Our boys LOVE oyster crackers. Not in soup. By themselves. They don’t have a lot of flavor, but that doesn’t seem to bother the boys. They could eat oyster crackers by the barrel.
This summer, I found a recipe for ranch flavored oyster crackers. The recipe called for a package of ranch salad dressing mix. I [...]
When I first graduated from college, many moons ago, I would often get a pretzel on the way home from work from a shop called Auntie Anne’s. They were my favorite pretzels of all time. Soft, buttery and delicious. For a long time I would get a plain pretzel, then I discovered their cinnamon sugar [...]
This summer I made some lowbrow, but delicious snacks for the kids. This was one of them. It’s called Puppy Chow and it’s chocolate and sugar coated Chex cereal. Another was a batch of Ranch Oyster Crackers. Although delicious, they call for a package of ranch salad dressing mix, which contains MSG, so I [...]
This is our drink of the summer. The boys LOVE it! It’s perfect on a hot summer afternoon. The only problem I have with it is it gives me the ice cream headache (scientifically known as sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia) almost immediately. It’s crazy. Clearly I’m drinking it too quickly.
I use bottled lemon juice when I make it. [...]
This is a really interesting coconut bread that looks like it might be similar to a banana bread, but it isn’t. It has a much coarser crumb, and it’s not as sweet as a typical banana bread. I like this bread best toasted or warm with butter. It would be nice with a little confectioner’s [...]
One of my sons LOVES Wheat Thins. He would eat a whole box in a sitting if we let him. As store-bought snacks go, they’re not terribly unhealthy, but I believe that everything is healthier when you make it yourself. Wheat Thins have high fructose corn syrup in them as well as monoglycerides. I hate [...]
Candied bacon. Can you imagine anything better? I’ve made this three times in the last month. It’s delicious, and simple too.
I have tried this with both thick-cut bacon and thinner bacon, and although I enjoyed the thick-cut, the thin is my preference. Watch the bacon while it’s cooking, because it can go from golden [...]
I love nuts, and especially nuts that are glazed with something. This Sugar Spiced Nuts recipe is one of my favorites. I make them all the time. I bring them to family holiday dinners and they’re a huge hit.
I was visiting the Smitten Kitchen site recently and found this granola-crusted nut recipe. They looked interesting, [...]
I love homemade caramels. The kind they sometimes give you after dinner at a fancy restaurant.
I have only ever made these before, and they’re delicious, but these apple cider caramels are incredible. I love the concentrated apple flavor, and the slight saltiness. I truly have never tasted anything like them. I’d love it if a [...]
This is a great recipe to try if you’re looking for a healthy snack, and if you have some apples and time on your hands. These chips take 3 – 4 hours to bake at a really low temperature. They’re incredibly tasty when they’re done, and if you can slice them very thinly on a [...]