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Maid-Rite Sandwiches – Instant Pot or Stove-top

and then paste this after the imagemaid rite sandwiches, sometimes called Tavern Sandwiches or Sloppy Joes

I grew up in the Midwest in the 60’s eating various and assorted “loose-meat” sandwiches, mainly Maid-Rites or Tavern Burgers. I never heard the word Sloppy Joe until I was an adult and moved away, and then no-one seemed to know what a Maid-Rite was!

Maid-Rite Sloppy Joe Tavern Burger old Church Cookbook recipe
This is the old family, Church Cookbook recipe for the Maid-Rite made with Campbell’s Chicken Gumbo Soup.

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Original Cheese Zombie Sandwiches

The Original Cheese Zombies: Baked Cheese Sandwiches full of ooey, gooey deliciousness and an easy home-made dough (use store bought in a pinch) these are fantastic for a crowd and freeze well. The classic is cheese but add what you'd like inside!

It might have been the name that drew me in. The Cheese Zombie. It was the wholehearted endorsement of those who had grown up on Cheese Zombies that hooked me. A Cheese Zombie is a sheet tray of home-made bread layered with an oozy, gooey American cheese and Cheese Zombies are sooo much better than they sound.

The last time I made Zombies, I made 1/3 plain cheese, 1/3 with pickled Jalapenos and 1/3 with ham. The possibilities are endless.

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Spicy Chicken Sandwich, BA’s Best

Yanno, I’m always trying new recipes and this Chicken Sandwich from Bon Appetit’s March issue caught my eye. See, I was just down in Georgia and had an opportunity to eat at Chick Fil A for the second time, ever. I think it’s the best fast food – and I don’t usually quite lower myself to eat fast food! I know, I know, I’m a snob about some things…life is just too short for mediocre food.

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

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Cook’s Illustrated Meatloaf – A favorite!

I seem to be getting nostalgic in my “dotage” and have been leafing though my recipe box; hello, old familiar friends! I had to dust off this Cook’s Illustrated/Pam Anderson’s Meatloaf, long a family favorite – and the best part of all is the sauce. Oh, that sauce! Double it, triple it, bathe in it, I don’t care, but make the sauce.

Meat Loaf Sandwich, using our adapted Cook's Illustrated Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf Sandwich, using our adapted Cook’s Illustrated Meat Loaf

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Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

This is a fun little Chicken Salad recipe with a few Greek twists! Full of lean chicken, a lightened dressing and crunchy vegetables, this is a great recipe for early spring through summer. I like to serve these in a Pita, just for fun.

Greek Chicken Salad
Greek Chicken Salad

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Health Nut Avocado Sandwiches

Way back in the late 70’s I fell in love and lived in the quaint little town in the Colorado Rockies, Georgetown. Young and single with a new adventure every day, I really did have the time of my life. Hiking, backpacking and biking all summer, skiing all winter, I could pretty much eat anything I wanted, and I often wanted these delicious sandwiches! Healthy, fresh, filling and best of all, cheap!

Health Nut Avocado Sandwiches
Health Nut Avocado Sandwiches

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Healthier Tuna Salad or Tuna Melts

Canned Tuna – its such a pantry staple and so cheap during Lent I always pick up some for a pittance. But then – what to do with it! There’s a casserole or two, and maybe a salad, and the old standby, sandwiches made with mayo, but Tuna can get boring pretty darned fast.

Healthier Tuna Melt or Salad
Healthier Tuna Melt or Salad

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