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Easy Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Easy vegetarian sloppy joes with mushrooms, lentils and pumpkin puree for thickness and extra nutrients. This recipe is sponsored by Produce for Kids. See all of my healthy kid-friendly Produce for Kids recipes here. Did you know that the Sloppy Joe Sandwich was invented by a guy name Joe? Well, you might have guessed that but […]


Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

This slow cooker pulled chicken only takes a few minutes to get ready in the morning. When you come home it’s only a few minutes more to turn it into gooey cheesy sauce he pulled chicken sandwiches.


Hot Dog Sliders Topped with Peach and Vidalia Salsa

Hot Dog Sliders with Peach and Vidalia Topping

These hot dog sliders have two delicious toppings: A Peach and Vidalia Onion Salsa and a Sweet Chili Mustard. Perfect for summer grilling season!


Grilled Chicken Panini with Pesto Greek Yogurt Spread

Grilled Chicken Panini with Greek Yogurt Pesto Spread

This chicken panini is grilled (no need for a panini press!). And it’s full of the delicious tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and a simple yogurt pesto spread.


Asian Pulled Pork Sliders: A Make-Ahead Recipe for Tailgating

Easy and Healthy Make-Ahead Pulled Pork Tenderloin Sliders. Perfect for tailgating from #sliders #recipe #tailgating

A stovetop pulled pork using pork tenderloin served in buns with Asian slaw. It’s a make-ahead recipe, easily transportable to your next tailgating event.


How Do You Make The Lunchbox Fun? Pizza Bento Box for Produce for Kids

Pizza Bento Box, a healthy and easy lunch idea for kids by @cookthestory created for @produceforkids

This healthy pizza bento box is quick and easy to put together and it’s a healthy lunch idea for the lunchbox too.


Spiced Turkey Burger Patties for #SundaySupper

Cumin, Coriander and Fennel Spiced Turkey Burger Patties in Pita by

Toasted cumin, coriander and fennel liven up these easy turkey burger patties served in a pita with veggies and Greek yogurt. It’s a simple recipe that friends always ask me for.


An Easy Burger Recipe Made on the Breakfast Sandwich Maker

An easy burger recipe made using the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker at

Today I’m bringing you an easy burger recipe cooked up on the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker and a chance to win a Breakfast Sandwich Maker of your own. Click here to skip ahead to the recipe and click here to skip ahead to enter the giveaway. Back when The Hubs and I were first […]


A Burger Recipe That’s Genius AND Easy

The Flamenco Burger: There's chorizo sausage right in the patty for flavor and extreme juiciness by Click for the recipe and to enter to win one of three $50 Visa Gift Cards.

Today I’m telling you about about a fiesta of a burger recipe. This burger recipe has chorizo sausage mixed right into the patty. It’s amazing. So amazing that a version of this burger got me into the finals of the Whole Foods Fill the Grill Competition. Inspiration can sometimes come at just the right moment. […]


How To Make The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Using Paremsan Butter to give the outside of a grilled cheese a crunch like the corners of a lasagna.

Do you love the corner edges of a lasagna? Cheese that’s crunchy and browned? I’ve used that to inspire this tip for making the best grilled cheese sandwich with a crunchy outer crust, a crust that is made by adding Parmesan cheese to the butter used on the outside of the sandwich.

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