Archive for the ‘Side Dishes’ Category

Tasteful Tuesday: Chorizo Nachos

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Serve these spicy nachos during the next game, your next party, or for an easy weeknight family dinner. The best part about them? You can alter the ingredients based on your own taste buds.

What You’ll Need:

Homemade Tortilla Chips

  • 9 ounces ground pork chorizo
  • 7 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line one baking sheet, jelly roll pan or large cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir pork chorizo until browned and crumbly, about 7-9 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool.
  3. Layer tortilla chips, chorizo, cheddar cheese and jalapeno slices in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. Top with guacamole, sour cream, cilantro and green onions. Serve hot and enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Kitchen Egg TimerDeviled eggs – a staple of holiday parties and family gatherings. This variation includes bacon and cheddar, a perfect combination if there ever was one.

What You’ll Need:

  • 12 medium to large eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded
    cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper
    and/or paprika for garnish

Directions:

  1. Place eggs in a large saucepan (or two) and cover with water until there’s approximately 1 1/2 inches of water above the single layer of eggs. Turn heat on high until water begins to boil,
    cover and turn heat to low, and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat and leave covered for approximately 15 minutes (or, use an Egg Timer to keep track of hard boiling). Test one egg by peeling under cold running water to ensure thorough cooking.
  3. Crack egg shells one egg at a time and peel under cold running water. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolks to a medium mixing bowl, placing the whites on a serving platter.
  4. Mash yolks into a crumble using a fork. Add mayonnaise, bacon and cheese then stir in mustard.
  5. Evenly disperse teaspoons of the yolk mixture into the egg whites. Sprinkle with garnishes and serve.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Brussels Sprouts are versatile and – when roasted just right – one of the most delicious vegetables, side dishes, and/or snacks (if we may be so bold). The following video from The Kitchn features the basics of preparing and roasting Brussels Sprouts so you can do it perfectly and experiment with pairings like bacon, shallots, prosciutto and more.

Two of our favorite Brussels Sprouts dishes include Pan Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts & Potatoes, and this Thanksgiving veggie medley. Tell us yours in a comment below!

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