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Quick Recipe: Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

Pulled pork is delicious, and definitely worth the wait of it cooking in the slow cooker, but unless you’re cooking for a crowd, you’ll probably have leftover.  I’ve already made a burrito to use up leftover pulled pork.  But one way of using up leftovers is not enough!  Thus, pulled pork grilled cheese was born.  Now as I believe I’ve mentioned before, I normally don’t include meat in my grilled cheese sandwiches.  If you start loading it up with too much stuff it loses its distinction as grilled cheese and becomes just a sandwich.  I made an exception this time for two reasons.  One, there was pretty much just the perfect amount of the pork left for a grilled cheese sized sandwich and two, there’s still twice as much cheese as pork.  Also I was kind of inspired by a pulled pork sandwich I had in a restaurant recently that was topped with a cheese sauce.

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Quick Recipe: Easy Chipotle Chicken Club

Sandwiches are a magical food. They’re delicious and handy. Yet they come in every variety possible, limited only by your imagination. I consider myself a sandwich connoisseur of sorts and am always crafting new ones for lunch. This one was inspired by one I eat frequently at a local restaurant. I took my own spin on it and was pleased with the results enough to share the recipe.

Chipotle ranch is slowly growing in popularity. It’s nothing new, but it’s certainly hit it big over the past decade thanks to its pairing with sandwiches and onion rings. This particular chicken sandwich is relatively smooth thanks to the addition of french fries, however don’t think that that means it’s bland. Chipotle ranch and cheddar are an awesome combination, and form something with formidable tang, without being too in your face. Your choice of chicken depends on personal preference, but I recommend using breaded cutlets since the breading adds some more flavor. Best of all, this sandwich in general can be made with mostly things lying around the house. Nothing too luxurious. That makes it perfect for throwing together as a quick lunch or even dinner!

 

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Quick Recipe: Creamed Spinach Grilled Cheese

I know this sounds like kind of a strange sandwich, and it probably is, but stick with me on this one.  Despite being a national chain, Boston Market has my favorite creamed spinach around.  I’m not sure how they do it, but it’s just really good.  It’s not too cream-y, not too spinach-y and it just tastes good.  We somehow had some leftover at my house the other day, and I really wanted to eat some of it for lunch, but I didn’t want to just sit there eating creamed spinach because that wouldn’t be a very satisfying lunch.  So I decided to make a sandwich out of it.  And it was really good!  You can use whatever creamed spinach you like, it doesn’t have to be Boston Market, but I can’t guarantee it will work as well (additionally, if you want to use fresh spinach leaves instead that’d probably work too.  I’d recommend using baby spinach leaves though).

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Quick Recipe: Guacamole Grilled Cheese

In my mind grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the best lunch foods around.  They’re quick, easy, and have that nostalgia factor since they’re also a childhood favorite.  Except that the grilled cheese you can make as an adult is way better than the kind you used to get as a kid.  In addition, they can easily be altered to fit the food mood you’re in just by changing up the cheese and other flavorings you use.  Today I’m going to share one of my go-to grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Recipe Time! Leftover Easter Egg Salad

While it didn’t really feel like it since it’s still barely spring out, Easter was this past weekend. You colored your eggs, hid them, found them…and now what? Eat them of course! If you’d like you can just straight up eat hard boiled eggs as is, but that gets pretty boring. My favorite way to use up Easter eggs is by making egg salad. There are a lot of fancy egg salad recipes out there, but I’m going to share my basic egg salad recipe with you.

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