Appetizers and Snacks

  We’ve never actually made a fried “wonton” before. Sure, I have had my fair share of all kinds of restaurant-made wontons. I was having some serious mental blockage this week on recipe making. Sometimes this happens, just like anything else. It’s like writer’s block for home cooks. Zach helped me out with this recipe, …

  Mmmmmmm…Ice Pops…Just the sound of “ice pop” gets my heart-a-racing. I’m such a baby when it comes to the darn things. I’ll only buy two off the shelf products out there…Fruttare and Dreyer’s Outshine (or Edy’s if you are on the East coast). Which by the way, this still has yet to make sense …

  Happy International IPA Day everyone! I feel like there is a holiday for everything these days, but this “holiday” is especially awesome because it involves beer and one of my personal favorite brew styles: the IPA. What I love about IPAs are all the sub-categories that go along with them. Good IPAs aren’t too …

  So we’ve been eating mushrooms like two crazy people eating mushrooms, but I’ll get into that in a moment. Stuffed mushrooms are a pretty solid appetizer don’t you think? We think so over here, but I often find that the stuffed mushrooms they serve at most restaurants are super boring. In an attempt to …

  There are few things more satisfying than a really great homemade soft pretzel. After our backpacking trip, I was craving just about everything in the book (that wasn’t Annie’s Mac and Cheese — this is basically what I ate for 3 nights straight). For some odd reason, pretzels came into my mind. I knew, …

  Let’s be honest, salsas are awesome. Some may even say they are the perfect snack. Well, maybe I just think they are the perfect snack. I think that is reason enough though don’t you think? They are fresh, crisp and refreshing: perfect for a hot Summer day. We go through them like water around …

  With all of this talk of hiking, backpacking and so forth (I really think it’s all I’ve been talking about for the past week — I’m so sorry if this is boring to you), I found it 100% fitting to share a trail mix recipe. Trail mix can get boring; like super, super boring. …

Whether you are hosting a picnic or attending one, I’m sure you have some cooking to do. If you aren’t cooking, I’m sure you will be picking up something pre-made at your local grocery store. I’m here to stop you from doing this! You will be surprised at how easy and affordable it can be …

We love a good crab cake around here. I really think that a really great crab cake is hard to come by. They are so often made with too much bread (panko or some other binding agent) or sometimes it goes the complete other direction, and they aren’t made with enough of the “extras.” Extras …