Beer Battered Cheese Curds

I get it, curd is not the most appetizing word.  But if curds are wrong I don’t want to be right.  I would officially like to enter my curds into the Guinness World Records for longest cheese pull EVER.  These were epic.  The beer batter is light and crispy and the perfect coating for the ooey-gooey…

Zesty Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Would you like garlic or parmesan on your wings?  Yes.  These are bomb.  The wings are light and crisp and oh so juicy.  The sauce is rich and flavorful.  Adding the lemon zest to the butter sauce helps cut through the fat and add even more yummy goodness.  The best part about these?  After you…

Fried Calamari with Sun Dried Tomato Aioli

My Valentine’s Day present to myself this year were these little, perfectly fried, golden brown beauties.  These were stupid good, ya girl really shocked herself with this one.  They were so tender, no chewy squid over here.  They were light and super crisp.  I can never decide if I want to submerge these babies in…

Queso Blanco

Cheese.  Oooey gooey beautiful cheese.  Oh how I love you.  This is dumb easy to make.  If you can turn on the stove, you can make this.  Use it for nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas, throw some on your Chipotle bowl because we all know their queso is trash, hey even dip a finger in there we…

Rosemary and Roasted Garlic Olive Oil Bread

There is no smell more intoxicating than a big head of garlic roasting away in the oven. Okay, I lied, there is no smell more intoxicating than a big crusty loaf of bread loaded with fresh roasted garlic fresh out of the oven. It seems that baking scares many people. I am not a baker…

Guac and Pico with Zesty Lime Chips

Chipotle is my liiiiiiiiiife.  But, I have to say, my guac is better than theirs (and I don’t charge extra for it).  What better vehicle to shovel yummy guac in your face than homemade chips?  The pico adds a nice freshness to the rich guac and chips.  The only thing that would make this better…

Soft Pretzels with a Trio of Dipping Sauces

Oh my… There is nothing like a warm, soft, doughy pretzel to just make your day the best day.  As if the pretzels alone weren’t good enough, there are also a plethora of dipping sauces to spice up your dough bow.  Classic cheese sauce, sweet and savory honey mustard, and smokey chipotle ranch.  Mmmm mm. …