This tasty recipe comes from Chelsea Day of the family blog Someday I’ll Learn, where Chelsea and her husband tackle domestic life, including cooking, cleaning, parenting, organization, money management and more…one day at a time! They aim to simplify life for other busy parents with helpful tips and a healthy dose of reality.
These cook up quickly and use just a few ingredients for an easy appetizer with bold flavor. The fancy-looking white cheddar cups are sure to impress at a Sunday brunch or even as a light dinner on a warm evening.
8 oz package Tillamook Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 cup mixed spinach, bok choy and baby greens
1 granny smith apple, diced
¼ cup sugared almonds, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinaigrette
Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Spread a small handful of cheese in a 4-inch circle in the center of the skillet and cook over medium heat until crispy, approximately one minute. Flip with a spatula and cook approximately 15 seconds more.
Gently place cheese crisp in muffin tin to form a cheese cup. Let cool completely. Repeat with remaining cheese to make 8 cheese cups.
In a medium bowl, combine spinach mixture, apple, almonds, olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. Divide spinach mixture equally among cheese cups and serve.
Tips for stress-free home entertaining:
The best recipes are actually quite simple, with the correct mixture of just a few tasty components. Invest in high-quality ingredients to simplify the cooking process. When you let good food stand for itself, you’d be amazed how easily a dish comes together.
Kitchen advice for other moms and dads:
Families are so busy nowadays that mealtime can become a huge stressor. Don’t guilt yourself into trying to make everything perfect or from scratch. Allow yourself a few shortcuts to keep cooking fun, and remember that it’s all about quality time spent together.