Category Archives: kid snacks

Chocolate Cherry Muffins

It’s the first day of the new year. I should be posting something wholesome and healthy, but one of my boys asked me to make scones for breakfast. Our butter supply has been completely depleted by Christmas cookie baking, so we opted for muffins instead. The fact that muffins are simpler to make than scones [...]

Banana Bread

My four-year-old has a bee in his bonnet about banana bread. He has been asking me daily if we could make some. Well finally, on this snowy March Sunday, we had the right combination of spare time and brown-freckled bananas. In the March issue of Bon Appetit, I remembered seeing a recipe for banana bread. [...]

Oat Bran Muffins

Before the barrage of holiday cookie recipes envelope me in a flurry of flour and a shower of sugar, I thought I’d sneak in one full-of-fiber snack. A good bran muffin can be hard to find. Whole wheat flour and bran in the wrong muffin, can be dense, dry and tasteless. In the right hands, [...]

Rhubarb Fruit Leather

Whenever I’m feeling down because my floor is covered with cat hair and dirt, my laundry is piled up to the ceiling, or I haven’t made a blog entry in ALMOST A MONTH, I make sure I take inventory of my pantry. Homemade granola bars on top of the fridge, chicken stock and cooked beans [...]

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

This is a throwback snack, with a few twists. Many people remember their moms making them when they were little, more often recalled as ‘peanut butter balls’. I changed the name to ‘energy bites’ because I added a few healthy mix-ins and I wanted to avoid comparison to a certain SNL skit with Pete Schweddy. [...]