Category Archives: Snacks

Tzatziki Cucumber Dill Crackers

Tzatziki Cucumber Dill Crackers by Alison's AllspiceDisclosure: I received free samples of Breton Crackers mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Breton Crackers and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

This week I have been having a lot of fun playing around with cracker toppings.  Bite size food has to be able to impress in that single bite, so you know the flavors have to be good.  Therefore, sampling all those flavors, such as my Banh Mi Crackers, has been a lot of fun, and delicious.  The Breton Crackers that I received samples of have been great.  I received the original flavor, which is quite tasty, and really  enjoy their light and crisp texture.  The size of the cracker is large enough to top with lots of veggies and smear with sauces, such as my Tzatziki Cucumber Dill Crackers. Continue reading

Banh Mi Veggie Cracker Bites

Banh Mi Veggie Cracker Bites by Alison's AllspiceDisclosure: I received free samples of Breton Crackers mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Breton Crackers and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

As a kid my family used to have snack nights.  In lieu of dinner, we would have a tray full of finger foods, usually loaded with crackers, cheese, and dips, as well as fruit and veggies.  When Breton Crackers sent me samples of their original crackers with tender-crisp texture and delicious flavor, I knew they would be perfect for snack night. I wanted my crackers to be loaded with veggies, so I chose a theme that uses lots of veggies, the banh mi sandwich.  These banh mi veggie cracker bites are fun little bites that you’ll keep reaching for on your snack night! Continue reading

Quick Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Quick Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

These quick whole wheat blueberry muffins are my go-to recipe when I need to whip up something for on-the-go!  It is 100% whole grain, which means you know that you’re getting plenty of fiber and nutrients.  I always have frozen berries in the house, which makes this recipe even more simple to make when I need something quick! Continue reading

Cherry Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Cherry Almond Oatmeal Cookies _2

I have a serious problem with good deals at the grocery store.  When I find a good deal, I can’t leave it there.  Luckily, I don’t have the same problem with other things, like clothes or shoes, just food.  Probably because I get so much more enjoyment out of food.  Well, a few weeks ago I found a great deal on dried cherries.  After much deliberation, I decided that cookies were the answer to my deal find. Cherry almond oatmeal cookies that is. Continue reading

Football Food for Super Bowl Sunday

Football Food

I love watching football all season long.  Football Sundays are cherished for us when the fall rolls around.  It is special because there are so few games to the season, in comparison to other sports.  We huddle around the couch, spending time together enjoying copious amounts of football food! I love to experiment with all kinds of foods, finding the most fun and creative to eat for those special days!   Continue reading

Smoked Fish Dip

Smoked Fish Dip with Toast Points

Smoked fish is a favorite of mine.  I use it in many dishes because it is so rich and salty, it has the ability to make almost anything taste rich as well.  When you add smoked fish to something rich and creamy, it becomes over the top! Continue reading

Beer Battered Buffalo Cauliflower

Baked Buffalo CauliflowerSpicy buffalo sauce is one of my favorite flavors.  I mentioned this in my post for Buffalo Queso Dip.  Experimenting with food is kind-of a food bloggers job, and I will experiment all day with buffalo sauce!  And please don’t think I’m kidding.  Good hot sauce can belong on breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Or on this appetizer, Beer Battered Buffalo Cauliflower! Continue reading

Toasted Ravioli with Homemade Dipping Sauce

Toasted RavioliI love foods you can dip.  Ok, maybe I just love finger foods and eating with my hands.  I feel like a kid again.  Or maybe it’s the dip.  Dips add another dimension of flavor and texture to the food.  I love dips!  Whatever your reason to dig in with your hands, this recipe has it all.  Crunchy coating and savory sauce.  Dig in!

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Buffalo Queso Dip

This dip is a riff on Buffalo Chicken Dip.  Buffalo is one of my favorite flavors that I miss.  This dip is an awesome way to enjoy it.  I am planning on making it to celebrate the last regular season football game coming up this Saturday, but it would work well at a new years eve celebration as well!

Chip Dip Buffalo Queso

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Easy Guacamole

This recipe is my favorite.  I mean it, I am so excited to share this recipe.  Guacamole is something that should be easy to make.  And this recipe is delicious as well.  I made this recipe by testing time and time again, until I came up with the perfect combination.  I stock all the ingredients, except the avocado, in my pantry so I can whip it up at any time!

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