Simple Sliders

Peter & Debbie wanted to show the group that making burgers doesn’t always mean heating up the grill. This simple recipe makes about 8 easy to make mini burgers.



1 lbs Ground Beef
8 Hawaiian Rolls
1 tsp Ground mustard
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Garlic and onion powder
½ tsp Ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 250 and griddle to 350.
  2. Combine Salt, Onion, garlic, pepper, and Mustard in a bowl.
  3. Flatten ground beef between two sheets of parchment paper. Remove top sheet and sprinkle with seasoning then fold over.
  4. Make small slider sized pattys from the seasoned ground beef.
  5. Wrap buns in foil and heat for 5 minutes. Place burgers on the griddle and cook for 3 minutes on each side.
  6. Take buns out of oven and add condiments as you like. Put the Burger on directly from griddle.




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Grandmere’s Potato Salad

We’ve had many gatherings where Joe has made this potato salad recipe but this time not only did we we get to have some we were lucky enough to get the recipe too!


4 large Russet potatoes

5 stalks of celery

1 medium sweet onion

6 eggs

3 cups Hellmann’s mayonnaise

3 Tbsp. dill

Salt & pepper to taste


In large pot, boil potatoes and eggs. After 5 minutes, remove eggs. Continue boiling potatoes until a knife inserted easily pierces potatoes (15-20 minutes). Finely dice celery. Grate onion w/small greater. After potatoes cool; peel and slice. Mix potatoes, mayonnaise, celery, grated onion and dill. Add salt & pepper to taste. Chop eggs and add (4) eggs to combined potatoes. Garnish with remaing (2) chopped eggs.



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BBQ Chip Chicken Fingers

Chicken fingers have been a Megan & Cedar specialty for a while. This is a simple American twist on our grandma’s Italian style chicken fingers. It’s also a great recipe to prepare for an indoor BBQ on those hot summer days when you don’t feel like going outside to grill.


1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut into strips)

1 bag of BBQ Potato Chips

1 cup of Plain Bread Crumbs

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

Vegetable Oil (enough to fry with)


Crush bag of BBQ chips into crumbs. Set aside approximately ½ cup of the crushed BBQ chips & combine remaining BBQ chips & plain bread crumbs a small bowl.  In another small bowl combine egg & milk to make an egg wash. Heat oil to 350 degrees. While oil is heating, coat chicken strips in the egg wash, then bread in the chip mixture; repeat step to double bread the strips. Place breaded strips in hot oil and fry until golden brown. Remove from oil and sprinkle with BBQ chips that were set aside.



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Hot Dog Rumaki

What’s more all American than hot dogs?!?! Add a little bacon… now we’re talking! We want to thank Mia for sharing this abosultly delicious recipe with us.


Things you’ll need:

An oven, larger sized, at least 1″ deep baking pan, toothpicks, slow cooker, patience when wrapping the hot dogs, as it all gets VERY slippery!


1 (16 ounce) package hot dogs

16 slices bacon, cut into thirds

2 cups packed brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees, slice each hot dog into 6 pieces and wrap each piece with 1/3 slice of bacon, secure with toothpicks. Arrange bacon wrapped dogs in a single layer in a foil-lined baking dish. Sprinkle sugar over them. Cover the dish with aluminum foil. Bake for about 30 minutes; stir/flip a few times, to ensure even “brownage”. Take off foil after 30 minutes, cook for 15 more minutes. Once the bacon is crisp, remove from the oven and transfer contents to a slow cooker. Set on high for about 10 minutes then set to low to keep warm while serving.



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All American!

All American Food

Inspired by 4th of July our next gathering was themed around our American favorites. Everyone brought a dish that reminded us of this patriotic time of year. A few of the items are pictured above: (from top left) Corn Bread Salad, Hot Dog Rumaki, Mini Sliders, Bread Pudding, & Cupcake Burgers and Fries. Items not pictured included BBQ Chip Chicken Fingers, Grandmere’s Potato Salad, and Sweet Tea (of course). Recipes for all of these items will be featured in the next posts.

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