Saffron Rice

Have I mentioned how much we love Indian food ❤. Since we’re having game day Vegetable Pakora, I decided Tandoori Chicken and Yellow Rice would pair nicely for our evening meal. This rice has bright flavors with the saffron and turmeric and is a perfect rice/side dish, you can serve with: Chili Don’t forget Jackie’s…

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Indian Spiced Chicken

Have I mentioned how much we love Indian food ❤. Since we’re having game day Vegetable Pakora, I decided Tandoori Chicken and rice would pair nicely for our evening meal. I don’t have a tandoori oven, but you can still get those yummy flavors simply by cooking in the oven or on the grill. The…

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

I hope you wonderful Thanksgiving and now is the time to think about how you will use all your leftovers 🤔. Thanksgiving leftovers are outstanding 👌 and sometimes even as good as the Thanksgiving meal, but without all the stress 😂. I know we all have our favorites and I’m here today to share some…

Garlic & Herb Compound Butter

Compound butters are easy to create and add a little extra to your holiday meal 👍. This Garlic & Herb butter is flavorful and delivers freshness and has been featured in many of my posts: My Roast Chicken My scratch-made epic Poultry Gravy And my Sausage Stuffing What I love about a compound butter is…

Sausage Stuffing

Without a doubt, stuffing is my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. My dad made AMAZING stuffing and as an adult, I’ve taken inspiration from the ingredients he used (i.e. sausage, celery, onion, poultry seasoning), but instead of dry stuffing in a bag, I toast (i.e. dry) fresh sourdough and cornbread. I also add a…

Dill Dip

I grew up with this dip, as I’m sure many of you did 😉. I can’t remember the last time I had this classic, but I was inspired because I have fresh dill. Two, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and this is always a crowd-pleaser 👍 and I thought I’d help you with your…

Vegetable Pakora

Pakoras are a favorite for my husband and I and since I have my garden fresh potatoes and cilantro, Vegetable Pakoras for the Patriots game day win! I made these for the first time last year after my potato harvest and completely outdid myself. I was surprised how easy pakora are to make, simply grate…

Chorizo Potato Tacos

This is delicious 4 ingredient taco, that is definitely worth the read. I love chorizo and all the spiciness that sausage delivers and if you haven’t checked out my ground chorizo recipe yet, get on over there. This dish was inspired because I have my own garden fresh potatoes and I visited Tendercrop Farms over…

Tzatziki Sauce

Boy do I love Tzatziki, that creamy cucumber yogurt dip is so delicious. I’ll admit that I LOVE all Greek “treats”, e.g. Greek Gyro, Souvlaki, Spanakopita, Saganaki Cheese, Greek Salad. I love the clean & simple flavors of Mediterranean food; olive oil, mint, garlic, dill, oregano and parsley; so yummy and fresh 😋 Tzatziki is…

Yogurt Marinated Chicken Gyro

Tonight’s dish is inspired by my husband having food envy because his British friends WhatsApped him their Doner Kebab from the local Fish Fry shop in Newcastle, England 😉 A Doner Kebab is seasoned meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie and has inspired similar dishes such as the Greek gyro and Mexican al pastor, check…

Creamy Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese is the ultimate comfort food with its creamy goodness. What’s not to love, right?…pasta, cream, cheese and absolute deliciousness 😋 In my opinion, mac & cheese is the perfect accompaniment to chicken wings and pulled pork ❤ and Jackie’s Eats & Treats has you cover there! I also love that you can…

Crispy Buffalo Wings

I love chicken wings 😋 My version falls off the bone and is super crispy even though they’re cooked in the oven. Chicken wings are the perfect snack for game time. Some of my other favorites include Muffuletta Pinwheels, Nachos, Buffalo Chicken Dip, and Reuben Wontons. What I love about buffalo chicken wings are the…

Chargrilled Oysters

Chargrilled Oysters are a NOLA favorite. David and I fell in love with these when we visited New Orleans a few years ago and after visiting, we challenged ourselves to try to recreate the chargrilled deliciousness we experienced in the Big Easy and this recipe is spot on. These oysters are up there with New…

Vietnamese Meatballs (Bo Vien)

Pho Bo Vien is my absolute favorite pho ❤ What’s better than a piping hot bowl of beef bone broth, meatballs and noodles, topped with chopped cilantro and green onions? In my opinion NOTHING. This is a dreamy bowl of comfort and DELICIOUSNESS 😋 As you may remember, I made scratch Vietnamese Instant Pot Beef…

Friday Night Nachos

On Friday nights, I’m usually not a fan of creating a full meal and we typically opt for charcuterie or a dip, like my Pimento Cheese or Buffalo Chicken. Nachos are now making their way into our rotation and boy are they satisfying and delicious 😋 The reason I’m loving nachos is because they’re a…

Black Trumpet Mushroom Risotto

Not only did A&J Installation create us a beautiful newly remodeled shower, but I also received forged dehydrated black trumpet mushrooms while the work was happening, talk about know your customer 😉 Enough about my gorgeous bathroom and onto the BLACK TRUMPET MUSHROOMS🍄 Craterellus cornucopioides, aka the black chanterelle, black trumpet, trompette de la mort…

Spinach & Lemon Hummus Pasta

This pasta is so creamy and delicious, thank you so much Feel Good Foodie for the inspiration. What pulled me into this dish was Yumna’s video that visually displayed the deliciousness of the recipe. I tried this last week after seeing the video and it’s super to make and has a creamy Mediterranean flavor. This…

Apple Crumble

Tis the season for Apple treats 🍎 Today I’m featuring my absolute favorite, Apple Crumble. I always grew up with Apple Crisp, which is equally good, but an Apple Crumble is dreamy in my opinion. I was first introduced to crumble as an adult by David’s Scottish family. It was so buttery and cakey without…

Fall Weekend Prep & Planning

The fall is here in New England, crisp mornings, warm and sunshined afternoons and lots of color popping 🍁 It’s Apple Harvest Day in Dover, New Hampshire today and that has me skipping with excitement. Apple Harvest Day is fabulous, tons of craft and food vendors and live entertainment. It turns our town into a…

Spinach & Mushroom Frittata

I love a frittata because it is eggy tastiness, super easy to make, a one pan creation and essentially a quiche without the crust. I have nothing against a quiche, I just prefer the egg-based deliciousness of a frittata. We usually opt for a weekend frittata when we have an overabundance of eggs and veggies…

Dinner at Todd English’s Tuscany | Mohegan Sun

Recently we had the luxury of visiting Mohegan Sun and dining at Todd English’s Tuscany. Mohegan Sun is the ultimate playground for adults; gambling, slots, bars and restaurants. We spent the night in an Earth Tower Suite, which is an addition since my last visit. It had great views and was perfect for our group…

Apple Spinach Salad

Tis the season for apples 🍎🍏 and for today’s post, I’m featuring a yummy Apple Spinach Salad with a Champagne Vinaigrette I made for a friend’s lakeside BBQ. We’re lucky enough to live near a couple of farms and since I was bringing the salad for dinner, I decided to visit Tendercrop Farm at the…

Olive Salad

I love Olive Salad ❤, the reason being, it’s smeared on a Muffuletta Sandwich, which I adore. I posted this recipe previously when I published my Muffuletta Pinwheels and since I was craving a Muffuletta Sandwich and made a fresh batch, I decided I would bring you this recipe on it’s own. Two, football season…

Instant Pot Vietnamese Beef Pho

Oh man, Vietnamese Pho is one of my go-to comfort foods with its layers of unaminess, richness and freshness. Just thinking about it makes me drool 😋 It is beginning to feel like fall in New England and it seemed appropriate to try to recreate the Pho I’ve experienced at Saigon & Tokyo in Dover,…

Roasted Beets

Beets and goat cheese are a match made in heaven. Today I’m featuring this classic combo since beets are in season in New England and inspiration beckoned after visiting a local farm shop, Viel Farm ❤. I’ve grown beets a few times and I’m rarely successful with the root vegetable. They’re usually under developed and…

How to Make Pesto from Scratch

Pesto is one the best sauces on earth and today I’m sharing my secrets to create this classic dish with you ❤ Don’t miss out on this freshness. Here’s my secrets: 1. I start by toasting my pine nuts, this brings out the nuttyness. 2. I add my basil after I’ve blended the other ingredients….

Corn and Leek Bisque

Tis the season for sweet corn 🌽 Over Labor Day weekend we paid a visit to Viel Farm because they have some of the best sweet corn on the seacoast. Fun fact about Viel Farm in Rollinsford, NH, they’re celebrating 100 years of business.  Talk about a milestone  Corn is a super versatile ingredient; corn…

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is comfort food at its finest ❤ Since fall seems to be upon us and I had leftover flank steak, fresh mini bellas, sour cream and egg noodles; stroganoff seemed like the perfect Sunday meal. The fall is the perfect time for comfort foods like my Homemade Cheeseburger Helper, Mac & Cheese (I’ll…

Watermelon Daiquiri

Here’s another quick and easy cocktail for your summer entertaining🍹Simply cube some watermelon, dump it into a blender with ice, limeade and white rum and you have a definite crowd-pleaser. This cocktail is refreshing and perfect when you have watermelon on hand. When you blend watermelon you essentially have watermelon water and while this cocktail…

Watermelon Arugula Salad

Summer is winding down, but the summer “eats” and entertaining continues. For today’s post, I’m featured a Watermelon Arugula Salad which accompanied some great grilled chicken. This salad is simple to make and super tasty and fresh. This salad is plated verse tossed, which makes for a great presentation 👍 Grilling watermelon removed some of…

Chili Lime Grilled Chicken

It’s Labor Day weekend and you know what that means, grill time with friends ❤ This marinade, OH SO DELICIOUS and super easy to create. Yes, I know marinade chicken is nothing special, but this one is AMAZING 😋 with it’s lime zest, soy sauce and chili garlic and it completely hits the 5 universal taste…

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

This Marinated Flank Steak recipe is so simple to make and packed with flavor. This dish is inspired by a meal my dad always prepared in the summer months which included Nana’s potato salad and corn on the cob ❤ This flank steak would marinade for at least two days, if not more. My dad…

Summer afternoons at the club 😉

My husband is a member at The Oaks in Somersworth, New Hampshire and today I’m spending some time sharing all the delicious food we experienced at The Oaks Grille & Deck this summer. I absolutely LOVE this place ❤, the view is fabolous and the food is equally amazing. I can be quite critical of…

Portuguese Savory Bread Pudding

What do you do when you have bread that’s gone hard, bread pudding of course 😉 I will admit that I’m fan of a good savory bread pudding, but sweet bread pudding I can do without (sorry folks). I simply cut the bread into chunks, add some cream, egg, hot sauce and I place into…

Hot Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized onions and cheese, yes please! This dip has great flavor and is a perfect dip for a summer campfire and those fall days ahead of us 🍁🍂🍃 It is inspired by the traditional store bought onion dip, but I take it to the next level with caramelized onion, Lea & Perrins Original Worcestershire Sauce…

100th Post Reflection

This post is my 100th blog about food and drinks I enjoy 😋! And in celebration of this milestone, I wanted to thank all my readers and share some reflections on my journey, as well as my plans and goals for the future of this site! I think that reflection covers it! From the bottom…

Sweet & Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps

Summer is the time for light and refreshing meals and I always find that lettuce wraps hit the spot on warm days, like my Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps did a few weeks ago with my own garden greens 😋. Today’s spin features ground beef, since we had burgers with the fixin’s, including butter lettuce, over…

Some of my favorite restaurants in Dover, New Hampshire

I found this weekend to be particularly hard and I’m incredibly saddened by the hate in our society. I won’t spend time sharing my political views because this blog is focused on yummy “eats” & “treats”. Much of the food I feature here is inspired by great chefs that cook from their heart and heritage….

Breakfast Banh Mi

This Breakfast Banh Mi was inspired by seeing a Munchie Test Kitchen Video with Andrea Nguyen, chef and author of Vietnamese Food Any Day. Andrea’s Banh Mi was created with char siu chicken 😋, pickled daikon and carrot, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno and a smear of mayonnaise and Maggi Seasoning Sauce. Since I had fresh crusty…