Do you ever get tired of the same old snack mix that gets set out at parties? I know I do. Give me something with a balance of salty and sweet, please. Is That kind of snack is hard to come by. Or is it? This Holiday Snack Mix might save your next party!
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When I was little, I used to marvel at the fancy drinks my parents would enjoy during the holidays. Big punch bowls full of mystical liquid were at every party. Most of them were deemed “for the adults only.” Bummer! What I would’ve given for a big punch bowl full of something deemed “for the kids only!” And I think I would’ve really loved this Pom-Cherry Spritzer!
I love a good cookbook! And I love cookbooks from America’s Test Kitchen. But I’ll get to that in a minute. Their newest book, “Cooking at Home with Bridget & Julia” has become a new favorite of mine. I mean check out those meatballs up there!? Yum, right? P.S. I’ve partnered with ATK to give away a copy of this book! Details below!
When life is out of control, I bake. If you follow along here on my blog, you know this about me. Baking is my meditation. So when life ordered up devastation, I turned to my oven. My old reliable friend whispered, “I know what you need, comfort in the form of baked goods.” Yes, oven, I sure did. And nothing was more comforting than warm, Applesauce Cranberry Muffins.
Reminder, I am from Indiana, a neighboring state to Ohio. Ironically, when I was little, I never once remember hearing the word “buckeye.” You’d think that since I was neighbors with the “Buckeye State,” it would’ve been talked about at some point. But no, my first encounter was when I was at my internship at the University of Massachusetts. That’s when I fell in love with buckeyes.
The classic margarita is perfect. Not one thing wrong with it! But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t play around with a classic every now and again. And since pomegranates will be coming into season soon and your tacos will STILL need that perfect margarita pairing, I’ve created this Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita (Mocktail)!
Every now and again I get inspired to make granola. Especially after going to the grocery store and seeing the cost of the store-bought stuff. Can an 8 ounce bag really be 8 dollars? Oh my! That’s when I turn to my kitchen, because I know I can make granola. And I know a little sous chef that can help me make it! And this time, I went all out. Yup, I made seriously delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Granola! Want the recipe? I thought so. Heeeeere you go!
For some reason, I really love breakfast food. Eggs, bacon, pancakes and all of it just makes me so happy. Perhaps that’s why you’ll find so many breakfast recipes on my site! Ha! And now, since it’s officially (ok, unofficially) PUMPKIN season, I had to whip up some Buttermilk Pumpkin Pancakes. And of course, I had to share the recipe with you!
Does that exclamation sound familiar? It sure does to me. When I pick up my little sous chef from school, I’m always met with those two words. Luckily, we both love a delicious, nourishing snack. And the effort in making that nourishing snack is worth it, because snacking can be a great way for your kids to get more nutrition while keeping them happy and satisfied until their next meal. Today I’ve partnered with Simple Mills for this post all about making snack time meaningful and I’m sharing a recipe for my Avocado Watermelon Cracker Snackers.