Category: Snacks

  • Savory tapioca snacks

    Savory tapioca snacks

    Based on a traditional Indonesian dish. 1/4 C water or coconut milk 1 T diced onion or garlic 1/4 t black or white pepper Large pinch of salt 1/2 C tapioca starch Bring the first four ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in the tapioca starch and mix as well as you…

  • No-Bake Energy Bars

    1 C roasted almonds 1-1/4 C pitted dates (can substitute raisins for 1/2 C) 1 T dried coconut (unsweetened, if possible) 3/4 C water 1/4 C cocoa 2 T instant coffee powder 1 t chia seeds 1 T vegetable oil 1/4 t salt Put the almonds, dates, coconut, and water in a food processor and…

  • Onion-Seasoned Bite-Size Biscuits

    I found this tiny, undated clipping in my mother’s cigar box full of recipes. You know what it is? The precursor to Chex Mix! But what a horrible name! I wonder what year this was? 1 T butter or margarine 1/8 t salt 1/2 t onion powder 1 C Corn Chex Melt butter. Add salt…

  • Arepas (cornflour patties)

    These are native to Colombia and Venezuela. 2 C yellow masa (corn) flour 1 t salt 3 C boiling water 3 T peanut or vegetable oil Preheat the oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, stir the masa and salt together. Add the boiling water and mix into a dough. Cover the bowl and…

  • Spicy Mint-Pickled Vegetables

    1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch by 1/4-inch strips 1 C cauliflower, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 C jicama, peeled and cut into 1-inch by 1/4-inch julienne pieces 1 red Thai chile or red jalapeno cut into slices 1 C white wine vinegar 1 C fresh mint leaves 1/2 C sugar 1/2 t salt…

  • Ouzo-flamed cheese

    These are intended to be an appetizer, but they would also be a great thing to put on a bed of lightly-dressed greens as a meal-sized salad. 1 C flour 1 lb kasseri or romano cheese, cut into eight 1-inch by 3-inch rectangles 6 T olive oil 4 T ouzo 1 lemon Mound flour on…

  • Gingered Borscht Shots

    This was originally published as an easy appetizer for a summer party. You can put a couple of tablespoons into shot glasses and place them in a bowl filled with ice, like vodka shots. Or use disposable Dixie cups and set them on a tray. Makes about 32 shots. Of course, you could also make…

  • Chocomint Chex Snacks

    I saw something like this on the internet and realized that this was the answer to Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies for gluten-free eaters. Here’s how I made my first batch. It’s not very sweet; if you want to make it sweeter, you can coat the pieces with powdered sugar or a mixture of cocoa…

  • How to make popcorn on the stovetop

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    When I was growing up, somebody gave my Dad a popcorn popper. It had a black heating element on the bottom, with legs, and a giant see-through orange/yellow top. In 1975, the first summer after he took a job as a journalism professor, he was home most of the summer. I’d be out playing with…

  • Things to mix with popcorn

    This came from a March 2009 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. They photographed ten containers of popcorn, and each container had been mixed with some other ingredients, so they all looked yummy. I’m guessing that most of these would be best mixed in small batches, because the popcorn goes stale really fast otherwise. This…