Grapefruit Gimlet

Need a refreshing cocktail this Thirsty Thursday or Memorial Day weekend, might I suggest a Grapefruit Gimlet ๐Ÿฅ‚? 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 ๐Ÿฅ‚! Some Selection Notes Grapefruit Selection…

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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…

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…

Pizza Tots

I’ve got some cheesy pizza tots for your lockdown due to COVID-19 ๐Ÿ˜‹! 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 ๐Ÿ˜‹! This dip is inspired by the fried crab…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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…

Ham & Cheese Biscuits

Oh, the deliciousness of a Pillsbury biscuits and the many yummy things you can stuff or roll into one; Apples and Brie, Pepperoni and Cheese, Buffalo Chicken dip, the list is endless. Tonight is Ham and Cheese for us since we have leftover ham from Easter (check out my Instant Pot Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham)….

Queso Fundido

This dip definitely hits the spot with it’s ooey gooeyness. It has heat, creaminess and crispy bits of chorizo on top; making it a delicious afternoon/party treat. Yesterday we joined my brother, who’s a professional chef, for a maple beer boil and I needed to bring my game ๐Ÿ˜‰. Since sausage and beer are a…

French 75

It’s Friday and cocktail time! A French 75 is one of my favorites โค๏ธ. The cocktail is made with gin, champagne, lemon juice, simple syrup and garnished with a lemon twist. I love ๐Ÿ‹forward cocktails and this drink offers smooth, bitter and sweet notes; making it very drinkable! According to wiki, the history of the…

Pineapple Vacation

After visiting Cinco De Mayo last night, I started missing the winter “spring-break” we’ve been known to take.  There’s nothing like escaping the cold in the tropics in the midst of cold weather โ„๏ธ and while spring is in the air, it still feels too far away. I decided on this afternoon cocktail because we…

Pimento Cheese Spread

I’ve got you covered for TGIF! Friday nights are the time for tasty “treats” and bites in our household, something super easy after a week of planned meals and work. Tonight’s recipe is Pimento Cheese which is a favorite! Pimento cheese has become mainstream in restaurants and you’ll find it as a starter or “small…

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…

Adult Milkshakes

Bailey’s and coffee is a match made in heaven โค๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿจ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿพ David and I โค๏ธ 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…