Tag: sportsball party

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…


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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