Specialty Snacks

Furikake Snack Mix

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Suggested Equipment: 3 Quart Nonstick Saucepan with Lid, OXO Good Grips Silicone Oven Mitt
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
  • 1 box, Wheat Chex
  • 1 box, Corn Chex
  • 1 box, Honeycomb cereal
  • 1 bag, Fritos, any size
  • 1 bag, Bugles, any size
  • 1 bag, pretzels, any size
  • 1 cup, butter
  • 1/2 cup, Karo Syrup, corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup, sugar
  • 2/3 cup, neutral oil, vegetable, canola
  • 2 tablespoons, soy sauce
  • 1 bottle (about 1.7 oz), Furikake
Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 250°F. Divide cereal, Fritos, bugles, and pretzels between 2+ large oven-safe pans. 

  • In a small pot, melt the butter. Once melted add in the corn syrup, sugar, oil, and soy sauce. Mix together. 

  • Pour butter mixture evenly over cereal and mix to coat. Pour furikake seasoning evenly over cereal and mix again until everything is coated.
  • Bake for 1 hour, mixing every 15 minutes. 

  • Let cool and enjoy!
Notes:

Substitutes: 

Sub out the corn syrup for honey or maple syrup. 

Switch up the snack mix by subbing for different cereals and crunchies. I'd recommend Cheetos and macadamia nuts. 

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One of those recipes where I feel bad for sharing because I know you will be addicted just like me....

Pickled Red Onions

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Suggested Equipment: 3 Quart Nonstick Saucepan with Lid
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
  • 1, red onion, large
  • 1/2 teaspoon, peppercorn, optional
  • 1 , bay leaf, optional
  • 1 cup, water
  • 1 cup, white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon, kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup, granulated sugar (always use a bit less)
Instructions:
  • Thinly slice onions and place them in a large glass jar. Now's the time to add in the peppercorns and bay leaf if you're using them. Set aside. 

  • In a saucepan, combine water, vinegar, salt, and sugar. Heat on the stove, string occasionally until the sugar and salt are dissolved then remove from heat. 

  • Cool liquid down a bit. Once it's warm, pour into your onion jar. Place the lid on top and refrigerate for a least an hour.
  • You're ready to snack! Enjoy! 

  • Store in the fridge. They will last at least a month, but probably longer. Mine never seem to last that long. ;)
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Quick, easy, and of course, DELICIOUS. I always keep some stocked in the fridge. They are great on...

Spicy Shrimp & Avocado Wonton Bites

Suggested Equipment: OXO Good Grips Mixing Bowls 3 Piece Set, Pearl & Amaranth Nonstick Ceramic Pans
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup , shrimp, uncooked
  • , salt (to taste)
  • , pepper ( to taste)
  • 1, avocado, cut into small cubes
  • 1 small, shallot, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon, ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons, Japanese mayo
  • 1 tablespoon, Sriracha (adjust to your liking)
  • 1 teaspoon, soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon, rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon , toasted sesame oil
  • 10 , wontons, halved to look like triangles
  • Optional Garnish,
  • , scallions, thinly sliced
  • , spicy red peppers, diced
Instructions:
  • In a pan on medium-high heat, add olive oil and shrimp. Season will a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until opaque then remove from the pan. Try not to overcook, they will become rubbery. Cut shrimp into bite-sized pieces, about 1/2 inch. 

  • In a medium bowl, mix together shrimp, shallots, ginger, mayo, Sriracha, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Taste and adjust to your liking. 

  • To make the wonton chips: Heat a large splash of oil in a pan on medium heat. You'll know when it's ready when you drop a wonton in and it starts to bubble and brown after 15 seconds. In batches, fry wontons until they are golden brown, then remove, place of a paper towel, and sprinkle lightly with salt.
  • Spoon shrimp mixture over wonton chips. Garnish with scallions and enjoy!
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This is a quick, easy, super flavorful, and impressive small bite. I make them for guests or as a...

Crispy Wonton Mozzarella Bites

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Suggested Equipment: Pearl & Amaranth Nonstick Ceramic Pans
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
  • 15 , wonton wrappers
  • 15 mini balls, fresh, whole milk mozzarella
  • 15 leaves, basil, fresh
  • 15 slices, tomato
  • , salt, to taste
Instructions:
  • Remove excess water from mozzarella with a paper power and place in the center of your wonton wrapper. Add basil and tomato slice. (Try not to add extra juice from mozzarella or tomato.)
  • With water, wet the wonton area around the mozzarella. Fold in half by taking the opposite corners and sealing them together, pushing out any air as you go. Now wet the corners and fold them into the middle. Repeat with the rest. TikTok video tutorial here.
  • Heat a large amount of oil in a pan on medium heat. It should be 350°F. You'll know when it's ready when you place a tester wonton stip in and it bubbles imminently but doesn't brown too quickly. In batches, place your folded wontons in the pan and cook until light brown, about 1-2 minutes. Flip and repeat on the other side.
  • When they are done, transfer to a cooling rack with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt. Fry the next batch.
  • Let cool for a minute or two then enjoy!! They are best eaten fresh.
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Crispy. Cheesy. Flavorful. Kind of like a Caprese salad wrapped in a wonton and fried to perfection....