Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies

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I can tell you one thing, I was not not NOT going to use the oven. Or the stove. I was even apprehensive about using the air popper to make popcorn. So, we ate muddy buddies. Hooray!..

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

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I like the idea of this cookie bark. Since there's no eggs and no leavening agent, they are flat and crispy, making them easy to transport to whatever crazy activity might come up...

Toasted Coconut Popcorn

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Maybe you've heard me tell you before how often we eat popcorn, and how much we love coconut. It's only natural that I should put coconut and popcorn together. Honestly, I'm surprised I haven't done it before now...

Caramel Corn Snack Mix

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This caramel corn is more crunchy than sticky. As it should be. You still get that awesome caramely flavor without the fear of emergency dental work. And, because the Chex cereal tends to hold more caramel than the popcorn, there are actually a fe..

Peanut Butter Granola Bites

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One of my alternatives to junk-food snacking this season is these Granola Bites. There is still enough sweetness in them to make them really fun and delicious, while packing a protein punch that keeps the cravings at bay. Plus? I love peanut butte..

Sweet Popcorn Glaze

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I've made this simple popcorn glaze for many a holiday party. I don't want you to think it's just for the holidays, though. It's also perfect for basically any occasion or get together...

Chocolate Banana Bread

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I recently found myself saddled with ripe bananas, when the project I had intended to use them for fell through. The memory of this chocolate banana bread discussion came flooding back to me. And if I'm being completely honest, the thought of how t..

Dark Chocolate Coconut Muddy Buddies

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Sometimes, on Halloween, a mom needs 10 minutes to herself, so she doesn't lose her cool. We all know what that looks like, and it ain't pretty. It might be the scariest part of Halloween, actually...

Why I Make My Kids Eat After-School Snacks

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I swear the kids are hungrier during the school year than the summer. They come home from school, and the first word out of their mouths is not "Hi, Mom!", it's "What's there to eat?"..

Apricot Pineapple Jam

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I'm not going to lie, canning is not my all-time favorite activity, but on the other hand, apricot jam is SO delicious! Plus, store bought jam is expensive, and not homemade, making it far less appealing...