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Munchies Alert: Roy Choi’s Oreo-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Since when is a cookie a suitable dinner? Probably since Oreo asked Roy Choi to turn their cookies into the best savory snack we’ve tried in a long time. The recipe was part of a three-chef Snack Hacks challenge to use the retro classic as an ingredient in an entirely new dish.

Los Angeles-based chefs Michael Voltaggio, Nguyen Tran and Choi stepped up at a media event last week, morphing the cookie into dessert nachos with a lemony cookie-filled shandy (courtesy of Voltaggio) and a no-bake bread pudding (Tran). But it was Choi’s clever Oreo-crusted chicken tenders that left us thinking that cookies might actually have a place in savory cooking.

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Fancy Super Bowl Snacks Made with Convenience Store Ingredients

So the big game is finally upon us, and you, like many other people in this country of football (the American kind, that is), are out to watch it in style — on television, in the comfort of your favorite bar or living room. And as everyone knows, it’s not just about gathering around a flat screen with a couple of brewskis to make the game more exciting, it’s also about the snacks that are served and consumed, in a great American tradition on par with Thanksgiving.

Let’s say that, for whatever reason, you’ve found yourself playing last-minute host for a Super Bowl party, and you don’t have time to do a big supermarket run. Have no fear. All you need to do is hit your closest gas station convenience store — where we bought all the ingredients for these Super Bowl snack recipes, which are as tasty as they are convenient. Just be sure to make a lot of them; they might be gone before the first commercial break.

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Erik Trinidad is a food and travel writer, and the author of the cookbook parody Fancy Fast Food: Ironic Recipes with No Bun Intended, based off his popular food humor blog.

Healthy Snacks to Keep at the Office


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Working in an office can have a way of making you snacky. And if you’re caught unprepared, it’s all too easy to make a not-so-healthy choice (the cookies your baking-happy coworker brought yet again, the nutrition-less pretzels at the vending machine). Here are 13 ideas for office-friendly snacks, plus some “best practices” for snacking at the office.

A few tips on snacking at the office:
1) Be considerate of your coworkers — anything too loud (crunchy chips) or smelly (microwaved popcorn, canned fish) is a no-no for eating at your desk or prepping in the office kitchen.
2) Think of taking a walk instead of eating a snack — sometimes what you’re really craving is a little break. Re-energize yourself with a walk outside (or even just around the office) before snacking.
3) If you find that you can keep on eating … and eating, then bring snacks that are already portioned for you. Many of the ideas below fit the bill.

13 Snack Ideas

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Healthy, Satisfying Snacks to Pack

It’s inevitable — sometime during the day, either between breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner, you’re going to get snack-y. And if you’re at the office or out and about, you could be tempted by a not-so-healthy option (caramel macchiato or candy bar, anyone?) With a little planning, you can avoid diet-derailing visits to the vending machine or office candy bowl. These 9 snacks are easy to pack and satisfy your craving for something salty, sweet or crunchy.

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Spring Fling: Artichokes as Appetizers

Artichoke Appetizer

Laura Calder's Artichokes with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Sure, fresh ones may be available year round, but their sweet, nutty flavor shines brightest in the spring. Roasted, boiled, baked, grilled, fried or even microwaved, artichokes are healthy, versatile and surprisingly easy to prepare.

With the cold weather blues now safely tucked away for the year, light, airy and fresh snacks, like Laura Calder’s Artichokes with Roasted Garlic Aioli, are all the fad. From crunchy crostinis to creamy bakes, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite appetizer recipes that take advantage of artichoke season.

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Snack Food, Italian-Style

Use leftover risotto to fry up arancini, an addictive Italian snack.

In Rome, there’s a McDonald’s mere steps from the Spanish Steps. It’s always busy, but I can’t imagine why anyone would choose McDonald’s over authentic Italian snack food. Fast-food French fries vs. freshly-fried arancini risotto balls? That’s a no-brainer.

“Italians are experts in some of the most creative and satisfying snack foods around,” says Mario Batali, a true expert in all things Italian (and all things delicious).

Tonight on Ciao America, Mario’s visiting food spots across the country for the best Italian snacks, stateside. In Rhode Island, Saint Louis and New York, Mario finds the panini, the frittatas, the grilled pizzas and spiedini that are ready to eat pronto!

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Award-Winning Party Snacks for the Golden Globes

Awards show season is in full swing, which means you’ll be forced to update your Netflix queue with all of the great movies you haven’t seen yet, and more importantly, you have plenty of opportunity to host and attend award show-viewing parties.  For the ultimate Golden Globes-viewing party spread this Sunday, make some traditional in-front-of-the-TV snacks (like Ellie Krieger’s Cracked Pepper Chips With Onion Dip, pictured above), or get a little bit cute with some nominee-themed dishes.

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