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Melted Butter: Owning My Mess

On a recent Friday when my son did not have school, we had a set agenda we’d decided on together the night before: bake cookies, play with a friend, workout (for me!), ride our bikes (nearly 7 miles round trip in 90 degree weather) to get frozen yogurt, and watch a requested movie.  Nowhere in […]

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Pumpkin Recipe Round-Up

Well it’s here…Autumn. And despite the fact I let go of summer kicking and screaming, “We never made it to the beach or had a lemonade stand”, I have started to get excited about the seasonal produce coming my way. Pumpkin is pretty much the star of autumn, leaving butternut squash and yams in it’s […]

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Ice Cream: Summer’s NOT Over Yet

Summer is NOT over. Despite what the retail stores want you to believe with their end of summer clearance sales. Despite what the craft stores want you to believe with pumpkins, colorful leaves, and scarecrows everywhere. Despite what the messages from your child’s school are making you believe. Despite what some websites and Facebook pages […]

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Easy Blender Pancakes

Ahh pancakes, is there any better way to start the day?? I don’t think so. We love pancakes in our house, but with limited time in the morning it’s only an option if it’s easy and fast. The answer…blender pancakes, throw everything in the blender, whizz and cook. Here are my favorite recipes for blender […]

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Traveling with Food Allergies and Restrictions

Ahh….Vacation, the blissful joy of escape and adventure awaits. Then you remember you still have to clothe, feed and clean your offspring. Planning for a trip can be a real challenge and requires a lot of work to make it run smoothly (I’m not saying this will prevent the epic airport meltdown or sunburns, but planning […]

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Ch, Ch, Ch, Chia Pudding

One of my favorite things in the world is Chia Pudding. Yep, chia seeds are pure magic and you can easily turn them into a healthy and delicious pudding perfect for breakfast, snacks, the lunchbox and special treats. Today I am sharing my favorite chia pudding recipes…ENJOY!   Blueberry Bliss Chia Pudding   Cinnamon Chia […]

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Festival Foods’ Mealtime Mentors Can Help Make Your Resolution Be a Sustainable Evolution

Ah, New Year’s resolutions. They range from small changes –”I’ll wash my face before bed every night!” – to those really big ones of the life-changing variety that can include everything from “I’m going to quit smoking,” to “I’m going to lose 20 pounds.” Those especially lofty resolutions, however, don’t seem to stick around for […]

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17 Recipes to Help You Soar in 2017

Like most of us, I am looking forward to 2017 with the hope that comes from fresh starts and new beginnings. I’m pretty sure no one said “whew, 2016 what an easy year”. All of us can get behind a new year and new hope. In honor of the new year I have put together […]

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Christmas Morning Breakfast

Christmas morning can be a busy morning at our house, yet I always like to start the day with a good breakfast. Here is one of my favorite menus for Christmas morning, or really any winter holiday morning. No matter if you get up and have breakfast right away while your kiddos patiently wait (i.e. plead […]

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