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Who doesn’t love a good sandwich?  I’m always looking for new sandwich recipes, or slider recipes, in this case.  They make for a great tasty little bite, work well as appetizers, or can be packed for a light lunch.  My favorite thing to do is make a 9×13 pan of sandwiches that can be portioned out, wrapped in foil, and grabbed each morning on my way to work. Today I want to share with you 4 different recipes for sliders.  These are all simple recipes and are something the whole family will enjoy.  I like to keep these recipes in my back pocket for holiday weekends (like the 4th of July) or you could make a pan to serve at a sleepover when the kids have the late-night munchies! First up is Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders.  Think traditional Chicken Cordon Bleu but in sandwich form.  You get the savory ham, tender … Continue reading

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If you are looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal that is customizable to individual tastes and will get you outdoors and grilling so you can enjoy the beautiful weather while you cook, I have just the thing!  Grilled Naan Flatbread is the answer to your prayers.  We’ve made this meal multiple times over the past few weeks because it’s so easy! The recipe can be found here. When I say recipe, I really mean grilling instructions.  You don’t need much of a recipe for the flatbreads because it’s just assembly – pick and choose your own toppings.  It’s essentially pizza, and you can’t go wrong with pizza, so add the toppings you like! Start by preheating the grill to 450 degrees F. Turn a baking sheet over and place a piece of aluminum foil on top.  This will come in handy later in the recipe when you transfer … Continue reading

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Pizza is always on my mind.  I could eat it for every meal of the day, and sometime do.  I have no shame (wink).  I also love tacos but eat them far less frequently.  One night we were deciding what to have for dinner and couldn’t decide between the two, and quite honestly, I can’t blame us.  Both are simple to make, offer a variety of flavor options, and can come together in no time.  Our compromise was to make a Taco Pizza and have the best of both worlds.  The end result was quite tasty!  I mean, as Homer Simpson always says, “Mmmmm…. Pizza”. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F.  Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Unroll 2 tubes of crescent rolls and lay them on the baking sheet, slightly overlapping each other to make them fit.  Pinch the … Continue reading

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Friday night is pizza night at our house.  With COVID, we’ve been cooking at home a lot more than ordering in or going out to eat so we’ve taken to preparing our own pizzas from scratch at home.  It’s been fun to play around with toppings and be creative with what we add to each pizza.  You can definitely stick with the traditional toppings if that’s what you prefer on pizza, but we like to branch out and make each pizza unique. This crust is a favorite of mine as well.  I’d prefer less dough and more toppings in each bite so I’m going to share with you my recipe for Thin Crust Pizza Dough.  This is the base I use for all my homemade pizzas.  It’s thin, doesn’t require any time to rise, and gets nice and crispy when you bake it on a pizza stone.  One plus side … Continue reading

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Veggie French Bread Pizza is incredibly flavorful and the perfect weeknight meal, especially if you’re in a hurry!  It’s an alternative to traditional pizza and is completely customizable so you can tailor it to meet anyone’s taste preference.  It comes together in about 30 minutes or less. I selected vegetables to use that I knew both Andrew and I would like but use whatever you have on hand or whatever is fresh in your garden.  It’s your creation so it’s up to you! The recipe can be found here. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the French bread in half, horizontally.  If the bread is too long to fit on the baking sheet, slice the bread in half again so you have 4 shorter pieces instead of 2 long pieces. I bought one long French bread, but I know you … Continue reading

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The MN State Fair is cancelled.  Those are words I never thought would come out of my mouth, but it’s 2020, and anything is possible this year 🙂  And what a year it’s been!  Luckily, some food trucks and vendors are still able to sell their highly demanded food at various locations around town.  If you have ventured out and waited in line for any of your favorites – good for you!  If you have not, there’s still time.  OR…. drum roll, please…. you can enjoy fair food in the comfort of your own home. Just think….no crowds, no waiting in line, no overcrowded buildings, no “sold out” signs, etc.  I love the MN State Fair so if I have to miss out on one of my favorite summer traditions, this is as good as it gets.  The list of foods we “have to get” is quite long and the … Continue reading

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Have you ever tried Vegan cheese?  It’s actually quite yummy!  I was hesitant at first….is it expensive?  Is it going to taste good?  What if I hate it?  Does it melt? And so many more questions crossed my mind, but I went for it and really enjoyed it. My go-to brand of choice is Vegan Chao Slices.  You can find the Creamy Original and Tomato Cayenne flavors at your local Festival Foods.  Both are sold in a 7oz package and the cheese is pre-sliced.  It’s delicious on its own if you want to enjoy a slice right out of the package but also tastes lovely in the few dishes I’m about to share with you. I admittedly started by trying each flavor on its own, so I knew what I was getting myself into.  The Creamy Original tastes like provolone cheese and the Tomato Cayenne tastes like a spiced cheddar … Continue reading

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Are you ready for some football?  The Super Bowl is right around the corn and I’m sure you’re busy getting ready to host a party or determine what you are going to bring to someone else’s party.  It’s always fun to plan food that’s themed for a special event and try to make something unique. When I host an event, I like to have a variety of snacks to choose from; something warm, something hearty, grab-and-go type snacks, and at least one dessert item.  This year for the Super Bowl, we are providing the following food options to our guests: Buffalo Chicken Dip with Tortilla Chips Fresh Popped Popcorn from Lauri’s Pop-Corner Pepperoni Pizza Rolls Mini Loaded Potato Skins Ranch Snack Mix Football Cupcakes   The Buffalo Chicken Dip is available from the deli at your local Festival Foods.  You can always order online ahead of time to guarantee availability.  … Continue reading

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Sliders are a great way to keep everyone happy whether you’re hosting a football party, entertaining with appetizers, or trying to be creative with school lunches.  They really are a crowd pleaser with so many different flavors!  I recently tried 3 different kinds of sliders and want to share them with you today.  Each is delicious in its own way and something I will definitely make again! Sliders are incredibly easy to make.  You slice the rolls in half, layer the ingredients, place the other half of the rolls on top, brush with a buttery topping, bake, and enjoy! Caprese Sliders Pizza Sliders Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders   Caprese Sliders are light and refreshing.  The combination of fresh sliced mozzarella with tomatoes and basil is perfection!  Next year, we plan on using the tomatoes and basil from our garden to make these sliders – it doesn’t get any fresher than … Continue reading

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Are you ready for some football…and delicious food?  Snacks and appetizers served during a football game need to be fit for a crowd and easy to eat.  Think finger foods, grab-and-go, quick and easy…. foods that don’t draw your attention away from the game for too long – you don’t want to miss any big plays!     We’re hosting a football part this week and will be serving the following items: Football Pretzel Rods Individual Chicken Taco Bowls Loaded Tater Tot Kabobs Mini Football Pizzas Dessert   Football Pretzel Rods are super simple to make and a crowd favorite!  Plus, pretzels are such a common snack food so you can’t go wrong. I like to pick team colors or traditional football colors (or think seasonably if making these for a holiday gathering).  My pretzel rods wills be dipped in milk chocolate with white chocolate used to create the look … Continue reading

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