Category Archives: Pizza & Sandwiches

Ultimate Pulled Pork Sandwiches are perfect for anyone who is on Team Simple for their party food. You can make almost all of the elements in advance! There are few things more tasty than a perfect pulled pork sandwich. We make these all of the time because they are just so good. If you ask me, this is the ultimate party food because everyone loves it, you can make 90% of the elements for the sandwich ahead of time, and it’s an easy dish to feed a crowd. I know that turkey and ham might be all the rage this Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Pulled Pork Sandwich

Sweet, bold, and zesty Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers are my favorite veggie burgers around. Today, I’m working with Sabra to introduce a brand new product they have just launched, and I’m super excited about it. Sabra Spreads are the new hummus-based sandwich and burger spread that are going to kick mayo to the curb. With tons of flavor and 75% less fat than their mayo counterpart, there’s so much to love. These spreads come in three different flavors, can be found in the refrigerated deli section at your grocery store, and are perfect for all things sandwich! Keep your eyes Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers

Sometimes, all you need is a little inspiration to make the perfect simple turkey sandwich. This one is piled high with turkey, cheddar, avocado, and more. Friends, I am posting a super simple yet amazingly tasty sandwich recipe. I know what you are thinking: “I’m pretty sure I already know how to make a sammich.” Let’s me explain just a bit – I know you do, but once in a while you’ll see a little inspiration and just know that you can make THAT sandwich and it’s going to make your day. I’m here to get you out of your weekend Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

Easiest. Recipe. Ever. These flatbread pizzas are perfect to make for a quick lunch, easy dinner, and everything in between. I slice them into short strips once they come out of the oven, and everyone loves the little pizza slices. This is a great meal to get your kids to help with, or to put them in charge of completely if they are working on gaining some independence in the kitchen. This recipe is also a great way to use up odds and ends of vegetables hanging out in the fridge. I get a package of twelve flatbread from Costco; I’ll Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizzas

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by GOOD THiNS through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about GOOD THiNS, all opinions are my own. I’ve been working on prepping meals/ingredients/lunches/stuff for the freezer more and more lately and it has been such an awesome thing to have done and ready to use! I even had the chance to teach a meal planning/food prep class to over 30 women this past month and I loved it. I’m getting into a great groove and having more food conveniently ready in the fridge is a game changer. What Continue Reading →

8 Wholesome Lunch-Box Ideas for Adults or Kids

I have made “pulled ________” no less than a million times in the crock pot. I have thrown in everything from pork and lamb, to beef and elk, and I love it every single time. This is one of my all-time favorite ways to cook a chunk of meat. It takes no skill and very little hands-on time, and it comes out perfect every single time. I have done a ton of reading in preparation for writing this because I swear that I’m the only one cooking hunks of meat in the slow cooker without adding much more than some salt and pepper. I Continue Reading →

How to make any pulled meat in the slow cooker (beef, pork, lamb, and more)

The busyness of the end of the school year has got me running around like a mad woman most days and only continues on through the evening. May is a crazy month because everything is wrapping up or just beginning. We have baseball, t-ball, recitals, field trips, parties, practices, plays, dances, and more. I know that I’m not alone in all the going and coming either. I have a delicious quick and easy dinner for you today that will be on the table in less than 30 minutes. Skip the drive-through one night this week and enjoy this amazing weeknight chicken Continue Reading →

Weeknight Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Pineapple Salsa (30 Minute Meal)

Few things are more delicious than a perfectly executed sandwich. With summer around the corner and today being National Hummus Day I thought a veggie hummus sandwich would be the perfect way to celebrate. I often go to a restaurant and buy a delicious sandwich and I always roll my eyes a little at myself when I do because it’s just a simple sandwich. But simple sandwiches are so very good! I think the difference between a sandwich you make at your house and the one you might order at a restaurant are the creative/fun/delicious extras and the number of Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Hummus and Veggie Sandwich

Avocado Egg Salad is the perfect recipe for today! Today is St. Patrick’s Day and this food is a great naturally green dish and Easter is in just a week and a half which means you’ll have lots of boiled eggs on your hands. So make this recipe today and again in 2 weeks and you’ll be glad you did. I love all things avocado and my family loves egg salad. This is one of those “best of both worlds” kind of recipes. Thomas was working at the house the day that I made this so I got a plate Continue Reading →

Avocado Egg Salad

15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes because pizza! Are you making homemade pizza yet? I know that having $5 pizza on every street corner sure takes the appeal out of making homemade pizza, but it just isn’t the same. Fancy wood-fired pizza places are delicious but spendy, and everyone knows that frozen pizzas just aren’t all they are advertised to be. There’s something magical about warm homemade dough bubbling away in the oven with all kinds of toppings, cheese, and a little bit of love. Plus, when you make it yourself, you can choose whatever you want to go on top. Continue Reading →

15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes + My favorite quick and easy pizza sauce recipe!

Quick and Easy Summer Chicken Salad is one of my favorite dishes to throw together in a hurry and eat for the next few days. My kids and husband love this chicken salad and I love all the great flavors and vegetables it has. The best part? You can eat it however you see fit. I like to use mini bell peppers, celery, and cucumber to dip into the chicken salad. My kids liked it served on top of cracker, and my husband likes it on toasted whole grain bread with extra mayo on the bread. No matter how you Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Summer Chicken Salad

America’s Test Kitchen has a new cookbook out, and it’s their best yet. This cookbook is going to be the standard for the coming years because it really is the best cookbook on the market. It’s a bit like they smushed my other two favorite cookbooks together to make one amazing and very complete cooking bible. Be still my heart! This is the one cookbook you should be asking Santa for, and plan on giving it for wedding and birthday gifts this coming year. It’s the kind of book that everyone needs, no matter how good (or not) they are Continue Reading →

The one cookbook you should be asking Santa for this year + Easy Skillet Pizza

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are a family favorite this time of year. They are quick and easy and perfect to take to a party or snack on while watching Elf. This recipe come from my dear friend Katie. I worked for Katie’s mom in high school at their family deli, but she was a few years older than me and I wouldn’t say that we were really friends then. I’m not even sure how it happened, but sometimes when we were both in college at BYU, we clicked and spent many hours together after that. Katie moved me into apartments, Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Hot Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Now that fall is officially here, I thought it would be the perfect time to share a bunch of delicious pizza recipes. The school schedules are starting to fall back into their groove, which makes meal planning easier, the weather is cooler which makes turning on the oven easier, and these are pizza recipes, which makes everything in life easier. You can never ever have too much pizza in my opinion. Friday pizza night is on! 19 Pizza Recipes Worth Taking a Look At 1. Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza from Kitchen Meets Girl 2. Homemade Extra Cheese Pizza from Sally’s Baking Addiction 3. Barbecue Chicken Continue Reading →

19 Pizza Recipes Worth Taking A Look At

Hey friends! Life is so crazy right now. We are literally a day or two away from opening the hardware store that we’ve been working on for almost 2 years. We are waiting for the building inspector to come one last time and issue our occupancy permit. While we are knee-deep in the final stages of cleaning and general business I have my friend Emily here to share a great recipe for Ranch Chicken Bake (no ranch packet included! Yay!). By the end of the week I should have a post on the hardware store for you as well as Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Ranch Chicken Bake

Homemade pizza… there’s nothing better for a Friday night at home if you ask me! My mom’s homemade pizza was famous when I was a kid. I remember once when I was in junior high school I had a classmate over to work on a project (a solar system diorama I do believe). She happened to be around at dinner time and had Mom’s pizza with us. She was so shocked and amazed that people made their own pizza and then she was even more shocked when she tasted it. There’s just no match for homemade pizza! Now that I’m Continue Reading →

Herbed Tomato Bacon Pizza

Emily from One Lovely Life is here sharing a perfect summer sandwich today. I love that this is made in the crockpot! No need to turn on the oven and it practically makes itself. Summer sides are easy too… corn on the cob, quick refrigerator pickles, or watermelon are perfect for this quick and easy meal. Take it away Emily! Summer is here and for some reason, even though school is out, I find that there’s so much life to live that the last thing I want to do some days is think about dinner, or heat up my kitchen. Continue Reading →

Peperoncini Beef Sandwiches

Few things are more delicious in the summer than a perfectly grilled burger. My friends over at NoshOn.It are hosting a whole week of burger recipes from all of your favorite bloggers. #BurgerWeek is going to be epic! I was so excited when they asked me to participate. I decided to put a fun Tex-Mex twist on a traditional burger because I love all things Mexican food. The Ultimate Fajita Burger is all the glory of a cheese burger with my favorite fajita elements. A little spice, some sweet bell peppers, and guacamole make for one killer burger. Everything is Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Fajita Burger in honor of #burgerweek

You guys! It’s already JUNE. How did that happen?! Our weekend was busy at the farmer’s market (I added rhubarb lemonade and raspberry lemonade to the line up this week and they were big hits), planting potatoes and pumpkins in the garden, and other general family work/fun (because work is fun!). A great weekend all together. Now that we’ve had 2 weeks of summer merriment and freedom I’m ready to figure out some kind of schedule. A very loose schedule, but something. I need ideas on chore charts for young kids and I’m thinking about doing some kind of Mom Continue Reading →

Bacon, Chicken, and Sweet Corn Quesadillas

Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month?! Well now you do! I love a party as much as the next girl, so I thought it only appropriate to celebrate this totally random, yet quiet delicious tribute to melted cheese with you. Of course I made you no ordinary grilled cheese sammich to celebrate. I made you a ridiculously delicious South of the Border Chipotle Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Now that friends, is love. Have you tried Cabot Chipotle Cheddar Cheese? It will change your taco/nacho/grilled cheese life. I have a hard time finding it out here in Utah, Continue Reading →

South of the Border Chipotle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Hey all! A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked if I wanted some product samples and details on the Rock the Lunch Box campaign he was working on. After looking at the products I had no problem saying yes. Plus May just started Kindergarten (all day in our neck of the woods!) which means I’ve just started packing school lunch. Perfect timing indeed. And then he mentioned I could host a giveaway too. Double win! So keep reading… it’s fun for you too. A few fun brands teamed up to get Mommas excited to start packing lunches again. Continue Reading →

Rock the Lunch Box (and a giveaway!)

Summer is slipping by fast and the world seems to be ready for apple and pumpkin recipes already. I’m sitting over here in the corner yelling, “But my garden is still producing like crazy! What about that zucchini? That tomato? That cucumber recipe! Waaaait!” So in a personal effort to prolong summer just a bit I’m going to go ahead and post some awesome recipes that feature summer’s bounty. Sure I love me some apple and pumpkin, but I’m just not there yet! Can’t we wait just a few more weeks? In my mind you can’t get more summery than Continue Reading →

Cucumber Sandwich

Eating Clean isn’t rocket science, it’s planning! If you want to feed your family well but aren’t sure where to start, this is the post for you. I have a whole food approach to eating that the whole family will love, no health food store needed. This meal plan is something that I cycle through. We try to eat by my 80/20 rule (more on that at the bottom of the post) but when I feel like we are getting lazy or have had too many treats and cheat meals (read long weekends, holidays, vacations,and birthday parties) then I’ll stick to Continue Reading →

Eating Clean Meal Plan: Spring/Summer Menu

Let’s talk pizza. I love pizza. It’s probably one of my very favorite foods. It’s just so full of carbs, cheese, and veggies and I can’t get enough. I’m here to tell you that I think pizza can be health food and that you can make it healthy without your family even knowing it! I promise. Really! I make four pizzas just about every week and it’s something we look forward to. Pizza night is always a hit! Let’s break down the components that make or break a pizza when it comes to the healthy factor. The Crust: If 100% Continue Reading →

100% Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

I have another recipe from the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book for you today. As I was flipping through the pages I notices a recipe for whole wheat pitas, and I thought to myself, “Meh, pitas are so dry and not very good; why would someone take the time to make them?!” And then I read the introduction to the recipe and it said something along the lines of – store bought whole wheat pitas not only have the texture of cardboard but taste like it too. Yes! That is so true. But then the book went on to Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Pitas

I’ve been subjecting myself to a crazy thing that I saw Kim over at The Kim Six Fix (the blog formerly known as The Money Pit) do. I don’t know if she made it up, or saw it somewhere and wanted to do it, but either way, it’s crazy. She vowed to only spend $20 a week for a whole month. $20 for food, gas, eating out, EVERYTHING! Everything except for bills and things you have to pay. After a harsh slap in the face when we did our taxes and a few other bumps in our road, I decided Continue Reading →

Homemade Subway Bread Recipe

I’m feeling super busy and crazy today. We have a ton planned this week, I have a million things I said I’d help out with that need to be done, and we are trying to get ready to leave for Australia NEXT week! Plus I have to have all of the kid’s Halloween costumes done before we leave (costumes of Halloween’s past here). Anyone else on the same crazy-train?! This is a great meal to make on your least busy day and then plan on eating the rest for lunches or a busy week night meal later in the week. Continue Reading →

Cheesy Sausage and Pepper Stromboli

We have some amazing friends that we’ve met since  moving here. They come to help work on the house and they invite us over for dinner, too! The husband is the cook in their family, and he has introduced me to some of my now favorite things. He bestowed the gift of Doobers to me and he also blessed me with the knowledge of Mezzetta’s tamed jalapeno peppers. The jalapenos are the pickled nacho-type but they are are only about a medium on the heat scale. Their flavor is delicious, but the heat is toned down. I like hot things but sometimes Continue Reading →

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon

Now, lest you think I only eat cupcakes and oatmeal cream pies, here is something not so sweet. I have just recently fallen in love with these. They come together in about 15 minutes so I make them on nights I didn’t plan dinner out very well! I honestly make them just to have a reason to eat pickles too. I love pickles. Mom, did we eat Sloppy Joes when I was a kid? I can’t remember eating a Sloppy Joe until I was in college. Weird, huh. This recipe is sweet, salty, and sloppy. I love pickles on this Continue Reading →

Homemade Sloppy Joes

It’s no secret that we love pizza! I also love spinach. I was pondering how to mix the two when I had a vision of chicken Alfredo pizza with spinach hiding in the creamy Alfredo sauce! It turned out amazing. Husband told me more than once it was “the best pizza ever”. He might have been extra hungry that night so it tasted especially good; it was pretty fantastic in my opinion, too, though! I doubled the sauce as written which left me with enough for 2 pizzas, dipping sauce for breadsticks, and enough to pour over a pound of hot cooked pasta with Continue Reading →

Chicken Bacon Mushroom Pizza with a Creamy Spinach Sauce

There are a few skills that I feel are essential for being a good mom. Making homemade pizza is one of them. I don’t know why, but being able to make a mean pizza is important to me! I meal plan based on genre. Friday at our house is pizza night! Every Friday I make a version of one of the following: pizza, deep dish pizza, personal pizzas, Grandma’s pizza, calzones, Stromboli, or pizza rolls. Of all of my pizza options, this is my favorite crust and favorite baking method (because those two things go together). It’s very pizzeria in style. The dough Continue Reading →

Perfect Pizza Crust