Cheesesteak burritos

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There is a story that goes with this recipe that has to do with lying. You can click the link if you want to read it. Right now, this is about cheesesteak burritos and it is no lie when I say that the idea came into my head in a never-ending attempt to give new twists to old recipes.Cheesesteak, or Philadelphia … »

Fully-loaded breakfast pita

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I've baked bread many times, from pan de sal to filled rolls to fancy loaves, but I've never tried making flat breads. It's a frustration, really. We love Indian breads, naan and paratha in particular, but the kneading technique is different, and I'm still mustering the guts to try. Among Middle Eastern and Mediterranean … »

Spicy grilled cheese sandwiches

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Spicy, aromatic, creamy and gooey. The sandwich filling has two kinds of cheese, garlic, basil and chili, and a bit of salt and freshly milled black pepper. The bread slices are brushed with softened butter before the sandwiches are grilled. Why two cheeses? The cream cheese makes the filling very creamy, and that’s a … »

My corned beef sandwich recipe

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I've always thought that ham sandwich was the epitome of comfort food, sandwich version, but I've changed my mind. About 80 percent of the corned beef that I made went straight between slices of bread. I really need to make space inside the fridge so that I can brine more beef to keep a constant and abundant supply of … »

Frita Cubana (burger topped with shoestring potatoes)

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I owe this recipe to a drained mouse battery. I was working yesterday, my mouse went dead, I needed to recharge the battery and, while waiting, there was nothing much to do. I watched TV with Speedy, he switched to the Food Network, and there was this show, Burger Land, that I had never seen before. The host was in Miami … »

Hollandaise chicken sandwich

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The ubiquitous chicken salad sandwich is, more often than not, made with shredded boiled chicken tossed with mayo. Sometimes, chopped vegetables are thrown in. But shredded boiled chicken can be given better texture and flavor by browning the meat in a little butter over very high heat. And the mayo can be replaced by an … »

BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) bruschetta

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The bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, or BLT as it is more popularly called, is a relatively new invention. Unlike the empanada, for instance, which was being enjoyed in the Mediterranean as early as the 1500s, the BLT was unknown prior to 1900. And on its first appearance, it was merely a variation of the club sandwich. … »

Six great ways to make a chicken sandwich

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Yesterday, I made a cheese dip that fast became a beloved thing in the house. I said it could double as a salad dressing or a pasta sauce but it appears that there is yet another way to enjoy it.On Tuesday evening, I roasted a chicken marinated in a mixture of masala and coconut milk. I even prepared a rice, mushrooms … »

Portobello mushroom and bacon sandwiches

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If good mushrooms weren't so darn hard to source and if they weren't so expensive, I'd eat them every single day. Unfortunately, the only reasonably priced mushrooms available all year 'round are oyster mushrooms and small ones at that. Button mushrooms aren't all that hard to find either but they aren't cheap. But the … »

Grilled cheese and pesto sandwiches. Take a break from the usual.

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I've gone a long way from mayo and ham sandwiches that my mother used to pack in my school lunchbox. I no longer see mayo as an integral part of a sandwich. Neither do I judge a sandwich by how much filling it has. To be frank, the oh-so-tall sandwiches that Guy Fieri likes to feature in Diners, Drive-ins and Dives make me … »