Roasted Salsa Recipe

Everybody loves salsa and there are so many different varieties out there.  For most backyard cook outs or even a picnic, I love to bring along my favorite salsa.  The best thing about this recipe is it can be tweaked to suit … [Read more...]

“The Big Game” Party Appetizers

Super Bowl Party Appetizers - Drunken Shrimp with Sriracha Cocktail Sauce

Greetings Everyone: This month's newsletter is all about making some delicious party appetizers for your "BLOWOUT" party! As The Big Game is fast approaching, I can't wait to start planning the dishes! Gotta have chips and … [Read more...]

Game Day Pulled Pork Sliders on Honey Wheat Rolls

Game Day Pulled Pork Sliders on Honey Wheat Rolls

Being from Texas I was raised on football and I absolutely love watching the games. One of the things I enjoy the most about them is all the mix and match appetizers we snack on while watching the games. These pulled pork sliders … [Read more...]

Grilled Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

wings plated

Food brings people together! And what better time to celebrate than with our Independence Day 4th of July backyard barbecue? These sweet and spicy grilled chicken wings are the perfect grilling food. Nothing can compare to a … [Read more...]

Beer Braised Short Rib Gorditas w/Smokey Refried Black Beans

beer braised short rib gorditas

These little beer braised short rib gorditas with smokey refried black beans are the perfect appetizer for a mexican dinner party! They are easy to pick up with one hand and the pocket holds all that deliciously tender rib meat … [Read more...]

Beer Battered Shrimp

basil wrapped fried shrimp

An appetizer is finger food served before the meal to whet the appetite. These deliciously crunchy beer battered shrimp do just that and more! They are so addictive, I could eat a whole plate of them for a main entree and want … [Read more...]

Basil Flatbread Crackers

basil flatbread crackers

These wonderful basil flatbread crackers are the perfect recipe to make when your basil is overflowing (like mine is) in your garden! They are light and crispy and make the most delicious snacks, yet elegant enough to serve as an … [Read more...]

Caramel Popcorn

caramel popcorn

GO TEAM GO!!!! FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE AND IT'S TIME TO START MAKING THE SNACKS! This delicious caramel popcorn is a party pleaser and will be gobbled up in no time. So get out your popcorn popper and make some for the … [Read more...]

Favorite Gourmet Sauces

favorite gourmet sauces - chocolate spice cake

As you grow as a gourmet cook, you will find yourself developing a list of your favorite gourmet sauces. Every now and then we all run across or invent a sauce that turns out be especially yummy and versatile. These will become a … [Read more...]