Zucchini Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Zucchini Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I tend to crave grilled cheese sandwiches more in the summer rather than in the fall or winter.

In the colder parts of the year, I am more likely to make soups or stews because they release all of that cozy heat that I don't want to deal with in the summer. Grilled cheese sandwiches are perfect for summer because they don't require any major, long-term cooking. There's something about fresh bread, melted cheese and summer produce that is a different sort of combination from a salad. Typically, I reach for tomatoes but this time I chose to stick with zucchini. I love summer tomatoes in a grilled cheese sandwich but towards the end it can make the bread soggy which we'll save for this salad

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Sesame Seed Buns

Sesame Seed Buns

Well, here we are at the last month of 2016.

I am always convinced it will never get cold but then one week it does and then I am really cold. That's when I whip out all of the blankets I own, start wearing leggings under all of my pants, boil water for tea constantly and find any excuse I can to turn on the oven.

Bread is always one of those things that begs me to turn on the oven. Plus, stirring and kneading the dough warms up the blood quite a bit. And by the time you've stirred, kneaded, waited patiently for the bread to rise, shaped the buns, waited for them to rise again and finally baked them, there really is nothing better than fresh bread straight out of the oven.

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Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

I've always been enthusiastic about mint chocolate chip ice cream.

When I mention mint chocolate ice cream, my family silently groans because they find it's almost too close to toothpaste. 

Popo likes to joke and say, "There goes Kara with that ol' mint chocolate chip ice cream again."

What can I say, it's my flavor of choice. I know if I don't get it, I'll be disappointed and if I do get it, I'll be happy. Better then, to get mint chocolate chip ice cream than to not get it. I'll just wish I got it in the first place. I've learned now to just give in and get it. There's no point in arguing with my stomach.

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