bagel + lox mini galettes and some christmas cheer

bagel + lox mini galettes and some christmas cheer

A recipe that mixes the best carbs and savory flavors that always remind me of Christmas morning when we would eat a combination of bagels and lox and egg + sausage breakfast casserole.

When I was 8 or so, I loved (and still love) Christmas so much that I wanted it to be perfect and last all day, so I would make Christmas itineraries that outlined the day hour per hour.

Example: 6am: wake up and put on Christmas pajamas, 6:15am: put the kettle on the stove for hot cocoa, 6:30am open stockings.

You can’t make this stuff up.

I was like the Christmas rule maker, opening 1 present every 10 minutes for maximum Christmas cheer, only to pause for breakfast and savoring every last bite of our bagels and lox in front of our hotter-than-hell farmhouse fireplace, grinning from ear-to-ear as we read Santa’s letter that he left on the counter.

So as a nod to Christmas mornings + warm pastries, I made the tiniest, miniest galettes filled with dill cream cheese + topped with lox, red onions, and capers.

harvest meat + cheese board

harvest meat + cheese board

In the Gunn household, my mom has been known to be the queen of snack trays and party platters. Since we were kids, she would make us these elaborate snack trays for our weekly tv show marathons with combinations of gold fish, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and basically a everything in child’s wildest dreams. Now that we’re older and all three of us are allergic to wheat and traditional dairy (tragic, I know), we are more keen to snack trays like this one, full of goat cheese gouda and sliced truffle salami.

make your own adventure: pb + j cracker sandwiches

Hi friends! This past month I partnered with Wellington Crackers to create a perfect back to school snack tray that is easy and fun to put together too! Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches ruled my childhood after school snack realm, so I loved adding different nut butters, jellies, fruits, and nuts to create a fun (and pretty!) platter. Hope you enjoy!



make your own adventure pb + j cracker sandwiches

make your own adventure: pb + j cracker sandwiches

makes large serving platter, serves 8-10 people as an appetizer or snack platter


assemble platter by first adding nut butters in small dipping bowls onto large serving platters.

once nut butters are placed, add jams and jellies onto the platter in small dipping bowls as well.

add assorted Wellington Crackers in small sections, then add sliced fruit, berries, and assorted nuts.

serve your platter for the perfect back to school recipe for make your own adventure PB+J crackers! enjoy.


1 Box of Wellington Assorted Crackers

2 nut butters of your choice (Almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, etc)

2 types of nuts of your choice (Almonds, walnuts, cashews, brazil nuts, pistachios)

2 jellies or jams of your choice (Strawberry jam, grape jelly, raspberry jelly, apricot jam)

2-3 seasonal fruits (Grapes, plums, raspberries, apples)