Croque Madame; The French Grilled Cheese

In France, Croque Madame is a toasted ham and cheese sandwich with the addition of a simple white cream sauce and fried egg. The Croque Monsieur is the same, but without the egg. This creamy, cheesy, slightly salty, flavorful French delight originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack or lunch. Typically, Emmental…

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Monte Cristo: Not Your Ordinary French Sandwich

What to do with all of those Easter leftovers? My suggestion are sandwiches, but let’s make this one memorably delicious. Monte Cristo? Yes! Let’s turn French toast into a sandwich to remember, shall we? People have strong opinions about the Monte Cristo sandwich, a double­decker of Swiss cheese, ham, and chicken or turkey, battered, fried,…

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JB’s Creamy Sautéed Spinach, Mushrooms & Caramelized Onions

This is an extremely scrumptious recipe introduced to me by my friend Jana. Our test kitchen (Me 🙂 ) found it to be very versatile; great mixed with pasta, served alone as a side dish with grilled or baked meat or fish or the filling for panini…really fantastic! Thanks for the delicious introductions & your…

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The Best Saint Patrick’s Day Tuna Salad Sandwich…Ever!

Just another tuna salad recipe? I beg to differ! This delectable St. Paddy’s Day (or any day) sandwich offers a balance of salty, slightly sweet, crunchy and creamy flavors that satisfies even the most discriminating sandwich spread aficionado’s palate. Not to mention having several colors of the rainbow; does your pot of gold lie at…

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Guest Chef Jana’s Savory Golden Beef Hand Pies

This is a very versatile hand pie recipe; mix and match, so to speak. Unite different veggies, use chicken instead of beef, mix up herbs and seasonings to taste—you’re call! However, this is Jana’s version and the flavors, status quo, are phenomenal! Ingredients: 1 or 2 lbs ground beef 3 scallions, sliced thin 2 carrots,…

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Stroopwafels: Crunchy, Buttery, Sugary Dutch Cookie Heaven!

Stroopwafels (Translation: syrup waffles) are thin Dutch waffles with a syrup filling. They were first made in Gouda in the Netherlands, in 1784. Large versions are sold in the streets as a snack. The stiff batter for the waffles is made from flour, butter, brown sugar, yeast, milk, and eggs. Medium sized balls of batter…

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Creamy Cheesy Bacon & Sausage Breakfast Pouches & Waffle Hash Browns

A satisfying breakfast doesn’t get much quicker and easier. Make ahead and grab one of these cheesy, savory stuffed rolls and be on your way. Mix and match fillings by adding scrambled eggs, leftover hash browns, sautéed red or green peppers or any of your favorites. Gorgeously Delish & Portable! Ingredients 1/4 pound breakfast sausage, cooked…

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