What are you hoping the spread will be for Big Game on Sunday? No, I don’t mean the point spread, I mean the snack table spread! Anything and everything deep fried, grilled, buttered, battered and baked, I’m assuming! From chicken wings and crock pot meatballs to deep fried pickles and football shaped brownies, the food at Super bowl parties are as much fun (and sometimes way more fun) than the game itself! While we’re considering the menu of all the things we want to dip and dive into, here’s a very simple Pepperoni Party Bread that is a real “slice ‘n diver!” You slice it up and plunge it right into your favorite red sauce! It all starts with refrigerated bread dough; either Pizza or French bread dough. It’s loaded up with thin slices of pepperoni, some tasty shredded cheese like gruyere, mozzarella or a combination of both. (For this recipe, you want the cheese to pull and stretch when you slice and lift it out, and both gruyere and mozzarella are great “pulling” cheeses! Some sliced peperoncini and some seasonings for added flavor and you’ll have super party bread for a super game day!
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It’s the comfort food of comfort foods; the recipe that your grandma knew by heart and the dish that you get excited about when you find it on restaurant menus. Chicken Pot Pie is just one of those out-of-this-world meals that is so easy to make, or make ahead or freeze! Serve it up for a nice family meal, and I’ll bet it’ll be on your menu rotation often! If you have a delicious homemade pie crust recipe, use that for your pie toppers. This recipe will serve 4 individual (on the large side) servings so you’ll need enough dough for four bowls. When I want to make Chicken Pot Pie quickly, I’ll grab two packages of refrigerated or frozen pie crust. (There are two pie crusts per package.) I’ll roll it out, place my serving bowl on top of the dough, then cut around the bowl. When I fill the serving dish with pot pie filling, I’ll just add the dough round to the top. Chicken Pot Pie is a tried and true treasure!
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Do you love a great steak? A juicy piece of chicken? Savory seafood? How about adding a ton of flavor to a baked potato or a slice of grilled French bread? I’ve got the flavor bomb you need for all of these dishes and so much more! It’s called Compound Butter and it just elevates the flavor of so many foods in a very simple way! Compound butter is a real restaurant secret! It’s used a lot in high-end steak houses and many other establishments, and now you have the recipes to make your own right at home. Compound butter is simply unsalted butter, extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs and spices mixed together and refrigerated. You can make one basic all-purpose compound or create several compounds with ingredients that enhance certain foods. For my compounds I use unsalted butter so I can control the salt content, and besides, in my opinion, unsalted butter just tastes better. Then you will add chopped fresh herbs, some spices and salt and pepper. I love the idea of compound butters because once you make them, you just roll the butter combination into logs on parchment paper, keep them in your refrigerator and use them any time you want! Flavor bombs, for an explosion of flavor!
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