Game day snacks

College football season is underway and everyone needs a new game day snack to serve. I tried using an old standby–Pepperidge Farm’s Puff Pastry sheets to make a delicious and easy pizza type snack. To make this snack, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. First, I thawed the puff pastry sheet on parchment paper for…

Actually Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Wednesday was National Grilled Cheese Day.  I don’t really remember that day from past years, but thought I would celebrate this year with actually preparing grilled cheese sandwiches–Not just made indoors on a grill, but made outdoors on a charcoal grill. The feat was totally easy since I have a new grilled cheese basket by…

Picnic lunches for warmer weather

With warmer weather coming to Michigan, the anticipation of picnic weather is here.  Portable containers to transport summer picnic food need to be properly sized with temperature consideration.  The containers need to keep food cold during transport.  I also like to have foods kept separately during transport.  There is nothing worse than having fruit juices…

Homemade potato skins–Super Bowl

Making homemade potato skins always seemed liked an all day event.  However, I have developed over time a technique that makes the process much more timely for big game days. The Super Bowl is over, but I wanted to share this recipe for future television events.  This is one of those appetizers that is enjoyed…

2015 breakfast or appetizer biscuits

Are you looking for a way to celebrate the New Year?  How about using Pillsbury crescent roll dough to shape into the numerals of the year?  I found this idea on their website. It was so easy.  I rolled the crescent dough into a 12 by 8 rectangle and cut into 8 squares.  I then…