Epic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Part II

Just when I thought I had found them all…

Remember my first grilled cheese sandwich roundup? This is America’s very favorite sandwich, amped way up.

Sausage and Pepper Chipotle Grilled Cheese by Peas and Carrots

Apparently, the grilled cheese has a rather simple history. It originated in the 1920s, when inexpensive white bread and American cheese became readily available. It was an affordable, hearty and tasty meal. Very few people have an aversion to this classic, ooey, gooey, cheesy, kinda salty and buttery, almost perfect handheld food.

Guinness Grilled Cheese by This Is How I Cook

The first roundup was fantastic – let’s see how you like these! Go here to see the gallery.

This article was originally published on Parade Food & Drink by me.

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Dixie Chik Cooks Top Ten Recipes of 2018

Ah, 2018.

Probably one of the biggest assholes I’ve ever endured in my life.

I mean, get the F out, already 2018. Time to start a new year. New projects, new food, and more growth for Dixie Chik Cooks.

It didn’t completely, 100% suck ass, however.

I definitely continued to cultivate my love for smoking and started to get real with making videos , although I need to ramp that up much more this year. Much, much more.

{End of Rant}

Not everything was negative.

The things I learned to do and yet again, stepping outside of my comfort zone, 2018 will remain just ok in my book. With everything I went through that year; from a few surprise health issues that are seemingly never-ending, deciding to take a short sabbatical from nursing – one thing hasn’t changed – I still enjoy my food. It was, as always, and always will be, a welcome distraction for me.

Photo credit Brian Ritchey.

Smoking, grilling, doing video work (with the help of my friend Brian) helped me all year, and were much needed modes of therapy and sharing with you added to my food and writing endeavors.

Thank you, thank you all for another fantastic year. I love all of your comments, emails, likes, etc. Y’all keep me pushing to yet another year of Dixie Chik Cooks because of your support, and I’m so excited about 2019.

When you make something, please take a photo of it and send it to me and I’ll post it on Facebook. When you have a comment or opinion about a recipe, please let me know your thoughts!

Here’s the Top Ten Dixie Chik Cooks Recipes of 2018. Pinabble below, printables below that.

Twice Baked Jambalaya Potatoes

Smoked Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo Feta Burger

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Enchilada Pork Over White Cheddar Grits

Taboulleh Burger with Smoked Pork Shoulder

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Apple CinnaCheesecake Cups

Smoked Chicken Nachos

Smoked Boston Butt

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14 Insanely Delicious Christmas Brunch Recipes

The second thing on everyone’s mind when they wake up on Christmas morning is breakfast.

Because, obviously, what Santa brought is the first thing.

Italian Sausage Mushroom Mini Quiche

Especially if you’ll be entertaining guests overnight, prepping for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch is crucial to having a smoothly running holiday.

When my kids were still at home, we were a divided house; my husband and daughter wanted sweets and pastries, but my son and I wanted savory. I usually make a few dishes so everybody can have a little of several things while opening gifts.

CinnaApple Cheesecake Cups

Christmas morning needs to linger; it’s something children everywhere anticipate all year long.

Parents look forward to the special moments like having Christmas morning brunch and sharing memories of past holidays, watching the kids’ faces light up when they see what Santa brought them, and hanging customized ornaments made by the children on the tree.

There is something for just about everybody on my list, from sweets to savory.

Go here to see all 14 Insanely Delicious Christmas Brunch Recipes!

This post was originally published by me on Community Table Food/Parade Magazine online.

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Boho Holiday Giveaway

                                                                           Boho Holiday Giveaway 2018

If you don’t have a KitchenAid stand mixer, you’re missing out on one of the most useful and durable pieces to own. We’re giving away a 5 qt. KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer in candy apple red, just in time for the holidays!


Click on the rafflecopter below to enter to win. The more options you complete, the more chances you have of winning.

Just keep clicking your way to this mixer!!

The only mandatory option is to leave a comment below the post – We want to know what you would do with the mixer – keep it or give it to someone special for the holidays?

Good Luck, and Happy Holidays from the Boho Tribe!

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Thanksgiving – Julia Turshen Style

This post is sponsored by OXO. All opinions are mine ♥

OXO recently sent me a copy of Julia Turshen’s cookbook Now & Again, and some really good kitchen toys. These particular tools happens to be some of  Julia Tushen’s favorite OXO products. I was asked to make three recipes from the book.

Let’s get started.

Greenaver Herb Keeper allows for proper airflow, controlled humidity and hydration for your herbs to thrive.

This is my FAVORITE toy currently – I’m so in love with it. It seriously keeps fresh herbs nice and green for quite a while. I’m so impressed! That’s one of the things that I deal with is fresh herbs and vegetables going bad before we consume them. I absolutely hate to waist.

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Next up is the Mini Angled Measuring Cup. It’s the cutest.little.thing. This allows you to measure accurately from above; how awesome is that??

Next is the On-The-Go Lunch Container.


Perfect for leftovers! Some dishes are better the next day – soups, chili, pasta dishes are a few of my dishes that I think tastes better the day after.

What’s next you ask? Chef’s Squeeze Bottles. I could never have enough squeeze bottles.

Lastly, OXO’s Swivel Peeler. Hands down the BEST peeler I’ve ever had. It has an oversized soft handle that’s designed for repetitive strokes.

Ok…ready for the food??

These are recipes from Julia Turshen’s Now & Again. This book is easy to read, colorful and is packed full of her fun reference of leftovers, which is It’s Me Again.

The Menu:

Radicchio + Roasted Squash Salad

The dressing for this salad is a combination of mustard, honey, vinegar and garlic.

I could probably drink it, it’s really good.
Soooo delish.

Sheet Pan Bread Stuffing with Sausage + Spinach

This was our favorite. There are some amazing, deep flavors here. Definitely a keeper.

Roast Turkey Breast + Onions with Mustard + Sage

I loved this turkey.

Very juicy, very festive.

Very yummalicious.

For the recipes, get the book here.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of OXO.

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