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  Sweet & Smokey Pizza from Marc’s & Kretschmar (sponsored)

It’s that time of year, time for special nights out with friends, for holiday work gatherings, for school functions and for quick but healthy on the go meals. Enter Kretschmar Deli Meats & Cheeses from Northeast Ohio, locally-owned, Marc’s!
The other day I stopped into Marcs at lunch and what do they say about grocery shopping when you are hungry? Never do it! Ha! Well, I was pleasantly surprised by the great selection of produce, the organic options and the fresh deli counter filled with all sorts of freshly sliced cheeses and meat selections. Needless to say, I ended up with a cart filled with many yummy things for lunch…and beyond.

While I was at Marc’s I bought a half pound of sliced Kretschmar Smoked Gouda, Kretschmar Hard Salami, and Kretschmar Off-The-Bone Rotisserie Style Chicken Breast. Our little guy has just discovered sandwiches and it’s funny because myself and Mr. C. don’t typically eat sandwiches. We think he is being exposed to them at school and it’s so cute when he comes home and asks for bread and sandwiches…hence the stopping at the deli counter!

With that said, last week I wanted to make a quick and easy, made-at-home dinner and I remembered my deli finds that I had in the fridge. I was immediately inspired to use some of them for dinner to make a “Sweet & Smokey Chicken Pizza!”  Want the recipe? I have it listed below.

Sweet & Smokey Chicken Pizza

Ingredients

8 oz. Kretschmar Off The Bone Rotisserie Style Chicken

1/2 c. barbeque sauce
2 tbsp. honey
1/2 bunch freshly chopped cilantro
1 pre-made pizza crust
1 c. shredded Kretschmar Smoked Gouda Cheese
1 c. thinly sliced red onion
1/3 c. crumbled blue cheese
Instructions

Preheat oven to 425ºF.

In a saucepan over low to medium heat, I combined the chicken and honey until it warms to a slow bubble. Don’t let the honey burn but instead watch it infuse the chicken with a touch of sweetness. I spread the barbecue sauce evenly over the crust, then topped with the sweet chicken and the gouda cheese. I finished the pizza by topping it with the red onions, cilantro, and the blue cheese before it went into the oven.

I baked it for around 15 minutes when it turned brown and the crust looks crunchy. It was super delicious and quick for an easy, go-to weeknight dinner. Give it a try!

The crew over at Marc’s has kindly given me a few Marc’s gift cards to giveaway so that you too can grab a few pounds of the Kretschmar Deli Meats and Cheeses and give them a try. To enter to win, head over to my Instagram post, Tuesday morning to find out how to enter.

Have a great week everyone. Cheers to quick family dinners and a busy pre-holiday week!

SPONSORED POST: Thank you to Marc’s and Kretschmar for inviting me to to simplify my holiday meals this season so that I have more time to enjoy with my family. To learn more, please visit http://www.kretschmardeli.com. Thanks for supporting Marc’s and Kretschmar, while allowing me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  Weekend fun!

gingerbeer(my “beer” of choice this weekend! LOVE the retro-inspired type & color combo of this can!)

It’s the freaking weekend, baby I’m about to have me some fun! Happy Memorial Day weekend Cleveland. Hope you are excited for the three day holiday as I am.

Just a couple of things going on that I thought you should check out…

– Have you been to the new Lululemon Pop Up Summer Shop at Beachcliff Square? Not only do they have select merchandise special to that location, they are also offering FREE YOGA classes from many of the area yogi experts. For their schedule “friend them” on Facebook to be in the “lulu-know.”

– This weekend kicks off the Marc’s Annual Great American Rib Cook-Off  and Music Festival at Jacob’s Pavilion. Friday admission is $1.00 all day including tickets to see the Spazmatics in concert; super fun! Pack your own wet wipes, the ribs are delicious and you’ll want to be prepared to get messy.

– It’s “Blossom Time!” One of the MOST CHARMING festivals I have ever witnessed. You can find the popular little carnival in historic downtown Chagrin Falls, hot air balloons lift off from behind the high school and there is a 5k to burn off all the adult beverages from the holiday weekend as well. Sounds like a great springtime celebration to me! For the complete schedule visit their site here. Happy Blossom everybody!

Cleveland Foundation Day at Wade Oval on May 24th means free entry into all of the museums. PLUS a few special entry FREE admissions including the Van Gogh Repetitions exhibit at the art museum, the planetarium at the Science Museum and the new exhibit at the botanical gardens including lots of lego sculptures.

– This Sunday’s Parisian Street Market in Hingetown if the perfect place to stroll and explore some french-inspired vendors of antiques, artisanal foods and neighborhood fun. Gather your friends for brunch and then head on down to the street fair after, best morning ever! For details check out their site.

–  It’s all “Greek to me!” and there is nothing better than the food, the music, the dancing and the entire scene at this weekend’s Tremont Greek Fest! Go early, parking is typically a scavenger hunt, but TOTALLY worth parallel parking on some side street…with some guy who won’t pass you…just keep telling yourself it’s worth it for the baklava. Opa!

Happy long weekend to you. Cheers to sum sum summah time!