More Valentine’s Party Fun with Strawberries and Dip

Strawberry Garden

I love playing with my food and the holidays always provide the perfect opportunity for us to get in the kitchen, let our imaginations soar and experiment on many levels.  One of my favorite Valentine’s shares is our Strawberry Rose Garden.  It’s great for classroom Valentine’s parties or it’s fun on a smaller scale for an after school surprise.  When … Read More

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Always love adding a new smoothie combination to the recipe box.  Here’s my January release (DELICIOUS!!!) Strawberried Banana Smoothie by Jodie Fitz 2 cups frozen Price Chopper strawberries (NuVal 100) 4 oz. Price Chopper low fat milk 6 oz. Price Chopper low fat vanilla yogurt ½ banana (NuVal 91) 2 tablespoons Price Chopper honey 1 teaspoon Price Chopper vanilla extract … Read More

Crunchy Banana Bites

Years ago my best friend taught me a trick on eating bananas and peanut butter.  The combination shared has morphed ever so slightly into Crunchy Banana Bites at our house and we love these for an after school snack or even part of a breakfast combo.  Here’s one of snack friendly recipes to share; Crunchy Banana Bites by Jodie Fitz … Read More

Veggie Appetizer Fun for Kids

Not wanting the kids to eat chips, dip and sweets at your upcoming gathering? Sometimes the veggie platter has to be just as fun…. Fun with Veggies by Jodie Fitz 1 oz. Price Chopper cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon Price Chopper sour cream 1 teaspoon of dry ranch seasoning Central Market wheat crackers, round Large carrots Celery Price Chopper Raisins Mix … Read More

Halloween Popcorn…

Tonight It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is on TV! How many years have I been watching this special? Skipping that thought & moving on to the fact that I actually still look forward to watching all of these timeless treasures with a new found love that combines my childhood memories & new snuggles with my own crew (well the … Read More

Re-posting from last summer – Mango Cutting 101

I decided to re-post Mango Cutting 101 & Mango Cutting Made Easy from last summer’s blog in prep for tomorrow’s mango recipe tomorrow.  I realized in doing this that it really wasn’t that long ago that I switched blog formats & now, about a year later, I have a new site under construction & I can’t wait to share it … Read More

Happy Birthday to the Oreo Cookie (with a little low fat yogurt)!

We couldn’t let the day go by without celebrating the Oreo’s 100th Birthday.  The Oreo is kind of like an American icon!  I have to say that I don’t buy them often & my kids were thrilled to see them pulled out of the grocery bag :).  Here is our after school treat today that will be perfect for summer … 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