Scouring the stacks and stacks of mags and books that decorate my shelves and floors for Christmas/holiday recipes, I came across a vintage gem that was added to the “to-make” list, immediately.
From a Better Homes & Gardens from 1992 had an add for Hidden Valley Sausage Stars, I followed up this discovery with a Pinterest search and saw that this recipe has been a staple in many homes for years.
Oddly enough, I rarely if ever saw deviations from the original. I could have taken this as a sign to not mess with perfection… but when have I ever done that?
With slightly over a week left until the Big Dance, you’ve undoubtedly been scouring Pinterest, food blogs, mags, and the like – in search of the perfect dips, wings, drinks, spreads, sandwiches, and other glutinous goodies.
In your search – let me point you in the direction of today’s dip – that unbelievably doesn’t contain cheese or bacon – but get this… real live veggies!
As those of you who link up with me on Facebook know, I’ve recently been contemplating the fate of this here blog. Recent weeks, chats, and further thought have brought me no closer to knowing if this is the end… or not. But this I do know, if I’m going out, if this is where our journey ends, it ends with two of my favorite things… Food & Football!
So join me as we spend the next two weeks in 14 football foodie recipes, designed to tickle the taste buds of your Super Bowl watching pals. And if football isn’t for you, if you have no intention of watching the big game, no worries, these recipes stand on their own, are delicious, and perfect for your entertaining needs.
Now, on to the eats.
Things to grab on the way home from work today. Sake. Shrimp. Ginger. A brown bag to hyperventilate in… I mean come… It’s almost 2014! What?!
If we’re gonna freak out, we might as well do it with delicious food in our bellies. Enter, some sassy shrimp.
Resolution #35: Will try new things.
Why wait till after the First to get a jump on those pesky resolutions? Start now! Start with this.
Christmas is over, and I’d say it’s no time to get soft, except that’s kinda the name of the game this time of year.
How bout, “It’s no time to slow down.” At least in the kitchen.
Enter – my mini collection of 3 recipes perfect for you New Year’s Eve table. A cocktail, blinis, and goat cheese truffles.
Decadence – unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence. Yeah, that’s this.
One truffle is all you’ll need to send you into bliss, but no one will judge for indulging in several more.
Ronald Weasley. Jessica Rabbit. Carrot Top. Tori. Beer. Conan.
Just a handful of the things that the word “ginger” brings to mind.
A request for ginger snaps sent me on a Google quest for the perfect recipe. I love molasses and I love ginger, so when I stumbled upon this recipe that took both of these guys seriously, I knew I’d found the ONE.
We’re going to take this nice and slow. Nobody gets hurt… not on my watch!
With the shopping, the decorating, the hustle, the bustle, the cooking, the baking, the go, go, go… it’s easy to go nuts, it’s easy to land yourself in the Emergency Room with a bagel cutting knife injury, or overdose on flour ingestion. Not this year!
And so begins it. Three ingredients. Minimal prep. Minimal cook time. Ultimate delight.
Booze and cookies. No. Strike that. Let’s try again.
Cookies and booze. Ah yes, much better.
Welcome friends, to the two-week, pre-Christmas, cocktail/cookie extravaganza!