Sandwiches & Snacks

This section includes all sandwiches, burgers and picky snacks for parties or movies! I try  not to eat sandwiches that often to avoid eating the bread, or the chips and fries that usually come with it however these are more on the healthy side and to me very guilt free! Then there are the times when you just need a good burger or sandwich,

BBQ Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches for #SundaySupper

BBQ Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches for #SundaySupper

Summer is officially here in the New England state where I reside. It means A LOT of grilling and eating outside any chance we get. My husband and I waited many years to have a beautiful deck to really enjoy! I love watching my kids play in the back yard while my husband flips steaks, or sometimes I'll get creative and figure out how to make a meatloaf or lasagna on the grill. I am happy to partner up with Gallo Family Vineyards and the #SundaySupper family for another exciting event. Grilling with wine is today's theme and when I first saw the selected wine's to choose from I instantly knew what I wanted to create. Have you tried Gallo's Sweet White Blend yet? Gallo explains it as bursting with peach, tropical fruit and honeydew flavors. Well I couldn't agree more. It was exactly what

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A New Me!! Healthy Breakfast Ideas

A New Me!! Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Well if your a follower of me on Facebook you must know by now that I've jumped on the BeachBody band wagon. It's not that I never wanted to. I just always used time as my excuse. I didn't have time. Who has time to workout when I barley have time to pee some days! Then I was introduced to my coach Kelly. We were laughing the other day because we forget how we got connected but we did and that's all that matters. I then joined a free Abs and Butt Challenge for the month of May with Kelly. Each day she'd post a round of exercises and off I'd go to fit them into my crazy life. Doing a plank here, a wall sit there, and situps as I watched TV at night. As the month went on I jumped back onto my CoreBody Reformer and started walking/jogging with my son on nice days. Then I contacted Kelly

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I’m bringing Veggie Loaded Sandwichess to the #PicnicGame

I’m bringing Veggie Loaded Sandwichess to the #PicnicGame

  Today we are celebrating International Picnic Day by bringing you a basket packed with goodies from A to Z, in the style of the picnic game! Drop by the Sunday Supper Movement to see the whole picnic spread out on our virtual blanket. I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing... Asian Chicken Salad from Try Anything Once Culinary Beautiful Beet Salad from Small Wallet, Big Appetite Chicken Muffuletta from Marlene Baird Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups from The Dinner-Mom Elote from Peaceful Cooking Fennel Slaw from FoodieTots Greek Farro Salad from That Skinny Chick Can Bake Honey Porter Glazed Chicken and Vegetable Skewers from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks Italian Pasta Salad from Casa de Crews Japanese Plum Sushi from NinjaBaking.com Kudos Kitchen Kolaches from Kudos

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Red Wine Meatballs Subs for #SundaySupper

Red Wine Meatballs Subs for #SundaySupper

When I think of my husband and a dish he would really love I tend to think of two things. meat and.....any kind of meat. He's that kind of guy. He had a meat and potato dish every night for dinner when he was a kid. I make him steak for almost every special occasion we celebrate. When Gallo Family Vineyards reached out to partner with #SundaySupper with a theme of "A Father's Day Feast, I couldn't help but do something different for him. I lost my father over ten years ago so when I met my husband he easily became the favorite man in my life. However, when he became a father, a whole different kind of love was born. We all have our different kinds of things we love to do for those special men in our lives. Nothing makes me happier than cooking for my husband, Isn't he a lucky guy? I

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Taco Turkey Burgers

Taco Turkey Burgers

So if you haven't noticed I've taken a break from Featured Friday's. I miss it. However It was a long winter and I was too overwhelmed with trying to do Featured Friday, #Sunday Supper , Letters to my kids and some sponsored events. If you missed them here are a few I've done this year! Stay tuned because I have a few more coming your way!! Don't worry I'll be bringing Featured Friday's back soon! The Miracle Blanket - A Review Yogurt and Granola Parfaits with Ladera Granola Poached Pear Bread with Dixie Crystals Pork with Moscato Sauce & Veggies So it's not the ingredients of this burger that makes this one of the best turkey burgers I've ever had it's more about EVERYTHING in between the buns! Who would have guessed that avocado would go awesomely on a burger!

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Oven Fries – Date Night Vol. 5

Oven Fries – Date Night Vol. 5

I've never been able to master the art of "baking" fries. I won't fry them because I'd rather just order take out fries. I've tried baking them at all different temperatures, time lengths, I just couldn't see how everyone else got them to be anything but mush. I love fries, rather they are mush or now because, well they are potatoes and I love all kinds of potatoes, every which way! I've followed numerous amounts of recipes to a T and they still wouldn't come out the way I wanted them to. Sooooooo I reached out to my Facebook Foodies and there was a suggestion of soaking the fries (all cut up) an hour before you bake them. Genius! Why didn't I think of that!! I always jacked up the temperature in hopes of crisping them but then they would just burn and get soggier! Now I'll be honest,

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Pear & Cottage Cheese Breakfast

Pear & Cottage Cheese Breakfast

I found this recipe in a new cookbook I got for Christmas this year. I have to admit it sounded a bit "weird" when I first read the ingredients but then I realized......hey I like everything in it so why wouldn't it work! I was looking for a change up, something light to have for breakfast, and then I realized it could also be for lunch or a snack too! So when I made it, I originally had it for breakfast, then I had it for lunch the next day, then I had it as a snack the following day! That is a Win-Win-Win in my book! The celery and walnuts gives it just the bit of crunch you need! What you'll need: 2 Pears, diced 1 cup of low fat cottage cheese 1/4 cup of glazed walnuts or pecans, chopped 1/2 cup of red grapes, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped How to make it: Mix the

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The Blonde Can Cook – Featured Friday

The Blonde Can Cook – Featured Friday

Happy Friday Folks! Another one upon us! Another Friday closer to my favorite holiday of all time! Christmas is my favorite holiday because it means being with family and that's my favorite thing to do. Sit, chat, and eat! Now that we have three babes in the family it's even more fun! That's one thing that this weeks Co-Host has in common with this Momma! Mallory from The Blonde Can Cook loves being with her family in and out of the kitchen! Let's welcome Mallory to Momma's kitchen! Also lets congratulate her and her husband on the newest addition to their family this past October! They had their first babe but not sure if it was a boy or a girl, Mallory's site is ALL ABOUT food!! Don't read too much of my site Mallory being a first time mom and all I may scare you away teeheee....Just

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So Very Blessed – Featured Friday

So Very Blessed – Featured Friday

  Friday Friday Friday!!! Hello Hello!! Another Friday upon us friends! Some of the time I have to really think about how I came across the blog that I'm featuring each week. Well this is one of those weeks. Becky joins us today from So Very Blessed! Welcome Becky! Like me Becky loves and adores food, feels drawn to take pictures of it and yes her kitchen is her happy place too!! She is a married lady, her other half is Daniel and they share two adorable pups called Roxy and Boots, too cute! Becky lives in Arizona and spends her day as a Sign Language interpreter, she finds her hands constantly signing away even if you don't know it, so she sits on them often HA! She hopes once her husband finishes school they will get to move back home where her family resides in Colorado. I

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Frozen “Boo” Nana Pops for #SundaySupper

Frozen “Boo” Nana Pops for #SundaySupper

Well it's Sunday and it's almost Halloween so you know what that means right??!!! Yes a Halloween Party for #SundaySupper! Thought Halloween was never a favorite holiday of mine,  now that I have kids I have to admit I actually like it now!! Kathia over at Basic N Delicious is hosting this fabulous party this week! I can't wait to see what everyone has made! I have a great little treat you can whip up with your little one before Halloween at the end of next week! Or heck if you like banana's and white chocolate this little treat is meant for you!! Happy Sunday folks! Next time I'll use actual white baking chocolate, I used white chocolate chips and melted them because that's what the recipe called for but I found they got lumpy the more I kept microwaving them to melt them more.

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Mama’s Blissful Bites – Featured Friday

Mama’s Blissful Bites – Featured Friday

Happy Friday!!! Guess what??? Psst.........Featured Friday is baaaaaaack!!! I'm a little nervous this time around because I can't seem to get as many blogs on board :( Sad face, I'm not really sure why, maybe I just need to keep reaching out but I have a few lined up and I'll just keep on trucking for now and share with you what I do have. I can't believe how much I've missed this Feature, and I'm so happy to kick it back off with one of my favorite Mama's!!! I featured this blog back in August of 2012. Wow can you believe I've known this Mama for a year??!!! Amber from Mama's Blissful Bites so graciously wanted to be Featured again!! Thank you Amber! Can you believe we've known each other a year? Yes me and this girl will text each other at all hours of the night asking

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Homemade Chicken Patties

Homemade Chicken Patties

So with a pound of ground chicken in the fridge and no other meat in the house I was on the search for a new dish that involved this such ground chicken! I love experimenting, and as my husband says, I hate cooking the same things more than once, LOL. It's true. When other food bloggers ask me how many new recipes I photograph a week my answer is at least 3 or 4 between dinners and some snacks and lunches. I know I'm insane, I have a folder on my laptop of unposted recipes that just keeps building and building! However that didn't stop me I still wanted something different. Then I found this baby. I think back to the chicken patties my sister and I used to eat back when we were kids. Yup, frozen. From the package. Hey back then they were good and we didn't care what the sodium level or

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Grilled Chicken Caesar Sandwiches #SundaySupper

Grilled Chicken Caesar Sandwiches #SundaySupper

Happy Sunday Everyone!!!! I can't believe I'm finally back from a three month hiatus! In one breath it was a VERY quick three months, a vision of grilled food and cocktails on the deck, then in the next it was a VERY long three months as my little (big) guy went from a cranky baby to finally a baby who anyone would melt over. Don't worry Sunday is still my favorite day of the week! I've missed my #SundaySupper crew, I've missed their delicious creations and their wonderful sense of style, creativity and the way they make me smile every week! This week Lane over at Supper for a Steal is hosting this fabulous Sunday event! Yes that name sounds familiar to some of you because her and her blog were Featured Here and I cooked two of her yummy recipes! Thanks for hosting Lane! Sooooo what is

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Stuffed Burgers

Stuffed Burgers

I thought it was only appropriate to share this recipe with you since it's summer time, we all have our grills fired up almost on a daily basis, and well............it's just that darn good!!! I remember when Tara, a blogger friend of mine, posted this recipe back in April, I thought to myself WE MUST TRY these! Sure enough the first nice weekend we had in April, these puppies were whipped up! The only thing I changed in it was swapping out the group beef for ground turkey. I still used the ground pork though! Oh and I also used fake bacon, it's less fat and calories and it's way easier to cook (or microwave in this case) than regular bacon! If your having some friends over for the weekend and your thinking of making burgers and your looking to change up the same ol'

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Guest Post – Ham Salad Sandwiches

Guest Post – Ham Salad Sandwiches

Hello everyone!!! I'm excited to introduce you to Sarah today. She was kind enough to share with us her favorite Summer Recipe!!! I wanted to have some great Guest Posts for you while I take some time off to be with my family while we welcome our second child into this world. Sarah blogs over at Curious Cuisiniere. I met her through the #SundaySupper group and she's got some amazing recipes on her site.  I'm so happy she agreed to help me out and share a recipe of hers with all of you lovelies. Sarah gets her love and passion for food from her Mother and her Grandmother. Her website is all about her and her husband's food ventures in the kitchen. So let's give Sarah a warm welcome and thank you so much for sharing your favorite Summer recipe with us Sarah!! "I've decided to do Ham

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Going on a Picnic for #SundaySupper!!

Going on a Picnic for #SundaySupper!!

Yes I still fantasized about that dreamy guy that would pick me up without me knowing where we were off to. The guy would pack a cute picnic basket fully equipped with my favorite wine, glasses, cheeses, crackers, fruit and the whole shabang! He would spread out a comfy blanket and feed me the cheese and some grapes, then the screaming baby in the background awakens me from my dream! Back to reality!! Oh and the dreamy guy......of course he's my hubby! :) So this weekend officially kicks off Summer for my family! Well I should say it usually does, it's Memorial Day weekend, which is opening weekend at the campground we go to every summer. Why is this year different than any other year you ask? Well I'm due to have my son in 5 weeks and my camper has yet to be cleaned and opened for the

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Featured Friday – girlichef

Featured Friday – girlichef

Oh that sweet day of the week again.........it's called Friday and it's here!! Today's Co-Host is not only a #SundaySupper contributor but a great gal that chose to forgive me because she was actually signed up to be featured in February!!! For the first time in Featured Friday history this Momma messed up her dates! So again I owe Heather an apology and a special Thank you for rescheduling with me. I'm so glad she understands the blogging world can sometimes get the best of us because this is one Feature I did not want to miss. Heather blogs over at girlichef and has some AMAZING recipes that I can't wait to introduce you to! Heather compares her love of food to the sight of something that looks devine, to a touch that we may use to hold a handful of goodness or our ears when a

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Kiddo Friendly Burgers

Kiddo Friendly Burgers

I've made my own burgers before but they were never anything "special" I like a fat flavorful burger. Wait until May because I'm going to have a full week of burger recipes here!! YES you heard me right, a full week of a different burger, a different way!! I LOVE me a burger and I try my hardest to keep them on the healthier leaner side too, I promise!! For now......let me introduce you to a filling, nutritious, kid friendly burger that your kiddo will gobble up..........OK well every kid but mine! I haven't given up hope with her yet on this one though.....she did eat a few bites, so since I froze a bunch of these babies we are having them again soon! As most of you know, I have a picky eater, there is nothing worse than having a picky eater when you enjoy cooking as much as I do.

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Featured Friday – Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Featured Friday – Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Today's Co-Host is a #SundaySupper favorite of mine. I've been following Brianne's blog since I started blogging. She is a fantastic writer, has some amazing recipes and includes her little boy in a lot of her posts!  Brianne is a Chemical Engineer-turned-stay-at-home-mom/wannabe-pastry-chef-and-wedding-planner with a meticulous, perfectionist nature and a huge fear of failure.  Don't worry........that all makes sense to her. She also has a toddler, a mortgage, a wheat allergy, high cholesterol  and not enough willpower to to spend her days surrounded by flour, sugar, butter and chocolate. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t still LOVE LOVE LOVE food and parties and such.  So here in her own corner of the interwebs she is creating a little virtual home for her recipes, thoughts,

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Steak & Cheese Sandwiches w/Au Jus Sauce

Steak & Cheese Sandwiches w/Au Jus Sauce

I've actually been sitting on this goodness of a sandwich since last Winter!! I had never made an Au Jus Sauce before so when I saw this recipe I knew it had me and my husband's name written all over it because we both LOVE steak and cheese sandwiches! I changed the meat in this recipe because as I was food shopping one day I walked past the meat counter and saw the shaved steak and immediately wanted to create something with it. It's a simple classic sandwich with a dipping sauce that can be for any busy weeknight or lunch! Serves: 2 Recipe Adapted From: More Than Gourmet Ingredients: Sandwich rolls or Italian Bread 1 pd of shaved steak 1 tbsp of prepared horseradish 1 1/2 cups of beef stock 1 1/2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp of olive oil 4 Slices of 2%

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