Category: Snacks

  • Kale Snacks

    I have made a triple batch of this, and still had it disappear in 10 minutes. It’s a little labor-intensive, but it serves as a wonderful alternative when you’re craving potato chips. 1 large bunch of kale Vegetable or olive oil 3 T finely grated parmesan Fine salt or garlic salt Preheat the oven to…

  • Spiced chickpea snacks

    This is a pressure cooker recipe, although you can do it with canned chickpeas or cook them in a pot instead. 1 C dried chickpeas Soak peas overnight in water, drain. 4 C water 1 small onion, peeled 1 bay leaf Cook the chickpeas with the water, onion, and bay leaf in a pressure cooker…

  • Chex (TM) Party Mix, Schulte-style

    I recently discovered a truly antique recipe from my mother’s collection for Onion-Seasoned Bite-Size Biscuits, which seems to be the precursor to Chex Mix. Thank goodness some marketing guru came up with a catchier name! 6 T butter 2 T worcestershire sauce 1-1/2 t seasoned salt 3/4 t garlic powder 1/2 t onion powder 6…

  • Granola bars

    This recipe has some flaws (they omitted the oven temperature), but I’ve always wanted to try making homemade granola bars, so I might try it anyway. 1-1/2 C plain granola 1 C quick oatmeal 3/4 C dried fruit (raisins or cherries) 1/2 C whole wheat flour 1/3 C slivered almonds, toasted 1/2 t ground cinnamon…

  • Peter Paul Mounds and Almond Joy bars

    From a “Top Secret” recipes cookbook 5 oz Eagle sweetened condensed milk 1 t vanilla 2 C powdered sugar 14 oz shredded or flaked coconut 24-oz package semisweet chocolate chips Blend condensed milk and vanilla. Add powdered sugar, a little at a time, stirring until smooth. Stir in coconut. The mixture should be firm. Pat…

  • Glazed bacon crisps

    Serves 8 1/2 lb sliced bacon at room temperature 1 C dark brown sugar Preheat oven to 250 F. Dredge both sides of the bacon in the brown sugar, patting it to make it stick. Place slices on a flat baking sheet in a single layer, without overlapping. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until crisp. Remove…

  • Sugared popcorn

    12/21/04: In the year since I discovered this recipe, I’ve figured it out and perfected my technique. Now I hardly ever burn it, even using a tricky electric stove. Meps 10/1/07: Three years later, I still love this stuff,  but I’m watching my sugar intake, so it’s become a rare, special treat. Dang…at least popcorn…

  • Soy nuts

    Using soybeans that have been soaked 8 hours or more… Microwave method: Use 1 cup of beans. Drain them well. Spread the beans into a single layer in a 9″ or 10″ glass pie plate. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir, then cook 3 minutes more. After that, cook for 1 minute at a…

  • Pickled okra

    2 C water 1/2 C cider vinegar 1/3 C sugar 6 whole cloves 1 t salt 1/2 t cumin seeds 1/2 t celery seeds 1/2 t crushed red pepper 1/2 lb fresh okra In a 2-quart saucepan, heat all but the okra to boiling. Add okra, boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to…

  • Killer olives

    (from a really weird calendar we once had) 1 lb green or Greek olives 4 cloves garlic, sliced 2 t harissa or chili paste 2 T orange juice 2 T balsamic vinegar Grated zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon 1/2 pint extra virgin olive oil 6 T chopped coriander Whisk together all the ingredients…