Coconut Cashew Date Snack Bars {No-Bake}

Coconut Cashew Date Bars ~ by My Utensil Crock

In January, I looked at a 4-pound bag of Domino's sugar and had a moment of terror. I bake a lot. This, you know. Recipes for baked treats usually have at least a cup of sugar in them, if not two or more. I go through that 4-pound bag in no time at all. I was not at all ready for a January cleanse of any sort, but I decided that in February, … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Brea...

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Muffins ~ by My Utensil Crock

In a decade far far away, but really like 6 blocks from where I live, I worked in a different office than I do now. And at that office, it was the job of two people, annually, to chair the "Sunshine Committee," which consisted of exactly two people, and served as a morale booster for the employees. I was younger then - much younger - and had … [Read more...]

Classic Spinach Artichoke Dip

Classic Spinach and Artichoke Dip ~ by My Utensil Crock

This is a very special "Snow Day Snacks" - WIND DAY edition. There was much hype this week about impending high winds today. The forecast was no joke: gusts up to 70 MPH. The news started stressing that the weather would be hazardous during the morning commute, and last night one of the more rural school systems canceled school for today.  These … [Read more...]

Middle Eastern Bison Pita Sliders

Bison Meatballs-2

This spring has been a busy one, so I am reposting this oldie but goodie from May 2013. I have made some updates, and found additional photos on my computer, so I thought I would share them with you. Enjoy! When I think of meatballs – and believe me, this is not an infrequent occurrence – I usually picture them in marinara sauce, maybe with … [Read more...]

Tortilla Chips

Make Your Own Tortilla Chips ~ My Utensil Crock

This spring has been a busy one, so I am reposting an oldie but goodie. Almost four years ago (!) to the day (unplanned! fortuitous!) I posted this recipe for making tortilla chips out of tortillas. Healthier than a store-bought bag of chips, and about 20 minutes in the oven. Not bad, right? Try them in these Healthy Nachos, like I do! When … [Read more...]

Oat Flour Pancakes with Fresh Roasted Be...

Oat flour pancakes with fresh roasted fruit syrup ~ by My Utensil Crock

In this crazy world we are living in, may I recommend: THIS. I enjoyed it all weekend long. And potentially will at work too this week; need to work on my commuting/storing/serving-on-desk system. I definitely had it last night for dinner. Because I have never regretted "breakfast for dinner," and neither would you. This recipe … [Read more...]

Prosciutto and Brie “Cheese Board&...

Prosciutto and Brie Cheese Plate Tart by My Utensil Crock

This tart makes me want to throw a cocktail party. And what do you know ... 'Tis the Season! This Prosciutto and Brie "Cheese Board" Tart is just what was missing from your holiday party buffet. It would also serve well as a cheese-course-dessert for a dinner gathering, if you should have occasion.  (Note: "just because" is a pretty … [Read more...]

Kale and Bacon Cheesy Party Dip

Kale and Bacon Cheesy Party Dip by My Utensil Crock

If there is kale in it, it’s healthy, right? How about THIS much kale? * Crickets * Ok, I will not pretend this recipe is healthy, but I will assure you it is delicious, and is a total winner for party snacks. If there are three things people are loving on these days, they are kale, bacon, and cheese. I had a few ladies over to … [Read more...]

French Toast S’Morelettes a/k/a Cr...

French Toast S'More-lettes aka Croque Mons'morelettes by My Utensil Crock

When we last left our heroines, they were chowing down on Italian Quinoa Breakfast Casserole and a huge tray of Indoor S'Mores in a cabin in the woods in honor of LS's bachelorette weekend. Man, life is good sometimes. Our leading ladies, however, had a bit too much to eat and drink over the weekend and couldn't finish the billion Indoor … [Read more...]

Indoor S’Mores for a Group

Indoor S'Mores for a Group by My Utensil Crock

As summer comes to a close this evening, I would like to pay homage to a favorite taste of summer*: The S'More. * Also fall, and winter. And I have never turned down a Spring S'More. My cousin SFH put the idea for Indoor S'Mores for a Group in my head before her annual July 4 party this year, and it has been looming large since then. She … [Read more...]