Turkey Black Bean Chili for Dinner

Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea?  Check out this VERY Quick & Easy Turkey Black Bean Chili.  This is one of my all time favorite, lean and delicious, fall back meals.  It’s easy, it’s packed with great ingredients, everyone in my family loves it & it only requires one pan and little clean up (LOVE IT!!!)… Even better…you … Read More

Ghost Popping Cupcakes

My kids, like millions of others, love cupcakes.  However, two out of three of them don’t like frosting and that has forced me to get a little bit on the creative side of things.  As a result, I am always trying to find alternative toppings and fillings to share. I was very excited about sharing these boo-tiful cupcakes, as my … Read More

Zoe’s Debut

This is our dog Zoe Girl!  Zoe is a six pound toy (teacup) poodle.  She has been a VERY big part of our lives for the past 10 (soon to be 11) years. Today, we took Zoe on our family outing to the Pet Howl-oween Party at Riverview Orchards to benefit the Animal Protective Foundation.  It cost $10 for each … Read More

Parenting from the Laundry Room…

 Every weekend I think, REALLY, AGAIN?!?!….Where did all of this laundry just come from?  I just ran a load once a day for the past five days and now I have about five more loads waiting for me, staring at me, calling out my name in the laundry room. There have been times I’ve wondered if it really breeds itself … Read More

Thank you Schuylerville Elementary…

Thank you Schuylerville Elementary for making me part of your First Family Healthy Fair.  I had a great time making smoothies with families throughout the evening….and, the volunteer who stayed with me from the Junior Honor Society was AWESOME!!!

Edible Eyeballs…YUMMY!

Halloween is right around the corner and if your household is like mine, we are on activity overload!   There have been many years that I’ve signed up for the ‘baked good’ line item for the classroom treats weeks in advance and then, suddenly, the party day is here and I only have moments vs. hours to prep a snack for … Read More

Apple-Banana Smoothie

  When I was little we used to sing this song at summer camp that made absolutely no sense in regards to camping activities; I like to eat, I like to eat, I like to eat eight apples and bananas. Our counselors would then change all of the vowels and we would sing the song five more repetitive times with … Read More

One of Life’s Humorous Moments…

I love the Imagine-Nation Museum in Bristol, CT & have joined them for several of their events.  Just a little side note, they put on top notch, very fun, family events…like Chocolate Festivals with chocolate rivers & Who’ville events with the entire staff dressed like who’villagers (if that’s a word)…they truly are fantastic! So, when they called me & told me … Read More

Try my Healthier Taco Meat Recipe

Ground Turkey Taco’s by Jodie Fitz 1 pound ground turkey 1/8 cup onions, chopped 15.5 oz can of diced tomatoes ¾ teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon white pepper 1 cup chopped spinach, fresh 8 oz. cheese, Mexican blend-shredded Cook the ground turkey in a frying pan; draining off any excess juices. Add the chopped … Read More

Creamy Orange Fruit Dip

Creamy Orange Dip is a very flavorful fruit dip that goes great with golden delicious ‘cinnamoned’ apples. Creamy Orange Dip by Jodie Fitz ¾ cup Price Chopper low fat vanilla yogurt 1/3 cup Price Chopper frozen orange juice concentrate 1/3 cup Price Chopper light whipped topping 1 oz. white gel frosting tube (optional) Golden Delicious Apples Price Chopper Cinnamon Stir … Read More