April 24, 2015

My Favorite Turkey Pesto Crepe

Crepes have always been a favorite of mine although mostly for dessert. Sweet crepes filled with chocolate or even better Nutella {!!} and fresh berries are my weakness and I craved them big time during my pregnancy. Unfortunately, I had to watch my sugar towards the end so I painfully cut my beloved crepes out of my diet. Luckily my local coffee shop and fro yo hangout, SwirlBerry, makes some delish savory crepes too and I was soon hooked on the Turkey Pesto Crepe. It's simple, with only a few ingredients, but hearty and filling and good for you too! Even better they have a location in our local hospital so after my checkups I could stop by and pick up a Turkey Pesto Crepe for lunch! Now that baby Stella is here and I don't get out as much, I decided it was time I made these tasty crepes at home. 
I don't have a fancy crepe griddle maker like SwirlBerry and getting the hang of making the perfect, thin crepe can be frustrating. So I bought packaged crepes at my local grocery store and {another time saver} also picked up some jarred pesto. Add some fresh spinach, cheese, and sliced turkey and this crepe is assembled and cooked in just a few minutes! 
Want to make your own savory crepes? Use my recipe here and omit the vanilla and sugar! 

SwirlBerry's sweet Nutella and Berry Crepe and the savory Turkey Pesto Crepe
I could eat these every day! 

Ingredients: 

Makes 1 crepe
  • 1 premade crepe {I used a 9 inch} or use my recipe here
  • 3 slices deli thin turkey 
  • 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese 
  • 2 tbsp premade Pesto sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach leaves {about a handful}

Directions: 


  1. Heat a non stick skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  2. Add premade crepe to pan and spread a generous scoop or two of pesto sauce all over crepe.
  3. Top with shredded cheese, sprinkling all over.
  4. Now add spinach leaves and 3 slices of turkey.
  5. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, you just want to heat enough to warm the meat and melt the cheese.
  6. Fold crepe over or roll it and slide on a plate. 
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!

Simple ingredients. Simple meal. Sensational flavor!
Pesto is the bomb! Homemade is best but for this time saver recipe 
I went with store bought. 
*Just remember that it is oil based so too 
much will make your crepe soggy on the bottom. 
After spreading pesto on your crepe add shredded Swiss cheese all over.
Now add baby spinach.
And sliced deli turkey.
Heat for a couple minutes to warm meat and melt the cheese.
Fold your crepe over.
Or roll it.
Slide onto a plate and serve warm.
Just as good as SwirlBerry and it only took a few minutes to make.
Serve with seasonal berries and you've got a tasty and healthy lunch!
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April 23, 2015

Double Decker Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Here's another messy but good recipe for y'all, especially for Grilled Cheese Month
My husband created this impressive breakfast sandwich and calls it the Double Decker Egg in a Hold Grilled Cheese. It includes three slices of bread, a runny egg, and lots of melted cheese.
 Be sure to bring your appetite and lots of napkins when you eat this mega sandwich! 

Ingredients:

Makes 2 sandwiches
  • 6 slices bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 slices cheese, we like Muenster and Swiss
  • non stick cooking spray (or butter)

Directions:

  1. Using a mason jar lid or round circle cookie cutter cut out a circle in the center of two slices of bread. Reserve circle to make a mini sandwich for later!
  2. Spray one side of the bread with cooking spray. 
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. 
  4. Place one slice of cut out bread in the skillet, non cooking sprayed (or buttered) side down. 
  5. Crack an egg into the cut out hole of the bread. 
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes (or until desired egg doneness). I like the whites to be cooked but the yolk still runny. 
  7. Gently flip the bread over and add a slice of cheese.
  8.  Cook enough to toast the other side of the bread and melt cheese.
  9. Remove to a plate and respray skillet.
  10. Add another whole slice of bread and add a slice of cheese on top. Toast for a minute to melt the cheese. 
  11. Lay egg in a hole bread slice on top of the bread with the melted cheese.
  12. Top with another slice of bread. 
  13. Spray the top of the bread with cooking spray and gently flip the sandwich to toast the bread.
  14. Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining bread.
  15. Serve warm with extra napkins! 

Using a mason jar lid or round circle cookie cutter
 cut out a circle in the center of two slices of bread. 

Reserve circle to make a mini sandwich for later!

Spray one side of the bread with cooking spray. 
Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. 


Place one slice of cut out bread in the skillet.
Crack an egg into the cut out hole of the bread. 


Cook for 2-3 minutes (or until desired egg doneness).
 I like the whites to be cooked but the yolk still runny. 
Any sliced cheese will work.
 I like flavorful cheeses that melt well like Swiss, Cheddar, and Muenster. 


Gently flip the bread over and add a slice of cheese.
 Cook enough to toast the other side of the bread and melt cheese.
Remove to a plate and respray skillet.
Add another whole slice of bread and add a slice of cheese on top.
 Toast for a minute to melt the cheese. 
Lay egg in a hole bread slice on top of the bread with the melted cheese.
Top with another slice of bread. 


Spray the top of the bread with cooking spray and gently
 flip the sandwich to toast the bread.

Perfectly golden brown and crunchy!
Don't forget to toast the bread cut outs too 
and make a mini sandwich for your little ones! 
Gooey Grilled Cheese and Soup is my favorite lunch combo!
Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining bread.

If you like your egg runny like me be sure to serve with extra napkins! 
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April 22, 2015

Inside Out Grilled Cheese Sliders

Woohoo! It's National Grilled Cheese Month!
 And who doesn't love this comfort food classic, right?
Today I am sharing with you a cheesy, gooey, crunchy, and delicious take on a grilled cheese sandwich. It's a mini version on inside out Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. I saw this recipe originally on The Country Cook  and decided to make my own version at home. It includes a special ingredient to really crisp up the crust...mayo! Check out the BuzzFeed video below to see their tasty mayo slathered grilled cheese


Here's How To Make The Perfect Grilled Cheese
Posted by BuzzFeed Food on Friday, April 17, 2015

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12- pack) King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 4-6 slices deli turkey or ham
  • 5 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup Duke's mayonnaise

Directions:

  1. Cut across all the rolls lengthwise. Just make one long even cut. 
  2. Then flip the rolls inside out. The outsides of the rolls are now going to be your insides!
  3. Start by placing the sliced meat down on top of the rolls. 
  4. Now top with the sliced cheese. 
  5. Gently place the other half of the rolls on top. 
  6. Spread the outside of this bread layer with an even but generous layer of mayonnaise. 
  7. Start heating up your large pan or griddle on medium-high heat.
  8. Once your skillet has heated up, place entire sandwich (very carefully) mayonnaise-side down onto the skillet. 
  9. Then spread mayonnaise on the side that is now on top.  
  10. Once the rolls have started to turn golden brown, flip the whole thing over. 
  11. Allow the opposite side to brown and the cheese to finish melting.
  12. Place the entire sandwich onto a large plate and slice and serve!

Four ingredients for the perfect grilled cheese sliders!

Cut across all the rolls lengthwise. Just make one long even cut. 
Then flip the rolls inside out.


Start by placing the sliced meat on top of the rolls. 

Now top with the sliced cheese. 

Gently place the other half of the rolls on top. 


Spread the outside of this bread layer with an even but generous layer of mayonnaise. 

Place entire sandwich (very carefully) mayonnaise-side down onto the skillet or griddle. 
I used a griddle one time and a grill pan another. Both worked well. I like the look of the grilled sandwiches better (darker with grill marks) but the griddle was a lot easier to use, keeping the sandwiches intact and cooking them more evenly.  
Spread mayonnaise on the side that is now on top.  

Once the rolls have started to turn golden brown, flip the whole thing over. 
Allow the opposite side to brown and the cheese to finish melting.


Place the entire sandwich onto a large plate and slice and serve!

We have had these for picnics and a quick lunch at home.
Ava likes to dip hers in honey mustard but I think the gooey cheesy 
and smoked turkey are delish on their own!
Happy Grilled Cheese Month!
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