Grilled Cheese Sandwiches : A Classic American Comfort Food

 Grilled cheese sandwiches are the best because they are:

  • Delicious. The combination of melted cheese and toasted bread is simply irresistible.
  • Comforting. Grilled cheese sandwiches are the perfect comfort food. They are warm and gooey, and they always seem to make everything better.
  • Easy to make. Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the easiest things to make. All you need is some bread, cheese, and butter or mayonnaise.
  • Versatile. Grilled cheese sandwiches can be customized to your liking. You can add different types of cheese, bread, or toppings.
  • Affordable. Grilled cheese sandwiches are a relatively affordable meal. The ingredients are all relatively inexpensive, and you can make a large batch for a crowd.

If you are looking to upgrade your grilled cheese game here are some of my favorite recipes to try in your home kitchen.

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese by Simply Stacie

Blueberry Grilled Cheese by Surf and Sunshine

Crab Grilled Cheese by Housewives of Frederick County

Caprese Grilled Cheese by Salt + Lavender

Shallots and White Cheddar Grilled Cheese by The Spice Train

Mushroom and Gruyere Grilled Cheese by Mission Food

Cheese and Mushroom Toasties by A Mummy Too

Mayo Grilled Cheese by Julie Blanner

If you are looking for a delicious, comforting, easy, versatile, and affordable meal, grilled cheese sandwiches are the perfect choice. So gather your ingredients and get ready to make a delicious grilled cheese sandwich today!

Here are some additional tips for making grilled cheese sandwiches:

  • Use good quality ingredients. The quality of the ingredients will make a big difference in the taste of the grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Use real butter or mayonnaise. Margarine will not give you the same flavor or texture.
  • Cook the sandwich over medium heat. Cooking the sandwich over too high of heat will burn the bread without melting the cheese.
  • Flip the sandwich only once. Flipping the sandwich multiple times will make it soggy.
  • Serve immediately. Grilled cheese sandwiches are best served hot and fresh.
Want more cheesy recipes?

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

This is the best cookie recipe yet! It has juicy, sweet cherries baked into double chocolate chip cookie dough. Make these for the winter holidays like Christmas or Valentine's day. They are decadent, delicious and so easy! Let the kids help, or whip up a batch this afternoon to share with someone special.

I love everything about this recipe. It brings decadent chocolate cookie dough together with chocolate chips and juicy cherries! Drizzle chocolate over the top to set this cookie over the top!


1 1⁄2 c all purpose flour

1⁄2 tsp baking soda

1⁄2 tsp baking powder

1⁄2 c sweetened condensed milk

1⁄2 c of granulated sugar

1 cup of mini chocolate chips

3⁄4 c softened butter

1⁄2 c cocoa powder

A pinch of salt

1 cup of maraschino cherries, chopped


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or a baking mat.

Drain the maraschino cherries and allow them to dry on a paper towel.

Slice the maraschino cherries in halves or quarters, your choice.

Mix butter and sugar until fluffy.

Add sweetened condensed milk and blend until creamy.

Add baking powder, baking soda and pinch of salt, mix until combined.

Add flour and blend until fully incorporated.

Add chocolate chips, chopped cherries and cocoa powder.

Mix for 30 seconds on medium speed until the cocoa is incorporated.

Use a cookie scoop to form balls of dough, and drop them 2” apart on the cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. The tops should no longer look glossy.

Allow the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 15 minutes.

Drizzle with chocolate glaze when completely cool.

Remove and store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

This recipe makes about 18 cookies.

Chocolate Glaze

1 cup of milk chocolate chips

3 tablespoons of milk

2 cups of powdered sugar

Melt the chocolate chips over medium heat, using the double boiler method, or pop them in the

microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring frequently, until the chocolate stirs smooth.

Add the milk and stir.

Add the powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.

Drizzle over cookies and allow to cool and harden for 15 minutes.

Find more favorite cookie recipes here:

Brown Sugar Sugar Cookies

Maple Brown Sugar Cookies

Golden Graham Cookies

Holiday Breakfast Recipes: Start Your Day off Right

 The holidays are a time for family, friends, and good food. And what better way to start your day off right than with a delicious holiday breakfast?

Here are a few of our favorite holiday breakfast recipes:

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole by Dish In the Kitchen

Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls by Julie’s Eats and Treats 

Easy Breakfast Bake by Where is My Spoon

Chicken Pot Pie Buns by Dancing Through the Rain

Taco Crescent Ring by Frugal Fun Times

Sausage and Egg Crescents by Viral Recipes

Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Crescents by xoxo Bella 

Jalapeno Popper Crescent Cups by Spend with Pennies

Meatball Bites by Knife and Paddles

Ham and Cheese Crescent Ring by Feast for a Fraction

Crab and Cream Cheese Cups by Centsless Meals

Gyro Pockets by 365 Days of Baking

Chicken Crescents by Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons 

Sausage and Cheese Crescent Squares by Grits and Gouda

Cream Cheese Veggie Pizza by I Heart Vegetables

These are just a few of the many delicious holiday breakfast recipes out there. So next time you're looking for a way to start your day off right, reach for one of these recipes and enjoy!

Here are some additional tips for making the perfect holiday breakfast:

  • Use fresh ingredients whenever possible. Fresh ingredients will give your breakfast a bright and flavorful taste.
  • Don't be afraid to get creative. There are endless possibilities when it comes to holiday breakfasts, so have fun and experiment with different flavors and combinations.
  • Garnish your breakfast with festive toppings. A little bit of garnish can go a long way in making your breakfast look and taste more festive.

With these tips in mind, you're sure to make a delicious holiday breakfast that everyone will love. Here are some additional tips for making Christmas breakfast a breeze:

  • Plan ahead. The night before Christmas, take some time to gather your ingredients and prepare any necessary dishes. This will save you time in the morning and help you relax and enjoy your breakfast with your family and friends.
  • Delegate tasks. If you have children, get them involved in the preparation of Christmas breakfast. This is a great way to start their day off on the right foot and teach them about the importance of family and tradition.
  • Don't forget the coffee! Coffee is a must-have for any Christmas breakfast. Make sure to have plenty on hand for everyone to enjoy.

With a little planning and preparation, Christmas breakfast can be a delicious and festive way to start your holiday. So gather your family and friends, enjoy a delicious meal, and make some wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

Check out these easy recipe ideas:

Unique Nachos

3 Ingredient Biscuits

Snickerdoodle Cake

    Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

    The holidays are a time for giving, and what better way to show your loved ones how much you care than with a homemade gift?

    Homemade gifts are personal, thoughtful, and often more meaningful than store-bought gifts. They also show that you put time and effort into creating something special for the recipient.

    If you're looking for some inspiration for homemade Christmas gifts, look no further! Here are 15 ideas to get you started:

    Soy Lotion Bars by Bitz N Giggles

    Crochet Cats by Red Ted Art

    Painted Mason Jars by Mommy Made That

    Bacon and Whisky Maple Syrup by A Country Girl’s Life

    Lavender Loofah Soaps by Earth Friendly Tips

    Wine Cork Snowman by Then It Dawned on Me

    Mickey Mouse Rope Baskets by The Everyday Mouse

    Easy Knitted Blanket by The Frugal Family

    Chocolate Mug Cakes by In the Kitch

    Honey Roasted Cashews by The Home Intent

    Marble Tiled Coasters by Making it Manzanita

    Infinity Scarf by Swoodson Says

    Reading Pillows by The Happiest Camper

    White Chocolate Liquor by Aubrey’s Kitchen

    Vanilla honey Lip Scrub by The Soccer Mom

    Find more DIY gift ideas here

    Ribbon Charm Bookmarks

    Ipad Stands

    Maple Brown Sugar Cookies

    The perfect fall cookie is easy to make in your home kitchen with this recipe for maple brown sugar cookies. This recipe creates cozy, warm cookies that are perfect to make and share.  Bake a batch with the kids, or surprise someone special with a dozen. Everyone will love these maple brown sugar cookies.

    I love to bake and share my creations with neighbors and friends. I have fallen head over heals for maple and brown sugar flavors so I knew I had to bake cookie that captured them perfectly. I feel like maple should be an official flavor of fall. What do you think?

    This recipe starts with simple ingredients like butter, flour, sugar and Ohio maple syrup. It creates a cookie that is bakery quality. You are going to love the burst of buttery, maple flavor each bite offers.

     Makes 3 dozen cookies.

    Cookie Ingredients:

    2 ⅓ cup flour

    1 stick of softened butter

    1 cup packed brown sugar

    ½ cup of sugar

    1 large egg

    ⅓ cup of maple syrup

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    2 teaspoon maple extract

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    Pinch of salt


    Cream butter and both sugars together. Beat for 2 minutes.

    Add egg, continue to mix for 1 minute and then add maple syrup.

    As you are mixing add the vanilla and maple extracts.

    Begin adding the flour, baking soda, salt. During this step I like to switch from my mixer to a mixing spoon to stir as the dough will be very creamy and soft and a little sticky.

    Chill in the refrigerator for 90 minutes.

    When you remove the dough from the fridge, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

    Use a cookie scooper to form balls of dough and place them on a cookie sheet, 2” apart.

    Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool for 3 to 5 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.

    Icing Ingredients:

    1 cup of powdered sugar

    1 to 2 tablespoons of milk

    2 teaspoons of maple extract

    Combine all the ingredients in your mixer and blend over low speed until smooth.

    Drizzle over cooled cookies.

    These are so good with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. They feel warm and cozy long after they have cooled off.

    I am sure you will agree this maple brown sugar cookie recipe has a great crumb and a delectable buttery vibe going on that makes them perfect. 

    If 3 dozen cookies sounds like too much for you to eat, you can freeze this recipe. Just scoop the dough into balls onto a cookie sheet. Pop it in the freezer for 2 hours or so until the dough is frozen, from there you can place the frozen cookie dough into a freezer bag. Mark the bag with time that they need to bake and the time to bake. Then you can pull a few cookies out as needed. 

    You are sure to love these maple brown sugar cookies as much as my family does.

    Find more great recipes here:

    Golden Graham Cookies

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies