Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sweet Sriracha-Glazed Pork Skewers

I know it's officially fall, today actually, but those temps are still warm and it's optimum grilling weather.  Along with the weather still being perfect for firing up the grill, we're right in the heart of tailgate season.  Which is another reason I am so very excited to share this truly amazing recipe for sweet sriracha glazed pork skewers.

I was literally stopped in my tracks when I came across this recipe on Pink-Parsley.  The name alone made me pause, then I saw the pictures of those colorful, grilled skewers of juicy, glazed pork.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Meatball Sub Skewers

One of Spencer's favorite sandwiches is a meatball sub.  3 very simple ingredients piled on a bun makes him oh-so-happy.  Anytime I make meatballs for spaghetti he always requests I make extra to ensure we can put subs on the menu that week.  Which works for me, I can knock 2 meals out with one stone!

So when I was asking him what some of his favorite game day foods were we started chatting and he mentioned something about the infamous meatball sub.  But when you think of game eats, a big sub with a healthy dose of marinara isn't really ideal for a tailgate when you're standing around and holding a plate.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

S'mores Brownie Bites

It's no news to any of you that have been reading the blog for any amount of time that I have a long running obsession love of s'mores.  A slightly sweet, crunchy graham cracker topped with chocolate, a gooey, fire roasted marshmallow and another delicious graham cracker.  I mean, what's not to love?
While s'more in their classic form are probably, by far my favorite I do love making s'mores inspired creations in the comfort of my kitchen.  Dreaming up different s'more concoctions never gets old.

Now I've made s'mores brownies in the past; a graham cracker crust, layer of brownies and topped with marshmallows.  Those were good and were a huge hit, but I'd have to say those have nothing on these bites.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fire Crackers

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Some of the best things in life are the simple things.  The little things.  But these simple things are the things that make us happy most of the time.

These little crackers are so simple.  So easy to make and so dad-gum good.  These little crackers make my mouth happy.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Italian Skewers

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Cheese boards and antipasto plates are delicious and easy appetizers that can be assembled in no time.  Making it perfect for unexpected guests or a quick snack to hold you over until the next meal. 

Sometimes, however, a big board of cheese, crackers and meat just really isn't in the equation.  But, layering those ingredients on a skewer and making them an easy to grab snack that only requires one hand is perfection. 

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Grilled Corn and Chile Dip

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This summer has been a summer of outdoor cooking for us.  We've used the smoker and smoked I don't know how many times and we've also fired up the grill more times than I can count.  I've grilled the norm; steaks, burgers, brats, and dogs.  I've also ventured out to the garden snatched up some peppers and tomatoes and thrown those on the grill to make some pretty awesome dips and sauces.

Like with roasting, broiling and baking; grilling vegetables adds a whole other depth of flavor to a dish.  It takes those delicious, refreshing veggies and really enhances the flavor.  Which is the case with this dip.

The dip.  Um, where do I start?
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

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The Hawaiian chicken sandwich from Back Yard Burger was one of my favorite sandwiches ever.  There's not a lot to it; a sweet and salty marinated grilled chicken breast, cheese, pineapple and a leaf of lettuce.  That's it.  But it's soooo stinkin' good. 

Every single time I went to Back Yard I'd get that sandwich.  Kind of ironic since it's a burger place and I think I may have gotten a burger once or twice the whole time it was open.  Anywho; I loved this sandwich but I didn't love the dent it put in my wallet.  It was pricy.  So, I didn't have my beloved chicken sandwich nearly as much as I'd like.  But every time I did drive thru, it was guaranteed I would get that delicious chicken sandwich.
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