Bacon wrapped armadillo eggs recipe
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Bacon wrapped armadillo eggs recipe

Meet the bacon wrapped armadillo egg. These are like jalapeño poppers on steroids! Imagine jalapeños stuffed with a cream cheese mixture, incased in ground sausage and wrapped in bacon. This classic Texas bbq staple are fun to prepare and have lots of tasty surprises in the middle.  Why are they called Armadillo eggs?  Although Armadillos…

How to make smoked pig shots (with maple bourbon glaze)
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How to make smoked pig shots (with maple bourbon glaze)

I’ve been making smoked pig shots for years and they are a great appetizer!  These bacon cups are filed with a cream cheese filling and topped with a jalapeño. Then they are smoked and glazed for one amazing bite after another!  Ingredients you need for Smoked Pig Shots.  Thick-cut bacon Cream cheese  Sour cream  Smoked…

Easy baked cranberry ham and cheese sliders
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Easy baked cranberry ham and cheese sliders

These easy baked cranberry ham and cheese sliders combine the sweet tartness of cranberry sauce with savory ham and creamy melted provolone cheese, all sandwiched between two soft and fluffy buns with a sweet buttery glaze. Perfect for a light lunch, a quick snack, or even an easy appetizer for your next get-together, this easy…

Fried dill pickle dip (with smoked cream cheese) 

Fried dill pickle dip (with smoked cream cheese) 

Calling all pickle lovers, this fried pickle dip with smoked cream cheese is an all time favorite. The fresh dill pickles give a tangy bite, the panko crumbs provide the fried crunch, and the smoked cream cheese rounds it all out. This delicious dip can be served at tailgates, cookouts, holidays and pretty much anytime…

Easy chopped Italian grinder sliders
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Easy chopped Italian grinder sliders

Simple and easy to make, this Italian grinder sandwich recipe is perfect for a party appetizer, an on-the-go snack, or even a quick meal. A classic Italian grinder comes with all the fixings—lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Italian meats like pepperoni and salami, and provolone cheese, among others. For these sliders, we’ve chopped up all of those…

Candied bacon crackers (with cream cheese)
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Candied bacon crackers (with cream cheese)

I can’t get enough of these candied bacon crackers (with cream cheese). Buttery crackers topped with cream cheese, thick cut bacon, jalapeño, and a sweet bbq seasoning make these irresistible.  Not too long ago I shared my candied bacon crackers recipe on social media and they went viral! I had so many positive comments and also some suggestions….

Loaded bbq chicken totchos (tater tot nachos recipe)
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Loaded bbq chicken totchos (tater tot nachos recipe)

These loaded bbq chicken totchos are easy, cheesy, and full of flavor. Combining two of our favorite snacks—tater tots and nachos—this simple totchos recipe is the ultimate party appetizer, game day snack, or even a quick weeknight meal. My version starts with a layer of tater tots, loaded with bbq chicken, melty cheese, pico de Gallo and…