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…

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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…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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…

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. Biscuit recipes are easy peasy, just stuff, pinch and bake, my…

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…

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. Tasty and BuzzFeed videos tend to be my inspiration…