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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 πŸ˜‹ with it’s lime zest, soy sauce and chili garlic and it completely hits the 5 universal taste…

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 πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ 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…

Buffalo Chicken Dip

In case you haven’t noticed, “treats” are definitely my jam, particularly during the summer because we do quite a bit of entertaining and who doesn’t like munchies while enjoy adult beverages poolside πŸ˜‰. My recipe is super easy and I ALWAYS use fresh chicken. I also add ranch and red onion, which of course is…

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…

Patriotic Charcuterie Board

Who doesn’t love a Charcuterie Board with its cured Italian meats, cheeses (the funkier, the better πŸ˜‹), pickled goodness, fresh fruit/veggies with an accompanying tasty dip and bread and/or crackers. This is one of our go-tos on a Friday night or while entertaining because it hits all the taste buds and there’s something for everyone!…

Smoked Pork Shoulder

Low and slow, is the secret to all great smoking. We love smoked meats (i.e. beef brisket, pork butts, pork ribs) and have even experimented with salmon πŸ˜‹. Sadly, when smoking meats, we are often challenged with the patience of low and slow because we typically start the smoking mid-day. Anywho, in this post, I’ll…

July 4th Eats & Treats

Our nation’s birthday, which is a great holiday for yummy festivities with friends and family while enjoying the summer weather β˜€οΈ. Today I’m featuring some of my favorite 4th of July cocktails and bites to help you prep for your celebration πŸ‘. Some of the picks in this post have already appeared on Jackie’s Eats…

Birthday Mexican Fiesta

No better way to spend a birthday πŸŽ‚ then poolside with family and friends and I was lucky enough to have that, this weekend! I wanted to plan something special since we were entertaining and as I was searching Pinterest for inspiration and I came across a taco bar. VoilΓ , the evening was masterminded featuring…

Adult Milkshakes

Bailey’s and coffee is a match made in heaven ❀️ and Adult Milkshakes are a fun “treat” from time to time and last night we went for it! I must admit my milkshakes are pretty amazing, thanks to salted caramel ice cream 🍨 I added 3 scoops of Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel Gelato (this is…

Spinach & Artichoke Dip meets Pimento Cheese

TGIF Fridays are my favorite for “treats”. We tend to relax at the end of the work week and munchies and cocktails are usually our game πŸ˜‰ Happy Hour with friends, cheese and crackers/bread, dips, pinwheels (get ready for that recipe soon), Trader Joe’s goodies, etc. and Tasty and BuzzFeed videos tend to be my…

Whiskey Blackberry Lemonade

My first “treat” to share 🍾 David and I ❀️ our cocktails. We go to bars and try their cocktails and then attempt to recreate at home and we’ve actually mastered a few (more to come on those). This cocktail, however, was my own creation during the holiday season (this was our Christmas cocktail when…