5×5 Lunches

Cook's notes: I saw some lovely bento box photos on Pinterest and started jotting notes. All of the lunches had 5 common elements, which means they could easily go into a table. Each row represents the original meal. Mix and match to create new lunches. ("Five by five" is a phrase I first heard on …

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Nut-free Snacks with Protein

  Cook's notes: Here is a list of snacks that are balanced with carbs and protein but don't rely on nuts. I'm not allergic to nuts, but it's nice to have nut-free snacks. I put nuts in my morning smoothie and don't always want to eat them again in the same day. Hard-boiled eggs are …

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2012 Holiday Party Mix: Nutlacker Sweets

Cook's notes: A terrible pun, yes indeed. This year's "White Christmas" mix has no nuts but plenty of flavor. This is easy to make, and the recipe makes enough for you to give a generous amount to several people. 2 bags (12-oz each) white chocolate chips 12 oz bag dried cranberries 14 oz bag dark …

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