Fiesta Friday #1 Sliders for Super Bowl

Four years ago I joined Fiesta Friday #1 (yes, the first one) when Angie’s blog was known as the Novice Gardener. Back then there were only 23 contributors – and no I was not featured ūüė¶¬† but I had lots of fun. Fiesta Friday has grown over the past four years where Angie’s blog is … Continue reading

Grilled Cheese with Taleggio, Onion Jam and Prosciutto

I came up with this recipe as I needed to use some onion jam I made recently with  Caramelized Onions. Everyone loves a grilled cheese because you can make it your own by the bread, cheese and other filling ingredients you like as well as the type of spread.  

Homemade Black Bean Burgers

There are two kinds of burgers I like to eat; Turkey and Black Bean. ¬†Not that I won’t eat a juicy beef burger but these two varieties ¬†are always in my freezer. I make my own Turkey Burgers¬†and see also Cobb Turkey Burgers¬†but I have still been eating Morningstar Spicy Black Bean Burgers instead of … Continue reading

Funny Frog Sliders – Boo!

Guess what we are having for lunch? ¬†Kings Hawaiian calls them “Vampwiches” – I think they look like scary frogs with big teeth ūüôā ¬†Actually, they are kind of funny. ¬†¬† I know the party goers at The Novice Gardener could use a snack and I know the two co-hosts Hilda @alongthegrapevine.wordpress.com and Julianna @foodieonboard.com … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

I like to make this type of sandwich especially for a big crowd. ¬†One benefit is I can make this in the slow cooker ahead of time and then just reheat. ¬†I already have posted recipes for Pulled Pork and Barbecue Beef Sandwiches¬†and now this finishes my “pulled” recipes.¬†¬†I have adapted this recipe from America’s … Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower, Pear and Butterkase Panini

On a Sunday morning I was exercising on my elliptical and watching the Food Channel and the Sandwich King was on.¬† Normally I do not watch this chef, Jeff Mauro, as I do not make a lot of sandwiches.¬†¬†He called this recipe “Roasted Cauliflower Melt” but I preferred the name I gave it as I … Continue reading

Super Bowl XLVIII Sliders

This is my¬†first Fiesta Friday¬†contribution to¬†Angie’s site, The Novice Gardener, but it is actually Super Bowl Sunday.¬† This is the first time I have joined a “blog party”¬† but what a¬†fun way to meet other bloggers.¬† Now, if I can just figure out what I am doing and link up to this fabulous party created … Continue reading

Pesto Chicken Panini

These sandwiches were a big hit beginning in the early 2000s and as far as I am concerned are still a hit.¬† The flavors blend together so well under the weight and heat of the Panini press.¬† With sun-dried and green basil pesto (homemade) what a combination this Panini is.¬† Now is the time to … Continue reading

Spicy Chicken or Soy Lettuce Wraps

If you want something simple, but very tasty, for lunch or perhaps dinner give these recipes a try.¬† The first one is a Weight Watcher’s PointsPlus value of 2 per wrap.¬† Lettuce wraps have been very popular for some time now, ¬†especially since they are lower in fat.¬† Big difference between a leaf of lettuce … Continue reading