Category Archives: Snacks

Candied Walnuts

One of my fondest holiday memories from my childhood is of the countless hours I spent cracking almonds, walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts for my father to devour. As a kid, I didn’t yet appreciate how delicious these treats were were … Continue reading

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Springtime cocktail snacks straight from the Farmers’ Market

Although I have a huge weakness for chips and dip, I try not to serve them as cocktail snacks because people simply get too full and it diminishes their enjoyment of the meal I have worked so hard to prepare. … Continue reading

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Artisan-style Fruit and Nut Crisps

Ever since Lesley Stowe introduced the world to her fantastic Raincoast Crisps, I’ve wanted to figure out a way to make them at home. Somehow, eating a cracker that’s packed with nutritious things makes me feel more virtuous about the … Continue reading

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Fat-free Microwave Potato Chips

I don’t watch much television – I’d rather be cooking, reading or spending time outdoors. Once in a while I do succumb, however. A couple of months ago, I was flipping through the channels looking for something worth watching and … Continue reading

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Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa with cucumber, avocado and sweet onion

Tomatoes are something I grew to love a little later in life. I blame it one of my three older sisters, all of whom I adore now, but with whom I previously had the normal sibling challenges that one might … Continue reading

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A celebration of Russian food for the 2014 Winter Olympics

I’ve had the most delicious and delightful time, exploring Russian food over the past month or so. I love ‘cooking on a theme’ and the upcoming Olympics in Sochi seemed like the perfect excuse to dive into a cuisine about … Continue reading

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Russian Tea Cakes

More cookie-like than cake, these buttery, melt-in-your-mouth treats are known by many names, including snowball cookies, polvorones and Mexican wedding cakes. I’ve also seen them served up often as popular Christmas cookies in North America. Whatever their name and true origin, … Continue reading

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