Kids Fun 101: Truffula Trees

Trufulla Trees from The Lorax

When my friend asked me to bring Oreo cookie pops to her daughter’s birthday party, I could’t resist turning them into Truffula Trees for a little Kid Fun 101 ~ especially with the release of The Lorax Movie, which we happened to love! They’re actually quite easy to make and better yet, there is NO BAKING REQUIRED! I doubled my … Read More

Easy Homemade Breakfast Turkey Sausage

Breakfast sandwich with homemade turkey sausage patty, spinach, fried egg and cheese on a whole grain 100 calorie round

Homemade Breakfast Turkey Sausage is easy to make.  You can make this sausage recipe ahead and freeze it.  It’s the perfect addition to any breakfast sandwich. Easy Homemade Breakfast Turkey Sausage I love homemade breakfast turkey sausage! It’s really pretty simple to make. Add a few spices to ground turkey, cook it up & BAM you have part of a … Read More

Baked Apple Snack

Baked Apple Snacks made with honey, cinnamon, cheese and whole grains in the shape of a pinwheel.

This baked apple snack is simple and delicious to make.  It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory.  This baked apple snack is great for after school or to make on the weekend. Baked Apple Snack Although I’m never really ready to let go of summer in the northeast, apple season does sweeten the deal and make the fall transition … Read More

Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Homemade, no cook strawberry Chia Seed Jam served on a crustless sandwich with peanut butter.

Use fresh strawberries to make this easy, no cook strawberry chia seed jam.  It’s great on toast for breakfast.  It’s perfect in a peanut butter sandwich. Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam Embrace strawberry season with some fresh, easy strawberry chia seed jam.  This recipe is sweet, delicious and fruit packed.  It takes 10 minutes to make and is a no-cook … Read More

Squash Monsters for Dinner

When my youngest was much littler than she is now, we used to play a game in the produce aisles throughout the fall.   Every week she would select one new squash, because there are so many unique and colorful options to try that caught her eye.  It was FANTASTIC; it encouraged taste testing and trying new foods and even … Read More

No-Bake Fun for Kids in the Kitchen Making Reindeer Food

I am not quite certain where November just went?  And, I certainly don’t know how the Thanksgiving weekend just flew by so quickly.  I also hate to admit that although I started a bit of shopping, I haven’t packed away the fall decor, nor have I pulled out the Christmas boxes to start decorating, but inevitably it will be on … Read More

‘Cinnamoned’ Sweet Potatoes

I think each and every season makes the produce section an adventure.  It’s a taste testing experiment ground, a way to introduce children to new foods and different flavors.  This fall, we are pulling sweet potatoes back to the table & who knows, we might even serve them this way for Thanksgiving.  Why not?  They love them & I’m happy … Read More

Pumpkin Pizza for Dinner….easy, quick & festive!

Cheesy Bacon Pumpkin Pizza by Jodie Fitz 1pizza dough 1/2 cup turkey bacon, cooked and chopped 8 oz. Monterrey Jack Cheese (use the low fat) 1/8 cup light olive oil 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon onion salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup chopped olives Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Stir the garlic powder, onion salt and pepper together … Read More

Slithering Snake Dinner

I am re-posting the kid-friendly dinner fun, because it’s almost Chinese New Year!  What does this recipe have to do with Chinese New Year? It’s the year of the snake! _____________________________ Last week my daughter came home with a note in her agenda that said, Eat Snake for Dinner!  She said the teacher was being silly.  Or, was it her … Read More

Excess Candy? Left Over’s? Bake JUNK COOKIES!

Here it comes – Halloween.  The kids are excited about their costumes and even more, the candy!   It’s funny how the kids just LOVEtheir candy carrying contraptions no matter what the device.  Plastic bag or fancy plastic pumpkin face, it’s the function that enamors them; to carry the prized possession of pounds of candy that they normally aren’t allowed to … Read More