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Gourmet Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

by BnB Finder October 7th, 2014| Best BnB Bites, Recipes, Sandwiches
Gourmet PB&JIf you're wondering what can possibly be "gourmet" about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, just check out this recipe. It has a definite French feeling, between the French toast base and the Pinot grape jelly (Pinot Noir grapes are not just for wine making anymore).  The crunchy peanut butter is, granted, very North American, but you can always call it beurre d'arachide croquant, as one side of the label says here in Canada. This is one of many lunch dishes at Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn in Ann Arbor, MI, which offers many special amenities for business
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The Best Grilled Cheese. . .For Now

by TT September 29th, 2014| Recipes, Sandwiches
open faced grilled cheeseI always have been a fan of grilled cheese.  As a child, my preference was simple- white bread, American cheese, and butter for grilling.  As I developed a broader palate, I realized that there were tasty grilled cheese sandwiches that could be made with other ingredients.  Cheddar cheese provides a nice bite; fontina and mozzarella both have gooey-ness; swiss cheese adds a nutty flavor.  Never mind that different types of bread could offer varying flavors and textures.  And, of course, the addition of other ingredients, such as tomato slices or wilted baby spinach, can make a grilled cheese multi-dimensional.

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Truly Hand-Size Sandwiches for Preschoolers

by TT September 22nd, 2014| Recipes, Sandwiches
cracker sandwichAll of my children are teens, there are no little ones in this house.  I don't make many family lunches; it's pretty much every person for him or herself, so I don't often make sandwiches for my kids anymore.

As I was thinking about sandwiches and debating my next recipe, I was thinking about all of the different "breads" I have used thus far: tortillas, wraps, and buns.  I was wondering what non-bread ingredient I would use to hold the sandwiches when I remembered the sandwiches from my children's preschool years.  They didn't eat a lot of typical kid sandwiches. 
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Gorgonzola Turkey Burger- Flavor in Every Bite

by TT September 15th, 2014| Recipes, Sandwiches
turkey gorgonzola burgerIt's the third week of sandwich month at Think Tasty, and again I am not posting a traditional sandwich recipe.  I guess the truth of the matter is that I don't eat many sandwiches.  I eat quite a few wraps, and then I eat an assortment of sandwich-like items, such as tacos, quesadillas, and burgers. While tacos, quesadillas, and burgers aren't listed in the sandwich section of a menu, to my mind they belong there.  You eat them with your hands, and each is comprised of a filling with some sort of bread or bread-like ingredient surrounding it.

This week
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Healthy Fish Tacos- Still Crunchy & Tasty

by TT September 8th, 2014| Recipes, Sandwiches
tortillasThe idea of fish tacos is appealing to me. Until I read the description on the menu.  That's because most restaurants make these tacos with fried fish.  I know, I am not typical, but I don't enjoy most fried foods.  To me, the crunch of the batter is not worth the heaviness and greasiness of frying.  So, I almost never order fish tacos at restaurants.

Last week I decided to try making fish tacos at home. The first option I considered was marinating the fish to give it lots of flavor and then broiling it.  However, I know that for
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Summer Chicken Sandwich- in a Crock Pot

by TT September 1st, 2014| Recipes, Sandwiches
summer chickenI never used to think of the crock pot as an appliance to be used in the summer. Crock pots bring to mind cold winter days with a hearty stew or chili simmering.  Recently I read a suggestion to use crock pots more in the summer because they don't heat the house like an oven.  Definitely a good point!

The big question was, What would I cook in the crock pot? Being summer I didn't want a hearty stew but the filling for a sandwich would work quite well.  Most of the sandwich fillings that I make in the crock
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Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

by TT Jr. November 28th, 2012| Recipes, Sandwiches
I thoroughly enjoy Thanksgiving. It is a holiday dedicated to just giving back.  A time when the whole family can get together and celebrate without expecting to receive anything but food and love.  It is the one holiday that brings everyone together.  It doesn't matter if you rarely see each other, the whole family still gets together and eats a home cooked meal without caring about who can give the best presents.  The other great thing is how much food there is leftover.  Nobody ever knows what to do with it, but my favorite thing is to make sandwiches. 
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers

by TT May 24th, 2010| Recipes, Sandwiches
With the arrival of beautiful weather comes the start of grilling season.  We enjoy grilling all sorts of things, including burgers.  And while you can't go wrong with a perfectly cooked burger topped with your favorite condiments, it is fun to think outside the box sometimes.

So, last week I decided that we would have burgers, just not the sort made with beef; that seemed too mundane.  I wanted a sandwich that looked like a burger but had its own unique taste.  Ground chicken seemed like the perfect vehicle for this quest.  Unlike ground veal or pork, which some might confuse
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Summer in a Wrap

by TT January 27th, 2010| Recipes, Sandwiches
It's cold.

Does that summarize winter in New England well enough?  I could write a lengthy paragraph about all of the annoying parts of winter here, but there's really no need to exert that much effort.  I think my simple sentence conveys my thoughts well enough.

Most nights I try to erase the chilliness of winter with hot meals that consist of soups that have simmered on the stove all afternoon or a roast that braised in the oven all day long.  However, sometimes I take a different approach to try and make the season of ice and snow disappear-- a little
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Tropical Wrap

by TT October 7th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Sandwiches
Tropical WrapAs I mentioned recently, braised meats tend to be a fairly common dinner item in our house as of late.  However, that doesn't mean that there are leftovers, which is unfortunate.  I thoroughly enjoy having wraps for lunch and find that leftover braised chicken or beef makes a great starting point for a wrap.

Last week, we had Pulled Coconut Chicken for dinner, and even with eight of us dining, we had a decent amount left.  With coconut chicken in mind, I headed to the grocery store to find other fillings for my wrap.  To compliment the coconut flavor, I
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Apple & Cheddar Melt

by TT September 7th, 2009| Recipes, Sandwiches
apple & cheese meltThe kids have returned to school, and summer is nearing its end, which means that apple season has arrived in New England.  Although apples are readily available all year long, none are as tasty as an apple that is eaten the same day that it is picked.

Of course, we eat apples right off the tree, but we enjoy finding new ways to serve them.  I have used apples for salsa, pies, wraps, and crisps.  The other week I decided to use the first apples of the season in an open-faced melt.

This sandwich had multiple inspirations.  First, Paula Red
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Thai Chicken Wrap

by TT August 11th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Sandwiches
Thai Chicken WrapSummer can be such a short season in New England.  This year it seems like it may be very short after the cool, rainy start summer had.  However, days of temps in the 80s and extra humidity have arrived, making summer's presence well known.

While some may complain that it's too hot and sticky, I enjoy this weather.  It's the sort of weather that makes you appreciate an ice cold drink and a light dinner.  Much like I look forward to a snowstorm in winter for baking homemade bread and slowly simmering a pot of soup, so do I anticipate the
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