Category: Snacks

Snack time!

Patriotic Fruit Kabobs

patriotic fruit kabobs - poet in the pantry

“Pineapple isn’t white!” my daughter insisted from the fresh foods aisle in Target.

“Well, what fruit can you think of that is then?”

She thought long and hard, scanning the options available. “Pears and apples are white inside, but they turn brown. Bananas are yellow…”

“Do you have a better idea?”

“Pineapple it is!”

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Salted Whiskey Caramel Corn

salted whiskey caramel corn

We’re down to the wire here. Christmas is hours away now and the stores are mobbed with last-minute shoppers. And there’s nothing I dislike more than crowds. I have a strong fear of being buried alive–and shopping on the day or two before Christmas feels a little too much like being buried alive.

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Cashel Blue, Pear and Walnut Tart

Cashel Blue Pear and Walnut Tart

Disclosure: Kerrygold Cheese and Butter provided me with a wheel of Cashel Blue cheese, which was used to develop this recipe to enter into one of their contests. All opinions remain my own.

Blue cheese is one of those foods that you love or hate–there is no in between. Its strong flavor demands attention, …

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Homemade Super Crunch Granola

Homemade Super Crunch Granola

My son is an early riser. Regardless of the day of the week, no matter what time he went to bed the night before, you can be sure he’ll be up by 6 A.M., knocking on my bedroom door to ask if he can have breakfast. I hate mornings.

I’ve become complacent since returning …

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Coconut Nut Balls

Coconut Nut Balls

Life is flying by these days at an impressive rate. Just when I think I may be able to catch up, grasp the moment and wring everything possible out of it, I”m falling behind again, watching it all whiz on by.

Like the month of October. It seems like it was only yesterday that I …

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Slow Cooker Applesauce

slow cooker applesauce

I recently hit the Gala apple jackpot. One of my co-workers–the same one with the peach abundance–happens to also have quite a few apple trees on his property. He has already donated many boxes of fruit to help those who are less fortunate; what he brings into the office is just a small portion of the windfall. …

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Chocolate Granola Bars

Chocolate Granola Bars

Another school year means another year of getting creative with lunchboxes. Granted, the little guy is in Kindergarten, so he’s not technically there for lunch every day, but they have snack time (and my daughter has afternoon snack in addition to lunch!), so we have a full house of lunch on the go to prepare.

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Easy-Made Granola Bars

Easy Made Granola Bars

Granola. As in the nickname for those moms who are die-hard fans of natural living. You know them. You may be friends with some of them. Heck, you may even be one of them!

When I first became a SAHM, I was lost. I had spent the 8 years prior working with women old enough …

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