Dill Pickles

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I have been doing a lot of cooking during this summer of pandemic, but I have been primarily relying on my favorite, tried-and-true recipes. That said, I have made a few new recipes this summer and these dill pickles are one of them.Dill pickles are surprisingly easy to make. If you see pickling cucumbers at […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

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Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter cookie? During this pandemic I have been doing lots of cooking and lots of reading. I love to borrow e-books from the library, and I have found that lots of cookbooks are available to borrow. This cookie recipe comes from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. Magnolia Bakery is a […]

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Fluffy Flourless Peanut Butter Chickpea Muffins

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The name of these muffins and their ingredient list might seem a bit odd, but please trust me, these muffins are delicious. They remind me of a childhood snack that we would get to eat occasionally as a treat — Funny Bones. Those were always my favorite Drakes Cake. I enjoyed Yodels, Ring Dings, Devil […]

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Chia Pudding

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Ch-ch-ch-chia!

One of our sons is a runner, and after I read Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (great book, by the way), I suggested that he, like the runners in the book, start to make chia seeds part of his regular diet. I […]

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Banana Oat Energy Bites

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We go through a lot of protein bars in our house, Rx bars being one of our favorites. I love their simple list of ingredients. Similarly, this is a recipe for a healthy snack that uses a simple list of ingredients and as a bonus, doesn’t involve any baking. It’s mix and go. We keep […]

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Spiced Cocktail Nuts

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I love spiced nuts. Most of the recipes I make tend to be on the sweeter side. This recipe is just the opposite. It’s more savory than sweet, and perfect to serve at a cocktail party, or with hors d’oeuvres before dinner. We had some friends over for dinner the other night and I […]

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No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites

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I’m always on the hunt for healthy snacks for myself and for the boys. I’ve been making a variety of different no-bake energy bites recently, with various healthy ingredients, but these are one of my favorites. My husband describes them as being virtuous, which means he doesn’t really like them, but he’ll eat them […]

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Chouquettes

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If you’re a snacker, these little puffs (also known as French cream puffs) are a perfect afternoon snack. Have you ever had a Big Dutch Baby for breakfast? These little French puffs are like mini, bite-sized Dutch babies. They’re not terribly sweet, they’re actually slightly eggy, but delicious.My boys inhaled all of these within […]

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Pear Crisp with Vanilla Brown Butter

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I love a good pear or apple crisp in the winter. Warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it’s fantastic. This crisp has a fantastic topping. My usual toppings have a base of flour, butter, sugar and sometimes oats. This streusel topping is loaded with ground almonds and it’s so delicious! Because […]

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Spiced Candied Almonds

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I love spiced nuts and I find these addictive. They’re great on their own but can also be added to a nice green salad for a sweet and spicy crunch. They also make a great hostess gift. A word of warning, once you start eating these, it’s difficult to stop. I can easily eat a […]

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