Category Archives: Appetizer

Happy 2018!!!

Kris and I had our usual New Years Day brunch. This year was really low key, no set times, just show up and grab some food and watch a little football. Black-eyed peas were once again the star of the … Continue reading

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Homemade Tartar Sauce

So why would I make my own tartar sauce? First of all it is really easy and second you know what the heck is in it!! Here is a store bought tartar sauce:   And this is America’s favorite! Look … Continue reading

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Philly Cheese Steak Appetizer

Had our friends Aaron and Rindy over for dinner the other night and Aaron asked if he could bring an appetizer. We were happy he offered since we got out of work late so supper was going to be delayed. … Continue reading

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Smoked Banana Peppers

The stuffed jalapenos turned out so good I thought I would try it this time with some fresh banana peppers. These turned out excellent as well! The difference here was I smoked them for 2 hours first, then cranked up … Continue reading

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Jalapeno Poppers

Our friend Kate is going to be out of town for a couple weeks, so she generously let us have her CSA (community sponsored agriculture) goodies. This week had a big pile of jalapenos so time for grilled poppers! Now … Continue reading

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French Style

Kris and I are putting in a deck and a screened in porch so Saturday ¬†was spent prepping the area. We had to move a 12 x 12 paver patio, dig out the area for the deck so the contractor … Continue reading

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Beef Jerky

Everyone loves some beef jerky! I found a recipe for jerky on the Traeger. I was so excited to try it, I could not wait for the weekend. I got a piece of eye of round steak and got started. … Continue reading

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March Madness!!

What a great time of the year! Kris and I love March Madness. It is a lot of fun to watch all the basketball games and cheer for our favorite teams. Some years we go to the local sports bar … Continue reading

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Grilled Buffalo Shrimp

Kris and I have a Saturday routine, every other Saturday when the cleaning lady comes to the house we head out early to run errands. Once the errands are done we usually stop by Granite City for a beer and … Continue reading

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Small Bites

Sometimes Kris and I do not feel like a big meal for dinner. So this night we went with a meal of ‘Small Bites’ which consisted of roasted shrimp, assorted cheese and meats, and our version of hot pecans. The … Continue reading

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