Showing posts with label snack. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snack. Show all posts

September 19, 2015

Sandwich Shell Cookies

My family and I really enjoyed spreading Hershey's Reese Peanut Butter Chocolate spread, and making these sandwich shell cookies. To make these soft cake like cookies you will need to follow my Madeleine recipe below. This spread has a salty, sweet, chocolate, and peanut butter flavour that goes well with these soft sandwich cookies. We like having these sandwich shell cookies, as snack and dessert.   

July 17, 2014

Snacking with Thornhill Farms Rice Bites

Thornhill Farms Rice Bites are a great addition to any snacker’s menu. It can be served in a ton of different ways on its own and with dips. The re-sealable bags make it easy to take it on road trips and have it for quick snacking. These cost-effective, gluten-free snacks are perfect to serve with hummus or salsa during summer get-togethers.

February 11, 2014

Cranberry-Nut Chex® Mix and A Chance For You To Win A Red Carpet Hosting Kit

Dressing up for a party and hosting is lots of fun. I like to go with a theme when I am hosting a party, so I can prepare the food and atmosphere to coordinate for everyone to have fun. When we are watching red carpet events like the Oscars, I like to keep our party casual and watch who is winning, which of our favourite movies get the awards, and get to know of movies worth watching.

January 5, 2014

Phyllo Pastries with Cottage Cheese and Spinach and Two Giveaways

Gay Lea’s Nordica Cottage Cheese is a healthy ingredient for a multitude of foods from smoothies, to cooking, to baking. Nordica Cottage Cheese can be used as a supplement ingredient that provides a low in fat, high in protein alternative. I enjoy using cottage cheese in a variety of dishes such as in desserts, lasagna and other pasta dishes. I made our favourite savoury snack using cottage cheese and spinach wrapped in phyllo pastry that we enjoy during teatime. 

December 3, 2013

Perfect Treat to Take to a Holiday Potluck

This cheesecake made with yogurt is flavourful and delicious, it would be a delightful treat to take over to a potluck. We can bake it a day ahead and keep it ready to go in the fridge. Keeping it overnight in the fridge makes it more delicious. I used a Cake Stencil to turn this simple cheesecake more presentable.

November 17, 2013

Sun-Maid Starry Morning Raisin French Toast

According to the Sun-Maid Raisin Bread's Bring Back Brunch online survey* 80% said they would consider a festive brunch in place of the holiday season dinner. This is so they can enjoy time leisurely with their family, friends and guests. To help us get started and gather around the kitchen and table, Sun-Maid has developed four signature brunch recipes; Starry morning raisin french toast, Berry merry breakfast cups, Leftover makeover french toast, and Rise and shine raisin coffee bake.

August 8, 2013

These Help Answer The Big Question "What to Send for School Today?"

I like packing a variety of snacks such as fruits and cut vegetables, cheese and crackers for my children to take to school and after school programs. I find it easy to make snacks like short eats, buns, muffins and scones when time permits and leave it in the fridge so my children can have healthy homemade food whenever they want. 

March 4, 2013

Steamed veggies with white sauce + Perks & Contests from @DisneyJuniorCA

I am super excited to be part of Disney Junior Mom Ambassadors and to bring you the good news and special perks from Disney Junior for March.

Disney Junior English will be available for us to preview for the whole month of March for FREE if we have any of these TV service providers *  You don’t have to have Disney Junior in your TV package to take advantage of this preview.  Find out which channel to tune into using the channel finder.
*Bell, Rogers, Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct, Cogeco, TELUS, SaskTel, Westman, Mitchell Seaforth Cable, Source Cable, Cable Cable, Videotron, MTS, TbayTel, Citywest Cable.
A contest from Disney Junior: 
Watch and Win a $500 gift card to shop at any retailer of your choice.
  • To enter the contest tune into the Disney Junior channel daily this March between 6-7pm ET and look out for the secret code.  
  • Then, visit and enter the contest on the same day with the daily Secret Code.  
  • There will be a new secret code and a chance to win every day starting March 4th
Don’t forget to set your PVR so you don’t miss the code, while watching the commercial-free programming airing during the watch and win times.  
Keep some healthy snacks like fruits, crackers and cheese with water or juice for your little ones to munch on while they watch TV.  
I like to serve healthy foods like this steamed vegetables with white sauce.  To make the white sauce you will need...
1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cube Knorr vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup of milk

Heat the butter, then add the flour and wish.  Add the stock cube crushed and keep whisking.  Then add milk and whisk well till there are no lumps and it is smooth.  
Pour the white sauce over the steamed vegetables or serve it warm as a dip and enjoy.  
The upcoming March break will be We Love our Toys Week at Disney Junior.  From March 11th to 15th, 6-7pm ET we can watch back-to-back episodes of Doc McStuffins with Toy Story shorts between them.  This will lead into an exciting network premier of Toy Storyon Saturday, March 16, at 6pm ET. 
Disclosure: I am part of the Disney Junior Mom program and receive special perks as a part of my affiliation.  All rights reserved on mentioned photographs and opinion of the written content Createwithmom © 2011 - 2013. Please Ask First

February 28, 2013

popchips adds Ketchup flavour to their delicious snack line

popchips adds Ketchup flavour to their award-winning snack line.  We really enjoyed the bold, sweet ketchup taste and a hint of tang.  My children love ketchup and this new flavour has become one of our favourite snacks.
popchips is one of the fastest growing snack brands in North America.  These popped snacks are delicious and guilt-free.  The chips are not fried or baked, if you are wondering how it is made check out this video.

Thanks to the magic of popping, popchips have all the flavour and less than half the fat of fried potato chips. What’s left out are a lot of calories and all the fake colours and flavours (and greasy fingers) that give snacking a bad name. 
Since launching in 2007, popchips has been winning awards and acclaim, and has developed a passionate following among trendsetters, moms, sports enthusiasts and celebrities alike. Fans include global pop star Katy Perry, Ashton Kutcher, Heidi Klum, Jillian Michaels and Sean (Diddy) Combs. 
popchips are available at over 2,000 retail stores throughout Canada, including Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Sobeys and Metro. 
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February 23, 2013

Healthy Muffin recipes

I am always looking for muffin recipes that are easy to make, which are low in fat and have high fibre.
Everyone at home will appreciate these muffins.  We can make these muffins ahead of time and store it in the freezer to enjoy it as a healthy snack or for breakfast.
Once I heard my 7 year old daughter explaining to her younger brother that the difference between a muffin and cupcake is the icing :) I think this is a neat way to explain.

Check this page of muffin recipes that are sure to please all of you.  

  • Peach Streusel Muffins: Chunks of fresh peach and crunchy pecans add flavour and nutrition to these delicious streusel-topped muffins.
  • Breakfast Muffins: Perfect for breakfast, these muffins provide an energy boost we need to start our day.  It is filled with fibre-rich ingredients.  These muffins are packed with vitamins and minerals.
  • Summer Berry Muffins: Fresh berries add delicious flavour, colour and nutrition to these muffins. They are best fresh from the oven, but are also good once cooled.  Would be wonderful snack for to send for school or have as breakfast on the go.
  • Banana-Cinnamon Muffins: These are delicious, moist muffins with a crunchy sweet topping.  These low fat muffins have bananas, oat bran, soy milk and soy flour.
  • Fruity Vegetable Muffins: Not only do grated vegetables and dried fruit add food value and flavour to these muffins, but they also make them deliciously moist.  These muffins are not too sweet.
  • Apricot and Pecan Muffins: Packed with fresh fruit and nuts, and delicately spiced with cinnamon, these homemade apricot and pecan muffins are lower in fat and sugar than store-bought muffins, and contain no trans fats or preservatives.
  • Cherry-Oatmeal Muffins: Dried fruit adds flavour to these muffins and would be a great portable snack or breakfast idea.  I adapted the recipe from the site and made these Raisin Oatmeal muffins.  If you want it to be sweet add more sugar into the mixture, this recipe is not too sweet.
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup toasted wheat germ or flax seeds
1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
3 tbsp olive oil
1 large egg
1 tbsp grated orange zest optional
3/4 cup dried cherries, cranberries, or raisins

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Line twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper liners. Toast oats in a jellyroll pan until golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Or we could do this over a pan and dry roast it until it has a golden colour.  Transfer to large bowl and cool to room temperature. Add all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, wheat germ, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the roasted oats, stirring to combine.
Whisk together buttermilk, oil, egg, and orange zest in small bowl until blended. Make well in centre of dry ingredients and pour in buttermilk mixture. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in the dry fruit, using a wooden spoon.
Spoon 1 tbsp of batter into muffin cups; sprinkle top of each muffin with 1/4 tsp (1 mL) sugar. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in centre of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the muffins from pan to wire rack to cool.
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