BBQ Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with Cherry BBQ Sauce

BBQ Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with Cherry BBQ Sauce and Pineapple Scotch Bonnet Relish
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Summer is well underway and what better way to indulge in it than with this juicy BBQ pork Tenderloin Sandwich? Complete with tender sheets of roasted pork piled high on a toasted ciabatta bun slathered with a cherry BBQ sauce. The sandwich is rounded out with a fiery pineapple scotch bonnet relish and a tower of crisp shaved red cabbage. This beautiful bite was made for the long hazy days of summer. So let’s get into it! 

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Muffuletta Pasta Salad

Muffuletta Pasta Salad
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Okay, so I know a few of you aren’t going to be on board with today’s Muffuletta Pasta Salad. I get it because the muffuletta is a perfect sandwich. It cannot be improved upon but it can be played with. And since American Italians created this sandwich, serving the iconic sandwich’s toppings over pasta seemed fitting. It is peak pasta salad season after all. And this salad is summer potluck ready. So with all the respect in my heart for the original, I invite you to join me as I have some fun with a sandwich icon. I promise it will be delicious.

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Watermelon Salad with Whipped Ricotta

Watermelon Salad with Whipped Ricotta
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I feel a little silly dedicating an entire post to this wee Watermelon Salad with Whipped Ricotta. As I said in a recent Instagram post, this is less of a recipe and more of a styling exercise. But this combo tasted so good that it seemed cruel to keep it from you. So here we are with a less-than-five-step recipe that is more of a concept. It’s fair to ask what this historic combo is. You’re looking at a solid disc of juicy watermelon topped with a ribbon of whipped ricotta dotted with bits of olive drizzled with Calabrian chili oil. The salad is finished with a sprinkling of crushed pistachios and bits of wood sorrel. 

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Strawberry Icebox Cake

Strawberry Icebox Cake
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Icebox cakes enjoyed their heyday during the 1920s and 30s. They were devised as a more approachable version of a Charlotte or a trifle. The dessert was rolled out as part of a marketing push for a kitchen appliance called the icebox. The use of pre-packaged cookies and cans of sweetened condensed milk enhanced the accessibility of the dessert. The most famous icebox cake recipe appeared for years on the back of a box of Nabisco’s Famous Chocolate Wafers. Today’s Strawberry Icebox Cake swaps the chocolate cookies and vanilla cream for strawberry wafer cookies and strawberry ruby chocolate whipped cream. The cake is finished with a frosting of Chantilly cream and a dusting of blitzed freeze-dried strawberries. 

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