My hope is to inspire you to get in the kitchen and have an adventure. Make something you have never tried before.  Push yourself to make something you have always been intimidated to make but most importantly to have fun and make memories!


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Spicy Whiskey BBQ Burger Sliders

 

There is a slight nip in the air which means one thing…well, maybe two thing:)  1. Fall is just around the corner.  2. FOOTBALL season is here!!  What I love most about football season is the gathering and eating.  Even if you are rooting for opposite teams every one is eating, laughing, and having a great time!  When we host a football party I always make sure everything is as close to bite-size as I can get it.  These spicy little burger bites are easy to make and so delicious!  Now, let’s watch some football!

PS – I will be making these delicious bites this Friday at the Nashville Home Show.  I hope to see you there!  If you still need to purchase tickets you can use the code: CHEF and receive a $3 discount!

chicken sausage and broccoli orecchiette & a GIVEAWAY

 

There is a whole lot of stuff going on around here.  First, I have been asked to do not one…but TWO cooking demonstrations at this year’s Nashville Home Show.  Cooking demos are always so much fun for me, I really enjoy teaching people to cook a dish!  The reps at the Nashville Home Show were kind enough to supply me with a few sets of VIP Passes to the show!  I will be giving away two of the passes to One lucky winner through this post (details below).

everything snack mix

 

This snack mix is…well, everything!  I made this for our family game night not too long ago, and it has been a hit ever since.  I love the wasabi peas it adds a little kick.  Our all-time favorite snack mix is this Original Chex Mix – with a kick.  I make it several time a year and I usually make a double batch for the holiday’s when we have a house full of guests.  This one is a great alternative and is really different than the traditional.  

everything snack mix
Yields 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups honey nut cereal, such as Chex
  2. 2 cups salted pretzel sticks, hollows, or squares
  3. 2 cups grooved Cheddar crackers, such as Cheeze-it

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Spicy Cole Slaw

 

This sandwich is pretty much everything!  For years, Gabe and I have talked about smoking a pork butt.  Finally, we did it!  I bought this cookbook for Gabe a few years ago, and it has great tutorials and recipes for all types of barbecue.  I knew this book would come in handy for this particular dish.  This process is a bit long, but oh so worth it!  Plus, almost all of the time involved in unattended.  We used a grill similar to the Big Green Egg, but there are many other ways to smoke meat without a grill.  The newest rage in smoke cooking is doing it indoors.  Indoor smoking delivers some of the same complexity and aromas that you’d produce on a grill. The method below is from Cook’s Illustrated.

1. Place 7-inch square of heavy-duty aluminum foil on bottom of large Dutch oven (not nonstick) with tight-fitting lid. Sprinkle ¼ cup unsoaked wood chips on foil.

Girls Trip to NYC

 

 

While I am working on some tasty recipes for future posts, I thought this would be a good time to share my trip to NYC.  

I have been to New York City before, but it has been about 15 years (gasp) since my last trip.  The first time I visited NYC, it was love at first sight.  I could not get enough of this city – it is absolutely magical.  On my first two trips, I was more of a tourist.  I had to ask people directions, wasn’t sure how to hail a cab, and maybe got a little lost.  This trip was a totally different experience.  I went with my friend, Kristin, who actually lived in the city for a few years, so it was like I had my own personal guide to show me how to be a real New Yorker.    Blah..blah..blah..enough of the back story.  Here are some fun and exciting things we did:

Peach Sangria Popsicles

 

It’s popsicle season ya’ll.  Popsicles are one of the cheapest and easiest desserts to make.  Did I mention the variations are practically endless?  I am starting this season off with an adult popsicle.  These peach sangria popsicles are a perfect way to beat the heat.  

 

Peach Sangria Popsicles
Yields 10
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 ripe peaches
  2. 3/4 cups raspberries
  3. 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  4. 1 cup plus 1 tbsp. white wine, divided
  5. 3 tbsp. peach schnapps
Instructions
  1. Pit and thinly slice one peach. Add to a bowl with the raspberries, sugar, and 1 tbsp. of wine. stir gentle to combine. Let stand for 20 minutes.
  2. Peel, pit, and coarsely chop the remaining 2 peaches. Combine in a food processor or blender with the remaining one cup of wine and peach schnapps. Puree until smooth
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