A Trick for Homemade Crackers

If there's one thing--at least among my sphere of friends IRL and online--that's unifying many of us during these weeks of shelter-in-place, it's baking. Tons and tons and tons of baking. In the past decade, pre-quarantine, I may have baked brownies a handful of times, if that often. I've [...]

2020-05-06T15:08:22+00:00May 6th, 2020|Cooking at Home, Kitchen Tips, Salty Snacks|

Portabella Mushroom Chips

First couple weeks of the new year of course means that it's time to pull out those crystal balls and have a gaze at anticipated trends for the year. I tend to put about as much credence into food trend prognostication as I do my daily horoscope. That is to [...]

2020-01-23T22:00:28+00:00January 11th, 2019|Cooking at Home, Salty Snacks|

Specialty Food Awards

When I saw the information yesterday about this year's awards from the Specialty Food Association, my eyes glanced quickly passed the baking mixes and chocolates, proceeding down the page to my pet subjects (I was going to say "pet foods" but that sounded just not quite right...): salty-crunchy things and [...]

2020-01-23T23:48:39+00:00April 20th, 2017|Food and Drink, Food Products, Salty Snacks|

New Snacks Class!

Right after the new year, I headed back to Denver, the home of Craftsy, to shoot another class for this fun, dynamic platform for those who love to get creative with anything from cake decorating to quilting. And cooking is certainly a most delicious way to get creative! This new [...]

2014-02-19T00:15:28+00:00February 18th, 2014|Cooking at Home, Food and Drink, Salty Snacks|

Snacking with Style: Bubbles and Popcorn

It was one of those moments that I wish I had anticipated having my camera ready. The place was the venerable Canlis restaurant in Seattle. The occasion was very rare lunchtime gathering as the venue of choice for a trade gathering with Ferrari sparkling wines from the cooler northern region of Italy, [...]

2013-09-20T22:46:32+00:00September 16th, 2013|entertaining ideas, Salty Snacks, Wines|

Snacky Highlights from Fancy Food ’13

Spanish potato chips cooked in extra virgin olive oil, crackers made with pilsner and porter beers, crunchy seaweed snacks coated with rice flour, and countless variations on flavored popcorn--it was quite the snacker's paradise among the vast array of products at this year's Fancy Food Show, which wrapped up this [...]

2013-02-01T18:12:31+00:00January 26th, 2013|Food Products, Salty Snacks|
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