Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches


What is so special about hot ham and cheese sandwiches you are asking yourself.  When they have this special spread on them, they are special.

Seriously, these things are GOOD!  I used the recipe as a guide to make three sandwiches.  I think you could make up these sandwiches and put them in your freezer and them bake them for 30 minutes or until they are hot and the cheese has melted.


Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish mustard
2 tablespoons chopped onions
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon dill seed or dill weed

8 slices Swiss cheese
8 slices cooked ham (you can use as much ham as you like on your sandwiches)
8 sandwich or hamburger buns

Preheat oven to 300º.

Combine butter, mustard, onions, poppy seeds and dill seed or dill weed. Spread insides of buns with this mixture. Place a slice of cheese and a slice of ham inside each bun.

Wrap buns in foil and place in preheated oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until cheese has melted.

Makes 8 sandwiches.

Happy Cooking!


Club Sandwiches


My absolute favorite sandwich ~ and I don’t make them nearly often enough.


Club Sandwiches

1/2 cup mayonnaise
12 slices of your favorite bread, toasted
8 leaf lettuce leaves
8 slices American cheese
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
8 slices tomato
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli turkey breast
8 slices cooked bacon

Spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise mixture on 1 side of each toast slice.

To assemble each sandwich, layer 1 slice toast, mayonnaise-side up, 1 lettuce leaf, 1 slice cheese, 2 ounces ham, 2 slices tomato, 1 slice toast, mayonnaise-side down. Spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise on toast so both sides have mayo on them. Continue assembling each sandwich with 1 slice cheese, 2 ounces turkey, 2 slices bacon, 1 lettuce leaf and 1 slice toast, mayonnaise-side down. Cut into triangles. Secure with toothpicks.

Makes 4 sandwiches


Happy Cooking!


Steak Sandwiches


Here is what we do when it’s too cold for the dog park….


Zippy hits the treadmill.  Is it a bad thing that he goes faster than I do? That’s my circus dog 🙂


I am lucky in that our grocery store sells shaved beef for steak sandwiches.  It’s amazing because I can’t get good fish there but I can get shaved beef ~ go figure.  We love steak sandwiches but we don’t have them too often.

This really isn’t a recipe ~ I’ll tell you how I go about it and you can take what you like and leave the rest.

Here is what I do:  I buy a package of shaved beef (you can use steak-umms or something similar, a package of hoagie rolls, and large onion, sliced provolone and sometimes a green pepper.  I slice up the onion and green pepper and saute in butter until limp.  I cook the beef in a skillet until it is cooked through, sprinkling with Montreal steak seasoning as it cooks.  I open the rolls up but keep them connected, place the cooked beef on the roll, place the onion and green pepper on top of the beef, place provolone slices on top of the veggies and put under the broiler until the cheese melts.

There you have it ~ a quick and easy lunch or dinner.


Happy Cooking!


Chipotle Roast (Crock Pot)


Gosh, I love chipotles.  I just love that smoky flavor.  This roast is easy to throw in your crockpot and use for wraps, tacos, sandwiches, etc.  If you don’t like alot of heat, slice open the chipotles and scrape out the seeds.  Conversely, if you like heat, leave them in.  I usually leave them in one and take them out of the other two.  DH pours on the hot sauce since he loves his food HOT.

Chipotle Roast (Crock Pot)

3 lbs. chuck roast, trimmed of visible fat
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsps chili powder
2 tsps cumin
3 chipotles in adobo, chopped
1 (4 ounce) can green chilies (I use fire roasted chilies)
1 (7 ounce) can/jar of salsa verde
1 large onion, sliced
3 tsps minced garlic
1 cup beef broth

Place roast in large crockpot and sprinkle with the salt and pepper, chili powder and cumin. Add the remaining ingredients and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or on LOW for 7-8 hours.

When cooked, shred the meat with a fork and continue cooking in crockpot for 15 minutes.

Use in enchiladas, tacos, sandwiches, wraps, etc.

Happy Cooking!

Easy Stromboli

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I like this recipe because it’s easy, tastes good, and it makes a great lunch or simple dinner.  I am forever looking for things to serve for lunch on the weekends.

I use pizza dough in the tube instead of bread dough but you could use whatever kind of dough you want ~ homemade or store-bought.

Here is the link to the recipe ~ Stromboli

I’m sorry the picture is not that great ~ it’s an old one.

BBQ Beef Sandwiches (Crockpot)


There are loads of these recipes on the internet but I like this one because you make the barbecue sauce instead of using store bought.  It’s still easy to make.  This would be great for a party, potluck or tailgating.  I usually serve with my easy cole slaw and chips.

BBQ Beef Sandwiches

3 to 4 lb. beef chuck roast
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1 (1 ounce) pkg. onion soup mix
1 tbsp. chili powder
3 tbsps vinegar (I use red wine vinegar)
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsps. prepared mustard
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Kaiser rolls
Cheese slices, your choice (I use monterey jack)

Trim fat from beef and place in crockpot.

Stir together all remaining ingredients together ~ except rolls and cheese ~ and pour over meat in crockpot.

Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours, or until fork tender.

Skim off fat. Remove meat from crockpot and shred. Return meat to sauce in crockpot.

Spoon about 1/4 cup of meat on bottom of each roll and top with cheese. Place under broiler to melt cheese if desired.

Makes 6-8 sandwiches.

Happy Cooking!