Category Snackage

Basil Mango Bruschetta

A fun and simple recipe that I picked up at my knife skills class. This came with the section where we learned how to cut a mango. Take a little off the top and bottom so that it will sit level on the cutting board top to bottom. Then take your knife at the top […]

Brown Sugar Bacon

I kick off my first post in a while with an entry from Paula Deen. Instead of butter we’re worshiping at the altar of Paula’s other favorite ingredient…bacon. What I like the most about this recipe is the chili powder. A touch of salt with a wallop. I can’t wait to pop this into the […]

Spiced Coffee

The recipe below is for those days where you might want the flavor of a latte or mocha without all of the heavy milk or cream. It also works well if you have some plain robust beans that are unflavored and you are in the mood for some flavored coffee.  Be careful as the chocolate […]

Avocado Fries

This one reminds me of one trip out for sushi. I was surprised to get an avocado slice in with my usual tempura order. Ingredients 1 avocado, sliced into ¼ inch slices ½ cup milk ½ cup flour 1 egg, beaten Canola oil, for frying   Lime Sriracha Mayo ½ cup mayonnaise Juice from ½ […]

Cheese Straws

These have been around for a long time. But it seems that the internet and foodies are starting to rediscover them. This recipe from the fine folks at the Splendid Table doesn’t disappoint. Ingredients 1 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste […]

Make your own Nutella?

I rely on the New York Times for in-depth reporting…and instructions on how to make your own Nutella. This is what real journalism is all about my friends.  The recipe is surprisingly simple and allows room for interpretation and improvisation. Take out the hazelnuts and add some peanuts or peanut butter?  How about some fruity […]

Root Beer Bundt Cake

Who can argue with a recipe where you bake a cake and serve it with ice cream and it tastes like a root beer float? Ingredients Cake 2 cups root beer (do not use diet root beer) 1 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 1/4 […]

Ham and Cheddar Pretzel Bites

So I’m making a pretzel stuffed with ham and cheese? What a magical idea. Can you do the same thing with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese? Time to experiment. This was part of a post from the good folks at the James Beard Foundation for Super Bowl food ideas. Makes about 36 “bites” Ingredients 1/4 cup of […]

Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

Are you ready for some football? If these don’t say Super Bowl food I don’t know what does. Check the original poster’s blog for some great pics to help you figure out how to assemble. This makes about 10 skins. Ingredients 1 large chicken breast, cut into 1/4 inch pieces 2 tablespoons butter salt, pepper […]

White Pizza Dip

I found this recipe on a website for cooks cooking for 50 or more people. So I had to down convert it for a serving for 12 people. I think I got it right. I did post a link to the original recipe below if for some reason you want to invite 60 people over […]