Crispy Kale

Posted by on Aug 6, 2011 in Appetizers/Snacks | Comments Off on Crispy Kale

Crispy Kale

Crispy Kale is by far one of my favorite snack items of all time. Not only is it super good for you (see below) it tastes amazing too. And everyone will love it, even kids. The kale is roasted and takes on a crispy, crunchy, salty, yummy texture that easily replaces potato chips or popcorn. Health benefits include a whopping 309% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A, 201% vitamin C, 14% calcium, 10% iron, 3 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and it only has 112 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat per...

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Maple and Apple Cider Caramel Corn

Posted by on Aug 2, 2011 in Appetizers/Snacks | Comments Off on Maple and Apple Cider Caramel Corn

Maple and Apple Cider Caramel Corn

When I was little, every Halloween My mom would make hot apple cider and gingerbread for us to eat when we arrived from Trick-or-Treating. The neighbors would gather round the stoop with their mugs ready to enjoy some of the yummy warmth that kicked off the fall season. Now that I am grown, and I hand out the candy, instead of collecting it, I wanted to start a tradition for Jason and I with our neighbors. This past year I made several yummy treats and brought them out to our stoop to share. I did stick with my...

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Texas Caviar

Posted by on Jul 31, 2011 in Appetizers/Snacks | Comments Off on Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

This is an awesome salsa like dip to make and keep on hand or take to a cookout or gathering. It is fresh, light and delicious AND it lasts for up to two month in the fridge! Be sure to store it the marinade for best refrigeration results. Servings: 24 Ingredients: 12 ounces Pinto beans (1 can) 12 ounces Black-eyed peas w/ jalapeno (1 can; these can be hard to find, so if you can’t find them with jalapenos, just use them without.) 12 ounces White shoe-peg corn (1 can) 4 ounces Pimento pepper (small jar) 1...

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