Smoked Pork Nachos for Jessica’s All-Star Virtual Baby Shower


The Internet is a beautiful thing. You can pay your bills, watch live TV, make international phone calls, and even celebrate the ones you love. Today’s virtual baby shower is in celebration of the upcoming arrival of Jessica’s daughter. She is due October 17th and as one of my best blog friends, I’m thrilled to share in her celebration. Be sure to check out Jessica’s blog, The Jey of Cooking. It’s wonderful, just like her! When I met Jessica in Seattle this past year, it was evident that she is just as genuine and real in person as she is on her blog. :)

Jessica is a die hard Cubs fan (just like myself — gluttons for punishment). She and her husband frequent the games with their son and so appropriately, this shower theme is BASEBALL!

When I think of baseball, especially the Cubs, the first thing that comes to mind is Old Style Light. And well, the Cubs fans embrace that fact and tend to reserve the partaking of such unimpressive brews at games and only games.

The second thing that comes to mind is nachos! Not being a huge hot dog person myself, nachos are a ballpark staple.


Mr. Prevention and I live close to a sports bar that just changed ownership. On their new menu were nachos similar to these Smoked Pork Nachos and they served as the inspiration for these bad boys. I think Wrigley Field concessions should give these some serious consideration for next season. This is ballpark food done right, food blogger style.

This is what baby shower food should be like. Finger sandwiches, what?


Jessica, I wish you all the best in the homestretch here! While the Cubs are sitting at 58 wins and a whopping 88 loses as I type, you most certainly still root on the best team in baseball. You’re also one heck of a mom and soon to be one heck of a mom to 2 rather than just 1!

So get a little dirty with this ballpark finger food, my dear! :)


It was a great weekend in Chicago — friends, family, and an Oktoberfest with great beer :) We also enjoyed chili recipe #2 for this year’s chili contest and it was a hit among all that tried it…which was quite a few people!

Busy week ahead!

Be well,


  1. YUM!! When you throw ME a virtual baby shower I want this too :) haha, but I want OSU cups in the background ;)
    The recipe sounds awesome. And an Octoberfest to go along with the delicious nachos? Nothing beats that combination!

  2. Hmmm… you know how I feel about the Cubs. And even if I”m not a fan, I can get behind the nachos. LOVE.

  3. I’m way too much a slob to eat nachos at the ballpark. I will absolutely end up with most of it down my shirt. But I would make an exception for these! They look so yummy. :)

  4. I think Wrigley Field must be the only place in the world where it is perfectly acceptable to drink Old Style (and man, with the Cubs’ record this year, I have missed it so!).

    Your nachos are making me drool. I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for participating in my shower! :)

  5. I love nachos – they are my favorite!

  6. I just don’t think you can do better than nachos like this. The more stuff you pile on them, the better they get.

  7. Love it! And, what a great theme for a virtual shower! :)

  8. I adore nachoes, I never order them though – I always feel too guilty!

  9. oh myyy i need these right now.

  10. Wow. These look incredible!!!!

  11. Oooh, these nachos remind me of something I had when I was on vacation! Pork and nachos are so good together!

  12. This sounds incredible! It’s got everything going on!

  13. Mercy! These look so good. .YUM! nachos is ♥


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