Archives for September 2014

Steak Sliders

Flank Steak Sliders

by BnB Finder September 30th, 2014| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
Sliders, or any sandwiches, will be more than just an ordinary quick lunch when they're made with this savory steak filling. Flank steak benefits from tenderizing, and the marinade in this recipe not only does that but adds plenty of flavor. We also have a simple recipe that makes
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The Best Grilled Cheese. . .For Now

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 29th, 2014| Recipes, Sandwiches
I 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

Sandwiches from the Inside Out

by Jane Wangersky September 26th, 2014| Cooking Basics
September is sandwich month because it’s supposed to be back-to-school month. In our school district, the teachers have walked out, a few of the students are staging a walk-in, and one student I know is planning to go to school simply to run around the track, which I guess

Mockaletta: A Stripped-Down Classic

by Jane Wangersky September 25th, 2014| Recipes, Simple Solutions
A real muffaletta is one of those rare dishes whose taste is somehow way more than the combination of the tastes of the ingredients. I realized this the first time I tasted one in a little cafe in New Orleans, on my one visit there many years ago. Since

Plenty of Ways to Cook Peaches

by Elizabeth Skipper September 24th, 2014| Ask the Chef
I tried grilling peaches as part of our dinner.  I liked that we had warm, more tender peaches. However, I wasn’t crazy about the smoky flavor. To get the same results (minus the smokiness) would it be better to sauté or broil the peaches?

Ah, peaches – one of summer's
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Award-Winning Wisconsin Breakfast Panini

by BnB Finder September 23rd, 2014| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
Panini are among the elegant members of the sandwich family, and this one is so special it won the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Association’s first recipe contest. The Speckled Hen Inn in Madison, Wisconsin is known for its "seasonal farm-to-table breakfast" and this recipe is a great
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Truly Hand-Size Sandwiches for Preschoolers

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 22nd, 2014| Recipes, Sandwiches
All 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,

Perfecting the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

by Jane Wangersky September 19th, 2014| Cooking Basics
It’s one of those “drive on a parkway, park on a driveway” things: grilled cheese sandwiches are seldom actually grilled, at least by home cooks. After all, the only grill most of us have at home is our barbeque, and we’re unlikely to heat that up to make sandwiches.
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Bacon and Cheese Bread

by Jane Wangersky September 18th, 2014| Recipes, Simple Solutions
The dinner just before shopping day can get a little strange. Sometimes it’s just a clear-out of the fridge, with everyone eating something different. Other times I manage to pull together what little food’s left in the house. This was one of those times.

The only meat left in the

How to Bake Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

by Elizabeth Skipper September 17th, 2014| Ask the Chef
I love baked sweet potato fries. However, no matter what I've tried (high heat, tossing in olive oil/cornstarch/flour, greasing the pan), I don't get crispy fries. Is there a way to bake sweet potatoes and get crispy fries?

Good question! I usually simply bake sweet potatoes, so this required some
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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

by BnB Finder September 16th, 2014| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
Pulled pork is one of those dishes many people like to order when they're eating out, but few ever try to make at home. But when you read this recipe, you'll realize how easy it is, especially if you have a home smoker. (I make pulled pork entirely in
turkey gorgonzola burger

Gorgonzola Turkey Burger- Flavor in Every Bite

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 15th, 2014| Recipes, Sandwiches
It'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,