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Sneaky Veggies

Sneaky Veggies

My kid loves to eat. He is a developing foodie with a bottomless pit for a stomach and an obsession with fruit. Where he lacks an appetite is when it comes to veggies. He will usually eat broccoli and carrots without needing them hidden, i.e. steamed broccoli or roasted carrots. Other than that, he pretty […]

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Love Letter to my Instant Pot

Love Letter to My Instant Pot

Dear Instant Pot, I feel a little funny writing to you. We’ve been working together so well though, and my heart is telling me it’s time to tell you how I really feel.  I love you. The way you bail me out at 5 p.m., when I suddenly realize I don’t have dinner started nor […]

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Healthy Eating in the Winter Months

With the frigid temps outside and oversized sweaters and comfy leggings on, all I want to do is cozy up and nosh on some comfort food. When hunger strikes, I don’t always want to whip up a light summer treat when it is 20 degrees out! Sure that might be healthier, but not so much during […]

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summer barbecue

Throw the BEST Summer Barbecue

Well, as I sit here the heat index is 112 degrees so I would like to start this post off by telling you that BBQ timing is flexible. A BBQ can be for breakfast. Lately, it’s so hot that the optimal BBQ time might be 5 a.m. I kid! I kid! Seriously, summers are for […]

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Time Saving Tips for Weeknight Cooking

Time Saving Tips for Weeknight Cooking

Dinner time can often be a hectic time of day, and while I enjoy cooking, during the week I get stressed if I’m trying to make something too complicated or time-consuming. Here are a few tips that help me stay sane while trying to feed my family.   Create a dinner Pinterest board exclusively for […]

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Kids Farmers Market Challenge

Kids Farmers Market Challenge

It’s almost summer which means it’s farmers market time! My all-time favorite farmers market activity? The Farmers Market Kids Challenge. So. Much. Fun! Here’s what you need: Kids – Check! Yours alone will be great, but you can add some friends, neighbors or cousins, if you dare. I’ve done the challenge in cooking classes and […]

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Kid-Friendly Winter Drinks

I love a hot chocolate packet, don’t get me wrong, but by mid-January I’ve reached my instant hot chocolate threshold. To spice things up, my kids and I tried a few warm winter drink recipes: vanilla milk, healthy hot chocolate and homemade apple cider. The [not very scientific] results are in. Meet The Tasters: Mom: I didn’t last […]

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What's in Season in July?

What is in Season in July?

Well now we are really in the thick of things! Summer is here, its way too hot to turn the oven on, and I’m sweating my pretty makeup right off every Saturday morning at my farmers market stand. This is the time when you just can’t get away from the farmers market without 27 extra […]

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Cooking with Mangos

Special thanks to our friends at the National Mango Board for sponsoring this learning opportunity!  Confession: I am not a foodie. I mean, I like food but developing recipes and throwing together elaborate meals with exotic ingredients is not my forte. I once gave up at the grocery store because I didn’t know where I […]

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Sponsored: Creating a Fun Thanksgiving Table for Kids [As Seen on Fox 4]

With the following easy and fun decorating ideas, everyone will want to sit at the kids’ table this Thanksgiving! A Thankful Centerpiece Not only is this turkey centerpiece adorable, it gives kids the chance to express what they’re thankful for this holiday. Easy to make in only a few simple steps, everyone can get involved […]

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