What to make for dinner!

A friend of mine gave me the recipe below….and I make it frequently as a side dish for dinner….or for lunch….or just as a snack.  I love Chick Peas (also called Garbanzo Beans)…..I put them in my salad…in my tuna fish…eat them plain…and of course Hummus is made from Chick Peas…so I love that as well.  The recipe below is for baked Chick Peas….when I make them for my family I use two to three cans of Chick Peas.



Baked Chick Peas

Pre-heat oven for 350 degrees

Drain Chick Peas from can and then rinse with water

Put Chick Peas in Glass Baking dish…spread so they are evenly dispersed

Coat with Olive Oil

Add spices…whatever you like…Kosher salt….pepper…garlic powder…oinon powder….paprika….cayenne pepper.  I add a little of everything…and sometimes just some salt…sometimes just paprika.

Bake for about half an hour…I usually make two to three cans so it takes about that long to bake….wait until they are browned….I mix sometimes when they are baking.

Serve as a side dish…..we love them!   They have a bit of a nutty flavor from baking…hard and crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Sometimes I make them for the kids when they get home from school….and they have as a snack.



About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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