Few things are more satisfying for a person who likes to cook than making homemade bread. What smells better than bread baking in the oven, or tastes better than still-warm bread slathered with sweet butter? Organic bread from a company like Klosterman Baking Company may be just the thing, but there’s a wealth of delicious ingredients that you can put in your bread just for the variety of it. Here are five of them:
4 Food Ideas For Any Occasion This Season
The summer season is a time to showcase all of the delicious recipes that you can make with fresh ingredients. Dishes are often lighter in the way that they settle on the stomach while being full of flavor with everything from fruits to vegetables and herbs. Whether it’s a birthday party or a cookout with friends for the 4th of July, there are delightful dishes that you can make that will leave your guests wanting more next summer.
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Toast is one of those versatile food items. You can have toast for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. Toast is warm and crunchy plus there are some savory and creative toppings you can add to make it even more delicious!
The nice weather has finally arrived, which means summer is just right around the corner. Of course, along with summer comes those sticky, hot days. The last thing you want to do in the heat is slave over a hot stove. So, we hope you enjoy these easy and interesting sandwich ideas that make great summer lunches.
Cheddar Cheese and Apple Sandwich– Makes 4 sandwiches
1 loaf baguette bread
2 thinly sliced tart apples
4 tablespoons honey mustard
4 slices cheddar cheese
4 slices lettuce
Cut the baguette loaf into 4 sections and then cut each section length-wise in half. Spread about 1 tablespoon of honey mustard onto each section of bread. Add the apple slices to each of the sections of bread along with cheddar cheese slices and lettuce slices.
Peanut Butter, Pears and Cream Cheese Sandwich– Makes 4 open sandwiches
4 slices cinnamon raisin bread, toasted
¼ cup cream cheese
1 tablespoon maple syrup
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 small pear, thinly sliced
½ cup crunchy peanut butter
In a bowl, combine cream cheese, maple syrup and cinnamon and stir until well blended. Layer each slice of toast onto a plate. You want to spread 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese blend along with 2 tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter onto each slice of toasted bread. Top with thinly sliced pears.
Carrot and Raisin Sandwich– Makes 4 sandwiches
1 carrot, grated
2 tablespoons raisins
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ tablespoon white wine vinegar
6 slices whole wheat bread
3 tablespoons peanut butter
In a bowl, mix together the carrot, raisins, olive oil and white wine vinegar. Divide the mixture over three slices of bread and then add the other bread slices to complete the sandwich.
Tomato and Avocado Sandwich– Makes 3 triple decker sandwiches
9 slices rye bread, toasted
6 tablespoons olive oil mayonnaise
2 medium avocados, sliced
12 cherry tomatoes, sliced
Spread some olive oil mayonnaise evenly over all 9 slices of toasted bread. On three of the bread slices, layer some avocado slices and tomato slices. Add a slice of toasted bread to each of the three sandwiches and spread some olive oil mayonnaise. Then, again layer some avocado slices and tomato slices. Add the final three slices of bread to complete the three sandwiches.
We have been trying to eat healthier lately. I guess my lack of energy is the main purpose behind all of this. I know I need to eat breakfast in the morning, but it is very difficult for me. I am simply not hungry! I want coffee, coffee, and then more coffee. 😉 Here is my simple solution.
Muffuletta: Sandwich or Submarine?
Muffuletta is a sandwich that you might have never heard of, but once you have one, you will LOVE it! Originally, a Muffuletta was created by Italian immigrants in New Orleans and it’s similar to a submarine sandwich, but so much better. This sandwich is amazing for gatherings, as an appetizer, or for picnics. I love to bring a Muffuletta to a picnic and watch everyone look at it quizzically, then smile when they give it a good bite. What sets it apart that makes it so phenomenal? You press the Muffuletta overnight in the refrigerator, melding the flavors together to make the best sandwich you’ve ever sunk your teeth into.
Do you have a favorite Chicken Recipe that everyone adores? Is it appealing to the eyes and tasty to the palate?
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Chicken is an ingredient in many of my main course dishes. My JustBARE +5 recipe was inspired by the upcoming Super Bowl. Here is a game day special recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos! YUM 😉
- 2 Chicken Breast
- 10 oz can of Enchilada Sauce
- Low Fat Shredded Cheese
- Mild Salsa or fresh tomatoes & onions depending on preference
- Low Fat Sour Cream
- 1 can black beans (rinsed & drained)
- Place Chicken and Enchilada Sauce into slow cooker and cook on low 3-4 hours or until chicken is tender.
- Remove chicken and place on cutting board. Shred with fork.
- Cover cookie sheet with baking mat or non-stick foil (If using foil - shiny side down, dull side up)
- Place 3/4 bag of Tortilla Chips on baking mat.
- Add shredded chicken and top with desired amount of shredded cheese and black beans
- Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese melts at 350 degrees.
- Carefully slide chicken with cheese onto a platter.
- Top with remaining ingredients and serve!
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- 1 head cabbage, shredded
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1 cup of shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 Tsp of celery seed
- Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and celery seed together.
- Add in shredded cabbage and carrots.
- Mix well. Salt & Pepper to taste.
- Store in sealed tight container in refrigerator.
Taco Seasoning can be used in many different recipes. It is a staple item in our home. We make beef tacos, chicken tacos, or taco soup at least once per week. Here is a simple recipe for DIY Taco Seasoning Mix tohelp you save money! Double or triple the recipe to keep on hand. You’ll need the following ingredients and an air tight container to store it in.
- 1 tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Corn Starch
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/4 tsp Oregano
- 1/4 tsp Brown Sugar (optional)
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne (optional for more heat)
- Add 1/2 cup of water for 1-2 lb. of ground beef
Bargain Hound Daily Deals has a little something special for the pups! Try her recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats! 🙂 As you can see, they gather a crowd! 😉