Game Day

Bite size, game day, comfort food. Not always healthy but certainly delicious and maybe even fun to make!

Potato Croquettes

Potato Croquettes

These Potato Croquettes are essentially breaded and deep-fried mashed potatoes; like fancy adult versions of 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 […]

Baked KC BBQ Ribs

Baked Kansas City Ribs

These Sweet and Tangy Oven-Baked Kansas City Style BBQ Ribs are made with homemade KC BBQ Sauce and KC BBQ Dry Rub. Not only are they great for watching The Kansas City Chiefs in the Superbowl, they’re great any time of year! Who says you can’t make great ribs in […]

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, […]

Kansas City BBQ Sauce

Kansas City Style Barbecue Sauce

Kansas City Style Barbecue Sauce is sweet, a little spicy, and a little tangy. It’s just what you think of when you think BBQ Sauce. You can buy the stuff at the store or you can make and tweak your own! Barbecue Sauce is one of those things I’ve always […]

Kansas City Dry Rub

Kansas City Dry Rub

Kansas City Style Dry Rub is critical for Kansas City Style Ribs! This sweet and slightly spicy rub is a simple but effective recipe using ingredients you already have. Use this dry rub for your Kansas City Style Ribs and Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce. Combine all the ingredients in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing

Is there anything that needs to be said about Ranch Dressing? It turns out there are a couple interesting facts. First of all, I’ll be the first to poo poo this gloop for negating all the vitamins in your salad and crudités. This 2005 quote from Slate says it well, “the […]

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 […]