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Waldorf Chicken Sandwiches

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This weekend was ridiculously hot! We reached highs of 39 degrees all weekend!! Although we live near a beautiful lake with endless beaches, there is only so much sun and heat you can take in two days, and this is coming from a heat lover. I spent the majority of my mornings dipping in our kiddie pool and lounging beside the mister and the afternoons were spent fully submerged in the cool lake to elude the scorching rays at the peek of the heat. But after a long day under the sun, it’s hard to have much of an appetite, much less an appetite for anything warm or heavy. And since I can’t live off watermelon alone, I decided to try this waldorf chicken salad recipe. I am not much of a chicken salad fan but this recipe was delicious! With nutty toasted pine nuts tossed in a tangy dressing with fresh ingredients, it was a perfect summer night dinner. So if you are feeling worn out by Mother Nature and need a light refreshing dinner that replenishes all the nutrients you sweat out, this is the one to try! Enjoy!

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Sweet and Sour Pork

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This week has been a bit of a blur, because no matter how much I sleep I get I feel like my eyelids are fighting against me in the morning to open. My energy has been low so aside from trying to curb my daytime narcolepsy, I’m definitely feeling less than enthusiastic lately about cooking. But I found some great recipes so I’m hoping that will put a little pep in my step. I despise am not a big fan of cooked pineapple, so this was a bit of a stretch for me but turns out I absolutely loved it! It’s the perfect mix of spicy, sweet, tangy and fresh. The creole seasoning is great, and since this recipe only uses a portion of the seasoning you will have plenty leftover. I love using it to season oven fries or roasted potatoes. So give it a shot and let me know what you think!

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