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

‘Cinnamoned’ Sweet Potatoes

I think each and every season makes the produce section an adventure.  It’s a taste testing experiment ground, a way to introduce children to new foods and different flavors.  This fall, we are pulling sweet potatoes back to the table & who knows, we might even serve them this way for Thanksgiving.  Why not?  They love them & I’m happy … 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

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

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

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Let’s Start with Green Eggs & Ham….

I LOVE Dr. Seuss.  What’s not to love?  He had an imagination that was brought to life with the stroke of his pen and the lines of his art.  I sometimes wonder…did it come as easy to him as it all feels when I read his stories and admire his artwork?   I still enjoy sitting and reading Dr. Seuss … 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