Appetizers & Snacks

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Fresh Summer Rolls

June 7, 2012

Our school year drew to an end yesterday, making this our first official day of summer. Today we begin a season of trampoline jumping, bike riding, and sprinkler hopping—making way for some pretty consistent summertime snacking. Since three growing kids and their friends can do much to quickly and efficiently winnow down our summer snack […]

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Empanadas on the Argentine Grill

May 17, 2012

Crisp, meat-and-potato–filled empanadas are the ideal introduction to a traditional Argentine asado. Based on the recipe of South american über-chef, Francis Mallman, the palm-sized meat pastries are a slightly lighter version of the original.

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Sweet and Salty Seeds

November 27, 2011

Pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and pine nuts are sweetened with honey and spiced with cinnamon in these addictive nibbles.

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Big Cheese Twists

October 20, 2010

Store-bought puff pastry and a combination of Italian cheeses bake to a butttery, golden brown in these in super simple cheese twists. A great recipe for kids to try on their own.

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Sweet Potato Chips

October 1, 2010

Oven-baked sweet potato chips are a healthier alternative to fried chips of russet potatoes. They make a great side to sandwiches and kids love them!

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Bacon and Spinach Frittata

October 1, 2010

This easy golden brown frittata makes a wonderful supper alongside a crisp butter lettuce salad dressed with a simple vinaigrette.

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