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Photo of peanut butter stuffed dates

Stuffed Peanut Butter Dates

Today we’re making stuffed dates with peanut butter! Whenever we go to Palm Desert, we always stock up on a huge bag of Medjool dates. They are naturally sweet and …

Peach Whiskey BBQ Drumsticks recipe 3

Peach Whiskey BBQ Drumsticks

Sometimes we don’t have a lot of time to prepare a meal when company comes over. That’s why it’s good to have a standby recipe that you can put together …

Photo of Fried Yuca Balls Recipe

Fried Yuca Balls (Yuquitas)

During our recent trip to Costa Rica, we enjoyed these delicious fried yuca balls at the La Laguna Restaurant at The Springs Resort & Spa. Made from the cassava root, …

Patacones Costa Rica

Patacones (Fried Plantains)

Patacones, also known as tostones, are one of my favorite snacks from Costa Rica. No matter where you go in this gorgeous Central American country, you are likely to see …

photo of Gallo of Picadillo de Arracache

Picadillo de Arracache

Have you ever tried gallo of picadillo de arracache? This is a traditional Costa Rican dish made from a root vegetable called arracacha, whose flavor has been described as “a …

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus Recipe

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Today I’m going to share my wife’s awesome cilantro jalapeno hummus recipe made in my grown-up new Blendtec blender! Yes, I ditched the old Osterizer and got with modern times! …

Panko Fried Green Beans Recipe

Panko Fried Green Beans

This panko fried green beans recipe is a great party snack. In fact, they taste a lot like PF Changs Crispy Green Beans! Serve these with Sriracha mayonnaise dipping sauce …

How to Make a Cheese Board

How to Make a Cheese Board

Have you ever wondered how to make a cheese board that’s worthy of your guests? If you follow a few simple rules, it’s actually very easy. In fact, it’s one …

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Smoked Salmon Dip

If you ever have a chance to make my homemade honey smoked salmon, or you have some purchased from the store, this smoked salmon dip recipe is an easy and …

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Bacon Wrapped Hot Wings

Everything’s better with bacon, so I decided to experiment with a new bacon-wrapped recipe on my Green Mountain Grills smoker — smoked bacon wrapped hot wings! I tried this recipe …

Panko Fried Shrimp Recipe

Panko Fried Shrimp

This panko fried shrimp recipe is one of the most popular restaurant appetizers here in Southern California. For the batter, I’m using a mixture of beer (you can substitute sparkling …

How to Make California Rolls Sushi

How to Make Sushi

Have you ever wondered how to make sushi? It’s not as intimidating as you think! Although master sushi chefs are better at making all of their rolls the same size (and …

Smoked Bacon Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Smoked Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

These smoked bacon jalapeno poppers come together quickly, made with fresh jalapenos, cream cheese and sliced bacon. I prepared these jalapeno poppers on my smoker, but you can put these …

Smorrebrod Ideas

Smorrebrod Ideas

Looking for Smorrebrod ideas for your next party or picnic? Scandinavian smorrebrod are open-faced sandwiches invented by upper-class Danes during the 18th century.  In Denmark, when summer picnic season arrives, thoughts …

Bacon wrapped asparagus recipe

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Whenever we go to Disneyland, we like to grab a quick order of bacon wrapped asparagus at the Bengal Barbecue in Adventureland. Nicknamed Bengal BBQ Safari Skewers, these delicious little …

Chile de Arbol Salsa

Chile de Arbol Salsa

This Chile de Arbol Salsa recipe is a staple in taco stands throughout Southern California. It has the tangy tartness from the tomatillos and lime juice, heat from the dried …