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

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

Make a Strawberry Octopus for a Healthy Breakfast

Strawberries sliced and placed to form the tentacles of an octopus with one whole strawberry sitting on top as the body with candy eyes on toast for breakfast fun.

Get the kids in the kitchen and build a strawberry octopus together.  It’s easy, it’s healthy and it’s a great memory making recipe. Make a Strawberry Octopus for a Healthy Breakfast Who ever said ‘…don’t play with your food‘? I believe we should absolutely play with our food!  And, this Strawberry Octopus recipe for breakfast is proof that we should.  … 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

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

Tropical Smoothie

When we turn the calendar to August I find myself wanting time to s-l-o-w d-o-w-n.  As much as I love our northeastern seasonal changes I can’t help thoroughly enjoying the tropical feel of the summer days.  One of our favorite seasonal blends is the Tropical Smoothie.  It’s a sweet, savory blend of flavors mixed with a few cooking lessons for … 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