TWO AMAZING HOLIDAY RECIPES

When the holidays roll around I think of a few different things: family, buying presents, getting a tree, putting up lights, going to holiday-themed events and, of course, cooking. And it’s this last point that I’m expanding on today in an effort to share two of my very favorite treats, both sweet and savory. These recipes have really earned their place around my (and other family members) table. Read on and just try to not get hungry!

1. CHEDDAR AND BACON MAC N’ CHEESE

Now most people think of cookies around this time of year, and I will indeed get to that…but before dessert you need something savory and filling. Look no further than this incredible Cheddar and Bacon Mac n’ Cheese featuring, you guessed it, Vintage Extra Sharp White Cheddar from local brand Tillamook Cheese®. Whether you’re looking to warm up from hanging lights outside or having family or friends over for a holiday meal, well, this dish will not disappoint.

 This mac makes my top 10 list if stuck on a deserted island. Enjoy! Images Courtesy: Tillamook.com

This mac makes my top 10 list if stuck on a deserted island. Enjoy! Images Courtesy: Tillamook.com

RECIPE: Here is the link to this mac and cheese recipe on the Tillamook website. There are several more great recipesto check out there as well!
 

2. RICE CHIP TOFFEE

So after your tasty mac n’ cheese you and your guests will need something sweet to munch on. And with most having a little extra time off around the holidays it’s a great time to create unique and memorable desserts. Well, not only is this snack/dessert memorable, it is quite easy. Check out this truly yummy Rice Chip Toffee that features as a core ingredient Sea Salt Rice Chips from NW brand Lundberg®.

 The smell of this toffee will be filling my house soon… Images Courtesy: Lundberg.com

The smell of this toffee will be filling my house soon… Images Courtesy: Lundberg.com

RECIPE: See this for the Rice Chip Toffee recipe on the Lundberg website. There are several more great recipes on Lundberg’s full website as well!
 

Of course I could go on and on about what’s great to cook…but sometimes it’s worth keeping things short and, well, sweet. The two items above will warm both hearts and bellies. Have fun!
 
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