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

Apple – Caramel Crisp Anyone?

  Do you cook Thanksgiving dinner?  I somehow did get passed on the holiday traditions.  They seam to have skipped from my grandmother’s to me with little interception by mom.  I often wondered how my retired mom got out of ‘it’ while this busy, working mom of three ended up with the dinners & the holidays.  But, in the end, … 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

Gooey Caramel Apple Brownies

Gooey Caramel Apple Brownies by Jodie Fitz 1 ½ cups Price Chopper all purpose flour 1 tsp Price Chopper baking powder ½ tsp Price Chopper salt ¾ cup Price Chopper light brown sugar ½ cup Price Chopper butter, softened 2 Price Chopper eggs, large 2 tsp Price Chopper vanilla extract 2 medium – large apples 6 oz. Price Chopper caramels … 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

It’s Pizza Night with a little Holiday Flair

Here’s a little pizza fun for everyone.  I couldn’t resist!  Price Chopper has pizza dough on sale (buy one, get THREE free), my kids love pizza and I have just one more excuse to sneak in some wonderfully flavored, nutritious veggies.  It’s a win-win combination for the entire family. And, guess what?  I made one with regular pizza dough and … 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

Edible Eyeballs…YUMMY!

Halloween is right around the corner and if your household is like mine, we are on activity overload!   There have been many years that I’ve signed up for the ‘baked good’ line item for the classroom treats weeks in advance and then, suddenly, the party day is here and I only have moments vs. hours to prep a snack for … Read More