Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham

I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of ham; but if you season it the right way, it can be pretty fabolous. For Easter 2019, I used the Instant Pot to warm the ham since my Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes were in the oven. The Instant Pot is great because it concentrates flavors and mine was concentrated…

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Pizza Tots

I’ve got some cheesy pizza tots for your lockdown due to COVID-19 πŸ˜‹! Comfort food is a necessity in times of turmoil and Jackie’s Eats & Treats is here for you during this pandemic and self isolation, just check out my Munchies page. Before you self-isolated, I’m hoping tots made their way into your freeze…

Adult Beverages during #selfquarantine

It’s Thirsty Thursday friends and Jackie’s Eats & Treats is here to help you both today and inspire what you’re drinking in self-isolation, self-quarantine and/or lockdown from your community. I’ve certainly featured my share of cocktails on this site and during these darker days I’m throwing you a lifeline with a few throwbacks this evening…

Crab Rangoon Dip

This Friday night is Crab Rangoon Dip and perfect deliciousness during these crazy times! I love a great crab dip and this one is just as delicious as my Old Bay Hot Crab Dip, but the crab sweetness shines through a bit better on this one πŸ˜‹! This dip is inspired by the fried crab…

Red Curry Lentils

This is the first of a number of posts, which will feature meals that are perfect for #selfquarantine food because Jackie’s Eats & Treats is here for you! During times like this, you need to rely on what you have on hand, both in the pantry, fridge and freezer and today is one of those…

Kimchi Chicken Lo Mein

Takeout quality Lo Mein, right here! I was drawn to this dish because it’s been too long since we’ve had some great Asian inspired noodles and I had Kimchi in my fridge (don’t forget to check out my scratch Kimchi) and boy did it satisfy! This dish delivered on so many different levels, funk and…

Scottish Stovies

This recipe is delivered today in honor of the Scottish hubby’s birthday πŸŽ‚! This is one of David’s favorites (i.e. both to make and eat) and a total comfort meal. Stovies, aka Stovy Tatties and Stoved Potatoes, is a Scottish stew based on meat and potatoes and very similar to America’s Beef Stew. It’s usually…

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork in the Instant Pot, oh my, what an idea! I was drawn to Pulled Pork for 3 reasons: 1. It seemed to be a perfect accompaniment for my Super Creamy Mac & Cheese and boy was it ever πŸ˜‹! 2. I knew I had a busy week at work and pork always makes…

Super Creamy Mac and Cheese

Here’s a Super Creamy Mac & Cheese recipe for you just in time for Sunday meal planning! This Mac & Cheese was inspired by a Epicurious video I recently viewed, 4 Levels of Mac and Cheese. I like the 4 Levels Series because they breakdown the science of a dish and feature the dish from…

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; EVOO, mint, garlic, dill, oregano and parsley; so yummy and fresh πŸ˜‹ Tzatziki is one…

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…

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…