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

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

Red, White & Blue Cake…

Red, White and Blue Cake by Jodie Fitz  1 Price Chopper boxed cake, white ¼ cup Price Chopper all purpose flour 1/3 cup Price Chopper vegetable oil 1¼ cups water 3 Price Chopper eggs, large Red food coloring Blue food coloring  Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare the cake mix as directed using the vegetable oil and water.  Use … Read More

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Here is a simple and easy quick fix recipe.  It not only looks festive and fun, but it tastes great too.  These cupcakes are certain to be a hit at the classroom party! Candy Corn Cupcakes by Jodie Fitz  1 box Price Chopper white cake mix 1 cup flour Yellow food coloring Orange food coloring Price Chopper Vanilla frosting Candy Corn … Read More

It’s National Pancake Week – Perfect for Vacation Week Fun!

  It’s National Pancake Week and school vacation tends to be all about a little breakfast fun.  Here’s one of our favorites; Blueberry – Honey Pancakes by Jodie Fitz 1 large egg, large 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 cup milk ¼ cup honey 2 Tbs. vegetable oil 1 Tbs. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla extract … Read More

Rain Forest Muffins Double as Place Cards for Thanksgiving!

Fresh baked bread is always delicious at the Thanksgiving table.  You can have a little kid fun by baking it in muffin tins & then turning them into personalized place cards for your festive dinner table! Rain Forest Muffins by Jodie Fitz ½ cup Price Chopper sugar ½ cup Price Chopper applesauce ¼ cup Price Chopper butter, softened 2 Price … Read More

Re-posting from last summer – Mango Cutting 101

I decided to re-post Mango Cutting 101 & Mango Cutting Made Easy from last summer’s blog in prep for tomorrow’s mango recipe tomorrow.  I realized in doing this that it really wasn’t that long ago that I switched blog formats & now, about a year later, I have a new site under construction & I can’t wait to share it … Read More

Happy Birthday to the Oreo Cookie (with a little low fat yogurt)!

We couldn’t let the day go by without celebrating the Oreo’s 100th Birthday.  The Oreo is kind of like an American icon!  I have to say that I don’t buy them often & my kids were thrilled to see them pulled out of the grocery bag :).  Here is our after school treat today that will be perfect for summer … Read More

The Blueberry Blaster!

It’s July, which is also National Blueberry Month, which means it’s time to celebrate with blueberry combinations!  So, to start things off, we’re blasting forward with a little kitchen fun and making the Blueberry Blaster to share; a delicious smoothie. Did You Know?!?! * The NuVal Score of blueberries = 100 * Native Americans once called blueberries “star berries,” because … Read More