Recipes

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 […]

Traditional Shepherd's Pie

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie is such a classic comfort food. Saucy minced lamb and veggies covered with a blanket of buttery mashed potatoes. How come we’re only eating this in March?? I made this Traditional Shepherd’s Pie with freshly minced lamb because we’re a little ‘extra’ around here at Eat Up! […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cauliflower Chowder

Cauliflower Chowder

This Gluten Free Vegan Cauliflower Chowder is so good you won’t believe how healthy it is! Last week I published a Seafood Chowder recipe which was loaded with scallops, cod, shrimp, a base of vegetables cooked in bacon fat, and used crackers and cream to thicken the soup. This recipe […]

Seafood Chowder

Seafood Chowder

This Seafood Chowder is fairly traditional and super delicious. It’s loaded with shrimp, scallop, and cod and thickened with crackers instead of flour. If you’re looking for prime-cold-weather soup, here’s a great Chowder to keep you warm! A foundation of flavor. Great soups are made with one common, under-appreciated ingredient […]

Orange Almond Cookies

Orange Almond Cookies

These gluten free Orange Almond Cookies are made with Almond Flour, Almond Paste, Butter, Sugar, Orange Zest, Salt, and Baking Powder. They’re topped with Almond Slices and drizzled with an Orange Sugar Glaze. This delicious recipe for Orange Almond Cookies is pretty straight forward and can be use as the […]

Homemade Vegetable Stock

Homemade Vegetable Stock

Homemade Vegetable Stock is insanely better than store bought and incredibly good for you. You could use scraps leftover from other recipes but I think it’s best with fresh vegetables. I have a nice vegetable winter soup recipe coming up that requires vegetable stock. I’ve tried so many different packaged […]

Allspice Dram

Allspice Dram

Allspice Dram is a rum-based liqueur infused with allspice and blended with simple syrup. It’s lovely to drink on it’s own but it’s especially good for making tiki cocktails and winter weather adult beverages. I first made allspice dram for a Christmas cocktail party I was hosting back in 2014. […]