Crunchy and salty, with bursts of garlic, onion, sesame, and poppy seeds, this everything popcorn is the best thing since sliced everything bagels. Give your next batch of popcorn some serious flavor by stirring in homemade everything mix.
Salty prosciutto, crisp apple, and creamy, rich Cambozola blend in perfection atop chewy, slightly crunchy bread in these Apple & Cambozola Crostini.
Crisp and delicious, these Garlic and Rosemary Grissini look super cool in a vase or pitcher on your table. Not only that, these Italian-style bread sticks are fun to make and shape.
Initially, I started experimenting with grissini recipes — crisp Italian-style bread sticks — because I thought I’d include them in this Jenga Veggie Tower. I soon gave up on the idea, though, when I realized that they absorbed moisture from the vegetables….
These Cheesy Muffin Tin Popovers are perfect for breakfast or snack-time. Since they’re so quick to prepare, they’re also a great addition at dinner-time alongside a steaming bowl of soup.
On one especially cold and rainy day recently, I treated my kids to warm popovers after school….
Flaky and tender, these easy-to-prepare Buttermilk Biscuits taste spectacular on their own or in combination with other recipes calling for biscuits.
One tender bite of flaky buttermilk biscuit highlights a momentous truth: perfection often presents itself in simple packaging….
Perfect for its ease, deliciousness, and impressive presentation, Baked Brie with Honeyed Cherries and Toasted Pecans will be a hit at your next party.
Summer’s warm weather and longer days make it a great season for spontaneous entertaining….
Wrap up pizza’s warm, savory goodness in convenient little packages. Tender, flavor-packed pizza rolls are great alongside dinner or served as easy-to-eat party snacks.
I love pizza. There’s just something about oven-warm bread slathered with sauce, savory toppings, and melted cheese….
Millet seeds give these subtly-spiced, hint-of-citrus crackers extra crunch. Serve Ginger Millet Crackers with double cream brie and hot pepper jelly for a great party snack.
So much festivity these days. I love gathering with friends and family to catch up and EAT, EAT, EAT! Am I the only one who tries unsuccessfully to get extra exercise at this time of year so I can dig into everyone’s holiday fare with serious gusto?
Call me a glutton, but I dig in anyway. I figure I’ll make up for my bad behavior in January with all the standard resolutions about getting to the gym and eating healthier food.
And just in case you’re thinking that these Ginger Millet Crackers — made with hippy seeds and no added sugar — seem amiss at this indulgent time of year, never fear. We’re going to serve them with double cream brie and hot pepper jelly!
You can prepare these little savories in about 30 minutes, and the process couldn’t be easier.
If you’re about to suggest that it would, in fact, be easier to buy fancy crackers at the store, technically, you might be right. Let’s just think about it in a different way: serving freshly-baked crackers may well be the easiest way to make you feel totally gourmet with very little effort.
Check out the simplicity: mix, roll, slice, bake, cool, serve.
Scatter your handcrafted, made-with-love crackers on a plate with a wedge of brie and a small dish of pepper jelly. Let the snacking begin! Now is the time to open that bottle of wine if you haven’t already done so. Cheers!
The millet seeds give these subtly-spiced, hint-of-citrus crackers a sort of double crunch. There’s the crunch from the crispy cracker and crunch from the delicate seeds popping between your teeth. All that crunchiness offsets the smooth, rich creaminess of the brie and the burst of heat from the pepper jelly. It’s perfection!
If you’re feeling like you have extra time on your hands and want to get fancy, skip the pizza wheel and use cookie cutters instead. My daughter had a great time making mini gingerbread men-shaped crackers the other day. She even used different kinds of seeds to give her ginger-men faces and outfits. This tedious work kept her occupied for hours. If you need that kind of kid-diversion in your life right now, I recommend these crackers. Picking up sesame seeds and getting them in all the right places on one-inch ginger-men is tough business, but apparently it’s very satisfying to to nine-year-old set. And it gives them all the fun of decorating Christmas cookies without the sugar.
Not that I’ve got anything against sugar. We’ll make up for lost time for that kind of snacking when we make our gingerbread house this weekend. Happy Holidays!