snacks

peach, basil, honey, and whipped ricotta toast

I can’t believe I’m giving you a “recipe” for toast. I’m almost sorry, but the flavors of this peach, basil, honey, and whipped ricotta toast are so good that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it before the summer stone fruit disappear. There is a coffee shop nearby that has a toast bar…

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healthier banana muffins

I don’t like bananas, but somehow, banana bread is one of my favorite comfort foods. There is something about the light cinnamon flavor and the crumb of the quick bread that makes me enjoy my morning, tea, or afternoon snack a little more. I don’t know if it is because I don’t make banana bread…

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homemade hummus

2018 has been the summer of cheeseboard dinners in our house and I love it. As someone who loves grazing, small snacks, and variety, a good appetizer spread is one of my favorite ways to have a meal. Each time the selection is slightly different, and it has been fun to experiment with different combinations,…

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everything cream cheese pastries

Back in September, my family spent a weekend in Delaware for my cousin’s wedding. One of our favorite things to do when we visit new places is to find a good coffee shop, and that we did. We popped into a cute college-town coffee shop on rainy Saturday morning to grab warm drinks. While we…

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healthy breakfast cookies

Tis’ the season for new resolutions and healthy eating. While I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions, I do like having a healthy reset after an indulgent holiday season. Healthy breakfast cookies are the perfect solution. Often times we struggle with healthy eating not because we are unsure of what is healthy and what is…

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whiskey caramel popcorn

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day yesterday! With Valentine’s Day behind us, I’m moving on to the next exciting event – the Oscars! There are so many Oscar nominated movies that I want to see and just haven’t had a chance to yet. And what pairs with movies better than popcorn? And even…

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pistachio coconut granola bars

Pistachio coconut granola bars are healthy, portable and packed with delicious flavors. Not to mention studded with green, yellow and purple from the colorful nuts. In the past several years I have become a huge fan of nuts. I would grab a few handfuls of raw pecans and almonds every day after I got home from track practice…

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homemade gifts and easy english toffee

We are in the final days before Christmas, and while I’m pretty much finished with my shopping (except maybe a few stocking stuffers and gift toppers), I still have lots of baking to do to make sure I can get our tokens of appreciation to the bus driver, mail delivery person, neighbors, coworkers and far-away…

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maple candied pumpkin seeds

These maple candied pumpkin seeds are the easiest, quickest fall and holiday treat ever. They would make the perfect snack for Thanksgiving Day, your friendsgiving and holiday parties, or a great gift for hostesses and coworkers. I made a batch of these to use as a garnish on fall desserts, but Will and I ate…

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pumpkin pop tarts with brown butter maple frosting

How happy would you be if someone handed you a pumpkin pop tarts with brown butter maple frosting as you were running out the door in the morning? They are the perfect cure for the Mondays. My siblings and I only had pop-tarts on vacation and at our grandparent’s house when we were growing up,…

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