Memories and healthy recipes for your dinner table.

Tag: after school snacks

Corn Dog Muffins

My first job after graduating high school was working in the Sears shoe department at the mall. It was not the most glamorous of professions, standing around for 9 hours but it paid. Occasionally for breakfast I would stop by Cinnabon for a mini roll […]

Fall Harvest Cornucopia Munch

These harvest cornucopias are so much fun to make and eat. The kids will love them. They also might ask you for ice cream later to go with the ice cream cone… In a bowl mix in your favorite snack foods from the list below: […]

Beef and Gravy Quesadilla

I made beef and gravy quesadillas with the left over roast and gravy. It is sort of a ritual we have to use leftover meat in a taco or quesadilla. They are cheap and a great disguise for those who are picky about leftovers

tortillas, two per person
Roast, cooked and shredded or chopped
Beef gravy
Mixed cheddar and Monterey jack cheese blend, shredded

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Lay a tortilla in the pan. Add beef, cheese and a drizzle of gravy and top with another tortilla. Grill until the bottom has browned then flip. When down remove and slice into quarters.

Chocolaty Oatmeal Cake

This is a recipe passed on by my sister Allison. She and her friends made little bags with the dry ingredients perfect for gifts. Put the dry ingredients in a jar or sealed in a plastic baggie enclosed in a fabric goodie bag. Don’t forget […]

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana chocolate chip cookies was Adelin’s pick for Kids Choice. The kids went nuts over them. I had to bag them up and hide them before they got little tummy aches from eating to many. Banana chocolate chip cookies makes for a fun after school […]

Peanut Butter Granola Balls

This recipe comes from Everyday Foods magazine. It is easy enough for little kids to make.

1/3 cup Honey
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp butter
1 cup crisp rice cereal
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup dried fruit, such as raisins, cherries, or cranberries

In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the honey, peanut butter and butter. Stir until loosened and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cereal, oats and dried fruit.
Drop the mixture by the tablespoon into mini paper cupcake or candy liners. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. To store refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Alternatives:
Natural peanut butter is a better choice because it does not contain all the extra oils, sugar and salt as the commercial brands.
Try different types of cereal such as Special K or chopped wheat squares.