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Full Meal from the Grill

Full Meal from the Grill

— Using Kingsford Hardwood Pellets This post is sponsored by Kingsford. The opinion and text are mine. Cooking a whole family meal on the grill is not only a time-saver but also a very delicious way to prepare food. On top of that, you can create…

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

A family gathering or holidays would not be the same without a delicious breakfast casserole, just like this Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole. They are a staple of my house, and I hope it will become a staple of yours as well. This is easy, tasty…

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

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 unbelievably easy.

Truth to be told, this is my absolute favorite to munch on especially if we have a Swedish table; which is a Scandinavian meal, originating obviously in Sweden, served buffet-style foods on a table.

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Well, I love shopping in Cosco for the best quality foods. I am not sponsored and paid by them to talk about it.

I don’t go frequently, but perhaps once every two weeks to get my favorite charcuterie board products.

Needless to say, you could get it anywhere, but I love certain premium brands. Also, buying in bulk if I know we will have guests.

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It is significantly more inexpensive, I get an incredible amount of food as well as the excellent quality.

So, for my party of six, I picked up Norwegian Smoked Salmon Slices. Actually, I got a couple of packages. Authentic flavors of the smoked ready to eat salmon are Peppered, Traditional, Dill.

Of course, I served it with other things, such as a cheeseboard and my deviled eggs, which are amazing.

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Anyway, this salmon pack of 12 ounces includes a packet of so amazingly delicious honey mustard dill sauce.

I am certain it is not a massive deal to make your recipe for honey-mustard dill sauce, but since salmon came with it, I used it.

If you for any reason dislike goat cheese, you could use any other creamy cheese.

Goat cheese just goes perfectly together with smoked salmon. Capers are somewhat must-have with these appetizing bites.

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers
Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

With this being said, aren’t these amazingly delicious-looking? You must agree that these look fire.

I know it is nothing new to the world or extraordinary, but I am desperately trying to build up my appetizer recipes. I just had to post Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers.

If you get inspired by my post and decide to make these yummy appetizers, please tag om Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you so much and happy cooking!!!

recipe
Yield: SERVES 5

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 12oz/440g smoked salmon slices, more if needed
  • 5oz/150g crackers, any on hand, more if needed
  • 10oz/300g goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup capers

Instructions

  1. Spread goat cheese on top of the crackers, add salmon and capers.
  2. Drizzle with the sauce if any. Honey-Mustard Dill sauce is really amazing with this. You can find recipes online.
  3. If the salmon slices are to large or wide, slice in half to make perfect bites.

Notes

You may use toasted bread slices or bruschetta.

Use any other creamy cheese if you dislike goat cheese.

Always get more so you do not run out. These are really quick to make so you can serve them in just a few minutes.

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

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French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holiday Baking at Publix. All opinions are entirely my own. French Toast Casserole is most definitely a staple food to bake during the joyous holiday season at my house. We use so many amazingly appetizing…

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

This post is sponsored by RITZ Crackers. All opinions are entirely my own.

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter RITZ Bars are easy, tasty and fantastic to serve over the holiday season.

I have made this type of no-bake bar many times. What I love about this recipe is how versatile it is.

You can switch the nut butter you use, of course, to satisfy your taste buds, and use crushed pretzels instead of raw almonds.

It is all about creating your own tasty holiday RITZ bar and using your imagination to the fullest extent. 

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

I partnered with RITZ Crackers to create a recipe that would be excellent for the holidays. I realized that I have never posted this rather charming dessert that my family and friends surely love.

Since I have three teenagers, RITZ Crackers are always in my pantry. Thankfully we have family size crackers in stores these days, so it is like buying in bulk, which I favor.

To be honest, I really like it because I can create quick bites, pack them in my kid’s lunch box, add an addition for a charcuterie board, or make a dessert using RITZ Crackers.

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

These No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter RITZ Bars are perfect for holiday entertaining. Not too sweet, swift to make, packed with great quality ingredients, and if I may add very delicious.

I urge all you, moms and dads, or grandparents to grab a box or two over the holiday season. Create mindful memories by making your own RITZ recipe with your beautiful kids and grandkids.

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Holiday recipes

I have always included my children in preparing tasty meals and sweet treats, especially over the holidays.

There is nothing more special. It has become a sort of tradition in my household so we cannot wait until the season is here.

Recipe

You can find RITZ Family Size and Large Snack Crackers such as Wheat Thins 16oz, Chicken in a Biskit 12 oz, Triscuit 12.5 oz, in-store at Walmart and via Walmart online grocery.

Rollback offer at Walmart Family Size RITZ crackers on Rollback for $2,98.

What a great way to save during the holiday season?!

Rollback offer at Walmart Family Size RITZ crackers

Hey, if you make something tasty using RITZ Family Size Crackers and get inspired by my sweet treat please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking as well as #RITZCrackers

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No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars
Yield: 8 SERVINGS

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

These tasty bars are incredibly easy and tasty sweet treats.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz (143g) RITZ Crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup (45 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (113g) raw almonds, crush with a food processor
  • 3 oz (60g) granulated sugar
  • 6 oz (170g) almond butter
  • Topping:

Topping

  • 12-16 oz chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp almond butter

GARNISH:

  • Shaved chocolate
  • Almonds

Instructions

  1. Using the back of the fork crush crackers then mix with melted butter.P
  2. lace raw almond in the food processor or a blender and crush until you get grainy grounded almonds; add to the crushed crackers and butter mixture.
  3. Add sugar and almond butter. Combine it well.
  4. Line your baking down with wax paper or parchment paper. The best way is to brush the bottom and sides of the baking pan with butter or oil and line the paper over it so it sticks.
  5. Now transfer the crust mixture to the baking pan.
  6. Oil your hands and press the crust mixture evenly. Pack it very well to the bottom and a bit to the side.
  7. Begin making the chocolate topping; Melt chocolate chips according to the product instructions. When the chocolate is completely melted mix in almond butter.
  8. 7Spread evenly on top of the crust. I oil my took or a wider knife to spread it evenly and effectually.
  9. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Slice however you desire and enjoy!
  10. You may garnish with shaved chocolate and almonds.

Notes

  • You may use peanut-butter if you wish.
  • Use crushed pretzels instead of the ground almonds in the crust.
  • You may use any type of chocolate as well as sweeteners that are zero sugar.
  • Also, you may drizzle some extra almond butter on the top and swirl it before refrigerating.

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    Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

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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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    Take a swing at the Mission piñata and see if you have what it takes to break it.

    The best part? If you break it, you win a prize! Play every day for more chances to win click here.

    Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip
    Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

    Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip

    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

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