Category Archives: Snacks

Cookie Dough Snack Balls

Cookie Dough Snack Balls

A few months ago I told you about one of our new favorite snacks – these Fudgy Snack Balls – which continue to be a staple in our rotation.  The concept is really flexible, though, with variations on this date/nut ball theme all over the internet.  So in the spirit of experimentation, I decided toRead More

Fudgy Snack Balls

Fudgy Snack Balls

I have to confess, I’ve been holding out on you.  I first discovered this recipe last summer, and even though it was HUGELY successful I haven’t gotten around to sharing until now!  For that, I apologize, but hopefully once you go and make these you will forgive me. My girls both seem to have inheritedRead More

4th Birthday Celebration!

4th Birthday Celebration!

I’m in a little bit of shock…my little munchkin turned 4 last week!  It’s hard to believe that she’s such a big kid now – definitely no longer a baby (as she is happy to tell you!).  It’s customary for kids in her preschool to invite the entire class, so we decided to host theRead More

Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

As much as I love the produce of summer (fruit and tomatoes in particular!), I have to say, I am awfully excited for fall.  Not only do I absolutely love the changing colors of the leaves and the cooler temperatures, but apple season makes me incredibly happy.  I am guilty of buying imported organic applesRead MoreRead More

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread/Muffins (Whole Wheat)

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread/Muffins (Whole Wheat)

People like to talk about seasonal food, but with modern transportation and grocery stores, it’s sometimes easy to forget that most of us do not live in an area where a wide variety of produce grows year-round.  And yet even though you can pretty much always get things like lettuce, carrots, bananas, and apples, inRead MoreRead More

Onion Dip

I told you all about my love for onion dip when I was a kid when I shared my version of Mark Bittman’s Veggie Dip. I also shared another dip recipe – Spinach Leek Dip – which is also delicious.  But sometimes nothing quite replaces classic onion dip served with potato chips – times likeRead More

Crunchy Nut Bars

Crunchy Nut Bars

In my post on Coconut Granola Bars, I mentioned that I’ve been looking for the perfect bar recipe for ages with very little success.  Well, in a stroke of really good luck, it seems like I’ve found two great recipes in just a few short weeks!  One of the blogs I follow is called EnlightenedRead More

Coconut Granola Bars

Coconut Granola Bars

Most of you are probably unaware, but I have been obsessively making various kinds of granola and protein bars for months. I have a serious addiction to NuGo Organic Double Dark Chocolate protein bars, which I have been trying to break for ages. Not only are they expensive and loaded with sugar, but I hateRead More

Yogurt Veggie Dip

Yogurt Veggie Dip

As a kid (and young adult!) I used to look forward to family get-togethers, where there would almost always be a bowl of onion dip made from sour cream and dried soup mix, which I would load onto potato chips.  Healthy, right?  This is a snack I wouldn’t dream of serving now that I focusRead More

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

A few weeks ago I ended up with some free time with the munchkin while the peanut was napping.  My freezer stock on muffins was getting low and we were having company that weekend, so I thought a baking project might be fun.  When I asked her what kind of muffins we should make, sheRead More