Tag: RECIPES – Snacks

Orange Spice Banana Bread

This orange spice banana bread smells absolutely amazing. The aroma fills the house with the pungent fall spices. It is so hard to wait until the bread is completely cooled before pinching off a nibble. The most important tips I can pass on is to 

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Ideally one should be able to take any cake or quick bread recipe to make muffins. The banana bread recipe that we love so much by Baker’s Illustrated is not an exception to this rule. However, for our banana muffins we prefer a more delicate 

Baked Lemon Curd Bars with Almonds and Coconut

I made these bars to use up the left over lemon curd from the lemon dimple cookies. I would have preferred to make angle food cake but every recipe I could find called for 12 egg whites. I could not bring myself to use an entire carton of eggs for the sole purpose of dessert. I liked this recipe. It is different. An interesting take on the lemon bar.

Source: Allrecipes
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 (10 ounce) jar lemon curd
2/3 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup toasted and chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl cream the butter. Add the flour, sugar and baking soda. Mix until the mixture forms coarse crumbs

Pat 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of one 9×13 inch baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly.

Spread the lemon curd over the baked layer. To the remaining 1/3 of crumb mixture, add the coconut and the almonds. Sprinkle over the top of the lemon curd.

Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cranberry Apricot Granola Bars

I love hiking. Stephen and I used to go all the time before we had kids. Before Mason was born I scored a brand new unused Kelty backpack for $10 at a garage sale. We used it until we moved to the valley, where hiking 

Grandmother Jepson’s Cracker Jacks

It is Spring Break week. I decided to adopt the preschool schedule to keep the kids busy and me sane; discovery, snacks, story time, music time and crafts. Today for snack we made my grandmother’s cracker jacks. It is a very simple recipe that kids 

BBQ Nachos

As a born and bred Southern Gal turned California chic, I occasionally get the hanker’n for some good ol’ southern barbecue. This summer I returned to my roots when I went to visit my family in South Florida. Before my arrival, my brother asked me what I wanted for dinner that night. I immediately requested, BBQ. Upon arriving in Florida, my brother stopped off for take out at a local BBQ restaurant. One of his must haves was their BBQ Nachos. At the mention of BBQ Nachos, I was quite intrigued. They were just like nachos only they had BBQ sauce on them. This is my own version based on what I remember.

Tortilla chips
Shredded chicken
BBQ Sauce
red onion
green onions
Pico de Gallo

Place a layer of chips in an oven proof dish. Sprinkle with cheese and any combination of toppings. Add another layer of chips and cheese. Bake at 350 until the cheese is melted. Add additional toppings and serve.