Family Pizza Night Goes Valentine’s…

It’s always fun with kids to celebrate the holidays and Valentine’s can be host to all kinds of food fun.  I know many families, including ours, that LOVE pizza night.  It’s funny how simple traditions/routines can deliver excitement and something we all look forward to sharing.  Are we ordering this week?  What type are we going to make this week?  Can … Read More

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

Cheese Ball Recipe Turned Snowman

Cooking with Kids - cheese ball gone snowman

Check out this Cheese Ball recipe that’s been re-purposed into a Snowman :)!  This recipe is great for birthday parties, classroom parties and/or any upcoming gathering.  It’s easy to make, tasty, kid-friendly and festive.  What’s not to love about an edible snowman? Snowy the Cheese Ball by Jodie Fitz 8 oz. Price Chopper cream cheese 1 teaspoon dry ranch dressing* … 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

Red, White & Blue Dessert Fun for Everyone

Mini Flower Pots are a simple but scrumptious dessert that brings red, white and blue fun to the table that’s sure to delight for everyone!I love this recipe for so many reasons!  Here are my top five; 1. It’s an easy desert recipe to make. 2. It’s amazingly delicious and even non-yogurt lovers, like my husband, usually like this recipe. … Read More

A Little Dessert Make Over – YUM!

My mom makes an INCREDIBLE Cherry Cream Pie for dessert that is lusciously delicious.  When I was growing up I often asked for it as my birthday dessert instead of having cake.  And, because it’s one of my favs, it’s a commonly found delicacy at the holiday dessert table in our home.  So, in honor of George Washington’s Birthday and … 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

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

Red, White & Blue Cake…

Red, White and Blue Cake by Jodie Fitz  1 Price Chopper boxed cake, white ¼ cup Price Chopper all purpose flour 1/3 cup Price Chopper vegetable oil 1¼ cups water 3 Price Chopper eggs, large Red food coloring Blue food coloring  Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare the cake mix as directed using the vegetable oil and water.  Use … Read More

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Here is a simple and easy quick fix recipe.  It not only looks festive and fun, but it tastes great too.  These cupcakes are certain to be a hit at the classroom party! Candy Corn Cupcakes by Jodie Fitz  1 box Price Chopper white cake mix 1 cup flour Yellow food coloring Orange food coloring Price Chopper Vanilla frosting Candy Corn … Read More