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 ๐Ÿ˜‹! This dip is inspired by the fried crab…

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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…

Creamy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms ๐Ÿ„, 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 ๐Ÿˆ festivities. I love a good game, but sometimes the ‘treats’ take center stage for me. Am…

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 ๐Ÿ‘. Grey Goose Vodka is…

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 ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ. 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 ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… and tis the season for indulging ๐Ÿ˜‰. 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 โค. Chili is an American classic and perfect…

Dill Dip

I grew up with this dip, as I’m sure many of you did ๐Ÿ˜‰. 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 ๐Ÿ‘ 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…

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 ๐Ÿ˜‹ Tzatziki is one…

Crispy Buffalo Wings

I love chicken wings ๐Ÿ˜‹ 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 โค 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 ๐Ÿ˜‹ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‹ The reason I’m loving nachos is because they’re a…

Apple Crumble

Tis the season for Apple treats ๐ŸŽ 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…

Olive Salad

I love Olive Salad โค, 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…

Watermelon Daiquiri

Here’s another quick and easy cocktail for your summer entertaining๐ŸนSimply 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…

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 ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ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…

Strawberry Lavender Lemonade Cocktail

This cocktail was inspired by Sonny’s Tavern in Dover, New Hampshire. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but Sonny’s makes the most INCREDIBLE drinks and has AMAZING food and this cocktail bar could easily fit any metropolitan city and we’re lucky to have such a gem in our hometown! The cocktail I plan to share…

Homemade Peanut Butter Frosty Paws

Jackie’s Eats & Treats also creates great “treats” for furry friends. I like creating my own Frosty Paws because I know what’s in it. Two, I find frozen dog treats can be expensive. These treats are super easy to make, just throw a banana or two into a blender with peanut butter, yogurt, peanut butter…

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‹ 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…

Beer Butt Chicken

My favorite way to prepare a chicken is roasted with garlic butter and wine (check out my Roast Chicken recipe here), but in the summer, Beer Butt is always our go-to. The beer can method steams the inside of the chicken and the result is juicy delicious chicken ๐Ÿ˜‹, making it a favorite in our…

Old Bay Hot Crab Dip

I love a yummy dip and this dip is no exception with crabmeat, cheeses and spices and it’s the perfect “treat” on a summer Friday night or when entertaining friends and family poolside, campside, lakeside, oceanside or fireside. I used the traditional McComrick Old Bayยฎ Hot Crab Dip Recipe as my base and made some…

Salsa Verde Pulled Pork Enchiladas

This is a winner for sure and one you need to hold onto because it’s super easy to make; and it’s enchiladas stuffed with pulled pork and red onion, smothered with green chiles and salsa verde ๐Ÿ˜‹ Please do not be intimidated by the red onion, green chiles or salsa verde because this dish offers…

Patriotic Charcuterie Board

Who doesn’t love a Charcuterie Board with its cured Italian meats, cheeses (the funkier, the better ๐Ÿ˜‹), 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 โ˜€๏ธ Today I’m featuring some of my favorite 4th of July cocktails and bites to help you prep for your celebration ๐Ÿ‘ Some of the picks in this post have already appeared on Jackie’s Eats…

Mexican Black Bean & Corn Salad

This is a light refreshing salad with AMAZING flavors ๐Ÿ˜‹ and so easy to make. Just defrost frozen corn, chop up some fresh veggies and cilantro; voilร  a salad that pairs wonderfully with tacos, grilled chicken or burgers. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of grilled corn (when in season) or frozen corn 1 can of black…

Birthday Mexican Fiesta

No better way to spend a birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ 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. Voilร , the evening was masterminded featuring…

These are a few of my favorite “Eats” & “Treats”

It’s my birthday weekend and I’ll be spending it in great company for fiestas ๐ŸŽ‰; therefore, my Saturday post is focused on a few of my favorites recipes and posts with the condition that nothing would mean more to me on my birthday then to know what you have loved on my site, please and…

Homemade Mustard

Summer is here and that means grill season! I prefer to makes my own spice blends and condiments, like Chimichurri Sauce and Kimchi. Today’s feature is a nice simple condiment, Mustard. I’m ashamed to say, this is my first time making this condiment because it is so easy to make. Thanks Tasty for the inspiration!…

Summer Kick-off and Craft Beer

This week’s prep, planning and reflection will be focused on SUMMER ๐ŸŒž. Oh summer, I have missed you and whenever you’d like to arrive, I’m ready ๐Ÿ‘. All jokes aside, this has been a rough spring in New England, but I’m hopeful since this is the unofficial summer kick-off weekend and the weather seems to…

Taco Tuesday with Homemade Taco Seasoning

It’s Taco Tuesday and since we have ground beef in our fridge, it’s Ground Beef Tacos for this Taco Tuesday! I LOVE TACOS and boy how I have featured some delicious tacos on this site; Korean Short Rib Tacos, Tacos Al Pastor, and my Carnitas Street Tacos which I NEED to post. But tonight it’s…

Homemade Taco/Chili Seasoning

Tacos and Chili, two classics prepared in most kitchens on regular rotation. When I’m making both, I prefer to make my own seasoning versus buying a seasoning envelope from the store. That’s because no additives are included, I know the spices used and I can control spice levels and add additional spice based on my…

Throwback Thursday – Sonny’s Tavern & The Lemon Meringue Cocktail

David and I kicked off the week, with a visit to one of our favorite spots in Dover, NH; Sonny’s Tavern โค๏ธ and of course with a visit to Sonny’s I decided a throwback to my Lemon Meringue Cocktail was needed. Two, it’s Thirsty Thursday friends. We’ve considered Sonny’s our local spot since they opened…

Kimchi Tots

Throwback Thursday ๐Ÿ˜‰, to some loaded tots we made a few weeks back. These aren’t your standard tots because they are loaded with cheese, my Kimchi and a * Kimchi Aioli ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ, so yummy and the prefect Friday night tidbits! Simply make some tater tots and when they’re almost done and crispy, add some cheese…

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…

Jackie’s Margaritas

Just in time in Cinco de Mayo here’s my Margaritas recipe.  This margarita recipe has the right balance of flavor, making the perfect margarita!  It’s super easy to make and even easier to remember because it’s equal parts of the main ingredients (i.e. tequila and limeade)!  Plus I add fresh lime juice, which evens out…