Friday, September 15, 2017

Everything Bagel Pizza Crackers

Have you heard Trader Joe's carries an everything bagel seasoning?!  My FAVORITE bagel ever!
Oh the options of uses for this fabulous flavor combination!
I was reading a library book I just borrowed, ya thats right people still go to the library :)
In that book was a recipe for fennel crackers, I am not a huge fan of fennel, so I adapted and made it my own.
I just made this for watching our first football game at home this season.
They are super easy!
You can totally change this up to your flavor liking.  Add different seasonings, fresh herbs, cheese.
Next time I'm SO putting cheese on this!
I mean right?!  Cheese makes everything better in my opinion.
Also this would be a great one to get the kiddos involved in, really easy to make.

What you need:
1 pre-made refrigerator pizza dough (you can find in the dairy section)
1 egg
2 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons of each of your choice toppings, I used TJ Everything Bagel seasoning, sunflower seeds, fresh rosemary chopped)
*Not necessary, but I sprayed the top with I can't believe it's not butter

How to make it:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
Using a non stick baking sheet, roll out your pizza dough.
Try to get that dough as thin as you can, reaching the edges of your pan.
Whisk together 1 egg yolk and 2 tablespoons of water.
Brush this mixture over the top of your pizza dough.
Next sprinkle your seasonings of choice evenly over your pizza crackers.

Not necessary like I mentioned before I gave mine a quick spray of butter spray.
Pop this into the oven.
Bake for 30 minutes.
**** I baked for 15 pulled them out gave them another spray of the butter spray and popped the tray back into the oven for another 15 minutes.
Once done slide your pizza onto a large cutting board, cut into cracker squares.

Now enjoy!  
We loved these!

*A few more options for toppings, I mean you can just go crazy here!
Slivered almonds, parmesan cheese, poppy seeds, chives, red pepper flakes, caraway seeds

Monday, June 5, 2017

Cucumber Feta Roll-Up's

Summa Summa Time.......
I tend to want to eat lighter in the summer, veggies are at their best, gotta shed some of the winter weight, and most of the time it's just too hot out, don't you agree?!
I will have an abundance of cucumbers this summer as always, and I like to be clever in how to eat them so we don't get tired of them.
Pickling, in a salad, in sandwich or why not try out these fun little roll-ups!
It works best if you have a vegetable peeler or a mandolin.  Be careful those mandolins are sharp!
These are really great for those hot summer days, you know you don't want to be heating up your house by turning on the oven!
So simple to make, get the kids involved, they like playing with food right?!

Here is what you're going to need:
Greek yogurt, 5 oz
Feta cheese, 1/4 cup
Dill, 2 sprigs
Kalamata olives, 4- 5 chopped up
Sun dried tomatoes, 1 Tablespoon
The juice from 1/2 lemon

How to make them:
Start by mixing all ingredients in a bowl together, pop into fridge to keep cool
Peel the skin off your cucumber
Using the vegetable peeler or mandoline, carefully peel long thin strips of cucumber
Place approximately a tablespoon of ingredients on the end of the cucumber, roll them up and secure with a toothpick.
Ready to serve!

Enjoy & have a wonderful summer!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Mango Goat Cheese Crostini

This little hors d'oeuvre screams summer to me!
It is a great fresh combination of flavors.  Umm and easy peasy!
You have better things to do beside sweating over a hot stove in the summer, get out there and live!
Can you tell I'm excited that spring/summer is here!?
Getting fresh air, gardening, eating outdoors, grilling, summer vacations, YES!

OK let's get to it, this is insanely easy!

What you need:
Goat Cheese
Mango Salsa - if you don't want to use salsa, cut up a mango use that!
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

How to make it:
Set oven to broil
Slice up your baguette into person sized pieces
Brush with olive oil
Sprinkle with a bit of salt & pepper
Pop onto a baking sheet & place in oven cook until toasty brown/tan.
Keep an eye on them, you don't want them to burn!
Let them cool a bit, because you do not want to put the goat cheese on immediately it will be to runny.
Whip together honey and goat cheese
1 Tablespoon of honey per 6 oz goat cheese, depending on how much you're going to make
Spread on goat cheese and top with mango salsa.  I found mine at Sam's club.  Took the easy way out & didn't make it from scratch.

You better make a bunch because they go fast!