Category Archives: Snacks

Lemon Thyme Shortbread from Crumpets and Cakes
Lemon, thyme and Sea Salt Shortbreads

Our Spotlight today shines on Crumpets & Cakes.. these shortbreads look divine!  And what an interesting combination of ingredients too, I’m a big fan of all of them. Aromatherapy session while baking??? It turns out with right ingredients even that is possible. Just mixing lemon zest, fresh thyme with flour and butter will fill your […]

Spotlight – How to make Sausage Rolls

Joanne, from Ready, Set, Craft! is exploring her British roots, and brings us this great tutorial for sausage rolls… These look very good.  I could definitely see them as a party appetizer. Joanne Says: Over Superbowl weekend I tackled Sausage Rolls! A long-standing party snack in my parents’ house, I’ve been eating sausage rolls since […]

Ginger & White Chocolate Granola Bars

My husband and son eat a granola bar for breakfast almost daily, and while I’m always stocked on the store bought ones, sometimes I like to make them from scratch. It’s an easy process — very kid-helping-friendly, too. And it takes an hour at most from start to finish (including 25 minutes bake time) The […]

Whole-grain carrot and cheese crackers

This was an experiment loosely based on a recipe I saw over on foodtale.com.  She drew me in with her beautiful photographs and intrigued me with her carrot and cheese snack crackers. I wanted to do something similar, but use whole wheat flour and flax-seed meal to increase the nutritional benefits.  I was afraid a […]

Spotlight: White Bean & Arugula Dip

One of the best things about doing Foodwhirl is discovering new blogs with new recipe ideas.  I love the idea of doing spicy arugula in a bean dip.. Thanks to reader Elizabeth at the Manhattan [food] Project for sharing with us! “The Big Game” has come and gone, the football season is by most definitions […]

Entertaining: Bourbon Glazed Wings!

Planning a party?  Need some munchies?  I saw these at Patricia‘s other website, Brownies for Dinner, and had to share them here, too!   These look delicious as a party appetizer… Patricia says: I’ve tried making the classic hot wings in the past using a couple of different recipes and I’ll be honest, I’d rather order […]

Spotlight – Make Fortune Cookies

Did you know Valentines Day and Chinese New Year are both on Feb 14th this year? Here’s a fun way to combine the two… Make homemade fortune cookies, tucking special personalized notes in for your sweetie! We found these great instructions for making your our fortune cookies at the very cool food blog, FoodMayhem.com. Here’s […]

Party Food Basics: Appetizer Shells

So, you’re having a party, and you need appetizers… some small bites that will taste yummy and appease those hoards of guests. But also be easy to serve, easy to eat… So, you figure I’ll buy some of those little edible cups (phyllo shells, or what not) and fill them with my savory or sweet […]