Sweet and Spicy Grilled Ham, Pineapple and Cheese

Sweet and spicy ham and pineapple grilled cheese! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Pineapple takes center stage in this spicy grilled ham and cheese! I cannot pinpoint exactly when I decided to added a little sweetness to my savory dishes.  But I’ve certainly become obsessed with it.   In the past several months I've combined smoky pork with the sweetness of pineapple, plump blueberries with basil,  and tart cherries on pizza.  And I’m just getting warmed up!  I think by combining the sweet and the savory all in one dish, … Continue reading →

Caprese Italian Sausage

A Caprese salad is the perfect topping for grilled Italian sausage! www.lemonsforlulu.com

 Caprese salad makes the perfect topping for spicy Italian sausage! The first time I had a Caprese Salad I was on my honeymoon in Mexico of all places.  I remember it was actually part of our very first meal there.  Clearly it was memorable because that is the only thing I remember eating the entire week!  But that Caprese salad, ah that WAS good!  The soft, silky mozzarella, the fresh, thickly sliced tomatoes, the brilliant basil and … Continue reading →

Smoked Sausage with Chow Chow Slaw

Grilled smoked sausage with a tangy sweet chow chow slaw! www.lemonsforlulu.com

 Grilled smoked sausage topped with the tangiest homemade chow chow slaw! One of my favorite local events is a big Oktoberfest in the city.  It happens every year in September.  Lots of cream puffs, draft beer, and the world’s largest chicken dance.  That right there is worth putting up with Portalets!  It wouldn’t be any German festival without lots of German sausage piled high with sauerkraut!  Sausage and kraut is about the only German food … Continue reading →

Chorizo Turkey Burger

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 This pumped up turkey burger is blended with spicy chorizo, pepper jack cheese, cool avacados and fresh pico de gallo!     I am not a big fan of the phrase “man food."  What does that really mean anyway?  The phrase would imply that men eat differently than women.  I would like to argue that point.  Men may eat more, but do they really eat differently?  I eat steak.  I eat pork, burgers, wings, and bacon.  And get this, I even grill … Continue reading →

Fajita Grilled Cheese

A spicy kicked up Fajita grilled cheese sandwich! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Fresh peppers, onions, mushrooms and avocados combine with spicy Jack cheese for a kicked up Fajita Grilled Cheese! I’m utterly addicted to spicy food.  There isn’t a food out there that I don’t think would be better with a little heat.  Heck even chocolate tastes better with a little chili powder.  Am I totally alone in this train of thought?  I didn’t think so.  It’s not really my fault.  I blame my parents, who were spicy food addicts … Continue reading →

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! www.lemonsforlulu.com

 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 … 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! www.lemonsforlulu.com

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. www.lemonsforlulu.com

 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 →