Thanksgiving Movie Tradition – Thank You Charlie Brown

  Some things are magically timeless.  And, without doubt, Charles Schulz certainly captured that magic as it flowed through his creativity and artistry to entertain audiences for almost 40 years.  He is definitely one person I would have liked to have met.  I wonder what it was like to have watched him in the creation process?Regardless, I certainly appreciate him … 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

Looking for Grinch Food Ideas? Check out this shake!

Green smoothie in clear small glasses sitting on a red placemat served with red and white paper straws

Looking for Grinch food ideas?  If the answer was yes, then you’re going to want to check out my Grinch-ified fake shake.  If the answer is no, then it’s a bonus, because you’re still going to want to check out my Grinch-ified fake shake.  Why?  It’s refreshingly delish. When my kids were young the holiday movie line up was a … Read More

Salad Stuffed Cyclops are a Healthy Halloween Snack

Salad Stuffed Cyclops Halloween snacks #halloweensnacks #salad #cyclops

Looking for a Healthy Halloween Snack?  Or a way to get kids to eat more veggies?  Check out my Salad Stuffed Cyclops, they’re deviously delicious! Salad Stuffed Cyclops are a Healthy Halloween Snack Do you struggle with getting kids to eat their veggies?  If the answer is yes, struggle no longer!  I’ve got a salad stuffed cyclops recipe that makes … Read More

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

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

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

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

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Let’s Start with Green Eggs & Ham….

I LOVE Dr. Seuss.  What’s not to love?  He had an imagination that was brought to life with the stroke of his pen and the lines of his art.  I sometimes wonder…did it come as easy to him as it all feels when I read his stories and admire his artwork?   I still enjoy sitting and reading Dr. Seuss … Read More

Marbled Easter Eggs with Whipped Cream

A few marbled easter eggs sitting on a table

Marbled Easter Eggs are creatively fun.  Each egg has it’s own artistic surprise as you remove the whipped cream.  This DIY project is great family fun. Marbled Easter Eggs with Whipped Cream Marbled Easter Eggs are my ultimate favorite way of decorating eggs for Easter.  It’s totally acceptable mess that everyone loves!  We released our marbled Easter Egg Decorating almost … Read More