg to start the peeling process.  I’d peel the egg down to the top of the cup.  At this point I’d … Continue reading →

Fontina, Apricot and Chocolate Grilled Cheese

This sandwich is both sweet and savory with Fontina cheese, Hershey’s chocolate speed and apricot jam!

This grilled cheese sandwich is the perfect blend of sweet and savory.   It is filled with thick slices of fontina cheese, rich chocolate spread and sweet apricot jam! I was going to make a simple grilled cheese.  You know, bread, American cheese, and a little butter.  But then I remembered the fontina cheese in the fridge.  A fontina grilled cheese sounded rather gourmet.  Then I thought to myself, if I’m going for gourmet, I may as well go … Continue reading →

Turkey Melt with Caramelized Onions and Spicy Pumpkin Mayo {An Extraordin-Dairy Adventure I}

Turkey melt with caramelized onions and a spicy pumpkin mayo.

 This is not your ordinary turkey melt!  This sandwich is stuffed with smoked turkey, Muenster cheese, Caramelized onions and a spicy pumpkin mayo!  You may never have ordinary again!   Last week I had the opportunity of a lifetime.  Myself and eight other bloggers were treated to a dairy adventure sponsored by the American Dairy Association Mideast.  Our hosts from the Dairy Association were absolutely … Continue reading →

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wrap

This Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wrap will change the way you do sandwiches! Hidden Valley Ranch takes ordinary sandwiches and makes them extraordinary! Growing up I watched my mom pack my dad the same lunch day after day.  He had a hard salami sandwich on rye bread and an apple every single day.  Being the grateful AND dutiful husband that he was, he ate the same lunch every day without complaint.  I always marveled at his … Continue reading →

Cajun Pork Sliders

Cajun Pork Slider

Sliders make the perfect appetizer as well as a fun dinner idea! These sliders are made with  colorful peppers, ground pork, Andouille sausage and Cajun spices! I've had a love affair with tiny objects for as long as I can remember.  My mom had these tiny plastic babies that were 2 inches tall.  Each little doll wore a tiny crochet cap and a matching dress.  Each day I would check on my little babies.  I'd sit and stare and marvel at the fact … Continue reading →

Fried Green Tomato BLT

Fried Green Tomato BLT

This is not your average blt! Fried green tomatoes are paired with lots of crispy bacon and a spicy aioli for a twist on the classic sandwich! Have you ever had a meal that left you speechless and breathless all at once?  I can honestly say this has only happened to me twice, and both meals were remarkably similar.  They both involved fried green tomatoes and bacon, both had "low country" in the title  and both were sandwiches.  On both … Continue reading →

Spicy Italian Subs

Spicy Italian Subs

Deli meat  and provolone cheese are piled high in these thick and flavorful  spicy Italian sub sandwiches! The best sub sandwiches I ever ate were found in a dive bar near the University of Cincinnati.   Every Friday night you would find me at Sub Galley stuffing my face with these spicy Italian Subs.  The subs were extraordinary, but the experience as a whole was something unique.  This was the sort of corner bar that most college kids … Continue reading →

Grilled Veggie Quesadilla {#GrillwithPompeian #ad}

Grilled Veggie Quesadilla

   This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian Olive Oil Want the perfect summer dinner?  Try a grilled quesadilla with simple veggies tossed with olive oil and topped with homemade pesto and goat cheese! I love summertime for so many reasons, the sunshine, the late nights with the kids catching fireflies and watching the stars, and the FOOD!  I love being able to fire up the grill for dinner each night.  The grill … Continue reading →

Portabella Mushroom Burgers with Chimichurri Guacamole

Portabella Burgers with Chimichurri Guacamole

Meaty portabella mushrooms make for the perfect vegetarian burger!  Homemade chimichurri is mixed with  fresh guacamole which rests perfectly atop spicy Pepper Jack cheese! I desperately need help!  I NEED a new pillow and I cannot seem to find one that is perfect for my weary head.  My pillow literally gives me a pain in the neck.  A BIG PAIN IN THE NECK!  Nothing will ruin your day more than when you wake to find that you … Continue reading →