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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

Looking for dessert? Or a frozen treat to cool things down? Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt is EASY to make and absolutely delicious to eat.  You can serve it immediately after you make it in a soft-serve state and/or put it in the freezer and scoop it up for a treat later on; either way, it’s fantastic! Chocolate-Peanut Butter Frozen … 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

Pull Out the Crock-pots for Chicken Gumbo & Brown Rice

Chicken Gumbo

Pull out the Crock-pots, it’s time for a new version of Chicken Gumbo!  I’ve made the traditional Chicken Gumbo before, but I’ve tweaked it to be kid friendly and to include a few nutritional additions like white northern beans, spinach and brown rice.  I happen to love brown rice, it’s something I was brought up on, but my husband wasn’t … 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 … Read More

Healthy Schools: Launching Back to School

Healthy Schools launching back 2013

Both last year and this year, I had the opportunity to be a part of Van Schaick Elementary’s Back to School Block Party that focuses on giving the kids a healthy launch back to school.  I recently had a chance to chat with the Principal, Jacqueline DeChiaro about the program and I absolutely love the idea of creating a special … Read More