Appetizers

Recipe: Spicy Winter Squash Soup

In our humble opinion, few flavors capture the spirit of autumn and winter better than winter squashes, like butternut, acorn and pumpkin. For us, their creamy consistency and sweet flavors just seem to take the chill out of the air and comfort the soul. One of our favorite ways to eat them is in soups … Continue reading »

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Recipe: Chef Peter’s Blueberry, Blue Cheese & Basil Crostini with Honey & Papaya Pequin Passion Sauce

Our friends Zeke and Laci in Atlanta shared this recipe with us, which comes courtesy of their pal and neighbor Chef Peter. It’s an elegant crostini dish, with the bread topped simply by a handful of quality ingredients. The joy here is how it all works beautifully as a whole but that you also can … Continue reading »

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Recipe: Spicy Cheddar Cheese Spread

Ever since we dipped our chips into Big Dog Tina’s Fabulous Fat Cat Beer and Cheese Dip, we’ve had cheese on the brain. And one day, while noodling around in the kitchen (and thinking of cheese), we mixed a few simple ingredients together and — voila! — we came up with this tasty super-simple cheesy … Continue reading »

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Recipe: Spicy Curry Veal Patties (featuring Nine’s Mine Ranch veal)

Our good friend Rebecca Reis-Miller of Growing Synergy (and the Lake Nona Deli and Market, which also carries our products) not only inspired this wonderful, flavor-packed appetizer but also supplied us with its key ingredient: Nine’s Mine Ranch ground veal. According to Growing Synergy, Nine Mine’s Ranch “sells humanely raised, never-caged veal from St. Cloud, … Continue reading »

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Recipe: Big Dog Tina’s Fabulous Fat Cat Beer and Cheese Dip

During a recent visit to the house of our good friends Tina and Frank (Tina being the “Tina” behind “Big Dog Tina,” creator of such legendary Fat Cat recipes as Big Dog Tina’s Fat Cat Corn Dog Muffins), we asked Tina to use her superb party food culinary powers towards creating a Fat Cat-inspired cheese dip. … Continue reading »

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Recipe: Picadillo Party Bites

Looking for a New Year’s Eve Party dish (or a dish for any party, really) that will wow your guests and can be made in less than 30 minutes? Then check out this simple, flavor-packed recipe. For it, we’ve taken the classic Latin dish picadillo — a savory, sweet and tart mixture of meat, raisins, … Continue reading »

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Recipe: Caribbean Curry-Spiked Hummus

Hummus is one of our favorite everyday recipes, partly because it packs such a flavorful wallop and partly because it’s so darned easy to make. Blend just a few common ingredients, adjust your seasonings and voila! We especially like it spiked with some of our Fat Cat Caribbean Curry sauce, which gives the classic Mediterranean … Continue reading »

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Recipe: Big Dog Tina’s Fat Cat Corn Dog Muffins

  Our good friends Tina and Frank have always been talented party-food makers, so when they decided to offer up a few Fat Cat-inspired recipes for us, we couldn’t refuse. First up is Tina’s fun spin on the traditional boxed corn muffin mix, which she jazzes up with the inclusion of sweet corn, cheddar cheese, … Continue reading »

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Video: Beer Battered Shrimp

Our favorite South Florida tailgaters Fonz and Gary offer us another spectacular parking lot-based recipe, this time for a wonderfully light and crispy beer-battered shrimp (which goes great with our Fat Cat Papaya Pequin Passion Sauce, by the way). This episode, coincidentally, was filmed in the Sun Life Stadium parking lot before the Miami-Ohio St. … Continue reading »

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Recipe: Jason Wilson’s Ginger-Panko Island Onions

Jason Wilson (the talented cook behind such wonderful recipes as the imaginative “Nogales Freeze-Out” and the “Badasssss Caramelized Onion Fajitas” — both available in the Recipes section of our site) caught Fat Cat fever (not to be confused with “Cat Scratch Fever”) while vacationing on the Gulf coast of Florida. To ease his sudden Fat … Continue reading »

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