Bacon Jalapeno Cheesy Breadsticks

Topped with bacon, jalapenos and two types of cheese, these Bacon Jalapeno Cheesy Breadsticks are an easy and delicious gametime snack!

Topped with bacon, jalapenos and two types of cheese, these Bacon Jalapeno Cheesy Breadsticks are an easy and delicious gametime snack!I finally found it!  After years of searching, I found it.  Salami Piccante.  If you’re not familiar with salami piccante, then you need to be!  It’s a spicy variety of salami that’s hot, but doesn’t overwhelm your taste buds.  It’s been loosely translated into pepperoni here in the States, but salami piccante is not pepperoni.  Same general family, but so very different!Continue Reading »

Classic Nacho Cheese Dip

This Classic Nacho Cheese Dip is a favorite come kickoff (or tipoff) in our house!

This Classic Nacho Cheese Dip is a favorite come kickoff (or tipoff) in our house!I love going to football games.  I love going to basketball games.  Heck, I’ll even put up with going to baseball games.  Hah…I kid.  I enjoy a good baseball game, too.   After all, baseball games are a great excuse to grab ballpark food!  Although we do have a fun minor league baseball team, we don’t have a lot of other options in our immediate vicinity for live sports.Continue Reading »

Brazilian Cheese Bread

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) is surprisingly easy to make…and incredibly delicious!

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) is surprisingly easy to make...and incredibly delicious!Crispy outside, chewy inside…and stuffed with cheese!  What’s not to love about this Brazilian Cheese Bread??  I first came across Pão de Queijo (aka Brazilian Cheese Bread) back when we lived in Atlanta and went to a Brazilian steakhouse to celebrate my sister-in-law getting into grad school.  Continue Reading »

New England Potato Salad with Horseradish Cheddar

This lightened-up New England Potato Salad packs a flavor punch thanks to a handful of shredded horseradish cheddar cheese.  It’s a summer picnic classic!

This lightened-up New England Potato Salad packs a flavor punch thanks to a handful of shredded horseradish cheddar cheese.  It's a summer picnic classic!I have a foodie confession to make.  I can’t pronounce horseradish.  I mean, when I stop and think about it, I can say it correctly.  But if I’m using it in a sentence and speaking quickly, then it invariably comes out as ‘horshradish.’  Notice the extra “shh” in the middle.  That’s not supposed to be there!  But it is.  My wife loves to pick me on about this, but I’m cool with it.  I just own that I say horshradish.Continue Reading »