after-school snack

Chunky Apple Cake

October 17, 2013 Appetizers & Snacks

What’s better than apple cake made with just-picked apples? We had some beautiful apple picking on a picture perfect October day. Just look at that blue sky. And those luscious Macintosh apples exploding off the branch! New England rocks when it comes to the beauty and bounty of the Fall season. Then there’s always the one kid who takes a HUGENORMOUS […]

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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

June 29, 2012 Dessert

Six ingredients. No oven. These are too simple and delicious NOT to make! Seriously, I whipped these up in 20 minutes this morning in my pj’s with no caffeine whatsoever in my system. Make this homemade sweet treat for everyone and then relax through the heat wave New England is expecting knowing you did something good 🙂 Yes, there […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn: A Whole Grain Snack!

May 24, 2012 General

I’ve already shared my family’s obsessive love of cinnamon. I can’t believe it took me this long to give one of our favorite crunchy snacks the ol’ cinnamon treatment! The kids were looking for something “good” to eat after school, and so we decided to give this a try. So glad we did! I am munching […]

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On the Lighter Side: Snickerdoodles

March 12, 2012 Dessert

In this cinnamon-crazed family where dessert is part of one’s birthright, there are few sweets that rank higher than Snickerdoodles. We made them a while back for the first time, and they were OMG-delicious. The traditional recipe is pretty straight forward — lots of butter, some flour, sugar, leavening, and loads of cinnamon. I decided to go […]

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Toffee Cream Cheese Dip with Apples

December 8, 2011 General

“Mum, can I have a snack?” A simple question, with about a zillion possible answers, most of which start with “yes” followed by….what??? What the heck do you feed your kids after school that is good for them, but doesn’t take much preparation? Apples, though deliciously sweet and crisp (and that secretly deliver all kinds […]

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