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Cherry Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich

Fresh cherries & tarragon add delicious flavor to this easy Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe! It’s made with greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a healthy spin on a classic!

Chicken salad on toast on white plate with potato chips

Chicken salad is one of of the easiest things to meal prep and eat throughout the week. It’s a great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken and this version is both healthy and delicious!

Fresh sweet cherries are available from June through August, but frozen cherries can be found year-round. If fresh cherries can’t be found, simply thaw frozen cherries under cold running water and add them to the salad.

I like to serve my chicken salad sandwich open-faced on sourdough bread. I’ve also used multigrain gluten free bread to make this sandwich gluten fee. And I’ve tried the sandwich on butter croissants, which is Kurt’s favorite way to eat the sandwich!

No matter which way you serve it, the combination of sweet cherries, tart greek yogurt dressing and fresh tarragon, will make this the best chicken salad sandwich you’ve ever had!

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Buffalo Chicken Wrap

In just 5 minutes, toss together this easy buffalo chicken wrap recipe, filled with shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, veggies & cheese! These wraps can be served cold or gilled & served warm!

Buffalo chicken wrap cut in half and leaning on each other on green plate with potato chips

My love of buffalo chicken runs deep! So deep that I devote part of each Sunday evening to making a big batch of Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken. I use this chicken in recipes throughout the week.

To make shredded buffalo chicken, simply add chicken breasts and buffalo wing sauce to an Instant Pot or slow cooker. Let the device do the work for you! After the chicken is cooked through, shred it apart and use it in a variety of recipes throughout the week. It’s seriously that easy!

Picked up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store over the weekend? You can also shred up the leftovers and use it in this recipe.

Start this wrap with shredded, cooked chicken and the rest of the recipe only takes 5 minutes to make! All of the delicious flavors of buffalo wings in a quick and simple lunch recipe? Yes, please!

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Thai Sweet Chili Turkey Pita Wrap

Thai sweet chili turkey is wrapped up in warm pita bread with sweet Thai chili hummus and veggies in this delicious pita wrap recipe, perfect for lunch at home or on-the-go!

Turkey Pita Wrap on plate with cucumber, carrots, cilantro and Jennie O Sweet Thai Chili Turkey Breast

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Jennie-O!

A sweet Thai chili, banh mi sandwich and greek pita wrap walk into a bar, they get friendly and this Sweet Thai Chili Turkey Pita Wrap is born! ūüėČ

But seriously, this epic combination of Jennie-O Sweet Thai Chili Turkey, wrapped in warm pita bread with a sweet thai chili sauce + hummus combo, fresh cucumbers, red bell peppers and carrots is a can’t miss wrap recipe made in less than 10 minutes!

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Bacon Tomato Avocado Grilled Cheese

Crispy bacon, creamy avocado and juicy tomatoes are combined in this scrumptious gruyere and avocado grilled cheese sandwich recipe!

Crispy bacon, creamy avocado and juicy tomatoes are combined in this scrumptious gruyere and avocado grilled cheese sandwich recipe!

It’s National Grilled Cheese Day y’all and I couldn’t be more excited, because, bread + butter + cheese, yes, please! Add in crispy bacon and creamy avocado and you’ve just combined everything I love into one epic grilled cheese sandwich!

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Spicy Chicken Panini

 Hot sauce sautéed chicken, pepper jack cheese and a spicy, creamy sauce make up this deliciously saucy and cheesy Spicy Chicken Panini recipe!

Hot sauce sautéed chicken, pepper jack cheese and a spicy, creamy sauce make up this deliciously saucy and cheesy Spicy Chicken Panini recipe!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at King’s Hawaiian and their delicious new Big Island Lava Sauce!

Just one taste of the Big Island Lava Sauce and I was quickly reminded of my good friend, buffalo sauce.

The Big Island Lava Sauce is vinegar based with a nice kick of spice and just a hint of sweetness, it’s perfect tossed with chicken in this spicy chicken panini recipe!

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Prosciutto Provolone Fig Grilled Cheese

This Provolone Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe is filled with prosciutto, blue cheese, arugula & fig jam for a flavorful, delicious & filling sandwich!

This Fig Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe is filled with prosciutto, provolone, blue cheese, arugula & fig jam for a flavorful, delicious & filling sandwich!

If you missed¬†“National Grilled Cheese Day” last Wednesday, don’t worry, all of April is “National Grilled Cheese Month”! (Yes, thats a real thing!)

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Fig & Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

Roasted jalape√Īos, dried figs and spicy cheddar cheese are combined in this delicious, sweet and spicy, vegetarian jalapeno grilled cheese sandwich recipe!

Roasted jalape√Īos, dried figs and spicy cheddar cheese are combined in this delicious, sweet and spicy, vegetarian jalapeno grilled cheese sandwich recipe!

This coming Wednesday, April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day! What a time we live in where cheesy deliciousness sandwiched between buttery bread gets its own day of celebration! ūüėČ

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5 Minute Salmon Taco Rice Bowl

This 5 minute Salmon Taco Rice Bowl recipe is a delicious, wholesome and easy lunch idea! 

5 Minute Salmon Taco Rice Bowl

Today’s post is sponsored by Minute Rice & Chicken of the Sea. 

Tracking PixelWhile it’s true that I have only ever worked a “9-5” corporate job for three months of my life, I did spend a lot of time in college, like 7 years.

During my time in college, I spent long days on campus and got so sick of eating at the same sandwich shop every day. Bringing my lunch meant, basically the same thing, bringing a sandwich or salad, every day!

I was always on the look out for something new, delicious and nutritious that I could bring to school with me, and make in just a couple of minutes, only using a microwave.

Now, I may not be in school anymore, but¬†there are still those days where I need a go-to 5 minute lunch option when I’m too busy to cook anything and that’s where my friends at Minute¬ģ Ready to Serve Rice and Chicken of the Sea come in!

Both Minute Ready To Serve Rice cups and Chicken of the Sea Salmon pouches are wholesome, delicious ways to spice up your lunch routine!

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Spinach Artichoke Turkey Panini

A deliciously creamy spinach artichoke dip is spread on thick, crusty ciabatta bread in this scrumptious, and simple, Turkey Panini recipe.

Spinach Artichoke Turkey Panini Recipe

Hot sandwiches are my jam!

I’ll take a turkey panini all day over a cold sandwich, which is why a panini press is a must in my house!

I started with an inexpensive panini press I found on Black Friday, then upgraded to making my panini’s on the¬†T-fal OptiGrill.

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Artichoke Toast 3 Ways

Artichoke Toast Recipe 3 Ways

Have you ever looked at a¬†fresh¬†artichoke in the grocery store and thought, wow, that’s beautiful, but what in the world do I do with it?!

Well¬†Ocean Mist Farms, the largest grower of fresh Artichokes, is challenging everyone to “Be an Artichoke Adventurer” and get cooking with the delicious fresh vegetable!

If you’ve never prepared a fresh artichoke at home, it’s quite simple and can be done many ways, by baking, grilling or steaming it. In this post, I’m going to show you how to steam fresh artichokes, then turn the “meat” from the leaves and the heart of the artichoke into three delicious artichoke toast recipes!

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Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich

This ham and cheese sandwich recipe is given a sweet twist with apricot preserves and sweet Hawaiian sliced bread, perfect for an easy lunch!

Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

With school back in session for most of my friends with kids, it’s that time of the year when parents are thinking about what to pack in their kids lunch box.

Since I’m all about putting a delicious twist on traditional recipes, I took a lunchbox favorite, the ham and cheese sandwich, and gave it a sweet twist with apricot preserves and Hawaiian Sweet Bread!

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Baked Puff Pastry Monte Cristo

This modern take on the Monte Cristo sandwich combines prosciutto, cheddar cheese & raspberry jam in a flakey puff pastry crust, baked & glazed with honey.

Baked Puff Pastry Monte Cristo Recipe

You know how there are foods that always spark a specific memory?

For me, the Monte Cristo will always remind me of eating at Bennigan’s as a kid in Oklahoma with my brother and grandparents.

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Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich

Pita bread is filled with shredded chicken, olives, roasted red peppers, garlic & feta cheese in this delicious Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe!

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

Round two of “sandwich week” on the blog is this incredibly flavorful Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich!

Greek Chicken Salad Pita Sandwich

Since I already went Italian in this¬†Grilled Portobello Caprese Sandwich¬†yesterday, I decided to “Go Greek” with the sandwich today!

Greek Chicken Pitas

For this recipe you can whip up the chicken salad in a jiffy and toss it in the fridge.

Use it throughout the week to fill up your pita bread for a delicious sandwich that will keep you counting down the minutes until lunch every day!

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich Ingredients

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, cooked and shredded*)
  • ¬ľ cup olives (chopped)
  • ¬ľ cup cucumber (diced)
  • ¬Ĺ¬†cup grape tomatoes (quartered)
  • ¬Ĺ¬†cup roasted bell peppers (chopped)
  • ¬Ĺ¬†cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp garlic (crushed)
  • ¬Ĺ¬†tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 lemons (1 juiced – 1 sliced in wedges)
  • 4 pieces pita bread
  • ¬Ĺ cup feta cheese (crumbled)

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich Instructions

*If you do not have cooked and shredded chicken ready to use, simply boil 1 lb. of chicken, drain and shred.

Prepare the salad by combining the cooked, shredded chicken, olives, cucumbers, grape tomatoes and bell peppers in a large bowl.

Greek Chicken Salad Recipe

In a small bowl, mix together the greek yogurt, crushed garlic, oregano, black pepper and 1 lemon juiced.

Greek Chicken Salad Dressing Recipe

Pour the dressing over the chicken salad.

Greek Chicken Salad Recipe

Toss well.

Greek Chicken Salad Recipe

Slice the pita bread in half, spoon the chicken salad into the pita and top with the feta cheese.

Greek Chicken Salad Pita Sandwich

Serve each pita sandwich with a lemon wedge. This is very important. I repeat, this is very important!

That little extra lemon juice squeezed over the top really pulls all of the flavors together and gives it a nice citrus kick, this is definitely a must-have for this sandwich!

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

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Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich

Pita bread is filled with shredded chicken, olives, roasted red peppers, garlic & feta cheese in this delicious Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe!

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 361 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken breasts
  • ¬ľ cup olives diced
  • ¬ľ cup cucumber diced
  • ¬Ĺ cup grape tomatoes quartered
  • ¬Ĺ cup roasted bell peppers chopped
  • ¬Ĺ cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp garlic crushed
  • ¬Ĺ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 lemons 1 juiced ‚Äď 1 sliced in wedges
  • 4 pieces pita bread
  • ¬Ĺ cup feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  1. Combine the shredded chicken, olives, cucumbers, grape tomatoes and bell peppers in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the greek yogurt, crushed garlic, oregano, black pepper and 1 lemon, juiced.
  3. Pour the dressing over the chicken salad.
  4. Toss well.
  5. Slice the pita bread in half, spoon the chicken salad into the pita and top with the feta cheese.
  6. Serve each pita sandwich with a lemon wedge for squeezing on top.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Pepper Jack Cheese adds the perfect amount of flavor and spice to this Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese recipe, easy to make in just 10 minutes!

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

The grilled cheese is a classic sandwich that has been enjoyed in the US for almost 100 years! Throw in some buffalo chicken and you have a new favorite version of the all American dish!

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Pepper jack cheese adds the perfect extra kick of spice and flavor to this delicious sandwich that can be tossed together in 10 minutes for a quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner!

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Ingredients

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked & shredded chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 loaf french bread (cut into 12 slices)
  • 12 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 6 tbsp butter

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Instructions

Combine the shredded chicken and buffalo sauce in a medium bowl.

Spread 1/2 tablespoon of butter on each slice of bread.

Buffalo Chicken Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Recipe

Flip the bread over and top each piece with a slice of pepper jack cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Recipe

Next, top half of the slices of cheese topped bread with a spoonful of buffalo chicken.

Buffalo Chicken Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Recipe

Place the other cheese topped slices of bread onto the buffalo chicken, then grill the sandwiches for 3-5 minutes per side.

Buffalo Chicken Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Recipe

Serve with veggies and blue cheese dressing for a complete meal of deliciousness!

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Recipe

This Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese holds a tie for best grilled cheese sandwich ever with this Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese!

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Buffalo Chicken Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese

Pepper Jack Cheese adds the perfect amount of flavor and spice to this Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese recipe, easy to make in just 10 minutes!

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 581 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 loaf french bread cut into 12 slices
  • 12 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 6 tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. Combine the shredded chicken and buffalo sauce in a medium bowl.

  2.  Spread 1/2 tablespoon of butter on each slice of bread.

  3. Flip the bread over and top each piece with a slice of pepper jack cheese.
  4. Top half of the slices of cheese topped bread with a spoonful of buffalo chicken.

  5. Place the other cheese topped slices of bread onto the buffalo chicken.

  6. Grill the sandwiches for 3-5 minutes per side in an oiled skillet on the stove over medium heat.

Roasted Vegetable Vegan Pizza

Roasted Vegetable Vegan Pizza is made with a phyllo dough crust & topped with roasted tomatoes & garlic for a quick & easy pizza recipe!

So excited because today marks the first day of “Meatless May”!!!

Yes, the next 31 days are dedicated to all my veggie lovers, vegans and vegetarians looking for some new yummy recipes minus the meat!

Part of my inspiration for this month was the fact that my roommate recently decided to go vegan so I found myself attempting to make recipes for him.

I thought it was downright impossible at first, no butter, no eggs, no milk, no CHEESE, heaven forbid!  But it has actually become a fun challenge to create something flavorful and filling without all these ingredients!

Not all the recipes this month will be vegan (I can’t go a whole month without cheese, come on people!) but I will include a few in hopes that you all will embrace them and see how delicious vegan can be!

This first recipe is my favorite vegan dish so far!

Ingredients (makes 1 pizza – serves 2)

  • 1 large tomato (sliced)
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (divided)
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 10 sheets phyllo dough

Start by roasting the tomatoes and garlic. Line a baking sheet with foil and place tomatoes evenly in rows with cloves of garlic in between.

Drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar on top.  Next sprinkle italian seasoning and black pepper evenly, then top with strips of basil.

Roast at 425¬įF for 40 minutes.

Now it’s time to caramelize the onions.

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet, then add the sliced onions.

Once onions become transparent add 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar and brown sugar.

Cook down until all liquid is absorbed and onions are a golden brown color.

Once cooked completely set to the side.  Now remove the roasted tomatoes from the oven.

Set to the side and prepare the phyllo crust. You want to make sure all of your ingredients are ready to go before you make the crust so that the phyllo dough does not dry out.

Lay the 10 sheets on top of each other and fold in half.  One at a time fold down the sheets of dough.

Brush (or spray) each layer with olive oil.  I chose the spray method for a faster process which is less likely to dry out the dough.

Repeat until all layers except the top have been coated then repeat on the other half. Finally coat the top and fold edges in to make the crust.

Once all edges are folded in spray or brush the crust with olive oil.

Start by topping with the caramelized onions.

Next, top with the roasted tomatoes and garlic.

Place into the 425¬įF oven for 15 minutes or until the crust is brown and crispy.

Cut into square slices and serve!

This pizza is packed with flavor, light and crispy!

 

Goat Cheese Fig Grilled Cheese

Fresh figs are drizzled in honey and paired with goat cheese in this decadent goat cheese fig grilled cheese sandwich recipe.

Goat Cheese Honey Fig Grilled Cheese Recipe

For the final installment in my “sophisticated substitutes for traditional camp fire food” series I turned a plain jane cold cut sandwich into 2 warm and cheesy sandwiches of delight!

Honey Fig Grilled Cheese Recipe

I started with a¬†savory sandwich made with everyone’s favorite ingredient, buffalo chicken, and spiced it up with some pepper jack cheese!

Next, I made a sweet treat combining honey drizzled figs with goat cheese for a unique spin on a grilled cheese sandwich!

Honey Fig Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 6 sandwiches)

  • 2 cups fresh figs (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 lemon (zested)
  • 1 loaf french bread (cut into 12 slices)
  • 6 oz goat cheese
  • 6 tbsp butter

Start by adding the figs to a small mixing bowl.

Fresh Fig Grilled Cheese Recipe

Drizzle the honey on top then zest one lemon into the honey figs.

Fresh Fig Grilled Cheese Recipe

Now it’s time to prepare the sandwiches.

Goat Cheese Honey Fig Grilled Cheese Recipe

Start by spreading 1/2 tbsp of butter on one side of each slice of bread then spread the other side with 1/2 tbsp of goat cheese.

Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese Recipe

Next, add about 1/4 cup of the fig mixture on top of half the slices of bread.

Honey Fig Grilled Cheese Recipe

Place in skillet over medium-high heat and cook for 2-3 minutes per side.

The result is a trip to sweet cheesy delicious town!

Goat Cheese Honey Fig Grilled Cheese

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Goat Cheese Honey Fig Grilled Cheese

Fresh figs are drizzled in honey and paired with goat cheese in this decadent goat cheese fig grilled cheese sandwich recipe.

Course Appetizer, Sandwich, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 397 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh figs chopped
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 loaf french bread cut into 12 slices
  • 6 oz goat cheese
  • 6 tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. Add the figs to a small mixing bowl.
  2. Drizzle the honey on top then zest one lemon into the honey figs.
  3. Prepare the sandwiches by spreading 1/2 tbsp of butter on one side of each slice of bread then spread the other side with 1/2 tbsp of goat cheese.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of the fig mixture on top of half the slices of bread. Top with the other slices of bread.

  5. Place in skillet over medium-high heat and cook for 2-3 minutes per side.

Kale Artichoke Pasta

Spinach artichoke dip, delicious yes, make it into lunch, yes please!

I used the spinach artichoke dip recipe I served at my Pumpkin Carving Party last October with some alterations, including substituting kale for spinach and a creamy, hearty pasta dish was born!

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 4 oz kale
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 14 oz can artichoke hearts
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan and romano cheese

Get your burners going by boiling water for the pasta on one burner. On another burner add the kale, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1/4 cup water in a large skillet with lid.  On the third burner start making the sauce by adding the cream cheese to a medium saucepan to melt.

Next add the greek yogurt, salt and garlic to the melted cream cheese.

Add the additional 2 tbsp olive oil, white wine vinegar and lemon juice, then drain and chop the artichoke hearts.

Add the artichoke hearts to the pasta sauce.

Stir to combine then add the cooked kale.

Drain the pasta and place into a large bowl. Mix the sauce well then add-on top of the pasta.

Now toss and serve topped with the red pepper flakes and parmesan and romano cheeses!

Yummy!

 

Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

Sweet caramelized pears are combined with creamy brie cheese in this buttery, delicious mini grilled cheese sandwich recipe.

Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

I have to give props to my friends at Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach for the idea for this recipe.

Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

This sandwich is sweet, buttery and it comes with a warning: this will become your favorite grilled cheese sandwich ever!

Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 10 mini sandwiches)

  • 1/2 sourdough baguette
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 large pear (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 oz brie cheese

Start by placing 2 tbsp of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once butter has melted add the sliced pears to the skillet.

Caramelizing Pears

Then add the brown sugar to the pears.

Cook for 5 minutes or until pears are caramelized.

Mini Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

While the pears are caramelizing begin thinly slicing the baguette and brie cheese.

Prepare each sandwich by spreading the tops of each slice of bread with the remaining butter, then layering with a slice of brie cheese.

Mini Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

When the pears are ready place them on top of the brie cheese.

Mini Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Add another slice of brie cheese and buttered bread on top and grill on the stove top over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side.

Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

After both sides are the perfect shade of golden brown, place on a plate and get ready to chow down!

Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese Recipe

Now lets take a closer look at this amazing little sandwich of cheesy delight!

Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich

My mouth is watering just looking back at these pictures!!

Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese Recipe

These sandwiches make for really fun little party appetizers or you can make a small plate of them for a decadent, cheesy lunch!

Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese Recipe

 

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Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

Sweet caramelized pears are combined with creamy brie cheese in this buttery, delicious mini grilled cheese sandwich recipe.

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 mini sandwiches
Calories 117 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1/2 sourdough baguette sliced
  • 4 tbsp butter divided
  • 1 pear peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 oz brie cheese

Instructions

  1. Place 2 tbsp of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Once butter has melted add the sliced pears to the skillet.
  3. Then add the brown sugar to the pears.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes or until pears are caramelized.
  5. While the pears are caramelizing begin thinly slicing the brie cheese.

  6. Prepare each sandwich by spreading the tops of each slice of bread with the remaining butter, then layering with a slice of brie cheese.
  7. When the pears are ready place them on top of the brie cheese.
  8. Add another slice of brie cheese and buttered bread on top and grill on the stove in a large skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side.

Caprese Quesadilla

Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil leaves fill this Italian Caprese Quesadilla Recipe, which is easily made in just 10 minutes!

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While I do love all types of food from Mexican to Thai and Brazillian to French, Italian will always have a special place in my heart.

Sometimes I like to take a dish from another country and make it into an Italian masterpiece, such as this recipe, the Caprese Quesadilla.

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce

Start by slicing the roma tomatoes and topping the flour tortilla with the mozzarella cheese and sliced tomatoes.

Next, top with the basil and parmesan cheese.

Then fold the tortilla in half and place over medium heat on the stove top. Brown on the first side then flip.

Heat up the marinara sauce while the quesadilla is cooking. Once browned on both sides remove from the skillet and cut into slices.

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Serve with marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

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A delicious new way to eat a traditional mexican dish, Italian style!

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BLT Caesar Wrap

The traditional BLT sandwich gets a twist with kale replacing the lettuce and caesar dressing replacing the mayo for a simple, on the go BLT caesar wrap!

Kale Bacon Caesar Wrap

Every once in a while an unplanned “what’s in the fridge?” meal turns into a new favorite and last week that most definitely happened!

I turned a classic favorite, the BLT, into a new, fun wrap with kale instead of lettuce and caesar dressing instead of mayonnaise!

BLT Caesar Wrap Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 large flour tortilla
  • 2 tbsp caesar dressing
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 tbsp¬†olive oil
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (shredded)

Start by cooking the kale in 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of water and cover the skillet to steam the kale for 4-5 minutes.

Meanwhile, spread the dressing into the middle of a tortilla.

BLT Caesar Wrap Recipe

Next add the cooked kale and bacon on top.

Bacon and Kale Wrap

Top with the tomatoes and parmesan cheese.

BLT Caesar Wrap Recipe

Wrap it up and dig in!

Kale Bacon Wrap

Oh my gosh, the crispness of the bacon with the mild bitterness of the kale and the creaminess of the caesar dressing, this was such a great, random concoction and I’m not going to lie to you all, I ended up making it two other times last week!

BLT Caesar Wrap Recipe

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BLT Caesar Wrap

The traditional BLT sandwich gets a twist with kale replacing the lettuce and caesar dressing replacing the mayo for a simple, on the go BLT caesar wrap!

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 wrap
Calories 604 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 large flour tortilla
  • 2 tbsp caesar dressing
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¬ľ cup water
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  1. Cook the kale in 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of water and cover the skillet, steam for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, spread the dressing into the middle of the tortilla.

  4. Add the cooked kale and bacon on top.

  5. Top with the tomatoes and parmesan cheese.
  6. Wrap it up and dig in!