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Snacks

These Snack recipes are listed in alphabetical order.

Apple Brickle Dip

Apple Brickle Dip

Apple Brickle Dip should not be reserved for the Autumn season alone.  Oh no, this bowl of yum is a great dip any time of year. For most…

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Asparagus Fries {with Maple Dijon Dipping Sauce}

Okay these were a hit.  Fresh asparagus coated in panko breadcrumbs then baked to crispy perfection.  Asparagus Fries.  Look at…

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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies Topped with Sea Salt

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies {Topped with Sea Salt}

I may be a touch giddy today.  It's 10:55 am on a Thursday and I'm writing this post in my pj's, gazing into my living room where the…

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Baked Summer Squash Chips

Have you ever made Baked Summer Squash Chips?  Last July when summer squash was in abundance at the Farmers' Market, I couldn't…

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Blue Cheese Chips {with Crispy Bacon} for the Win!

Blue Cheese Chips {with Crispy Bacon} for the Win! Looking for some great Pub Food ideas or game day snacks?! These nacho-style kettle chips are…

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Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins {Share the Love}

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins from Cooking Light. This recipe sounded so good to me.  Perhaps because I'm on a blueberry kick and until recently…

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Bread & Butter Pickles

Sweet.  Crisp.  Bread & Butter Pickles.  We're hooked.  Fortunately these pickles are super easy to make and just a day away…

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Buttercrunch Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Buttercrunch Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

When National Oatmeal Month collides with National Buttercrunch Day...the world is a better place.  This is my last full day visiting…

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Carrot Cake Energy Bites

I sent Shelby an innocent birthday text (back on May 28th).  It went something like this....what's your favorite kind of cake? She…

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Cashew Brittle

Cashew Brittle {Easy as 1-2-3}

I wish you could taste this Cashew Brittle before you read how stinking easy it is to make.  You'd never believe it.  You also wouldn't…

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Cheddar-Parmesan Savory Biscotti {with Sundried Tomatoes}

I have a thing for biscotti.  It began year's ago when I first discovered a recipe for Dark Chocolate Walnut Biscotti.  They soon…

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Cheez-It Zings

Chipotle Smoked Cheddar Cheese Ball {with Bacon & Jalapeno}

Chipotle Smoked Cheddar Cheese Ball {with Bacon & Jalapeno}. I received an email several months ago from the marketing company for Kellogg's…

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Cookies & Cream Popcorn

Cookies & Cream Gourmet Popcorn {Share the Love}

Cookies & Cream Gourmet Popcorn.  Not just cookies & cream 'flavored' popcorn, but 'sweet & salty kettle corn tossed with…

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Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

Looking for an easy appetizer to bring to a holiday party….Cowboy Caviar might just be the answer.  Cowboy Caviar is one of our most popular…

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Golden Deep Fried Stuffed Olives with Sausage

Deep Fried Stuffed Olives

Who among us is longing for Friday evenings where we gather with friends around our kitchen islands sipping cocktails and nibbling on Deep Fried…

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Double Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

This recipe yields 4 dozen Double Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins!! Does anyone else buy boxes of "Little Bites" muffins for their kids (big or…

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Dutch Apple Pie Muffins {Gluten Free}

Happy National Muffin Day! We're going to celebrate with Dutch Apple Pie Muffins that happen to also be Gluten Free! I set a calendar reminder for…

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Easy & Delicious Jalapeño Popper Dip Recipe

Easy & Delicious Jalapeño Popper Dip Recipe

This Easy & Delicious Jalapeño Popper Dip Recipe is perfect for holiday entertaining! Yes, I referenced the holidays. They will be here in…

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Easy Baba Ghanoush

Easy Baba Ghanoush is a wonderful middle eastern eggplant dip that's rich flavor and creamy texture will delight your taste buds. Trust me on this…

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Fire Roasted Corn & Poblano Salsa Ingredients in a white bowl on a black table.

Fire Roasted Corn & Poblano Salsa

Fire Roasted Corn & Poblano Salsa has the right balance of crunch with a mild smoky heat balanced by fresh squeezed lime juice and seasonings. …

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French Onion Dip is a Game Day Staple

There was a time when French Onion Dip was the go-to staple for Game Day or family gatherings. A packet of onion soup mix, a tub of sour cream,…

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Game Day & Tailgate Party Recipes {over 50 recipes}

I thought it would be fun to compile a few of our favorite Game Day & Tailgate Party Recipes in one nice recipe round-up.  Seems I have…

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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas {Healthy Living}

Healthy Living is something we should all aspire to.  I'm not crazy about the word diet, unless a doctor puts you on one.  For me, and many…

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Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars {Share the Love}

Homemade Granola Bars Homemade Granola Bars. The base ingredients are old fashioned oats, sliced almonds, and shredded coconut all…

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Kettle chips piled with bacon, scallions, blue cheese dressing on a brown plate sitting on a stone table.

Homemade Is Better Blue Cheese Dressing

If you love Buffalo Wings or Wedge Salads or Blue Cheese Chips you've got to have a Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing at your disposal. It was high time…

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First step is to make the dough, which will need to rest for about an hour before the real fun begins.

Homemade Soft Pretzels {with Cheesy Crab Dip}

Today we are honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Day at my office.  Pink Power is in full swing.  Last year, for this same occasion, I…

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Hot Reuben Dip

I've been playing around lately with new ideas for dips.  We took a Crab Rangoon and turned it inside out, creating a creamy crab dip with…

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How To Make Copycat Animal-Style Fries

Copycat Animal-Style Fries. As an East Coast girl, if you tell a West Coast friend that you're planning to visit say California - inevitably…

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Italian Sausage Wrapped in Bread Dough {aka Big Pig in a Blanket}

Get a room full of people together for nearly any occasion, set out a platter of Pigs in a Blanket, and prepare to watch them disappear.  In a…

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Jalapeno Popper Pizza

Jalapeño Popper Pizza

When life gives you corn tortillas, it's a great time to get creative.  There are hundreds or at least 30 corn tortillas in a package. …

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips {Hail to Kale}

I did it.  I joined the other half of the population who has been enjoying and loves Kale.  These Kale Chips are my third dish in a…

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Lemon Ginger Muffins

I was thumbing through a new cookbook and came upon this beautiful recipe for Lemon Ginger Muffins.  It called for lemon and crystallized…

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Loaded Baked Potato Tots Recipe

There's quite the story that goes with this Loaded Baked Potato Tots Recipe. Last week I shared what would be the first recipe in a new series…

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My Go-To Guacamole Recipe

Did you know that Guacamole is one of the most popular Super Bowl snacks?! Right up there with Chicken Wings! But it's been around long before the…

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No-Bake Baklava Energy Bites

I was introduced to energy bites recently and fell in love.  The idea of raw whole ingredients being combined into delicious…

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Overhead picture of spinach salad with Parmesan Crisps and crispy bacon on blue rimmed white plate.

Parmesan Crisps

For Parmesan Crisps... Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper. For large 2 1/2" crisps, grate 1/2…

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Pico de Gallo {Put The Lime In The Coconut}

I had a salad this week that stopped me in my eating tracks.  There was a lot going on with said salad.  Which made my mind drift from the…

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Pistachio Chai Muffins

Pistachio-Chai Muffins

I really should make muffins more often.  They are perfect for breakfast, beautiful as an afternoon snack, and happiness just…

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Praline Banana Nut Muffins

Praline Banana Nut Muffins {Share the Love}

I delivered Praline Banana Nut Muffins to my office yesterday morning.  It's how I {Share the Love} with 35 of my favorite people. …

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Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus {with Homemade Pita Chips}

Getting ready for a big office Halloween Party tomorrow.  Not only do we go all out with our costumes and decorations, but we put on…

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Pumpkin Pecan Biscotti {with White Chocolate Chunks}

I'm so excited to be participating in my first virtual Wedding Shower.  That's right Foodie Friends, one of our own is about to tie the…

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Two ice cream sandwiches stacked on top of a small white cake plate sitting on a wooden table. Also pictured are a white bowl of lemons and a white bowl of raspberries.

Raspberry Lemonade Ice Cream Sandwiches Kids Love

If you want to put a smile on their faces....serve them Raspberry Lemonade Ice Cream Sandwiches!! Because who doesn't love an ice cream…

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Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans

Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans

Refrigerator Pickles take the unknown out of making pickles.  I know nothing about canning and preserving, although both are on my culinary…

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Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Dip

I was torn on whether to call this beautiful bowl of roasted goodness a dip or a spread. Not that it really matters, but considering I dipped my…

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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Vegetables {Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts the unsung heroes}

This past winter we began roasting almost all our veggies.  We started out with potatoes and onions tossed in olive oil.  Then we added…

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Root Beer Floats {and a birthday tradition}

Root Beer. I asked a simple question to the other B in my life earlier this week.  I wasn't quite expecting her response.  "How do you feel…

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S’mores Popcorn Balls {National Popcorn Day}

We agreed on S'mores Popcorn Balls within mere minutes. When I said to my sister Sarah "tomorrow is National Popcorn Day" without hesitation she…

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Sage Brown Butter Popcorn

Sage Brown Butter Popcorn

Sage Brown Butter Popcorn Forgive me ladies for what I'm about to say, but I've found it to be true.  Men make better popcorn.  Which tells me…

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Salami & Cheese Chips

Cheese and salami slices are easily transformed into a snack chip.  Just a minute or two in the microwave and you'll be enjoying low carb 'chips'…

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Savory Parmesan & Herb Walnut Biscotti

Savory Parmesan & Herb Walnut Biscotti

We've been making a big pot of Farmers Market Minestrone Soup each week.  It's a wonderful way to enjoy fresh produce and gives us a…

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Yummus Hummus

Shelby’s Yummus Hummus {Roasted Garlic & Herb}

Shelby's Yummus Hummus {Roasted Garlic & Herb} If my kid had a signature recipe it would have to be her Yummus Hummus.  She started…

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Buffalo Chicken Stromboli

Simple Buffalo Chicken Braided Stromboli

Serve this Simple Buffalo Chicken Braided Stromboli at your next party and prepare to be elevated to hero status! Puff Pastry Rocks! We filled…

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Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Chips

Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Chips {Share the Love}

I work with 33 unique and amazing individuals.  Today I shall recognize one of my more colorful teammates.  Her color is pink, her…

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Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus {my go-to snack}

Hands down this Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus has become my go-to snack. It's the right mix of savory-slightly sweet that when paired with crispy chips…

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Step by Step Homemade Pita Bread

I found this Homemade Pita Bread step-by-step recipe over at The Kitchn.  Do you love this site as much as I do?? I feel like I'm getting free…

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Closeup Sugared Pecans

Sugared Pecans

Spinach Salad is the inspiration.  Snacking on Sugared Pecans isn't all bad either.  We just need this recipe around as a…

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Sweet & Sticky Sesame Walnuts

Sweet & Sticky Sesame Walnuts make a great bar snack, game-day nibble, or holiday cookie tin addition.  That was reason enough to make…

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Vanilla, Almond & Cranberry Quinoa Granola

Vanilla, Almond & Cranberry Quinoa Granola. What a wonderful protein packed, gluten free, all-natural ingredient snack!! Step #1 ~…

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Welcome Home Muffins

I made Welcome Home Muffins for my dear friend and co-worker Sabina.  She has arrived home after having been overseas caring for her mom. …

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Overhead shot of six gluten free chunky monkey muffins with chocolate chips in muffin tin sitting on cooling rack on wooden table. There are wild flowers and a cup of coffee also pictured.

Wholesome Chunky Monkey Muffins {Gluten Free}

When you combine bananas with chopped walnuts and chocolate chips what else can you call them but Chunky Monkey Muffins. (thank you Ben &…

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Zephyr Squash Refrigerator Pickles

Zephyr Squash Refrigerator Pickles

Zephyr Squash Refrigerator Pickles.  When life gives you an abundance of squash, it's nice to have options.  Cooking Light put out…

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