Green Salt Focaccia

I have been an awful blogger lately, I hit my all-time low (or at least I hope so) last month with one measly post, and last week I didn’t even have the excuse of being busy with work.  I spent my warm summer beach days lazily drifting along the ocean currents, soaking up the sun,…

Sloppy Joes

During her life time, my Grandma Lila cracked the code to the perfect Sloppy Joe.  No fancy add-ins.  Just four basic ingredients: ground beef, onions, ketchup, and mustard.  That was it.  I have tweaked her recipe slightly in the years following her death.  The biggest change being the use of ground turkey instead of the…

Fresh Thyme Egg Salad

Egg salad – where all good Easter eggs come to their deliciously grizzly end. Ingredients: 6 Hardboiled Eggs 2 tbsp Mayonnaise 1 tbsp fresh Thyme squeeze of Lemon Juice dash of Salt Fresh thyme adds a delicate complexity to this familiar dish. Directions: Peel and dice up your eggs. Place your eggs in a bowl,…

The Standard – Wheat Bread

This is my standard, everyday-use, loaf bread.  The type of bread that is perfect for everything from crunchy morning toast to a fluffy PB&J lunch sandwich.  I use a combination of both whole wheat and white flour in this bread to add substance (fiber and protein) while retaining a light texture.  I further enrich this…

Ciabatta with Chard, Salami, and Mozzarella

An easily assembled Italian inspired sandwich. Ingredients: Ciabatta Chard thinly sliced Salami (the black-pepper crusted salami gives the chard an additional kick) drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar slices of fresh Mozzarella Salt for seasoning Directions:  Sautee the chard, salami, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar until the chard is sufficiently cooked. Season the chard with salt…

Fried Cheese and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients: 1/4 cup grated Cheddar Cheese (a thickly grated parmesan also works well) 1 Egg non-stick Oil Spray a toasted and buttered English Muffin a handful of Baby Spinach (Optional) Salt and Pepper for seasoning Directions: Heat up a frying pan.  I like to use a cast-iron skillet, but if you have a good non-stick…

Curried Chicken Salad

One of my favorite sandwich recipes, and a great way to use up leftover chicken. Recipe makes two servings. Ingredients: 1 pre-cooked diced Chicken breast 1 sliced Scallion 2 tbsp Mayonnaise 1 tsp Curry Powder dash of Salt 1/4 cup dried Cranberries Directions: Combine the above ingredients together, and serve cold on a bed of…

Brie & Portobello Sandwiches

A few summers ago, while dinning at a small outdoor cafe, I discovered the wonders of portobello mushrooms marinated in Madeira wine.  It was one of those combinations that I would have never thought of on my own, but now that I have tried it, there is no turning back – it is ingeniously brilliant….