Bacon – Wrapped Dates

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Three rounds of Thanksgiving leftovers later, I am ready to roll again. Well, all weekend I kind of felt like I was actually rolling, with the quantity of food that was in abundance - but this is a different kind of roll. November has waned, and shopping is in full swing ... so it's time! Let the googling of "easy holiday party appetizers" … [Read more...]

Kale and Spinach Greek Yogurt Dip

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Spinach dip is always a fan favorite. And when I found Trader Joe's Reduced-Guilt Spinach and Kale Greek Yogurt Dip, I thought I had found a little plastic bucket of heaven. The ingredient list is actually pretty natural on that product - you know how I dislike extra "filler" ingredients. I could sit down and eat this dip with crackers and veggies … [Read more...]

Lox, Red Onion, and Dill Savory Scones

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Happy Birthday Dad! For your birthday, I am announcing to the Internets: I LIKE LOX! * I have not always liked smoked salmon, a.k.a. lox. But after a few salmon and avocado sushi rolls, I realized that I was actually eating, and loving, something really quite similar. This is not unlike an epiphany I had toward the end of college; that is, … [Read more...]

Snow Day Snacks: Pizza Dough

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I started this post a few weeks ago during a snow day. As it became clear I would not be completing the post that day, I figured I would just change the "Snow Day Snacks" part of the title when I got around to posting it, but OMG, there is a "slight chance of snow after 2:00am" tonight. Come. On. It's enough already. I will look for the silver … [Read more...]

Ginger Oat Muffins {Fast + Easy + Health...

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I cannot stop eating these muffins. This recipe makes 6 muffins, and I am purposely not doubling the recipe, even once to see how it turns out, because I don't want to have more than 6 available to me at any given time. I don't want to take them to work for colleagues or a meeting, and I don't want to share them with friends. I want to eat all 6 … [Read more...]

Snow Day Snacks: Cheesy Beer Bread

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The cold will end soon. I think. I mean, it has to, right? But the silver lining to the cold is, of course, the excuse to make and eat comfort food, whenever the mood strikes. The downside to THAT is picking up groceries at the store. Is anything worse than a grocery store line before a storm or cold snap? This Cheesy Beer Bread is so … [Read more...]

Snow Day Snacks: Microwave S’Mores

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I took one for the team last weekend during a snow day and had a "S'Mores Workshop." With myself. You are hereby highly encouraged to do the same yourself - either solo or with a few friends. My goal was to determine the perfect ratio of chocolate : marshmallow : graham cracker, and how long the microwave takes to work its … [Read more...]

Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken Meatballs

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Just when you think meatballs are the perfect food on their own, along comes this recipe. You know those little marinated mozzarella balls that come in the enormous bucket at Costco, or a normal-sized bucket (that is tiny by comparison) at other stores? Yeah, those guys. In this recipe, these mozzarella balls are stuffed inside a … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Seeds

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When I was younger, I was captivated by Greek mythology. Back in the day, I knew all the gods, goddesses, constellations, and tales of glory and despair. I learned that myths were invented and passed on, in part, to explain the unexplainable - and as cautionary tales. Life. Death. Creation. Thunder. Flying too close to the sun. Some myths are … [Read more...]

Fiesta Muffins

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As hard as I try to have breakfast at home before heading in to the office, I am often/usually ravenous at work by, like, 9:50 a.m. Likewise, I come home from work absolutely starving, at 6:30 or 7:00pm, and have a certain somedog to take for a half-hour walk before I can focus on dinner. I don't keep snacky foods like chips and crackers around, … [Read more...]