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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Strawberry Lime Slushie

Today we are sharing a warm-weather favorite with you! This strawberry lime slushie is sure to cool you off and please your family--and it takes 5 minutes and only 5 simple ingredients to throw together!

Head to OSSS to get the recipe.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Instant Pot BBQ Pork

Have you jumped on the pressure cooker bandwagon yet?  We have really loved using ours and saving time in the kitchen.  This bbq pulled pork was some of the best meat we have made in our pressure cooker!  If you are still on team slow cooker, don't fear, we have adaptations for you too!

We've cooked several different cuts of pork and found that pork shoulder works best here because it shreds so easily.  Start this recipe by searing your roast on all sides and seasoning it with salt and pepper.  Place your meat, along with some bbq sauce and a little cooking liquid into either a pressure cooker or slow cooker and follow the instructions for cooking time. Prepare your favorite Rhodes rolls for serving by baking or warming and slicing them open.  We also sometimes like to split and butter them and toast them under the broiler for a few minutes before piling the pork on.    

This recipe is a simple one with just a few ingredients.  It takes just a few minutes of hands-on work to prepare, but it tastes like you slaved all day making it!  Give it a try and let us know what you think! 

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches - Pressure or Slow Cooker


1 – 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 lbs. boneless pork shoulder, cut in two pieces - this particular cut works best here!
2 cups barbecue sauce, divided
1/2 cup water
Salt and pepper, to taste
12 Rhodes Warm-N-Serve Wheat Rolls


Start by searing your pork. In pressure cooker, or skillet on stovetop, heat vegetable oil.  Season meat on all sides with salt and pepper. When oil is hot, brown pork on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Brown each half of the roast separately. Remove to a platter when browned.
Add 1 cup barbecue sauce and 1/2 cup water to the cooking pot (pressure cooker or slow cooker). Stir to combine. Add browned pork and any accumulated juices to the pot also.
For slow cooker, cook on low for 6-8 hours.  

For pressure cooker, cook on high pressure for 75 minutes, and allow pressure to release naturally (about 20 minutes).  When valve drops carefully remove lid. Carefully remove the meat from the pressure cooker and shred with two forks, discard excess fat as you shred.

Strain cooking liquid, reserving 1/2 cup.

Place shredded pork in the cooking pot with remaining 1 cup barbecue sauce and reserved 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Stir to combine.  If using pressure cooker, bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. If using slow cooker, add reserved cooking liquid only if needed.  Turn slow cooker to high and heat for 20-30 minutes.

Serve on toasted Rhodes Wheat Warm N Serve rolls with additional barbecue sauce if desired.  

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Lemon Blueberry No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes

It’s no secret that we love cheesecake!  And we think this frozen, mini, no-bake version is just lovely for spring and summer! How about for Easter dessert?  This blueberry lemon version is cool, light, refreshing, and pretty much everything you could ask for in a dessert. Plus is't a cinch to throw together and can be made several days ahead! We love these kind of recipes!

We are sharing the RECIPE HERE

Thursday, March 1, 2018


Are you a fan or Panini's? We are! If you 'aren't familiar with what a panini is - I'll shed some light.  It's basically a loaded sandwich (on of my favorite kinds is: arisan bread, turkey, thin sliced parmesan or asiago cheese, bacon, thin slices of apple, and spinach.) The outsides of the bread are buttered and then pressed in a panini press (or george forman type electric grill). It's all melty and hot on the inside and nice and buttery and crispy on the outside! 

Anyhow, we love to make pizza. We usually do once a week or so. And we like to find ways to mix it up.  

Our families enjoy: 
Our Favorite Pizza
Pizza Bites
Pizza Monkey Bread
and more

And this was another fun one. We used Rhodes ready to go dough, to save a little time. And the results were delicious! Hope you'll try! And be sure to come back and let us know what you think!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Chicken & Cottage Cheese Enchiladas

Have you ever heard of cottage cheese enchiladas?  We certaniliy hadn't. But the rave reviews were convincing enough to give it a shot! And boy were they delicioius.  We made a few adaptations to the original recipe - to meet our tastes. Like less cheese, etc....since there is plenty of cottage cheese.  We made a double batch and froze one.  And frozen enchiladas are always great to have on hand when dinner is seemingly impossible. Please tell me I'm not the only one that happens to! 


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Focaccia Bread

This cheesy, crusty focaccia bread is so simple and so delicious!  It can be on your table with almost no effort thanks to the help of frozen Rhodes dough.  Besides planning ahead enough time to thaw the dough, this recipe is quick, tasty and the perfect side to a hearty pasta dish or a simple soup.  
Start by thawing 2 loaves of Rhodes White Bread.  You can do this overnight (8-12 hours in the fridge) or 5-7 hours at room temperature.  You can also follow the directions on the bag for the speed thaw method (2-4 hours) with the help of the oven.  

Once your loaves are thawed, line a baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper.  Press the 2 loaves of bread together and press the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 inch.

While pressing the dough out, use your fingers to create "dimples" in the bread.  This will give the focaccia it's signature look and allow it to hold on to a little bit more olive oil as it rises and bakes make the crust extra crispy and delicious.  

Once your bread is pressed, top it generously with olive oil, herbs (dried or fresh), parmesan or asiago cheese, and garlic salt.  Let rest for 10 minutes before baking.  

Bake in a 425 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.  

Remove from oven and allow to cool before slicing into sticks, wedges, or tearing off a piece for serving.  Enjoy!
Focaccia Bread

2 loaves Rhodes White Bread, thawed according to directions on bag
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil (or use 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning)
½ -1 cup grated parmesan or asiago cheese (don’t skimp here!)
½ - 1 teaspoon garlic salt


Preheat oven to 425.  When Rhodes loaves are thawed but still cold, press the 2 loaves together and set on a parchment lined baking sheet or pizza pan.  Using your hands, press it out into a thickness of about ½ inch.  

Use your fingers to make indentations in the bread as you press it out to help hold onto some of the olive oil and give the characteristic craggy look of focaccia bread.  Drizzle the bread with olive oil and use your hands or a pastry brush to spread it around and make sure the bread is all coated (use more olive oil if necessary).  Sprinkle with herbs (fresh or dried), cheese, and garlic salt.  Let rest for 10 minutes.

Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and let cool.  Slice into sticks or wedges or tear off pieces for serving.  Enjoy!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Loaded Breakfast Skillet

This breakfast skillet has become a fast favorite for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at our houses.  We love it's versatility and the fact that it comes together so quickly! It's hearty, healthy, and delicious!

The recipe is live at OSSS today. 

A few other breakfast favorites: