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

Sometimes Simple is the Best Equation for Food

I started making Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies a very long time ago as part of my classroom treat sharing fun around St. Patrick’s Day.  This recipe quickly became one of my second son’s favorites and he LOVED them so much that they became touted as ‘one of my best recipes ever’!  When people would ask for the recipe I thought…I … 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

Shake it Up Baby – Frozen Yogurt in a Bag!

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I have been traveling throughout the community testing my arm strength and the cooking muscles of the kids at the tables where I’ve visited.  Together we’ve been mixing it up & shaking it up so that we could make a Strawberry-Banana Frozen Yogurt.  This activity is fun!  In fact, it’s a blend of science, educational learning through a hands-on activity … Read More

Christmas Tree Brownies

Looking for a festive treat to serve?  Maybe you need a classroom treat, but you’re running out of time?   The holiday rush can be tricky, because the best laid plans can suddenly get tossed to the side simply because of time.  Here is a time-saving solution recipe that’s still a festive, fun treat certain to bring a smile to everyone’s … Read More

Quick Cookie Fix for Santa

If you are out of time, this simple recipe will allow you to make cookies for Santa, have fun and avoid the oven! Quick Cookie Fix for Santa by Jodie Fitz  Price Chopper sugar cookies Price Chopper vanilla frosting 2 tablespoons granulated sugar Red or green food coloring Holiday shaped cookie cutter  In a glass bowl, stir together the granulated … Read More

Cooking Spaghetti Squash…and adding curry?

Every year we use the fall and the fabulous squash selection to do a little family taste testing/experimental fun.  So, come on & join us – let the kids shop and pick out their picks…at the very least, we’re all having fun and we’re all eating something a little more nutritious! Let’s start by heating up the oven to 375 … Read More

Festive Couscous

Do you like couscous?  I do.  But, I have to tell you that my husband really isn’t a big couscous fan.  Sometimes my inventive food spirit that strives to be creative in getting my kids to eat certain foods is directed just as much at my husband.  Festive couscous (as I’ve dubbed it) has won over his heart and stomach. … Read More

Veggies & Pizza

Pizza is one of our favorite things to eat.  And, like many families we typically have one night a week that is considered ‘Pizza Night’!  Pizza is always FUN, whether ordered or made.  One of the favorite things I like about making the pizza is it’s a great dinner to serve up with hidden vegetables.  One of the pizza’s we’ve … Read More