Drunken Brats and Caramelized Onions

Drunken Brats and Caramelize Onions - Add an extra layer of flavor to your bratwurst by simmering them in beer or ale and then finishing them on the grill.

Add an extra layer of flavor to your bratwurst by simmering them in beer or ale and then finishing them on the grill. I don’t recall my parents every serving bratwurst. We were a hot dog family. Hot dogs that my dad burned beyond recognition on the grill. That’s one of the many things that […]

Egg Plus Salad Sandwiches

Egg Plus Salad Sandwiches - Go beyond the egg salad sandwich with this egg + salad sandwich. Hard cooked eggs, vinaigrette, and abundant veggies make a delicious and economical meal for Sandwich Night.

Go beyond the egg salad sandwich with this egg + salad sandwich. Hard cooked eggs, vinaigrette, and abundant veggies make a delicious and economical meal for Sandwich Night. In this season of my life, that is this hockey season of my life, we’ve condensed some big activity into just a few days. I’m so thankful […]

Italian Sandwich Rolls

Italian Rolls

A five-pound bag of flour costs $2.99 at Trader Joe’s. It’s unbleached, all-purpose. If I want to take my baking up a notch, I can buy the white whole wheat flour for $3.99. This, my friends, plus a little oil, water, and yeast, can bring you many meals of utter enjoyment. Of course there’s pizza, […]

Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken - Let your slow cooker do the work this weekend with an easy sweet and sour chicken filling for sandwiches and wraps.

Let your slow cooker do the work this weekend with an easy sweet and sour chicken filling for sandwiches and wraps. I’ve found that having a plan, and even better, a make-ahead meal, makes for a really relaxed atmosphere in our house. If I know in advance what I’ll be serving and can communicate that […]

Ginger-Sesame Turkey Salad

Ginger-Sesame Turkey Salad | Good Cheap Eats

One of my favorite sandwich fillings is Chicken Salad. I have a few different favorites, like this one with cubed cheddar or this chicken salad with with apples and almonds or this chicken salad with apples, grapes and dried cranberries. When I was thinking about the flavors of a new salad to make, I decided to […]

Hot Italian Beef Sandwich Recipe

Homemade White Whole Wheat Sub Rolls | Good Cheap Eats

Hot Italian Beef Sandwiches aren’t difficult to make. And they’re cheaper and better for you if you make them yourself. Let’s make one thing clear. I’m not from Chicago. I’m not claiming that this is an authentic Chicago-style Italian Beef Sandwich. What I do know is that this sandwich is tasty. And it beats, hands […]

Homemade White Whole Wheat Sub Rolls

Homemade White Whole Wheat Sub Rolls | Good Cheap Eats

Enjoy fresh-baked sub rolls, enriched with white whole wheat flour. Better than a five-dollar footlong. On the record: I love the five dollar footlong. I love the Capriotti’s Cheesesteak Sandwich with Provolone. I love all sub sandwiches in general. But,  to feed my family such tasty fare, costs about $20 at the minimum. Capriotti’s would […]

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Today as part of the DIY Convenience Foods series, we’re going to tackle something that fast food restaurants have battled over for years: the fried chicken sandwich. I did not grow up in the South. My mother never made friend chicken — unless it was from a box. But, I do loved fried chicken. However, it’s intimidating. […]

The Spring Street Club Sandwich

Spring Street Deli Club

I realized last weekend that the club sandwich is one of my tests on a good restaurant. It’s hard to mess up so you aren’t taking a huge risk in ordering it, but depending on the quality of the contents, you can gauge a restaurant. In fact, some of my favorite restaurants are those where […]

Serve a Hot Dog and Sausage Bar

sausage and hot dog bar

Serve an assortment of toppings alongside hot dogs and sausages for a creative and tasty twist on an old summer standard. This past weekend, I cooked for twelve. Our friends Devin and Jessika and their two kids came to spend a couple days with us. Ours is the kind of friendship where the dads like […]