Caprese Meatball Sliders

Caprese Meatball Sliders

I just love a big, thick juicy burger; but lately I’ve been making smaller slider style burgers.  The great thing is I find I eat a lot less when I make them.  It was almost as if when I had a big burger, I felt compelled to finish it.  And soon after finishing said burger, I was stuffed.  That’s why I actually prefer sliders; I find I eat quite a bit less. The other reason I’m hooked on them is you can put anything on them and still call it a slider.  If you put chicken between two normal hamburger buns, it’s … Continue reading

Cheesy Meatloaf Pockets with creamy onion gravy

Cheesy Meatloaf Pockets with creamy onion gravy

It’s the never ending question for all home cooks- what to do with leftovers that’s different than just having leftovers?  Such was my dilema last night, facing a partially devoured meatloaf.  I had made Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf  and really wanted to do something different with the leftovers rather than eating the same dinner twice.  While my daughter and wife were perfectly content to eat it again, it’s not my son’s favorite meal.  So how do you make a ten year old love meatloaf?  Hot Pockets! To make it a little more interesting, I decided to make a gravy to dip … Continue reading

Bacon Caprese Sandwich

Bacon Caprese Sandwich

Lunch for me usually consists of rumaging through the fridge and salvaging what leftovers I can find for sustinence or digging a Lean Cuisine from the depths of my freezer.  But today I wanted something different.  As I gleamed into a compartment, I found some fresh mozarella and bacon.  I quickly looked over to the counter to make sure my wife had not stolen the tomatoes and was thrilled to find they were still there next to some basil I had picked.  I grabbed some crusty bread leftover from last night’s dinner and I was set.  I cannot tell you how good … Continue reading

Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich with red pepper aoli

Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich with red pepper aoli

Sometimes nothing will satisfy you like a good sandwich.  That’s exactly what I was thinking about when out the inevetible “what’s for dinner?” came calling from the living room.  I thought about making thin pork chops, Milanese style, with just a little lemon squeezed over to brighten them up.  But that just didn’t sound good.  It’s not that we’ve had them in awhile; it’s been quite some time in fact.  Still, my mind kept veering back toward a sandwich. I hadn’t purchased anything for it though, so I rumaged through the fridge to see what I could salvage to make an … Continue reading