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…

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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…

Muffuletta Pinwheels

This is one of my absolute favorites to create because it is so yummy, a complete guilty pleasure and a total crowd-pleaser while entertaining πŸ˜‹ The inspiration for these pinwheels came from a visit to New Orleans, Louisiana. While in New Orleans, I experienced a classic Muffuletta sandwich and boy was it a thing of…

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp is an absolute favorite in our household. However, these aren’t grilled or served in BBQ sauce. These are prepared in butter sauce flavored with Louisiana Hot Sauce, Worcestershire, creole spice, lemon and white wine, so tasty! Typically you see BBQ Shrimp served with bread so you’re able to scoop up all…

Easy Jambalaya

In honor of Fat Tuesday and the Mardi Gras festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽ­πŸŽŠ, which is February 25th, here’s a one pot Jambalaya! This recipe was inspired because too often I buy Zatarain’s Jambalaya and I wanted to see how easy it was to create Jambalaya from scratch and boy was it ever!! Yes, I know I often…

Beef Braciole

I’m excited to bring you this dish after my first time creating this Italian classic. I was inspired to make this roulade, aka filled meat roll, after researching the differences between Braciole and Spiedini (if you haven’t checked out my Beef Spiedini post, check it out here). I learned that the difference is Braciole is…

Chorizo Monkey Bread

It’s Thirsty Thursday friends and in celebration of my 1 year of food blogging, I wanted to delivery a tasty “treat.” I’m also delivering this post to provide you with some inspiration because monkey breads are the perfect Friday night or weekend munchie and last Friday my homemade chorizo made its debut in the form…

Fish Pie

David requested and I delivered, this evening with Fish Pie πŸ˜‰. I was after salmon barbecued on the grill, but David mentioned Fish Pie with mushroom soup, which is a favorite from his home country (i.e. UK). After some thought, he had me sold because it’s winter after all and comfort food is delicious, I…

Creamy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms πŸ„, oh how I’ve missed you. This was a go-to appetizer in my younger years and I remember a sausage and bread crumb stuffing, but since I was looking to go lighter this evening, i.e. no crab, I decided to replace the bread crumbs with cheese because how could you go wrong with…

Super Bowl Munchies

This is Jackie’s Eats & Treats after all and you know I love my munchies, aka ‘treats,’ which are perfect for the Super Bowl. This post features some of my favorites munchies just in time to inspire your 🏈 festivities. I love a good game, but sometimes the ‘treats’ take center stage for me. Am…

Beef Spiedini

These beef, parmesan and bread crumb roll-ups are delicious and melt in your mouth πŸ˜‹ and I am so excited to share them with you! I grew up with these Italian morsels and they were a staple each time my Aunt Flo and Uncle Joe (i.e. my godparents) came to visit. Aunt Flo, in fact,…

Dirty Vodka Martini

Tonight is throwback to my college days with a Dirty Martini, featuring Grey Goose Vodka. Yes, I had expensive taste and looking back I’m not sure how I was able to afford a Dirty Grey Goose Martinis, but then again I had a great job through college that paid well πŸ‘. Grey Goose Vodka is…

Chorizo Lasagna

This dish was inspired by a staycation goal to full my freezer with homemade ground chorizo and another Matty Matheson, Just a Dash video, Naughty or Nice Chorizo Lasagne. If you didn’t catch my other Matty Matheson inspired meal I cooked during my staycation, check it out here, Verde Chicken Soup. I know Chorizo Lasagna…

Hash Brown Casserole

I don’t care what you call it Cracker Barrel Potatoes, Funeral Potatoes, Cheesy Potatoes, Party Potatoes; a Hash Brown Casserole hits the spot EVERY TIME. This dish was inspired after a work colleague, thanks Evan (but probably BrookπŸ˜‰), brought a Hash Brown Casserole to FriendsGiving and since then I’ve been waiting patiently for an excuse…

Verde Chicken Soup

This soup is delicious and healthy if you’re kicking the new year off watching your waistline and/or eating healthier, keep reading… This dish was inspired by leftover roast chicken (that needed to be used), stock made from the chicken bones and Matty Matheson. I’m a fan of Matty Matheson and his new collection of cooking…

Spicy Chex Mix

Who doesn’t love a chex mix? I know I’m certainly a fan and this spin on the classic has a salty & spicy punch and it is completely addictive! I’m bringing this recipe to you just in time for football playoffs because chex mix is the perfect munchie during a game! A Chex Mix is…

Chicken & Bacon Alfredo Stuffed Shells

This is a creamy and delicious pasta dish and is perfect for a crowd on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. BTW, if you didn’t catch my New Year’s Celebration post full of yummy munchies, check it out here. Pasta shells are great because you can pack so much goodness into those pasta pouch….

Happy New Year & Welcome New Decade

Can you believe we are days away from welcoming 2020 πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ. This was a year of adulting milestones for me because my husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage, 10 years in our beautiful tudor home and my 2003 Nissan Altima hit the 200K marker (don’t worry, JLo is a champ and is running…

The Perfect Charcuterie Board

Happy Holidays folks πŸŽ„πŸŽ… and tis the season for indulging πŸ˜‰. I don’t know about you, but Charcuterie is one of my favorite ways to indulge. I mean it has it all, i.e. cured meat, cheese, pickled veggies, nuts, fruit, jam and crackers. It’s also the perfect way to create a beautiful spread and hold…

Chili

It’s Chili today created by the hubby featuring my Chili Seasoning Blend. David likes creating comfort food classics like American Chop Suey, Chili and Scottish Stovies (which i need to feature) and I LOVE when I can take a back seat in the kitchen and inspire others ❀. Chili is an American classic and perfect…

Spanish Tapas

We’ve just returned from visiting Tenerife, Spain, in the Canary Islands, and I’m still dreaming about the delicious food we ate, particularly the tapas. This post is focused on highlighting tapas we’ve enjoyed throughout Spain and if you love tapas continue reading and make sure you visit James Blick’s YouTube channel, Spain Revealed, because he…

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…

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 πŸ€”. Thanksgiving leftovers are outstanding πŸ‘Œ and sometimes even as good as the Thanksgiving meal, but without all the stress πŸ˜‚. 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 πŸ‘. 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 πŸ˜‰. 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 πŸ‘ 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 πŸ˜‹ 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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ˜‹ 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 πŸ˜‹ 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…

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 πŸ˜‹ 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 πŸ˜‹ 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 πŸ˜‰ Enough about my gorgeous bathroom and onto the BLACK TRUMPET MUSHROOMSπŸ„ 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 🍎 and 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…

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…