On a Stick! by Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz's new cookbook, On a Stick!, captures the fun, festive and just plain delicious nature of eating food off of a stick.

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Red and White Sangria Pops

Inspired by Spanish sangria, these adult pops are fun and simple to prepare. I wouldn't be too fussy about what type of wine you use; it certainly doesn't need to be the most expensive.

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Spicy Cajun Skewers

Matt's taken the spirit of Louisiana gumbo and reinterpreted that classic stew as a spicy, crisp-fried skewer. Make sure to have plenty of icy beer on hand. And whatever you do, don't forget the hot sauce!

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Sweet Potato Wedges

Pair these skewers with any smoky, grilled meat and prepare to swoon. They're simple to prepare, and the cool, creamy dipping sauce takes only a few minutes to whip up.

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Pinchos de Gambas

These Spanish-style shrimp bites are so easy to prepare, yet so big on flavor. Enjoy them with a glass of Spanish red and plenty of friends.

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The perfect party food! Chorizo and potatoes are wrapped in corn masa and deep-fried, before ending up on a stick.

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Margarita Jell-O Shots

Consider these an ode to spring breaks past. And on a stick, no less. Beach and suntan lotion are optional.

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Chicken and Waffles

Matt re-creates the great flavors of chicken and waffles and puts it all, yes, on a stick.

Pick up a copy of Matt Armendariz's book, On a Stick!, and get even more fun and festive party ideas.

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