Articles Tagged snacks

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It’s July in Texas and that means it’s also hotter than a billy goat’s arse in a pepper patch. This wet, humid, and blazing hot air combined with a very busy holiday season at mbs recipe development, has made this girl desperately dream of getting out of town to my second favorite state, Colorado. Cool mountain air and clean crisp water — yes, that’s exactly what I need. At the end of this week, I’ll be packing up the family and heading to the Snowmass/Aspen area to hike and raft until I reach a state of delirious happiness and I’m sure

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Crispy Shallot Deviled Eggs

1 | April 2, 2015

Deviled eggs. The quintessential Suhthuhn dish; except…wait, I’m from Texas, which isn’t the South; wait…except for the eastern ten counties, where it’s better to have a last name and ten grand than no last name and ten million. As the Facebook status says, “It’s complicated.” Only a tiny part of Texas is really the South; the rest is the Midwest, or Old New Mexico, or western Louisiana, or Baja Oklahoma, or the Gulf Coast, or TexGerman Hill Country–and then there are the cities…well, you get the point. Our food (and beer) shows our diversity. How, then, does the humble deviled

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

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Ham and Cheese Mini Muffins

4 | October 1, 2014

It’s a battle we know all to well as parents, what to put in the kid’s lunchbox for school. Peanut butter and jelly gets old fast and there’s only so many times you can pull off the cheese and crackers bit. So, I try to be as inventive as I can and that usually means making large batches of pasta salad, freezable bean burritos, and mini-muffins on the weekends. Whenever I stash a couple of these Ham and Cheese Muffins in the resident 6-year-old’s lunchbox, I hear how she had to fend off classmate’s offers to trade —they’re that good. You

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

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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!