• Desserts
  • Smores Cookies

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    Since Tabby was born, we’ve been going to Zoolights every year. And as is tradition, we bring a warm beverage in our thermoses (pretty much the only time we use them) and a treat to go with them. This time, inspired by a pin on one of my boards, we made these s’more “cookies” they […]

  • Family
  • Apple Chips

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    This “recipe” is so simple I hesitate to even post it, but these are my kids new favorite snack and they are healthy, cheap and contain only one ingredient, so I thought I should share. Ingredients 4-5 medium apples apples, thinly sliced Directions I will give two methods for doing this. We have a dehydrator […]

  • Baked Goods
  • Popovers

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    I have to say, I really love popovers. They require no leavening agent and rely, rather, on high-heat generated steam for their towering height. They have a nice, slightly custardy flavor and are incredibly easy to make. I think this was the second time I’ve made popovers. It seems to me there was a go […]

  • Brekkie
  • No Bake Granola Bars

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    from: Yum Food & Fun For Kids Dec 2010 Ingredients 2.5 C granola 1.5 C rice cereal 1/2 C quick oats .5 C dried cranberries or blueberries .5 C chopped dried apricots .5 C honey .5 C brown sugar .5 C peanut butter 1 tsp vanilla Directions Grease a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray or […]

  • Meatless
  • Pumpkin Dip

    from: Cooking Light, I think.. Ingredients 1 cup powdered sugar 4 oz fat-free cream cheese 1 cup E.D. Smith (Canada) Pure Pumpkin 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger Directions Combine the confectioner’s sugar and cream cheese with a hand mixer until well-mixed and fluffy. Mix in pumpkin, cinnamon, and ginger until fully incorporated. […]

  • Lighter
  • Cajun Dip

    Ingredients 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, without oil, dry-packed 8 oz light cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt 1/4 cup chili sauce 4 Tbsp bell pepper(s), chopped 4 Tbsp scallion(s), chopped 1 medium garlic clove(s), minced 1/2 tsp celery seed 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper Directions Place tomatoes in a small bowl. Cover with 1 […]

  • Baby Food
  • Butternut Squash Fries

    from: Hungry Girl Ingredients1/2 butternut squash kosher salt DirectionsPre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Peel and de-seed your butternut squash. If you're unfamiliar with handling them, you may have a little trouble at first. They're fairly easy to peel, but you'll need a sharp knife to cut them. Once your orange friend is peeled and seed-free, […]

  • Desserts
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

    from: Jess original Ingredients2 bags mini marshmallows half a stick of butter 1 cup (approx?) peanut butter rice cereal (rice krispies or similar) … 8 cups? I dunno 1 bag (larger) milk-chocolate chips DirectionsThis is basically the recipe for rice krispie treats, but with a peanut butter chocolate cast to them. So you melt up […]

  • Lighter
  • Layered Bean Dip

    from: Cooking Light September 2001 Ingredients 1 (16-ounce) can fat-free refried beans 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1 cup bottled salsa 1 cup (4 ounces) preshredded reduced-fat Mexican blend or cheddar cheese Directions Preheat oven to 375. Combine beans; spread in an 8-inch square baking dish. Spread […]