21st December 2016

Easy Appetizer Dish For Parties: Tortellini Skewers

I made these easy appetizer dish for my sister-in-law's Christmas party this past weekend. I really didn't know what to make at first. I knew there were going to be a variety of chips & dips plus the usual party appetizers so I wanted something different but didn't know what. I was scrolling Instagram and chanced upon tortellini skewers with mozzarella cheese and grape tomatoes. I was like, THERE IT IS!! I can't remember whose ...
14th September 2016

Hosting a Great Party

The one thing everyone will remember about a party is the food. If you are hosting a party, then be sure to take a little extra time when you plan the menu. There are several popular foods that can please a crowd. The type of food you should serve depends on the guests you will be entertaining. Here are some great ideas that can make sure your guests clean their plates. Remember Appetizers You may ...
12th September 2016

Crab Rangoon With Dip Ala Feistycook

If you've ever ordered Chinese Take-Out, you should know these deep-fried creamy crabby goodness called Crab Rangoon. You can keep ordering them or you can make them yourself once in a while. They're really not that hard to make and I'm about to show you how.   Recipe: Crab Rangoon Ala Feistycook Ingredients 1 pack wonton wrappers 1 pack of crab meat(the one you use for sushi rolls) 1 brick of cream cheese, softened 1 string of scallion, chopped sprinkle of paprika sprinkle of ...
14th June 2016

A Simple Cookout Party Menu

For my son's high school graduation party with family and friends, we had a simple cookout with the usual burgers, hotdogs, pork ribs, cold side dishes, and chips. The side dishes were prepared pretty much the day before the party so all we had to do was grill the meat.   It's the season for fresh fruits so here's a huge bowl of grapes, watermelon, honey dew, cantaloupe, and strawberries.   Pasta salad with broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, sweet ...
12th February 2016

Bacon-Wrapped Smokies With Brown Sugar

I ate a lot of Bacon-Wrapped Smokies with Brown Sugar at my sister-in-law's Christmas party last year. These cute appetizers were just too good. It was a hit during the party and thankfully, the person who brought them shared his recipe. If you look at the picture it's really not that complicated to make. I knew then that I am making bacon wrapped smokies the next time there's a get-together at my house or some ...
7th April 2015

Beer-Battered Onion Rings With Honey-Mustard Dip

Caine and I love onion rings. Scott doesn't. Emma doesn't count because she has her own list of 'food groups' and most of the stuff I serve is not part of that list, HAH! But that's another story for another blog some other time. Anyhoo, I don't make onions rings that often because as much as I love it the lingering smell of deep-frying is just not something I want my whole house to smell ...
17th March 2015

1st Grill Of The Season & 1st Party At Our New House

We're all moved in to our new house. Boxes have been unpacked, things have been placed where I want them to be, every space, corner, and walls have been styled just the way I like it. It was time to enjoy the great weather and company this weekend so what else is there to do than have a cookout, right? We were going to do our first grilling of the season and basically our first ...
7th July 2014

Pesto Chicken Wings

The first recipe that I made from the new chicken wings cookbook, The Great Wings Book, is this Pesto Chicken Wings. But of course, in true Feistycook fashion, I took the idea and ran with my own version, sticking to how I make chicken wings. The cookbook calls for marinating the chicken in the pesto sauce then grilling them after which sounds delicious actually but our family loves my crispy fried style so I stuck ...
19th January 2014

Emma Lyn’s Fruit & Cheese Kabobs

While cooking the hot chicken tenders(to be posted later) for dinner last Friday I was also thinking of a healthy side dish that would go along with it. The traditional route would be sliced celery, carrots, and/or sliced cucumbers. Been there done that and would probably do that the next time I make hot wings. Amidst all of that in my head I was also thinking about baking strawberry cupcakes with my daughter on ...
30th January 2013

Super Bowl Sunday Party Food Ideas

It's almostĀ Super Bowl Sunday folks. I couldn't care less which teams are playing against each other, HeHe! We're a Baseball family(Yankees Baby!). However, I do like the Super Bowl half-time show and of course the million-dollar funded commercials. Some are funny some are, ehhhhh. But most of them are clever and hilarious. That's what I'm looking forward to. Plus the super bowl party food :) . The best things to make for parties like Superbowl are ...
5th January 2013

Sweet Chili Chicken Wings

It was chicken wings night in our family the other night. When I make hot chicken wings, I usually make another kind for the kids or just to try another flavor. These are either Honey-Mustard wings or just leave the breaded wings as is. When I'm on my experimenting mode, I've come up with new recipes namely Hot-Key Lime-Pepper Chicken Wings, and Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Wings. This time around I made sweet chili chicken wings to ...
17th December 2012

Baked Lumpias (Egg Rolls)

Everyone is posting holiday stuff on Facebook everyday and I'm just loving each and everyone of them. Christmas trees, children's pictures, family gathering pictures, lovely messages, holiday recipes, etc. One of the pictures I LIKED recently is the one my sister-in-law posted where they're playing poker. It made me think about the year my husband was deployed in Korea so we spent the holidays without him, and he spent his without us. My in-laws celebrated ...
4th November 2012

Thanksgiving Day Recipes

Looking for easy recipes to make for Thanksgiving Day? I've curated the recipes from my own Thanksgiving Day Menu throughout the years that I've posted in this foodblog for easy access. Just click the links to get the recipes. The print button for each recipe is located underneath the title and in newer posts, it's also located within the recipe box, top-right. Appetizers: I don't spend much time on making appetizers so I can focus ...
13th October 2012

Cheese Con Carne Dip

I've already posted an easy to follow recipe for a cheese con carne dip among the party ideas compilation for super bowl time but the picture attached to it is very old so figured I'd share a more updated version. New pictures with step-by-steps as well just to make the archives prettier, sort of. Print Chesse Con Carne Dip : Feistycook : lunch, appetizer, party, dips ...
5th October 2012

Cheese & Fresh Fruits Platter For Lunch Or Party Appetizers

I served this cheese and fresh fruits platter for lunch but this would also work nicely as party appetizers. Sometime this weekend, or the upcoming Halloween, or even Thanksgiving and Christmas. Super Bowl party? Sure, why not. The good thing about this is that you can use any fruits you want. Whatever are in season most preferably. I chose fresh apple, blueberries, and green grapes to go along with the mild sharp cheddar cheese. You ...
3rd September 2012

Corned Beef & Potatoes Roll

I had such a craving for corned beef & potatoes earlier last week. When I said corned beef, I don't mean the corned beef brisket cooked in crock pot for hours with whole potatoes and cabbage to serve as the main entree during Irish Day. Although after typing all that I'm certainly craving that right now, Hah! Anyhooo, I'm talking about the corned beef in can, like the Libby's kind, sauteed in a little bit ...
16th July 2012

Smoked Salmon Mango & Scallions Sushi Rolls

Sometimes when I use smoked salmon for a sushi roll, I just lay the smoked salmon on top of the rice, then add omelet and either avocado or cucumber. Sometimes, I chop up the smoked salmon, mixed it with chopped slightly ripe mango and chopped scallions, then sprinkle some seasoning before spreading the mixture on top of the rice then roll it all up tight and snug. They're really good. Print Smoked ...
27th June 2012

Hot-Key Lime-Pepper Chicken Wings

It's the last week of the month so I have been checking folders of food pictures in my computer to see if there are any dishes I've neglected to blog about. See, I'd take pictures while cooking, store information in my memory which by the way is slowly diminishing hence I've been reminding myself to write down ingredients and step-by-steps so I can refer to it once I start blogging, then I get lazy resizing ...