Take bacon anywhere with new RITZ Bacon Crackers

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Ritz-Bacon-CrackersReady to take bacon where it’s never been before? America’s favorite cracker has joined forces with the savory flavor of bacon to create the ultimate snack – new RITZ Bacon Crackers. I mean how great is it that two of your favorite foods I have been combined into one?

RITZ Bacon combines the classic taste of RITZ, naturally flavored pepper seasoning and the savory flavor of bacon everyone loves. Everyone knows life is better (and tastier) #WithBacon – so share the love. Check out Facebook.com/RITZCrackers and show us where you’re takin’ RITZ Bacon.

RITZ Bacon is delicious alone or as part of a unique appetizer. Now you can satisfy your hunger for the classic RITZ crispy texture and the mouth-watering, savory bacon flavor with one delicious snack. Some of the tastiest new recipes include:

  • Spicy Chicken Ranch Melt – An easy and delicious snack that combines the great taste of RITZ bacon with boneless chicken breast, pepper jack cheese, cherry tomatoes and zesty ranch dressing.
  • RITZ Bacon-Chipotle Meatballs – RITZ bacon packs a crunchy, savory punch into this classic treat. Chipotle peppers and shredded cheese add an extra kick to boot.
  • RITZ Bacon Fried Pickles – You can’t beat this southern favorite. Large dill pickles, horseradish and crispy RITZ crackers make for the perfect dip.

I even tried them with some Bacon Dip, and these were divinely awesome.  If you love bacon, you will love the new RITZ Bacon Crackers.

Turkey Vegetable Tray

Turkey Vegetable Tray
  • Kale
  • Celery
  • Baby carrots
  • Sweet peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Yellow zucchini
  • Cherry tomatoes
  1. Arrange kale along the outside of the platter you are using. Those will be tail feathers.
  2. Add the celery on top of the kale (but not completely covering it).
  3. Cut half of the zucchini and use that as the turkey's head.
  4. Slice the peppers and use them as the body.
  5. Add in the cherry tomatoes as the caruncles.
  6. Slice the cucumbers and use that as the breast.
  7. Use 2 celery sticks as the feet.
  8. Use little pieces of the peppers as the eyes and the beak. We used toothpicks broken in half to get them to stick.


Game Day Fan Fare Giveaway and a Pepperoni Roll-up Recipe Too!

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As I wait for the Chicago Blackhawks game tonight, I am looking for some great recipes to make for this momentous Game 5. All of the games have been awesome so far, so this one shouldn’t disappoint. That being said, we have a summer full of sports events and that’s where the Gooseberry Patch Game Day Fan Fare is a lifesaver! Game Day Fan Fare is all about spending time with family & friends, cheering on the home team and all those mouthwatering tailgating treats.

Get an early start with filling brunches like Goal-Line Sausage Casserole, Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes and Pumpkin-Caramel Doughnut Holes. Whip up some Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Nachos, Pepperoni Bread and Beer-Battered Fried Veggies just before kick-off to keep them cheering for more. Everyone will love a Spicy Italian Sausage Sub to go with their big, steamy bowl of White Chicken Chili. There are easy-to-make mains & sides like Race-Day Shredded Pork, Prosciutto Burgers and Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Corn on the Cob. For dessert, have a slice of Peanut Butter Fudge Pie and a Brownie-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie! There’s even a whole chapter dedicated to recipes that make enough to feed the whole team!

Packed with over 240 scrumptious recipes, helpful entertaining tips and ideas to show your team spirit, Game-Day Fan Fare is sure to be the newest superstar in your cookbook collection! I personally made this Pepperoni Roll-ups with the kids (sorry, we couldn’t wait till game time! Though an appetizer, they make an excellent lunch too!)

Pepperoni Roll-up
Serves: 8
  • 8 oz tube refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 16 slices of pepperoni, quartered
  • 2 mozzarella cheese sticks, quartered
  • ¾ t Italian seasoning, divided
  • ¼ t garlic salt, divided
  • Garnish: pizza sauce, warmed
  1. Separate crescent roll dough into 8 triangles.
  2. Place 8 quartered pepperoni pieces on each triangle
  3. Place a piece of string cheese on the long edge of each triangle and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  4. Starting with the long edge, roll up the dough.
  5. Sprinkle rolls with garlic salt and remaining Italian seasoning.
  6. Place seam side down, 2 inches apart, on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes.
  8. Serve with warmed pizza sauce for dipping.

Hungry now? I know you are! Since this is such a great cookbook, I have arranged for one lucky winner to win a copy. Here’s what you need to do:

Game Day Fan Fare Giveaway