Cheeseburger Sliders

sliders on red and white checked pepper with pickles on the side

Appetizers & Beverages, Dinner | January 27, 2020 | By

Cheeseburger Sliders ~ mini ground beef patties topped with caramelized onions and gooey melted cheese. The ultimate dinner or party food!

With the Big Game coming soon, you may have been all over Pinterest looking for that game-winning recipe. Let’s face it,  while some are counting down to kickoff, others (me!) are checking out the food we’ll be eating!

Cheeseburger Sliders ~ mini burgers topped with caramelized onions and gooey melted cheese between two buns. They’re the ultimate party food but also the perfect weeknight dinner.

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Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket

sausage links wrapped in cheese filled crescent dough

Appetizers & Beverages | January 28, 2018 | By

Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket ~ mini smoked sausages wrapped in warm, flaky, golden crescent dough filled with two kinds of cheese, spicy jalapenos and crispy bacon bits.

I actually do kind of enjoy the football part of the Super Bowl even though our home team wasn’t even close to being there, but let’s face it, the commercials and the food come in 1st and 2nd in my book ~ and not necessarily in that order.

Football food is pretty much the best food around, especially on Super Bowl Sunday, which gives us license to eat all sorts of food we try to stay away from the rest of the year. 

On Super Bowl, home cooks become as competitive as the players on the field with first string recipes like Chorizo Queso Dip or Sausage Wonton Cups and Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket ~ mini smoked sausages wrapped in crescent dough and filled with two kinds of cheese, jalapenos and bacon then baked until lightly golden and flaky. They’re a combination of the classic Pigs in a Blanket and Jalapeno Poppers, but better. So much better. . .

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BBQ Chicken Pizza Dip

bbq chicken pizza from A Gouda Life just out of the oven served with Stonefire naan dippers

Appetizers & Beverages | January 23, 2018 | By

BBQ Chicken Pizza Dip ~ tender tasty bites of barbecue chicken, 3 kinds of gooey, melted cheese, bell peppers and red onion all scooped with warm, lightly toasted bread.

You don’t have to know a lot about football to know that football food should have its own category on the food pyramid and if there’s justice in this world, that category would be at the very bottom of the triangle. Can I get a high five on that one? 

So even if you’re not going to be wearing a game jersey at your Super Bowl party if you’re like me, there’s a good chance you’re assembling an arsenal of MVP recipes like this BBQ Chicken Pizza Dip, Chorizo Queso Dip or maybe a batch or two of Sausage Wonton Cups. Basically all things cheesy, indulgent, cheesy and a little spicy.

Did I mention cheesy?

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