Category Archives: snacks

Rhubarb Oatmeal Cakes

I try to make it a habit not to complain about the weather. It seems like a cop out–we must have something better to talk about. There is absolutely NOTHING we can do about it. Let’s just deal with it and get on with things. We’ve had about seven inches of rain over the past [...]

Local Specialty: Rush Creek Reserve

  Uplands Cheese Company, out of Dodgeville, WI is the result of two families and farms harmonizing–coming together to do something unique and special amid today’s giant factory farms. The Gingrich’s and the Patenaude’s house a dairy farm and creamery on Pleasant Ridge in the striking, undulating driftless region of Wisconsin. The two types of [...]

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 [...]

Carnival Cookies

This is a  riff on Heidi Swanson’s (101 Cookbooks) Carnival Cookies. It is from her latest cookbook, Super Natural Everyday. Here’s the original recipe on her blog. With only 1/4 cup butter, 3 tablespoons of honey, and 1 cup of chocolate chips,  this can safely be considered a reasonably healthy cookie. It’s a far cry [...]

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. [...]