Game Day

Roasted Chicken Enchiladas

January 31, 2015

These enchiladas are a game day favorite in my house. Make them ahead and pop them in the oven when your guests arrive.

Jalapeño Cornbread

January 30, 2015

I just made a big pot of chili and decided to make cornbread to go with it. I had a few Jalapeño peppers staring me in the face and thought it might be a good idea to dice one up and make Jalapeño cornbread. The result was fabulous.

Chili Pita Chips

January 29, 2015

These pita chips are super easy to make. Serve them with hummus, salsa or avocado dip. They’re much better for you than potato chip and everyone will be impressed that you made them yourself.

Creamy Dill Dip

January 27, 2015

Chunks of hearty bread are wonderful with this cool and creamy party dip. Vegetables also make delicious dippers. Try an assortment such as cherry tomatoes, whole mushrooms, carrot and celery sticks, broccoli and cauliflower florets, and zucchini slices. This dip also goes well with grilled shrimp. Dip may be stored in a covered container refrigerated for up to 2 weeks, which makes a perfect “make ahead” dish.

Saucy Pork Ribs

January 26, 2015

The Super Bowl is almost here. If you’re looking for easy dishes to serve then think about making my Saucy Pork Ribs. They’re also great for weeknight or weekend dinners as well. You could make these in a slow cooker if you wanted to.

Seven Layer Bars

January 25, 2015

Seven layer bars, also called Magic Bars, are a perfect “one pan” quickie dessert for home or if you’re taking a dessert to a party. You’ll wonder why you didn’t make these little gems before. Just remember to let them cool completely so that they don’t fall apart on you when you cut them.

Garlic Drumettes

January 17, 2015

I love wings and drumettes. Here is an easy weekend recipe that I think you’ll like. Remember that if the skillet gets crowded, brown the chicken in batches.  

Game Day Chili

January 10, 2015

It’s cold outside and the perfect time to make a batch of Game Day Chili whether you’re watching sports or not. During winter months I like having a pot of chili on the stove for easy and satisfying meals.  

Honey Boo Boo Pork Ribs

February 3, 2013

Honey Boo Boo Pork Ribs

Make sure that you take your Lipitor today because The Super Bowl screams out “eat ribs!”  I love ribs anytime, but I just can’t resist a great rib dish on the biggest game day of the year.

INGREDIENTS

2 Pound Rack of Baby Back Pork Ribs

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt

2 Teaspoons Freshly Ground Pepper

1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika

1 Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin

1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

1 Cup Malt Vinegar

1 Cup Honey

1 Tablespoon Hot Pepper Sauce

Preheat your oven to 350º F.  In a medium size bowl combine all of the ingredients except for the ribs.  Set aside.  In a large skillet place the olive oil and sear the ribs over a medium-high heat for 5 minutes per side.  Remove from the heat.  On the bottom on a glass baking dish smear some of the sauce.  Place the ribs into the baking dish and pour the rest of the sauce over the ribs.  Bake covered for 1 hour.  Remove the lid and bake for 45 more minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.  Transfer to a serving platter and serve warm.  Serves 4

Naughty Naughty Nacho Bake

February 3, 2013

Naughty Naughty Nacho Bake

My Naughty Naughty Nacho Bake is easy and will be a big game day hit as well as a good weeknight meal. 

INGREDIENTS

1 Pound Ground Sirloin

14 1/2 Ounces Undrained Diced Tomatoes

1/4 Cup Water

1 Tablespoon Chili Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

3/4 Cup Sour Cream

7 Cups Tortilla Chips

1 1/2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1/2 Cup Sliced Olives

1 Sliced Scallion

 

Preheat your oven to 350º F.  In a large skillet brown the ground sirloin over a medium heat.  I like to use sirloin because it is a bit leaner.  Remove the meat and drain the fat off and then return to the skillet.  Add the tomatoes, water, chili powder, cumin and kosher salt.  Cook for 15 minutes over a medium-low heat and stir occasionally.  Stir in 1/4 cup of the sour cream. Remove from the heat. In a large glass baking dish (13×9 inches) place half of the tortilla chips.  Layer with half of the meat mixture, shredded cheese and olives.  Repeat until you have used up all of the ingredients ending with the cheese and olives.  Bake for25 minutes.  Remove from the oven and top with the scallions and remaining sour cream.  Serve warm.  Serves 4

Latest Recipes

Peppermint Marshmallows

Peppermint Marshmallows

Christmas Tree Meringues

Christmas Tree Meringues

Standing Rib Roast With Jus

Standing Rib Roast With Jus

Lighter Pasta Alfredo

Lighter Pasta Alfredo

Sheet Pan Eggnog Pancakes

Sheet Pan Eggnog Pancakes