Puppy Chow

Puppy chow is one of my all-time favorite party snacks. And I promise I’m not talking about dog food! The puppy chow we’re making today is a delicious and decadent homemade candy loaded with sugary chocolate and peanut butter goodness.&#160…

The corner of a metal pan filled with homemade puppy chow.Puppy chow is one of my all-time favorite party snacks. And I promise I’m not talking about dog food! The puppy chow we’re making today is a delicious and decadent homemade candy loaded with sugary chocolate and peanut butter goodness.  We’re taking Chex cereal, coating it in chocolate and peanut butter, and tossing it in…

Lemon Artichoke Arugula Pizza

Pizza night is always a good idea. We love making pizza at home because we love playing around with toppings and flavors. One of my favorite pizza creations is this Lemon Artichoke Arugula Pizza. The flavors are SO fresh and delicious. You can make hom…

Pizza night is always a good idea. We love making pizza at home because we love playing around with toppings and flavors. One of my favorite pizza creations is this Lemon Artichoke Arugula Pizza. The flavors are SO fresh and delicious. You can make homemade pizza dough or keep life simple by buying store-bought dough,…

Chicken Cacciatore

This classic Chicken Cacciatore recipe, sometimes called Hunter’s chicken, is an easy one pot meal that the entire family will love! The juicy chicken thighs are smothered in a rich tomato sauce with onion, garlic, peppers, carrots, mushrooms, ca…

This classic Chicken Cacciatore recipe, sometimes called Hunter’s chicken, is an easy one pot meal that the entire family will love! The juicy chicken thighs are smothered in a rich tomato sauce with onion, garlic, peppers, carrots, mushrooms, capers, olives, and herbs. The flavors are perfection! You can serve the chicken with pasta, rice, polenta,…

The Best-Ever Snacks for Game Day, Starring Smoked Sausage

We’ve teamed up with Zatarain’s® Smoked Sausage to make sure your game days are packed with flavor. Their line of sausages, from Blackened Seasoned Chicken Smoked Sausage to Andouille Smoked Sausage, adds savory depth and fiery zest to any tailgate-rea…

We’ve teamed up with Zatarain’s® Smoked Sausage to make sure your game days are packed with flavor. Their line of sausages, from Blackened Seasoned Chicken Smoked Sausage to Andouille Smoked Sausage, adds savory depth and fiery zest to any tailgate-ready dish—now that's something to cheer for.


Picture this: a sunny afternoon with friends and family gathered together—team rivalries and all—with the thrill of a championship game playing in the background. Wisps of savory smoke from the grill fill the air, mixing with the excitement of a close score. At the end of the day, memories of who scored the winning touchdown may fade (or not), but if there’s one thing that everyone’s sure to remember, it’s the snacks. As a professional chef and lover of tasty treats to nosh on while watching sports, my secret to the ultimate game day get-together is making the right game day snacks, and with Zatarain’s variety of delicious smoked sausages, my snacks are sure to be the real winners.

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Sloppy Joes

What is a Sloppy Joe? A sloppy joe is a loose meat sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, traditionally served on a hamburger bun. The tomato-based sauce is savory, a …

What is a Sloppy Joe? A sloppy joe is a loose meat sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, traditionally served on a hamburger bun. The tomato-based sauce is savory, a little tangy, and slightly sweet. All of the flavors come together nicely! Homemade Sloppy Joes…

White Chocolate Raspberry Energy Balls

I love energy balls (aka energy bites). I eat one every day after lunch for a healthy little sweet treat. A few of my favorites include: monster cookie, chocolate peanut butter, pumpkin, and almond joy. I also love these White Chocolate Raspberry Energ…

I love energy balls (aka energy bites). I eat one every day after lunch for a healthy little sweet treat. A few of my favorites include: monster cookie, chocolate peanut butter, pumpkin, and almond joy. I also love these White Chocolate Raspberry Energy Balls. The white chocolate and raspberry combo is perfection. If you like…

Greek Chickpea Salad

Chickpea salads are my favorite salads. A few of my go-to’s include: Easy Chickpea Salad, Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad, Fall Chickpea Salad, and Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Salad. I also REALLY love this Greek Chickpea Salad because Greek…

Chickpea salads are my favorite salads. A few of my go-to’s include: Easy Chickpea Salad, Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad, Fall Chickpea Salad, and Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Salad. I also REALLY love this Greek Chickpea Salad because Greek flavors are always SO good. If you like my Greek Quinoa Salad and Greek Tortellini Salad, I…

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar, sometimes called Texas Caviar, is a simple dip that is always a crowd pleaser. It is fresh, colorful, and so delicious! It is similar to my black bean salad, but is made with black-eyed peas and has a vinaigrette-style dressing that give…

Cowboy Caviar, sometimes called Texas Caviar, is a simple dip that is always a crowd pleaser. It is fresh, colorful, and so delicious! It is similar to my black bean salad, but is made with black-eyed peas and has a vinaigrette-style dressing that gives the caviar a nice tangy flavor. Serve with salty tortilla chips…

Brown Butter Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you are wondering what you should make with the giant zucchini sitting on your counter, I have the answer, Brown Butter Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! Of course, you can make zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, or even zucchini fritters, o…

If you are wondering what you should make with the giant zucchini sitting on your counter, I have the answer, Brown Butter Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! Of course, you can make zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, or even zucchini fritters, or any of our other zucchini recipes, BUT cookies are always a good idea. If…

BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas

Who needs a 20-minute meal that you can whip out when life is busy? We all do, right? These BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas are a dinner lifesaver. They are perfect for busy weeknights. They only take 20 minutes tops to make and kids and adults LOVE them. My b…

Who needs a 20-minute meal that you can whip out when life is busy? We all do, right? These BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas are a dinner lifesaver. They are perfect for busy weeknights. They only take 20 minutes tops to make and kids and adults LOVE them. My boys request these fun pizzas for dinner…