Holiday Snacks: Stretch Your Budget, Not Your Pants

Posted on July 22, 2020 by Sandford Schirmer | 1 Comment

I tested a new holiday snack recipe on my family last night (good thing they have adventuresome taste buds.) We Nicer Slicer aficionados love the way this slicer can make great food even tastier without filling you up.

Recently, I saw a friend of mine eating a Cinnamon Crunch bagel from Panera, topped with a flavored cream cheese. It looked so good that I went to find one for myself. In the store, I noticed that each bagel contained a whopping 400 calories. I bought several and went home to experiment.

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The Chocolate Yankee (Bon Appetit!)

Posted on February 06, 2017 by Tina Bozzuto | 0 Comments

Looking for something to go with your morning coffee? Want a quick and easy treat that delivers the Nicer Slicer trifecta of benefits- better taste, less calories and less cost? Try this. I call it my American take on the French classic pastry, pain au chocolat. It also makes a great after school snack that kids love.

1 everything bagel
hazelnut spread (such at Nutella)
very good coffee (French Roast is ideal)
makes 2 sandwiches

Start by brewing your coffee, so you can enjoy this treat while it’s still warm. Toast both halves of the bagel, then slicer them for a total of 4 slices. Slather the spread onto the bottom two pieces and cover with the top
pieces of the bagel. Pour yourself some coffee and say “Bon Jour!” to the day.


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Serve bagels at your next cheese tasting

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Sandford Schirmer | 0 Comments

Stack o Cheese
Turns out that the cheese does not stand alone. We love hearing from our customers about how they use The Nicer Slicer. They come up with all sorts of techniques and recipes. I recently received this idea from a user in Northwest Ohio.
“Over the holidays, my daughters brought 7 or 8 fancy cheeses home. They wanted to taste and compare some blue cheeses and other varieties before offering them to guests at an upcoming party.

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Appetizers: Do the Math

Posted on December 05, 2013 by Sandford Schirmer | 0 Comments


We had guests for dinner the other night and I wanted make a hot appetizer. Looking around the kitchen, I found some “everything” bagels, Romano cheese and a first pressing olive oil. What could I do with those ingredients? Further searching turned up homemade pesto and Tabasco sauce. I became inspired and here is the result:

Bruschetta alla Romano (yields 36 pieces)

1½ pre-sliced “everything” bagels
3 Tbsp. good quality olive oil
3 tsp. pesto
¼ cup grated Romano cheese
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce

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