Creating a Comfy Cozy Porch Space

Creating a Comfy Cozy Porch Space

Welcome to my front porch! Our front porch is where we often like to have coffee and/or tea, sometimes breakfast on a weekend morning during the warmer weather. It’s a little slice of zen in our fast paced lives. Our property is surrounded by trees & the birds are always in full chorus in the morning, providing a pretty peaceful … Read More

Summer Spices and My Outdoor Spice Rack Creation

breakfast with the girls

The story behind my spices! My birthday is in May!  As part of my celebration I went to breakfast with a few of my friends at a restaurant in a neighboring town called the Iron Roost.  Afterwards I wanted to go to a little shop in town called C’est La Vie that had caught my eye on a recent drive … Read More

Tortellini Toss

Tortellini Toss

Quick Meals are at the top of my list now that school is back in full force and Tortellini Toss is one that made the dinner table this week.  Here’s how we made it on the quick & easy side of the counter; This recipe can be made in 15 minutes on a busy night, IF you prep ahead of … Read More

Peach Crisp with Frozen Vanilla Yogurt

Peach Crisp

I’m taking advantage of the delicious peaches that are in season and making Peach Crisp to share!  I love the combination of cinnamon and peaches backed together & am topping it off with frozen vanilla yogurt! Peach Crisp by Jodie Fitz 8 – 10 peaches, ripe 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups oats 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/4 … 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

One More Frozen Yogurt Treat for Summer 2012…

Frozen Yogurt

We’re still celebrating one more week of summer at the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club before we turn the recipe pages to fall!  Anya joined me to make one more frozen yogurt treat to share for summer 2012…. Cherry-licious Frozen Fun by Jodie Fitz This is a fun afternoon in a bag… 8 oz. Cabot Greek Vanilla Bean yogurt 1 … Read More

One more Sno-Cone Trading Swap of the Summer…

Cantaloupe Freeze - Sno Cone Swap Recipe

Join Amelia and I in the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club Kitchen as we share one more Sno-Cone Trading Swap recipe for before summer ends… Cantaloupe Freeze  This recipe makes for a great Sno-cone trade! 1 cup Price Chopper lemonade concentrate 1 cantaloupe (NuVal 93) 1 tablespoon Price Chopper honey 1 teaspoon Price Chopper vanilla extract Make the lemonade as … Read More

Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

Like most families, we love pizza and often have a designated ‘pizza night’ for dinner.  Summer is no exception to the rule, we simply move out side and turn to Grilled Pizza for a little change in the flavor combination. Have you ever grilled pizza?  If not…you have to try it! It’s simple, delicious and just fun to make.  We’ve … Read More

Final Call for The Lorax Give-A-Way!

The Lorax Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack

Final Call to register for The Lorax Give-A-Way!  You can finish up the summer with a little movie night fun by saying this great package with your family.  What did The Lorax send me from NBC Universal to share with you? The Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack, The official Lorax T-shirt (youth large & never worn despite the shipping wrinkles :)), The … 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