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Rainy Day Grilled Cheese Surprise

Rainy Day Grilled Cheese Surprise

Rainy days and Tuesdays in New York City… Today has been a dark very rainy cool day in New York City. Lunch for me today was very late.  Starting the New Year super busy!  Busy is wonderful!   I’m not one to just slack off. Sometimes you just need a change of pace for lunch.  This was one of those, “wonder how it would be if I add….” moments in the kitchen.  This will be definitely a make again lunch and a favorite.  If I can I will lay out the Swiss cheese and ham for a bit till they get closer to room temperature to aid the melting of the cheese.   If not and the cheese isn’t runny enough I will often cover the pan till it’s gooey.  Enjoy!! Rainy Day Grilled Cheese Surprise Zesty pickled jalapeños, oozy gooey Swiss cheese, and very thinly sliced ham!   Other versions of this sandwich could be prepared and very tasty with thinly sliced turkey or chicken for sure! Rainy Day Grilled Cheese Surprise Serves 1 2 slices of Swiss Cheese (about the size of the bread slice) 2 ounces thinly sliced ham pickled jalapeño slices 2 slices of whole wheat bread 1 Tablespoon

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Warm Hearty Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Bowls

Warm Hearty Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Bowls

I think fall and I think what can I make with pumpkin A hearty healthy breakfast in the fall needs some additional fall ingredients such as pumpkin. Two of my favorite things about fall….the brilliant leaves against sunny gray skies….and the classic fall flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, the new fresh crop of apples, and cranberries.  Just makes me think cozy fires and hanging around with friends and family. It’s fun for me just seeing what’s in the kitchen and experimenting with new flavor profiles.  This is one of those recipes with things always in the pantry but a new combo to please the palate.  Super simple, easy and quick…all things you love for a weekday morning recipe. One of my prerequisites creating a new recipe is nutritional value.  If we fill with food lacking what our body needs, we will wind up eating more later because our body isn’t satisfied and that promotes overweight.  The addition of the pumpkin in this recipe boosted our daily intake of Vitamin A, C, iron, B6. and magnesium. Just one cup of pumpkin is 197% of the Vitamin A which we require daily but only 30 calories.   That’s a win-win food: tasty and healthy!   Warm

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