*new to me*

July 23, 2012

a new-to-me snack that we discovered on our trip to southern californiazip chips! we had the cinnamon swirl, and boy oh boy are they delicious! addicting, actually. i am what you might call a super fan of snacks. and hey, that’s not to say i am not a fan of breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, late night meals, happy hour, etc… but snacks, well, snacks are kind of my favorite. you can snack during all your favorite activities – movies, baseball games, crafting. do you have a favorite snack?

look for zip chips at your local whole foods market.


wheat berries & edamame

March 6, 2012

husband and i attended a dinner party here in boston in January – where the above appetizer was served. it’s a mix of wheat berries, shelled edamame, seasoned with freshly squeezed lemon, sea salt, and pepper. served on endive. since having this delicious appetizer at the dinner party, i have made it twice. once at home for lunch and once in utah for another party. i prefer the mix served on green leafy lettuce, the endive is a bit bitter but makes it look prettier. so, it’s your choice what type of lettuce you serve this on. the dish is not packed with too many flavors, but it’s fresh, easy, and addictive.

if you are new to wheat berries,


holiday pretzel treats

December 13, 2011

my friend gave us these little goodies last year,
and i about ate the whole batch!
she used this recipe.

…this year, we had to make our own!

Bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels
Hershey’s Kisses or Hershey’s Hugs

{a great treat to have the kids help!}

we made designs out of our pretzels —


{sela’s pattern}


Heat the oven to 170F.
Set a number of bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels (one for each treat) in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper,


santa hat brownies…

December 9, 2011

i made these for my kiddos as an after-school snack this week.

so easy & So so cute!

all you need is:

little round pre-made brownies
heavy whipping cream {whip it up!}
{i kept things really easy by using a ziplock bag for my whipping cream.}


are you on instagram? it is my latest obsession!
what is instragram? …it’s a free iPhone app that combines creative photography + social network.

{you are welcome to follow me – search for “see_jane”}

right after i made these treats, my oldest daughter grabbed my real camera &