Entertaining

Whenever I visit my daughter, we indulge in lunch at P.F. Chang's. While we have many favorites, their Chicken Lettuce Wraps are at the top of my list. Since there is no P.F. Chang's restaurant near my hometown and since I crave these things more than four times a year, it was crucial for me to find a copycat recipe so I can make these leaves of goodness at home. Read more →


When making the BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Onion Bombs from the previous post, you'll likely have some leftover meat. Here's a way to utilize leftover meatloaf and squeeze an extra meal out of it. Not only are these stuffed jalapenos perfect for a fast dinner, they also make fabulous appetizers. Read more →


Want to add a twist to traditional chocolate chip cookies? If so, you'll love the following Chocolate Chip Cookies with Orange Zest and Vanilla Bean! The addition of these two basic ingredients creates an amazing flavor profile that will leave everyone asking for more. Read more →


Sometimes the best holiday cookie recipes are the ones found on the side of a packaged cake mix box. A good example is these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Duncan Hines. Those of you who have followed The Cheap Gourmet for awhile know that I can't resist deviating from original recipes. However, I only modified this one a little bit. Read more →


If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-prepare appetizer you will love these deep fried parmesan cheese puffs. These bite-size parmesan cheeese puffs are light and airy with a hint of saltiness from the cheese and a crispy outer shell. They are perfect on their own or can be paired with a light dipping sauce. The cheese puffs can be... Read more →


I'm excited to share my Bacon Buttermilk Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream Frosting recipe. Not to brag, but these are the best cupcakes I have ever baked. Not only do you receive the goodness of a bacon-stuffed pancake, but also the divine decadence of maple buttercream frosting topped with a piece of crisp bacon. Read more →


Yesterday, I published my Smokin' Hot Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe for the Marx Foods: A Chile and A Spoon Recipe Competition. Today, I am asking for your vote and encouraging you to view all the amazing chile recipes submitted by food bloggers. Read more →


The following Smokin' Hot Molten Chocolate Lava Cake is a recipe I have created for the Marx Foods "A Chile and A Spoon" contest. Marx Food sent me a generous supply of chiles and I have been having so much fun experimenting with them. Read more →


I was introduced to blackeye peas salsa while dining at Flip Flops; a favorite local restaurant. Owned by Chef Danny Veltri, winner of the reality TV show, Hell's Kitchen, Flip Flops serves the blackeye peas salsa to bar patrons and diners as they await their award-winning meals. Read more →