With the holiday season in almost full swing, A lot of us has a lot on our plates. I know some of us celebrates different holidays or don’t celebrate any at all. But for the ones of us that do, it can be a trying time. Especially when we are hosting a dinner or a party. Cleaning, Shopping, Working, Taking care of home and kids and then finding the extra hours to do the extra can really get hectic.
I don’t know about you, but once the actual “Holiday” gets here, I am wore out and ready for it to be over. And it isn’t the holiday that has me wore down. It is all the above. It is not only hosting my own dinner, it is going to other peoples events and parties. Finding the perfect thing to wear, deciding what to take.
I think the key really to not stressing out is having a few go to recipes ready for surprise guests and events. Some of my most favorite snacks and recipes is made with Crunch Master Crackers. If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, you may have seen me mention these before.
Crunchmaster are gluten free crackers that taste great. These crackers can be ate straight out of the box or used in several recipes. When just eating them by themselves, my favorite is the White cheddar multigrain crackers. They are so good and if I don’t watch myself, I can empty a bag fast. I am glad they are a healthy option!
Them being healthy is one of the main reasons I enjoy using them in recipes. I know that if someone is following a gluten free diet, then they can enjoy one of the sweet or savory recipes I make. There is several recipes available on the Crunchmaster site. One of my favorite to make is the:
• 2 cups Crunchmaster Original Multi-Seed Crackers, crushed
• 8 cups gluten free bread, torn into bite-size pieces
• 2 Tbsp. olive oil
• 1/4 tsp. sea salt
• 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
• 2 scallions, thinly sliced
• 3/4 cup dried cranberries
• 1/2 cup Vidalia onion, minced
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 1/4 cup pine nuts
• 1/2 cup dry white wine
• 1/2 cup parsley leaves, chopped
• 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
• 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
• 1 cup vegetable broth
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a muffin tin with nonstick baking spray. In a large bowl, gently toss bread pieces with oil, salt and pepper. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake until bread is golden, approximately 15 minutes. In a large bowl, combine baked bread pieces with remaining ingredients; using your hands, mix well to combine. Using a spoon, transfer mixture into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and crunchy on top, about 30 – 40 minutes.
This is the recipe taken from one of the recipes in the holiday cookbook from Crunchmaster. They have several more recipes HERE. I am one that likes to play with recipes. I guess I can’t always follow directions so I stray – I may substitute pine nuts for a different type or eliminate them. I might try chicken or even tuna in place of the scallions. The main ingredient here for me, is the original multi-seed crackers. Another thing I might add would be a bit of sage. When I think of dressing I think of sage. My Favorite!
I am glad there is items such as Crunchmaster out there to make holidays easier! They are available online and in several stores. I have seen them at Krogers but you can find them on the store locater at the site.
And while your there- grab a $1.00 of coupon! HERE
Disclaimer: I received products from the discussed in this post before writing this post. In return I am sharing my unbiased opinion and all opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.