Sunday, 24 January 2016

Football Food Wrap up! Or the Superbowl of food!





Are you ready for Super Bowl? 
 


The Super Bowl is nearly here! Have you done much of anything to prepare a menu? Food is every bit as important to the Super Bowl experience as the commercials and the halftime show, so I've got you covered with some simple, straightforward dishes that will please you and your guests.

My "Slider Bar Ideas"  are one of my favorites!Slider Bar just screams fun!! Slider's can be mini hamburgers, pulled pork, portabello mushroom or mini chicken. A "Baked Potato Bar" is a easy fun idea, everyone loves baked potatoes.



 I will be serving these Mini Taco bites at my football party! Almost everyone likes taco's and these are so easy, the shell is made with wonton wrappers found at your grocery, put into a mini muffin pan and baked! No extra calories here! Use ground beef, turkey or chicken. I highly suggest these little bites of yumminess!




 Our party goers really enjoyed these little treats that taste a lot like a rolled up pizza. With crispy pepperoni and you can add mozzarella, cheddar and/or Parmesan cheeses, what's not to love? Easy and very little time involved Pepperoni Pinwheels are a little bite of YUM YUM YUMINESS!!



 How about a Old Fashioned Beef Stew for a cold day watching football? this has all the flavor and this is made in the slow cooker!





Pork and Black Eyed Pea Chili  is one of my favorites! Pair either chili with-




A perfect complement to any soup, stew or chili....these Cheddar Bay Biscuits are over the top delicious! 

 
These are for serious cookie connoisseurs!  This Extreme Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is from Saveur magazine. They're absolutely over the top delicious!! And they were one of Saveur's top 150 recipes. I can't say it enough...these are the best! The technique is really what makes them over and above the BEST!



The lore behind this recipe is that is has led to at least two marriage proposals. This is a over the top delicious brownie and I think a perfect finish to your Superbowl meal! Proposal Brownies is sure to bring big smiles whether your team won or took second place!!

Hope you have a happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone!



Friday, 22 January 2016

Cheesy Chili Dip



NEVER would believe that I would post anything made with Velveeta. However, this is really good, and when I have made this....it disappears quickly! And using three ingredients and a microwave, this couldn't be easier to whip up for any informal occasion. With Super Bowl around the corner I thought this is the perfect time to post.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

How to pack "Salad in a Jar"



                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo by Kyle Jacobson







Sunday, 27 December 2015

Champagne Custard Shooters!





 


 I love champagne and if you follow my blog or Facebook page....you know that! So when New Year is about to explode with fireworks, I'm pulling a few bottles of Champagne out of the cellar and popping the cork! And.....I go one step further I'm combining my favorite bubbly with my other favorite...... "dessert"!!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Chicken Tenders with Champagne sauce!



This delicious dish can be prepared in about 30 minutes and can be made ahead and reheated! The champagne sauce is so flavorful and presentation so beautiful, makes this a perfect dish for a small dinner party,

The cream sauce is seriously out of this world, so tangy with a hint of champagne flavor that melts in your mouth....AMAZING!! Coupled with the browned up bits from searing the chicken, this sauce is EPIC!! I may try it next time with angel hair pasta!



Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Chocolate Almond Torte




On Christmas Eve or Christmas day, this is perfect— a flourless, chocolate-almond torte for dessert. I can tell you everyone went silent at the table, when I served this delicious dessert and the silence was followed by......is there any left? Can I have another slice?


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

John Howie Five Cheese Twice Baked Potato




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