Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

I was afraid to introduce my kids to artichokes, but if you’re looking for a meat-free appetizer, these babies are IT! I think I ate half the batch all by myself.

Toasted Coconut Popcorn

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.

Onion Dill Oyster Crackers

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 flavors was something else entirely.

Peanut Butter Granola Bites

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 butter. YUM.

Soft Pretzels

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.

Sweet & Tangy Meatball Dip

I love having meatballs as game day food. They’re small enough to be a snack, but unlike the chips and cookies and breads we usually have, meatballs make you feel like you’ve eaten real food instead of just junk food.

Red Velvet Cake Batter Dip

My latest obsession is cake batter dip. Lawd have mercy, I can’t stop myself. The kids LOVE when I make this stuff. LOVE it. They basically fight over it, and I have to threaten them to get them to share.

Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

This is the part where I tell you about my absolute favorite way to make garlic bread sticks. I love it because it gives you an easy way to create single servings that are just the right size, and also, the texture is perfect, just the way I like it!

Chocolate Banana Bread

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 this bread would look on this cutting board is the real reason I ended up making it.

Why I Make My Kids Eat After-School Snacks

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?”

Grilled Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich

My talented cousin told me in a Facebook post about her delicious grilled PB&J sandwiches, with bananas and chocolate chips. I mean, let’s face it, the idea is brilliant.

Stuffed Mushroom Cups

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers. Since I kind of love appetizer recipes, I decided to remake this old classic with a new twist.

Brown Butter Cream Cheese Dip

This cream cheese dip with browned butter has a rich, caramel flavor. It makes a great fruit dip, also great on graham crackers. You’re going to want to hide the mixing bowl from your kids.

Chunky Taco Dip

Instead of my normal snack food of popcorn with real butter, this night I served chips with taco dip. It’s ever so quick and easy to make. And ever so quickly and easily consumed.

Roasted Garlic and Brie Twists

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