Hearty Beef Chili

Hearty Beef Chili This hearty beef chili is packed with flavor from roasted chilis and seasoned beef. It’s a perfect choice for an all-day slow-cook on cold or rainy days. This recipe also makes entertaining easy. Make a pot the day before your gathering and reheat before your guests arrive. Alter your chili, soup, and […]

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms These sausage-stuffed mushrooms are a crowd-pleaser. They are mouth-watering, delicious yet quick, and easy to pull together. Make plenty, serve them hot, and watch them disappear fast. I make these repeatedly, and guests share, “I don’t even like mushrooms, and I love these”!  You’ll get a welcomed kick from the herb and […]

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Sausage stuffed mushrooms on a round natural tone serving plate with thyme sprigs as garnish. There is an appetizer fork and a green cloth napkin in the foreground.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage This homemade breakfast sausage is quick and convenient to make.   The flavor is pure and flavorful, with no fillers or chemical additives. Shape the sausage in a patty, top it with egg and cheese, and layer it between English Muffins halves for a show-stopping homemade breakfast sandwich. Or, instead, brown the sausage […]

Homemade Brat Burgers

Homemade brat pattie on a brioche bun with ketchup and course ground mustard. There are potato chips, pickles and greens as garnish on a white square plate.

Homemade Brat Burgers These homemade brat burgers are the real thing. Add spices to ground pork, form into patties, and serve brats to your humans any time of the year!   Make them into specialty “brats” by adding your favorite ingredients like jalapenos and cheddar. It’s easy to transform this recipe into party and game day […]

Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Smoked Meatballs

Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Smoked Meatballs These cheesy bacon jalapeno smoked meatballs will be the hit of your party.  Each bite is loaded with flavor that will make your taste buds sing.  Make a big batch as these disappear quickly. Take these to the next level by pairing them with pasta for the Ultimate Party Spaghetti […]

Ultimate Party Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ultimate party jalapeno smoked meatballs set on spaghetti in a square white appetizer bowl.

Ultimate Party Spaghetti and Meatballs These ultimate party spaghetti and meatballs will become your new favorite party food. Each bite is loaded with layers of mouth-watering flavor and texture. And the show’s stars are double-smoked bacon and creamy Wisconsin cheddar cheese. First, the pasta is mixed with a creamy cheese sauce (think mac and cheese).  […]

Crab and Shrimp Sushi Stacks

Crab and shrimp sushi stacks on a square white glossy serving plate with wasabi sauce plated in dots across the front edge.

Crab and Shrimp Sushi Stacks These Crab and Shrimp Sushi Stacks are easy to make and impressive to serve. The bonus is that they are delicious and nutritious! They are layered with rice that has a tang from rice wine vinegar, an avocado and veggie mix, and then topped with lumps of crab and shrimp […]

Carne Asada Tacos Vampiro-Style

Carne asada tacos vampiro-style lined up on a rectangular white serving plate wit sliced lime, charred jalapeno, radishes and shallots as garnish.

Carne Asada Tacos Vampiro-Style These Carne Asada Tacos Vampiro-Style are lined with a pan-fried cheese disk, giving the tortilla a remarkable toasted flavor. The pickled onions add brightness from the orange and lime juice, contrasting beautifully with the charred steak that fills the fragrant homemade corn tortillas. The flavor-packed fried cheese set these tacos apart […]

Smoked Chicken Strudel Canapes

Smoked Chicken Strudel with Cream Sauce on small square white appetizer plates set on a black rectangular serving platter.

Smoked Chicken Strudel Canapes Smoked Chicken Strudel canapés are a delicacy that delivers pure comfort food.  For this post, I made them appetizer size by scoring them before baking and then slicing them in half to serve.  Yet leave them whole serving two per person, and you’ll have a fine dining main dish experience that […]

Grilled Hoisin-Glazed Chicken Wings

Grilled hoisin-glazed chicken wings on a white serving platter with scallions as a garnish and chopsticks on the table.

Grilled Hoisin-Glazed Chicken Wings These hoisin and honey-glazed chicken wings are crispy and full of Asian flavor! Serve them as an appetizer on game day or any time to bring a fun Asian vibe to your meal.  Make a big batch, as they disappear fast. Chicken Wings and Football – A Love Story The rise […]