Date Energy Bites

Cranberry-Date Energy Bites - A quick, easy and healthy snack! |

Last summer when I was pregnant, I went through a handful of rather queasy months. I never got very sick, but from mid-morning through the afternoon it was always a little touch and go. I found that sometimes even though it was the last thing I wanted to do, if I ate just a little bit I would feel better. As a result, I began keeping snacks in my purse in case I needed to nibble on something while I was away from home. I picked up some Larabars at the grocery store and got totally hooked on them; I still keep a couple in my purse! If you’re not familiar, they are simply pureed dates with nuts and some salt and additional flavors. Not surprisingly, the peanut variety was my favorite. I loved that they include only a few basic ingredients and no preservatives.

These energy bites are modeled after those bars and the flavor combinations are virtually limitless.

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Top 10 List: Favorite Appetizer Recipes


[We continue to update the “Top 10″ series of posts with appetizers and dips!]

Next to dessert, dips and appetizers are by far my favorite type of food. I could make meals out of just about any appetizer (and have on many occasions). As a continuation of the Top 10 List series, and with the cookout and party season kicking into high gear, I thought it would be the perfect time to narrow down the appetizers to my all-time favorites. Not surprisingly, most of the recipes on this list are dips, but there are also a few finger foods.

Below is an updated list of my 10 favorite appetizer recipes… Enjoy!

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The Weekend Dish: 11/15/2014

The Weekend Dish: 4/18/2015

Happy Saturday to you! The Weekend Dish is back! I know many of you have been asking if I would be continuing it and the answer is a resounding yes! Now...

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Duke & Einstein hanging out |

Friday Things

1. This past Sunday was Joseph’s baptism (which also would have been my dad’s 62nd birthday) and it was an absolutely fantastic day. He somehow managed to sleep through the...

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Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake - A moist chocolate cake with a boiled frosting similar to Texas sheet cake! |

Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake

Cola cake has intrigued me for years… it seems to be somewhat of a southern specialty and I’ve always been drawn to its similarity with Texas sheet cake (another...

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Saltine Toffee Candy with Pecans - An easy and delicious candy recipe! |

Saltine Toffee Candy with Pecans

For as much as I love desserts, candy-making is one thing that I haven’t delved into much yet. For the most part, I stick to things like fudge and...

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How To Stock Your Freezer with Make-Ahead Meals - Tips and recipe ideas! |

How to Stock Your Freezer with Make-Ahead Meals

Once I got into the third trimester of my pregnancy, I started to make a list of all the things I wanted to stash away in the freezer for...

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