Posts tagged: Parties
Now that the Christmas season is officially over, it's time to focus on all that New Year, New Me stuff. While other peeps are thinking about diets and how they can improve themselves in the coming year, we've got our eyes on the REAL prize... How to ring in the new year like a freakin' BOSS. There's no sense in making big plans for the new year if you are properly celebrating it's arrival, right? For us, it's all about DECADENCE. All the food, drink and more food that we want to double-down on before we feel the need to cleanse the holiday weight gain in January (you know, that diet that generally only lasts one week?). Check out our ultimate list of indulgent recipes from drinks to apps to desserts and even a burger made with beer cheese sauce and whiskey... Because why the F not? You can only say goodbye to 2016 once, so let's send that year out the right way.
Gingerbread Spice Cocktail - Sauce + Style
The Perfect Antipasti Platter - Sauce + Style
Peach and Vanilla Champagne Jello Shots - That’s So Michelle
Sugar Cone Party Horns - Hungry Happenings
Glitter Champagne Bottles - Camp Makery
Double-Stuffed Oreo Jello Shots - A Beautiful Mess
Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheeseburger with Guinness Cheese Sauce + Crispy Onions - Half Baked Harvest
Chipotle Beer Shrimp Quesadillas with Spicy Guac - How Sweet It Is
One-Pan Baked Champagne Cream Sauce Fettucine with Truffle Oil - Half Baked Harvest
Crispy Beer Chicken with a Creamy Beer Mushroom Gravy - Cafe Delites
Drunken Cherry Galettes - The Brewer and the Baker
Boozy Truffles - Table for Two
Boozy Gummy Bear Cupcakes - Sweet Tooth Happy New Year, piggy peeps! We'll catch y'all on the flip side.
Y'all know I couldn't leave you hanging right before the big game on Sunday without something delicious to make, right? For the love of all things bacon and cheese, this Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Dip is the one recipe that HAS to hit your game day spread this weekend. I LOVE serving up cheesy dips for football parties because they are always the star of the entire day. The gooey cheese served up on crusty bread or tortilla chips is all too addicting (plus it helps balance out all those boozy drinks you'll be guzzling as you cheer your team on).
Heck, even if you are just watching for the commercials, you still need something to eat that'll warm you from the inside out! This creamy, cheesy dip is spicy and savory, with the perfect salty hit of bacon from Pig of the Month BBQ's Applewood Smoked Maple Bacon. The thick cuts of bacon really stick out in this dip, so it's ideal for all those bacon-lovers in yo life. When I dip, you dip, we dip! Time to DIG IN.
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Serves 6-8 INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mash together cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, jalapeños, mayonnaise, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne, butter, and bacon until combined. Add mixture to a medium-sized baking dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips or crusty bread. Shop This Post Pig of the Month BBQ Applewood Smoked Maple Bacon
*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett
Who's ready to get down on some serious pig?? That's exactly what these Pig Overload Fries are here for! When it comes to watching that pigskin fly and rooting for my favorite team, football food is everything I need to make me happy in life. Well, along with a couple of beers of course.
It's only natural to load up all the pork and bacon on these delicious fries, because y'all know I like my fries with a side of meat, plus some extra meat. Then I load it up with some cheddar cheese deliciousness and top it all off with some BBQ sauce. Talk about a hot mess of deliciousness, am I right? Thus the best fries you will ever eat in your LIFE were born.
Seriously, these are the best fries ever. Just look at that gorgeous mess and then tell me that you can resist it... Yea, didn't think so. So go ahead, get messy. Eat it all. Feel no guilt and chug a cold brew. This IS football season, people. Get into it already!
INSTRUCTIONS: Cook French fries according the instructions on the package. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter with paprika and cayenne powder. When melted and just starting to bubble, stir in 1/8 cup flour. Let brown, approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute, and whisk in 1 1/2 cups milk.
Continue to stir the milk mixture until it thickens, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese until melted.
Place cooked fries in a large serving dish. Top with pulled pork and bacon. Drizzle over cheese sauce and BBQ sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
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*Recipe and photos by Meghan Bassett
The first week of football is wrapping up and we couldn't be more excited. We are sad to see the end of summer so clearly, but all that football and tailgating amazingness in front of us is comforting our souls hardcore right about now. You know we are allllll about that tailgating food, but we also want to make sure we have the drinks part covered for y'all too. What's a tailgate party without some booze anyway? So we're bringing you these 15 fall cocktails to keep your tailgating spirits high (and extra boozy). These cocktails have all that apple and pumpkin goodness you start craving the moment September 1st rolls around, plus some extra odds and ends cocktails to give you a break once you start wearing yourself on everything apple and pumpkin. One of our favorite manly drinks below (pictured above) is Smoked Bourbon with Candied Bacon. Our smokers are running well into fall, low and slow, so we take advantage of that smoke by bottling it up with some bourbon. Top it with a slice of candied bacon and all the dudes out there basically melt as soon as they see it. It's also the perfect consolation prize if someone's team loses. As long as you give them one of these, you can mock them all you want.
Apple Pie Bourbon Shots - Delish
Tailgating is a must, no matter what team you are rooting for. Hitting the parking lots and getting amped up for the big game is the only way to ensure your team will bring home the victory. So you want to make sure you are hosting the most epic tailgating party ever, right? You might be a seasoned tailgater, or a complete newbie; regardless we've got the keys to assured tailgating party success right here. Buckle up BBQ peeps, it's time to get down and dirty with tailgating party prep.
Game Day Decorations You don't have to drop $500 on decorations, but making sure you are displaying those team colors loud and proud is the ultimate way to set the mood. Grab tablecloths, napkins, plates, the works. Everyone needs to know that you bleed those colors! Tailgating On the Go? Turn your SUV into table. That's right, just lay down the seats and pop the truck. Add a tablecloth to the floor and a cooler full of drinks. You can even set out your mad food spread right there so even a little rain can't ruin your party scene.
FOOD AND BOOZE Most importantly, don't skimp on the food and the booze, not to mention water for when everyone inevitably drinks too much without hydrating. Check out any of our killer Sauce + Style recipes for inspiration, or just grab a Pig of the Month BBQ feast so we can do the cooking for ya! Just make sure you're making everything handheld - no one wants to sit down with a knife and fork. Get Those Butts a Rest All that standing, boozing and eating means people will need a little rest from time to time. Be sure to grab plenty of collapsable seating for everyone! Chilly Out? Stock up on the blankets! You can even use this as an opportunity to bring in those team colors in another way.
Pump Up the Jams A mix of current jams and upbeat 80s classics are perfect for setting the mood. Don't forget to load up the team's fight song! Say Buh-Bye to Red Cups Those red cups are getting a little old aren't they? Class up your shindig with some mason jars instead. Give Them Something to Do Standing around for hours drinking and eating can get a little boring. Set up a game of cornhole, or just bring a couple balls so people can throw around the pigskin.
Grilling? If you are busting out the big guns and grilling up tasty meats for your peeps, don't forget to haul along extra charcoals and propane. Make sure you also have everything you need to safely cool down the grill and dispose of ashes before heading into the game. Follow these little tidbits of advice and you are going to have a legendary team celebration bash no one will forget. Just be prepared to be asked to host every tailgating party from now until forever.
Calling all peanut butter and chocolate fans! I'm bringing you the only dessert you'll want to cool off with for the rest of the summer... Don't you hate it when you're craving homemade cheesecake but you don't want to go through all the hassle of baking it for an hour in a water bath and waiting for it to cool overnight? It's torture! Plus, sometimes a giant slice of cheesecake is just a wee bit too much when you're still trying to show off that summer bod for a couple more months...
I've got the ultimate solution for y'all right here. These no bake mini peanut butter cheesecakes are so simple to pull together and only need a few hours in the fridge to set. No baking required! You might think they won't taste like creamy, fluffy traditional cheesecake, but these mini cups of joy taste just as good, if not BETTER.
They are perfect for bringing to a BBQ party or for hoarding them to yourself as a midnight snack (especially when you don't have AC and sleeping in an 85 degree house is slowly killing you one night at a time)! If you need a peanut butter, chocolate and cheesecake fix, this is all you need in life.
INSTRUCTIONS: Line 2 cupcake tins with cupcake liners.
In a medium bowl, stir together crust ingredients. Press 1 to 2 Tbsp of the crust mixture into cupcake liners and chill for 2 hours.
In a large bowl, beat together heavy cream, peanut butter, and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Add in the cream cheese and sugar, beating until completely combined. <imgsrc="http://sauceandstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/No-Bake-PB-Cup-Mini-Cheesecakes-Prep-4.jpg" alt="No Bake Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes | Sauce + Style" /> Fold the chopped Reese’s cups into the cream cheese mixture.
Pour mixture into the prepared pie crust smoothing over the top with a rubber spatula. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. Top with mini Reese’s cups & drizzle with chocolate sauce when ready to serve.
Recipe & photos by Meghan Bassett
Who's ready for a long weekend? We can't lie, we've been waiting for this holiday weekend for weeeeeeeeks. July 4th is one of our favorite holidays, because it's all about the grill and the BBQ. Seriously, what's more all-American than grilling up some meats with a cold beer, surrounded by all your friends and family?! You know we love to get in the holiday spirit, no matter what holiday it is. That's why we've rounded up our favorite red, white and blue recipes so you can get your Independence Day party on. From snacks to apps, drinks to... well, even more drinks, we've got your holiday celebration covered. Let's face it, you've been procrastinating planning out that backyard BBQ all week long, haven't you? ;) Red, White & Blue Pretzels - Sauce + Style
No-Bake Berry Trifle - Natasha’s Kitchen
Fireworks Sugar Cookie Cake - Crazy for Crust
July 4th Layered Drinks - In Katrina’s Kitchen
Red White & Blue Sangria - Life’s Ambrosia Happy July 4th to our BBQ-lovin' peeps! Be sure to show up what your cooking up on Twitter (tag @iheartbbq) or on Instagram (tag @pigofthemonth)! Down a cold on for us and wave that flag high.
The Memorial Day BBQs are coming… We’re already prepping our grills and rubbing down our tasty meats so we can rock this holiday like we’ve never rocked it before. Are you ready? It doesn’t matter if you are hosting the most epic BBQ ever or you’re planning on making the rounds, you need some killer recipes to wow everyone with. That’s why we pulled together a list of our ultimate Memorial Day recipes, just for our piggy peeps to get in on. We’ve got the cream of the crop recipes here, from cocktails to desserts, snacks to the main grilling event. You’ll find everything you need to make this Memorial Day weekend the best celebration EVER. The only question is, which ones will you be busting out like a boss?
Holiday Weekend Sipping Red White and Blue(berry) Margaritas - Gimme Some Oven DIY Fresh Fruit Ice Cubes + Cocktails - Sauce + Style Red, White, and Blue Sangria - Examiner.com Quick & Easy Margarita Shandy - Serious Eats Grilled Citrus Sangria - Sauce + Style Red White and Blue Ice Cubes - Momtastic Steak Island Beer Cocktail - Serious Eats Patriotic Punch - Sauce + Style
The Double Bacon Hamburger Fatty Melt - Serious Eats
Spicy Dry Rub Ribs - Sauce + Style
Red White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles - the view from great island
Red Velvet Cupcakes - Your Cup of Cake
Independence Day Ombre Cake - Brit & Co. Happy Memorial Day, BBQ-lovin’ fans! May your grills burn hot and your beers stay cold in the summer heat.
Bacon Bourbon Caramel Stuffed Brownies are an indulgent, decadent dessert that combines our love of bacon, chocolate, caramel and BOOZE.
When we go for dessert, we go big. Real big. Like, Super Bowl big.
These bacon bourbon caramel stuffed brownies are the latest food porn creation that we absolutely can't get enough of. If you thought brownies couldn't get any better, well you're just plan wrong. We stuffed ours with a rich, creamy bourbon caramel and lots of our top selling bacon to really send it over the edge.
It's sweet, it's savory and it's so gooey and decadent, you might just faint after the first bite. If you really want to bring your A-game to your next party, picnic or to spoil your significant other, this is the ultimate recipe to bust out. Everyone will be freaking the hell out the moment you set these out. Then just sit back and watch as everyone clammers to get another one before they're all gone.
Chocoholics, bacon-lovers, bourbon-obsessed fans and caramel-cravers UNITE. This is the only dessert you need to make for the rest of your darn life. For real.
INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick spray & line with parchment paper.
Make brownie batter according to the instructions on the package. Pour half the batter into the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes.
Combine caramels, cream and bourbon in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until smooth and creamy, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Pour in caramel then add layer of chopped bacon, reserving 1/4 of the chopped bacon for later.
Top with the rest of brownie batter and sprinkle with remaining bacon. Bake for 20 more minutes and cool completely before cutting.
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Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett
Sriracha Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños really bring the heat! This spicy, crispy and creamy appetizer will win over everyone at your next party.
Wrapping things in bacon is kind of a specialty of mine. If anything just isn't quite working for me in the kitchen, I usually head straight for the extra pound of bacon I always have sitting in my refrigerator. You know, just in case there's a bacon-related emergency - which surprisingly happens on a weekly basis for me. You'd be surprised by just how many things can be wrapped in bacon! Potatoes, rolls, scallops, shrimp, meatloaf, yea this list could go on forever. Today I'm bringing you one of my new favorite bacon-wrapped recipes that'll light a fire on your tongue and in your belly.
Sriracha Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños are the best combo of crispy, creamy, spicy and extra cheesy. The Sriracha bacon and added Sriracha in the filling make these little guys just the right amount of wicked. You'll feel the heat but you won't be burning your taste buds off with each bite. Pro tip: try slicing a sausage or brat in half and stuffing it with one of these stuffed jalapeños. Next level amazingness right there, I'm just saying.
INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking dish and set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Monterrey Jack cheese, garlic, Sriracha and salt with an electric mixer until smooth and well-combined.
Add the halved jalapeños to the baking dish and fill each one evenly with the spicy cream cheese filling.
Wrap each stuffed jalapeño half with half a slice of Sriracha bacon, securing with a toothpick. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the bacon is as crispy as desired. Serve immediately.
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