I’ve partnered with Price Chopper and Collective Bias to create these Olive and Roasted Red Pepper Crackers. Homemade crackers are an impressive (and easy) recipe for holiday entertaining! #HolidayAdvantEdge #CollectiveBias
Can we stop and talk about cheese for a minute? I could live on a diet of cheese alone. My favorite is still a classic extra sharp cheddar, but a good smoked Gouda or a hard sheep’s milk cheese rank pretty high up on my list, too. I’ve even grown fond of softer cheeses like chevre and gorgonzola. (To be honest, “stinky” cheeses like gorgonzola and blue cheese are a relatively new favorite…but now I’m making up for lost time.)
For cheeseheads like myself, this time of the year is akin to Indiana Jones finding the Holy Grail. Why is that? Well, holiday parties almost always feature a cheese tray, of course. If you’re looking for me at a holiday party, just find the cheese tray. I’ll be nearby. In fact, I may have just pulled up a chair and made myself comfortable next to that cheese tray. But here’s the thing: delicious cheeses need delicious crackers. And with that, I introduce you to these homemade Olive and Roasted Red Pepper Crackers!
Have you ever made homemade crackers? They’re way easier than you might think! And you can also add in all sorts of fun ingredients. For this version, I used Lindsay’s green olives and red roasted peppers. I prefer to go with a milder flavored olive for this recipe so that the olive flavor doesn’t overpower the cracker. I find that Lindsay’s California Green Olives are perfect for this. I also added some diced roasted red peppers for a touch of sweetness. I’m warning you now–these crackers are addicting. We may or may not have eaten an entire batch last night.
Are you planning to invite friends over for a holiday party this year? Or perhaps you host a meal at your house for the family? On behalf of all cheeseheads out there, may I suggest including a cheese tray as a party appetizer? Cheese trays are fun, and pretty easy to pull together. You really can’t go wrong no matter what cheeses you choose.
For this tray, I swung by the cheese section at my local Price Chopper and grabbed a mild goat cheese as well as a wedge of gorgonzola. I prefer spreadable cheeses whenever I make a batch of homemade crackers. Speaking of crackers, don’t forget to whip up a batch of these Olive and Roasted Red Pepper crackers. I can promise you that your family and friends will be impressed when you pull out homemade crackers. (Just don’t share our secret of how easy they are to make!)
What are your favorite holiday recipes? Leave a comment below and let me know. And check out Price Chopper on Pinterest for more fun entertaining ideas!