Relish Recipes — Snacks

Cranberry Spiced Snack Mix

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Cranberry Spiced Snack Mix
You can't go to a holiday party without a bowl of this fun party snack mix appearing. The original recipe came out in 1952 when it appeared on the back of the Chex cereal box. It's been tweaked and revised many times over the years and this version is no different. Feel free to put your own spin on it by skipping the nuts or making it vegan or gluten-free. It rarely lasts long once the bowl is put out!

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Creepy Shortbread Witch Finger Cookies

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Creepy Shortbread Witch Finger Cookies
Halloween is not looking like it will be a door-to-door activity this year. So here's a fun cookie to make with the kids. Donna-Marie used to make these with her kids when they were younger, including some fun "mummy" hot dogs, which they still talk about and love, even in their twenties!

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Ricotta & Roasted Red Pepper Crostini

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Ricotta & Roasted Red Pepper Crostini
This is an easy appetizer I've made for years. Creamy ricotta cheese provides the background for sweet roasted red peppers. Add some peppery arugula for a different flavour and a salute to the Italian flag - highlighting red, white and green. The toppings work beautifully with traditional crostini or with pan-fried polenta for gluten-intolerant friends and family - Emily Richards (from Per La Famiglia - Memories and Recipes of Southern Italian Home Cooking)

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Sautéed Dates with Olive Oil & Sea Salt

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Sautéed Dates with Olive Oil  & Sea Salt
This recipe comes from our May Book Club read called Delancey by Molly Wizenberg.These dates are a great back pocket trick to make because they are quick, elegant and endlessly adaptable. Serve as an appetizer with warm olive oil and a good amount of crunchy Maldon salt to offset the sweetness or as a delicious dessert after a meal. Try adding them to a salad involving with orange segments, pistachios, some good French cheese and soft buttery lettuce. For a final option, they are delicious at breakfast in a puddle of cold, plain yogurt.

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Baked Peanut Butter & Oat Bars

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Baked Peanut Butter & Oat Bars

Excerpted from hot for food all day by Lauren Toyota. Copyright © 2021 by Lauren Toyota. Published by Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.” DOWNLOAD RECIPE CARD I don’t want to knock oatmeal—it’s filling and healthy—but I’m not the biggest fan of mushy porridge for breakfast. I make it ’cause it’s quick, but with a little planning you can bake that oatmeal with peanut butter into a bar dolloped with your fave jam . . . now we’re talking. These are just the right amount of soft...

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