Tortellini Toss

Tortellini Toss

Quick Meals are at the top of my list now that school is back in full force and Tortellini Toss is one that made the dinner table this week.  Here’s how we made it on the quick & easy side of the counter; This recipe can be made in 15 minutes on a busy night, IF you prep ahead of … Read More

Star Gazer’s Pizza

Star Gazer's Pizza

Join Shane and I in the kitchen for a little family night pizza fun & try making the Star Gazer’s Pizza! Star Gazer’s Pizza by Jodie Fitz 1 pizza dough 1/8 cup olive oil, light 1 clove garlic, medium 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning* 2 yellow bell peppers (NuVal 96) 1 green bell pepper (NuVal 96) 8 oz. shredded mozzarella, part … Read More

Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

Like most families, we love pizza and often have a designated ‘pizza night’ for dinner.  Summer is no exception to the rule, we simply move out side and turn to Grilled Pizza for a little change in the flavor combination. Have you ever grilled pizza?  If not…you have to try it! It’s simple, delicious and just fun to make.  We’ve … Read More

Kids in the Kitchen – Film Day Fun!

Kids in the kitchen always = film day fun! Friday was one of my favorite days, when I was joined by kids in the kitchen at the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club studio. Anika started off our fun on friday by helping me to get things rolling for back to school ideas at the counter. Together we made breakfast taco’s that … Read More

How I Survived Food with 7 People on Vacation…

I love to cook, but when I’m on vacation with seven people the last thing I really want to do is spend hours on end in the kitchen while my family is down at the beach or in the ocean.  Not to mention that it can be a challenge to cook the way you want when you are away, because … Read More

Lunching It on the Grill – Quesadilla Style!


 There’s Quesadillas on the Grill and, they’re going sunny side up for a little kid fun with veggies … 2  Price Chopper flour tortilla wraps, 8”  ½ cup and 2 tablespoons Cabot sharp cheddar cheese, shredded*  1 – 2 Price Chopper tablespoons fresh salsa, mild  1/8 teaspoon cumin  Yellow and Orange Bell Pepper  Pre-heat the grill. Mix the ½ cup of shredded … Read More

Shake it Up Baby – Frozen Yogurt in a Bag!

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I have been traveling throughout the community testing my arm strength and the cooking muscles of the kids at the tables where I’ve visited.  Together we’ve been mixing it up & shaking it up so that we could make a Strawberry-Banana Frozen Yogurt.  This activity is fun!  In fact, it’s a blend of science, educational learning through a hands-on activity … Read More

Cooking with Kids!

Kids love to be in the kitchen and it’s a great way to fill a little spare time and spend it together.  Try to set aside at least one day a week to experiment and try a new recipe; there are so many benefits that you will find along your kitchen journey… Cooking with your kids is important; * Children … Read More

Summer Pasta Dishes are Delish!

Summer Pasta Dish

We have been fully enjoying the flavors that come with the grilling season at our table, but every once in awhile we still enjoy a delicious pasta dish.  So, I like to bring the grill along to the mix and save the heavy sauce and meatballs for the fall.I am a BIG, no HUGE…. pepper fan & love the summer … Read More

Food Photo Fun Today…

Veggie Olympic Ring Food Photo

Food Photo Fun at the Times Union is one of my favorite kind of days!  I have been busy creating and preparing for a few upcoming recipes to share with you (and, my family)! Here is a recipe as we think ahead to the summer games with a few fun family bites that will be coming out to share soon. … Read More