Month: February 2017

Fried Egg Sandwiches 3 Ways

A perfect fried egg sandwich

Fried egg sandwiches are the taste of my childhood. Summer mornings and snow days meant fried egg sandwiches for breakfast, and it was also a tradition every time certain family friends came to town. My mom made them one way, our friend made them…

Cheesesteak Sandwich Party

Last summer I threw a weekend party for about 20 people at my house. We made cheesesteak sandwiches, and everybody said they were the best cheesesteaks ever. The secret-I made my guests assemble their own sandwiches from an array of options, and consequentially provided…

Skillet Fried Couscous with Asparagus and Bacon

Fried rice is an undeniably delectable dish, and I like to mix it up by using couscous instead of rice. This dish is very hearty, so it pairs well with a simple roast chicken or topping of grilled shrimp. Ingredients 1 cup Pearl couscous…

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is classic Russian comfort food, but Americans seem to have happily adopted it into their repertoire as well. Although Stroganoff can be made out of cheaper cuts of meat, my butcher had a sale on tenderloin tails, so I decided to spoil…

Oven-Baked Beef Empanadas

Beef Empanadas with Garlic Rance

I threw these little morsels together on a whim one day during the holidays for guests, and I’ve probably made them five times since. Savory, hot, and filling, these little pastries are the perfect snack for parties, football games, or potlucks. Throw in a…

Thunder Thighs

A couple years ago, my cousin threw an amazing party in Montana. It lasted three days, there were hundreds of people, and the food was stellar. One of the caterers made everything in a giant portable smoker, and the stand out item was a…

Guacamole

Smashed avocados, salt, lime, garlic; guacamole is a masterpiece of simplicity if done right. The better the avocado, the less work it needs, but even mediocre fruit yields an acceptable result when you develop a feel for preparing it correctly. Great as an appetizer,…

Spinach Artichoke Dip

The great thing about dips is that they’re flexible. While it would be ideal to always have every necessary ingredient, we all have lazy days where going to the store seems like a lot of work. Spinach artichoke dip is one of my pantry…

Annual Sportsball Party Planning

Every year about this time, people gather together to eat unhealthy finger foods and scream at their televisions, a tradition I happily facilitate. My team is out of the event-that-shall-not-be-named this year, but that never stops me from throwing a party. Whether you’ll be…

Hot Birthday Dip

No party at our house is complete without this flavorful bean dip. Another recipe from my mother in law, we don’t just keep it for birthdays anymore-it’s way too good. Make more than you think you need, because it does not last long. Ingredients…

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