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Favorite Recipes to have on Hand…

Hi Weekly Bite readers!
My name is Marci and I blog at I am 27 years old and live in Houston, TX with my husband and one year old puppy. I love cooking and baking and try to make everyday recipes a little healthier, but still indulgent and flavorful. I love reading Weekly Bite for the beautiful photos, easy and simple recipes, and I love the cute pictures of her family. Today I want to share some of my recipe staples that I always have on hand.
1. Homemade classic hummus
Hummus is my favorite dip. I feel like I am a hummus connoisseur. I have tried many store brands, eaten it at restaurants, but I really love my own recipe best. It is based on the hummus recipe from Terry Walters book, Clean Food. I make this every week to snack on or take for lunch with carrots, crackers, and any other vegetable. We love our hummus! The recipe has simple and clean ingredients, and you can doctor it up by adding any herb to the mix too, or even spinach or avocado.
2. Homemade Larabars
I call these nut balls, you could call them raw truffles. They are most similar to a Larabar with a short ingredient list. I eat these usually as a snack to hold me over to a meal. I keep them frozen and have many varieties on hand always. My favorites include cherry pie ballscookie dough balls, cocoa nut balls, and cinnamon raisin balls. (the last one is a weak picture, it was in my first days of blogging)
3. Homemade Pita Chips
This recipe is a family tradition. It is always at my grandparent’s house and makes the house smell so buttery and cheesy. It’s simple with strong flavors. Not exactly a healthy food, but a good crunchy treat.
4. Cookies
I am a cookie person. I love to bake, and keep most of my baked things in the freezer for quick grabbing, but still out of sight. This one is a pretty one for summertime, and colorful for kids too. It’s a peanut butter M&M cookie. I also love these Oatmeal Raisin cookies, and Tollhouse cookies are another family staple for a treat.
I promise I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, but I have a strong sweet tooth and work at finding healthier alternatives. I hope you’ve enjoyed a look into some of the frequent foods I eat.
Marci 🙂

5 Responses

  1. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on June 1, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Homemade or not, I always need hummus on hand. Those pita chips also sound great. I’ll have to search for gluten-free pitas.

  2. Rebecca said on June 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    The Homemade Larabars look so YUMMY!!!! I want to make those.

  3. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on June 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I’m with you, I have become more of a fan of my own hummus. I think that’s the great thing about hummus is that you can really make it your own!

  4. Marci said on June 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks for letting me guest post!

  5. Maris (In Good Taste) said on June 1, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Excellent guest post and great recipes!