Snack Recipes

Potato Chip Nachos

Potato Chip Nachos Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. These potato chip nachos are something I came up with a few years ago while under the influence (of lots of whiskey). I included the recipe in my Learn to Cook Book but figured it…

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How to Make Coxinha

Coxinha (pron: co-SHEEN-ya) is a Brazilian street food, minced chicken wrapped in a soft dough, breaded and deep fried. Is there any part of that that doesn’t sound completely great? I’ll answer. There’s not. The legend of how coxinha came to be is that a long time ago, there was a young Brazilian prince and, like every prince,…

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Pao de Queijo – Brazilian Cheese Bread

pao de queijo recipe

Pão de queijo (pronounced pow-du-KEHjo, sort of) is probably Brazil’s most famous food export. Very similar to gougeres, pao de queijo is basically a pate a choux, but made with tapioca flour instead of wheat flour. You can buy them frozen in many grocery stores now, but you can just as easily find the ingredients…

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Steak Fries With Veracruz Ranch Dip

steak fries recipe

Steak Fries recipe video (scroll down for printable recipe) This steak fries recipe and video was created in partnership with Hidden Valley Ranch. Get the original Veracruz Ranch Dip recipe and over 100 more dip recipes and combinations at DipGenius. Most people might think of steak fries as a thing to go with steak. Not…

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Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

stuffed mushrooms recipe

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms video (Scroll down for recipe) In partnership with Hidden Valley Ranch, here is an easy spinach stuffed mushrooms recipe that your party guests will love. I can’t properly express how happy I am that I finally came around to the mushroom-side of things. For so long, I despised the lowly fungi and…

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How to Make a Cheese Plate

How to Make a Cheese Plate Video (scroll down for tips and cheese suggestions) Part 3 in our French Brunch series, the cheese plate. I met with Kendall Antonelli of Antonelli’s Cheese in Austin Texas to get some tips for putting together a great cheese plate, as well as some specific cheese suggestions for our…

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Super Nachos with Avocado Sauce

Super Nachos recipe video (scroll down for printable recipe) There’s not a whole lot in the world that’s better than nachos. Even less in the world that’s better than SUPER NACHOS. I put it in all-caps for emphasis. SUPER NACHOS are kind of like the Nachos Supreme I used to get at Taco Bell back…

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Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas are one of the most well known Spanish tapas recipes, and for good reason. They are inexpensive, super simple, and very delicious. Potatoes parboiled, then cooked in lots of extra-virgin olive oil until slightly crispy and fully infused with rich olive flavor, then dressed with a spicy mayonnaise sauce. Serve these warm or…

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Crostini is Italian for “little toasts” and it’s exactly what that sounds like (crostino is the singular of the word). Thin slices of a baguette or other narrow loaf, lightly oiled and then oven-toasted until crisp. Think of a fancy Melba toast. Crostini can be topped with any combination of delectable treats you can think…

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