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May 07, 2017

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Creamy Bruschetta Spread

We needed a special spread to go with our amazing Romano & Black Pepper Flatbreads, since we only make them once in a while. Bruschetta sounded perfect, so we added a bit of a twist and came up with this recipe for Creamy Bruschetta Spread.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5.2 oz. Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella 
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped, rinsed, dried
  • 3/4 cups fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup Italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all ingredients together except Panko and 1/4 cup of the basil. Refrigerate cheese mixture for 2 hours. When a bit firm, roll mixture into balls. Mix Panko and remaining basil and put in a bowl. Roll cheese balls in Panko until covered. 

That's it!! Serve with fresh tomatoes, maybe some salami, and of course Roots & Branches Romano & Black Pepper Flatbreads! 

 

 

April 04, 2017

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PERFECT PAIRING - Ultimate Ice Cream

See, it doesn't always have to be about cheese!! Especially when we're pairing something with our amazing Sweetflats. We are very fortunate to have Ultimate Ice Cream as one of our neighbors and we're huge fans of their craft churned ice cream always made with the highest quality, local cream. So when we discovered their March 2017 special was orange ice cream with chocolate chips...we knew we had found the ultimate pairing. :)

 

 

 

March 16, 2017

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Celebrate St. Pat's Day with Hot Reuben Dip!

Get your Irish on with this easy-to-make, hot Reuben Dip! This creamy dip requires only 10 minutes prep time and 20 minutes in the oven. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 lb corned beef (we used deli sliced and chopped it up)
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup shredded swiss (or more)
  • 1/2 cup 1000 Island dressing
  • 1 cup Sauerkraut (drained)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, 1000 Island dressing until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. 

Transfer mix into oven safe dish and bake for 20 minutes.

Serve warm with Roots & Branches crackers!

February 23, 2017

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Happy National Chili Day!!

In honor of National Chili Day, we're sharing our favorite recipe for a delicious and simple, 3 Bean Chili. This recipe yields many servings and can be frozen, which is perfect for nights when you're too busy to cook. And of course we think it tastes best when served with Roots & Branches crackers. :) 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 veggie bouillon cubes
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced green peppers
  • 2 -14.5 oz. cans sweet corn
  • 3 -14.5 oz.cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 -14.5 oz.cans black beans
  • 2 -14.5 oz.cans red kidney beans
  • 2 -14.5 oz.cans pinto beans
  • 1 -11.5 oz.can V8 juice
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water

DIRECTIONS:

In a large pot, saute onions and green peppers in olive oil until soft. Add water and bouillon cubes, stir until cubes dissolve. Add corn and all seasonings, let simmer for 20 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, stir well and heat on low with lid on pot, stirring occasionally. Ready to serve when thoroughly heated.

 

February 04, 2017

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Cheddar Stout Spread

We've found a perfect game day treat to go with our Olive Oil crackers, combining two distinctive tastes...Stout and Cheddar! For this recipe we used our favorite Black Mocha Stout from Highland Brewing Co., of Asheville. 

This recipe is very simple and can be adjusted to fit your particular taste, and only requires a blender or food processor.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 lb. Sharp Cheddar (cut up)
  • 4oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 Cup Stout 
  • 1 tsp. Dry Mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp. Caraway Seeds

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:

Garlic Salt, Paprika, Black Pepper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

In a blender, combine Cheddar and Cream Cheese until smooth. Add Stout, Worcestershire, dry mustard and Caraway seeds. Blend well then taste. Add more of whatever you want. We added extra cheddar and Stout! 

Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Our Olive Oil Crackers make an excellent pairing for this spread. Their mild flavor allows the cheddar and stout to shine. 

January 28, 2017

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Tomato Soup Recipe - Paired with our Parmesan Flatbreads

We found the perfect pairing for our Parmesan Flatbreads...Tomato Soup!! If you love Tomato Soup you'll appreciate this simple recipe, courtesy of The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. This soup is so creamy, so flavorful, so...tomatoey!! 

 

 
December 28, 2016

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A Perfect Spread for End of the Year Cheer!

Tis the season for entertaining family and friends, so we're sharing a GREAT recipe for a wonderful spread to serve with your Roots & Branches crackers.

Creamy Tuscan Spread

  • 1 8oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 8oz. Goat Cheese
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 2 Tsp. Garlic - MInced
  • 1 Can Artichoke Hearts - Chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Black Olives - Chopped
  • 8 Green Onions - Chopped
  • 3 ounces Sundried Tomatoes - Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsely - Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Chives - Chopped

Blend all ingredients well. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. 

Serve with your favorite Roots & Branches crackers and Buchi's amazing Holiday Kombucha

 

 

 

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