Crunchy Banana Bites

Years ago my best friend taught me a trick on eating bananas and peanut butter.  The combination shared has morphed ever so slightly into Crunchy Banana Bites at our house and we love these for an after school snack or even part of a breakfast combo.  Here’s one of snack friendly recipes to share; Crunchy Banana Bites by Jodie Fitz … 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

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

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

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

Cinnamon Pancakes

Pancakes are without doubt a fun breakfast creation.  I think part of loving them so much is that they are always served as a special treat; sleep-overs, weekend fun and holidays or maybe even part of brinner.  Once in a while, I love taking just a little bit of batter, changing the color and creating designs in the pancakes; below … Read More