Throwing a Backyard Event with Chef Kelli

The weather will eventually warm up, and when it does, adding outdoor events or movie nights in the backyard will be back in season. Chef Kelli Lewton visited the Fox2 News Weather Patio with some ideas for the perfect backyard snacks. 


Summer Backyard Movie Night Hot Dogs
A hot dog roasted over open fire or off the grill could be just the trick for kicking up your movie munchies! Serve your dogs with buns and fun toppings on the side. Chicago style; tomatoes onions, neon relish, yellow mustard & pickle
A few ideas for pairings:
  • Buffalo; blue cheese and red hot sauce
  • Southern Bell; chili, creamy slaw with corn
  • Bacon Slaw Dog; sweet and sour Cole slaw with crisp bacon pieces
  • Lone Star State Dog; spicy cheddar cheese, grilled onions and jalapenos Philly Grill Dog;
  • Sautéed mushroom, pepper, onions with provolone
  • Big Apple Dog; chili and street cart onions
Soft & Hard Pretzels with a Fun Trio of Mustard
Add a dab of the following ingredients to your base mustard
  • Sundried tomato Dijon
  • Jalapeno yellow
  • Gribiche style; mayo, mustard minced onions, chopped capiers, grated egg
  • Not mustard but throw a little cheese sauce on the party too if you like!
Popcorn is Everything
  • Bacon & cheddar powder
  • Parmesan and garlic powder
  • Jalapeno white cheddar
  • Black pepper & sea salt
  • Chipotle butter
  •  Pink sea salt
Concession Sweets
  • Swedish Fish
  • M&M’s
  • Gummy Candy
  • Junior Mints
  • Candy Bars


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