With March Madness starting to set in, March is the month of snacks and munchies for us! It just so happens to be one of our favorite times of the year because it gives us the excuse to pull out all our favorite standby snacks as we stream the games all day, every day. Of course, sometimes we like to get a little classy up in here with our snacking. There’s only so much beer you can drink in one month, right? It's about time we switched over to some wine for those grape-obsessed during our favorite time of the year. That’s why we’ve put together the ULTIMATE snack and wine pairing guide so you can feel classy AF while you sit back, pig out on your favorite snacks and watch your favorite team demolish everyone else with each passing week. Love your white wines? Here’s the snacks you’ll want to bring to the table with your all-time fav wines while you root for the upsets:
More of a red aficionado? Get rich and deep with these tasty pairings as you discuss who will be in the final showdown:
Can’t decide between red and white? Good news, we’ve got you covered with BOTH for these munchies. Who's got time and patience to choose when your team's championship is on the line, am I right?
You'll get that three-pointer you've been prepping for all season with this guide, trust me. Don’t forget to check out our March Munchie Madness bracket challenge for the chance to win some serious tasty treats! We're about halfway through the brackets but there's plenty more knock-down drag out fights left in our tasty contest. One lucky winner will win each round, and the next winner could be YOU. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for more ways to enter to win.
If you are planning on celebrating St. Patrick's Day in any way this year, do it with these Ultimate Loaded Irish Skillet Nachos made with Pig of the Month BBQ Corned Beef. Forget the corned beef and cabbage (no one really likes cabbage as a side, do they?), these nachos are the best way to honor the land of the leprechauns! Regardless of when St. Patrick's Day falls during the week, you'll always find me celebrating with some corned beef and Guinness. Perhaps it's an homage to my Irish heritage, or perhaps it's just that I'll take any excuse to celebrate life with beer and some seriously delicious meat.
No matter why or how you celebrate this year, you owe it to yourself to include these Ultimate Loaded Irish Skillet Nachos. They are loaded up with thick-cut potato slices, a heaping helping of corned beef, cheese, avocado, sour cream and pickled jalapeños. It's the tastiest St. Patrick's Day recipe you'll come across, just trust us on this one.
And while you're digging in, remember to read what to eat before and after drinking so you can save yourself from a hangover tomorrow (bonus: this recipe covers those for you... Just saying - miracle recipe).
INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, toss the sliced potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper to coat. Place the potato slices on the greased baking sheet in one even layer. Bake for 15 minutes, flip the slices over and bake for another 15 minutes.
To assemble the nachos, add the potato slices to the bottom of a large cast iron skillet or other ovenproof skillet. Add the corned beef on top, followed by the pepper jack cheese and cheddar cheese. Place under the broiler set to high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
Top with mashed avocado, pickled jalapeños, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, green onion and sour cream. Serve immediately.
Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up tomorrow, you all know what that means. It’s time to down some serious Jameson and green beer. Yesterday we told you all about how to try to avoid a hangover before you go out on an epic all-night drinking fest, but what about when you’re drunk, on your way home from the bars and feeling the starvation that drinking inevitably brings? You probably already have your very own hangover remedy (mine is a massive glass of water and ibuprofen the moment I wake up at 5am - my body hates me apparently too much to sleep in until 10am), but when you’re five sheets to the wind and on your way down… Well not everyone knows that you should be avoiding that greasy fast food like the freaking plague. Unless you like waking up feeling like hell and saturated with grossness.
Hunger always strikes when you’re out on the town and drunk as hell so you need something to get you along til morning when you wake up - hopefully without a hangover. Here’s the magical rundown of what to eat after drinking all night on St. Patrick's Day: - Miso Soup - yes, it’s a little weird and random, but miso soup actually rehydrates you. Plus it’s light enough to digest quick and can ward off those crazy hellish stomach pains the following morning - not to mention other, ahem, indigestion issues. - Lean meats - yes I know, you want that pizza and mozzarella sticks, but just say NO. Those won’t help you out as much as some lean protein like grilled chicken will to keep you from feeling nauseous. - French fries - not sold on the first two options? Fine, you can hit the fast food but stick with just the fries. Potatoes have potassium and sodium to help you balance out the crap that you just put into your body. It’ll also force you to drink more water! - Eggs - just like when you have a hangover, eggs can help before the hangover even starts. Eggs break down the toxins booze puts into your system that gives you that nasty hangover in the first place. - Water, all the water - Drink. Water. Can’t emphasize this enough. Water, especially coconut water, will get your head right. If you are really dedicated to not feeling pain, add a pinch of salt so it makes you pee less (thanks #science). Pop a multivitamin and then hit the hay folks.
We’ll see you on the other side. With no hangover. You’re welcome. Photos by Meghan Bassett
You know that moment when you get those late night craving for something crunchy and spicy, but your waistline screams at you, "for the love of God woman, don't eat yet another serving of fries!" It's one that us foodies know all too well. That's EXACTLY why I had to create a healthy, crunchy snack to help you with those late night cravings, so you can make more room for bacon at breakfast in the morning.
Green Fries (aka Crispy Baked Avocado Fries) are the best way to get your healthy snacking on without feeling like you're a rabbit. Munching on carrots and celery with ranch dressing gets old pretty fast, you know? Not only are these fries tasty and easy to make, they are served with a Chipotle Dipping Sauce that'll knock your socks off. If you are eating anything this weekend, it should be these fries because they are crispy perfection PLUS all those healthy fats and protein in avocado is proven to help you avoid a hangover. Win-win-win, baby. Happy snacking! [vimeo 161647570 w=500 h=281]Crispy Baked Avocado Fries from Pig of the Month BBQ.
INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Add flour to one bowl, beaten eggs to a second bowl and combine the breadcrumbs, cayenne, salt and pepper for the fries in a third bowl. Dredge the avocado slices in the flour, then the beaten egg, and finally the spiced breadcrumbs. Lay in an even layer on a greased, rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes until the fries are golden and crispy. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce. Serve with the fries, fresh from the oven. Now just pair these Green Fries with a big ol' cocktail or beer and you'll have the healthy balance you've always dreamed of! Recipe, video & photos by Meghan Bassett
A couple of years ago, we served up a quick go-to appetizer of open-faced pulled pork sliders. We've been using this recipe ever since, but we decided it was about time to make a little update to this bad boy. Why not get on the food porn train and really blow your minds? So we broke out the waffle iron, all the cheese and piled on even more saucy pulled pork for this revisited version of an old fav.
This open-faced slider is the perfect combination of savory, spicy and sweet. Instead of being sandwiched between a bun, this pork sings with the crunchy, spicy coleslaw and the crisp waffle fry. I promise your mouth will be bursting with flavor! These sliders are the perfect opening bite to start your summer BBQ festivities with a bang. You get a little bit of everything you could ever want in each loaded bite!
Any excuse to get extra saucy at a BBQ, am I right? Happy BBQing, piggy fans!
INSTRUCTIONS: Heat up a waffle iron and grease with cooking spray. Add the shredded hash browns in batches, creating the base for your sliders. Remove once golden brown and crispy. Cut the hash brown waffle into 4 pieces. Top each piece of hash brown waffle with one slice of sharp cheddar cheese. Broil until melted. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine coleslaw, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir until coated evenly. Warm the pulled pork in the microwave and stir in more BBQ sauce as desired. Top the cheesy hash brown waffles with pork and top with coleslaw. Serve immediately. Shop This Recipe: Pig of the Month BBQ Pulled Pork Pig of the Month BBQ Sauces Recipe, photos & video by Meghan Bassett
Boring old fried onion rings are sooooooo yesterday. No one needs all that greasy breading. Instead, you need all that greasy, crispy BACON. These bacon-wrapped onion rings are the only way you should be eating your onion rings from now on. Everything is better with bacon, you all know that! These onion rings might look a little intimidating to make, but they are so much easier than dragging out the fryer and going through the batter process normal onion rings require. Instead just wrap these bad boys up and bake until they are crispy and delicious. No possible oil burns and no risk of a grease fire. Which for someone as clumsy as myself is a serious MUST.
The hint of BBQ sauce and smoky flavor of the bacon give new life to onion rings that is downright addictive. Trust me when I say you won't regret diving into a bowl of these savory rings of bacon-wrapped onion rings (aka serious deliciousness) for a second; and if you do, hand them over, I'll finish off the rest for you.
INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line with foil and place rack on baking sheet.
Brush the onion rings with BBQ sauce, then carefully wrap in bacon. Start by wrapping one end of a bacon slice snuggly around the onion ring so it just slightly overlaps itself. You’ll use about 1 1/2 to 2 slices of bacon per onion ring.
Place the wrapped onion rings bacon-end side down on the rack and bake for 20 minutes. Flip the onion rings and bake another 15 to 20 minutes. Finish the onion rings with a few minutes under the broil if you like crispier bacon. Remove from oven and rest at least 5 minutes. Serve with more BBQ sauce if desired.
It’s that one final long weekend before the holiday season starts kicking in, people. How many of you can even believe it’s almost September?! The beginning of summer feels like it was just last week and now… Well the grilling season is coming to an end and we area little broken up about it. Labor Day Weekend is that final big blowout we prepare for the moment July 4th is all wrapped up. It’s the last long weekend of the summer and we want to send out summer and the best grilling season yet in the best way possible - with ALL the food and booze. This is the most epic Pig of the Month BBQ recipe round up yet. All your favs from Sauce + Style are below. You’ll find cocktails, main grilling favs, grilled sides and even some dishes that won’t take up all the precious grill space. With these recipes, you’ll be able to keep the festivities going all weekend long. That three-day weekend’s got nothing on you because you’re about to host the biggest blowout anyone’s ever seen! Cocktails Grilled Pineapple Bourbon Smash
Spicy Homemade Potato Chips 1, 2, 3, 4 Pulled Pork Crescent Rolls Want to skip the hassle of cooking? We’ve got ya covered there too! Just head over to Pig of the Month BBQ to order everything you need. You have until August 30th to get in on the action. Hurry up and order to get it in time for your Labor Day celebrations!
A little sweet, a little savory, a little spicy and a whole lotta meat... That's how I sum up this easy peasy chicken wrap! It has all the flavors you want to tickle your taste buds, but it won't take you more than 5 minutes to throw the thing together before you head off to work. In my opinion, this is the best lunch possible. It's full of meat to keep you full all day, but just because it's a little lighter than say, a double-cheeseburger with extra bacon, it doesn't mean that it won't keep ya going strong throughout the rest of your work day.
I seriously LIVE off things like these Spicy Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps in January because I am so busy trying to stick to work resolutions and start the year off with a serious BANG. I need quick, easy and delicious in the middle of my day - because if it takes a long time to make and eat, I'll end up napping under my desk and I'm pretty sure the boss would frown on that whole idea... So get your grab-and-go from your own kitchen instead of hitting that pathetic little sandwich cart, and being disappointed with your lunch yet again. This meaty feast of goodness wrapped up inside this tortilla is all your heart (and tummy) needs!
INSTRUCTIONS: Warm each tortilla in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds each. Spread each tortilla with half of the BBQ sauce. Divide the chicken, pineapple, bacon, and cheese evenly between the two. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Wrap one side over the center and then the other side over the center. Serve.
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