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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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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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Healthy(ier) Class Treats!

In our house it all starts with my daughters’ birthdays in September and October, followed quickly by Halloween parties, harvest parties, winter holiday parties and keeps going form there. It’s a long chain of treat filled days. First of all I love treats and sweets…I’m pretty sure each of my teeth are a sweet tooth. But when […]

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What’s For Dinner?

Those 4 little words that no mom wants to hear:  What’s for dinner tonight? I take that back– sometimes I like hearing those words, like when they’re spoken by my 8 or 9-year-old sons as they burst through the door from the garage and fling their backpacks on the laundry room floor and dump playground […]

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Shamrock Shake Re-Mix

Shamrock shakes, they come once a year and most people hate them or LOVE them. Partly it’s the novelty and partly it’s the minty- sweet- creaminess that livens up the sometimes dreary month of March. What if I told you that YOU could make a healthy version with real food ingredients???  You would kiss me wouldn’t you?!  And […]

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Healthy Homemade Chocolates

  A box full of chocolates is often full of a lot of other things {besides chocolate} like artificial flavors, dyes, preservatives and other additives. I created this recipe last year and it made a wonderful gift as well as a guilt-free indulgence for myself!! These real food chocolates contain only four ingredients! They are […]

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Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

  Ingredients: 2 cups Chocolate Chips (I use these) pinch Cinnamon 1-2 Tbsp Pomegranate Seeds Melt the chocolate chips on the stove over low heat or in a glass dish in the microwave, stirring every 3o seconds. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth stir in the cinnamon. Pour on to a parchment lined sheet […]

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Apple Pinecones

This is a fun recipe that is almost too pretty to eat. I said “almost” because one bite and you’ll gobble them up.  A perfect recipe with kids!  We made them this summer at the cooking camp I taught and they were a huge hit, such a fun way to use their creativity. Almond Pinecones- […]

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Mom Food to the Rescue!

Because I teach kid’s culinary classes and I have two (hungry) kiddos at home I create a lot of recipes just for kids. Yet in my back pocket I have some great recipes that I save just for me…things I can make fast, are healthy and taste good. So put down that dried PB&J Crust and […]

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Fruity Fun Smoothies

Well it’s still summer and we still have some happy, hot days before us. Cool down with this yummy and fun smoothie, packed with superfoods. Guaranteed to be loved by everyone…even spinach haters! Fruity Fun Smoothies Ingredients: 2 Bananas, Frozen 2 cup raw Strawberries ½ cup fresh Spinach ¼ cup Shredded (raw) Beet 2 cup […]

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