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Orange Banana Smoothie | alidaskitchen.com

Orange Banana Smoothie

This Orange Banana Smoothie recipe features a simple and delicious fruit flavor combination, along with protein-packed Greek yogurt, and takes only minutes to make! 

Orange Banana Smoothie | alidaskitchen.com

Every morning I wake up early to go on a long run before the chaos (i.e. kids wake up!) Then the usual morning routine begins to get everyone breakfast, dressed and ready for school. Of course this means that sometimes I end up missing my own breakfast because, well…life happens. However this easy Orange Banana Smoothie recipe that takes only a minute to make (and is super delicious) is just what I need to start my mornings right!…

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Cheesy Cornbread Muffins | alidaskitchen.com

Cheesy Cornbread Muffins

Cheesy Cornbread Muffins are easy, cheesy buttermilk cornbread muffins that take minutes to prepare and pair perfectly with a bowl of soup! Thank you to Idahoan® for sponsoring this post.

Cheesy Cornbread Muffins | alidaskitchen.com

I have never seen a batch of muffins disappear as quickly as these Cheesy Cornbread Muffins. My kids wanted them for breakfast, lunch and dinner…and I don’t blame them. I managed to sample a portion of one of these tasty muffin morsels. They are cheesy good and have the delicious taste of cornbread with a hint of sweetness. It was one of those moments that brought my mind to a familiar place…a favorite local steakhouse! …

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | alidaskitchen.com

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies #SundaySupper

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy, pumpkin spice oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips! These cookies are a perfect treat for fall, Halloween and more! Thank you to Dixie Crystals for sponsoring this post.  

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | alidaskitchen.com

For Sunday Supper this week, we are partnering with Dixie Crystals to celebrate Halloween. My kids know that when I start getting out the Halloween decorations, that means pumpkin season has finally arrived. As we decorate the house, while listening to our favorite Halloween songs, we also whip up our favorite pumpkin recipes, like these tasty Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!…

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Easy Fruit & Nut Parfait | alidaskitchen.com

Easy Fruit & Nut Parfait

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine.

This Easy Fruit & Nut Parfait recipe is layered with yogurt and almonds, pumpkin seeds, fruit and a hint of chocolate or yogurt, yet contains only two simple ingredients. 

Easy Fruit & Nut Parfait | alidaskitchen.com

This Easy Fruit & Nut Parfait recipe has become breakfast staple and favorite snack. It is packed with wholesome goodness of yogurt, real fruit, nuts, seeds and yogurt-flavored cream or dark chocolate, yet is made using only two ingredients. Plus it takes only minutes to make. Intrigued? The secret ingredient…Brookside Fruit & Nut Bars!

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Iced Coffee Yogurt Pops | alidaskitchen.com

Iced Coffee Yogurt Pops

Iced Yogurt Coffee Pops are simple two ingredient creamy frozen treats combining Caribou Premium Iced coffee with a protein boost from Greek yogurt. Thank you to Caribou Coffee for sponsoring this post. 

Iced Coffee Yogurt Pops | alidaskitchen.com

During the summer when the kids are home, they keep me on my toes all day long. From park trips to the zoo to swimming to let’s do arts and crafts or ‘we should really bake something’…the fun is never ending.  I love every minute of it, but sometimes I find myself nodding off in the afternoons when napping really is not an option (or so I am told!). Fortunately I discovered new Caribou Premium Iced Coffee which has become a delicious afternoon pick-me-up that I look forward to all day long! …

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S'mores Blondies | alidaskitchen.com

S’mores Blondies #SundaySupper

S’mores Blondies are an easy-to-make layered bar cookie with a graham cracker cookie base topped with chocolate and marshmallow creme resulting in wonderful s’more dessert ~ perfect for a party, potluck or any time!

S'mores Blondies | alidaskitchen.com

S’mores are one of my favorite treats, so various s’more-inspired goodies are always popping up in our kitchen.   These S’mores Blondies have all the yummy goodness of a s’more in a delicious, easy-to-make layered bar cookie.  …

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Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies | alidaskitchen.com

Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies

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Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies are a fun treat made using only 3 simple ingredients – a chocolate covered caramel candy, toasted coconut and RITZ crackers.  

Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies | alidaskitchen.com

During spring break this year, we have enjoyed many park visits, going to the zoo and on bike rides, just doing whatever it is that kids like to do. Of course during all of these fun excursions, my bag is packed with a favorite snack. We recently discovered RITZ Fresh Stacks, which is a mini-sleeve of RITZ Crackers that fits perfectly in my backpack for our snack on-the-go.

As we were enjoying our latest RITZ cracker snack, we decided to brainstorm ideas of what we could do with our RITZ crackers. One said chocolate, the other said toasted coconut – so many delicious ideas that resulted in these Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies! …

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Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake | alidaskitchen.com

Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake

Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake combines the classic taste of chocolate and marshmallows into a cool and creamy, easy to make dessert. Thank you to TruMoo Milk for sponsoring this post.

Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake | alidaskitchen.com

Whenever I think chocolate and marshmallows, I immediately think of hot chocolate. That warm cup of hot chocolate studded with marshmallows enjoyed after a long day of playing in the snow, sledding, skating, building a snowman. Chocolate and marshmallows are such a wonderful combination that should be enjoyed beyond the mug. From cookies to s’mores to brownies and more, there are so many delicious ways to enjoy this tasty combo…especially in this easy to make Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake!…

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Lemon Coconut Crescent Pinwheels | alidaskitchen.com

Lemon Coconut Crescent Pinwheels

Lemon Coconut Crescent Pinwheels are a flaky, buttery crescent roll filled with lemon curd and coconut. This simple do-it-yourself breakfast pastry takes minutes to make using only three ingredients! 

Lemon Coconut Crescent Pinwheels | alidaskitchen.com

We have been pumpkin everything lately, from pie to cake and beyond! While my family is crazy for pumpkin, by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, I have a feeling they will be looking for a change. Instead of our usual Pumpkin Baked French Toast (which is really, really good, by the way!!), I am thinking we will mix things up a bit with a quick and easy do-it-yourself pastry that can be whipped together in minutes. Lemon Coconut Crescent Pinwheels are sweet, refreshing, delicious and far from pumpkin anything….

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie | alidaskitchen.com

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothie is an easy recipe made with two ingredients to yield a frothy, delicious smoothie! Thank you to TruMoo for sponsoring this post.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie | alidaskitchen.com

National Chocolate Milk Day is coming up on September 27th. To celebrate, I whipped together one of my favorite recipes using chocolate milk ~ a Chocolate Banana Smoothie!  It is simple, quick to make and tastes like dessert!…

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Avocado Wrap

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An Easy Buffalo Chicken Avocado Wrap recipe with spicy, protein-packed chicken, lots of veggies that is made in minutes is great for a quick after school snack, a light lunch, or any time!

Easy Buffalo Chicken Avocado Wrap | alidaskitchen.com

Back to school time is upon us!  Whether your kids (or you) are already back to school or getting ready to in the next couple weeks, it is an exciting time…and busy.  From gathering school supplies to homework to activities, quick and easy snacks for after school is essential. This Easy Buffalo Chicken Avocado Wrap is packed with spicy, buffalo chicken, lots of vegetables, cheese all wrapped in a tortilla. It is nutritious, tasty and can be made in minutes!…

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Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins | alidaskitchen.com

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins #SundaySupper

For a delicious, crowd-pleasing appetizer featuring Idaho® potatoes, try this easy recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins {gluten free}

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins | alidaskitchen.com

Potato skins are always a fun appetizer. What is not to love with a crispy potato shell filled with so many tasty possibilities!  These Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins are inspired by the ever popular appetizer, only made a little healthier with broccoli and skipping sour cream and butter.  Of course there is plenty of cheddar cheese to keep things delicious!…

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus | alidaskitchen.com

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is a delicious and healthy dip (or spread) that is so easy to make at home. {vegan, gluten free}  Thank you to CansGetYouCooking.com through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network for sponsoring this post.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus | alidaskitchen.com

This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe can be made in minutes using common pantry ingredients. Not only does it taste fresh and delicious, but it is also a great recipe to get the kids involved. My kids love to pour in the ingredients and (of course) power the food processor. (Mama, can I pulse it just one more time pleeeeeeease?)…

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Pineapple Oatmeal Muffins | alidaskitchen.com

Pineapple Oatmeal Muffins

An easy recipe for Pineapple Oatmeal Muffins made with buttermilk, brown sugar, cinnamon and crushed pineapple.

Pineapple Oatmeal Muffins | alidaskitchen.com

Mornings just got more tasty thanks to these Pineapple Oatmeal Muffins!  This is a simple muffin recipe featuring oats and buttermilk, which are always sure to make baked goods delicious. Made with real chunks of pineapple and pineapple juice, these muffins have a wonderful, light pineapple flavor.  Combine pineapple with brown sugar and cinnamon, and the result is a wonderful breakfast treat.  Even better, these muffins take about 10 minutes to mix together and then bake to tasty breakfast perfection!

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Pizza Quinoa Bites | alidaskitchen.com

Pizza Quinoa Bites #SundaySupper

Pizza Quinoa Bites are healthy, cheesy mini pizza muffins made with quinoa and your favorite pizza toppings.  Perfect for a healthy appetizer, snack or light dinner! {gluten free}

Pizza Quinoa Bites | alidaskitchen.com

One of my most requested party recipes are quinoa bites.  From the Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites to the Jalapeno Popper Quinoa Bites, quinoa bites are always a fan favorite!  They make great finger food appetizers, which is especially perfect this time of year for game day parties.  While I am not necessarily a football fan, I am a football party food fan!  So in preparation for the big game, I thought it would be fun to channel one of my favorite game day foods (pizza) into a fun little bit-sized treat that is a little healthier ~ Pizza Quinoa Bites!…

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Marshmallow Popcorn Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Marshmallow Popcorn Bars

Marshmallow Popcorn Bars are a salty, sweet, chocolate and minty combination that are easy to make.  They will make a fun addition to your holiday treat platter this year!

Marshmallow Popcorn Bars | alidaskitchen.com

When it comes to movie theater snacks, everybody has their favorites.  One of my friends favorite snacks is an interesting concoction.  She dumps a box of mint-filled chocolate candies into a warm bucket of popcorn and lets it get all melty, gooey good. It seemed like such an unusual combination at the time, but these days flavored popcorn has become so popular! With holiday baking in full force, I was inspired to transform this favorite snack into a treat fit for the holidays.  Marshmallow Popcorn Bars are salty, sweet, chocolate, mint and super tasty!…

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Oatmeal Cranberry Snack Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Oatmeal Cranberry Snack Bars

Oatmeal Cranberry Snack Bars are packed with wholesome oats, tangy cranberries and very easy to make!  They are perfect for a quick snack, a healthier dessert, or even as a breakfast treat. Oatmeal Cranberry Snack Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Cranberries are a wonderful flavor of the holidays.  From cranberry sauce to cranberry white chocolate desserts, the taste of cranberries conjures up memories of Thanksgiving, winter holidays and everything in between. To celebrate the season, I wanted to come up with something using cranberries that is easy to make, on the healthier side and would be as suitable as an after school snack with my best buddy to a quick breakfast on the go for Mike.  These Oatmeal Cranberry Snack Bars, made with wholesome oats and studded with tart dried cranberries throughout, fit that bill perfectly!…

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Roasted Garlic Hummus | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #SundaySupper #Halloween #glutenfree

Roasted Garlic Hummus #SundaySupper

Roasted Garlic Hummus is a healthy dip (or spread) made with roasted garlic, and other simple ingredients, that takes only minutes to prepare. {vegan, gluten free}

Roasted Garlic Hummus | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #SundaySupper #Halloween #glutenfree

With Halloween just around the corner, there are visions of candy corns and chocolate bars dancing in my head.  While sweet recipes are always a favorite of mine to make (and eat!), this year I am feeling the need to balance the sweet with some healthier savory, ghoulish delights, such as this Roasted Garlic Hummus.  Roasted Garlic Hummus is a perfect accompaniment for dipping veggies, crackers, or pita chips during your Halloween celebration,…with enough garlic to ward off those vampires!…

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Oatmeal Raisin Muffins | alidaskitchen.com #recipes

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins are a wholesome snack, or breakfast on-the-go, made delicious with raisins, oats, buttermilk and brown sugar.   

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins | alidaskitchen.com #recipes

The other day after school, while Greta was napping, Adam presented me with a cookbook.  A cookbook that was all about muffins. That’s my kind of cookbook!  He proceeded to point out several recipes that we should make…now!  I was inspired by an Oatmeal Breakfast Muffin, but needed to switch up the ingredients to use up what we had on hand (no way am I waking the baby to go to the store!)   After a quick peek in the pantry, I found oatmeal, brown sugar, buttermilk and California Raisins.  Sounds like the makings of a tasty Oatmeal Raisin Muffin!…

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Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #SundaySupper #tailgating #glutenfree

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites #SundaySupper

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites are healthy, spicy little mini muffins made with quinoa, cheese, vegetables, and shredded chicken soaked in a lighter, seasoned buffalo sauce. {gluten free}

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #SundaySupper #tailgating #glutenfree

With tailgating season upon us, bring on the tasty munchies!  While I am not necessarily a game watching fan, I am definitely a fun food fan! I especially love coming up with bite-sized finger foods that are a bit healthier yet super tasty (like these Jalapeno Popper Quinoa Bites)  With this in mind, I wanted to come up with a fun recipe combining another tailgating favorite, buffalo chicken.  As always, it was a natural transition to come up with Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites.

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Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip | alidaskitchen.com

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Transform a classic dip into a bold and zesty party favorite with this easy to make Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip!  Thank you to MIRACLE WHIP (through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network) for sponsoring this post.  

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip | alidaskitchen.com

Many, many years ago, I was asked to bring appetizers to a Labor Day party. I chopped some veggies, concocted a couple dips on the fly and was good to go.  The dips were a ranch dill and a spinach artichoke.  They were both creamy, easy to make, and used the same secret ingredient.  …

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Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pops | alidaskitchen.com

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pops

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pops are simple two ingredient creamy frozen fruit bars with a healthy protein boost from Greek yogurt.

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pops | alidaskitchen.com

Every year I say I’m going to make frozen fruit bars.  I bought a fancy pop mold and have a cookbook devoted to frozen pops, but we always end up buying frozen fruit bars from the grocery store.  That is until I discovered an easy recipe for frozen fruit bars made with only two ingredients and no fancy equipment required.  These Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pops are so easy to make, that my entire family (toddler included) can help! …

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Buffalo Aioli | An easy recipe for aioli with a buffalo sauce twist!

Buffalo Aioli #SundaySupper

Buffalo Aioli takes a basic aioli recipe and transforms it into something extraordinary…buffalo style!  A bowl, a whisk, a few simple ingredients, and 5 minutes are all you need to make this easy recipe.

Buffalo Aioli | An easy recipe for buffalo aioli

Aioli is one of those accompaniments that I always enjoy at restaurants. It puts an upscale twist on the simplest sandwiches, burgers, vegetables and has the ability to turn a simple plate of fries into frites!  For whatever reason, it never occurred to me how easy aioli is to make at home.  Then one night, we were making oven fries, and I wanted to do something to dress them up. I had an egg yolk leftover from another recipe, we are crazy for anything buffalo, and from there it was a natural progression to become Buffalo Aioli!

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Rosemary Cornbread from Alida's Kitchen #recipes #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

Rosemary Cornbread #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

Cornbread made with buttermilk is given a sophisticated twist with fresh rosemary in this Rosemary CornbreadThis recipe is lightened up and always a favorite!

Rosemary Cornbread from Alida's Kitchen #recipes #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

A couple weeks ago, my family paid a visit to the local nursery to pick up some herbs to plant in a container garden on our deck.  The deck is just off the kitchen, and walking out the patio door to pick fresh herbs for my recipes is one of the many things I look forward to each spring.  I’m not the only one who looks forward to ‘herb season.’  Adam not only loves the recipes, but he loves to care for the herbs too!  Ever since he could walk, he has helped watering. Now with a few years of experience under his 4 year old belt, he has taken over (most) responsibility and really does a great job!

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Chocolate Picnic Cake | alidaskitchen.com

Chocolate Picnic Cake

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Chocolate Picnic Cake | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #chocolate #cake #picnic

Chocolate Picnic Cake is a simple chocolaty cake that is quick to make and perfect for a picnic or any gathering. It is light, fluffy and delicious!

After spending many months under several feet of snow, we finally got to enjoy some beautiful weather – 60s, sunny, perfect.  My kids have been so excited to go to playgrounds, blow bubbles, and play soccer and T-ball.

Chocolate Picnic Cake | alidaskitchen.com

To celebrate, we thought it would be fun to plan a little picnic!  Seeing as no celebration is complete without cake, I quickly whipped together this Chocolate Picnic Cake for a special treat.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #bundtcakes #factsupfront #spon

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

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Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake is a lemony buttermilk cake made with whole wheat flour and studded with poppy seeds.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #bundtcakes #factsupfront #spon

This Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake is made with fresh lemon zest and juice, buttermilk, poppy seeds and whole wheat flour.  It is a delicious coffee cake that is great for a special breakfast, snack or light dessert.  This cake is so lemony, bright and cheery, it reminds me of spring.  Now that we have warmer temperatures and snow melting, spring is finally on its way! One of my favorite things about spring is finally getting outside and being active as a family.  We love to run, go on bike rides or just kick around the soccer ball.  When kicking our healthy habits into high gear, I also find that we start paying more attention to what we eat.  I recently used this Nutrition Calculator to find out my daily caloric needs, as well as fiber, protein and other important nutrients.

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Chocolate Coconut Milk Pudding | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #pudding #coconutmilk #Silk #yaywater

Chocolate Coconut Milk Pudding

Chocolate Coconut Milk Pudding is a smooth, rich chocolaty pudding made using coconut milk, takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and then chills in the refrigerator until set. {gluten free, can be vegan using dairy-free chocolate}

Move over box pudding! This homemade Chocolate Coconut Milk Pudding not only tastes better than its pre-made counterpart, but it is so easy to make! Simply start by whisking the dry ingredients in a sauce pan. Next stir in coconut milk, bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer until thickened. Remove from heat, add chopped chocolate and vanilla extract and stir until chocolate is melted. Pour the pudding into serving dishes, cover with plastic wrap (touching the pudding surface) and then chill. It could not be any easier or tastier!…

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Jalapeno Hummus | alidaskitchen.com #RubbermaidSharpie #PMedia #ad

Jalapeno Hummus

Jalapeno Hummus is a healthy dip (or spread) with a little jalapeno kick.  Luckily it takes only 10 minutes to make, because this popular hummus disappears quickly!  

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With the Big Game just around the corner, I have been putting the finishing touches on my menu planning and coming up with some fun recipes.  In fact, it’s almost like planning for the holidays – mass quantities of lots of tasty foods to share with family and friends!  

After making Sweet Potato Hummus, I have been looking forward to making more varieties of homemade hummus. This time I thought something a little spicy was in order ~ something like Jalapeno Hummus!  With just a few simple ingredients and a food processor (or blender), you are 10 minutes away from one of the best hummus recipes ever!  Jalapeno Hummus is flavorful without being too spicy.  All of the flavors blend very nicely, with a little jalapeno kick at the end.  The recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled!), making Jalapeno Hummus ideal for game day entertaining.    

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S'mores Snack Cake |alidaskitchen.com #SundaySupper

S’mores Snack Cake #SundaySupper

S’mores Snack Cake is a simple chocolate cake topped with graham crackers, chocolate chips and marshmallows.  A super easy and tasty twist on a campfire favorite!   S'mores Snack Cake | alidaskitchen.com #SundaySupper Today we are celebrating two years of the Sunday Supper Movement by throwing a virtual birthday party!  Everybody is sharing a favorite Sunday Supper moment and recipe.  Honestly, each week that I participate becomes a new favorite – from the creative themes, to the wide variety of delicious recipes to the most important of all – each and every one of the amazing bloggers!  The Sunday Supper group is smart, supportive, creative, fun and truly feels like a family.  So I decided that my favorite Sunday Supper moment has to be the very first time I joined the virtual Sunday Supper family table –  last September 1st (theme: Labor Day).  The recipe I shared was S’mores Brownies.  …

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Easy Date Bars

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Easy Date Bars are a date-filled oatmeal bars inspired by a childhood favorite.  They taste similar to my grandma’s recipe, only made a little healthier and are super quick and easy to make!  

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One of my favorite cookies from childhood is a recipe my grandma used to make, called Trilbies.  They are a soft, oatmeal cookie with a date filling.  They were SO good.  I do have her recipe, but I remember she always complained about how much trouble they were to make.  They always end up last on my holiday baking list and never get made.  This year, I decided to take my favorite aspects of the recipe –  dates and oats – and turn them into simple Easy Date Bars!   They taste pretty darn close to the beloved cookie – close enough anyway, because these Easy Date Bars are super easy to make!…

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