Sauteed Rainbow Chard Brunch

Easy summer farm to table brunch. Swiss chard saute brunch

Farm to table summer harvest brunch

Rainbow chard & Red Amaranth Saute with a sweet and tart lemon, ginger, and turmeric vinaigrette.

If you’re anything like me, you crave both a delicious and colorful meal. This is just that! Both hardy in flavor, and so fun to look at with all these vibrant fresh farm goodies.

Recently a friend of mine brought me over some of her summer harvest goodies. Included in her bag of treats were rainbow chard, red amaranth, jalapenos, and sweet red peppers. Read more

Sweet Tea Cocktail

Refreshing summertime sweet tea cocktail

Refreshing Summertime Sweet Tea Cocktail

There’s something quite nostalgic about a refreshing glass of iced cold sun brewed tea. This easy recipe is sure to bring some extra delight to your next summertime BBQ or backyard gathering. If you don’t have the time to brew your sweet tea by sun, simply use the boiling method for faster results. We will be enjoying this sweet tea cocktail all Holiday weekend long! It’s that good! Read more

Crispy Fried Wontons

Crispy fried wontons made at home

Homemade Chicken Wontons

These crispy fried wontons are a family favorite! The best part about this recipe is making them with others. It goes a lot faster when you recruit some helpers. My twelve year old son is now a bit of a wonton wrapping master. In this post, we are sharing the easiest way to wrap/fold your wontons. No matter the wrap, they are always a tasty treat!

make your own fried wontons

perfect crispy fried wontons

I prefer to stuff my wontons with ground chicken, most recipes call for ground pork. You can use any type of ground meat, or for a vegetarian option, you can go with meatless crumbles. I use chicken because I am basically a chicken-atarian. Read more

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Bisque Soup

Perfect Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Bisque Soup

Scrumptious homemade red pepper and tomato bisque soup you’ll make over and over again!

 

I recently started back up with Produce on Wheels, if you don’t know what that is. It’s a great way to get fresh produce for next to nothing. For a $10 donation you can get up to 60lbs worth of seasonal fruits and vegetables. That’s a lot of produce. As I have used services like Produce on Wheels, I know finding uses or ways to store it all before it goes bad, can be pretty intimidating. So I created this recipe to help you tastefully purpose some of their common veggies available. Read more

Easy Lasagna Bites Appetizer

Easy Lasagna Bites Appetizer

Be the Hostess with the Mostest – Easy Lasagna Bites – Perfect game day appetizer

I honor of Super Bowl LI, here is an easy game day snack. These easy lasagna bites appetizer is always a crowd pleaser. But for the sake of realness, I will not be watching the game. I am one of those wives that casually strolls in to see some of the commercials, but otherwise is browsing my favorite online shops. Reading up on new recipes, or in gulped in a good blog post. Thank you internet for keeping me forever entertained.

As a foodie, regardless of loving football or not, I always want to keep the people happy with easy, tasty snacks. I can be a bit of a procrastinator, and was able to throw this simple treat together quickly. So that’s a WIN for me too! Read more

National Sandwich Month

National Sandwich Month Roundup

National Sandwich Month Roundup

I am gladly welcoming August for two reasons, its national sandwich month, and my kids are heading back to school soon! Double YES! And I really love getting creative with what to pack in my kids lunch boxes. So I’ve rounded up 8 great sandwiches from dinner to dessert. If you have a great sandwich recipe leave the link and I’ll add it to the list!

Fried Eggplant Sandwich

B Hansen Studios

Fried Eggplant Sandwich
This savory fried eggplant sandwich is both satisfying and filling. A roasted pepper and garlic spread bring the eggplant to life in this mouth watering recipe. A perfect way to celebrate National Sandwich month and impress your family and friends.

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Rose Bakes

Crockpot Sloppy Joes
This recipe for easy and delicious Crock Pot Sloppy Joes is a family favorite. Better than anything from a can!

Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies (2)

That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies
Outrageously decadent, these Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies are filled with a dreamy chocolate ganache!

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Whole Food | Real Families

Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich
Head back to your childhood with this Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich. This version is just a little healthier and without the plastic wrapper!

grilled caprese sandwich-3

Kristine in between

Grilled Caprese Sandwich
This tasty grilled caprese sandwich is perfect lunch or dinner. It’s quick to prepare and is ready in just minutes. It’s warm, filling, and full of gooey mozzarella cheese!

Gluten Free Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese with Strawberry Hot Sauce and Arugula hero

Fearless Dining

Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Arugula and Strawberry Hot Sauce
Ooey gooey, this pepper jack grilled cheese sandwich with arugula and strawberry hot sauce is packed full of flavor. What better way to celebrate National Sandwich Day?

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Creative Culinary

Marshall Field’s Chicken Salad Sandwich
My version of a classic sandwich from an iconic Chicago Department Store. Roasted chicken is combined with dried cranberries and nuts in a mayo and sour cream dressing and it’s all topped with crisp bacon. Perfect for National Sandwich Day!

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches Pin

Amee’s Savory Dish

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
These buffalo chicken sandwiches are full of amazing flavor and cook while you go about your day! This simple and tasty weeknight dinner is perfect for busy families.

Tina in the kitchen

Tina in the kitchen

I believe everyone needs to be photographed in the place they live at least once. This is my dear friend Tina from Time Out With Tina. We have been friends since we were 15 years old. We’ve only lived in the same state one year of our lengthy friendship. I’d say that’s pretty darn impressive. But the most impressive part of this beautiful human being is her giant heart. Tina was born with a heart to serve others. She is just an all around amazing person. So when I approached her about a new blog project I am starting, she was on board before I even got through my second sentence. It was pretty easy to get Tina in the kitchen for me to photograph. Read more

Fried Eggplant Sandwich

Fried Eggplant Sandwich

Fried Eggplant Sandwich with sweet pepper and garlic spread

Before you go and get started on this project of a sandwich, let me warn you… it takes some time. Completely worth it in the end. I prefer to make this when I already have left over fried eggplant from the day before. But if you’re in the mood for a delicious, hearty, warm and gooey sandwich, and you’ve got some time to spare…this one’s for you! I am going to give you all the yummy layers to this satisfying Sammy, get ready for a treat.

I like to keep this roasted mini sweet pepper and garlic spread on hand. Not only is it super easy to make and store, it goes great on a lot of things! Pasta’s, sandwiches, and even stuffed into  chicken!

Roasted sweet pepper and garlic Spread

To make: Buy a bag of mini sweet peppers and a whole head of garlic. Remove seeds and stems from peppers and cut them in half. Place your chopped peppers along with 4-5 big garlic cloves on a baking sheet, drizzle some olive oil and sea salt of the top and bake at 400 degrees until golden.

Roasting mini sweet peppers

delicious roasted mini sweet peppers

Let it cool and blend in a small food processor. Store in glass jar in your refrigerator for up to two months.

roasted sweet pepper and garlic paste

Fried eggplant is one of my favorite snacks. Eggplant is a staple in my kitchen. But I’ve shared this before. To bread my eggplant I give them an egg bath and dip them in a 2-3 ratio of parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Add a pinch of salt to your dry mix. I like to bread all the eggplant prior to starting, this way I am not trying to do two things at once, causing me to burn them.
Fry on both sides until golden brown in some extra virgin olive oil.

breaded eggplant to fry

frying eggplant

perfectly fried eggplant

Now to the good part, building this amazing sandwich for you to actually enjoy! I begin toasting my bread with fresh mozzarella on one slice, and my roasted sweet pepper and garlic spread on the other. Once my bread is toasted to buttery perfection I add some thinly sliced tomato, handful of spinach leaves, and of course your fried eggplant. Add as many of each as you want. You really can’t go wrong when making this sandwich.

fresh motzella cheese

roasted sweet pepper and garlic spread

layered fried eggplant sandwich

I could eat this sandwich everyday, and not get sick of it. True story.

hearty fried eggplant sandwich