Every year when I go to Origins, I HAVE to go to Dirty Franks Hot Dog Palace. It’s a MUST visit restaurant if you like hot dogs. DELISH! My favorite dog there has creamy coleslaw and french fries on it…yes it SOUNDS weird, but it is SO GOOD. A lot of their hot dog concoctions sound weird, but they are OH SO GOOD. Another great thing about this place? It’s open until 2 a.m. So you can play games until nice and late, and then go eat tasty hot dogs! When I’m not at Origins the rest of
Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and what better time is there to make some Guacamole? Well…personally, I think there isn’t a bad time to make guacamole as long as you can get some good, ripe avocados! I love avocado! This particular recipe is from my mother-in-law. It’s real is really easy to make and it’s great to serve on game night! -Jondi As always, if you make this guacamole, post pictures! Let us know what you think! We want to hear from you on social media! Print Recipe Mom Soper's Guacamole Course Appetizer, Snack Servings Ingredients 2
In the fall and winter, I absolutely love the butternut squash and autumn squash soup you can get at a various restaurants. My favorite is probably the autumn squash soup they have at Panera Bread, so I have scoured the internet for recipes that are copycats for those delicious restaurant squash soups.
I love making spritz cookies - these are the kind of cookies you make using a cookie press. They're pretty easy to make. It took me a while to get the hand of the cookie press. I've been making them for years now, but I have to admit that at first - my spritz cookies really didn't resemble anything. They just kinda looked like blobs. Now, the first few years I made spritz cookies, I make plain ones. Then I discovered this recipe. I never looked back.
The kids will love this variation on roasted pumpkin seeds...they're like cinnamon toast!!!
These pumpkin seeds certainly aren't the ones you'll remember from the days roasting pumpkin seeds with mom or grandma when you were a kid...but they're sure to be a hit on game night with the grown ups! They're made with whiskey and bacon drippings!
Halloween is a fun time of year and when you get together either with your family on the weekend around Halloween to play games, why not serve a healthy snack using the seeds from the pumpkins you probably carved? I remember my mom roasting the pumpkin seeds when I was a kid...what I didn't know is how much of a pain it is to clean those things off in order to roast them. But it's worth it.
A note about Orange Bread, from Jondi. I have grown up eating Orange Bread. My mom used to make this all the time at Christmas. I love the way it makes the whole house smell when the orange peels are boiling. It's amazing.
We ran a contest on our Twitter and asked our followers to send us their favorite burger recipe. The winner, DanielleK, sent us this one and she won a copy of the game "Burger Up" and its expansion "Burgers of the World." We chose this one because it is so unique, but when it came time to try it...we were both a little worried it might be too weird. But...it was pretty good!
A note from Jondi about this dip -- I'm not always a huge fan of cranberries and I don't like jalapenos at all. But for some reason, when you put them together in this dip they are delicious. This episode was all about games we like with mechanics we don't like, so I thought this dip was the perfect recipe to share!