Snacks

Apple pie smoothie

Apple pie smoothie

Who says smoothies are only for the summertime? This creamy and flavorful drink combines the autumn flavors of apples, almonds, cinnamon and spices, reminiscent of a…

Oat and date bars

Oat and date bars

I love this recipe for energy-packed, nutritious oat bars. These are great to have in the house as a healthy snack or quick breakfast on-the-go with…

Pistachio Guacamole

Pistachio Guacamole

Hello again pistachio-lovers! The first part of my contest in collaboration with American Pistachios has come to a close and I’d like to thank…

DIY Candied Ginger

DIY Candied Ginger

I love candied ginger so much, I probably shouldn’t know how to make it myself. The only thing keeping me from over-indulging is the…

Hot Pepper Poppers

Hot Pepper Poppers

  Be careful with these… They are very powerful and highly addictive little bullets of pure pleasure. The prep is a bit time-consuming, so I recommend enlisting the…

Guacamole

Guacamole

Growing up in Texas there is no way to avoid guacamole. At every dinner party, barbecue, funeral reception, baptismal lunch or pool party, you will…

Lighter Chocolate Muffins

Lighter Chocolate Muffins

To be honest, I sometimes crave a sweet, chocolatey muffin, but don’t necessarily want to consume 400 calories in 30 seconds. I’m not prone…

Chili-Lime Shrimp Nests

Chili-Lime Shrimp Nests

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Tuscan Kale Chips

Tuscan Kale Chips

Here is a quick and surprisingly delicious recipe I learned from the folks at Ma Hidden Kitchen Supper Club. I must admit, I’ve heard…

Chipotle Cheese Wafers

Chipotle Cheese Wafers

One of the worst things about growing up with health-conscious parents was bringing a lovingly packed, health-conscious lunch to the elementary school cafeteria. I…