Simple ingredients transform into something delicious on a cracker, making these bites the perfect snack! This post is brought to you by TRISCUIT.
Less is more. It’s one of those life lessons that started at a young age. “Nene (‘little girl’ in Tagalog),” my grandmother would say, “you’re still young. That nail polish is too dark.” I remember looking down at my bright pink nails and feeling a little too bold at the age of 12, and for years, a swipe of light pink became my go-to manicure. It still is.
My grandmother wasn’t the only one. Lessons in writing would come from graduate school, when my advisor would cull through my defense with her red pen. Less words are more powerful, she taught me. It’s something I sometimes struggled with, being rather long winded at times, but she was right.
These days, I just want to pare everything down to its simplest form. This, coming from a recovered saver, driven by nostalgia; less clutter, less ticket stubs, white walls, fewer decorations — I find that my mind works better this way.
And when it comes to cooking, while I thrive on all kinds of recipes, truthfully, it’s the simplest ones that I will turn to again and again, dishes that promise a punch of flavor with each ingredient, curated for a reason. I think that is one reason I was excited to work with TRISCUIT on their Made for More Campaign.
It’s all about embracing your inner creator with recipes that are inspired by simple ways to make food delicious. If you remember my Simple Sundays recipe series, then you will understand this exactly!
But it goes beyond recipes with three simple ingredients! I love that TRISCUIT is committed to those who start simply and make so much more by funding 55 independent maker projects on Indiegogo! It’s this shared love for simple things coming together to make something more that I find inspiring.
To embrace this spirit, I made Caramelized Grape, Brie and Walnut Bites with TRISCUIT crackers. Grapes are one of those underutilized ingredients (except for wine!) when it comes to the kitchen, and I have been obsessed with using them in dishes lately. Caramelizing them in honey, and combining it with an earthy brie, crunchy walnuts and a tasty TRISCUIT cracker is a reminder to me that less is indeed more, and that great things can come from the simple things.
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Caramelized Grape, Brie and Walnut Bites
Simple ingredients transform into something delicious on a cracker, making these bites the perfect snack!
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1-2 tablespoons water
- 2 cups grapes (an assortment of red and/or black grapes work nicely)
- 6 oz brie, sliced into 1 inch squares about 1/4-inch thick
- 1 package TRISCUIT Original Crackers
- 1 cup walnuts, lightly chopped
- balsamic glaze (optional)
In a small saucepan or skillet, stir the honey and water over medium heat until combined. Add the grapes and let it cook for about 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the grapes have softened and are near bursting. Remove from the heat and let it cool.
Assemble the bites by placing a slice of brie on a TRISCUIT cracker. Top with 2-3 grapes, some walnuts, and drizzle with honey sauce. Add a drizzle of balsamic glaze, if you wish. Serve immediately.