Snacks

Quick & Easy Hummus Recipe

Quick and Easy Hummus Recipe

This quick and easy, better-than-store-bought hummus recipe takes under 15 minutes using canned chickpeas. Use it as a base to develop a hummus all your own! There’s no one way to make Hummus but this is the base I start with when I make it from scratch. I’ll sometimes add […]

Potato Croquettes

Potato Croquettes

These Potato Croquettes are essentially breaded and deep-fried mashed potatoes; like fancy, adult tatter tots! Serve these as snacks with a mustard sauce or as sides with a meat and gravy dish. You can find Croquettes all around the world filled with a variety of different ingredients. Some are made […]

Antipasto Skewers

Anitpasto Skewers

Antipasto Skewers are a fun way to switch up the classic Antipasto Platter. They’re great for parties as grab-and-gos or they could be arranged in other creative ways – like sticking out of a head of lettuce. Nothing stirs up my inner-Italian-American like a fine antipasto platter. Olives, Mozzarella, Salami, […]

Crudités

Crudités

Admit it, Crudités is just a delivery method for Ranch Dressing. But that doesn’t mean it has to suck! Check out my recipes for Ranch Dressing and Green Goddess Dip. This post is less of a ‘recipe’ than it is a plea to buy real food. A handmade crudités platter […]

Beer-Honey Roasted Chickpeas

Beer-Honey Roasted Chickpeas

These Beer-Honey Roasted Chickpeas are a simple snack to keep on hand for your next game night. They take about 45 minutes and would be a great alternative for anyone allergic to peanuts. I’ve flavored them with Beer-Honey, Paprika, Smoked Paprika, and Cumin but you can spice them any way […]

Chorizo Nachos

Chorizo Nachos

Do you really need a recipe for Chorizo Nachos? Prob not. How about making your own Nacho Cheese?? Read on for the cheesy deets and other helpful Nacho Assembly Tips (N.A.T.s). Tortilla Chips There are three types of chips you can use for Nachos. (1) The store bought, ready to […]

Toppings for Oysters

Toppings for Oysters

Raw Oysters are so great all on their own but sometimes a little extra kick isn’t uncalled for. Try some of these Toppings for Oysters the next time you pick up a few dozen for a shuckin’ party! This past week Riverwards Produce in Fishtown Philadelphia hooked up with Brigantine […]

Pierogi

Pierogi

These pan fried potato, onion, and cheese Pierogi are one of the most satisfying recipes I’ve made recently. They’re great to have on the coffee table to snack on during the game. If you’re unsure about folding your own Pierogi check the video included in this post. I certainly have […]

Slow Roasted Garlic Wings

Slow Roasted Garlic Wings with Lemon, Honey, and Thyme

These Slow Roasted Garlic Wings with a Lemon, Honey, and Thyme Sauce might not be for everyone but I love them. Instead of game day fire mouth buffalo wings, these little guys are like mini bites of Whole Roasted Chicken. Fair warning right up front – this is a four […]

Hummus

Hummus

I’m here to tell you that if you’re going to make Hummus at home you MUST remove the skins. I was a doubter at first, and also very lazy. But I’ve done it folks. I’ve done it the hard way and I can tell you it’s worth the effort. I’ve […]

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip has all the things a healthy young sports fanatic needs to go with their beer – Bacon, Burger, and Cheese. For extra yardage, make your own Fritos at home with just two ingredients! Today we have an American football classic. A coffee table hors’derve needed every Sunday […]

Homemade Fritos

Homemade Fritos

Homemade Fritos may be one of the easiest snack foods to make at home. All you need is Masa, Water, Corn Oil, and Salt. I found a handful of recipes online for homemade Fritos that had varying ingredients. One of the more popular ones even has egg whites. Then I […]

French Onion Yougurt Dip

French Onion Yougurt Dip

It’s football season!! I just threw together this quick French Onion Yogurt Dip for something to serve at your football party this weekend. It’s practically health food! Okay, health food is a stretch unless you’re using 0% fat yogurt. Sour cream has less calories and fat than whole greek yogurt […]

Roast Tomato, Garlic, and White Bean Spread

Roast Tomato, Garlic, and White Bean Spread

Here’s an easy Roast Tomato, Garlic, and White Bean Spread to make use of any left over in-season tomatoes you may have picked up this summer. Trust me, there’s no way around it, dried beans are better than canned! I generally try to use the freshest in-season ingredients whenever possible. […]