Sandwich, Wraps, & Quesadillas

Grilled Turkey & Brie Cranwich

Grilled Turkey & Brie Cranwich

Here in southeast Texas, we don’t really get a ceremonial changing of seasons to signal that fall is (according to the calendar) here. We know by the crates full of pumpkins piled up outside the grocery stores, the first glorious bags of glorious grapefruit from the glorious Rio Grande Valley appear lined up next to [...]

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Eggs Benedict Burger

Eggs Benedict Burger

Once a week, we have Fancy Burger Night. We take a pound of lean ground beef and try to make it the unleanest thing we’ll eat all week. And that right there, that was my husband’s latest contribution, The Eggs Benedict Burger. It’s part breakfast, part dinner, and part 75% arterial blockage. Okay maybe it [...]

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Grilled Hatch Chile Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled Hatch Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled cheese night usually means two things: 1) I’m too lazy, or tired, or lazy, or really lazy to cook a “real” dinner and 2) rehashing of the now 8-year-old debate over which cheese makes a “real” grilled cheese sandwich. One of us expects slices of school bus yellow-orange processed cheese food, which melts beautifully [...]

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Hatch Chile Croque Monsieur

Hatch Chile Croque Monsieur

Last week, we dug out a trusty old favorite for dinner, back from the early days of the blog: the croque monsieur. If you’re not familiar, it’s a hot ham & cheese sandwich topped with a cheesy cream sauce. It’s a total fork & knife sandwich. And it’s faaaabulous. While there are exactly zero things [...]

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Burgers, Oscar-Style

Burgers Oscar-Style

If you’ve been around here a while, you know that we love our fancy burgers. And if you’ve been around here a really long time, you know that we love our fancy steaks. Our favorite “fancy dinner” is Filet Oscar: beef tenderloin topped with crab, asparagus tips, and Bearnaise sauce. “Amazing” sells it short. “Pricey” [...]

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Stuffed Hatch Chile Cheeseburgers

Stuffed Hatch Chile Cheeseburger

What’s better than a cheeseburger and a cold beer after spending a long, hot summer day prepping the backyard for our fall vegetable garden? A stuffed cheeseburger on homemade buns, doused in queso and two beers. Last summer’s stuffed bacon cheeseburger has lent itself to several different creations and now we can add a Hatch [...]

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The Frito Pie Burger

Jalapeno Cheddar Hamburger Buns

Aside from the Alamo, the Lone Star, and some binge-watching of Friday Night Lights, there might be nothing in this world that’s more Texas than a Frito Pie Hamburger on a Jalapeno Cheddar or a Shiner Bock bun. And being from Texas, I can make such a claim We spied the Frito Pie Burger on [...]

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Turkey Pesto Burger

turkey pesto burgers

During the summer, we eat a lot of the tomato-basil-mozzarella combo. Those flavors can give a fresh makeover to even the most plain dishes. Like turkey burgers. We grow tomatoes (this year, even successfully!) and basil in our veggie garden so we’re usually only on the hook for fresh mozzarella and some good balsamic vinegar. [...]

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