Changing the Accessibility of Fruits & Vegetables

I just discovered a new trick in making fruits & vegetables just a little bit more accessible. I’ve always considered myself pretty good at introducing the fruits & vegetables to my kids.  Over the years we have practiced being taste testers, using the produce aisles at the grocery store as our discovery ground and we’ve become kitchen experimenters with recipes … Read More

Veggie Rockets make Lunch Box Packing Fun and Healthy

Veggie Rockets in the Lunch Box

  Ben joined me in the Price Chopper Kitchen this month to help me pack up a fun lunch box snack that’s healthy.   We pulled out an oldie, but goody and he helped me to make lunch box packing a BLAST by creating Veggie Rockets with me.  Veggie rockets are a great way to include those vegetables during the day and … Read More

Grilled Veggie Salad

pasta salad

Yesterday I shared how I make Grilled Veggie Medley and the fact that I always make two grill baskets full for two recipes, left-overs for lunch and a few for my eggs in the morning.  Here’s how I use some of the left-overs for the next night’s dinner and create a Grilled Veggie Salad including pasta, grilled tomatoes with basil and … Read More

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!

Quesadilla

 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