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…

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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…

Happy New Year & Welcome New Decade

Can you believe we are days away from welcoming 2020 🎉🎊. 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 🎄🎅 and tis the season for indulging 😉. 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…

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…

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…

Patriotic Charcuterie Board

Who doesn’t love a Charcuterie Board with its cured Italian meats, cheeses (the funkier, the better 😋), 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!…

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 ☀️. Today I’m featuring some of my favorite 4th of July cocktails and bites to help you prep for your celebration 👍. Some of the picks in this post have already appeared on Jackie’s Eats…

Memorial Day Eats and Treats

It’s Memorial Day weekend and time for some throwbacks to my dishes that are great for entertaining because Jackie’s Eats & Treats can entertain 😉 If you’re responsible for a poolside/campside/fireside munchie, I might suggest the following: Queso Fundido – This is crowd-pleaser and will turn heads with it’s crispy chorizo and cheesy goodness. Check…

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon

I love scalloped potatoes and on this Easter, that was the side dish for our Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham. However, this isn’t your typical scalloped potatoes, it has layers of creamy cheesy goodness, crispy bacon, thinly sliced white onion and green onions 😋 Yum! This dish could easily be created ahead of time, which is…

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…

Reuben Wonton Bites

It’s nearly St. Patty’s day and boy do I have a delicious party “treat” for you. I love a Reuben and creating yummy “treats” with those same flavors. Today I prepared Reuben Wonton Bites for a St. Patrick’s party at work. These are cheesy, crispy deliciousness with all the Reuben goodness. Simply grab a mini…

Instant Pot Corned Beef

As I mentioned in my weekly prep blog, I consider myself quite the Reuben connoisseur. I love the grilled rye bread, pickled cabbage, swiss cheese, salt-cured beef and that creamy thousand island dressing. In my opinion, the key to a great Reuben is cheesy goodness and melt in your mouth beef brisket because no one…

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…