Snacks

  • Up-Beet Salsa & A Great Cause

    Happy Saturday! Meet my remarkable friend Amanda. Amanda is really special to our family because she was between jobs when I first met her and became our nanny for a couple of years. My children adore their honorary aunt and she has supported me in multiple aspects. Amanda is a native Charlottean and is immensely talented as a [...]

  • Simple Baked Kale Chips

    My goals are strong this new year but I know the munchies are going to pester me for a few more days. I just want to snack on something crunchy and salty that is not processed. These ever so simple, crisped up greens fit the bill. I started by roughly chopping two decent size bunches [...]

  • Pecan Pumpkin Honey Oat Squares

    Happy Halloween since it's technically after midnight! I hope everyone has fun plans lined up today and if you don't celebrate, may you have a wonderful Saturday. I was recipe testing earlier tonight and wanted to have the kids wake up to a healthy but still a treat on Halloween morning. See this post for [...]

  • How Do You Like Them Apples?

    Oh so simple. Oh so good. I wanted a rich dessert but a week of rainy, gray days + sugar just make me feel sticky and lethargic. But I want it all: my temptation satisfied without feeling like a big ball of goo afterwards. This quick and easy recipe hit my sweet, tangy, juicy, crunchy cravings [...]

  • Roasted Maple Rosemary Carrot Fries

    It is common opinion that fries are extraordinary. Made around the world, containing few ingredients, and dressed up gourmet or just salted, ranging in budget, suitable to all diets, this universally friendly easy to eat food is everything you could ever want. Every fall, I can't resist buying "The Organic Carrots Of Many Colors" at Trader Joe's. Compared [...]

  • White Bean Pesto Hummus

    We have some rainy day blues going on here with a pretty empty fridge and pantry as well as a dead car battery. That's no bueno when you're feeling snacky! Thankfully, I had a carton of beans and still tons of basil in my summer garden. You can use this recipe as a rough guide. [...]

  • Cast Iron Cooking, All In One Fajita Mix, & Zesty Queso

    I was late to the cast iron cooking game. I think I thought it was too heavy, not necessary, and required a lot of maintenance with tasks like seasoning and hand washing. My impression was wrong and it turned out to be a game changer! Yes, it is heavy. But that weight allows for more even [...]

  • Back To School: The Best “Buttery” Popcorn Ever For Snack Time

    Arguably, no other food has a pull as strong as fresh popcorn. How many times in my life have I proclaimed to be full only for the aroma of an office mate's microwave popcorn to make my mouth water and stomach rumble. I don't even want to know how much I have spent on overpriced movie [...]

  • Back To School Breakfast: Doughnuts!

    Thank you for the big warm response on the Back to School: Lunch Box Ideas! That got me thinking of the first obstacle of the day - breakfast! The kids are often not hungry right away, still half asleep, and parents are trying to get anything into them before they leave. The school day is long [...]

  • Spiralized: Rosemary Speckled Squiggly Sweet Potato Fries

    After the great response to my post on spiralizing in Zucchini Spaghetti, I thought I would share another delightful recipe utilizing the same method. I really enjoy using my spiralizer  to make things that my children don't normally like to eat. Believe it or not, the sweet potato fans in the family are pretty much my dog Bella [...]

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