Posts Tagged ‘snacks’

BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos

We’re talking Nacho Awesomeness here people! Crispy Chips, BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos, Caramelized onions, Cheesy Cheese and a Lip-Smackin’ BBQ Sauce!  Get your Deliciousness on!

Am I the only one that when I hear the word “Nacho” I immediately start to sing “Nacho, nacho man. I want to be a nacho man” either in my head or out loud. I’d say out loud with a caveat of if I’m in public or not but let’s be real, that’s not going to stop me. Life is too short to worry about what other people say or if they roll their eyes. I can actually sing and hey, if my little nacho song (with interpretive chair dance) makes someone giggle or smile, so be it. Why be boring, right?

And boring is something these nachos DEFINITELY aren’t!  I mean don’t get me wrong, I love me some stadium nachos with that bright orange cheese sauce that gets everywhere and takes every ladylike mannerism your Mama taught out and throws it out the window. Please, there is just no dainty way to eat nachos. And so help me God you break out a fork and knife with nachos you just need put in the corner and forced to watch paint dry. I mean c’mon. Nachos are a finger food.

And yes… I actually was out once, at a bar with a girlfriend who literally asked for a fork and knife because she “didn’t want to get her hands her nails dirty since she got them done earlier that day.” Yes for real. I literally sat there for a minute, dumbfounded as both the bartender and I looked at her, mouth agape. I then looked down at my food, looked up at the bartender, got up, grabbed my food and drink and literally moved to the other side of the bar. The bartender met me in my new seat and said, “Please tell me she’s kidding.” I just sat there and said, “Sadly no.” She just sat there said “What???” Me being me just replied, “I don’t know you.” What was even funnier is the bartender handed her chopsticks and said they were all out of clean silverware. I literally spit my drink out when I heard him and saw him hand it to her. That man got one fat tip needless to say.

Some of the best nachos you’ll ever eat!

Crispy Skinny Seasoned Potatoes Dippers

When you’re craving potato chips but all you have is a bag of potatoes these Crispy Skinny Seasoned Potatoes Dippers will surely satisfy!  Crispy, salty, seasoned potato slices with a tender center that are truly addictive!

Crispy Skinny Seasoned Potatoes Dippers

So what’s your favorite vegetable? Like if you had to choose one and only one, what would it be?  I mean we’re talking stranded on an island and the ONLY vegetable you were allowed to bring with you type of favorite veggie. For me it’s the potato. It’s so versatile that you can make pretty much anything out of it. From the standard side dishes to even desserts. There’s pasta (hello potato gnocchi!) and sweet potato bread.

Growing up I ate 3 vegetables…and ONLY 3: corn, canned peas and potatoes. It’s funny to think about just how ridiculously picky of an eater I was a child yet I was so chubby. But now my love of veggies is limitless for the most part however when all else fails and I can’t think of what I want to eat, I’ll reach for a potato and go from there.
How do you like your potatoes?

Roasted Vegetable Phyllo Dough Pizza

Step outside of the traditional pizza box with this flaky Roasted Vegetable Phyllo Dough Pizza. Razor-thin layers of crispy phyllo dough are topped with herb roasted vegetables, grated parmesan, and fresh mozzarella cheeses. This recipe is a serious game changer in the world of pizza.

Now you guys know me when it comes to my undeniable love for pizza.  It is that single food that in all of my *covers mouth and coughs <insert age here>* years that I have never grown tired of.  I literally make this every single week, sometimes more than once a week.  I’ve made it a million and 7 ways and have had a bajillion different toppings, sauces and yes even crusts.  There’s not a single thing I don’t like about pizza. That being said, after having a family pizza shop for 17 years I consider myself to be an expert when it comes to taste, texture, and well, what makes a good pizza.  Is it the sauce?  Is it the dough?  Is it the cheese?

The answer is simple… yes! It’s all 3 to be honest.  You can have a killer sauce and awesome dough but if you put on the wrong cheese it will ruin the pizza.  Same thing with the dough – you have fresh burrata, basil that is as pristine as can be and that sauce… you’d sell your grandmother for another batch of it but then you get the dough. It tastes like that pizza that you found under your bed, covered in dust bunnies and a rogue penny embedded in it that you lost in your room when you were 13.

So know this folks, when I post a pizza recipe, it’s good.  No I mean it’s GOOD!  If I won’t eat it I would never post about it. I’m a HUUUUUUUUUUGE pizza snob and this girl does not play when it comes to pizza!

And today, that’s where this pizza comes into play.  I teamed up with my Family to share one of my killer pizza recipes. This recipe, yeah it’s definitely going to be outside of your pizza comfort zone because this is definitely not a standard pizza shop pie but dear lord it needs to be!  If I didn’t know how to make this and I found someone who could I’d be their best customer!
Taking your pizza to the next level!

Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer – Sticking to your new year’s resolution

On this week’s Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer I’m sharing with you some simple tips to help you stick with your new year’s resolution of living a healthier lifestyle.

Okay one week done in the new year, bring on week 2.  How are you doing with your new year’s resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle?  Just remember take one day at a time.  I know it sounds cliche but honestly it works.  Now I know it can be frustrating at times especially when you go to the gym and you have to stand in line to take a class or use a machine.  It’s easy to say ‘forget it’ and give up but don’t.  The first 6 weeks of the new year gyms are RIDICULOUSLY packed however come week 7 it starts to thin out and by the end of February it’s back to the normal gym crew that chose to make a lifestyle change rather than a “resolution to lose a few pounds”. Hey I’m not knocking them – I’m all for exercise and making better choices but what I don’t want to see is you becoming another stat of those that cancel their membership come March. You go this!

Now before I go let me state that by no means am I a health expert nor in tip top shape.  I got jiggle and flubadub but I’m working on that – it’s a lifelong process but it’s one that’s in the right direction. So the tips I share with you guys are ones that work for me and have worked for the past 10 years.

Here are some of my tips that work for me and hopefully will work for you.!

You got this! Don’t give up!

Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer – Last Minute New Years Eve Appetizers

Ring in the New Year with these easy but delicious appetizers! Have a glass of bubbly in one hand and a snack in the other!

Now, now it’s time to celebrate – kick the old year out the door and ring in the new year with open arms and an open mind. As my Dad used to say “the future is yours kid, make your dreams happen!” These days my New Years Eve celebrations no longer include the late night party hopping from one bar/house to another.  No longer are there the midnight kisses with strangers (wha???), copious amounts of libations and drunk 2am texts.  Now I’m completely content either staying home with Mr. Fantabulous or a few close friends or going to their house.  No longer do I need to worry about how my make up looks, my hair, my shoes or how we’re going to get home.  Nope – now it’s all about ringing in the new year with comfort, good food and great friends.

Whether you’re hosting a party or going to one, forget the huge meals – go with finger foods and appetizers.  Party foods aren’t meant for a fork and knife.  Today I’ve gathered for you some really awesome appetizers to turn your NYE festivities into true deliciousness!

Ring in the New Year with Deliciousness!

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