Connecticut Steamed Cheese Burgers

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Steamed cheeseburger? Yep. Ted’s restaurant has been serving them since 1959, although some say Jack’s Lunch in Middletown invented it. But at Ted’s, special steam racks were made. While the burger steams, the fats drip out and the meat fills up with steam so it’s still really moist. Then, at Ted’s, the drop 2 full ounces of cheddar and steams it again. It’s served up with all the condiments and some fresh cooked fries.

Sound good? I think so, but it’s one of those things that you either really like it or you really don’t. Give it a try and let me know which side of the steamer you’re on! Continue reading

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Easy Foods for a Fabulous Feast

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No matter what time of year or who you are with, a feast is always called for. Seeing mountains of food on the table, passing dishes around and trying new flavors is the best way to celebrate any occasion. But as the host, you might feel a little bit pressured by the amount you need to cook!

But don’t panic. There are so many wonderful recipes that don’t require too much effort and yet your friends will keep coming back for more. Here are the main components you need for an incredible feast. Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower au Gratin

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I was craving a big bowl of roasted vegetables. I had some tri-colored cauliflower in the refrigerator, so I thought I’d make it up. But that wasn’t enough.

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Meatless Appetizers – Crackers Three Ways

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I love topping crackers with cheese and smoked meats. Eating those little morsels feels to indulgent and delicious. But what if you don’t eat meat? Or you’re having a party with some guests that are vegetarian? What kind of cracker toppers are meatless and mouth-watering? Here are three different combinations that will delight vegetarians and carnivores alike!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #185

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I’m late I’m late I’m late!! Sorry to get the party off to a late start, but what a week I’ve had! I work full time managing a child care center, run a business training child care professionals, and I do this (and two other) blogs (breathe). Normally, no problem! But this week I had to prepare a custom training AND I’m getting ready to go on a mini vacation. I need more hours in the day! And I need you all to help me figure out…

  This is the place to answer that question! The home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many RECIPES as you’d like!

               Remember, make sure there is an edible recipe in your post.                  (sadly it will be deleted if it doesn’t).

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week:

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Georgia Boiled Peanuts & Pimento Cheese Toasts

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Did you know that half the peanuts grown in the U.S. come from Georgia? Yep. And one of the ways they are prepared are boiled. Boiled peanuts have a unique and addicting flavor. And they make a perfect partner for another Georgia favorite – Pimento Cheese!

When I was a kid my mom used to buy the pre-made pimento cheese spread and we’d eat it on crackers. A good pimento cheese is a true southern favorite.

So get your South going and make up a plate of Georgia goodness! Continue reading

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Chicken Hand Pies – for National Pie Day!

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It’s National Pie Day (not to be confused with National Pi day which is in March). I know, we usually associate pie with sweet, but hey, an American favorite started out as a pie! You, know Pizza Pie? Well here is a savory pie that you eat with your hands – and it’s as delicious as it is easy!

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Veggie Crisp Crust Pizza

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I love a pizza with lots of fresh veggies and no sauce. Just pure goodness. And here is a pizza that has all that plus a really easy crispy flat bread crust. Need to know more?

You can find these flat breads at most natural food markets – but you can use any kind of crispy flatbread. Or even a soft flatbread if you prefer a soft crust. It’s your pizza! Make it your way! Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #184

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The holidays are behind us. Now we gear up for the Spring and all the newness of it. The time when we start planting gardens and visiting farmer’s market – and the time when we still need to plan…

  This is the place to answer that question! The home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many RECIPES as you’d like!

               Remember, make sure there is an edible recipe in your post.                  (sadly it will be deleted if it doesn’t).

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week:

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you!

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New Jersey Sloppy Joe Sandwich

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The next state in line for our weekly state feature…New Jersey, the Garden State and the third state admitted to the union!

I bet when you hear “sloppy joe” you think of ground beef simmered in tomato sauce. But in New Jersey, a sloppy joe is an amazing double-decker sandwich made of deli meats!

As the story goes, in the 1930s, Thomas Sweeney (a local politician), stopped in to a local deli after a visit to Cuba where he frequented a bar called Sloppy Joe’s. Sweeney asked the Town Hall Deli to cater his poker games with a similar sandwich to the one he enjoyed at Sloppy Joe’s – and the rest is history!

If you want to make it a New Jersey meal, add some Campbell’s soup. Campbell’s soup, an American icon, is headquartered out of Camden, New Jersey.

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