Apple Butter Pulled Pork Sliders

Tangy apple butter is paired perfectly with pork in this slow cooker meal fit for a party or tailgate.  Made in the slow cooker, Apple Butter Pulled Pork Sliders are made with just a handful of ingredients to create the most amazing barbecue sandwich you'll ever eat. Happy Monday!  Or is it? :-)  I have a very busy week ahead, lots of stuff on the schedule that are causing me a bit of stress...but you know what?  I'll take it.  Here's to NOT having a case of the Mondays and forging ahead … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites with Bourbon Maple Cream Cheese Dip

Add a little fall flair to your usual soft pretzel snack, Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites with Bourbon Maple Cream Cheese Dip are simple to make and only require a handful of ingredients.  Ready in minutes and perfect for parties of 10 or 2. I finally got around to digging up some Halloween decorations.  It's been pretty busy around here and, like I mentioned yesterday, I just returned from a conference in Kansas City.  It was a totally blast and I learned a ton from a bunch of bloggers that … [Read more...]

Mini Reuben Sandwiches with Spicy Russian Dressing

Perfectly proportioned for snacking but loaded with bold, spicy flavor.  These Mini Reuben Sandwiches with Spicy Russian Dressing are a great tailgating snack and a must have for parties.  Simple to make, easy to bake. Crossing things off my bucket list is always so satisfying...except when you do the one thing that then you need to do again and again.  Like go to New York City and visit Katz's Deli....and order a pastrami on rye or a giant, gut-busting Reuben sandwich.  Either way, be … [Read more...]

Philly Style Roast Pork Sandwich

Inspired by Dinic's Roast Pork Sandwich at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, this Philly Style Roast Pork Sandwich is simply amazing.  Loaded with tender pulled pork that's been slow roasted for hours then topped with cheese, broccoli rabe and roasted peppers....a true Philly favorite that everyone will love. If you haven't ever been to Reading Terminal Market and you happen to venture to America's birthplace (Philly...I'm talking about Philadelphia) this is definitely something … [Read more...]

Italian Style Hot Dogs with Broccoli Rabe, Provolone and Roasted Red Peppers

This post is sponsored by Hebrew National® All-Beef Franks. Turn a tasty side dish into a knock your socks off hot dog topping.  Sauteed broccoli rabe is the perfect topping for Italian Style Hot Dogs, sharp provolone and roasted red peppers make them even better.  The best tailgating dog in town. Fall is on the horizon and with it….football…tailgating…lots of food.  It’s a good thing bulky sweaters and sweatpants are perfectly acceptable forms of attire when watching the game … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Marinated chicken breasts, peppers and onions, grilled quickly and served with corn tortillas make a great weeknight dinner option.  So easy to make and with minimal mess, they are simply the BEST chicken fajitas ever. Have you seen them?  The back to school commercials?  They're starting to pop up here and there during your weekly binge-watching sessions of all things Bravo TV.  Everyone's talking about it and it's going to happen everywhere are going back to school and I can … [Read more...]

The Very Best Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh summer tomatoes chopped then tossed with onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice.  The simplest and best way to enjoy summer's bounty.  The Very Best Fresh Tomato Salsa is bright, juicy and irresistible. Last night, I found myself with a giant heaping pile of nachos in front of me for dinner.  It was hot, sticky and I was wearing a long-sleeved black shirt.  (The shirt was really soft didn't help.) I didn't feel like cooking and my sister wanted to go out, we had … [Read more...]

The Very Best Barbecue Baked Beans

Topped with crisp bacon and blended with TWO secret ingredients, these are definitely the VERY Best Barbecue Baked Beans ever.  Tangy, sweet and slightly spicy these beans are baked until bubbly and a great side dish for any occasion.   Here's where my tinkering in the kitchen started.  Baked beans.  It was the first time in my life that I realized things don't always have to be "as is".  As in...straight from the can without any additional intervention.  My mom used to doctor up … [Read more...]

Barbecue Chicken Sliders with Broccoli Blue Cheese Slaw and Kettle Chips

Tangy, sweet Barbecue Chicken Sliders are topped with a light and creamy slaw made with broccoli stems and blue cheese.  Served with a side of homemade kettle chips, this simple recipe can easily feed a crowd without emptying your wallet. Guess what?  Summer is OFFICIALLY here on Sunday at 12:38 PM EST.  Really.  I's so exciting even though we've been celebrating "summer" for the past few weeks with things like Lobster Pasta Salad and Fajita Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup. … [Read more...]

Cheese Stuffed Sliders with Balsamic Onion Jam

This post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. All opinions are my own. Surprise your barbecue guests this summer with a surprise inside a burger!  Cheese Stuffed Sliders with Balsamic Onion Jam are sure to be a hit on National Cheese Day as well as all summer long. I love small food.  I feel like if I am eating small food, I’m eating less…even if it ends up being more.  And then I can try a bunch of different things and I’m not committed to eating one item that I may not like.  I’m always … [Read more...]