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

Baking Up Taquitos

Having just a little fun over at the counters & in the ovens for Cinco de Mayo just around the corner making Baked Chicken Taquitos. My Baked Chicken Taquito Recipe Step 1 = pull out the crock-pot (LOVE IT ALREADY!!!) 2 pounds chicken thighs (darker meat works the best on the recipe) 14.5 0z. can of 99% fat free chicken … Read More

Family Pizza Night Goes Valentine’s…

It’s always fun with kids to celebrate the holidays and Valentine’s can be host to all kinds of food fun.  I know many families, including ours, that LOVE pizza night.  It’s funny how simple traditions/routines can deliver excitement and something we all look forward to sharing.  Are we ordering this week?  What type are we going to make this week?  Can … Read More

More Valentine’s Party Fun with Strawberries and Dip

Strawberry Garden

I love playing with my food and the holidays always provide the perfect opportunity for us to get in the kitchen, let our imaginations soar and experiment on many levels.  One of my favorite Valentine’s shares is our Strawberry Rose Garden.  It’s great for classroom Valentine’s parties or it’s fun on a smaller scale for an after school surprise.  When … Read More

Trading Out the Traditional Bread Stick

 We are H-U-G-E salad eaters!  Yes, even during the dead of winter I love to make & serve a nice salad; there are so many great combinations.  This week one of my favorite salad mixes is on sale!  It’s the Dole Baby Garden Blend and it’s buy 1 – get 1 so I couldn’t refuse this deal (okay, okay….I’m already … 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

More Frozen Fun & a Sno-Cone Alternative

The warm temperatures were a surprise in the northeast this week and it left my crew wanting some cool down treats.  I pulled out the fresh pineapple and turned it into one of our Sno-Cone Alternatives using fresh fruit.  It’s a delicious replacement for sherbet, son-cones or ice-cream.  I usually like to serve them up in son-cone holders, but I … 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