Category Archives: tailgating

Spooky Peeps

Peeps have gone Halloween and they’re not chicks anymore. They’re Peep pumpkins and ghosts and they’re perfect for decorating Halloween treats.  Add your favorite candy to make them your own.  Calories don’t count on Halloween, right?

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Crazy Corn

Food trucks and street food are all the rage in Atlanta . Crazy Corn is straight from the streets of Mexico and it’s easy to make.  Grilling corn brings out the natural sugars and the flavor is amazing.  Try adding some Mexican street toppings.  To die for.

This would be perfect for a 4th of July barbecue or any time this summer when corn is plentiful and at its peak.  This recipe was featured on the Today Show.

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Chocolate, It’s What’s For Breakfast

Gooey, melted chocolate chips are truly one of life’s little pleasures.  You’ve had them in cookies, but have you tried them in muffins?  They’re great for breakfast, brunch, or a snack any time of day.

Mix the dry ingredients the night before and they go together quickly in the morning.  You may or may not need coffee.

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Cupid’s Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

What’s Valentines Day without a little chocolate?  And what’s a little chocolate without a little champagne?  Go ahead, indulge yourself; count it as one of your fruit servings for the day.

Whether you eat out or stay in, make these for your Valentine and you’ll make someone very happy.    They’re perfect for any occasion and  look extra special served on a silver tray.  If you’re passing them around though, they probably won’t make it very far across the room.

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Highlands Bar and Grill Pimento Cheese

This is the Pimento Cheese I crave and the one I make over and over again. What makes it so good?  Using fresh roasted red peppers  instead of  chopped red peppers from a jar. It makes a huge difference in the taste and bumps it up to a whole new level.

The recipe calls for homemade mayonnaise but since that’s never worked for me,  I use Hellman’s and  love the results.  Serve this as an appetizer with crackers or make the best sandwich ever using the fluffiest white bread you can find.  It’s to die for.

This recipe is from Frank Stitt, a famous Southern Chef who features this in his restaurant Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, AL. and his cookbook, Southern Table.

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How to Make Banana Bread

Making banana bread is easy.  Waiting on it to come out of the oven is hard. Crusty on the outside and moist and flavorful inside, this recipe is sure to become one of your favorites. It also tastes great if you add fresh blueberries, chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

Start with some ripe bananas.  I like to use them before they get too dark and mushy.

These are the basic ingredients and it’s so easy to make.

The mixed batter ready to be popped into the oven.

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded.  That’s the way I like my baked potatoes and that’s why Loaded Baked Potato Soup is one of my all time favorite soups.  Topped with crunchy bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions; it’s perfect this time of year when you want something warm, satisfying, and easy to make. Once you try this, I bet it will become one of your favorites too.

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