Mid-Term Election Night Party

Well, the mid-terms are finally here and it’s time for a bi=partisan election night dinner. Yes, those can still happen, Here is the menu for food to walk around with and see if polling is completely obsolete and useless, will the republic stand and all of that. Here is a simple menu:

The food….

Mini Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Don’t judge. Sometimes a tasty snack that reminds you of growing up can be a delicious party treat. I buy high quality mini hotdogs and wrap them in thickly-sliced hickory smoked bacon from the butcher, and they are always the first to go. I am a big fan of “Fork in the Road” min dogs…

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings with Cilantro Sriracha Blue Cheese Sauce

This mixture of soy sauce, brown sugar and Sambal sauce creates tangy marinade for the small chicken wings and drums. Be sure to marinate for 24 hours and grill on a very hot grill to char the chicken. The sauce is easy to make with Marie’s Chunky Blue Cheese dressing. Just add Sriracha and chopped…

Braised Beef Tacos

We have our intensely flavored short rib tacos that are out of this world, but they take a little extra effort to make. This cheaper, faster and easier version is also a big hit for parties or casual lunches. Ingredients 4 pound flat iron steak, cubed 1″ 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon rosemary…

Amazing Herbed Shrimp & Couscous for 20

This is a perfect brunch dish for a big crowd. Just make it in the morning and serve either room temperature or chilled. It is full of flavor and screams summer and white wine. Ingredients Four couscous: 4 cups tri-color Israeli (pearl) couscous 5 cups homemade chicken stock or very good quality from your butcher…

Cookies & Cabernet during the Covid-19 Pandemic

I am a big believer in good cookies to end a dinner – and I mean very good cookies. Recently, I found a greater purpose for these tasty treats. When the lock-downs started to roll through the United States, it was tough to keep in touch with people beyond never-ending mass text chains. If I…

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