Category Archives: snacks & drinks

game-day popcorn buffet

Here’s an awesome snack idea for Game Day this football season: set up a party-style, popcorn buffet. I have four recipes to share to make it fun and super special, and you may want to save this idea for your parties in the future. First, you need to know how to make perfectly popped popcorn […]

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sweet, summertime drinks

It’s nice and hot, and time to make some sweet, summertime drinks that your friends and family will love. Of the two, the strawberry-lemonade was the first to go. It’s fun, super easy and real. It’s not necessary to buy the concentrated version since this takes maybe a few more moments to prepare and tastes so much […]

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roasted garbanzo beans

There are so many reasons why I love roasted garbanzo beans: they are super versatile, easy to prepare, delicious and healthy.  This superfood is an awesome protein-packed, nut alternative. Above all, they remind me of my Nonna. During Lent, my Italian grandmother would take some from her apron pocket and put them in my hand […]

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candied pepitas

I use to really miss eating nuts, after we found out that our son was allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, until I worked on ways to create some nut-free recipes for similar tastes and textures. Pepitas are a great alternative and as a bonus, are packed with nutrition. I love them candied, to top […]

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ice cream for breakfast

My kids insisted that I share this recipe! I know what you’re thinking. . . The truth is, this is actually a dairy-free recipe, and a super fun way to serve a lot of nutrition, with three simple ingredients. I’m sure you’ll love this “dessert” anytime of the day. I like to offer it once […]

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