Lobster Rolls

Our New Year’s Eve will be a quiet, stay at home celebration this year (to be honest, that’s how we do it every year).  The weather is nasty and there are too many crazies out on the road to warrant venturing out just for the sake of partying in a loud, overcrowded restaurant with slow [Read More]

Bacon and Egg on Toast ~ The Best of the Farmers Market

  August is the peak of the season at my farmers market. Corn and peaches are coming in and booths are bursting at the seams with produce of all kinds. I have a basic shopping list each week from which I can assemble most of the recipes that are my weekly favorites: greens, usually frizee, arugula [Read More]

Open Face Baked Bean, Tomato and Cheddar Cheese Sandwich

My grandmother was a great cook – not a fancy one, but great nonetheless.  My grandparents lived in a small house on the farm where I grew up and I spent many hours beside her in her kitchen as she prepared  what was raised on the farm.  In true German fashion, nothing went to waste [Read More]

The Classic All American Egg Salad Sandwich

An egg salad sandwich is right up there with peanut butter and jelly on the list of classic American sandwiches.  I found one on a regular basis in my lunch box when I was a child and have made them for my family forever. I make egg salad the way my grandmother did, not a [Read More]

Bacon Lettuce Tomato and Avocado Sandwich

It’s a b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l day in my neighborhood today and I’ve been outside filling flower pots and window boxes with red geraniums, white petunias and blue lobelias.  I’m in a patriotic mood this spring and these pots will be so pretty with American flags stuck in them for the summer holidays. So dinner is simple today  ~  [Read More]

I’ll Take a Good Sandwich Any Day

A Good Sandwich One homemade sandwich bun Crisp lettuce Thinly sliced rare roast beef Sliced tomato Thin slices of red onion Crisp dill pickle Tillamook Extra Sharp Vintage White Cheddar Cheese Mustard Chive Mayo ’nuff said

Homemade Sandwich Buns ~ Highly Recommended

When I recently saw this recipe at Once Upon a Plate I knew it was one I had to try.  Mari’s recipes are always the best and when I read that Linda at How to Cook a Wolf recommended them, and Lori at All That Splatters featured them as well, I rolled up my sleeves and [Read More]

Mexican Torta

One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling is the opportunity to try the everday street foods of the country I’m visiting.  The baguette sandwiches, crepes and sweets in Paris were irresistible. Gyros and souvlaki are street fare in Greece, and sausages and dumplings can be found everywhere in the Czech Republic. Belgium is known for its waffles and [Read More]

Turkey, Tomato and Havarti Panini

I had the most delicious lunch today: a simple grilled sandwich made with homemade bread, roasted turkey breast, sliced tomatoes, fresh basil and havarti cheese. And a few chips.

A Good Sandwich…

…Always starts with good bread. I purchase a plain baguette every Saturday at the market. It’s one of the staples in my cupboard and I use it in many ways. My favorite is the sandwich I make on the weekend using other Market goodies that I’ve brought home that day. This week’s choices were thinly [Read More]