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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Disneyland Reuben Tater Tots Recipe

Disneyland’s Reuben Potato Tots

Disneyland’s Reuben Potato Tots, topped with Russian Dressing, Rye Toast Crumbles and Fresh Chopped Chives, are among our favorite specialty snacks at the theme park. We enjoyed them during one …

Hawaiian Poke Nachos

My Hawaiian poke nachos recipe uses fresh ahi, macadamia nuts and shoyu sauce as its base. As with most Hawaiian recipes, ahi poke is best freshly prepared, though it can …

Caprese Salad recipe

Caprese Salad

This Caprese Salad recipe (also known as Insalata Caprese) — is the Island of Capri’s tomato, basil, and mozzarella salad. It is topped with a simple vinaigrette of olive oil …

chorizo queso fundido recipe

Chorizo Queso Fundido

This recipe for Chorizo Queso Fundido, also known as Mexican Cheese Dip, is perfect for a football party or any small gathering. This Queso Fundido recipe uses chorizo, but it …

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Grilled Artichokes with Curry Aioli

Grilled artichokes are an amazing appetizer, and this version is sure to impress your guests no matter what season you’re in. I like to serve two different dipping sauces with …