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Wednesday, August 24, 2011



Verb:  "Eat a snack."

Noun: A small amount of food eaten between meals. 

First of all...
I have absolutely NO idea why this all looks just like VALENTINE'S DAY..
.guess those are WHY it looks like Valentine treats,
here in the middle of AUGUST.
good grief        
THESE are store-bought (gasp)
and they are worth about a million bucks each.
Add a Sweet and Sour dipping sauce and you are ON THE MOON.
I am pretty sure I can eat a whole, entire package of them
THIS savory spread is new for me.
I combined INA GARTEN'S recipe (what NERVE I have to mess with HER recipes)
with things I had on hand.
I am a firm believer in not having to "run to the store" for an ingredient
if I have something  that just might work as well..
ok....or nearly as well.....
I just mixed MASCAPONE CHEESE (I'm not crazy about this cheese)
with Cream Cheese,(it really called for Sour Cream..gotta try using that, too)
add 4 or 5 slices of fried BACON, broken into small pieces,
salt and pepper to taste..
the recipe calls for chopped fresh parsley
but, I was completely out.
fantastic on tasty crackers...
absolutely yummy on little 
OK...I heard someone giggle out there..
you think my using CHOPPED CELERY LEAVES is pretty funny when it's SUPPOSED to be
 but... look what a pretty picture it made. :)

AND, we do love
Cheese Quesadillas

I just add a little butter to both sides of the flour tortilla and fill with our favorite cheese..
You can sure grill them outside on the grill..or in a skillet..
preferably CAST IRON 

I have a wonderful recipe for homemade salsa....
but THIS 
from our market
is  really REALLY
It's the best store-bought
salsa I've ever tasted.

I know salsa is one of the things that is
"Goodness is
in the mouth of the taster" so .....
just sayin'
Good, juicy and sweet fresh FRUIT has always been a favorite snack.
Oh... ♫♪
and notice the cute CUP my fruit is in...
Isn't this one of the ka-utest measuring cup sets you've seen lately ?
I sure do like them.....A LOT !
I like the fact that it has ML listed on ea one and also OUNCES.
 I have SOMETHING ELSE so cute, I am about to have a run-away...
and it's 
I saw these adorable measuring cups over at SULLIVAN AND MURPHY.
When I told SUE how much I liked them, 
she put me in touch with 
ANGELA that has a charming ETSY shop.
Angela had them on their way to me within a day.

I'd love to know what YOUR favorite snacks are....

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and thank you for coming by to see me today.



Sweet Tea said...

Yes Ma'am I could live on Snack, especially when they're served up in your variety of beautiful dishes...But even better than living on snacks, is the idea of living on desserts. Sure wish we could do just that!! Yum! Those little wonton bite things look scrumptious!

Jacqueline said...

I am with you BJ! You just picked cream cheese for everything and I could pretty much live off that. I love quesadillas or chips and salsa, they are standards around here. We love snacks so much that often when we go to restaurants we have the appetizers and then the desserts - leave out the main dishes.

I have to admit, I am so snack minded that the rain in the background on your blog - I thought it was a deep fryer! (Naughty me!)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Yep, love snacks, that's why you see so many of them on my blog. Way more appys than entrees-yours sound great:@)

Bunny Jean said...

Good thing I just had lunch!

I made really nice ciabatta sandwich with ham , cheddar, spinach, tomatoe, a sprinkle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Just for me!

Funny thing ... I was thinking of how you are always teasing us with your lunch. I thought maybe I should do the same. But I was too hungry to wait and I'm afraid I ate it all gone, way too fast!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Home to Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Bunny Jean said...

tomatoe, potatoe... guess I should run for Vice Pres.

Rhondi said...

Hi bj
I had a very busy stressful day at work and reading this post made me laugh,cheered me up and gave me a lift. I LOVE your sense of humor
Hugs, Rhondi

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I like snacks/appetizers and desserts best of all. I could just skip the main dish. I love crab rangoon, which looks a lot like your first snack. One of our favorites is good old party mix with lots of nuts in it. I love fruit and cheese, but it has become a meal for us instead of a snack most of the time!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I just cracked up when I heard the sound of rain on your blog! I couldn't live on snacks, although I do love them. Those little wonton bites sound yummo!

Pondside said...

I could live on snacks too. Right now I'm in love with any sort of wonton or dumpling with a zippy sweet red chili sauce. Yummy!

Kathleen said...

How in the world do you stay so thin???
Cute cups! I have to go visit Sue, I haven't seen her lately!

Olive Cooper said...

Heavens BJ, I could just about live on red pepper hummus and nacho chips. I do make my own hummus but I will buy store bought too.

The White Farmhouse said...

I think what doesn't move is considered a snack! I love snacks. I don't know if I have a favorite one though. they all are.

You are quite the lucky girl! Come and visit! You won my giveaway!

La said...

There are few snacks I DON'T like, which is why I had to go back to Weight Watchers this week.

I love anything that has cream cheese in it.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I love snacks for sure! Yum those wonton bites look tasty!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beeeeeeeeej! You make everything look so darn good!!! Double WAH!

Always Nesting said...

Girlfriend, you are making me HUNGRY!! I'm so not snacking till after the wedding cuz this mama tried on her mother of the bride dress braless - cuz I needed a strapless - and well lo and behold once the girls came up cuz I finally got the bra I needed, the dress is waaaaayyyy tight so I'm in snack rehab. Grrrrr.....I shouldn't have waited so long to try on the strapless and the dress together. And here you go, putting the snacks right in front of my face and I'm hungry, yes I'm hungry....ah the torture we go through for our kids. Are you feeling guilty? :) Starving myself (ok that was a fib, not starving just not snacking on goodies) to fit into a dumb dress!!!!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I pretty much have never met a snack I didn't like! And anything with cream cheese is a definite winner. This is a great post and I'm going to check out the measuring cups. Thank you for linking up to Open House Party Thursday...I really appreciate it. Come back next week!

Babs said...

It's almost midnight and I'm looking at your snack post and about ready to lick the computer screen I'm so hungry. Gosh those cream cheese won tons look fab. What brand are they and where can I get them? I think our grocery store is open all night. LOL
Gosh my stomach's growling.
The other snacks look great too, but I'm coming back to look at them tomorrow.

Jojo said...

YES, I could live on snacks, appetizers, tapas, hors d'Oeuvres, mezza or whatever you want to call them. I always thought the mom that Cher played in the film Mermaids had the right idea. Remember how she only made appetizers for their dinner? It made every day a celebration!

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Vee said...

Yes, I confess, I could live on snacks and appetizers are my favorite food at restaurants, too. No wonder I'm fluffy!

Holly said...

Those all look so good! I love the cream cheese wonton thingies dipped in sweet and sour! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr, thats my tummy and it's only 5 am

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

MMMM... those look delicious! Snacks are always a good thing! Linda

kitty said...

Hi BJ, I'm like you in not running to the store if I don't have to!! I love subbing an ingredient for another...woo-hoo!!

Granny Annie said...

I would visit today while I am struggling with one of the haredest parts of my current weight loss program. Snacking kills all my best efforts if I let it get a hold on me. This all looks so yummy!!!

Cozy Little House said...

I know when I come over here, good food awaits me. Your family must put the pedal to the metal to get to your house for all your cooked goodies!

Love Of Quilts said...

Sure could live on a snack like that I'll have to go fine me a snack. All your food looks very good...and all the ways you have it set up are nice to. Trish

Maria G. said...

I could live on snack too! I love small appetizers. Here in Greece we have so many recipes for appetizers I have to write a few posts for appetizers :)

Anonymous said...

what a great post and I just love the term meemaw, you know I never heard that until i started blogging in april.(I'm in Northern Canada). My favorite snack is chips,, BBQ but these look good to me!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I agree with you about the cream cheese wontons. Don't tell anyone but I think I have eaten a box by myself.

Gypsy Heart said...

Yes, I love snacks! I call it "grazing" food. It has been especially nice during this heat I think...just light amounts of whatever. Just too hot for heavy foods ~ at least for me it is. Thanks so much for sharing!


Gypsy Heart said...

Yes, I love snacks! I call it "grazing" food. It has been especially nice during this heat I think...just light amounts of whatever. Just too hot for heavy foods ~ at least for me it is. Thanks so much for sharing!


Designs By Pinky said...

My favorite snack is pretzels dipped in hummus!!!!!! Oh honey! I could eat the whole container of hummus but then I get a TUMMY ACHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your snacks sound wonderful and YES, I could live on just snacks! XO, Pinky

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The words snack and happy belong together! I love those cute little measuring cups.

ButterYum said...

Not crazy about mascarpone? REALLY???? I have to be careful when it's in the house because I could seriously eat the entire package with a spoon. LOVE IT!!


Sherry said...

These look delicious! I love your chopped celery leaves! That was pure genius. It does make a pretty picture and I bet it tasted good too. And, I promise I didn't giggle! :) Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
When I first heard the thunder and then the rain, I turned around to see if we were going to get some rain. I just sat and listened for a bit as I have almost forgot what it sounds like. Thanks for the memory!!
You probably already know that I want all of those wonderful snacks, who would be able to choose? Just bring me an assortment please. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come back soon!
Miz Helen