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Colie's Kitchen - Recipes, Cooking, Easy week night meals, Product Reviews, Giveaways, Saving Money, Couponing, Life in General, Coupons,

Sauvignon Blanc Chicken #Woodbridge #GourmetGarden #FreshTastyValentines

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This chicken is amazing and thanks to Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc and Gourmet Garden this chicken was over the top delicious! I can’t even believe how wonderful this recipe is. I stated in the recipe you will need one bulb of garlic but I ended up using probably 20 cloves of garlic which was more than one bulb. Honestly you can use as much garlic as possible. I know that seems like a lot but it’s really not. When you brown the garlic it becomes super sweet.

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Although you might think it’s going to be garlic over the top, it’s really just perfect, and delicious! By cooking the garlic, wine and sauce down then blending it you create this fantastic sauce to pour over the chicken.

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I served the garlic Sauvignon Blanc chicken over a bed of mashed red potatoes, but you can serve it over anything. I can’t tell you just how great this recipe is but you can only imagine by looking at the pictures.

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Don’t forget to add a chilled glass of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc to the side of your garlic Sauvignon Blanc chicken.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 Chicken breast (6 ounces each)
  • 1 Whole garlic bulb peeled and separated
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp dry thyme
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 8 ounce can mushrooms drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Heat oil in a skillet or a large pot. Add chicken to skillet and season with salt and pepper.
  • Brown chicken on both sides over a medium heat browning for about 5 minutes on each side.
  • Remove chicken and set aside.
  • To the skillet add garlic cloves to the skillet and cook. You must stir this constantly to ensure that the garlic does not burn. Watch carefully because this will burn quickly. They should be a super brown color.
  • Next add wine slowly so that it does not bubble up fast on you. Stir in parsley, garlic powder, bouillion cube and thyme.
  • Next add chicken back to the skillet
  • Cover skillet and allow the the chicken to cook for another 20 minutes. Turn the chicken 10 minutes into the process.
  • Carefully remove the chicken from a skillet and set aside.
  • Place all the remains leftover in the pot in a heat safe blender and blend until the sauce is smooth.
  • Next add chicken, blended sauce, and mushrooms back to the pot. Allow the sauce to come to a boil.
  • Serve over a bed over  spinach, mashed potatoes, or brown riec. Next top with sauce.


*As required by the Federal Trade Commission: The information above and gift have been provided by Woodbridge and Gourmet Garden to Colie’s Kitchen at no cost to Colie’s Kitchen. All that was asked of Colie’s Kitchen was to review the product, and give our honest opinion. Full Disclosure Policy*

Uncommon Goods for a Perfect Gift #FreshTastyValentines

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I have been invited to a friends wedding but the problem I have run into is that she and her future husband are not registered any place. They didn’t have a bridal show because they were rushing the wedding. I asked her what she wanted and of course I got the “I don’t know”… then she said be creative…

Creative … I can do that! I was looking around a very creative home goods site called Uncommon Goods because … well it’s creative! They have so many wonderful things to choose for I thought picking out a wedding gift would be easy! I was right!

I am in love with their Personalized Cutting Boards I am pretty certain that it doesn’t get cuter than that. I would have loved to have a cutting board as a gift with my name and my husband carved in the board. Too cute!!

They are wine drinkers so I thought a Corkcicle would be fun too! They are wine drinkers and the Corkcicle would help keep their wine at the right temperature. That would certainly be creative too!

When I was looking through their Host and Hostess Gifts I found the perfect gift for my favorite couple! They are big Tequila drinkers. They pride themselves in having tried every type that is made. What better gift than a set of Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses They are shot glasses made out of Himalayan salt. Wow now that is fun! Kelly and Kory will be in love with this gift!

 

*As required by the Federal Trade Commission: The information above and gift have been provided by Uncommon Goods to Colie’s Kitchen at no cost to Colie’s Kitchen. All that was asked of Colie’s Kitchen was to review the product, and give our honest opinion. Full Disclosure Policy*

Tangerine Hatch Not Ketchup Sauce #FreshTastyValentines

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Have you have ever heard of Hatch Chile’s? They are amazing! Now combine tangerine along with Hatch Chile’s and you get Tangerine Hatch Not Ketchup Sauce. Yes, Not Ketchup! Not Ketchup has no added sugar which is ideal for anyone watching their sugar intake or even watching their weight. I personally love it because traditional ketchup is loaded with sugar in most cases.

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There are so many things to love about Tangerine Hatch Chile Not Ketchup:

  • NO added sugar
  • NO artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners
  • Of course, nothing artificial and no preservatives
  • Sweetened only with REAL FRUIT – in this sauce that’s tangerines, apples and dates
  • 1g sugar per serving

Tangerine Hatch Not Ketchup Sauce is full of incredible flavor! It’s sweet, tangy, and simply delicious! I personally can’t wait to try it in my favorite meatloaf recipe. So far I have only tried it on fries and a hot dog and I am totally sold and so is my family.

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Interested in finding Not Ketchup find it in stores near you: Not Ketchup

You can also buy Tangerine Hatch Chile Not Ketchup on Amazon (free shipping for Prime members): Amazon

Buy all Not Ketchup products online!

 


*As required by the Federal Trade Commission: The information above and gift have been provided by Not Ketchup to Colie’s Kitchen at no cost to Colie’s Kitchen. All that was asked of Colie’s Kitchen was to review the product, and give our honest opinion. Full Disclosure Policy*

T.Lish Smothered Chipotle Chicken #FreshTastyValentines

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Recently I have been trying to slowly break my family into eating healthier. Yes, slowly! I didn’t want to scare them! When I say eating healthy I have to also stress that it has to be easy too. During the week it easy is a must! Too much work during the week often means a fast food run which no one wants… well at least me!

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I had the opportunity to try out T.Lish which is not only a marinade, but a salad dressing too. Double the pleasure in my book. What a great way to pair what you main meal is with the same flavors of your salad. I love products that have multi-functions and make life easier, especially during the week.  T.Lish is full of flavor and healthy ingredients that you can actually feel good about feeding your family.

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My favorite thing about T.Lish is the ease of using it. I take a few frozen chicken breasts out of the freezer, put then in a zip bag, pour half a bottle of T.Lish in the bag and let it the chicken defrost for 24 hours (more or less)in the refrigerator. By the time I am ready to make dinner the next night I have amazing marinade chicken to throw on the grill. If you are pairing the grilled chicken with a salad, dinner is ready in 30 minutes or less!

Check out this recipe I made with T.Lish Chipotle Vinaigrette.

Smothered Chipotle Chicken

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Ingredients:

  • ½ bottle of T.Lish Chipotle Vinaigrette
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 sliced green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

Directions:

  1. Marinate chicken in a zip bag with half of a bottle of T.Lish Chipotle Vinaigrette for 6 hours.
  2. After the chicken is marinated add chicken to a warm skillet and cook, turning twice, until the chicken is cooked through and reached 165 degrees.
  3. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove from skillet and allow the chicken to rest.
  4. While the chicken is resting add bell pepper, onion, and garlic to the pot and begin to sauté with the liquids from the chicken. After the chicken has rested a few minutes and while the veggies are getting happy slice the chicken up then add it back to the pot and mix well.
  5. Once the chicken is heated through add a few more tablespoons of T.Lish Chipotle Vinaigrette to the pot and mix well.
  6. Serve over cauliflower rice (as I did) mashed potatoes, rice or pasta. It’s also amazing over a bed of fresh spinach.

*As required by the Federal Trade Commission: The information above and gift have been provided by Tomoson and their affiliates to Colie’s Kitchen at no cost to Colie’s Kitchen. All that was asked of Colie’s Kitchen was to review the product, and give our honest opinion. Full Disclosure Policy*

Garlic Parmesan Hemp Seed Chicken Using Bob’s Red Mill Hulled Hemp Seed’s #FreshTastyValentines

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I love Bob’s Red Mill Hulled Hemp Seed’s I have been eating them as a snack for a year or so. I love to add them in yogurt, granola, salads or my favorite way to add them is to my oven “fried” chicken. Bob’s Red Mill Hulled Hemp Seeds are good in anything if you ask me…

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Hulled Hemp Seed’s has 5 grams of protein in a 2 tbsp. serving for my new low carb diet. Hemp is full of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids in each serving. I love the nutty flavor and hulled hemp seeds add an incredible texture to my oven fried chicken.

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This Garlic Parmesan Hemp Chicken is delicious and super easy and might I add that it only has 1 carb per piece of chicken. Not only is this chicken crispy and juicy but it’s perfect for a week night meal. I love simple week night meals.
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Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast (6 ounces each)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp. Bob’s Red Mill Hulled Hemp Seed’s
  • 4 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a medium size bowl whisk 1 large egg until it becomes frothy then set aside. On a plate add hemp seeds, parmesan, and garlic powder. Mix well.
  3. Dredge chicken in the egg then dredge in the dry mixture. Make sure the chicken is well coated on all sides. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip for an additional 15 minutes. Test to make sure the chicken is reading at 165 degrees.


*As required by the Federal Trade Commission: The information above and gift have been provided by Bob’s Red Mill to Colie’s Kitchen at no cost to Colie’s Kitchen. All that was asked of Colie’s Kitchen was to review the product, and give our honest opinion. Full Disclosure Policy*

Low Carb Baked Cinnamon Walnut Apples #EnvyApples #FreshTastyValentines

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I have never been much of an apple fan, but my family on the other hand, loves them. we recently had the opportunity to try out Envy Apples and we were all super excited for the chance because as soon as we opened the box all you could smell was sweet apples.

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Envy Apples originate from New Zealand but have since been planted in Washington state and Chile. They are a cross-pollination of Braeburn apples with Royal Gala apples. Not only are they a beautiful color of red they are the sweetest apples I have ever eaten. I never thought I would love an apple but Envy Apples are game changers.

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I decided instead of just picking at the apples we would do something delicious with them. My family and I are trying to reduce our sugar and carb intake so I thought I would make an unwrapped apple pie so to speak. Basically, it’s a baked cinnamon apples.

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Instead of sugar I used Stevia so the calories are low but the flavor is off the charts. Using Envy Apples I didn’t have to use much Stevia because the apples are sweet enough but if you use some other apple you may find yourself needing more Stevia.

Don’t forget to enter the #FreshTastyValentines Giveaway!!!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 large Envy Apples, cored and sliced into wedges
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon
  • 5 packets of Stevia
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚
  2. Place all the sliced and cored apples in a zip bag then add the nutmeg and cinnamon. Shake well then add to a foil lined 8×8 baking dish.
  3. Next add water, lemon juice and Stevia to a bowl and mix well. Pour on top of the apples. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30-45 minutes depending on thickness of your apples. Do not bake until the apples turn to mush.
  4. Once the apples are done stir in the walnuts.
  5. Allow the apples to cool for a few minutes, then spoon over whip cream, or ice cream. You can also eat them just the way they are.
  6. For another variation once the apples cool you can add them (add the excess liquid) to a blender and blend to make apple sauce! Original Recipe Source

*As required by the Federal Trade Commission: The information above and gift have been provided by Envy Apples to Colie’s Kitchen at no cost to Colie’s Kitchen. All that was asked of Colie’s Kitchen was to review the product, and give our honest opinion. Full Disclosure Policy*

Today’s the Big Day!! Don’t Forget to Enter the #FreshTastyValentines Giveaway!!

 
#FreshTastyValentines is almost here. A group of 22 talented food bloggers who will be posting recipes for an entire week that, we hope, will inspire you to make some healthy Valentines treats for your loved ones. Here we are…
 
The Bloggers
(with links to their homepages, in alphabetical order)
 
From February 1st through February 8th, not only will you find nearly a hundred recipe posts, but you can enter to win our awesome giveaway, courtesy of some amazingly generous donations from sponsoring companies. See details below.
 
The Sponsors
(with links to their homepages, in alphabetical order)

 


The Prizes

Thank you to #FreshTastyValentines sponsors for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #FreshTastyValentines recipe development without additional compensation. All opinions stated are those of the bloggers.


BenBella Vegan is a division of BenBella Books, a boutique book publisher located in Texas. BenBella Vegan has published over twenty plant-based books and cookbooks in the past
decade.

They are providing a prize package that includes five different cookbooks from their 2015 publishing releases! One #FreshTastyValentines winner will receive a print copy of the following cookbooks: The Plant-Based Journey, Dining at The Ravens, Plant-Powered Families, The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook, and The Plant Pure Nation Cookbook.


While there’s been a growing awareness of whole grain
benefits in recent years, Bob’s Red Mill been providing whole grain
products to customers since 1978. Their philosophy: provide whole grain foods that have
endured the test of time. They are providing one #FreshTastyValentines winner with a package of Hulled Hemp Seed Hearts. With a nut-like
flavor and creamy texture, their hulled hemp seeds are a nutritious, healthy, and delightful addition recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Keep an eye out for event recipes that feature the hulled hemp seed hearts!




Casabella grew out of the idea that housewares
and cleaning products could be great looking, fun and functional simultaneously. And, to that end, they strive to deliver products that are attractive, intuitive and functional.
Additionally, all of their products are designed and assembled in America. They are providing a prize package of kitchen gadgets that are perfect for your Valentine cooking and for the rest of the year as well. One #FreshTastyValentines winner will receive: Casabella’s Clip n StripShears and a Garlic Roaster.

 



Envy Apples were born in New Zealand using natural plant-breeding methods by cross-pollinating Braeburn apples with Royal Gala apples. They have since planted trees in Washington state and Chile. They are providing a prize package for one #FreshTastyValentines winner that will include Envy apples, an apple corer, and more.



Gourmet Garden loves herbs and spices and strives to make everyday cooking easier and more enjoyable. Their herbs and spices are washed, chopped and prepped within 18
hours of harvesting through patented processes that seal in the natural essential oils to maximize the fresh flavor and aroma of the herbs. They are providing one #FreshTastyValentines winner with each of their stir-in pastes (basil, chili pepper, cilantro, dill, Italian herbs, garlic, chunky garlic, ginger, lemongrass, oregano, parsley, and Thai seasonings), each of their lightly dried herbs (basil, chili pepper, cilantro, ginger, and parsley), and two Gourmet Garden logo coolers.


KitchenIQ is the new houseware branch of Smith’s Consumer Products, Inc. and embraces their long-standing reputation
for innovation and quality, reflecting their commitment to producing
smarter products for the kitchen. They are providing a prize package of kitchen gadgets that are perfect for your Valentine cooking and for the rest of the year as well. One #FreshTastyValentines winner will receive: KitchenIQ’s Strawberry
Tool
and Better
Zester
.
 
 
 
Mann Packing was founded in 1939 and is now a third
generation, majority women-owned company. Their mission is: Fresh Vegetables Made Easy™ and they value honor, passion, quality, and vision. Additionally, they support local school and donate generously to numerous charitable organizations throughout the community and the industry. They are giving one #FreshTastyValentines winner a $25 gift card. Keep an eye out for event recipes that feature the Mann Packing vegetables!
 



Not Ketchup was created by Erika Kerekes who also writes the kitchen blog In Erika’s Kitchen. She shares: “When we think of ketchup, we think tomatoes. But it hasn’t
always been that way. The first ketchups were actually made several centuries
ago from pickled, fermented fish in China, Malaysia and Indonesia.” Not Ketchup got its name because the United States has bizarre regulations about what can be labeled as ‘ketchup.’ Since Not Ketchup does not contain
any tomatoes, according to the powers that be, it’s Not Ketchup. Not Ketchup is providing one #FreshTastyValentines winner with a bottle of their NEW No-Sugar Added Tangerine Hatch Chile fruit ketchup. Keep an eye out for event recipes that feature the newest flavor of Not Ketchup!


Pacari Chocolate is a family owned business created in Ecuador by Santiago Peralta and Carla Barbotó. They wanted to revolutionize the chocolate industry; pacari means “nature” in Quechua, and was selected to embody everything that Pacari Chocolate represents. They are providing one #FreshTastyValentines winner a package of their premium organic chocolates!
 

 

Sun Basket is a convenient ingredient delivery service that was created by a top San Francisco-based chef and approved by an in-house nutritionist. Each delivery includes easy, delicious recipes and seasonal, sustainably souced ingredients from West Coast farms. Sun Basket has generously donated THREE prize boxes. Winners must reside in the following states: CA, WA, CO, UT, OR, AZ, NV, & ID to win these prizes.
 
T.Lish began because each Christmas, Tiffany Denson would make dozens of mason jars filled
with her signature dressing and marinade for her neighbors, friends, and family. Then, they began requesting the sauce throughout the year; a neighbor recommended she start selling it retail. She did. And word spread. T.Lish is Tiff’s line of all natural and extremely
versatile dressings, marinades and sauces. They are providing a prize package of their three marinades and dressings to one #FreshTastyValentines winner. Keep an eye out for event recipes that feature the T.Lish dressings and marinades!
 

 

 

UncommonGoods was founded by Dave Bolotsky who, at a craft show at the Smithsonian in 1999, was captivated by the unique handmade goods and the craftsman behind them. He had a vision to create an online
venue to connect makers to individuals searching for special and uncommon goods.

UncommonGoods (www.uncommongoods.com) is an web-based marketplace offering creatively designed, high-quality merchandise at
affordable prices. They are providing one #FreshTastyValentines winner a $150 gift certificate for a shopping spree at the online marketplace. Particularly timely for this time of year – glassware for when you uncork a bottle of wine with you sweetheart (here), or the corkcickle in case you forget to put the beer or wine to chill ahead of time (here). And I might just have to leave this link – for Valentines’ gifts – open on my computer!

 

 

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi began over thirty years ago, when Robert Mondavi had a goal of getting great California wine on every table in America. In
1979 he established the Woodbridge Winery near his childhood home of Lodi,
California to make fruit-focused wines for everyday drinking. They are providing a prize package for the raffle. One #FreshTastyValentines winner will receive two bottles of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi wine – one bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and one bottle of Pinot Noir. Cheers!


The Giveaway
For FOURTEEN Different Prizes
begins February 1st and ends February 8th
If you are visiting before the rafflecopter opens, please check back!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

It’s almost that time!! #FreshTastyValentines and Giveaway!!

 
#FreshTastyValentines is almost here. A group of 22 talented food bloggers who will be posting recipes for an entire week that, we hope, will inspire you to make some healthy Valentines treats for your loved ones. Here we are…
 
The Bloggers
(with links to their homepages, in alphabetical order)
 
From February 1st through February 8th, not only will you find nearly a hundred recipe posts, but you can enter to win our awesome giveaway, courtesy of some amazingly generous donations from sponsoring companies. See rafflecopter below.
 
The Sponsors
(with links to their homepages, in alphabetical order)

 

The Giveaway
For FOURTEEN Different Prizes
begins February 1st and ends February 8th
If you are visiting before the rafflecopter opens, please check back!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you to #FreshTastyValentines sponsors for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #FreshTastyValentines recipe development without additional compensation. All opinions stated are those of the bloggers.

Hammy Cream of Potato Soup


I started off making one recipe tonight, and then changed it in the middle of chopping. So this was another recipe that has been modified to something I thought might be better, and I was right it’s fantastic. The weather here is nasty! Cold and rainy weather has soup written all over it. This is a very rich and hearty recipe. The flavors work so well together, and it’s just down right good!
 
Soup Base Ingredients:
  • 4 cups peeled cubed potatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
Cheese Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups diced ham
Directions:
  1. In large dutch oven, add all of your Soup Base Ingredients
  2. Cook soup base until the vegetables are. Do not drain.
  3. While your soup base is cooking add your flour and butter to a saucepan and begin to whisk to insure you don’t get lumps
  4. Once your butter is melted gradually add your milk while whisking, then add your salt.
  5. Once your mixture is well combined add the cheese and allow it to melt. Don’t forget to keep whisking
  6. Fold in ham.
  7. Gradually add your cheese sauce mixture to your vegetable mixture, and stir well.
  8. Simmer until ready to serve. Make sure it’s not cooking too high or it will burn quickly.

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This recipe is fantastic. I have been controlling myself so I am still eating them off and on now going on three weeks. I love these little devils. They are salty and fiery and addicting so I will say with full disclosure that you have been warned.

I didn’t have the right size container that this recipe calls for so I simply used a freezer zip bag. As you can tell in the picture they fit well for the most part. I think I ended up leaving a few crackers out, in order to get the bag closed without damaging any crackers. It was no big deal.

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Your initial reaction when making this recipe will be … “How on earth do these crackers not get soggy, and will this oil ever absorb”? It will work out perfectly I promise just follow the directions. Yes it’s a lot of oil. Yes probably a lot of calories. I didn’t bother to check. I made these for a new year’s party. I doubled the recipe so they went really far but they are so good we were only left with about a half of a bag. Yes, I have been hoarding them.  Ha! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box saltine crackers (4 sleeves)
  • 1 cup vegetable
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet ranch dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes (I used less)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Line crackers on ends (stacked upright in rows) in an air-tight container or a zipbag.
  2. In a small bowl, mix oil, dressing mix, peppers, and garlic powder.
  3. Stir until all ingredients are well mixed.
    Continue to stir to prevent the pepper from settling on the bottom of the bowl.
  4. Spoon mixture evenly over crackers, like drizzling icing on a cake, or by lazy like me and just pour the entire bowl in the zipbag and then close it up.
  5. Close lid tightly and flip the container over every 5 minutes for about 20 minutes. Lightly shake back and forth to make sure all the crackers are coated.

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