Monday, April 11th, 2011

Did you know that April is “National Grilled Cheese Month”? I’ve pretty much declared April as, “National Pose with the Hotties Your Friends are Dating Month.” Cheese and Hotties? Can it get any more delicious in here? I think the sound of a “Fetish & Honey Sammie” takes the cake. Who knew, a grilled cheese could be kicked up to “sophisticated dessert” status.

But let’s talk about old boyfriends for a minute. It was an old boyfriend of mine that taught me that feta is only a zillion times better if it’s bought in a block and imported from Bulgaria. Yes, I realize Bulgaria is nowhere near Greece. He was also the same boyfriend that taught me if a man looks sexy by the way he sits in a chair, then you need to seriously brace yourself for what’s about to come.

Ginormous thanks to my fabulous friend Ingrid, for not only snapping these photos, but also letting me borrow her über foxy fellow.

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  1. Someone told me that grilled cheese would be the next craze (after everyone gets over gourmet burgers and hot dogs). I didn’t believe them until just now. It’s like grilled cheese gourmet dessert with that honey. And the Jeep-wielding hunny. ;)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Laura- Thank you bunches for stopping by.. I’ve always loved a grilled cheese sammy. The gourmet ones are soo much fun, but I’ll never turn my nose up to Velveeta on Wonder bread. :)

  3. CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE! Sorry, but warm cheese between toasty bread is one of the easiest, simplest, most perfect meals. You just can’t top it.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Duo Dishes- You two are the cutest cooking couples out there. Thank you sooo much for stopping by!

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    Ruth 

    That’s proper boy food! :-)

  6. Grilled cheese month -who would ever believe? Like your hotties month so much better and less calories to gaze and drool.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Susan- April is also “National Hotties Month”. Thank you bunches for stopping by. :)

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    Susan 

    Fabulous photos and scrumptious looking sammies! Honey and cheese? Yes, please!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Suze! :)

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    Jackie 

    Love the B & W photos with a splash of color! The recipe looks delish; great sweet and savory combo!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Jackie. That was something I always wanted to try out! Thanks for stopping by and noticing the little things. :)

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    Caitlin 

    looks delish!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Caitlin!! :)

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    Gary 

    Yummy recipe. On rainy days when I have the blues, I think I’ll toss some bleu cheese on my sandwich too. Maybe some sliced figs when then come in season in a few months. Your recipes inspire me, Jenny.

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    Kika 

    Grilled cheese dessert? You are a bonafided genius!!! I cannot wait to taste this clever creation! I am already drooling…..

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Gary- Thank so much for stopping by. I can’t wait for you to see what I have in store for fig season!! It’s gonna get hot up in the land of VintageSugarcube. :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Kika- Thanks doll. You always brighten my day!! :)

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    Karen 

    That sounds SO good right now. Any chance you can go over to the Grille and teach those boys how to make them for us……….yuuuuummmmmmmm

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    Alexi 

    Keeps getting better and better!!! Grilled cheese for desert sounds delicious!

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    Holly 

    This sounds deeeelish!!!! I’m embarrassed to admit….. I’ve always bought the crumbled crap :) Gonna go get me a block of Feta!

  21. Bulgarian Feta is the key, huh? That’s a new one on this cheese head. I’ll have to look for it. Thanks.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Try the bulk Bulgarian feta folks. You’ll NEVER ever go back to the crumbled crap!

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    Mitzi 

    Devine! Now this is a recipe I can execute right now! Yummmmeeee. Love the photos too, who did them?

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Mitzi/Mitzi/Mitzi- Ahhh… Thank you a million. My friend Ingrid took the pics of me and her honey and I worked some magic back at the Photoshop lab to do the black and white and some strategically placed color. It was a challenge, but a thrill that I taught myself some new tricks this weekend. I shot the sammie shots. Whew!! Photographing food is harder than I imagined, but I’m excited to learn and improve… XOXO

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    Maya 

    I always buy my feta by the block, it was the French boyfriend (ex) who taught me that. Those honey and feta pitas look slatheringly vavoom… and forget about Foxy Dude there, that jeep is HOT! Lol, that’s my inner man talking. Btw, I can do these cool B&W images with a color accent straight from my cheapish camera and I’ll teach you how someday!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Maya- ALWAYS great to hear from you. Isn’t it fab-u-lous when we can learn food tricks from an ex? Though I want a hubby who doesn’t cook at all. My kitchen only allows for one diva. :) Looking forward to learning some photo tricks from you! Your pics are always fantasticooooo…

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    anna 

    Cheese cheese cheese! And now honey? My kids love you!

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    Shelly 

    Oh my goodness, you did it again! You are a mind reader! Grilled cheese is one of my all-time faves! :) Thank you!

  29. Love the grown-up version of a childhood fave. And that truck is awesome. Cheers.

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    Deirdre 

    Yummy!!!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Anna and Shelly- I’m feeling you on the grilled cheese love! Thank you both for stopping by!! :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Nicole- Thank you sooo much for stopping by.. I sooo want that Jeep! :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Deirdre- We need to have a theme of ‘everything cheese’ at one of our next monthly boxing dinners. :)

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    Trista 

    Okay, so I’ll bite… Where does one FIND block Feta? Please tell me it’s somewhere swanky like Albertsons or Piggly Wiggly.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Trista- Thanks for stopping by! This is a true story.. So when the ex-boyfriend was educating me on Bulgarian block Feta one day, he took me with him to Whole Foods to get it. I couldn’t believe it, but it was and still is much cheaper to buy it at Whole Foods than to buy the crumbled version at the local grocery (Albertsons/Piggly Wiggly). I was beyond shocked, because it does taste a zillion times better. :)

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    amanda 

    yum!!! and you are so right! block imported feta is sooo freaking much better than that crap in grocery stores! :) love the feta and honey combo. (and love that foxy beau you borrowed from your friend. what a good friend.) ;)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Amanda- Thanks sooo much for stopping by! She is a good friend. I’ve been blessed to borrow the cuties this month. Hope to see you SOOOON!! :)

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    Bridget 

    What a unique dessert!!!! I love it!

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    Oleg 

    Salty and sweet – what could be better! By the way we had in USSR only feta from Bulgaria and it was very good!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Bridget- Thanks honey!! It’s easy enough for you to make for the kiddos in a snap! :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Oleg- Ginormous thanks for stopping by. That makes me very happy to hear! I’m thrilled I’m not the only one who appreciates Bulgarian Feta. ;)

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    Linda 

    Mmmmmmm feta. What a unique idea with the honey.. Sounds scrumpdillyicious!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Linda. I think you would LOVE it!! I still will rock the Velveeta, but had some fun mix’n things up a bit. :)

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    AMY 

    LOVE the colors in these pics! One of my favorites of all the posts. And the food sounds delish!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Amy- Thank you sooo much for noticing. You made my day!! XOXO

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    RetroRuth 

    Oh my goodness! “Cheese and Hotties”!?!?! So hysterical! Tell me where I sign up, and my guy and I will be there. :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Retro Ruth,
    Thanks sooo much for stopping by! I’d LOVE to get you and your guy in a post. You two are fabulous!!! :)

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    June 

    Yum! What a great recipe! Great pics, as always.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Junie!! :)

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    Miranda 

    You always make me smile – thank you, thank you, thank you. :D

    And I am soooo trying out that lucious recipe…*kitchen brain gears spinning all the different variations* perhaps an adaptation with brie, basil & membrillo? (Those are just things I happen to have in the house right now… would have to make a nice homemade bread to go with it.)

    OMG – And darling, hottie 4 SURE! I love the rustic ones… and the buff ones… and the metro ones…. and the dirty ones… LOL.

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    Miranda- You are a HOOT! Thanks for your comment. Soooo made my day and cracked ME up. I agree with you on the MENZZZZ! I definitely don’t have a type either. :)

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    Shin 

    Ah, delicious food and foxy hotties! What more could a girl want! :-) xoxoxoo

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Shin- Thanks for stopping by gorgeous girl. It’s always great to see you!!! :)

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    Aleks 

    Love this post – and love the pics!!! Saw your comment on my beets recipe – they’re really not hard! I’ve had non-beet eaters try and like them. You have to be open to different tastes :) Happy Wednesday!

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    ALeks- Sooo sweet of you to stop by. Yes, I need to try making beets. I’m even intrigued with chocolate, beet cake recipes. It is on my foodie goal list for 2012. :)

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    Emma 

    How funny I had a grilled cheese, with scrambled egg & tomato for lunch today, I did not know it was National Grilled Cheese Month!! ;)

    I love these photos, the pops of colour are stunning & I won’t start on the smabo’s, getting hungry looking at them & I just ate!! ahhh :)

  57. Love the retro rustic-chic photos! So, you can tell a lot by how a man sits in a chair, huh? Gosh, I better pay more attention to what my husband does then. Or is it too late at this point? LOL

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Emma- Your lunch sounds deeelish! And thank you for noticing the pop of color. That was something new for me to learn and it took me a while, so thrilled when someone notices. Your blog is most awesome girlie!! :)

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    Carolyn- Thank you for stopping by and your super-sweetness. I sure was trying for the retro-rustic look, I soo appreciate you noticing. And you are toooo funny! The way a man sits in a chair, has always been something I find quite sexy. :)

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    liska420 

    This set is amazeballs! Outdone yourself once again lovely!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Liska Four Twenty- I heart you to the moon and back!! XOXO

  62. If a girl didn’t have a boy friend, this should certainly get her one. My goodness, that is one delicious sounding grilled cheese. That picture is beautiful, magazine worthy. Love it that you stole a boy to use as a prop. Good thinking girl.
    *kisses* HH

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    Rachel 

    I have no idea why I never thought to use a pita for grilled cheese before. *smacks forehead* Genius!!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Heavenly Housewife- ALWAYS great to hear from you. Your comments make me smile and laugh! :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Rachel, you always crack me up girl. Thanks for stopping by!

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    yve 

    love these pics and everything in them! Cheese and honey in a pita, i will have that for b/l/d/, and d!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Yve- Thanks sooo much for stopping by and your sweet compliments. You will LOVE the sammies. :)

  68. Love the pink on the block of cheese….it matches your dress. And I love colour accent photos!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Kitchen Butterfly- It’s always fantasticooo when a celebrity like yourself stops by. Thank you for noticing the details I try so hard to coordinate. XOXO

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    Trish 

    Brilliant — that is the perfect thing to do with extra pita when you get tired of the tzatziki! And I hope you picked up some kefalotiri while you were there, too.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Hey Miss Trish! Thanks for stopping by. It was a fun twist. I will promise to check out the kefalotiri next time. :)

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    Taaduh 

    Jenny, you ROCK! Another fabulous post, that is a grilled cheese sandwich that I want NOW!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Taaduh! I appreciate you stopping by and all and your sweet, sweet words! I hope you have yourself at least 1 grilled cheese this month. XOXO

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    Cakewhiz 

    Grilled cheese sandwiches are awesome! I didnt know this month is dedicated to that….so coool!
    Btw, i really like your pictures where bits and pieces are black and white while the rest is colorful….very artsy!

  75. Never had Bulgarian feta so I’ll have t take your word . Nice! An up-scale grilled cheese sandwich.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Cakewhiz- Thank you soo much for noticing my artsy touches. You’re making me smile big!! :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Wizzy- Thanks so much for stopping by! Please Please, try out the Bulgarian feta… :)

  78. I’m so glad you did this feta honey treat. Our night at “The Rose” wine bar was perfect, I’m so glad your my awesome friend! ROCK ON VINTAGE SUGARCUBE!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Summer Summer – I had an absooolute blast as well. To many more happy hrs in our future, exploring delectable treats and drinks. XOXO

  80. I did know that it is grilled cheese month. Love it. So far I’ve had the ordinary grilled cheese alongside tomato soup and a not-so-ordinary grilled cheese and mango chutney, which I highly recommend. So good.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Sara- Thanks for stopping by! I have an idea for you since you do soo many fabulous dips. What about a deconstructed grilled cheese dip? Toasty bread and an American Cheese dip? :)

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    Alina 

    Wow :) I’ve never seen whole wheat pita here. Looks super delicious – I’d love to try it! I love grilled cheese too. I think I’ve eaten it three times this month!

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    Faith 

    Hi Jenny! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving that sweet comment. I’m glad you did because it led me to your gorgeous blog…and I’m in love! Your pictures are stunning and that grilled cheese stole my heart!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Alina, Thank you sooo much for stopping by! I bet the different fetas you get in Latvia BLOW away the fetas here. XOXO

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Ahh Faith! Thank you for making my day. This keeps me motivated to keep plugging away! :)

  86. Hello Jenny! These look wonderful. I never knew grilled cheese could be a dessert either! And you used feta, one of my favorite cheeses! My friend from college was from Bulgaria, and he introduced me to feta :)

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    Franklin- Thank you sooo much for stopping by! I LOVE your website!! Soooo many fantastic reviews you’ve done. :)

  88. Cute dress!
    Wow, can you believe I’ve never thought to melt feta??! I always eat it as is crumbled on salad or something. That sandwich looks SOOO good. I’ll have to try it next time. Great combo — love salty and sweet together!!

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    Melissa- Thank you sooo much! That’s a triple big compliment coming from the artist diva that you are!! :)

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    Ruby 

    YES! Bulgarian feta IS the best! I think I even said so in a post way back… It has a special twang that makes previously-dormant taste buds wake up and go ‘Whoah there sailor!” ;-) Love it with honey – right up my alley, as are the ‘b/w in colour’ photos. LOVE this.

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    Ruby 

    PS: Whatever happened to that old boyfriend? He sounded like a keeper!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Ruby Ruby!! You made my Friday! It’s always a joy to hear from you. I’m glad I’m not the only one that can appreciate Bulgarian Feta. And regarding the old beau, well, all I can say is that I gave up, “kissing and telling” for lent. XOXO

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    Reeni 

    Love the pictures! And feta in a block rules! It’s salty and briny and sooooo good. Making a grilled cheese out of it is genius.

  94. i love the photos! how did u make it colored and black&white all at the same time? (:

    and I love cheese. all kinds! well, almost! but i’d eat those in less than a heartbeat!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Reeni- Thanks sooo much for stopping by and your sweetness! I’m glad I met another foodie that appreciates feta by the block!! :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Hey Hannah- Thanks sooo much for stopping by! Well, I’m still learning so much and did the bl/white/color in photoshop. It took me a while, but I finally figured it out. It was fun to pick the colors in each pic that I wanted to SNAP, CRACKLE, POP!! :)

  97. you are too sweet! thanks for your comment- those photos look yummy!

    love, polly :D

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Polly- Thanks for stopping by!! I love keeping up with all your fabulousness!! :)

  99. How did I miss national grilled cheese sandwich month? Love your contribution to this very special recipe genre — wow on that feta and honey combo!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Barbara- Thanks sooo much for stopping by and your sweet compliment. My day is now off to a great start! :)

  101. great photos! beautiful dress! thanks for educating us about nat’l grilled cheese sami month. :) who knew! i love the combo of honey with cheese. i bet your sami was delish!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Judy- Thanks a million for stopping by and your sweetness. Love your avatar!! Soooo cute!! :)

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    Antony 

    OK, this just sounds too good; will be making these with my ‘honey’ tonight!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Antony- That’s awesome!!!

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    Ryan 

    Yum! That grilled cheese sounds killer and I love those shoes! The pictures look great. You are so talented!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Ryan! Bless you for brightening my day! Much, much and much appreciated. And I LOVE that coconut cake you whipped up. :)

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    Jordan 

    Those look amazing- both the photos and the grilled cheese. So glad I found this site!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Jordan- Thank you sooo much for stopping by! So glad we connected. Sooo looking forward to your book tour. XOXO

  109. Love it! You are just too much fun, well if that is possible. Feta makes everything better :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Magic of Spice – Biggest thanks for stopping by!!!! :)

  111. Lovely! And your photos are absolutely priceless!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thank you sooo much Sommer!! :)

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    Art 

    This absolutely blew my mind. So simple and soooooooo good, a new favorite! The block feta is key, and the honey is a perfect balance. mmmm

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Art- I am soooo happy to hear you enjoyed the sammy! Now the million dollar question is did you make it or did the wifey? Thanks a million for stopping by! :)

  115. Miss Vintage, these photos are gorgeous. I didn’t know about block feta, I will be on the lookout now for sure. I need to work with my camera more for some fun snaps.
    -Gina-

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thank you Miss CookieQueen. Please try the block feta sometime. You’re gonna LOVE it something fierce dahhhling. XO

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    Ed 

    Great job as always!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Ed – Thanks a million!! Muuuuah :)

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