Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Salmon [+Video]

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Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Salmon [+Video]

a photo of two golden baked salmon fillets stuffed with a creamy artichoke spinach filling

Tender, flaky salmon fillets rubbed in a bold smoky rub, stuffed with a creamy spinach artichoke filling and baked to perfection! You’ll feel like you’ve ordered stuffed salmon from a fancy restaurant!

It seems like salmon recipes are the rage all over the place, so I have been working on loads of different recipes to cook salmon in different ways and with different flavors.

We have a classic garlic butter salmon, a BBQ salmon in the air fryer, a teriyaki salmon, a baked maple mustard maple salmon, a grilled salmon, an Asian sticky salmon, and a sweet and spicy orange salmon. I’m still working on a smoked salmon, so stay tuned! But this stuffed salmon has a story behind it…

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Salmon

This last spring my family was just about to board a cruise ship with my parents when we got a text that changed everything; “Tom isn’t doing well. They’ve brought in hospice.”

You see, my entire life my parents were best friends with Tom and Peggy Glem. No, best friends doesn’t really describe it. More like family, they were family. Our kids matched up well in ages. Our vacations were often spent together, holidays were moments and memories and laughter and even our recipes seemed to run together. But no one was closer than mom and Peggy.

I always say that to have a “Peggy” means that you have the best kind of friendship possible. Because of Mom and Peggy, dad and Tom really didn’t have a choice but to become close as well. He was all about the tease, the lemon meringue pie, the fishing and the adventure. He was genuine and he loved his family. Like really loved them. Regardless of who walked in his door and how they were living their lives Tom truly tried to see them and love them.

Tom made it just a few short days and then all gathered for his funeral. Much like Peggy, Tom was taken far too soon, and far too young. This last year has brought a lot of change and chaos into our lives. There have been miracles, blessings, memories and laughter for sure, but I also can’t help but notice how quickly my life is changing.

A daughter about to head off to college, the friends of my parents, whom I have known and love for all my life, struggling through grief, death, poor health, and tragedies and the world spinning, and confusion, it’s a year unlike any other I’ve ever experienced.

I have found myself wanting to really be present to acknowledge those who have come before me to acknowledge the life that I’ve had, and the life that is still ahead of me and so to most, this will just be a stuffed salmon recipe with the most delicious spinach artichoke

Cherry Cheese Danish Sliders [+Video]

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Cherry Cheese Danish Sliders [+Video]

a photo of a baking dish full of golden baked sliders full of cherry pie filling and creamy cheesecake filling and topped with a drizzle and sliced almonds

Sweet sliders are becoming my new obsession and these cherry cheese danish sliders are like eating a cherry cheese Danish and a cherry cheesecake at the same time.

Sweet cherry pie filling and tangy cheesecake filling all enclosed in sweet Hawaiian rolls, baked to golden perfection and topped with a creamy glaze and sliced almonds.

I made a big batch of cherry pie filling to shoot a bunch of cherry recipes and then I got creative with how to use it. I had a package of slider buns in the freezer and I thought, why not make some cherry sliders? I’d photographed the s’mores sliders the day before sooooo…let’s keep a good thing going!

Whether you are looking to change things up for Saturday breakfast or you want a simple fruit dessert, these cherry cream cheese sliders can please a crowd and they take less than 30 minutes to make.

Ingredients for Cherry Cheese Danish Sliders

Pull your phone out and start adding these items to your grocery pick up list! You’re going to want make these ASAP…

  • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls: you can use store bought or make your own if you have the time
  • Cream Cheese: make sure it is room temperature and preferably full fat
  • Powdered Sugar: adds all the sweetness to the cheesecake filling
  • Lemon Juice: adds a pop of acidity
  • Egg Yolk: makes the cream cheese filling extra creamy and rich
  • Butter: mixed with the sugar and brushed on the bottom of the pan to help the sliders not stick and to create a sugary crust on the bottom
  • Sugar: adds a sweet caramel-y crust to the bottom of the sliders
  • Cherry Pie Filling: homemade or store-bought will work just fine. You could also use any filling you want…strawberry, apple or blueberry.
  • Egg: combined with water, creates an egg wash for the tops of the buns
  • Water: whisked with egg to create an egg wash

Drizzle

  • Powdered Sugar: the sweetness and structure for the drizzle
  • Whole Milk: helps create the drizzle
  • Sliced Almonds: adds texture to the sliders and resembles a classic cherry cheese danish

This is meant to just be an overview of all the ingredients. For all the measurements and details, keep scrolling to the recipe card at the end of the post.

How to Make Dessert Sliders

The Little Things Newsletter #421 – Life, laughter, and lots of great food!

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Welcome to the weekend, my friends! We’re headed to the Pend Oreille River (in the Idaho and Washington area) this weekend to spend several days vacationing with my sister’s family. I can hardly wait! 

And lest anyone think we’re leaving an empty house behind and talking about it here – spoiler alert, we’re not. But in the meantime, if you have a favorite casual restaurant suggestion in the Newport, WA area, I’d love to hear it.

ON THE BLOGS THIS WEEK:  With an abundance of sweet ripe berries, fresh green spinach, chewy pasta, and a bright and flavorful light balsamic dressing, this strawberry spinach salad is an unexpected and delicious pasta salad.

The best ever bbq meatloaf is here to add variety to your dinner table. Take an easy meatloaf recipe and make it more delicious with the addition of tangy barbecue sauce. 

Follow this super simple guide on how to boil corn and you’ll be enjoying summer’s best in no time at all. Sweet, buttery goodness will be yours!

Is it really summer if you don’t have crazy amounts of zucchini and corn? Whether you’re hitting the farmer’s market for a deal or growing zucchini like it’s your job, this simple yet delicious side dish pairs these two classic warm weather vegetables!

What happens when you combine a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe with white chocolate and freeze-dried raspberries? You wind up with a batch of absolutely irresistible white chocolate raspberry cookies

The best ice cream cookie sandwiches start with the best ever perfectly chewy cookies. I’m happy to tell you that I’ve found the cookie recipe that works perfectly when frozen.

You need these buttery sweet chocolate chip cookie dough bites in your life. Each one is filled with miniature chocolate chips in a bite-size chunk of snackable cookie dough!

What I’m CRAVING: It must be the season for porch sitting and cocktail sipping because I’m craving both my friend Meseidy’s whiskey smash and my brother-in-law Jason’s mai tai. It’s a good thing we’re on vacation this week, because both of these are going to be happening soon.

My FAVORITE THING this week is this Hitster game. Y

6.14 Friday Faves

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Hi friends! How are you? The weekend is heeere! What do you have going on? We have some plans with friends and are looking forward to celebrating our favorite guy on Father’s Day. I’d love to hear what you have going on!

Huge congrats to the winners of last week’s giveaway:

Renee

Karla

Jillian

Check your inboxes and I’ll get your prizes on the way 🙂

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite finds from the week and around the web. I always love ot hear about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below.

(Flower Child date with the crew)

6.14 Friday Faves

Read, watch, listen:

Why did the Moana 2 trailer make me emotional lol.

YOU GUYSSSSSS. I started this… and wow. Booktok did not lie. I don’t know why I fought it for so long, but I’m immersed.

Solo meal ideas.

The big impact we don’t realize we make every day. 

An excellent podcast about breast cancer screening methods.

Fitness, health, and good eats:

Totally making these two huge cookies for the girls. 

How to be a polite group fitness participant.

Blackberry pie bars with oat crumble crust. 

Why cardio is still important.

Got these water bottles for the girls and they’re so good! I love that they don’t leak. I’m going to order one for travel because my hydroflask always leaks, and the Stanley is too huge (and makes a giant mess).

What’s the difference between Orangetheory and F45?

Fashion + beauty:

Been loving this comfy Rails dress. This is one of my favorite brands and they always have great fabric and quality.

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Traeger Smoked Ribs

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Traeger Smoked Ribs

A photo of a rack of smoked ribs coated in a delicious dry rub.

These Traeger ribs are coated in a bold dry rub and smoked to mouth-watering perfection! They fall right off the bone and are perfect for picnics and BBQs!

The Best Traeger Ribs Recipe

When I went out to South Carolina to meet Cade’s family, he took me to a traditional southern restaurant to try real southern BBQ for the first time. It was delicious!

I couldn’t believe that a dry rub was all that they needed as I’d only had ribs slathered in sauce, but more important than that, they were falling off of the bone. The tenderness could not be beat! I was sold! Since then we’ve tested and tested rib recipes and this one is one of the best smoked rib recipes ever.

We have several rib recipes on the blog that we love, like our slow cooker Asian sticky ribs or our smoky BBQ Instant Pot ribs. They are all different in cooking techniques and flavors, but this is our first smoked ribs recipe — you’re going to love it!

Make a batch of homemade BBQ sauce, and get ready for your mouth to water, your fingers to get messy, and for these Traeger smoked ribs to become a regular on your menu! They are the best ribs I’ve ever had!

Traeger Smoked Pork Ribs Ingredients 

These Traeger pork ribs are flavored both with a dry rub and additional flavorings that are added halfway through the smoking time. A dry rub is simply a blend of dry ingredients that gets rubbed on meat before smoking or grilling. 

Here’s what you’ll need to make the best smoked ribs: 

  • Pork Ribs 
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cumin
  • Kosher Salt
  • Cayenne
  • Honey
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Apple Cider 

Keep scrolling to the recipe card down below to find the measurements needed for each ingredient.

What Are the Best Ribs for Smoking?

We prefer St. Louis style ribs for smoking, but baby back ribs would also work great. St. Louis style ribs cook fast and have great flavor. Baby back ribs are meatier and may take a little longer to cook to a safe temperature. Spare ribs also work, but they tend to have less meat on them and will need even less time to smoke.

How to Smoke Ribs

We’ve given detailed instructions on how to make smoked pork ribs in the recipe card below. Are you ready for tender ribs that melt in your mouth?? Here are the basics to mastering this Traeger ribs recipe: 

  1. Combine the smoked ribs rub ingredients in a small bowl and set it aside.
  2. Mix together the mustard and apple cider and brush it all over both sides of the ribs (be sure to remove the silver skin first!).
  3. Then, generously
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