Creme Brulee

Who doesn’t love a creamy custard with caramelized sugar, am I right? Creme Brulee is one of those simple and delicious desserts you get on occasion when dining out, but did you know it’s relatively easy to make at home. Traditionally it is made by whisking egg yolks in a double boiler with sugar and…

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Spinach Artichoke Chicken Lasagna

I don’t know about you, but during quarantine, pastas are bringing me comfort even in the summer πŸ˜‰. Tonight’s pasta is Spinach Artichoke Chicken Lasagna, which has all the deliciousness of the dip in between sheets of pasta πŸ˜‹, I mean doesn’t that sound heavenly! I was inspired to make this dish because I had…

Filipino Chicken Sisig

This chicken dish is dreamy in a sizzling skillet with loads of flavor πŸ˜‹! SisigΒ is a dish from the Philippines made from parts of pigΒ head and chicken liver, usually seasoned withΒ calamansi (Philippine lime), onions and chili peppers and I became inspired to create this dish after watching the Delight Travellers. Trevor and Anna, aka Delightful…

Supporting Local Restaurants in the Midst of Pandemic

Last week Visit Downtown Dover featured some of my favorite “Eats & Treats” during stay-at home, check those out here, and today I wanted to add a few more since David and I just did 5 days straight of contactless curbside or outdoor dining for my birthday celebration πŸŽ‚. Lexie’s Dover Peace. Love. Burgers…enough said…

Tuna Macaroni Salad

I’m psyched to FINALLY bring you a throwback to my childhood, the classic tuna mayo macaroni salad; but this isn’t just any Tuna Macaroni Salad, this salad has a little extra with peas, it’s vinegar punch and dill relish πŸ˜‹. For our Memorial Day, we smoked a pork shoulder (check out my Smoked Pork Shoulder…

Memorial Day Weekend Eats & Treats

It’s the unofficial summer kick-off and no better way to spend a quarantined weekend than creating delicious food to accompany your holiday beverages and R&R. Keep reading this post if you’re needing inspiration and cooking sanity this holiday weekend because I’m highlighting my favorites for the perfect summer celebration. Dips & Bites – Jackie’s Eats…

Grapefruit Gimlet

Need a refreshing cocktail this Thirsty Thursday or Memorial Day weekend, might I suggest a Grapefruit Gimlet πŸ₯‚? A traditional Gimlet calls for lime, but grapefruit has a similar tartness and because we had some Simply Grapefruit, we went that route. I hope you enjoy this spin and cheers πŸ₯‚! Some Selection Notes Grapefruit Selection…

Pork Wontons

Homemade Pork Wontons are a yummy Chinese chopstick food that make for a great ‘treat’, aka appetizer/munchie or even a main dish on a Friday or Saturday night which is exactly what we did! These wontons have all the great flavor of Chinese takeout and are way better than any store bought! This was my…

Patatas Bravas

Tonight I deliver Patatas Bravas! This is a dreamy Spanish Tapas dish consisting of crispy potato bites with an incredibly flavorful spicy sauce! This dish was inspired after watching a Quarantine Edition of Spain Revealed, How to Make The Best Patatas Bravas video. Spain Revealed features James Blick, co-founder of Devour Tours, who shares videos…

Carnitas

Mexican Street Tacos have FINALLY returned in our household ❀️ and today I’m bringing them to you, just in time for Cinco de Mayo πŸ‡²πŸ‡½! These tacos are AMAZING and super easy to make in the Instant Pot and you know me, I love Instant Pot recipes! I began creating this dish after being inspired…

Thai Chicken Curry

Oh man, was this dish OUTSTANDING! This dish was inspired by Jet Tila’s Quarantine Collective – Thai Curry and BBQ Chicken with Limited Ingredients video posted on March 30, 2020. Jet made this curry in 20 minutes with a few simple ingredients and I thought, hey I can handle that dish since I’ve got red…

Sausage Rolls

Sausage stuffed in puff pastry, yes please! These bullets of deliciousness are INCREDIBLE and so incredibly EASY to create! I recently got intrigued by the traditional British Sausage Roll and I thought, hey I’ve got mild sausage and puff pastry in the freezer, why not give it a try! Boy have we been missing out…

Kebab Sausages

Today’s recipe is inspired by two things: 1) Mark Wiens’ video – Meet the Kebab Kings of Iran and 2) heading to my recipe books after watching that video because we love Radhika’s Kebab Sausage recipe! This recipe is from the Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook and Radhika nailed a signature hotdog in this Quickfire…

Easter Ham Leftovers

Easter has come and gone and now you need to use those leftovers. Never fear, Jackie’s Eats & Treats, has you covered with a few great recipes! Well let’s not delay with chit chat and let’s just get onto the recipes πŸ˜‰! Pineapple & Ham Fried Rice – This could be a quick and easy…

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese is my one favorite brunch treats ❀️, but who am I kidding, this sandwich can be eaten morning, noon and night πŸ˜‰! I featured this deliciousness last May in my Summer Week 1 post and I’m excited to bring this to you today because spring is in the air here…

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…