Tag: snacks

Coconut Truffle Kettle Corn

Coconut Truffle Kettle Corn

A recipe!  You’re probably figuring it was about time, and I couldn’t agree more. I mean, that’s why you’re here (or, why I’m here, at least).  Since I left Chicago, and for the two months before, I barely cooked, having eaten my way through my […]

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Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip

Creamy and deliciously simple smoked salmon dip with fresh dill. Ever since May when Boston reminded me and mom the wonder of eating seafood not in the Midwest (as in, fresh from the sea) we’ve both had a hankering that just won’t quit.  Therefore, the […]

Elote Dip

Elote Dip

Elote dip: roasted corn, mixed with yogurt, cheese, lime, cilantro and spices. I’m not sure about your neck of the woods but here in Chicago, summer street fest are all in full swing.  For us that means closed streets, more traffic, crowds, heat, cover bands (such […]

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Coconut Cashew Brittle Ice Cream

Coconut Cashew Brittle Ice Cream

Coconut Cashew Brittle Ice Cream :no-churn coconut ice cream with salted cashew brittle I’ve made more ice cream! Ahhhh! I’m sorry. Should I just start calling this Chrissy’s Ice Cream blog?  Gah. I really do try to control myself. It happened accidentally on a whim, […]

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Roasted Spiced Nuts

Roasted Spiced Nuts

Carnival-Style Roasted Spiced Nuts Standing in 95 degree heat in a parking lot for nearly 6 hours while dancing is much harder at almost-35 than one would remember it being at, say, 32.  For realz. Today we’re coming out of recovery mode from this past […]

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How to Throw a Picnic, the FancyPants Way

How to Throw a Picnic, the FancyPants Way

A picnic today because it’s summer and that is what we should all be doing, at least once this season. Outside weather permitting or inside on the floor, it’s a good idea anytime the stove needs to stay off. This takes us to Geneva, which […]

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Many years ago, when we first moved to the city, young and naive and dare I say pretty silly, Apple Crisp and I would pick a day each month to have “suburb day.” If that sounds like the epitome of city snobbery…well, I won’t even […]

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Hot French Onion Dip

Hot French Onion Dip

You know we’re having a winter storm here? Like, the only real winter storm of the season so far?  Over the entire Midwest?  Did you know that I’m flying to Florida today from Chicago? As are the rest of the Buddhas from Michigan?  Perfect timing. […]

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Tomato & Goat Cheese Dip

Tomato & Goat Cheese Dip

So it would seem that I don’t have very many dips/snacks/appetizers because, as it turns out, I don’t dip or snack or appetize that much on my own.  That really does you no good, and is quite sad for me, frankly, because who doesn’t love […]

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Peanut Butter Hob Nobs

Peanut Butter Hob Nobs

Coming home after a vacation is bittersweet. On the one hand, home is home.  On the other, as the emails start to pile up and the to-dos get compiled, it’s hard not to have that crushing feeling of “oh, crap. Real life is back.”  Not […]

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