The BEST Half Sour Pickles recipe there is! These easy homemade pickles taste just like New York Crunchy pickles. No canning is needed to make these delicious pickles, just throw them in the refrigerator for a few days! Make them to find out why they’re so popular!
Half Sour Pickles
If I could stand on top of a mountain I would yell “I love pickles!”. I really do. They’re pretty, they’re crunchy, they’re full of flavor, they hit the right spot in the afternoon when you need a snack, they’re great on a burger, they’re great at 4AM standing in front of the refrigerator.
Easy to make Cinnamon Sugar Pistachios recipe! These are perfect for healthy snacking! I love gifting these in mason jars for the holidays too!
Cinnamon Sugar Pistachios
Pistachios are something of a necessity for the holidays in our house. As a kid Santa would always leave me a bag of red pistachios in my stocking that I would eat right up with my pistachio red stained fingers. As a adult I still get pistachios at Christmas time, but now I like adding some cinnamon sugar spice to them.
There is something about the smell of cinnamon that really gets me in the holiday spirit and has me humming Christmas songs!
EASY Halloween Stuffed Mummy Peppers recipe for parties and kids! These mummies only require 3 ingredients and make the cutest appetizer for a party! This is one of my favorite Halloween food ideas! Thank you Cacique® for sponsoring this post. Visit your local grocery store to pick up your fave Cacique® product for a delicious dinner tonight!
Halloween Recipes for Kids
I am so excited to share these Halloween Mummy Peppers with you because they are so cute, I’m not sure I can handle keeping them a secret anymore! So here they are!
They’re so cute, right? And even better, they are so easy to make! If you’re looking for the perfect finger food recipe for Halloween parties – then look no further!
HEALTHY 7 Layer Taco Dip is easy to make with tomatoes, corn, lettuce, pinto refried beans, green pepper, and cheese! Ready in 10 minutes! This Mexican dip is made without cream cheese or ground beef! Serve hot or cold! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.
7 Layer Taco Dip
I can eat this 7 Layer Taco Dip with a spoon, it’s that good. But I would suggest serving it with Mission Organics® Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips instead, so you don’t scare your guests away! This Taco Dip is always a favorite at parties! Why? Because it’s delicious and packed with real seasonal vegetables!
Healthy Taco Dip Recipe
September is Organic Harvest Month, a time to discover new organic recipes! Organic recipes benefit you, your family, your community and the planet so it’s a fun time to support your local food co-cop, farmers market or backyard garden! Not only is this dip tasty, you can also make it 100% organic along with your tortilla chips!
EASY Halloween Guacamole Dip recipe – perfect for healthy Halloween appetizers and party food! This homemade recipe uses fresh avocados and canned diced tomatoes. Provides DIY tutorial on how to make spiderwebs with sour cream!
Halloween Party Food
Are you looking for a spooky dip for your Halloween party? Look no further! You’re going to love this classic guacamole dip with sour cream spiderwebs on top! And don’t worry – this Halloween guacamole dip is easy to make! I even include a spiderweb tutorial video below to follow along!
If you’re anything like me, then you love guacamole! This homemade guacamole dip is a classic recipe, made with fresh avocados and diced tomatoes. To make it super easy if you’re low on time, the recipe calls for canned diced tomatoes – some you use in the dip, and some you use to decorate the top. I like using RO*TEL diced tomatoes & green chilies because it gives extra flavor.
SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe! It’s one of the easiest slow cooker applesauce recipes that makes delicious homemade sugar free applesauce! Looking for crab apple recipes, then this is great for crab apples but you can use other apples too! I love canning this healthy applesauce recipe to last all Winter long!
Sugar Free Applesauce Recipe
Because Fall is the best season and I know you’ll be apple picking soon, I wanted to give you my Slow Cooker Wild Crab Applesauce recipe to enjoy! Apples they say “keep the doctors away”, so why not use this healthy fruit and make yourself a tasty treat to enjoy this and the Falls to follow?
This applesauce recipe will make you want more of it, whether on a crispy toast or on freshly baked muffins.. or just by the spoonful!
A crispy Apple Chips recipe with sea salt that is healthy and easy to make! We worry about gaining weight with all those chips we consume while sitting in front of the TV! These homemade baked apple chips are healthy snacks to replace your favorite bag of potato chips!
Baked Apple Chips
Baked apple chips are one of the best healthy snacks for a weight watcher and a health freak. Plus, they don’t require any effort and aren’t too expensive.
Whichever your kind of apple you choose, it depends on your taste. Start by removing the core of the apples. Thinly slice the apple. The thinner the apple slice, the crispier the chips. If you want to get them to look like apple rings (like the photos in this post) use a apple corer. Sprinkle them with some salt. The salt adds a nice contrast to the sweet flavor the crisps.
Pop the apple crisps in the oven. Let them bake in the oven for 45 minutes and then flip them to the other side for 30 more minutes. This guilt-free snack will surely make your day as you will neither be feeling heavier on the stomach, nor on the heart.
With October just arriving, and a weekend spent with my family picking apples – I couldn’t wait to make these Apple Chips! Bonus: The entire family family loves them, including my toddler daughter!
EASY 3 INGREDIENT Candied Jalapenos recipe! You only need jalapenos, sugar and water to make refrigerator candied jalapenos! Use these as a appetizer dip, on top of crackers or in dinner dishes! Store in refrigerator or use for canning!
These 3 Ingredient Candied Jalapenos. Oh goodness gracious. Don’t ask me how many I ate over the past few days. Ok, don’t ask me. Seriously don’t. Ok I might have eaten a entire jar already and made another today. I said don’t ask me!
Honestly, I have no self control with these.
Some people refer to Candied Jalapenos as Cowboy Candy because of how addictive they are to eat! They’re sugary just like candy, but also spicy due to the jalapenos.
They’re sweet. They’re spicy. They’re just right. They are the perfect combo of sweetness with a kick. They are amazing on crackers with a little piece of cheddar cheese. The cheese balances out the heat with a little coolness.
They’re also perfect chopped up and thrown in hamburger meat for the perfect homemade hamburger. Try them on top of tacos or nachos too! Oh and they are just the most delicious on top of some pulled pork.
FRESH Tomato Salsa made with roma tomatoes straight from our garden! This easy HOMEMADE recipe is made in minutes with tomatoes, onion, peppers, cilantro, and red pepper flakes! Friends BEG for me to make this salsa because it’s everyone’s favorite! Serve with Chips or with your next Mexican meal!
This right here is my go to salsa. This Fresh Tomato Salsa wins hearts, it makes bellies happy. It’s a win win situation. We make this salsa all the time to snack on, it’s also one of my most requested recipes to make to bring to get friends houses during the Summer!
Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe
I think one of the main reasons why people love this Fresh Tomato Salsa much because it’s so fresh. Every single vegetable in this recipe comes straight from the garden. I also try not to pick the tomatoes, peppers and onions until the day of or the day before to really make it SUPER fresh. Nothing beats the taste of home grown tomatoes!
This salsa took me some time to get perfect over the years. Sometimes I would make it and it would be too runny, too chunky, the peppers would be too mushy, the tomatoes would be too whole, the tomatoes would be too smooth. But after summers of practice, I got it. I perfected this Fresh Tomato Salsa recipe! And now I’m here to share it with you!
Grandmas Tuna and Chips Dip recipe, just like Grandma used to make it! This creamy tuna dip is made with Cream of Mushroom Soup and American cheese slices with crushed up potato chips on top! This is a classic Midwestern family recipe! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Harbor Fish Co.
I call this Grandma’s Tuna and Chips Dip because I know your Grandma made this recipe. This is a classic Midwestern-style family dip recipe that everyone is absolutely going to love! I can guarantee this bowl will be empty in no time at all!
What is it about Grandmas? How do they make the best recipes? Is it the love and care that goes into a dish? Or is it that they’re all amazing cooks? I think it’s a mixture of both. This dip recipe is no nonsense, it’s meant to be enjoyed over laughter and conversation. And it’s delicious. You guys, it’s really delicious!
Let’s talk ingredients because well… this is a recipe! This classic dip only calls for 7 ingredients and they’re basic. In fact you probably already have everything. That’s what makes Grandma recipes so special – their kitchen always has the right ingredients!
Salted Roasted Soybeans recipe using fresh soybeans. This baked recipe is so easy to make! These are perfect for healthy snacking!
A few years ago I learned how easy it is to grow soybeans in your garden. They tend to be one of those plants where you plant a seed, don’t do much else and suddenly you have beans galore to pick.
Soybeans can be used in many recipes, including fresh edamame, pesto for pasta/dip. For this harvest I wanted to use some of our soybeans for a roasted healthy snack, something where I can throw a bunch in a bag and enjoy at my desk at work or a road trip. I love guilt free snacking so I love these Roasted Salted Soybeans.
Baked Spinach Chips is a healthy snack made with fresh spinach! This baked recipe is so easy to make! It’s a healthy alternative to potato chips!
You are probably familiar with kale chips but are you friends with spinach chips? If not, I hope this post will change that. With a overabundance (understatement) of fresh spinach I was trying to come up with unique ways on how to use these beautiful leaves. Then I thought… kale is kinda like spinach in texture.. I wonder if I can make spinach chips?
Healthy Spinach Chips
Let me tell you, you can! And honestly, I think these are better than kale chips. The chips just melt in your mouth. I am totally guilty of just wanting to eat a few, then I come back and get a entire bowl’s worth. But it’s spinach so it’s a guilt free snack! I love guilt free snacking, don’t you?
Slow Cooker Tomato Cheese Dip is a creamy easy to make dip that uses fresh tomatoes, peppers and Velveeta cheese! This simple homemade recipe is ready in 2 hours in the slow cooker and perfect to serve with tortilla chips for your next party! We especially love this dip for Mexican meals! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.
We just planted our tomato plants last weekend and already I’m dreaming up tomato recipes to make in a few months. Remember I said we were going to plant less tomatoes to make the garden easier on us this year (hi baby! arriving soon!)? Well we didn’t. We’re going to have a whole lot of tomato plants, so I got to thinking about my Creamy Cherry Tomato Sauce and how I could use that method to create a slow cooker tomato recipe.
For this delicious dip recipe, we’re throwing fresh tomatoes, sweet peppers, salt and pepper in the slow cooker and then adding in cheddar cheese to make it extra creamy. This is the perfect summer dip recipe because it’s easy to make, uses fresh vegetables and tastes delicious dipping tortilla chips into!
What I really love about this recipe is that it tastes so fresh because you’re using real fresh ingredients. Summer time is the perfect time to pick garden ripe tomatoes, the sweetest peppers and a few jalapeno peppers to slice and garnish on top. Besides the cheese, I can grab all these ingredients straight from the garden and throw them right into the slow cooker!
CRUNCHY homemade Everything Bagel Chips! This recipe is easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients! These DIY NYC bagel chips are perfect for snacks and appetizers! Save money and start making your own crispy baked Bagel Chips! This recipe is sponsored by Peapod.
When you think of New York – what do you think of? You probably think of Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the great Borough of Brooklyn (hi!) and the subway. You probably think of food too! New York is the center of great food and one of the most popular foods here are bagels! Oh bagels! You beautiful, delicious things.
Bagels are great. I could live on them. They come in all flavors, you can toast them, you can eat them on the go, you could eat them for breakfast, lunch, or at 3AM in the morning in bed because you’re hungry. I’m spoiled because I get to live in the city with the best bagels in the World. There’s something about the water in NYC that creates the perfect bagel, and whatever it is, I thank it because, goodness, NYC bagels are delicious.
I’ve been wanting to share some of my favorite NYC recipes with you guys so I decided to start at the top. Ok, we’re not making bagels here, but we’re using bagels to create bagel bite chips which are my favorite snack. If you’ve bought bagel chips in the store you know they are pretty expensive for a small bag, but did you know you can make your own for just a few dollars? They’re so easy to make, extremely crunchy and full of flavor! Whenever I make these they last about 2 days in the house and I have to wrestle Matthew for the last chips.
BAKED Broccoli CHEDDAR Cheese Sticks are the best snack! This easy oven baked recipe only uses a few ingredients to make cheese sticks which are perfect to serve as a party appetizer or snack! Your kids are going to love these easy cheesy broccoli bites!
Do you love broccoli? Me too! Do you not love broccoli? Well that’s about to change! These Baked Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Sticks are a great snack for broccoli lovers, perfect to serve as a appetizer for a party or as a afternoon snack. With our broccoli getting ready to be planted in the ground soon, I predict there’s going to be many Baked Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Sticks in my near future!
You only need a few ingredients for this recipe, the sticks are super cheesy, they’re packed with 3 cups of fresh broccoli – what’s more to say? They’re perfect!
Baked Broccoli Cheese Recipe
What else is perfect? The combo of broccoli and cheddar cheese! I love these 2 ingredients combined for macaroni and cheese, creamy soup,casseroles and everything else so they make the perfect best friends to create these cheesy snack sticks!
You only need 5 ingredients for this recipe: broccoli, bread crumbs, shredded cheddar cheese, eggs and salt. After you boil your broccoli to soften it, you’re going to add your broccoli to a food processor until smooth.
Then add the rest of the ingredients into a bowl with the broccoli, mixing until it’s all combined. Pour the mixture onto a pan lined with parchment paper for easy cleanup, shaping it into a 8×11 rectangle shape.
This recipe for Roasted Tomatillo, Onion & Jalapeno Salsa is delicious for dipping chips in! The vegetables are roasted in the oven which creates a creamy salsa!
This year we’ve grown the most tomatillos in our gardening history so I’ve been excited to experiment with new tomatillo recipes. I usually rely on my Tomatillo Salsa Verde recipe to make with our tomatillos (plus it freezes great for preserving) but I wanted to make a Tomatillo Salsa that was creamy, thick but not too thick and very tasty.
Tomatillo Salsa Recipe
This recipe calls for tomatillos, onions and jalapenos which makes it a triple threat if you have all 3 growing in your garden. Roasting them in the oven gives them a rich, smoky taste and helps in making the salsa creamy instead of watery.
This is a perfect salsa to serve alongside tortilla chips, but it’s also delicious to add on top of tacos, burritos and even chili. If you’re looking for a new salsa to try I hope you give this a shot!
These homemade kale crackers are made by combining kale and flour. They are sprinkled with salt to make a delicious snack or appetizer. You’re going to love these healthy crackers!
Yup, it’s kale time in the garden which means I have a list of new kale recipes. Earlier this week I gave you my current favorite lunch sandwich, but now it’s all about snacks. At around 4PM every afternoon I snack. I can’t help it! I’m a afternoon snacker while my husband is a late night snacker, but either way is ok because you won’t regret eating these homemade kale crackers.
Easy Kale Crackers
The crackers are easy to make and I bet that you have all the ingredients already in your pantry. It’s the perfect way to use a entire bunch of kale! These crackers are perfect for snacking, serving as a appetizer (especially sprinkled with Parmesan or a thin slice of Sharp cheese), or alongside eggs at breakfast.
I love lollipops. Not just any lollipops though. I’m talking about the ones that are bursting with flavor and take at least 30 minutes to finish. Lollipops are one of my go to snacks during the afternoon to prevent me from snacking away when I’m between lunch and dinner. The taste makes me happy while keeping me preoccupied so I don’t reach for a brownie instead.
My favorite brand of lollipops is Linda’s Lollies. They are the best! When you compare Linda’s Lollies to another brand you can immediately taste the difference. These lollipops don’t taste artificial at all. They come in amazing flavors with each actually tasting like their name. A lollipop that tastes like a blueberry muffin? It exists. A lollipop that tastes like maple pancakes? It exists. A lollipop that tastes like sherbet ice cream? It exists. Every time I try a new flavor I’m amazed by how they do it. How do they possibly get a lollipop to taste just like a Cinnamon Bun? I have no idea, but it makes me very happy. I recommend getting the assorted box to try all the flavors.
They have the usual flavors like cherry, strawberry, blueberry, watermelon, but they also have unique (all yummy) flavors like:
Root Beer Float
Mint Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Marshmallow Sundae
Blueberry Muffin is my favorite! Tastes just like muffins!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Emerald®. This is my honest opinion that I’m obsessed with their Dill Pickle Cashews!
Based on my multiple pickle recipes (hello, hello again) I guess you can say I love pickles. We grow cucumbers in the garden specifically for pickles. I never leave any pickle untouched when they come on the side of a sandwich lunch. I love peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. So when I heard that Emerald® came out with Dill Pickle Cashews, I was like YES YES YES YES!
Chipotle Lentil Dip recipe that’s smoky and full of flavor. Use it to dip chips, crackers or vegetables in! Or use it as a spread on a sandwich! Either way, you can’t go wrong!
Do you snack when you get home from work (or school)? Or do you have the willpower to wait until dinner? I often get scolded because even if dinner is only 30 minutes away, I usually spoil my appetite just a touch with a snack. Usually it’s a piece of string cheese, a big handful of almonds, a banana or crackers. One of my favorite snacks is candied jalapenos on a small slice of cheddar on top of a cracker, but sadly I’m all out of candied jalapenos (weep, weep). So while I was looking for something to become best friends with my beloved salted crackers I came up with this simple Chipotle Lentil Dip.
This is a type of dip that keeps giving. You get one taste in your first bite but then it develops into a new taste as you continue. First you’ll taste the smokiness, then a slight sweetness and finally a hint of heat due to those chipotle peppers. Some people fear spicy foods so this isn’t a heat overload. It’s not going to burn your mouth, or even make you wince. It’s a good middle in the road dip that spicy food lovers and haters can both enjoy. But if you are a heat seeker, add in 2 chipotle peppers and you’ll get double the kick. With some major football games coming up be sure you make enough if you have guests coming over or are going to a friends house. This dip is completely veggie friendly and is a good alternative to snack on instead of those greasy finger goods we all eat while watching the big games.