Brie, Roasted Turkey, and Pear Panini

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Holy moly this week got crazy. Crazy good. Crazy bad. A little sad. And a lot, a lot of LOVE.   My amazing, brilliant, grandpa passed away this week. He battled Alzheimer's for over 8 years and I have never seen a more graceful fight in my life. Alzheimer's tries to take everything away from you, and even until the end it couldn't take his heart, I'm so happy he gets to rest now... and hopefully find the most kick butt Old Country Buffet up there in heaven (go figure the gourmet … [Read more...]

Turkey Sloppy Joes

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Ooooo I love sloppy joes! Everything about them.   They're the perfect sweet and tangy comfort food. They have that kind of 1950s nostalgia where there'd be a commercial with some elementary school kid spilling red sauce all over his newly pressed white tshrit and his mom just smiling and shaking her head...so much love for the sloppy joe!   Ok only I have to admit that my sloppy joe nostalgia doesn't usually jump to prepubescence, braces, and training bras; I go straight … [Read more...]

Caprese Sandwiches with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Today's post is going to be short & sweet! Mainly because my butt is on fire guys. Whoa. I started PT last week for this hip thing I have and I am sore in muscles...I knew I had (lets be serious), but were pretty content not getting any use. Now they're very unhappy about not being able to free load off the rest of my lower half - so¬†high maintenance! But before I go duct tape ice around my entire body I need to share my Caprese Sandwich recipe with you all! I made these sandwiches for a … [Read more...]

Chicken and Roasted Tomato Sandwich with Mozzarella

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So bare with me on this post everyone! Remember last Friday's post? My Quinoa Salad with Roasted Tomatoes?? I was trying to be all organized (for once) and coordinate recipes to show you how to rollover my Roasted Tomatoes into two recipes.... Aka..show you how to use Friday's post to make an easy dinner on Sunday. But... the Golden Globes were on... and Revenge... and Downton Abbey...so there was literally no time to do anything productive with my life besides rot on my couch with a glass of … [Read more...]

Tea Sandwiches – 2 Ways

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If you give a mouse a cookie....   She's going to want to make appetizers.. and salads... and cocktails.. and sandwiches...and what about a pasta salad? Maybe some cupcakes?? But someone might want a vegetarian option...??   That's pretty much what just happened this week.   It was one of my very best family friend's wedding showers this weekend at my house and I got to be in charge of the dessert buffet! It started out with my mom wanting me to just bake cookies … [Read more...]

Portobello Pesto Sandwich with Roasted Summer Veggies

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                          So today is National Start a Garden Day!   ...Just kidding. Its not. Is there already a day for this?? I figured if pancakes and Nutella get their own day so should starting a garden! So on behalf of all of the other procrastinating gardeners out there, I am officially establishing June 4 as "National You Waited Too Long So You Should Really … [Read more...]