Garlic Hummus Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Garlic Hummus Chicken Salad Sandwiches with a creamy garlic hummus spread – pack them for lunch or have them ready for dinner when you know you won’t have time to cook.


Garlic Hummus Chicken Salad Sandwiches with a creamy garlic hummus spread - pack them for lunch or have them ready for dinner when you know you won't have time to cook.

Does anyone ever get tired of chicken salad sandwiches? Not me. Any time I order food at a sandwich shop, there’s a good chance it’ll be chicken salad. And since I’ve eaten enough sandwiches I know not all chicken salads are created equal. First of all, I don’t want fruit in mine. No thank you to the grapes, apples, cranberries, whatever else sneaks into the mix. I can’t even express the amount of betrayal I feel when there are grapes in my chicken salad. Second, the dressing cannot be bland. It needs to be more than just chicken and mayo. Add onion, relish, whatever. Just make sure there’s flavor and please no fruit. Third, don’t go overboard with the dressing. Yes I enjoy mayo, but I don’t want to feel like I’m eating a spoonful straight from the jar either. The key is being well balanced.

Usually I make my chicken salad breadstick sandwiches, but the other day I had an idea. I was really craving chicken salad for dinner, but I ran out of mayo. Rather than running to the store for one item, I saw hummus in my fridge and decided yes that’ll work. And that’s how these Garlic Hummus Chicken Salad Sandwiches were born. Creamy and flavorful with relish and onion. Make it ahead of time, let the flavors marry, then pack it for lunch or have it ready for dinner when you know you won’t have time to cook.

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Caramel Cheesecake Stuffed Apples

A new way to eat baked apples – Caramel Cheesecake Stuffed Apples with walnuts sweetened with caramel sauce. Makes 4 apples for dessert.


A new way to eat baked apples - Caramel Cheesecake Stuffed Apples with walnuts sweetened with caramel sauce. Makes 4 apples for dessert.

Happy (Official) First Day Of Fall! Although to be honest, I’ve been ready for fall since Labor Day when Dad and I picked a peck of apples like we do every year. I forgot to weigh the bag, but we like to compare it to our cat Murray – “this weighs more than the cat!” Even after all these years we talk about him a lot.

The first thing I made when we got home was my Apple Dumpling Cobbler. Since I have so many apple recipes on my blog, sometimes it’s tough coming up with new ideas. Then I started thinking about my cheesecake stuffed peaches. That recipe is so popular for summer, how can I recreate it for fall? What fall fruit can I stuff? Baked apples are pretty common, usually stuffed with butter, cinnamon, and nuts. Why not take it one step further with Cheesecake Stuffed Apples? The apples are cored then stuffed with a caramel cheesecake filling and walnuts. It’s the ideal recipe to get a full serving size of fruit while also indulging in some dessert.

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One Pot Spinach Mushroom Dumpling Soup

When there's a chill in the air, that means it's time for One Pot Spinach Mushroom Dumpling Soup - a hearty and filling dinner ready from prep to table in under 60 minutes. Made with spinach, mushrooms, carrots, and pelmini dumplings.

When there's a chill in the air, that means it's time for One Pot Spinach Mushroom Dumpling Soup - a hearty and filling dinner ready from prep to table in under 60 minutes. Made with spinach, mushrooms, carrots, and pelmeni dumplings. Hard to … [Continue reading]

Peanut Butter S’mores Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

The taste of s'mores right from your oven! Peanut Butter S'mores Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie combines graham crackers, toasted marshmallows, chocolate chips, and peanut butter into one heavenly dessert.

The taste of s'mores right from your oven! Peanut Butter S'mores Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie combines graham crackers, toasted marshmallows, chocolate chips, and peanut butter into one heavenly dessert. The one thing I've missed out all … [Continue reading]

Ham and Cheese Waffles

Need a little help in the mornings? Ham and Cheese Waffles can be made and frozen ahead of time, making them ready for breakfast in minutes. Ideal to serve for breakfast, brunch, and brinner.

Need a little help in the mornings? Ham and Cheese Waffles can be made and frozen ahead of time, making them ready for breakfast in minutes. Ideal to serve for breakfast, brunch, and brinner. This post is sponsored by Smithfield. Does this … [Continue reading]

Apple Butter Dumplings

Welcome fall into your kitchen with Apple Butter Dumplings - a classic American dessert stuffed with apple butter, raisins, and walnuts

Welcome fall into your kitchen with Apple Butter Dumplings - a classic American dessert stuffed with apple butter, raisins, and walnuts Every year Dad and I go to a local apple festival in Delmont, PA. One year when I lived mid state, we went … [Continue reading]