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How to build a Super Bowl snack stadium

Soon, ‘Mericans everywhere will cheer on their spandex-clad warriors while eating fried food and drinking beer! If you’re hosting this seasonal celebration, why not take it to a whole new level and build a Super Bowl snack stadium? (Come on, do you love ‘Merica or not?)

Tacos, chocolate, and cheesy bread: 5 tasty popcorn recipes that go beyond “just butter”

Let’s be honest, sometimes you just want to plop in front of the TV and munch away. What’s a better snack for doing exactly that than popcorn!? If you can resist smothering your popcorn in butter you’re actually left with a very virtuous snack — one that’s low in calories, high in fiber, packed with antioxidants, and gluten free!

Celebrate 42: Throw this Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy birthday party

When I turned 42, since I was going to be the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything for a WHOLE year, I decided to throw a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy shindig. If you’re wondering what snacks to serve at your Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-themed party, here’s your answer…

Would you like a veggie Cthulhu in a blanket? Yes, please

I was recently inspired by this photo that Portland-based designer, developer, and writer Neven Mrgan tweeted last week — why make pigs in a blanket when you can make CTHULHUS in a blanket instead?! That’s right!

Sneaky Vanilla Pudding for School Lunches/Snacks

Kids — and adults — have been back in school for a couple of weeks now and you may be running out of ideas for healthy snacks and lunches. I think this recipe is a great way to sneak avocado and banana into the diet of any willful child or picky adult.

Mind blown: cut off a bottle spout to store snack bags

I just…what is there even to say, here? Basically, the picture shows you what to do. It’s brilliant and it involves a half-full bag of snacks, a wide-mouth bottle spout, and a lid.

Peanut butter and jelly banana dog

Last week I found myself starving and low on groceries. In a moment of desperate MUST-NOM-NOW-ness, I created this monstrosity, the Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Dog. The recipe here should be pretty self-explanatory: it’s just a pb&j sandwich on a hot dog bun, with a banana nestled inside.

Did you know you can make homemade mozzarella?

I have a giant basil plant in my yard that grows rampant and demands I eat it at every meal. This means that the caprese combination of mozzarella/basil/tomato/balsamic is a staple. Little did I know that mozzarella is one of the easiest cheeses to make yourself and only takes about 20 minutes.