Antipasto Skewers Recipe

Antipasto Skewers

MomStart is a Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger.

Food on a stick is just more fun! Next time you company over and need a fun appetizer recipe, try these yummy skewers from Hormel:

Antipasto Skewers

Recipe courtesy Hormel.

Ingredients:

Wooden skewers
HORMEL® Pepperoni Slices
Green olives
Black olives
Mozzarella balls
Cherry tomatoes
Italian, vinaigrette or balsamic dressing
Basil leaves (optional)

Directions:

In medium bowl, combine green and black olives, tomatoes and dressing; toss until items are fully coated in dressing.

Thread pepperoni slices, mozzarella balls, olives, tomatoes and basil leaves onto the skewers, in any order, until skewers are full. Refrigerate before serving.

Cheesy BBQ Chicken Bacon Pinwheels Recipe

Cheesy BBQ Chicken Bacon Pinwheels

MomStart is a Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger.

Here is a delicious, bacon-packed appetizer recipe to try from Hormel:

Cheesy BBQ Chicken Bacon Pinwheels

Recipe courtesy Hormel.

Yield: 12
Ingredients:

8 slices HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® bacon, cooked according to package directions and chopped finely
1⅓ cups chopped, cooked chicken
1 (12-ounce) tube crescent roll dough
½ cup spreadable cream cheese
½ cup BBQ sauce
1⅔ cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
½ cup chopped green onions

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
Unroll crescent roll dough onto work surface. Press 2 unrolled pieces of dough together to form a rectangle. Repeat with remaining dough to form 4 rectangles.
Spread cream cheese and barbecue sauce equally on dough.
Sprinkle with chicken, bacon, 1⅓ cups cheese and green onions. Roll dough from narrow end up. Cut each roll into 3 equal pieces. Place cut side down in baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining ⅓ cup cheese. Bake 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

2 Pizza Recipes For Game Day

2 Pizza Recipes For Game Day

Kontos Foods has two great pizza ideas for your Super Bowl party:

Four-Cheese Margherita Pizza

Recipes courtesy Kontos Foods

Ingredients:

One 7-inch ready-made Kontos Pizza Parlor crust (more crispy option – grill for 1 min. before topping grilled side up)
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
½ tablespoon fresh minced garlic
Dash of sea salt
8-9 slices of small Roma tomatoes
3 oz. shredded whole milk (artisan) mozzarella
2 oz. Fontina cheese
1 oz. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 oz. Kontos Feta cheese
4 fresh basil leaves washed, dried, and julienne sliced (strips)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400⁰ F (375⁰ for a convection oven)
Stir together the olive oil, garlic, salt and tomatoes and let stand for 15 minutes.
Brush the Kontos Pizza Parlor crust with the tomato marinade (leave tomatoes in the bowl).
Arrange tomato slices over the top of the crust.
Spread Mozzarella and Fontina shredded cheese evenly over top of tomato slices; top evenly with shredded Parmesan cheese, Feta cheese and sliced basil leaves.
Place topped pizza into the oven, directly on rack for crispy crust, on a pan for soft crust.
Bake for approx. 5 minutes (a few minutes less for convection oven); remove from oven with a baking sheet or pizza spatula.
Let cool for 1-2 minutes. Slice into 4-6 slices and enjoy!

Veggie Lovers Pizza

Ingredients:

One Kontos 7-inch ready-made pizza crust (more crispy option – grill for 1 min. before topping grilled side up)
3 oz. tomato pizza sauce
4 oz. whole milk Mozzarella (artisan) cheese
1 ½ oz. sliced red onions
1 ½ oz. sliced black olives
1 ½ oz. total (½ oz of each) diced red, green, and yellow bell peppers

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400⁰ F (375⁰ for a convection oven).
Evenly spread the tomato pizza sauce over the Kontos’pizza crust.
Evenly spread the Mozzarella cheese over the top of the pizza sauce.
Top with the bell pepper mixture, black olives and sliced red onions.
Place topped pizza into the oven, directly on rack for crispy crust, on a pan for soft crust.
Bake for approx. 5 minutes, or a minute or two less in a convection oven; remove from oven with a baking sheet or pizza spatula.
Let cool for 1-2 minutes, slice into 4-6 slices and enjoy!

Cooking tip: Oven baking times can vary. Flatbread pizza is ready when the cheese is melted completely and edges are medium to dark brown.

Eastside Civil War Cocktail Recipe

Eastside Civil War

Eastside Distilling has another cocktail recipe to share:

Eastside Civil War

Recipe courtesy Eastside Distilling

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. Burnside Bourbon
½ oz. Cocchi Torino Sweet Vermouth
½ oz. Cynar
2 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashion Bitters
Amarena cherry

Directions:

Add all the ingredients, except the cherry, to a 16 oz. mixing glass (pint glass). Fill to within 1 inch of the top with ice. Stir until chilled and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an Amarena cherry.

Earl’s Demise Cocktail Recipe

Earl’s Demise

Eastside Distilling has a sweet whiskey punch recipe that could be good for Super Bowl Sunday:

Earl’s Demise

Recipe courtesy Eastside Distilling

Ingredients:

25 oz. Cherry Bomb Whiskey (one 750ML bottle)
12.5 oz. Burnside Bourbon
75 oz. Smith Teamaker Earl Grey Tea (chilled)
25 oz. Orange juice
25 oz. Simple syrup
12.5 oz. Sweet vermouth
5 tablespoons Peychaud’s Bitters

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients in a large punch bowl, then add ice or ice ring. Serve in small punch glasses. The mixture serves 10-12 people.

The Sideburn Recipe

The Sideburn

Eastside Distilling is sharing another great whiskey cocktail recipe today:

The Sideburn

Recipe courtesy Eastside Distilling.

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. Burnside Whiskey
¾ oz. Aperol
½ oz. Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
1 oz. Fresh lemon juice
½ oz. lavender simple syrup

Directions:

Fill a 13 oz. Old Fashioned glass with ice, add all ingredients and stir.

Marionberry Beret Recipe

Marionberry Beret

The Pacific Northwest’s own Eastside Distilling, based in Portland, is sharing a great recipe today for enjoying whiskey in a new way:

Marionberry Beret

Recipe courtesy Eastside Distilling.

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Marionberry Whiskey
.5 oz. Dry Curacao
2 oz. Fresh Grapefruit juice
Served on the rocks

Directions:

Fill glass with ice, add Marionberry Whiskey and recipe ingredients.

Blazing Bull Cocktail Recipe

Blazing Bull

If you’re looking for a beefy cocktail to try, Powell & Mahoney have you covered:

Blazing Bull Cocktail

Recipe courtesy Powell & Mahoney

Ingredients:

In a shaker:

2 1⁄2 oz. Powell & Mahoney Chipotle Bloody Mary mixer
1 1⁄2 oz. London Dry gin or vodka
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. chilled beef broth

Directions:

Gently shake and strain over ice.
Glassware: Pint glass filled with ice.
Garnish: Slice of cucumber and wedge of lemon.

Chewy Pistachio Chia Bite Pudding

It’s the new year and people are looking for healthy recipes, this recipe adds the nutrition found in Chia. Looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast recipe to keep you powered all morning? Look no further than this tasty chia seed and pistachio dish! Using Pistachio Chewy Bites, Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods have created a delicious Coconut & Pistachio Chia Pudding recipe packed with protein that fuel you up before tackling your day. Perfect for enjoying before work or on a lazy Saturday morning, this meal will satisfy all of your cravings and meet your nutritional needs.

Chewy Bite Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

1 can (13.5 oz) organic coconut milk

1Ž4 cup maple syrup*

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/3 cup organic black chia seeds

1/3 cup Setton Farms Pistachio Kernels*

1/3 cup dried cranberries*

2 tablespoons flaked coconut, for topping (Optional)

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, add coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Whisk until uniform. Add chia seeds and whisk again until uniform.

Let mixture rest for about 5-10 minutes and then stir once more. Cover and let rest in refrigerator for 1 hour to overnight.

To serve, layer half of the Setton Farms Pistachio Kernels and dried cranberries in the bottom of 4 glasses. Scoop pudding into glasses and top with remaining Setton Farms Pistachios, dried cranberries, and flaked coconut, if using.

*To make the recipe even faster, use 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and substitute pistachios and cranberries with 6 diced Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites

Bare Pomegranate-Cranberry Sparkler Recipe

Bare Pomegranate-Cranberry Sparkler

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so if you’re mulling over what drinks to serve on the special day, Bare Organic Mixers have you covered:

Bare Pomegranate-Cranberry Sparkler

Recipe courtesy Bare Organic Mixers

Ingredients:

2 cups Bare Pomegranate- Cranberry Cosmo
Orange Simple Syrup
Juice of one large orange
Chilled Champagne
Pomegranate seeds for garnish

Orange Simple Syrup
1 orange, peeled
1/2 cup agave
1 cup water

Directions:

1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel orange rind in long strips and set aside. (You only want the orange portion of the rind only, not the bitter white pith)
2. In a small saucepan combine orange rind, agave and water. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat and stir with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow syrup to cool completely. Remove orange rind and discard. Chill simple syrup until you are ready to use it.

To Assemble the Sparkler
1. In a pitcher combine orange simple syrup, Bare Pomegranate- Cranberry Cosmo, and orange juice. Stir to combine and chill until ready to serve.
2. To serve cocktail add a few pomegranate seeds to each champagne flute. Fill flutes 1/3 of the way full with juice mixture. Top with champagne. Serves 6-8.