Cervelle de Canut

29 April 2021

Cervelle de canut is a French specialty from Lyon and literally means ‘silk worker’s brain’, named for the silk weavers of 19th century Lyon who were called ‘canuts’. It’s a fantastic nibble. Spread it over crusty bread.

Roasted Sweet Potato Dip

2 December 2020

You may have had hummus, but have you ever had sweet potato dip? It’s similar, but different. Serve with tortilla chips, fresh veggies, breadsticks, pita chips, spread on crostini, or use as a base on a flatbread pizza. Just use your imagination, the sky’s the limit!

Quince Empanadas

24 November 2020

These delicious empanadas are arguably the most popular sweet treats in all of Argentina.

Savory Sausage Cups

10 November 2020

Quick and easy appetizer using Jimmy Dean® pork sausage, cream cheese, and vegetables make a tasty one-bite treat for any get-together. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Roasted Green Tomato Salsa

28 September 2020

My sister inspired me to make a green salsa similar to how you would make one by roasting tomatillos, but using all green tomatoes instead. This is a tangy and fresh tasting salsa using fresh lime juice and cilantro. Change the peppers and spices to your liking! Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping for chicken or fish.

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Meatballs

27 September 2020

These bacon-wrapped bundles of deliciousness are served with a sweet teriyaki sauce, and perfect for your game day tailgate or homegate celebrations. Serve with additional teriyaki sauce for dipping.

German-Style Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Meatballs

25 September 2020

Oktoberfest is a wonderful time of year, and I made these appetizers to highlight what reminds me of Königsberger Klopse, dressed up with Black Forest speck. If you can’t find speck (a German dry cured bacon), prosciutto is the next closest substitute. Feel free to serve with senf (German mustard) und weissbier (wheat beer). Prost!

Easy Fun-Size Corn Dogs

17 September 2020

Not only are these corn dogs easy and fun, but because we’re doing them in the oven and not deep frying them, they are way, way less messy to make. Above and beyond all of that, I thought the timing was perfect for these, since pretty much every carnival and fair got canceled this year. Serve with mustard and ketchup.

Simple Smoked Salsa

25 August 2020

This salsa is so easy to throw together on days when you already have the smoker going. Tweak it to your preferred heat level by leaving some or all of the jalapeno seeds in for a spicier salsa! The longer you let the salsa sit, the better it becomes. I like to use hickory wood, but fruit woods also work great.