Jun 13

Hot Summer Food Trends (And How To Keep Them Healthy)

These trends are popping up with the warmer weather – find out how to keep them fit for summer. Fresh Mint I love mint but don’t always know what to do with it. A few sprigs in a glass of sparkling water is a refreshing treat but after a recent trip to The Inn, I’ve found a new favorite option – tossed with fresh kale and a creamy dressing. 

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Jun 09

Blueberry-Rhubarb Jam

I get uncomfortably excited when springtime rhubarb comes along. Ever since it appeared in my CSA box I’ve been dreaming about a recipe for sweet… tart ….. and vibrantly purple jam. Blueberry-Rhubarb Jam Makes about 3 cups 1 ¼ cups finely chopped rhubarb1 cup blueberries¼ cup water¼ cup regular pectin (I used Sure-Jell)3 cups granulated sugar Combine rhubarb, blueberries, and water in a 4 to 6-quart pot; bring to a…

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Jun 08

Father’s Day Recipe: Breakfast Casserole Cups with Sausage and Tomato

  I’m a long-time fan of the breakfast casserole, but rarely see a recipe that doesn’t call for a plethora of high fat ingredients. So I came up with a recipe of my own – it’s been pre-approved by my hubby and the kids! For a can’t miss breakfast this Father’s Day, don’t forget the sausage. I’m lucky enough to serve on the advisory board for Applegate and the better-for-you…

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Jun 04

Snack Time: Afternoon Snack Ideas

  My kids are big fans of snack time staples like Goldfish and pretzels but I like to keep things interesting (and of course, healthy). Satisfying snacks have a combo of healthy carbs for immediate energy, plus protein and/or fiber to keep little fingers from endlessly shoveling. Here are my top 10 ideas. Mini muffins – make ahead and keep in the freezer Fruit skewers – choose high fiber fruits…

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Apr 15

GIVEAWAY: Great Balls of Cheese

In honor of National Cheese Ball Day (my new favorite holiday) on April 17th, enter to win a copy. Written by the oh-so-talented Michelle Buffardi, find fresh and exciting ways to bring back the cheese ball. I have literally made one for every party and family gathering since discovering this book. To WIN! Leave me a comment by 11:59pm Friday April 18th, 2014 and tell me your favorite way to cook…

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Apr 14

Lunch on the Run: Chef Salad Jar

Take this salad for a healthy meal on the go!

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Mar 17

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat PancakesI love making pancakes for my girls on the weekends. Making a HUGE batch only takes a little more time – I pop the extras in the freezer and have pancakes for busy weekday mornings. 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour3/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda3/4 teaspoon kosher salt2 teaspoons sugar 2 cups low fat buttermilk2 large eggs, lightly beaten2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 tablespoons…

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Feb 06

Happy Hour Munchie: Kale Chips

A simple and healthy snack is only minutes away. Toss large pieces of fresh kale with olive oil, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (for some extra spice add a sprinkle of paprika, cumin, chili powder or curry). Spread on a baking sheet in an even layer and bake at 400-degrees for 3 to 5 minutes, or until crispy.

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Feb 05

5 Snow Day Recipes

Make the most of all these snow days! Get the kiddos in the kitchen and make these yummy kid-friendly recipes. Yogurt Parfaits with Homemade Granola Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Taco Salad – also makes a mean burrito! Pita Bread Pizza    For Dessert – Chocolate Bark or Nonni’s Chocolate Pudding

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Jan 22

Coconut-Cranberry Granola

I’m on a homemade granola kick! Get the kids in the kitchen to help.   Coconut-Cranberry Granola Makes about 4 ½ cups  2 ½ cups rolled oats ¼ cup sliced almonds ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 1/3 cup agave nectar 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 cup dried cranberries   Nonstick cooking spray  Preheat oven to 300-degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet…

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