Category: PARTY FOOD

Chicken and Bacon Tortilla Pinwheels

Chicken and Bacon Tortilla Pinwheels

Chicken and Bacon Tortilla Pinwheels are easy, delicious, and the perfect snack or party food. It is always such a hit in my house that I keep making it at least once a week. You can, of course, use any type of chicken you prefer read more

Mini Breakfast Quiche

Mini Breakfast Quiche

A tasty, easy, and delicious Mini Breakfast Quiche, which is perfect any time of the day.  Now that kids are starting school again this quick and versatile dish is perfect. Not only that you can use ingredients that your family likes, but you can store read more

Easy Entertaining Appetizer Platter

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 all. I enjoy making platters for my family over the weekend as well as for a movie night.

Easy Entertaining Appetizer Platter

TAP HERE FOR MORE PLATTER AND BOARD IDEAS

Just to mention that you can use so many different things to create such a delicious and delicious platter or board.

I enjoy using Envy apples, which are crunchy and sweet.  They are incredibly juicy apples – their texture and bright red skin make them stand out.

However, the Honeycrisp or Red Delicious would do well as well. Nonetheless, apples are a healthy indulgence, perfect as a delightful sweet treat that goes well with sweet or savory platter additions.

 

Easy Entertaining Appetizer Platter

Easy Entertaining Appetizer Platter

Recipe 8-10 SERVINGS

  • 1 small Goat Cheese
  • 2-3 Apples; envy, red delicious, or Honeycrisp
  • 3T Honey
  • Sliced Baguette
  • Sliced Meats; dried salami and deli meat (turkey, ham)
  • Sliced Cheeses, cheddar, mozzarella, gouda, Colby
  • Grapes; red, black, or green- I enjoy moon drop type
  • Olives and mini Veggies; cherry tomatoes, mini peppers, etc.
  • Nuts; almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews
  • Bottle of Rose Wine

Easy Entertaining Appetizer Platter

DIRECTIONS:

  • Slice one apple horizontally to create circular wedges. Remove apple core using a small round cookie cutter.
  • Arrange remaining ingredients on a platter, dried fruit, cheese, and smoked salami and deli meats.
  • Add bread, crackers, and breadsticks around the platter.
  • Additionally, add nuts in between empty spots. You can also add a small bowl of different nuts and dried fruit.
  • Serve with a bottle of Rose Wine.

I hope you use my idea for Easy Entertaining Appetizer Platter. If you do, make sure to tag me @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandrasasycooking I would love to see all your delicious creations and share them with my readers as well. Thanks!!!

Easy Entertaining Appetizer Platter

Easy Entertaining Appetizer Platter

Yield: 8-10 SERVINGS
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

An Easy idea for Entertaining Appetizer Platter

Ingredients

  • 1 small Goat Cheese
  • 2-3 Apples; envy, red delicious, or Honeycrisp
  • 3T Honey
  • Sliced Baguette
  • Sliced Meats; dried salami and deli meat (turkey, ham)
  • Sliced Cheeses, cheddar, mozzarella, gouda, Colby
  • Grapes; red, black, or green- I enjoy moon drop type
  • Nuts; almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews
  • Olives and mini veggies; cherry tomatoes, mini peppers, etc.
  • Bottle of Rose Wine

Instructions

  1. Slice one apple horizontally to create circular wedges. Remove apple core using a small round cookie cutter.
  2. Arrange remaining ingredients on a platter, dried fruit, cheese, and smoked salami and deli meats.
  3. Add bread, crackers, and breadsticks around the platter.
  4. Additionally, add nuts in between empty spots. You can also add a small bowl of different nuts and dried fruit.
  5. Serve with a bottle of Rose Wine.

Notes

You can switch different deli meat, dried fruit, and nuts.

Chicken Burges with Spicy Peanut Butter Slaw

Chicken Burges with Spicy Peanut Butter Slaw

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PB2 Foods. All opinions are entirely my own. Chicken Burger with spicy peanut butter slaw was amazing. Not only are these simple to prepare, but after grilling or cooking, you can keep the patties read more

Air Fryer Mushroom and Cheese Taquitos

Air Fryer Mushroom and Cheese Taquitos

  This post is sponsored by Mission Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. An air fryer is one of my favorite kitchen appliances, so I thought to use Mission® Tortillas and create these simple vegetarian air fryer mushroom and cheese taquitos.   Don’t read more

Full Meal from the Grill

Full Meal from the Grill

 Using Kingsford Hardwood Pellets

Full Meal from the Grill

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 fabulous memories with your loved ones. I am all about creating memories, particularly around food.

Well, in this post, I am sharing a tasty sandwich with you, a side dish that could be served as a summer salad as well, and a comforting dessert that just about anyone would admire.

I think that the best part of summertime is cooking food outdoor on your grill. Who agrees with me? There is no mistake that the food tastes so much more enjoyable when it comes directly from your grill to the plate.

Full Meal from the Grill

I partnered with Kingsford Hardwood Pellets to share with you all these appetizing grilled recipes.

Kingsford Hardwood Pellets are made with all-natural, pure flavor hardwoods and absolutely no fillers, binders or preservatives, bringing out undoubtedly the best possible flavor.

Full Meal from the Grill

You must try their pellets because it will fire up the flavor in any pellet grill — Classic, Cherrywood, Hickory, Signature, and Maple flavor. Furthermore, Kingsford Hardwood Pellets are proudly made in the USA.

For my weekend family meal, I used Kingsford Cherrywood  all-natural 100% cherry hardwood. Additionally, as I said, there are no fillers, so cherry’s fruity aroma adds a delicate smoke flavor to any protein or vegetable, and pairs perfectly with pork.

These all-natural Kingsford pellets are made with pure flavor hardwood to deliver a sweetly refined smoke you will absolutely love. Regardless, you can most certainly use Classic, Hickory, or Signature Pellets, but I wanted to stick to Cherrywood for this meal!

Full Meal from the Grill

How to use Kingsford Hardwood Pellets:

Pour wood pellets into a storage container, also known as a hopper. The pellets are then fed into a cooking chamber by the electricity-powered auger. Then the wood pellets ignite, heating the cooking chamber where the air is brought in by fans, and your food gets infused with a real wood smoky flavor.

If you try any recipe from my Full Meal from the Grill, please tag me on Instagram @sandraseasycooking, using hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you so much in advance for all your support!

For detailed instruction check my Instagram highlights

grilled pork loin

Recipes you might like:

LEMON HERB GRILLED SALMON

TASTY LABOR DAY RECIPES

SIMPLE HALIBUT BURGER RECIPE

CHICKEN FAJITA SKEWERS

Full Meal from the Grill Recipes:

Full Meal from the Grill

Pork Sandwich

Grilled Pork Loin Sandwiches

Yield: Serves 10

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of thick sandwich bread per serving, this makes about 10 sandwiches
  • 6 Pound Pork Loin, boneless, silver skin removed
  • Marinade:
  • 1/2-inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 2 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cups Teriyaki sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup oil

Instructions

  1. In the large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the marinade, then place
    pork loin in the marinade, cover and keep in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours;
    make sure to turn it around at least once.

Grill Prep:

  1. Open your Kingsford pellets bag. I used classic which is great for almost
    anything you want in your grill. Flavorful and strong. Wood pellets are poured
    into a storage container also known as a hopper. The pellets are then fed into
    a cooking chamber by an auger that is powered by electricity.
  2. When ready to cook, smoke setting with the lid open.
  3. Wait for the fire to start about 5 min, depending on the grill type and
    model.
  4. When ready to cook, set the grill temperature to 450F and preheat lid
    closed for 15 minutes.

Grilling:

  1. Place the pork loin on the hot grill and turn every 2-3 minutes, closing the
    lid between each turn, until pork loin is seared all around. Reduce heat to
    300F. Cook until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 150F

    Remove from the grill and let rest for 15 minutes. Slice in 1/2" thick
    pieces.

Assemble:

  1. Place bread slices on the grill and allow it to get grill marks, 1-2 min on
    each side.
  2. Add condiment of your choice, such as mayo-sriracha, and place a few pork
    slices on top of a bed of greens, shredded lettuce, mixed song greens, or
    arugula.

Full Meal from the Grill

Grill recipes

Grilled Spicy Corn Salad with Honey–Lime Vinaigrette

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Pre-boil corn Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The best summer Grilled Spicy Corn Salad with Honey–Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 4-5 ears of corn, par-boiled
  • 1 serrano chile, grilled and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1½ avocados, cut into ¾" pieces
  • Cherry Tomatoes, sliced

Vinaigrette:

  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil corn for full 5 minutes.
  2. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat.
  3. Brush each corn with butter; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill, occasionally turning until kernels are very tender and charred in
    spots, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, then cut kernels from cobs. Also,
    grill serrano pepper until slightly charred. it is not necessarily must grill
    peppers, but the flavor is better.
  5. Whisk lime juice, zest, honey, and salt to taste in to combine. Add corn,
    sliced cherry tomatoes, chile, and chopped cilantro to the vinaigrette and toss
    to combine, season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for about 2 hours so the flavors could
    marry. Just before serving add avocados and toss to coat.
Full Meal from the Grill

Recipes

Grilled Skillet Blueberry Galette

Yield: Serves 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Resting Pastry Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours

Delicious and easy recipe for an amazing Grilled Skillet Blueberry Galette

Ingredients

GALETTE DOUGH

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4-1/2 oz., 9 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons ice-cold water

BLUEBERRY FILLING:

  • 12 ounces blueberries (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon regular or coarse sugar

Instructions

GALETTE DOUGH

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Add butter,
    and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal, 8 to 10 seconds.
  2. With the machine running, add ice water in a slow, steady stream through the
    feed tube. Pulse until the dough begins to clump together in the bowl. Test by
    squeezing a small amount of dough together: if it holds, you are good to go; if
    it’s crumbly, add more ice-cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead once or twice to
    bring the dough into one mass.
  4. Pat the dough with your fingers and palms to form a disc about 3/4″ thick.
    Wrap in plastic and transfer to the refrigerator. Allow it to rest and chill
    for an hour.

Make a galette:

  1. Preheat grill to 300° Fahrenheit.
  2. Toss blueberries with lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar in a large bowl,
    then add cornstarch
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 10-12-inch round. You can also
    divide and make a few smaller galettes.
  4. Place rolled out dough in the oven/grill safe skillet, let the edges drape
    over.
  5. Mound blueberries in center of the dough, leaving a 2" border. Fold
    edges over, overlapping slightly. Brush dough with beaten egg and sprinkle with
    sugar.
  6. Bake galette until crust is dark golden brown and filling is bubbling, 45-50
    minutes. Let cool before serving with vanilla ice cream.
Homemade Naan

Homemade Naan

If you have never made this flatbread before, then my friends, it is the time for you to make homemade naan. It’s easy, delicious, and perfect for wraps, with grilled food or you can simply make naan pizza. You all know that I love bread read more

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

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Just like any baked goods, these Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls are pillowy and comforting at every bite. These are soft, tasty and super easy to make.

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

I do not bake as often as before. Perhaps because I cannot stop eating.

Well, to be honest, any type of bread or rolls is just a pure temptation to me. I would take it over any type of cake.

I still do it for other people and for my family too, but like I said just not as often.

These rolls are so delicious. They literally melt in your mouth but my trick is to let them do their thing; rise dough overnight in the fridge and allow them to double in size when before baking.

I mean, yes, you can make them as soon as dough doubles in size, sure. However, that fermentation process is just so neccecery when it comes to having successful rolls.

That has been my personal experience for the last 20 years, so I just want you guys to just experiment and come to your own conclusion.

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

In order to learn you definitely need to fail at least once, and I failed so many times until my bread, rolls, pizza dough, etc. came out great.

Anyhow, these rolls never last too long in my house especially when all of them are at home during breaks or over the weekend.

I hope your family likes them as much as we do. They are really simple as you can see.

TAP HERE FOR YUMMY SIMILAR RECIPES

You do not need much to make them, and even if you do not have a stand-up mixer you can knead the dough with your hands. I have made everything using my hands for 19 years.

This is the first year that I am using a stand-up mixer, but that is only because my husband decided to surprise me, otherwise, I would still use my hands. Trust me on that one!

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Hey, if you try making these tasty Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls 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.

YOU MIGHT LIKE THESE RECIPES:

NUTELLA ROLLS

THE BEST CINNAMON ROLLS

CHEESE STUFFED DINNER ROLLS

PEPPERONI PIZZA ROLLS (CALZONE)

PEPPERONI AND BURRATA PIZZA WITH PESTO

TOAST PIZZA ROLL

Baking Recipes

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Yield: Makes 12 to 14 Rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 45 minutes

An easy and tasty recipe for Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Ingredients

DOUGH

  • 1 cup of warm water (240ml), a splash more if needed
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast (1/4 oz/21g)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (8g)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (13.3g)+ for greasing bowl
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (480g)
  • 3 teaspoons salt (17g)
  • 6 oz Basil Pesto
  • 2-3 oz Cheese, (I used swiss cheese)
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Measure water then adds to dry yeast and sugar. Mix it. When you are using active dry yeast or yeast for pizza you do not have to activate it, but I like to dissolve it in the cup of water anyway.
  2. Measure the flour and add salt then mix it together. Place all the dry ingredients in the work bowl of your stand mixer.
  3. Pour water with yeast and sugar in the flour.
  4. Add the bowl on the mixer and attach the dough hook and turn the mixer to do the job of kneading.
  5. Mix until the dough just comes together, forming a ball and pulling away from the sides of the bowl. Increase the mixer speed to medium and knead for about 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer dough to well oiled larger bowl and cover. Place dough either in the oven or microwave so it could rise. If your oven has a proof setting this is a perfect time to use it, if not just keep it in the turned-off oven. Allow it to rise for the first time for about 45 to 60 minutes. You can make rolls after this point, but I do step 7. and 8. most of the time.
  7. It will double in size. Knead, cover and place in the fridge for about 6-8 hrs/overnight before making rolls.
  8. You do not have to chill the dough, however, they do come out so much better, plus it is easier to roll out. After chilling let it sit at the room temperature for about 15 minutes before rolling out.

FILLING

  1. Dust your working surface with a bit of flour. Roll out dough to (0.635cm) 1/4 inch thick. The size is approximately (38cm) 15 inches wide and (53cm) 21 inches long.
  2. Spread basil pesto from one end to the other, but leave maybe 1/2 inch from the edge so it is easier to roll. Then shred some swiss cheese all over the pesto. You can add more or less and any cheese that you prefer. I will leave this to you.
  3. Slowly roll the dough until you reach the end. Pull ends to have an even end. Slice it in half, then cut the cylinder into 12 to 14 equal slices.
  4. Place cut side up and evenly spaced 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  5. Cover pan with plastic wrap or a large cotton kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place to let rise for at least 30 minutes to one hour. They need to double in size.

BAKING

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake them for 30 to 35 minutes. This also depends on your oven, and baking dish.
  2. If you are baking in the ceramic dish like I did, then bake at a lower temperature, I would do the same if you choose to bake it in cast iron, however, for a regular metal baking dish I would go to 375F and bake for about 25 minutes or until they are nicely golden brown.
  3. As soon as you pull these rolls out brush them with some butter. I used unsalted butter.

Notes

You may use sun-dried tomato pesto or any other filling with this dough.


Nutella Rolls

Nutella Rolls

Nutella is an absolute favourite in my family, so I thought making Nutella Rolls would be appropriate as well as appreciated. I cannot say they are not. My family honestly licked two trays clean and asked for more. These rolls are soft, sweet, fluffy and read more