Sandwich, Wraps, & Quesadillas

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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Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cherry Barbecue Sauce

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cherry Barbecue Sauce

“UUUGHHH. I hope you’re not making brownies again.” Ugh? Brownies? I’ve know the man for 8+ years and I’m pretty sure those two words have never been uttered in the same sentence. Who says something like that? Other than someone who has seen a new pan of brownies on the counter every week for the [...]

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The Southern Burger

Pimento Cheese Burger

Let’s save us all some time and back up a sec: Hi. I’m Shawnda. And I name my hamburgers. And this one I call The Southern. I could think of no name more perfect for a burger topped with melty pimento cheese and a fried green tomato. Except for maybe “Pimento Cheeseburger with Fried Green [...]

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Everything Burger & Slider Buns

Red Wine Burgers

We’re big, big fans of homemade hamburger buns around here. Peek around and you’ll find Chipotle Buns, Jalapeno Cheddar buns, and Shiner Bock buns. Buns are more than just a vehicle to get from plate to mouth, although that’s their most important job. They’re also an excuse to add another layer of flavor to your [...]

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Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

Half of the adults in this house are generally anti-turkey burger. And 100% of the toddlers in this house don’t care what’s inside that hamburger bun, as long as there is a pile of cherry tomatoes next to it. But if I mention turkey outside of sandwiches or Thanksgiving, I get a sigh. (And if [...]

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Strawberry Panini with Arugula and Goat Cheese

Strawberry Panini with Arugula and Goat Cheese

I absolutely adore the strawberry + goat cheese combination. Sweet, juicy, in-season strawberries meet a creamy, tangy goat cheese. It’s a combination that knows no limits: appetizers, sandwiches, and even dessert. Toss those strawberries with a good balsamic vinegar and peppery arugula, and pile it on some crusty French bread? There’s a perfect balance, a [...]

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The Texican Burger

The Texican Burger

Growing up in southeast Texas, when you asked someone if they wanted a carbonated beverage, the conversation went something like this: Me: Do you want a coke? Not me: Yes. Me: What kind? Not me: Dr. Pepper. Everything was a “coke.” But no one I knew actually drank Coke. I mostly now call that drink [...]

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Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese

Growing up, my mom adored Pimento Cheese sandwiches. And as a kid who saw nothing more than a scary bowl of nuclear orange spread, I couldn’t get passed the word Pimento. Yet I could knock back a bag of dye- and preservative-laden fried chip-puff thingies, no questions asked. She’d slather a big spoonful on a [...]

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