Category Archives: Snack

Showdown!: Homemade Freezer Jam vs. Store-Bought

Katie and I love doing the Showdowns, because having people blind taste recipes is a great way to see whether or not spending the time making something is really worth it. In the case of making strawberry freezer jam, the … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

There is something about the combination of lemon and poppy seeds that I find irresistible. The tang, the crunch…well, I love just about anything that has those flavors! Cake, scones, bread, muffins… I decided to test out a lemon poppy … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Favorite Muffin

I make muffins like it’s my job. Well, technically my job is to be a full-time mom to my three kids, so maybe making muffins is my job? Anyway, I have a young daughter who desperately always wants to help … Continue reading

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DIY Fruit-Filled Snack Bars

My kids are big fans of all those little snacks that come individually wrapped. Granola bars. Go-gurt. Nutrigrain bars. Goldfish. But I am not a big fan of the cost to feed those kinds of snacks to my kids on … Continue reading

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DIY Basil Focaccia Breadsticks

Are you a sucker for pizza parlor breadsticks? Or to be honest, breadsticks of any kind? I totally am. I was flipping through my recipes once, and was thinking of making focaccia bread. Then I thought, maybe I should make … Continue reading

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How to Make Fruit Dip with Homemade Marshmallow Cream

Pretty much a staple at any of the parties (usually birthday-related) that I throw are fruit trays and veggie trays. Partly because I get excited about the excuse to buy a bunch of fresh produce, and partly to offset the … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Veggie Train!

Check out my blog post for Martin’s Supermarket here. While I love vegetables and have since I was young (I know, weird), sometimes they might not be the first thing that comes to mind for a party. But if you … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue with Fruit

Fondue is one of those foods that’s perfect for a party. There’s nothing like it. Gather a variety of toppings, a thick dipping sauce, a bunch of long forks, some good friends, and you have the makings of a great … Continue reading

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How to Make a Pimiento Cheese Ball

This cheese ball was often a staple when I first started spending time around my husband’s family, and it’s still one of my husband’s favorite snacks. Handed down from his grandpa, this is definitely a crowd-pleaser! And with only four … Continue reading

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Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Spinach-Artichoke Dip is one of those dishes that makes me think of parties. It’s not a dish you’d make for a weeknight dinner (or else you’d eat the whole pan, amiright?). It’s rich, creamy, cheesy, and yummy. And let’s not … Continue reading

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