Have you been watching the playoffs lately? I have to confess that I am not the hugest of football fans, and with all the drama around my hometown team wanting to move if we don’t build them a new stadium, I am sort of just kind of over it. But one thing I do love, are the appetizers that go along with watching the game! You know me, I love to party plan, and I love to create delicious things that are easy to make and easy to share.Continue Reading
So maybe you’ve noticed, but the holidays are here. And since the holidays are here, I bet you’re going to be getting invited to a lot of parties, or at the very least, hosting some of your own. I don’t know about you, but most holiday parties I go to are potluck, which means you’re on the hook for bringing something and that can getting pretty time consuming and expensive if you’re popular – and I know you are!Continue Reading
Happy Monday Lovelies! I am going to tell you a story today about the most delicious snack I ever made to brighten your day a bit…
It was a few years ago, before marriage and kids and I was in LA having dinner with my good friend, Melissa. We went to this little gourmet cheese shop and ate the most crazy delicious grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever had. We walked around the shop after dinner and checked out all the fun snacks and libations they had to offer and I saw something; Bacon Caramel Corn.Continue Reading
Jalapeno poppers are like one of the greatest things ever, I am serious. Something about melty cheese, smoky bacon and spicy jalapeno peppers just does it for me. Around here I am always trying to come up with new dishes to try – and as I’ve mentioned before, my husband is very picky. Using similar ingredients in new ways helps me create things I KNOW he will love before he even has a chance to taste it – thus saving me time and keeping wasted food to a minimum. So I decided to try something new and create a Jalapeno Popper Chicken Roulade – with all the familiar flavors of a popper, rolled up into a chicken breast, lightly pan fried, and finished in the oven!Continue Reading
It’s AVOCADO season here in California, which means the stores are stocked to the brim with fresh, ripe, creamy California Avocados for next to nothing. I mean, sure we have avocado year round, but now is the time when you can get them for like 50 cents each, which is pretty dang cheap and begs to answer the question “What are you going to make today?”. Usually my go to is guacamole, or a turkey sandwich piled high, but I wanted something a little more sinful for my avocado craving and so I went with with California Chili Fries!Continue Reading
April is National Grilled Cheese Month! Didja know? I have been meaning to do a Grilled Cheese Week here on the blog for awhile now, and well, April seemed like the best time to do it! But the thing is, April has been SO BUSY here on the blog, and it’s really thriving and keeps me super swamped with projects and collaborations and lots of fun things – so I haven’t had a ton of time to really get “Grilled Cheese Week” up and running until now. Just in the nick of time! Continue Reading
I’ve decided that I am going to do a feature (every now and then, don’t hold me to it each week) called 5 Ingredient Friday! To help make dinner a little easier, I present, for the first 5 Ingredient Friday, Rigatoni with Bacon, Parmesan and Leeks.
The March Issue of FOOD Magazine was calling our name before we even saw the cover. My sisters boyfriend got it for us as a “gift” because after 5 years, he knows us pretty well. It was dubbed “The Bacon Issue” and featured over 108 recipes featuring bacon of some sort.
Of course I knew that I was going to have to make something right away. The cover photo looked fantastic and so it won.
This is such an easy and light dish, it’s great as a side dish, or even as a light main course. Charlie said it needed more meat and recommended adding chicken next time. I liked it on it’s own. If you need more protein, by all means, add some chicken.
This post was originally posted in June of 2012, on my Food Blog Epicuriosity Killed my Waistline.
So I’m sitting here blogging, and Charlie asks me what I’m going to write about. It goes a little something like this…
Charlie: What are you going to blog about?
Charlie: The really delicious ones?
Charlie: Those were delicious.
I love love love caramelized onions on pretty much anything. Bratwurst, hotdogs, sandwiches and especially burgers.
Nothing is more decadent and succulent as a big scoop of delicious creamy gooey onions on top of a juicy burger.
Except when there’s bacon in it… cuz let’s face it, bacon makes everything better!
Until the age of about 25 I swore up and down that I didn’t like jalapeno poppers.