New England Food Tour

New England Food Tour | snappygourmet.com Can Fall really be starting next week??? Well, before I give in to fall, I need to tell you about my one week road trip through Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire last month before it’s all a big blur!  Not sure what possessed me to do a road trip with the family. Oh wait, it’s all coming back to me….Ben & Jerry’s! I wanted to take a tour of Ben & Jerry’s in Vermont and thought we’d plan a whole trip around it. But shhhhhhh…don’t tell my family that’s how it started! We did soooo much on this trip! So much in fact that I tried to keep this post brief but it’s still long even though I left out some things!!! I only had my Iphone for pics so I apologize for the bad pictures you’re about to see!!

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Crunchy Chicken Stuffed Waffle Pops & Maple Dijon Dip

As you may remember, I recently went to the Blogher Food Conference in Atlanta. When I got home a lot of people asked me if I went to certain restaurants, museums, tourist attractions, etc. I thought I did a lot while I was there but apparently missed a lot!  Geez, I really need to get back to Atlanta (looking at flights now…)! Someone asked me if I had chicken and waffles while I was there. Nope, no chicken and waffles! Darn, darn, DARN! Apparently Gladys Knight’s restaurant is the place to go, but never been there, so I can’t say (I think we drove by one of them, but not sure?).  Anyways, I’m all for fried chicken and waffles, but kind of hard to get the chicken and waffle in one bite isn’t it???  Next thing I knew, I was reminiscing about living in Iowa and going to the Iowa State Fair where you can find just about anything served on a “stick” (why my brain jumped from Atlanta to Iowa, I have no idea!).  Suddenly my Crunchy Chicken Stuffed Waffle Pops were born! Chicken and waffles all in one bite! These are adorable and ohhhhhh so yummy!!!

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Maple-Bourbon Apple Barbecue Ribs

I will be the first to admit that I suffer from Type-A-Foodie-Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder at times. I know some of you out there are nodding your head in agreement.  I’m learning to accept my problem and work with it.  I wasn’t going to try this recipe idea until the fall.  Really, I wasn’t.  But I knew there was NO way that I could wait that long. NO WAY!  If I waited I would be thinking about this recipe idea ALL the time, waking up in the middle of the night, and driving everyone crazy!  I knew I had to make it and be done with it! I need sleep you know.  So glad I didn’t wait until fall because it really did surprise me and I think it would be great any time of the year.

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