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A small cast iron skillet filled with buffalo tater tots, melted cheese, crispy bacon, ranch dressing, and green onions.

Loaded Buffalo Tots

Cruncy, spicy, bold and awesome. Tater tots coated in buffalo sauce, drizzled with ranch (or blue cheese), and topped with bacon and green onion.

queso fundido with chorizo recipe

queso fundido + chorizo recipe

Since it’s comfort food season, and it’s always cheese season, chorizo queso fundido is on repeat in my house.  It’s best to share with friends, because it’s seriously just a ton of gooey, delicious cheese melted with spicy chorizo, jalapenos, onions, and garlic.  Serve it with homemade guacamole and salsa on the side, too!  what is […]

creamy goat cheese coated in crunchy pistachios and bread crumbs, then baked and served with a fire roasted tomato and red pepper sauce | a flavor journal food blog

baked goat cheese bites + fire roasted sauce

Baked goat cheese and this fire roasted sauce are such a good combination.  Both parts of the recipe are easy to make, too!  And both can be made ahead of time, which is always a plus. These are coming at you just in time for the holidays because they’re an awesome appetizer to share.  This […]

an easy guide to making basic homemade guacamole

basic homemade guacamole

Guacamole is one of our favorite dips!  This basic homemade guacamole recipe will help you understand the basics of making guac, and then give you the freedom to adjust it to fit your tastes.   tips for making homemade guacamole Homemade Guacamole Tip #1:  Get to know the basic components for guacamole.  For this recipe, […]

spicy tuna tartare nachos recipe :: baked, crispy wonton chips, spicy ahi tuna, creamy avocado, and spicy sriracha sauce. DELICIOUS and perfect for happy hour at home or date night in! spicy tuna tartare nachos | a flavor journal food blog

spicy tuna tartare nachos

spicy tuna tartare in nacho form I have a mild obsession with spicy tuna.  If you share a similar enthusiasm, you also need to check out this spicy tuna tartare + avocado stacks recipe.  In the meantime, these spicy tuna tartare nachos will more than satisfy your cravings. First, the wonton chips are baked, so […]

spicy tuna tartare and avocado stacks with wine pairings! spicy tuna, creamy avocado, and spicy lime drizzle makes these stacks so delicious but so easy! a flavor journal food blog

spicy tuna tartare + avocado stacks

spicy tuna tartare recipe I’ve made spicy tuna tartare for Mark and myself countless times, and I swear it gets better with each attempt. We like our tuna tartare to be spicy, so I always add some sriracha to the tuna itself AND into the sauce that I drizzle on top of the tuna and […]

spinach and artichoke dip is a perfect appetizer to kick off any party. take my gourmet approach by broiling it in a bread bowl, for a beautiful presentation to impress your guests! | a flavor journal food blog

spinach artichoke dip (in a bread bowl)

spinach + artichoke dip is a perfect appetizer to kick off any party. take my gourmet approach by broiling it in a bread bowl, for a beautiful presentation to impress your guests! | a flavor journal food blog

Combine smoked salmon and cream cheese with just a touch of seasoning, then spoon or pipe onto bite-size pumpernickel squares. Garnish with chives for an elegant and super easy appetizer! Perfect for party food! | smoked salmon and cream cheese bites | a flavor journal food blog

smoked salmon and cream cheese party bites

Ahh, smoked salmon and cream cheese bites.  How I love you.  I love party food in general; specifically bite-size party food.  When I go out for dinner, I always select entrees (or appetizers) with the most flavor combinations.  The thought of enjoying multiple textures and flavors in one dish is just so appealing to me.  So […]

buffalo chicken sliders are made with shredded chicken, wing sauce, seasonings, cheese, and ranch dressing piled onto a slider bun and baked. they're easy, delicious, and perfect for any party! buffalo chicken sliders | a flavor journal

buffalo chicken sliders

It’s time for sliders.  This easy buffalo chicken sliders recipe has been the most popular recipe on my blog for four years running.  There’s something to be said for that much love, right? But really, who doesn’t love buffalo chicken recipes?!  This particular one is a recipe for rotisserie chicken buffalo chicken sliders, so it’s as […]

easy, quick chicken quesadillas with TONS of flavor and a little heat! perfect for a weeknight dinner, or an excuse to have a margarita.

favorite chicken quesadillas

It’s no secret that I am obsessed with Mexican food.  Tex-Mex, Mexican … no matter.  Just give it to me.  I’ll eat it.  I’m specifically fond of quesadillas, namely my favorite chicken quesadillas.   Chicken quesadillas are easy, basic, and magical.  My FAVORITE chicken quesadillas can be made in under thirty minutes, and eaten in about two […]

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