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Easy Entertaining Appetizer Platter

Easy Entertaining Appetizer Platter

Easy Entertaining Platter is just that, simple and versatile. My family doesn’t entertain nearly as much as before. However, we love making cheeseboards and platters for family and close friends. I will share a few more boards and ideas such as this one with you read more

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers are perfect bites to serve over joyous holidays. However, in my humble opinion, these are divine perfection all year round. Sometimes, instead of these rather gourmet crackers, I would serve it with toasted bruschetta. It is just so fancy, yet read more

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Minerva Dairy. All opinions are entirely my own.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs in a buttery sauce are so addictive, delicious, and easy to make.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

I partnered with Minerva Dairy to show you how I create this recipe using their delicious butter.

6 generations of Butter Makers, Minerva Dairy is America’s oldest family-owned creamery. Also, this delightful butter is 85% butterfat, high-quality made from pasture-raised cow milk.

I would not only recommend this butter for sautéing, or to make your sauce richer, but for baking and just spreading on your morning toast as well. It is most definitely lusciously delicious! I must admit the Minerva Dairy Butter is one of the best.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Nonetheless, these spicy meatballs are fantastic when you serve them as an appetizer with ranch or blue cheese dressing, and some crunchy vegetables. Also, you could make the best meatball sandwich. We tried it and fell in love with each bite. Also, if you cannot find ground chicken you can substitute with ground turkey.

I tried it and it was just as good!

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 Meatballs Recipe

Anyways, I have decided to show you today how I made a fun and tasty appetizer platter these delicious meatballs.

This platter would be perfect when you have guests, of course, for potlucks or served for the big game, as well as quick and tasty bites for yourself.

If you make my Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, please tag me on Instagram @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking.

I would love to see your tasty creations. Thank you so much for your love and support.

Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Yield: 16 Meatballs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs in a buttery sauce are so addictive, delicious, and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1-pound ground chicken (or ground turkey)
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon dried parsley
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Buttery Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup buffalo wing sauce

Optional Ingredients for the platter:

  • 1 pack mini mozzarella cheese balls
  • ½ block feta cheese
  • 1 pack baby carrots
  • Bunch of celery
  • Snow peas
  • Radishes
  • English Cucumber
  • ½ cup Ranch dressing
  • ½ cup blue cheese dressing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Add onion, garlic, an egg, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, herbs,
    and seasonings to a large bowl then stir with a fork to combine.
  3. Add ground chicken then mix until combined, then drizzle a
    bit of oil – do not over-mix or meatballs will be tough. Divide chicken mixture
    into quarters, then each quarter into 4 balls, which gives you 16 meatballs.
  4. Place meatballs onto a buttered cooling rack set on top of a
    baking sheet, then bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat then add
    buffalo sauce and stir to combine.
  6. Add cooked meatballs to the skillet then turn them around to
    coat in sauce.
  7. Place a lid on top and turn heat to low to keep warm. The
    the sauce will get thicker.
  8. Serves everything on the charcuterie board, a large plate,
    or a platter.

Notes

  • Oil your hands with a bit of oil so the meatballs roll
    easier.
  • You may use grill, or air-fryer to cook meatballs. Cooking
    time may vary.


instructions

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese is a fantastic appetizer, party food, or you could just eat it as a snack. I grew up eating this tasty treat just stuffed with cow cheese mixed with eggs, then stuffed in the homemade dough. Many of you call read more

Chicken and Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

Chicken and Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

Sometimes you really do not need a whole lot to create an amazing meal. Just look at these tasty Chicken and Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps. They look fire and taste even better. If you like chicken salad or egg salad than you will love these read more

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Family Fare. All opinions are entirely my own.

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

I do not know about you, but I could live on these Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes. My family is completely and utterly obsessed with the exquisite taste of this delightful side dish.

Can you imagine how amazing this would be served over football season, and to even be the star food during potlucks? Perhaps the perfect food to share with your loved ones over the holidays. If you ask me, this is a perfect party food for any occasion.

I have always enjoyed croquettes, but with the addition of everything bagel seasoning, this classic French delicacy just got a facelift.

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Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

At this moment in time, these beauties are loved all over the world, and every country likely has their own version of croquettes. My Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes are just a bit different and I love it!

I partnered with Family Fare, a supermarket in the mid-west that is the “go-to” neighborhood grocery store that provides REAL VALUES, for real people, to create a recipe using Our Family products and showcase their Everything Bagel Seasoning. Which I am a huge fan of.

The Everything Bagel is a classic, known for its savory and complex blend of spices.

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Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

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Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

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Croquettes
Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

Yield: Serve 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Simple and easy recipe for amazingly delicious Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

Ingredients

Mashed Potatoes

  • 1 box Our Family mashed potato, read the instruction on the box; Water, butter, salt, and milk
  • 1 large egg, optional

Ground Beef

  • 1 tablespoon oil + for frying
  • 1//2 pound ground beef, 20/80
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

Assembly

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs, more if needed
  • 2.5 oz Our Family Everything bagel seasoning

Instructions

    1. Follow instruction on the back of the mashed potato box.
      You would need 4-6 servings, depending on how many serving you are planning to
      make. 2 patties are enough per person. You can make 15-16 equal-sized
      croquettes.
    2. Heat a skillet with oil and sauté on the medium-high heat.
      Cook until the meat is completely cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Keep stirring
      and breaking the meat into small chunks. If you have any leftover grease,
      please drain it out before mixing it with the mashed potatoes. You may add one
      egg in the mixture, but it is not necessary.
    3. Wait for a few minutes until the meat is a bit cooled then
      add to the mashed potato bowl. Using a wooden spoon or similar mix together
      very well the mixture. Taste and see if it needs any more salt or pepper. If
      the mixture is too warm to work with refrigerating for 20 minutes and then make
      croquettes.
    4. Make patties between 2 oz to 3 oz. You may use the scale to
      measure. Not necessary, but sometimes handy if you wish your croquettes to be
      the same size. You may also make bite-size croquettes as shown on the pictures.
      They are about the size of a golf ball.
    5. Make patties and place on the tray lined up with parchment
      or wax paper. Cover with it as well and place the tray in the fridge for 30
      minutes so the croquettes could chill. You may prep them overnight as well.
    6. After chilling, place three plates; flour, mixed eggs,
      breadcrumbs with everything bagel seasoning.
    7. Drench into the flour on both sides as well as around, dip
      in the egg mixture then into breadcrumbs mixed with everything bagel; set aside
      and back on the tray. Continue until everything is complete.
    8. Now, you may place it back to the fridge if you do not plan
      to fry these right away or just heat the oil and fry.
    9. Line paper towel on the plate or cookie rack.
    10. Heat about 1 cup of oil for frying.
    11. Never over crowed the frying skillet. Fry 3 or 4 croquettes
      at the time at medium-high heat. Fry for a minute then flip and fry again until
      you reach a deep golden color.
    12. Take out and set on the lined up kitchen paper towel.



Notes

You may make these meatless and use mushrooms or just
chives to create an amazing appetizer.

I tried these with egg and without it. I like it both ways. Adding one egg makes it somewhat more creamy on the inside. It is really not neccecery but you may use it if you would like to test it yourself.

These hold well in the lunch boxes for school or work.

Our Family Everything bagel seasoning contain sodium so please be aware of that before adding too much salt into your croquettes.

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Caramelized Onion Tart

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Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

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Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip

Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.

Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip

When it comes to flavor, this tasty and incredibly flavorful Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip is the way to go; Especially for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Not only is it extremely delicious, but it’s super easy to make as well. All you need are a few amazing ingredients! Just top your dip with whatever you usually top your tacos with, and you are done.

Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip

For some of you that did not know, Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5th.

Special events and celebrations highlight Mexican culture, especially in regional dancing, including parades, music, and my personal favorite; food.

One thing you must do this Cinco de Mayo is eat Mission® Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips. They are very crispy and delicious restaurant-style chips.

I must add that they are tasty enough to eat right out of the bag, which we did, of course. Also, they only have four simple ingredients, including sea salt, and they’re certified gluten-free.

Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip

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My family was impressed by the overall combination of my dip and Mission Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips. They paired beautifully, and the chips were big enough to scoop the perfect bite of this taco style dip.

This is one of our favorite spreads for entertaining as well as a staple for our movie nights.

 Mission® Street Tacos Corn Tortillas

We have got to mention Mission® Street Tacos Corn Tortillas as well! They are not only amazing for Taco Tuesday, but for Cinco de Mayo too!

Warming these delicious tortillas give the most magnificent taste. You can find instructions on the back of the packaging.

They are soft, which makes them easy to use in a variety of dishes and they’re also perfect for snacks or appetizers for your family and friends.

As you can see, my friends, you don’t need much to make your spread colorful, beautiful, authentic and at the same time, tasty.

All you need are a few ingredients and a bit of effort to create a masterpiece that wows your family and friends. And of course, with the help of Mission Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips, which makes this dip complete.

Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip

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Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip

Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip

Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

When it comes to flavor this tasty and incredibly flavorful Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip is the way to go.
Not only that it is extremely delicious, but easy as well. All you need a couple of amazing ingredients, top it with whatever you usually top your tacos and you are done.

Ingredients

  • Mission® Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips, 9 oz
  • 2 sticks of cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 pouch taco seasoning
  • Toppings:
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups assorted tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4-1/2 jalapeño, optional
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives, sliced

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, add softened cream cheese, sour cream, and mild taco seasoning. Using electric mixture, if possible, combine all the ingredients together until it is smooth in texture.
  2. Transfer the mixture to the serving dish and add all desirable toppings, preferably fresh.
  3. I used toppings that we usually add to our tacos, so it made perfect sense to add lettuce, tomatoes, bell pepper, jalapeño and black olives and serve it with our favorite restaurant-style Mission Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips.
  4. Keep the dip cold before serving.

Notes

  • Refrigerate dip if you are not going to serve it right away.
  • For the best taste, use whole milk dairy products.
  • Use fresh ingredients for the toppings, as they are preferably the best to make this dip colorful and at the same time, beautiful and tasty.
  • You may make your own taco seasoning.
  • Add more Sour cream if needed
  • Fast way to bring cream cheese to room temperature: Take the cheese block out of the paper carton package, then unopened cheese, place in the warm, almost hot water for about 5 minutes.

Bagel Holiday Party Charcuterie Board

Bagel Holiday Party Charcuterie Board

Bagel Holiday Party Charcuterie Board charcuterie board most frequently consists of a variety of meats, dry, smoked or canned fish, gourmet cheeses, condiments, pickled products and often fruit or nuts. It is exceptionally effortless to prepare a charcuterie, and you can truly use whatever your read more