Snacks

Garlicky Crab Bites #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on February 3, 2013

If I’ve learned anything about cooking over the years, it’s that good food doesn’t need to be complicated. This is especially handy to know when throwing a party. Sure, I like to wow my guests just as much as the next person, but I’ve found that folks tend to gravitate towards the no-fuss treats on […]

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Spicy Two-Bite Tuna Melts

by Anne Papina on January 30, 2013

There are probably a thousand reasons why you should keep a loaf of cocktail rye bread stashed in your freezer, and this recipe is now one of them. When I was in high school, open-faced tuna melts were a favorite after school snack for me and my friends. There’s something about the hot bubbly tuna […]

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Mom’s Homemade Sausage Mushroom Pizza

by Anne Papina on December 30, 2012

Sometimes these last two weeks of December feel like one long party. Heck, I think we may have been partying all month this year. Speaking of parties, one of my favorite treats during the holidays is my mom’s pizza. I’m not really sure why we save this for December as it’s good all year ’round, […]

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Yummy Bars

by Anne Papina on September 16, 2012

As much as I relish my time in the kitchen–that methodical and soothing rhythm unfolding as you work a masterpiece–sometimes the moment calls for something semi-homemade. This is one of those moments. I wanted to prepare a sweet treat this week, and a quick stroll down memory lane brought me to the “famous” Yummy Bars.

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Blueberry-Mango Colada Salad

by Anne Papina on July 31, 2008

(ARA) – Blueberries are most abundant and least expensive in the summer, making it an ideal time to get your fill of these little blue gems. Stock the fridge and freezer with blueberries to make meals, snacks and desserts that are easy on the cook. Blueberries never need to be peeled, pitted, stemmed or chopped […]

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Dilly Deviled Eggs

by Anne Papina on June 5, 2008

(ARA) – Summer’s bounty of fresh veggies and fruit can make meal time fun. Colorful plates prevail as flavorful fruits and vegetables can be added at any meal. Serving these fresh treats with high-quality protein foods like eggs, lean meat and cheese will help keep appetites satisfied longer for hours of fun-in-the-sun this summer. Protein […]

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King’s Hawaiian Chocolate Paradise Panini

by Anne Papina on March 5, 2008

(ARA) – Whether it’s for a special birthday or just another Friday night, people often overlook the romance that can be created by a homemade dinner. Just a few simple things–a small list of grocery store finds, a little finesse and some treats from the heart–can surprise and impress the one you love. King’s Hawaiian […]

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Parmesan-Toasted Trail Mix

by Anne Papina on August 29, 2007

(ARA) – We all know the feeling. That mid-morning grumble or the 3 o’ clock slump, when lunch is a distant memory and dinner is hours away. When a snack attack hits at the office or the kids are clamoring for an after school pick-me-up, where do you turn? Too often the answer is the […]

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Honey Raspberry Kiwi Fruit Dip

by Anne Papina on August 29, 2007

(ARA) – School means a return to packing lunches and preparing after-school snacks. Make this school year fun with a new collection of easy-to-make snack recipes from the National Honey Board. Instead of giving your kids the same boring sandwich, jazz up their lunchbox and snacks with a few easy tips:

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Sugar ‘n Spice Snack

by Anne Papina on January 5, 2007

(ARA) – This holiday season, while your kids may have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, you most likely have other things whirling around in your mind. Things like getting all the gifts purchased, wrapped and mailed. Or planning the big family gathering. Or baking 12 dozen cookies for your neighborhood cookie exchange.

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