I present to you, a recent cookbook selection dilemma:
Me: “Babe, should I make the roasted vegetable queso frittata, or the flour de del caramel bourbon brownie milkshake? Remember the Harlem shake that was all the rage last year? OH JEZZ, what about the bacon-blue burger with arugula & quick jalapeño jam? Definitely the burger.”
Mr. B: “Huh?”
Me: “Shoot. What about the honey-whole wheat-yogurt short stacks or bbq chicken & sweet corn pizza. GAH. I could go for a big bowl of that amaretto butternut squash soup that matches my blue sweater today. Food and fashion, right, babe?”
Mr.B: “Dewww what?”
Me: “Gosh nabbit. What the heck should I make? Flipping through these recipes is making my stomach growl like a drunken germlin. What about these chorizo balsamic Brussels nachos?
Mr.B: “What do you call cheese that isn’t yours?
Me:“What? That joke isn’t even in the cookbook. But, duh, NACHO-CHEESE.”
And that’s how the making of Chorizo Balsamic Brussels Nachos came to be. Sometimes, all you need is an old school joke to confirm what to make out of one of the top selling cookbooks this fall, Seriously Delish. Seriously Delish, written by Jessica Merchant, has been on bookshelves for over a month. And to say it’s taking the food world by storm is a giant, neon understatement. Jessica also authors the mega-brilliant food blog, How Sweet Eats.
I have followed Jessica’s blog for years. Her trashed-up, remix, how-did-she-think-of-that-recipes, keeps me inspired and hungry for more. Jessica’s talents reach beyond the four corners of the kitchen. Her sincerity and infectious personality makes you feel as though you are gabbing with your bestie. Her ability to connect with readers through metallic sharpies and Tuesday Things keeps us all coming back for more.
Today I want to share a little bit of this FAN-tastic cookbook with y’all. I’m not going bullshit you – these Chorizo Balsamic Brussels Nachos are off the delish charts. As in, I could eat them morning, noon, and night, and quite possibly in-between. Now, if you aren’t big on Brussels sprouts take Jessica’s advice and ease into them with these nachos. Plus, with a little melted cheese and spicy chorizo, you’ll wonder how you haven’t sprouted more often.
So, to keep the celebration train moving, I am giving away a copy of Seriously Delish to one lucky reader! To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below telling me, what’s your favorite nacho topping?
***This giveaway is open to US residents only and must be 18 years of age. The giveaway will end on Sunday October 5th at 8pm MST. I will choose one winner at random and will notify the winner via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise a new winner will be drawn. Good luck!!**