Archive for the ‘Snacks’ Category

Bobby Flay’s Pumpkin Bread

Great all-purpose, easy, spicy and moist pumpkin bread recipe. I doubled the batch (it was Girl’s turn to bring snack to school), which required two cans of pumpkin, with one cup left over (which I froze) for another batch in the future. I may try the Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe (listed in the link), possibly […]

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Posted on September 24, 2012 at 7:12 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breads, Breakfast, Snacks, Vegetarian

Bread and Butter Pickles

These pickles (recipe hehttp://www.nytimes.com/recipes/12579/Bread-and-Butter-Pickles.htmlre) are SO easy and delicious. They perish quickly, but don’t last long, at least not at our house, so it hasn’t been a problem. I haven’t tried the ketchup and mustard recipes (also included in the article) but am planning to try soon. I do occasionally make my own mayonnaise, which […]

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Posted on September 11, 2012 at 11:21 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Favorites, Misc, Side Dishes - Veggies, Snacks, Spices and Seasonings, Vegetarian

Blue Cheese and Pecan Spread

Absolutely delicious spread (recipe here). I did substitute pecans for the walnuts, because they’re just so much better! The spread would be fantastic in the tea sandwiches, as specified, but was also wonderful on crackers. Would also be good on apples or celery sticks.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegetarian

Whole Foods Sonoma Chicken Salad

This (recipe here) is VERY easy to throw together with leftover or even store-bought rotisserie chicken and is becoming one of our favorite recipes. Easy to keep on hand for eating “as is” or serving over greens or on a sandwich.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 9:34 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Salad, Snacks

Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

These bars (recipe here) are satisfying and delicious. Perfect when it’s your turn to bring snacks for the team/cast/office/troop or whatever group your family participates in… Chewy, buttery and packed with protein for a “keep you going until dinner” kind of snack. And these are ridiculously quick and easy, too.

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Posted on August 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Snacks, Vegetarian

Cream Cheese Herb Spread

Recipe here. This stuff is flat-out delicious. It tastes exactly like Boursin or Alouette. Fantastic with crackers or spread onto your favorite veggies. Also great as a sandwich spread. I add a tiny bit of dried parsley and a bit of celery salt to the specified recipe. It has come to my attention that the […]

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Posted on August 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Favorites, Gluten Free, Misc, Snacks, Vegetarian

Peanut-Pecan Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

http://m.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Peanut-Pecan-Butter-and-Oatmeal-Cookies-368298 These cookies are so delicious. They’re crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are flavorful and are arguably even “healthy,” at least as compared to other cookies, due to the protein in the nut butters and fiber in the oatmeals. They are our new favorite and are even easy to make, […]

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Posted on June 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Snacks, Vegetarian

Chocolate-Chip Walnut Biscotti

Recipe here.  Obviously, I’m a little obsessed with biscotti lately.  I’ve really enjoyed learning how to make these and am experimenting with as many new recipes as possible.  These are absolutely divine.  Super rich and very flavorful.  I use a small offset spatula to spread the melted chocolate on, rather than dipping, as I find […]

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Posted on May 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Misc, Snacks, Vegetarian

Almond & Lemon Biscotti Dipped in White Chocolate

Recipe here.  These are very yummy, but VERY crunchy. Beware if you have dental issues – LOL. They are delicious, however, if dunked in a cup of espresso or hot tea. Or you could even crumble them over ice cream!

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Posted on May 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Snacks, Vegetarian

Black Bean Salsa from our friend A.F.

Black Bean Salsa /> 1 16 ounce bag frozen sweet corn, thawed to room temperature and drained 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 3 cans black beans, rinsed and drained (or 2 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight, cooked until tender and drained) 1 large (or 2 small) white onion, finely chopped one 10-ounce package cherry or […]

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