In my opinion, fall begins with the arrival of Hatch chile peppers in North Texas— grown next door in New Mexico—and the first college football game. It’s an exciting time when our house is full of friends, the TV’s on, the cooler is stocked, and snacks are overflowing. Sure, hot wings and pretzels are good game-day grub, but you can up the ante. With these dazzling, seasonally inspired snacks—Stout-Braised Short Rib Nachos to Prosciutto-Wrapped Persimmons—everyone will want to come to your house.
MEREDITH STEELE is a recipe developer, food writer, food photographer and author of InSockMonkeySlippers.com, an award winning family food blog celebrating creative and fresh foods. Her recipe development and photography company, MBS Recipe Development specializes in multimedia recipe development for commercial and small business who’s clients include everyone from Ziploc® to small wineries. Meredith’s work has been published online, in various print media, and has been nominated for the SAVEUR awards. She can also be found across the pond writing a monthly column for JamieOliver.com. When Meredith is not in the kitchen, she’s roaming Dallas, Texas with her husband, curly-headed pixie of a daughter, and big floppy-eared dog.