Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Cinnamon Toast Bites with Raspberry Dipping Sauce

First things first…what the hell was up on American Idol last night?? Jermaine Jones getting kicked off the show had to be the most set up thing ever. Excuse my boldness but I’ve been through the Idol process. I didn’t make it nearly as far as Jermaine but let me guarantee you they check out their contestants…extensively. Now I could be completely wrong here but I find it hard to believe they completely missed not one, but FOUR warrants against him.

Anywho…moving on. I thought last night’s performances were good, some boring, but not bad. My favorite by far was Joshua Ledet. His rendition of “When a Man Loves a Woman” took me straight to church, right there in my living room. Amazing. Amazing.

On to the food…

Every week I’ve been cooking up snacks for Yahoo! Music Blogger, Lyndsey Parker, and her Reality Rocks blog. For this week’s Songs from the Year You Were Born theme I decided to take a stroll down memory lane and cook up some flavors from my childhood. Last night I made my favorite family recipe, Squash Cakes, so tonight I thought I’d satisfy my sweet tooth with a breakfast/turned dessert favorite.

This recipe makes a ton of raspberry sauce. Feel free to half it or just keep it and dump it over everything…it’s that tasty!

Check out my feature on Reality Rocks HERE!

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Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Squash Cakes

I can’t believe we’re already down to 12 on American Idol. The finale will be here before you know it, but in the meantime I’m still cooking up snacks for Yahoo!’s Lyndsey Parker and her Reality Rocks blog.

The theme this week is Songs From the Year You Were Born. So I decided to make some snacks from back in the day. Tonight’s recipe is one of my all time favorite family dishes. I thought I would try something totally different and turn it into a snack. There are two VERY important things to remember when making this dish:

  1. Make sure the consistency of the cornbread stuffing mix is sticky enough to form cups.
  2. Make sure you form the cups up the sides completely or else they won’t be cups but a pile of squash when you pull them out.

If you don’t want to bother with the cups at least make the casserole…it’s to die for.

Check out tonight’s feature on Reality Rocks HERE!

Quick & Easy Snacking – American Idol Top 12

Last week came and went in a flash with another person sent packing during American Idol’s Top 12 week. The gorgeous and talented, Karen Rodriguez, couldn’t quite bring in the votes with her version of Taylor Dayne’s “Love Will Lead You Back”. Her time may be up on Idol, but I have a feeling we’ll be hearing more from Miss Rodriguez. **Side Note: girl was looking fierce in that black sparkly dress and sky high boots.

Whether you were dabbing your tears or jumping for joy over Karen’s departure, I hope you had the chance to enjoy my Idol top 12 recipes. Yahoo’s super fab music lover and creator of the popular “Reality Rocks” blog, Lyndsey Parker, posted some more quick and easy snacking recipes from yours truly.

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