Big Game Appetizers

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The Big Game is this Sunday, and I want to make sure that you are all prepared for your party.  The Big Game is a great time to get together and party.  In order to keep your party lively, appetizers and finger foods are the best way to go for game day food.  That way you can keep it light.  You don’t want your guests falling asleep during half time. Besides a nice selection of Ice Cold Beer, you should consider serving some of my favorite Appetizers. These recipes are tested and guaranteed to keep your guests happy and full.

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Penne Alla Vodka with Pancetta

Penne All Vodka

My wife Dana is a great cook and loves to dabble in recipes that center around Italian cuisine.  She previously made Rigatoni Alla Vodka, but she has improved on it by using pancetta.  Yep, she added bacon!  No wonder I married her. This is quite possibly my favorite meal of all time.  You have to try it!

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Smoked Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Smoked Mushrooms

I just got a new Traeger Smoker and I really love. The model is a Traeger Texas, and it makes some mighty fine Q.  I am always working on ways to smoke more things. So when I picked up some huge mushrooms at the store, I figured that I should smoke them.   This is a pretty traditional Italian stuffed mushroom recipe, with the exception of the smoke.  I will tell you that the smoke flavor really added to the dish.  They were freaking delicious!

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Fancy Chicken

Fancy Chicken

Dana is always looking out for great recipes to try. She spotted a chicken recipe on facebook that looked delicious. Upon further consideration we noticed that it utilized a prepackaged soup mix. We decided to break it down and come with our own take on this dish. We started with fresh herbs and went from there. I must say that this dish was freaking delicious!

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Crock-Pot Sirloin Tips with Mushrooms

Crock-Pot Sirloin Tips

The other week I went into the local super market and found some Sirloin Tips on sale.  I love sirloin tips.  They are tender and delicious!  I have been extremely busy, so I figured I would experiment with making them in the crock-pot.  That way I can enjoy some delicious Sirloin Tips with mushrooms without much effort.

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Dana’s Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

After spending a week in NY, I have been craving a good marsala dish, which is another popular choice in my good old stomping grounds of Queens.  That’s the one thing I miss the most about NY….the FOOD!  So, I am forced to recreate my favorites when I am craving a certain flavor!  Rex has … Read moreDana’s Chicken Marsala

Steak Kabobs

Steak Kabobs

I love kabobs, but I always seem to pick the wrong cut of meat to make them.  Either the steak is too tough or is cooks too fast.  However, I have figured it out.  I used top sirloin last night and the kabobs came out perfectly.  By the time that the veggies were cooked, the … Read moreSteak Kabobs

Sirloin Tips with Mushrooms

Sirloin Tips with Mushrooms

Back in the day I used to work at a go-kart track that was situated right next to Ponderosa Steak House.  One of my favorite lunch time meals was Sirloin Tips.  I haven’t thought of that for a while until I went to the store and saw that top sirloin steaks were on sale.  So … Read moreSirloin Tips with Mushrooms

Mushroom Stroganoff

I hate to say it, but I am a huge fan of Noodles & Company. My favorite dish is the Mushroom Stroganoff. So today I wanted to try to recreate it. So I went to the store and picked up 2 lbs of mushrooms. Luckily I had a huge pan as I totally underestimated how many mushrooms were in 2 lbs.

Mushroom Stroganoff
Mushroom Stroganoff

Served over Egg Noodles with a little freshly grated Parmesan cheese, this was a great meal.

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Portabella Mushroom Burgers

Last week I read the cookbook Weber’s way to grill. I usually only grill meat, but I have been wanting to expand my grilling repertoire. So I went to the store and found some nice portabella mushrooms. In the Vegetable section of the book there is a nice marinade for portabello mushrooms.

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