Reese’s Pretzel Bites

My father is obsessed -OBSESSED, I TELL YOU- with peanut butter. When we chat on the phone before visits, I ask what he’d like to eat while he’s chez us. His response is almost infallibly “Peanut butter ____” because honestly, as long as the peanut butter part is there, my dad is a happy man. [Read On]

Oven “Fried” Homemade Chicken Nuggets {and Boneless Buffalo Wings}

You know those ‘duh’ moments? The ones where you think, “Why have I not done this all along?” I had one last week. I’m a sucker for a spicy chicken wing, and Buffalo wings* are near the top of the heap for me. Sometimes, though, my inner finicky, tactile-defensive, high-maintenance child** rears its head, though, [Read On]

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

  Can we have a chat about what I especially love about the recipe I’m sharing with you today? I know I don’t need to tell you just how powerful melty, stringy, garlicky, herbed cheese is… Or how seductive chewy, crispy, oil-soaked bread is… I know that… So I’m going to convince you that you [Read On]

Cucumber Rounds with Herbed Cream Cheese

Take advantage of summer’s bountiful produce with this refreshing, delicious, and simple appetizer of cucumber rounds topped with herbed cream cheese. This post is part of my continuing series as one of the Kraft 2013 Tastemakers Team and was sponsored by Kraft. All opinions are my own! There’s something about summer that fires up my [Read On]

Roasted Beet Dip and Homemade Za’atar | Make Ahead Mondays

Roasted Beets and Za’atar… maybe not what you thought you wanted to start your Monday with, but I assure you these are two incredible tastes that do marvelous things together. Ready to dive into some hot pink good stuff? Yum and YUM! That’s what I think when I look at these pictures, but I have [Read On]

Whipped Fruit Ice Pops

I am happy to be part of the 2013 Kraft Tastemakers team. This post is part of my continuing commitment to bring family friendly recipes to you that are made from things you’re likely to have in your pantry at most times.  Do any of you remember the Jell-O Pudding Pops from the 80s? I [Read On]

Baked Garlic Pita Chips and Fattoush (Crumbled Pita Chip Salad) | Make Ahead Mondays

In the post below, I provide an affiliate link to Sumac -which can be hard to find for purchase- from Amazon.com. I receive pennies on the dollar for purchases made on Amazon if you click on the link. You can definitely gather your own sumac, dry it, and grind it, but sumac isn’t in season [Read On]

Garlic Bagel Chips | Make Ahead Mondays

Garlic Bagel Chips rock my Casbah. I’m pretty sure just about everyone out there has tried them at one time or another, but it should come as no surprise that the homemade variety -fresh and crisp and hot- from your own oven is THAT much better. That they’re ridiculously simple to make is icing on [Read On]