Friday, December 20, 2013

I LOVE the Gingerbread Martini from Outback and this year I had a huge craving for them at the holidays.  So, I went out and found a couple of recipes online that were supposed to be similar.  I took their suggestions and added a couple of my own to come up with this awesome drink.  I've tested it on a few people now and everyone asked for more!  See if you can fit this one into your holiday parties this year!

1/2 oz Gingerbread Kahlua (I'm sure you could use the regular too)
1 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
1 oz Sweet Cream Flavor Coffee Creamer
1/2 oz Gingerbread Syrup (In the coffee aisle or at a coffee shop)
Pepperidge Farm Gingerman Cookies

Mix the liquids together and shake over ice
Rim a martini glass with crushed gingerman cookies
Place one full gingerman cookie into the glass and pour the liquid over top.  YUM!

NOTE: To make it stronger you could up the kahlua to 1 ounce and you could also add 1 ounce of vodka.  Both work great!  

Check out How to Make Gingerbread Martinis by Rusty And Jules on Snapguide.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

I recently started the "Caveman Diet" and discovered this recipe on Cavegirl Cuisine.  I changed it up a little and came up with this.   I love mushrooms so I might add more mushrooms (including multiple varieties too) next time and less chicken.  This is a very tasty dish!


Check out How to Cook Paleo Friendly Lettuce Wraps by Rusty And Jules on Snapguide.

This is a very easy chili recipe that we enjoy on a nice cold winter day.  Top it off with some cheese, sour cream and maybe even some Fritos or just eat it plain!

Click here for the Printable Recipe

Click here to see the original Chili video

SNAPGUIDE: Check out How to Cook Chili by Rusty And Jules on Snapguide.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I found a rendition of this on Pinterest a while back and last night, in a fight with myself over what I was  going to cook, I rediscovered it.  I changed a few things and also adapted it to a single serving since I was flying solo at the time.
This dish would be really easy to make for picky eaters. I have one in my family that doesn't eat tomatoes and one that doesn't eat feta.  So, you could make it like a pasta bar and let everyone pick what they want to include if you're in a similar situation!

Click here for the printable recipe

Click the image below to view the Snapguide! 
Check out How to Make Summer Pasta by Rusty and Jules Stevens on Snapguide.

Monday, September 16, 2013

This soup is so easy to make, super quick and delicious.  Brown the turkey, add all of the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes.  That's about it!  And at around 370 calories, it fits nicely into your diet too!  If the calories aren't all that important to you, try topping it with some crunchy tortilla strips and some sour cream.  Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!

Click here for the Printable Recipe.  Click the image below for the Snapguide version.

Check out How to Cook Southwestern Turkey Soup by Rusty and Jules Stevens on Snapguide.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

At approximately 245 calories per serving (if you use the ingredients in the photo), this is a fantastic way to get that buffalo chicken craving satisfied while still on your diet! Check out the snapguide for this by clicking on the link below. 

Love the tortilla pizza idea?  We also have a snapguide on Steak Tortilla pizzas and an old blog post on regular tortilla pizzas!

Check out How to Make Buffalo Tortilla Pizzas by Rusty and Jules Stevens on Snapguide.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Not too long ago, we posted a video guide on how to make jambalaya.  Today, we also added a snapguide!  Be sure to check it out by clicking on the image below and friend us on Snapguide too!  We will be posting a lot more recipes there!

Monday, August 12, 2013

We've heard many great things about Pawley's Island Tavern (Also known as "The PIT") on past trips to the Litchfield Inn and this past trip we got the opportunity to pay them a visit.  With dollar bills all over the walls, very colorful paint, quaint indoor rooms and a spot for bands, the atmosphere here is very fun, but the food is even better!

Famous for their crabcakes and pimento cheese, they left nothing to be desired on these two options for sure.  We started off with the crab balls as an appetizer.  They are the same as their crab cakes only in bite size portions. They were very tasty and full of crab.  

For our meal, we decided to get a little wild and share what they call the Psycho Burger. Boasting the flavorful wonderfulness of their home made pimento cheese, jalapenos, chili, slaw, onions, mushrooms and even an egg, we weren't quite sure how this would taste.  In the end, we both agreed it was one of the best burgers we had ever eaten. I actually ended up craving another one the entire time we were in Pawley's Island!  The meat was very flavorful and all of those toppings blended perfectly in your mouth.  

Feeling like you may need to pay them a visit?  Pay CLOSE ATTENTION to this tip!  You won't see this restaurant from the road and the only way you will find it is by looking for the green mailbox with "PIT" written on it. You might even drive by it because you don't think the road is there.  Yes, that dirt road that looks like it goes to nowhere is exactly where you want to be!  
Look for this Green Mailbox!!

Psycho Burger

Crab Balls

Friday, August 9, 2013

We have driven by this place a few times, noticing there are a lot of cars in their parking lot.  We finally decided to stop.  With a description of "Texas sized" burgers, it being the last day of our vacation AND the last day of fun food before the diet started again, we figured we may as well live it up!  

Turned out this place was great.  Very cool atmosphere with license plates and signatures all over the walls, great service and awesome burgers!  We both went for the burgers since they were listed as the best and oh my, they were tasty!!  Rusty had the 3 Alarm Fire Burger complete with hot sauce, jalapenos and Pepper Jack cheese.  He couldn't stop talking about how great it tasted.   I had the Swiss Mushroom Burger and ate everything on my plate.  With 7 ounces of meatness complete with a whole plate of FRESH CUT fries, I nearly had to be wheeled out of the joint. 

All in all, we will definitely return and hope you will visit too! Let us know about your own experiences, we'd love to hear them!
3 Alarm Fire Burger

Swiss Mushroom Burger

Thursday, August 8, 2013

These little peppers are so delicious that most of our friends barely let them leave the oven before they have already been eaten! Many thanks to our awesome friend, Tonda for sharing these with us! 

Click on the image below to view the snapguide, or click here for the recipe!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

This recipe is so easy and sure to be a hit with feta lovers!  At around 150 calories per serving, it's a great side or snack for all of you calorie counters too!  

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Many people make Jello Shots, but there are a few tips listed here that will help you make them a little bit better!  Remember, you can use any flavor of Jello or even mix flavors for more fun!  
Check out How to Make Jello Shots by Rusty and Jules Stevens on Snapguide.
A great treat for a party that mixes well with the Jello Shot recipe too!  These are super easy and one of the first things to go!  Try different brands of Gummy Bears and you can also use other flavors of alcohol.  Either way, they're a great party snack!
Check out How to Make Rummy Bears by Rusty and Jules Stevens on Snapguide.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

We just updated our Barbecue Ribs recipe with an all new snapguide! See it below and be sure to check out our original Barbecue Ribs post here!

Check out the Snapguide here

View/Print the recipe in Google Drive here

Monday, July 1, 2013

A quick and easy dish with a kick! And, as a bonus, it is low in calories! Just click on the "View the Guide" button below to see how it is made!

Check out How to Cook Spicy Chicken and Rice by Julie Lachance on Snapguide.
Got Leftover Steak?  Try a steak tortilla pizza!  Check out our newest snapguide to get started!
Check out How to Make Steak Tortilla Pizza by Julie Lachance on Snapguide.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

We can't begin to explain to you how good this is.  You'll just have to make it to try it!   We have made this for the last two Super Bowl Parties and a few other parties in between and needless to say, there is never any left!  Kids and adults love it just the same too!!

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

Click here for the full, printable recipe

Step 1: Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until blended.

Step 2:  Spoon onto a large piece of plastic wrap; bring up all four corners and twist tightly forming into a ball shape. (I find it best to put this ball into a small bowl to help it hold its shape).

Step 3:  Freeze for 1 hour 30 minutes or until firm enough to keep its shape. Place peanut butter and chocolate chips in flat dish. Remove plastic wrap from ball and roll ball into morsels to completely cover, pressing morsels into the ball if necessary.

Step 5:  Place ball on serving dish; cover and freeze for 2 hours or until almost firm. (Can be made ahead. If frozen overnight, thaw at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.) Serve with graham cracker sticks, teddy grahams, or apple slices for dipping or spreading.

 Click here for the full recipe!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

We recently had the opportunity to spend one night on the outskirts of Charleston with some friends on the beautiful James Island. They took us to two restaurants we wanted to share with you.

The first was Rita's Seaside Grille on Folly Beach. We have eaten here before for breakfast and had a great experience (the shrimp and grits were awesome), but this time we were able to try lunch. Counting our calories, we went thinking we'd have a nice salad, but when we saw a burger go by, we couldn't help but to try one. We ordered the Jalapeno Burger with fries and it was as wonderful as it looked. The jalapenos are fresh though so beware! They got a little hot! The meat was very tasty and the fries were wonderfully seasoned.

After eating our burger, a neighboring table ordered the barbecue sundae. Oh my. If we weren't stuffed, we'd have ordered that too so we just took a picture and asked about it. Turns out, they put barbecue, queso and mozzerella cheese in a sundae dish with tortilla chips. Now you tell me what could possibly be better that that?? With good food, beer and a view, this is a great little stop next time you're near Folly Beach, SC.

The next morning we stopped at Triangle Char and Bar for brunch as we were headed out of town. Such a fun place with a fun menu too. I had the crab cakes which were two small cakes on fluffy biscuits topped with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce. YUMM! Rusty isn't much of a breakfast fan so he went with the fish tacos. He ate every last bite so they must have been good. While waiting for our food to get there we all shared the cinnamon rolls. I have to say they have an amazing glazed topping that makes them a must have! All in all, with two locations and an open air feel on a nice warm day, this is a great place to stop and have a great brunch!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

We are planning our annual Super Bowl party.  It's always full of all kinds of wonderful dishes!  This is what we plan on making:

Stromboli and Pizza Sauce

Marinated Shrimp


Peanut Butter Ball 

Jalapeno Poppers

Pizza Dip (Recipe coming soon)


Buffalo Wings

If you decide to add one of these dishes to your menu, please let us know! And while you're at it, send us a picture of it on our Facebook page!