Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

Thursday, January 15, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Game Day Eats (from my kitchen)

Friends, the big game is coming up and if you’re like me, it’s all about the food and snacks. Well, a little about the game but the food is a big part of it. I’ve rounded up some of my very own recipes that I’ve shared here in the past years that make great game day eats. There’s sandwiches, snacks, healthy options, desserts and even a little treat for your four-legged friends. Enjoy the game – enjoy the food – enjoy the fun.

Superbowl Food RoundupFirst up is Classic Game Day Eats – a variety of sandwiches to please everyone.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Be My Guest: alexis of jacolyn murphy

Today's guest is the wonderful Alexis of Jacolyn Murphy. Alexis has a custom party and paper business and her blog tells the stories of the things she creates.
In her own words…

I try to make everything a little more special and festive.
Recently a friend said to me,
"the party favors you did just made everyone feel HAPPY".
It made my day.
My custom party and paper business is a dream because I constantly ask myself,
"How can I make this really special"?
"What is going to make people stop and say...Wow?"
Life moves too fast.
My kids are growing up and I want them to try to enjoy all
the big events and the little things that happen every day.
The name Jac o' lyn Murphy comes from combining my children's names,
(Jack + Carolyn = Jac o' lyn)
because they are the inspiration for almost everything I do.


Alexis is sharing her special Fourth of July breakfast with us today. I know you will all enjoy this fun and patriotic party idea. For even more party ideas visit Alexis over at Jacolyn Murphy.

On July 4th we will wake up to
Spacious Skies and

from C (coffee) to shining C (cake)
A soothing breakfast buffet before a crazy, hectic day
Beautiful America...

Have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Good Taste: game day finger food

Here in the United States a big day is coming up. It’s not listed as a national holiday but feasts will be prepared and many, many calories consumed. We’re talking chips and dip, pizzas, wings, sandwiches and plenty of beverages to wash it all down. Yes, it’s Super Bowl Sunday time.

I like my share of game day traditional food but I this year I’m going to add a few prettier food items to the menu. These are more my style and although the calorie count may be the same, I’ll feel better having a few crackers rather than consuming a bowl of chips.

I made these simple crackers with a few items on hand. Havarti cheese, sliced avocado and bacon. Like I said, the calorie count is probably the same as nachos but it looks prettier!

Here are a few dishes from my archives that I might make.

Mango Salsa 7
 Mango salsa – this is really refreshing especially after a few spicy chicken wings.

Shrimp Salsa – stock up on plenty of tortilla chips because this is always a hit.

Caprese Sticks – refreshing and tasty.

Graham Cracker Toffee Bark. So yummy and bite sized. If you’re having friends over, hide a few for later because these will be gone before halftime.

Pecan Pie Tarts. Little bite sized portions of pecan pie goodness. The guys might think these look too frilly for football but I bet they’ll like them.

{recipes for the food items from my archives can be found under the Goodie Bag tab or on the original post}

Whether you’re having traditional game day food, pretty food or a mix of both, it will be a fun day of football, funny commercials and probably a few Tums.

Check back tomorrow for the Inspiration Board Spotlight. 
Thanks for visiting.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Good Taste: dad’s pickles

We’re halfway through barbeque season, so I decided it was time to make pickles. This recipe is actually my grandfather’s. When my mom gave me the recipe card it said “Dad’s Pickles” so that is what they will always be called.

If you’ve ever had a homemade pickle, you know what I’m talking about - fresh with a slight crunch – so different than a store bought pickle. The ingredients are simple; water, vinegar, salt, sugar, pickling cucumbers, garlic and fresh dill. Oh, and jars.

They’re easy to make and your popularity soars when you share them with friends.

If you’d like to try making “Dad’s Pickles” you’ll find the recipe under the Goodie Bag tab. Enjoy!