snacks

  • Food on the Fly

    We Don’t Carrot All

    Carrots are often thought of as “bunny food”, and that’s true, but they are so delicious as a snack on the go.  I always have carrots ready to go for my family when we go out...
    March 24, 2016 1016 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Color Me Happy

    Everyone, young and aged, can agree, coloring eggs for Easter is so much fun.  How about coloring them naturally, with fruit and veggies?  Sounds cool right?  First, we need to have the perfect egg to color. ...
    March 24, 2016 597 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Holy moly, Chicharones

    Living in Southern California, chicharones are a staple in our diet.  Chicharones are fried pork rinds.  Now, that may sound awful, but don’t knock til your try as they say.  Down here we like to have...
    March 2, 2016 616 0
  • Appetizers

    De Nada, Empanada

    This is the perfect food to eat on the fly.  My neighbor is a complete rock star when it comes to empanadas, and of course I get a ton when she does exercise her culinary genius. ...
    March 2, 2016 559 0
  • Entrees

    They’re Loaded

    After learning so much about Turbana and their causes, I wanted to do my part and support the company.  I headed to the store and purchased some Turbana plantains.  This was a little scary for me,...
    March 2, 2016 589 0
  • Entrees

    It’s All About the Muffin Top

    Everyone follows food trends and kids are no different.  In 2016, food trends are all the rage, as everyone is a foodie now.  One of the biggest trends to watch out for is muffin meals.  Turning...
    March 2, 2016 415 0
  • Appetizers

    It’s Bloomin’ Perfection

    Now, I think we have all had a variations of the famous bloomin’ onion, made famous by Outback Steakhouse.  If you haven’t, what in the world is wrong with you?  Just kidding, but seriously…try one now! ...
    March 2, 2016 430 0
  • Cravings

    When the Chips Are Down

    What do you crave most in the way of snackies? If you’re anything like us, and we suspect you are, the answer isn’t always so simple. Sometimes you know that you will perish without chocolate, but...
    January 22, 2016 737 0
  • Appetizers

    Who Will Make the Cut?

    The time has arrived to find out who is good enough to be in the big showdown we call Superbowl.  This is a big weekend at my house, even if my team failed to make it. ...
    January 22, 2016 371 0
  • Lets Go Out

    Keep Calm and Get Your Bakery On

    For those of us that are far too busy to shop for ingredients and slave over a stove to get our cookie fix, local bakeries comes to the rescue.  In SoCal, we have sooooo many choices...
    December 3, 2015 426 0
  • Appetizers

    You’re So Cheesy

    When I was a kid, I was always particularly weirded out by the cheese ball on the appetizer table.  I was thirteen when I finally tried the nut covered ball, OMG was it heaven!  I didn’t...
    November 19, 2015 428 0
  • Millennial Mom

    Let Them Snack!

    As a millennial mom, I have often given my daughter a snack to eat at school.  This was met with mixed policies at her schools and she was denied many times this nourishment during the day. ...
    November 12, 2015 487 0
  • Lets Go Out

    Mall Cop-a-Bite

    Did you know that “about 38 percent of the mall’s visitors are 18 to 34,” which we know is the “Millennial age range.” Truth. And not surprisingly a huge percentage, upwards of 90, “visit specialty stores,...
    October 23, 2015 481 0
  • Maybe/Maybe Not

    Eat it! We Dare Ya!

    This is totally different and very non-political – a good thing! If you have kiddos or a bestie/honey/someone-you-want-to-prank, give this a shot. It’s Earthworm Jello, and it looks freakin’ so real! Be merry, pranksters! Recipe also...
    October 23, 2015 994 0
  • Extra Wonderful Cravings

    Munchy Much?

    First, we give you the Dorm Room Eating 101 Guide, in case you forgot, in your excitement to be away from home, that healthy is as healthy does. Go to http://www.shoprite.com/dietitians-corner/archives/dorm-room-eating-101/ for more, but ponder these...
    September 18, 2015 509 0
  • Cravings

    Whatta Jerk

    Meat snacks hold a very special place in our carnivore hearts, mainly because they are, for the most part, meat. In 2014 Matador, which is (and we want to get this exactly right according to meatpoultry.com)...
    September 3, 2015 723 0
  • Highlight

    Jelly Bean Flavors Gone Too Far?

    Jelly Belly’s Beanboozled has come out with a wild and slightly disgusting collection of jelly bean flavors. The “clever” twist is that the most popular flavors, like Caramel Corn and Licorice, look exactly like Moldy Cheese...
    September 3, 2015 668 0
  • Millennial Mom

    Kiddie Snacks – Cereal Trying to Make its Way Back

    Photos actually exist of our parents, Gen Xers born to Baby Boomers, sitting in their high chairs and later on in their boosters, snuggly in their footsie jammies and elbow-deep in O-shaped cereal (plain, multi-grain, fruity...
    September 3, 2015 900 0
  • Cravings

    The Ultimate Craving

    This just in, and film at 11: It’s not just our Men in Blue who crave donuts! Just ask the good folks at Dunkin Donuts. According to a survey published on http://www.saydaily.com/2014/07/brands-millennials-love [scroll down to find...
    August 10, 2015 816 0
  • Cravings

    The Lowdown on Ranch

    We found this very catchy headline for a piece the condiment, “You Can’t Corral Some Folks’ Taste for Ranch Dressing,” at http://www.dressings-sauces.org/salad-dressing-sauce-trends-0. The piece is from the Wall Street Journal, dated July 18, 2014, and it...
    August 10, 2015 708 0