12600 Pelican Beach Road, Merrifiled, MN (218) 851-1937
Food, Ranch Life

Don’t you just love having something on hand you can pull from the freezer and make for guests or for a party? I sure do…plus this is something you can make ahead. Gotta love it!

I also like trying different cheeses with this appetizer. Not everyone loves Bri so try any of your favorite cheeses and make it your own.

Ingredients:

1- 8 oz sheet croissant dough

4 oz brie cheese, cut into cubes

3 tbsp cranberry rasins, finely chopped

3 tbsp. pistachios, finely chopped

1 tbsp. rosemary, finely chopped, some for garnish

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

honey for garnish

rosemary

Directions: Preheat oven 375

  1. Roll out croissant dough onto a lightly floured area. Should be 8×12 size or so.
  2. Cut dough into squares making 24 squares. Using a pizza cutter cut 4 lines down 8″ side, and 6 lines down 12″side making 24 squares.
  3. Place brie cubes in each square. Mix pistachios and cranberries into a bowl and sprinkle on top of brie. Sprinkle a tinge of rosemary on top.
  4. Fold corners together on each cube lightly pinching corners together. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Whisk beaten egg with 1 tbsp of water for an egg wash. Brush egg wash on each cube. Sprinkle rosemary and sea salt on top.
  6. Bake until golden brown, 12-14 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes.
  7. Drizzle honey on top place on platter decorating with rosemary sprigs and pomegranate seeds.
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Food, Healthy Eating, Ranch Life
Well, yep around here folks are getting excited not only because of the Vikings doing so well, but the super bowl is right here in our home state of Minnesota! So game day appetizers for the big gatherings will be on the fans mind. These no guilt Tater Tots are sure to be a crowd pleaser! Dan and I don’t watch football much just because we enjoy being outside on Sunday afternoons working around the ranch or going for a trail ride. But when the big game comes, we usually will gather some friends and settle in to watch the game. Since it’s here in Minnesota it should also bring some excitement as well. These cute little delights will make you feel good when serving them not only because they are delightful in taste, but that they are chock full of good for you ingredients. I think you will love them too! Enjoy and Happy Game Day! Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced 2 clove of garlic, minced 1 drop sage essential oil ¼ tsp ground smoked paprika ¼ of Himalayan salt 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water 2 tbsp of coconut flour Directions:
  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and place your diced sweet potatoes in boiling water. Cook until a folk can piece through but not squishy.
  3. Place the cooked sweet potatoes and rest of ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined.
  4. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and form your tater tot. and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes both sides making sure they are crispy. Love them up with a sauce! (Below)
Dan’s kickin’ Sriracha Dip: ¼ cup of sour cream ¼ cup of light mayo 1-2 tsp of Sriracha sauce Mix….YUMMMY! Sweet Tooth Dip (Lee’s idea) ¼ cup of sour cream ¼ cup of mayo 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup 1 tsp paprika Mix and become delighted! Honey Mustard 2 tbsp of Dijon mustard 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp melted coconut oil 1 tsp coconut milk 1 tsp coconut flour Dash of sea salt to taste Mix Comment below if you tried these and how your loved ones liked them! God’s blessings enjoy the game! Love deeper, talk sweeter, Lee
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