Articles Tagged snacks

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Pretzel Bites

It’s that certain smell in the air. That crisp breeze that tingles your nose and makes the hairs on your arm stand a little higher, fall is officially here. Weekends filled with picnics at the lake, strolls through the farmer’s market, caramel apples at the state fair, lazy sways in the hammock, and a crowded patio with a football game on TV. This time of the year is, by far, my favorite. I’ve had this recipe on my mind for months. A perfect blend of flavors to scream, “Hey people, FALL IS FLIPPING HERE!” For me, it’s officially autumn when

Overnight Chia Seed Pudding with Cherry Compote

Back-to-school craziness has died down here a bit – just a bit – and with work starting to become more manageable these days, I’m finally getting back here to the blog. In all my sock monkey wearing slipper glory and the pajamas I haven’t seemed to come out of at noon, I’m left in a quiet house wondering how in the heck did my child grow up so fast. One day I’m holding 1 pound of fierce awesomeness in my hands and the next she’s telling me she has a much older boyfriend (6 years old mind you and only two

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I like being out of my comfort zone. For me it’s always a chance to learn and grow or in the least have an amazing experience (like traveling in a run-down school bus up steep mountainous roads only to nearly plummet off the side of a cliff to find a tiny house in Mexico just to have some of the best tequila my soul has ever experienced — but that’s a story for another day). So when Jamie Oliver asked me to write up a recipe with a Costa Rican feel for the World Cup, I jumped on it. After a little

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My days are crazy full lately and there’s no end in site for weeks. Ever have one of those days when your head hits the pillow at 1am and you realize that you’re still fully clothed complete with shoes on your feet? That’s what’s going on here. I just finished a major campaign for a client and now I’m smack dab in the middle of another campaign with a rush job due in 3 days. Honestly, I couldn’t tell you what my middle name is as my brain is full of recipes and to-do lists. I’m not complaining though. Years

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My daughter thrives on yogurt at lunch. When the first day of preschool came about, I figured that I would just send yogurt with her to school for lunch. It’s healthy, makes a fabulous snack, and I know my daughter would eat it but when her teacher told us at orientation that yogurt was not an acceptable lunch because of the huge mess it makes I nearly fell out of my chair! I was depending on yogurt to make my hectic morning school lunch packing episodes a breeze but no — now I actually have to think about how many

Cinnamon Sugar Bagel Chips

Cinnamon Sugar Bagel Chips

5 | February 5, 2014

Snacks! That’s all we do around here. Between an ultra running husband and a 5-year-old, I always have to be prepared –– kind of like the MacGyver of snacks. Let’s face it, fresh fruits and veggies are the perfect fast snack food but sometimes we all crave something special. Like, when my daughter has a rough day and I want to surprise her with a sweet treat. That’s when these bagel chips come into play. Slightly sweet and spiced with cinnamon, these homemade bagel chips are a great choice to jazzing up snack time! I usually use whole grain bagels

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I’m excited to share this one with y’all! I created this recipe recently for Imperial Sugar and think it turned out great. These peachy fruit roll ups are so easy and fun to create. Not only are they an all-natural delicious treat but the surprise notes tucked inside will certainly create a smile! Mia can’t actually read fully yet (although she’ll tell you she can), so putting these in her school lunch box is more of a tasty treat then a readable laugh but she enjoys them anyway. Just think of the sweet or snarky fun you can have with these

Blackberry Mint Lime Fruit Roll Ups (Fruit Leather)

I love summer – not because of the ridiculous heat but because of the fruit. My name’s Meredith and I’m a berry-aholic.

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In all of this tragedy lately with the bombings at the Boston Marathon and the horrifying explosion in West, Texas it’s been hard to stay positive. I woke up last week with this poem in my head and it’s been stuck in there ever since. I’m thankful for it because it keeps me smiling. Wish you all the best and thanks for hanging around with me and my sock monkey slippers in the kitchen through the years. Cheers.

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Mango Honey Fruit Leather

5 | April 25, 2013

As a kid, fruit leather was one of my favorite snacks and now I laugh when I see my daughter have so much fun eating it with her hands. She begs to have one in her daily lunch box and I don’t mind giving it to her because it’s a great all-natural fruity treat. Sweet and tangy, this recipe is simple to create and a perfect one to make with kids!

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Havarti Dill Crackers

2 | April 19, 2013

Crackers — little round parcels of cheesy goodness that practically everyone loves. Have you ever had a homemade cracker? It’s a thousand times better than in the box. Just like a real pine tree smells better than the one hanging from your rear view mirror. What? You don’t have a pine tree hanging from your mirror? Ok, then lets compare the greatness of homemade crackers to celebrities. A homemade cracker is like Jennifer Aniston and a box cracker is like Kim Kardashian. One is real and the other is fake and just might cause you to lose brain cells if

First of all this day has been good. The sun is shining, weather’s perfect, the dog didn’t eat the cat, it’s payday, and I was nominated for The SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards (Best Kid’s Cooking Blog – go vote)! Snow White and her seven weird dwarfs couldn’t have written a better day. Well, I guess it could always be a little better. Chef Eric Ripert and his sexy self could be in my kitchen cooking me a fabulous dinner shirtless but considering that would probably never happen — I’ll take today with a smile.