Pressed Layer Sandwich*

First things first for this amazing sandwich... roasting the red bell pepper. Its so much easier than people think and so much better than buying them from your grocery store out of the bottle. If you have a gas cooktop then use that but if not you can use your oven too. If using the oven preheat on broil and put the pepper in there, turning when you see it charring. If you are using a gas cooktop then set it on there and let the flame char it. D...

Spring Salad*

This salad is so easy and is deeeeelicious! A must try for sure. Salads are great to make ahead of time, assemble the salad and keep the dressing in a separate container and when you're ready to eat, just toss together. In a salad bowl put in the baby spinach, red onion slices, orange segments, avocado slices, and candied pecans. In a small separate bowl, mix together the orange juice, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. When mixed together drizzle ...

Greek Salad*

This is one of my favorite salads to make. Its so easy, fresh, and delicious. Plus, you can make everything ahead of time and mix it together when you're ready to eat! First you need cut up the lettuce, cucumber, bell pepper and onion and put them in your salad bowl. On top of that add the feta and kalamata olives. To make the dressing put your minced garlic, oregano, Dijon mustard, and vinegar in a bowl. Whisk together till combined. While whisk...

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup*

This is super easy, super delicious, and super... kinda healthy! Very filling so great for a lunch or even dinner. The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 425*F. Peel the butternut squash with a sharp vegetable peeler and cut the butternut squash up. I like to cut off the top, then the bottom, and also cut off the fat part of the squash where the seeds are. Cut the bottom in half and scrape out the seeds and continue cutting up the...

Meaty Chili*

Alright everyone... don't get scared after seeing all those ingredients! All your doing is putting them all in the pot, nothing special! In a very large pot over high heat brown you meat. Once that is browned take the meat out with a slotted spoon and put on a plate and put aside. Turn the heat down to medium.You're gonna have a bunch of grease in there and thats no good, so here's my secret. Take a couple of sheets of paper...

Caprese salad*

Ok, this is such a perfect lunch in my opinion! What you want to do is slice the tomatoes pretty thin, and do the same with the mozzarella. On a plate, layer the tomato and mozzarella and then put the thinly sliced basil on top. Drizzle with the olive oil and the balsamic and put some good sea salt (to taste!) and some freshly ground pepper! YUM!...

Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches

Spread 4 of the slices with some of the softened butter, only use half of the butter because you’ll need the rest later! Turn over and spread all 8 sides of the bread with a little butter. Place a slice or 2 of ham on 4 slices of bread and top with a 1/4 sliced gruyere cheese. Cover the top with the remaining 4 bread slices....

Texas burgers*

This burger is SO amazing and full of flavor. Thanks to Lou for this recipe! First thing you want to do is preheat your grill to medium heat. In a large bowl, combine beef, jalapenos, onion, cheddar, worcestershire, bacon, and salt and pepper. Mix together, with hands of course, and form into big pattys. Form into a ball with your hands, slapping that sucker trying to get it as tight as you can. Put a little salt and pepper on th...