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

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

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

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

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken by Jodie Fitz Another simple mix with fabulous flavors…. 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast 8 oz. roasted red peppers 6 1/2 oz. quartered, marinated artichoke hearts* 2.25 oz. can of sliced olives 1 cup grape fresh tomatoes 1.  Halve and pound the chicken. 2. Season the chicken fillets with salt & pepper and grill them … Read More

Soft Serve Fun at Home

There’s nothing like soft-serve now that the warm weather has finally arrived!  And, with warm weather it’s time to pull out a whole new set of recipes to share… June is National Strawberry Month & we’re having a little fun with our Strawberry Soft Serve Swap.  We LOVE strawberries, LOVE pink and LOVE this recipe…it’s a triple play! Enjoy~ Strawberry … Read More

Apple – Caramel Crisp Anyone?

  Do you cook Thanksgiving dinner?  I somehow did get passed on the holiday traditions.  They seam to have skipped from my grandmother’s to me with little interception by mom.  I often wondered how my retired mom got out of ‘it’ while this busy, working mom of three ended up with the dinners & the holidays.  But, in the end, … Read More

Kids in the Kitchen – Gobble Up Dessert Recipe

I wish I could say it wasn’t true, but the math equation that comes to mind when I turn the calendar and see Thanksgiving circled is holidays = desserts.  It’s a time when all of those scrumptious, sweet treats associated with fall, Thanksgiving and family traditions are brought to the table in one fell swoop. It’s never about the ‘one’ … Read More