Sunday, January 22, 2017



Rise Up! The Atlanta Falcons are playing in the NFC Championship game. In honor of this illustrious event, we decided to make some home-based nachos.

The Dirty Bird Nachos with Peach Guacamole


3-4 chicken frozen chicken breasts
1 jar of hot sauce (we used Texas Pete's original)
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of lime juice
1 can of black beans
1 cup of diced onions
1 sliced jalapeno
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup water
chili powder
crushed red pepper flakes

Combine all in a crock pot, low setting for 8 hours then shred chicken with two forks.

Peach Guacamole

2 avocados, mash
1 cup sour cream
1 diced peach
1 chopped jalapeno
1 chopped tomato
1 packet Concord guacamole mix

Mix all, top with the juice of one lime & chill for at least an hour.

Cheese Sauce

2 TBSP Butter
2 TBSP flour

Whisk and heat for a few minutes, then add 1 cup of milk.

Stir in 6 ounces of cheese (I used the shredded Mexican blend)
Then add a dash of chili powder, a big pinch of salt, and 1 chopped jalapeno.

Sour Cream Topping

1 cup sour cream
zest of one lime
1 TSP olive oil

Layer the chicken onto the chips. Top with some of the remaining sauce from the crock pot, lettuce, sour cream topping, cheese sauce, guacamole, tomato, and whatever else your nacho loving heart desires.



The great state of Georgia offers up many ideas for your Southern-style cooking needs. The Bucs play the Falcons twice a year, here are a few Atlanta-ish recipes.

Tomato and Vidalia Onion Salad with Steak Sauce Dressing

Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Fuzzy Navel

Atlanta offers up a vast variety of recipes for your game day needs!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

San Diego

Let's just kick this week off with a quote from one of my favorite movies, shall we?

My younger brothers and I quoted that flick entirely too often back in the day. For this week's recipe, I guess I need to chase these nachos with some scotchy scotch.

San Diego Chargers~Carne Asada Nachos

For the Carne Asada, we rubbed 1 pound of flank steak with salt, pepper, chili powder, and garlic powder. Then, after watching SNL, we threw it in the crock pot on low. We added sliced scallion, a few cloves of garlic, some orange juice, and enough beef stock to cover the meat. We let it simmer overnight.

We made our own potato chips. We topped those delicious bites with the following:

 Guacamole (2 avocados, mashed, 1 1/2 cup sour cream, salt, 1/2 chopped jalapeno, juice of 1 lime)

Salsa (I quartered some Sun Golds, splashed with olive oil, cilantro, salt and pepper)
Guacamole Salsa

Cheddar Cheese
Black Olives
Sour Cream

These were simply amazing!! Let me know if you try my recipe.

Here are some more great San Diego recipes for your game day needs!

California Carne Asada Burritos

San Diego Sunrise

Korean-Cut Short Ribs Tacos

California Pizza

Julian Apple Pie

Sunday, October 2, 2016


I absolutely love the great city of Chicago. The World's Best Mother-In-Law hails from Arlington Heights, and my youngest broseph is a big Bears fan. Family ties? Endless Restaurants? Sports of all Sorts? End to end culture? This city has it all, and these nachos were a small reflection of the city's most definitive entree, the deep dish pizza.

Chicago Bears Pizza Nachos

Pita Chips

Cut two pitas into eighths. Drizzle with olive oil. Top with cracked pepper and garlic salt. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

Cheese Topping

Melt 2 TBSP of Butter with 2 TBSP of flour. Stir.
Whisk in 1 cup of milk.
Add 6 ounces of shredded mozzarella, continuously stirring.
Stir in one pinch of garlic salt and one pinch of oregano.
Add 1/2 cup of pizza sauce, stir.

Top with pizza sauce, black olives, pepperoni, and parmesan cheese. Or whatever your little pizza loving heart desires. 

Here are some more great Windy City inspired recipes!

Sunday, September 18, 2016


My very first football team love was the Oakland Raiders. When you grow up in Montana, you get to pick whatever damn team you want to cheer for, because there are obviously no local teams. So, growing up, my brother Lance loved the Cowboys, my middle bro Rhett cheered on the mighty Bengals, and youngest broseph Casey was always a Bears fan.

I had quite the difficult time coming up with recipes for Oak-Town. The Nachos were sweet and so delicious, that is all you need to know.

The Black Hole Nachos

Make these Cinnamon Crisps for your nacho base.

For the Black Hole-Make a simple fondue and add some silver sprinkles. We added some marshmallows and dipped various fruits into the Black Hole.

In the past, we struggled coming up with any ideas. Feel free to share your Oakland Raiders menu ideas with me!

A past season...California Roll, Pizza from California Pizza Kitchen, and Black & Silver Sugar Cookies.

Here are a few more ideas!

Thursday, February 4, 2016


2016 Season
CookPlayBook is kicking off the season with some opening night nachos honoring the great city of Denver and the amazingly beautiful state of Colorado. What does everyone think about the Super Bowl match up to kick off the season? There have been so many off-season moves, it is not even the same teams. Since Payton Manning is Nacho quarterback anymore, Bronco fans, you can drown your sorrows in this tasty recipe.

Bronco Bison Nachos with Green Chile and Beer Cheese Sauce

1 pound of buffalo meat
I cooked this in a little olive oil, then seasoned with:
Chili Powder
1 Ancho Chile

For the cheese topping:
1 beer-for this recipe I used Fat Tire from New Belgium in Fort Collins, Colorado. I have been there, and it is magical.

Cream Cheese
Shredded Cheddar
I used equal parts of each heated over medium.

Frontera Enchilada Sauce (you can make your own Green Chili, I just love all things Frontera)

Tortilla Chips

1 ear of corn
1 small yellow onion
I cut the kernels off of the cob, medium diced the onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, and cooked for a few minutes in 1TBSP of olive oil.

1 jalapeno-seeded and cut into rings.

For the other topping:
Sour cream
Lime Zest
Juice of one lime

2015 Season
I am currently trying to re-train my brain to stop calling the Broncos the "Donkeys". I have been calling them "Donkeys" for decades now, and it is a hard habit to break, for it rolls off the tongue with amusement and ease. But I have way too many family members and friends who love them some D......Broncos.

At Mile High, many moons ago. I was pulling for the Bucs on this fateful day.

Send me your Colorado-style recipes, as I obviously need help after making this sad Denver Omelette with a Coors Light chaser.

Orange Crush Cream Pie

The Bronco Drink

Denver Broncos Orange Shandy

Special!? Brownies

Denver Broncos Burger

The Colorado Snowball

Pan Fried Trout + Jolly Rancher Vodka