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Beer-Brined Chicken Bites impart fantastic flavor to everyday chicken. Coated with a delectable crunchy mixture of crackers and panko, they’re hard to resist. ‘Tis the season for tailgating! In truth, I’ve never actually been tailgating, unless high school games count. And that was a loooooooong time ago. Longer than I care to admit. But I …

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These Buffalo Ranch Chicken Poppers are perfect for parties, dinner, or even the kiddo’s lunchbox if they’re okay with a little kick. Crunchy, poppable, and perfectly delicious. When I was growing up, we had a lot of parties. Block parties, Halloween parties, and pool parties. Both my grandmothers excelled at hosting parties, and I like …

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You can count this as really cool or really crappy. I am going to count it in the really cool category: this year, the entire country will be throwing parties for my birthday. Well, I should probably rephrase that. They’ll be throwing parties on my birthday. This year, my birthday lands on Super Bowl Sunday.

James really kinda likes American Football, as he calls it, but doesn’t follow it religiously. I’m much more a basketball girl. (Go Spurs Go!) Growing up in a town where there’s only one major sports league team, those colors (black and silver) run deep. To this day, my favorite athlete is David Robinson (known as The Admiral to San Antonio Spurs fans), and he’s been retired for over ten years. So it didn’t even occur to us when the Super Bowl would be, where the Super Bowl would be, or why we would even need to know. And that’s how we came to book a vacation to Dallas-Fort Worth, the same weekend that the Super Bowl is being held there. Oops.

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