Appetizers

Grilled Asian Peanut Wings

I love the flavors of a classic buffalo wing, but I thought a nutty twist would be a great change up. I like to double the recipe for the sauce and freeze the leftover for a quick dinner of chicken [...]

Grilled Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa Skewers

This is so quick and easy, it perfect for a quick tailgate munchie. You can substitute your favorite cooked link sausage. Have a smaller group? The recipe works great cut in half. Make [...]

Grilled Bacon and Corn Jalapeño Poppers

Not many other foods scream game day like poppers so I thought a great twist is to grill them for a great smokey flavor. Perfect for your tailgate If you like them hot keep the ribs and some [...]

Asian Sticky Ribs

These are great all year round. Perfect for a backyard BBQ or at your next tailgate. 5 spice is an asian spice mix traditionally comprised of cinnamon, pepper, star anise, cloves and fennel. Some [...]

Grilled Fish Tacos with Peaches and Slaw

These fish tacos are so versatile, you can sub in salmon or halibut. There are a few layers to this recipe but the seasoning can be made 3 months ahead and the slaw the day before, just wait to [...]

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

Nothin like putting BBQ on the BBQ!! This pizza is so good and can be made super easy by buying dough or for a challenge make your own.  My recipe for Molasses BBQ Sauce is perfect for this [...]

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Tangy Slaw

I thought what is more football than buffalo chicken with blue cheese, carrots and celery? So I took the classic and gave it a twist. This will be a touchdown at any tailgate and most of it can be [...]

Roasted Pepper Quesadillas

These are the perfect snack to serve at your tailgate roast your peppers and cook your chorizo before you leave for the stadium for a quick, no-fuss snack. If you don't want to grill they are great in [...]

Goat Cheese with Grilled Balsamic Cherries

This super easy app can also be made in a saute pan over medium heat. Make Ahead: You can make up to 1 day ahead, keep the goat cheese separate until you are ready to serve. Ingredients 24 bing or [...]

Bread and Olive Kabobs

Makes 8 These can be skewered and brushed with oil up to 6 hours ahead. You can use any pitted olive you like not just the green stuffed olive. I serve it warm so the cheese in the olive oozes [...]

Make Ahead Prosciutto and Cherry Bruschetta

Makes 6 large toasts Make Ahead: 1 day ahead cut up cherries and crumble blue cheese. Keep in the fridge. The bread can be toasted and kept out for about 6 hours. Assemble right before serving. All [...]

Queso Fundido

A quick and delicious appetizer recipe perfect for Cinco de Mayo! Ingredients 1 garlic clove minced 2 cups pepper jack cheese, shredded ½ cup queso fresco, crumbled ¾ cup chorizo, [...]

Stuffed Chicks Deviled Eggs

Makes 12 deviled eggs This is a remake of a classic Easter appetizer, Deviled Eggs. Ingredients 1 dozen eggs ¼ cup + 2 teaspoons mayonnaise 1 ½ teaspoons mustard 2 teaspoons milk 2 teaspoons [...]

Spokane’s Crockpot Chicken Cheesesteaks

This was inspired from my favorite cheese steak spot Bruchis in Spokane, Wa. I suggest using take-and-bake bread so it’s nice and warm when you serve. If you don’t have a crock pot you can use a [...]

Light 8 Layer Dip

Make Ahead: This dip can be made up to 2 days ahead, keep covered tightly with plastic wrap. Ingredients 3 avocados ¼ cup yellow onion, minced 2 Tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon garlic, minced ¼ [...]