Archives for September 2016


Yummy Buttermilk Muffins

by BnB Finder September 30th, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Breads, Party Snacks, Recipes
Since last week we showcased an after-school treat that was an enticing and healthy option, this time we're headed strictly towards sweet and savory. Innkeeper Betty Foy of Meadows Inn in New Bern, NC serves guests these Yummy Buttermilk Muffins, which definitely more than make the grade! Located near

Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 28th, 2016| Desserts, Party Snacks, Recipes
Although cookies can't be an everyday snack after school, they do make a special way to acknowledge the day. Maybe it's the first day of school, the completion of a major project, or a made-up celebration. Whatever the reason, all the kids I know surely appreciate a warm cookie or

Freshly Baked After-School Sweet Treats

by TT Editors September 26th, 2016| Desserts, Recipes
Welcome to week two of our after-school sweet treats series! Last week we focused on snacks that were easier to make but that still were homemade. Now that we're into the final week of September, it seems like the perfect time to make some treats that require a little more

Trail Cookies

by BnB Finder September 23rd, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Desserts, Recipes
Surprise! After-school treats can be both healthy and heavenly to taste. Just ask our friends at L'Auberge Provencale in Boyce, VA, an award-winning wine country inn that captures the spirit of Provence stateside with its gorgeous accommodations, grounds, farm-to-table restaurant, modern luxury amenities, and more. "We believe after-school snacks

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Crackers

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 21st, 2016| Desserts, Party Snacks, Recipes
As we focus on after-school sweet treats, this week we are trying to choose snacks that are easy to make, such as the ideas we shared on Monday. One of the items on that list was cinnamon sugar toast. (Click here to review the full list.) Although this is a

Simple After-School Sweet Treats

by TT Editors September 19th, 2016| Cooking Basics
The school year is well under way, and with it hopefully the school day schedule is on autopilot. To help with this we have spent the past two weeks sharing lunch ideas. (If you missed them, be sure to take a peek at some simple lunch suggestions.) Now

Chloe’s Farmhouse Tomato Sandwich

by BnB Finder September 16th, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Recipes, Sandwiches
As we mentioned previously, lunches that aren't cumbersome to carry are the ideal companion for both back to school and the office. So what better recipe to serve up than a delectable sandwich that's simple to make and easy to savor? Innkeeper and chef Chloe Tuttle of Big Mill

Homemade Hummus- So Simple

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 14th, 2016| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Vegetarian
Everyone in my house likes hummus, even the kids who really aren't kids anymore. However, they've liked it since they were kids and often requested it for their lunches. On busy weeks I have been known to buy hummus at the grocery, but when I take the 10 minutes to

Simple Ways to Pack Lunch

by TT Editors September 12th, 2016| Cooking Basics
Last week we began sharing our thoughts on ways to pack lunch for your child (or yourself) without turning to the ever so boring sandwich. So, we focused on salads, muffins, and a soup. The lovely thing about all of those lunches is that they can be made in a

Bacon, Sweet Potato and Cheddar Soup

by BnB Finder September 9th, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Recipes, Soups & Stews
Packable lunches are the back-to-school supplies that matter most to us as foodies, and savory soups are one of our favorite gourmet go-to's because they are easy to travel with regardless of the transportation you take. That's why we were thrilled to discover this Bacon, Sweet Potato and Cheddar Soup

My Favorite Start to the Day

by Editorial Team September 9th, 2016| Tasty Thoughts
Like many people, I start my day with coffee. Several cups of coffee. Regardless to weather- hot, cold, snowy, windy, humid, I love starting my day with hot coffee. Traveling for work, I've experienced both good and bad coffee. Sometimes the hotel has fabulous coffee, and it's a great start
wheat berry salad with corn and tomatoes

Wheat Berry Salad with Corn & Tomatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 7th, 2016| Recipes, Salads
This week we are focusing on ways to make your child's (or your own) lunchbox more interesting and delicious. No need to send a boring, old sandwich each and every day, as we noted on Monday. There are plenty of different muffin, salad, and soup recipes that might pique your