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Cheese-steak Wrap

Last night I didn't make anything fancy, in fact I haven't been making fancy things lately. However, I wanted to use up some of the prime rib we had leftover from the holiday. Nick loves cheese-steaks and has been talking about using some of the leftover prime rib to make a cheese steak so I did just that last night, in a slightly healthier rendition of a normal sandwich. 

Here are the ingredients:



  • Prime Rib, sliced
  • American Cheese, 3 slices
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons leftover Au Jus
  • Cayenne Pepper, pinch
  • High Fiber Wheat Wrap

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Heat large frying pan on high
  • Add Worcestershire Sauce and Au Jus in skillet
  • Add sliced Prime Rib
  • fry over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes
  • top meat with cheese and allow to melt
  • meanwhile, warm wheat wrap in oven for 3 to 5 minutes - just until warm, but not too crunchy
  • add meat and cheese to wrap and fold like a burrito 

This is such a great meal and semi-healthy sandwich. I have a problem with lots of foods, especially cheese. I tend to eat far too much of it and add it to everything I can in excess. To keep the calories under control only use  2 or 3 pieces of cheese, max!! However, if you are like me and get weak in the knees for cheese, have no fear the wheat wrap really helps you out in this meal. I'm all about high fiber products, while one wheat wrap has about 200 calories [which seems like a lot] it also has low fat and 21 FIBER!! It's incredible!! The fiber alone outweighs the calories. IT IS THE BEST CREATION, EVERRRRRR!!! 

Nick and I both enjoyed this tasty wrap and I hope you do too if you give it a try!

Until next time, happy creating!



Marinated Steak with Rice


Nick made dinner last night. I had NOTHING to do with it. However, I did agree to blog about his tasty creation. Since I have gained several pounds due to my stupid kidney stone [and not being as active as I should be] I opted out of dinner last night, which left Nick on his own. He marinated steak overnight in a garlic balsamic sauce. While you do not necessarily have to marinate the steak overnight, it does not hurt! 
  • Steak [whatever will feed you and your family]
  • Garlic balsamic marinade [or whatever you like best]
  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup Mexican cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mexican spice
  • Gorgonzola cheese 


  • boil water 
  • add rice, spices, mix, and cover for 10 minutes  
  • we added some of the juice of the steak to the rice - it gives it a great flavor 
  • before serving add 1/2 cup of Mexican cheese and mix thoroughly

  • grill on George Foreman for approximately 15 minutes or until cooked to your individual taste 
  • sprinkle gorgonzola cheese over steak and serve


This was such a simple meal. It was really simple for me because all I did was add the cheese to the rice. Kudo's to my Panda Bear for making such a great meal... and making his official debut on my blog.


Until next time, 
Happy Grillin'


Cheesesteak's Done Right


I think it's safe to say we can all enjoy a hearty cheesesteak! I grew up eating cheesesteaks from Newberry sub shop; it's virtually impossible to find another sub shop like that, so I decided to recreate, in my own way, those wonderful cheesesteaks in the comfort of my own home!


It is not a secret that subs like this are not only packed full of flavor but also calories. Instead of using ground beef or flat iron steaks [which are perfect for this sandwich, by the way], we used lean ground turkey. It's really up to you what you choose, but we tried to contain the caloric intake!
This is what you need:
  • 2 lb lean ground turkey
  • extra virgin olive oil 
  • grill seasoning
  • 3 cubanelle peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup hot pepper rings, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 cups grated cheese [I used a mixture of white american and colby jack]
  • your choice of bread
    • the first time we made this, we used a 12 inch long loaf of ciabatta bread, but this time we went with more of a sub roll b/c we used ground meat instead of the flat iron steaks



Now, the important part - putting all of these ingredients to good use.
  • First, coat the bottom of a deep skillet with a tablespoon or so of extra virgin olive oil over medium - high heat. 
  • Add the ground turkey and grill seasoning to taste
  • In another skillet over medium heat, add the cubanelle peppers, the garlic and onions and cook until very tender  [stirring occasionally to prevent burning] - 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • Add some hot pepper juice and hot pepper rings right before you remove the mixture from heat.


Heat oven to 250 degrees F
  • While the peppers and turkey are cooking, heat up a sauce pot over medium heat and add the butter.
  • When the butter has melted, whisk in the flour and stir for about a minute
  • Whisk in the milk and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Thicken the sauce for a few minutes, then reduce the heat to low. 
  • When the turkey is completely cooked, warm the bread in the oven
Finally, stir your mound of cheese into the sauce until completely melted!!
To serve, split the bread open and spread as much or as little turkey onto the bread, top the turkey with the peppers and a heaping amount of the cheese sauce!! Then eat away [with tons of napkins in tow :)]


Personally, I do not need vegetables with this sandwich [I'd rather have fries!], but my man added some to his plate! It was an absolutely perfect meal. 
However, I warn you not to have any plans for after this meal - you'll be too full to move!
Until next time, happy cooking [& eating!]