Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Always love adding a new smoothie combination to the recipe box.  Here’s my January release (DELICIOUS!!!) Strawberried Banana Smoothie by Jodie Fitz 2 cups frozen Price Chopper strawberries (NuVal 100) 4 oz. Price Chopper low fat milk 6 oz. Price Chopper low fat vanilla yogurt ½ banana (NuVal 91) 2 tablespoons Price Chopper honey 1 teaspoon Price Chopper vanilla extract … 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

Warm Apple Pear Sauce

Warm Apple-Pear Sauce by Jodie Fitz  2 apples 2 pears 1 tsp Price Chopper Cinnamon 3 tablespoons Price Chopper light olive oil 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons agave syrup, light ½ tsp Price Chopper vanilla extract  Peel, core and dice both the apples and the pears.  Set the fruits aside.  In a sautéing pan or shallow frying pan, warm the … 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 recipe. … Read More

A Little Dessert Make Over – YUM!

My mom makes an INCREDIBLE Cherry Cream Pie for dessert that is lusciously delicious.  When I was growing up I often asked for it as my birthday dessert instead of having cake.  And, because it’s one of my favs, it’s a commonly found delicacy at the holiday dessert table in our home.  So, in honor of George Washington’s Birthday and … Read More

Ghost Popping Cupcakes

My kids, like millions of others, love cupcakes.  However, two out of three of them don’t like frosting and that has forced me to get a little bit on the creative side of things.  As a result, I am always trying to find alternative toppings and fillings to share. I was very excited about sharing these boo-tiful cupcakes, as my … Read More

Edible Eyeballs…YUMMY!

Halloween is right around the corner and if your household is like mine, we are on activity overload!   There have been many years that I’ve signed up for the ‘baked good’ line item for the classroom treats weeks in advance and then, suddenly, the party day is here and I only have moments vs. hours to prep a snack for … Read More

Summer Pasta Dishes are Delish!

Summer Pasta Dish

We have been fully enjoying the flavors that come with the grilling season at our table, but every once in awhile we still enjoy a delicious pasta dish.  So, I like to bring the grill along to the mix and save the heavy sauce and meatballs for the fall.I am a BIG, no HUGE…. pepper fan & love the summer … Read More