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 […]

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 […]

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).  […]

Beer Battered Fish

Beer Battered Fish Wisconsin Fish Fries are legendary, and the prime attraction is beer-battered cod. Follow this recipe and enjoy a good ole’ Wisconsin Fish Fry at home. Our recipe uses a dark lager, yet you can pick your favorite beer. What makes this battered fish stand out is the counter-intuitive battering technique.  First, you […]

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 […]

Spicy Shrimp with Roasted Chili Avocado Sauce

Spicy shrimp with roasted pepper avocado sauce. The shrimp are skewered with rustic picks and set on a white serving plate nestled in a larger black serving platter. The sauce is in a smaller gray round bowl.

Spicy Shrimp with Roasted Chili Avocado Sauce Spicy Shrimp with Roasted Chili Avocado Sauce is the perfect choice on a hot summer night. The cool and creamy sauce pairs beautifully with the spiced-up grilled shrimp.  I picked the Anaheim chili peppers from my garden and the sauce had a pure (and addicting!) fresh taste.   […]

Chili Rubbed Strip Loin Tostadas

Chili rubbed strip loin tostadas on a white rectangular serving plate with cilantro and lime crema. Mini margaritas are in the background with gold straws.

Chili Rubbed Strip Loin Tostadas These chili-rubbed strip loin tostadas are delicious and healthy and make a remarkable presentation. Serve them on regular-sized corn tortillas for a main dish or smaller-sized tortillas for appetizers. The flavor profile on these is mouth-watering and delicious.  The chili on the rub adds heat, while the slaw adds a […]

Sous Vide Hot Chicken Wings

Sous vide hot chicken wings on a serving platter with hot sauce drizzled over them puddling on the plate. There are celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing on the side.

Sous Vide Hot Chicken Wings These Sous Vide Hot Chicken Wings may change how you cook wings forever. The meat becomes so juicy and tender and doesn’t overcook. Grill or deep fry them at the end of the process to get that mouth-watering crispy skin. Wing connoisseurs will ask for your secret recipe, while people […]