Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 10 – Healthy boneless chicken bites

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 10 – Healthy boneless chicken bites

WINGS. WAAAANGS. Who doesn’t want to scarf down some filthy messy buffalo wings while watching football? Well, now you can have the taste of such a plate, without the unhealthy junk. I give you boneless chicken bites, the right way. (And hey, keep that celery on the side. If you must do blue cheese, make […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 8 – Lasagna cups

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 8 – Lasagna cups

Oh, pasta. If there is one thing that stops my clean eating dead in its tracks, it’s pasta. It’s not only the easiest dinner to make, but also the most delicious. One of my favorite ways to eat noodles is in the form of lasagna, a dish layered with cheese, sauce, and sometimes meat that […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 7 – Bacon and cream cheese wrapped asparagus spears

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 7 – Bacon and cream cheese wrapped asparagus spears

For Week 7, I’m going to get you going with seven strips of bacon – to be smothered in cream cheese and wrapped around asparagus. OK, it may be a couple county lines over from healthy, but we all deserve a break once in a while. When in doubt, add cream cheese. Philadelphia sushi roll? […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 6 – Margarita shrimp with pico de gallo cocktail sauce

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 6 – Margarita shrimp with pico de gallo cocktail sauce

Cilantro is the mark of Latin foodstuffs – at least in my book it is. The herb – which is actually the stems and leaves of the coriander plant – has a very pungent fragrance and distinct taste. In fact, if you’ve ever had a mouthful of cilantro and all of a sudden felt like […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 5 – Chocolate Peanut Butter Applesnacks

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 5 – Chocolate Peanut Butter Applesnacks

It’s so nice when things are simple. These chocolate peanut butter applesnacks are just that, with pure assembly required. The secret is in picking the right apple. There are a lot of really great ones out there for snacking and, while I prefer Fuji, you may have your own preference. If you aren’t entirely sure, […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 4 – Crab rangoons

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 4 – Crab rangoons

I love the shit out of takeout. I love it so much because it’s not only convenient, it’s predictable. I don’t have to think when I’m ordering; I just do it. Japanese – give me miso soup and a Philadelphia roll. Pizza joint – pepperoni topping and mild wings on the side. Mexican – all […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 3 – Strawberry jalapeno salsa

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 3 – Strawberry jalapeno salsa

I promise, I’m done with veggies for the time being – kind of. This recipe has veggies in it, but this is something you can enjoy on some good carby things: the perfect tortilla chip or slab of doughy bread. Welcome to the world of salsa. Salsa, a typically Mexican fare, comes in all shapes […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 2 – Zucchini pizza bites

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 2 – Zucchini pizza bites

Did you make it through the first week? My house was LIT. UP. with excitement thanks to not only the Dolphins winning, but Notre Dame shutting Michigan out HARD. (OK, maybe I am a bit of a football fan.) Well, I hope you and the fantasy players you employee for the next season are doing […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 1 – Mediterranean cucumber cups

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 1 – Mediterranean cucumber cups

The season is upon us! Football, yes, but overall it means gathering with other fans and noshing away as the quarters go by. It’s the time for getting balls deep in chicken wing dip and Tostitos Scoops, pizza by the pound, and food that you aren’t even necessarily hungry for, but, hell, why not? You […]

 Rich Howells

RECIPE: Peculiar Chicken and Waffles

RECIPE: Peculiar Chicken and Waffles

Since the Peculiar Culinary Company just hosted another sold-out Pop Up Dinner featuring chicken and waffles on Aug. 10 at the Knights of Columbus in Pittston, we’d like to share their recipe for the classic soul food dish that they submitted to Cuisinart website. Find more ideas to spice up traditional dishes on Peculiar’s Pop […]