Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey and Cranberry Paninis

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! On Thursday I ran the Huffin and Stuffin 5 k to burn a couple calories before the Thanksgiving meal. It was -13 below out and I was dressed in 3 layers of clothing. I've never ran in the Winter before and I ended up finishing in exactly 50 minutes. I walked for the most part but tried to run as much as I could. I'm going to be running outside in the Winter a lot this year.  Thank goodness for no wind that day. That would have been awful. We were ...

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Appled, Bacon, and Gouda Grilled Cheese

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I've been a Gouda virgin up until today. I can't believe I waited this long to try this cheese! Where have you been all my life?! Gouda cheese was kind of expensive. 6.99 a pound at my grocery store, but I'm glad I bought it.  The cheese harmonizes well with bacon and apple and now I want to try it in mac and cheese. Gouda and  bacon and mac in mac and  cheese. Oh my!   This week, I tried to make my own ham sandwich. On top of that sandwich, I put ham, low fat swiss cheese, a tomato, spi ...

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Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

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Don't these sandwiches look elegant with the poppy seeds on top of them with the gooey melted cheese dripping down from the side? I posted this recipe on my facebook page earlier this week and I just couldn't wait to try them. It's been quite a while since I've had a hot ham and cheese sandwich especially from Hardees. This hot ham and cheese sandwich did not disappoint. The flavored butter that goes on top of these is so flavorful and delicious.   I would make these for a potluck and keep t ...

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Italian Sloppy Joes

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`On Saturday night it was Spaghetti Saturday. There was left over meat sauce and so I decided to make these Italian Sloppy Joes that I saw on the Pioneer Women's website. That is such a genious idea and they were really delicious. I always have left over garlic toast too so they were so easy to make! Try these whenever you have left over spaghetti sauce. I did not use the Pionner Women's recipe but the spaghetti sauce recipe that my mom always made for me and brother. I'll post that recipe for ...

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Peppered Pork and Parmesan Sanwiches

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On Saturday mornings I like to watch Food Network up until about 10am and then I go to my cycling class at 10:30. On Saturdays they have a new show on called Heartland Table with Amy Thielen. The show takes place in Minnesota which is one of my next door neighbors. That I really like. I like her style of cooking too. She made these peppered pork and parmesan sandwiches on Saturdays show and I wanted to make them that night but I waited until Monday night. You can make the flat bread dough the ...

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Sesame Toasts with Poached Egg & Avocado


I found this recipe in the new Martha Stewart Living magazine that all the sudden I started getting in my mail. I was a subscriber to Every Day Food and someone on my facebook page informed me that Every Day Food was no longer going to published. BUMMER! This new magazine is pretty good though. It gives you ideas for your home a long with a section of recipes to try. So, I think I'll keep it. I've been trying to eat a lot healthier lately and I've already lost 2 pounds since joining the gym. ...

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

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I made these for treat day and the sandwiches were a big hit. The buffalo wing sauce makes the chicken really runny, and everyone thought that it could have been a little bit thicker. Next time, I'm going to try adding some flour or cornstarch to thicken the sauce up a bit. They were calling them buffalo sloppy joes.  Ha ha. The recipe makes a lot. I ended up doubling the recipe and used 6 pounds of boneless chicken, and now I have a lot of buffalo chicken to use up. That's ok though, because ...

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Gaucamole Bruschetta

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Avocado and Tomato make the perfect summer sandwich. I used 100% Whole Wheat bread  and instead of heating up the oven, I used the toaster.  Right when the toast comes out of the toaster, brush it with some garlic and top it with the tomato and avocado mixture.  Yummm!! Avocados are kind of expensive right now. Where I live, they're $1.50 for one. This week they have them on sale 4/$5.00. I better go and get some, because I could eat this everyday for lunch this week, a long with some wa ...

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