Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken by Jodie Fitz Another simple mix with fabulous flavors…. 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast 8 oz. roasted red peppers 6 1/2 oz. quartered, marinated artichoke hearts* 2.25 oz. can of sliced olives 1 cup grape fresh tomatoes 1.  Halve and pound the chicken. 2. Season the chicken fillets with salt & pepper and grill them … Read More

Savory Summer Steak Marinade Grill Recipe

Steak Marinade

  My dad happens to be, what I consider, a master marinade maker.  I have started to study some of his concoctions & mixes which has resulted in my own marinade creations.  I have several yummy successes to share this summer (and a few that still need work – lol), but one of my favorites is this Savory Steak Marinade.  I … Read More

Quick & Easy Dinner with this Tasty Mexican Lasagna Recipe

  YUM!  Mexican lasagna is one of our family favorites when it comes to a quick & easy dinner.  Ours has a bit of a kick to it, but you can limit the bite by replacing the pepper jack cheese that  I use with just a sharp cheese if your family doesn’t like the spicy stuff.  I like to shred … Read More

Kids in the Kitchen – Gobble Up Dessert Recipe

I wish I could say it wasn’t true, but the math equation that comes to mind when I turn the calendar and see Thanksgiving circled is holidays = desserts.  It’s a time when all of those scrumptious, sweet treats associated with fall, Thanksgiving and family traditions are brought to the table in one fell swoop. It’s never about the ‘one’ … 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

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

Baking Up Taquitos

Having just a little fun over at the counters & in the ovens for Cinco de Mayo just around the corner making Baked Chicken Taquitos. My Baked Chicken Taquito Recipe Step 1 = pull out the crock-pot (LOVE IT ALREADY!!!) 2 pounds chicken thighs (darker meat works the best on the recipe) 14.5 0z. can of 99% fat free chicken … Read More

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

Trading Out the Traditional Bread Stick

 We are H-U-G-E salad eaters!  Yes, even during the dead of winter I love to make & serve a nice salad; there are so many great combinations.  This week one of my favorite salad mixes is on sale!  It’s the Dole Baby Garden Blend and it’s buy 1 – get 1 so I couldn’t refuse this deal (okay, okay….I’m already … Read More

Warm Apple Pear Sauce

Warm Apple-Pear Sauce by Jodie Fitz  2 apples 2 pears 1 tsp Price Chopper Cinnamon 3 tablespoons Price Chopper light olive oil 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons agave syrup, light ½ tsp Price Chopper vanilla extract  Peel, core and dice both the apples and the pears.  Set the fruits aside.  In a sautéing pan or shallow frying pan, warm the … Read More