Loading... Please wait...

Blog - Football

Bacon Wrapped Dates (YUM) with Maple Balsamic Vinegar

Posted by

SERVES: 4

PREP TIME: 10 mins

COOK TIME: 20 mins

TOTAL TIME: 30 mins

224 Calories

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices of applewood smoked bacon (thin sliced)
  • 16 medjool dates
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 16 toothpicks
  • About 3 tablespoons Maple balsamic vinegar for drizzling

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

Slice the dates lengthwise on one side to create an opening. Remove the pit. Using a spoon, stuff a small amount of goat cheese into the cavity of each date and press the sides together to close.

Cut the bacon slices in half. Wrap each date with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Drizzle balsamic over each date. Arrange evenly on rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. 

Remove the dates and use the toothpick to turn each one so it’s laying on its side. Bake for another 5-8 minutes, until browned to your liking, and turn the dates to the other side and repeat. 

Remove from the oven, place on a paper towel lined plate, and let stand for 5 minutes. Drizzle with some extra balsamic before serving. 

Easy Triscuit Jalapeno Balsamic Appetizers

Adapted from "Jalapeno Balsamic Drizzled Limangojackscuit" recipe from Ell TalkYIELDS: 12 crackers / 3 servingsPREP TIME: 5 minsCOOK TIME: 10 minsTOTAL TIME: 15 minsIngredients: 12 triscuit crackers1/4 cup spreadable cheese (think laughing cow etc.) softened12 mango slices1/2 lime zestJuice of 1/2 a lime1/2 cup Jalapeno white balsamic vinegarDirections:In a sauce pan, add vinegar and bring to [...]

Read More »


Huli-Huli Oven Chicken

YIELDS: 6 - 8 ServingsPREP TIME: 2 HrsCOOK TIME: 50 MinsTOTAL TIME: 2 Hrs 50 Mins390 CALORIESMarinade Ingredients: 1/3 cup soy sauce1/4 cup A-Premimum Blasamic (Light or Dark)1/4 cup honey1/3 cup Blackberry Ginger Balsamic1-2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil1-2 pieces ginger root, crushed3 cloves garlic, crushed3 Tablespoons Baklouti Green Chili Olive Oil or Green Limonato Olive OilScallions [...]

Read More »


White Balsamic & Cider Mustard

Ingredients 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons yellow or brown mustard seedsAbout 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 ounces) mustard powder1/2 cup Gravenstein Apple White Balsamic vinegar1/2 cup flat hard apple cider1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt1 Granny Smith or Gravenstein or similar tart apple, peeled, cored and finely gratedDirectionsSoak the mustard seeds: Place the mustard seeds [...]

Read More »


Homemade Harissa Pita Chips

Adapted from “Pita Chips” Recipe in The Pink Ribbon Diet by Mary Flynn and Nancy Verde BarrYIELDS 4-610 min Prep Time10 min Cook Time20 min Total Time290 CaloriesIngredients: 6 small whole wheat pitas1/3 Cup Harissa Olive Oil (or substitute any other flavored or unflavored extra virgin olive oil)Salt and pepper to tasteDirections:Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.Cut each [...]

Read More »


BBQ Grilled Chicken Marinade

Adapted from "Krystal's Perfect Marinade for BBQ or Grilled Chicken" on allrecipes.com YIELDS 7 (up to 4 lbs of chicken)10 min Prep Time10 min Total Time190 Calories1 Serving Servings Per Recipe: 7Amount Per ServingCalories: 190Calories from Fat: 105 Total Fat: 11.7Cholesterol: 0  Sodium: 1088Total Carbohydrates: 21.1   Sugars: 18.6Dietary Fiber: 0.2   Protein: 1.4* Percent Daily Values are based on [...]

Read More »


Balsamic Glazed Wings - Perfect for Football Watching!

These wings are spectacularly delicious and incredibly addictive.Ingredients2 pounds chicken wings4 slices ginger3 scallions, thingly sliced2 tablespoons Garlic Olive Oil1 tablespoon Cayenne Olive Oil1/2 cup Tangerine Dark Balsamic1/4 cup honey1/2 tablespoons light soy sauce1 teaspoon Dark Roasted Sesame OilInstructionsRinse chicken wings and pat dry. In a large shallow bowl or ziplock bag add all the [...]

Read More »


Best Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Best Balsamic BBQ Sauce... EVER!1/2 cup brown sugar1 1/2 cups ketchup1/4 cup molasses 1 cup Balsamic - your choice (UP dark balsamic works best here)2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce2 tablespoons dry mustard2 tablespoons Baklouti Olive Oil, UP EVOO or any fused/infused olive oil of your choice1 small white or yellow onion, minced2 teaspoons granulated garlic2 [...]

Read More »


Smoky Almonds Roasted with Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil - Yum!

Ingredients3 cups (1 pound) whole raw almonds2 tablespoons Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil1 teaspoon fine sea salt1 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary leaves, crushedDirectionsPreheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, toss together all ingredients until almonds are well coated. Spread the almonds in a single layer onto a large baking sheet. Roast for 10-15 minutes, [...]

Read More »


Honey Ginger Balsamic Glazed BBQ Ribs

MARINADE4 racks (8 pounds) baby back ribs12 garlic cloves, mashed or minced3 tbsps Honey Ginger white balsamic vinegar3 tbsps dark brown sugar1 tbsps Toasted Sesame Oil1 tbsp Sea Salt Mix together Honey Ginger balsamic, brown sugar, minced garlic, sea salt, and Toasted Sesame oil. Coat ribs with marinade and allow to marinate in a sealed container [...]

Read More »