Granola bars make an excellent snack and are quick and easy to make from scratch. These Toasted Coconut Almond Bars require no baking, except toasting the coconut flakes and almonds, which helps to bring out extra layers of flavor.
Archives for May 2017
Who else loves birthday cake? I don’t know about you, but I look forward to a big piece of yellow cake with white buttercream and sprinkles every year. You know, classic birthday cake. These Birthday Cake Cookies embrace that cake flavor, but without the need for a boxed cake mix. They are soft and buttery with a warm vanilla flavor. The white chocolate chips provide that buttercream sweetness and the sprinkles are fun and nostalgic.
Slow Cooker Chili is the perfect recipe to start up on a cold Sunday morning. You’ll start smelling the onions, peppers, and spices around midday. It’s a lovely feeling knowing that dinner is cooking itself! Chili is a hearty meal that pairs well with cornbread (try my skillet cornbread recipe), tortilla chips, or crackers. I like to top mine with some sharp cheddar and a dollop of sour cream.
For the longest time, I purchased taco seasoning packets at the grocery store. Nachos, tacos, and enchiladas are a weekly occurrence in our home. One evening, I started dinner only to realize I had forgotten to buy seasoning! I did a quick google search and found that taco seasoning was made with spices that I already had on hand. Why was I not making my own? Instead of running to the store, I pulled out my spices and made a few adjustments based on our tastes. As a result, my Homemade Spicy Taco Seasoning was born!
My husband spends his work days driving around the city. Sometimes, he isn’t near a gas station or vending machine to grab a snack. This got me thinking. I could easily replicate his favorite trail mix at home for a fraction of the price. Plus, I feel better knowing that he always has a snack on hand when he’s somewhere remote. No one likes a hangry husband! I do my best to keep him fed, and this 5 Minute Trail Mix really does the trick.