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...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

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The idea of this cookie dough dip really appeals to me. It's all about the chocolate chips. The dip, and whatever you dip in it, is just a delivery system for the chocolate chips...

Frozen Hot Chocolate

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I actually regret teaching my kids this recipe, because now every other time I come in the kitchen, I find empty cocoa packets on the counter, a dirty blender in the sink, and empty whipped cream can, and most importantly, no frozen hot chocolate for..

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..

Onion Dill Oyster Crackers

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This particular flavor combo was suggested to me by a friend. A brilliant friend. A friend who knows what's good. I was kind of surprised, actually. You can taste both the onion and the dill in these crackers, but the combination of the two flavo..

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..

Virgin Mojitos

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Since my daughter had an upset stomach and a bad school day, I figured a little light, refreshing, minty beverage might be a welcome relief. Plus, it was as good an excuse as any to make this fun beverage I have been craving for a while now...

Pork and Hummus Flatbread Bites

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I'm pretty sure I was dreaming of artichoke and spinach pizza when I dreamed up these fun little flatbread rounds. I think they would be an excellent appetizer, or even a pizza-ish meal if you put a couple of them together...

Soft Pretzels

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Within 5 minutes, all but one of those 16 pretzels were gone. Not a crumb remained. It was seriously like those African ants that march through the town and eat everything in sight...