Savory Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls

Sunday football is much less exciting without snacks. And this past Sunday, I was craving a savory snack that wouldn’t require too much effort. I’d had some leftover pizza ingredients from a pizza I had made earlier in the week, but I didn’t have any dough. I did, however, have some of those delicious Pillsbury crescent rolls (the most exciting part is popping the can, … Continue reading Savory Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls

Fried macaroni and cheese balls

Mac and cheese is life. But actually, I just got a new deep fryer for my birthday (yes, that is what I asked for) and wanted to test it out. I thought, “What better to test it with than some homemade mac and cheese balls?” So I did just that. Pro tip: you don’t need a deep fryer for this recipe. You can definitely use … Continue reading Fried macaroni and cheese balls

big & cheesy mozzarella sticks

Americans love cheese, and I am no exception. Fried cheese curds are a personal favorite, but in New Jersey, cheese curds are extremely hard to come by—although we do have some amazing cheese makers in this state (very few of whom actually produce cheese curds). When cheese curds aren’t available—which is pretty much always—fried mozzarella makes the perfect appetizer. Football season is finally back; preseason … Continue reading big & cheesy mozzarella sticks

honey garlic Parmesan wings

Right now, my alma mater (Seton Hall University) is about to make a go in the NCAA Tournament, and this weekend, they competed in the Big East Tournament (and suffered a tear-jerking loss to Villanova). Anyway, game days call for game day apps, and my sister gave me the idea to try my hand at some honey garlic Parmesan wings. Sweet honey pairs well with salty soy … Continue reading honey garlic Parmesan wings

creamy buffalo chicken dip

There is one appetizer that always draws a crowd from my family and friends: buffalo chicken dip. Yes, I think I’ve made it clear that I am totally obsessed with anything buffalo chicken. This dip is no exception. With only five simple ingredients, it’s a go-to for any friendly gathering. From Christmas Eve to just another night out with friends, the buff chick dip always … Continue reading creamy buffalo chicken dip

buffalo chicken wontons

When I was younger, I always looked up to my big sister (and still do, of course). I did everything she did. She played the piano, so I played the piano. She played field hockey, so I played field hockey. She ordered buffalo chicken pizza, so I ordered Buffalo chicken pizza. And that’s how I discovered the heavenly flavor of Buffalo sauce. We were at … Continue reading buffalo chicken wontons

crispy garlic kale chips

The beginning of fall means just that: the beginning of fall. Long gone are those sweltering summer days where I’d step outside and suddenly feel like Olaf in that scene from Frozen where he stands in front of the fireplace a little too long. Instead, I can finally preheat my oven without feeling guilty about the escaped heat raising the house’s temperature a few degrees. … Continue reading crispy garlic kale chips