Kid Friendly Gluten-Free Ham and Apple Sandwich #DeliFreshBOLD

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My youngest loves lunch meat but since he’s gluten-free, he usually ends up just eating the meat. I’ve tried to get him to eat sandwiches, but failed every time. Until now.  Oscar Mayer sent us a great sandwich kit and some of their new Deli Fresh BOLD flavor varieties. I was inspired and ready to take on […]

Tasty Tuesday: Lemon Cornmeal Bundt Cake

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Easter is just a few days away, and I’ve been charged with bringing the dessert for our family’s celebration. Nothing says “Spring” to me, more than the bright, tart flavor of lemon. This cake is one of my family’s favorites: I get requests for it year round but especially in Spring and Summer. It’s very […]

Tasty Tuesday: Baked White Fish with Smoky Bacon-Tomato Relish

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Even though I don’t keep to the Lenten tradition of eating fish on Fridays anymore, I definitely enjoy the sales on seafood this time of year! I’m stocking up on individually frozen and wrapped fillets because it’s so easy to pull out exactly what I need from the freezer, thaw it quickly in a bowl […]

Tasty Tuesday: Balsamic BBQ Sauce

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We’re normally year-round grillers, but with the high winds and bitter cold lately, we’ve held off for a few months. So this sunny, mild weather made me want to clear the cobwebs out of the grill and fire it up! One of my favorite things to grill is chicken drumsticks. They’re cheap, fairly quick to […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

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With two preteens in the house, it seems like someone is always in the kitchen making or eating a snack. Our rule is that healthy snacks are “free”…meaning that you don’t have to ask, and you can have them any time of day. That said, sometimes we just want something crunchy and salty, and it’s […]

Tasty Tuesday: Irish Ale Bread

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This bread is always a hit: it’s my Grandpa’s recipe and a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in our family, but it is so quick and easy to make that it’s perfect for any time of year. It makes two decent sized loaves and it’s always gobbled up quickly!  It complements heavy meat dishes and stews […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crock Pot Gumbo

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Next Tuesday just happens to be Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras! So for this week, we’re cooking it up Cajun style!  In doing my background research for this recipe, it occurred to me that there must be as many gumbo recipes as there are residents of Louisiana…and no one recipe is more “authentic” than another. […]

Tasty Tuesday: Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing and Dip

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Oh Greek Yogurt, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! We seriously go through tons of yogurt around our house, (which is why I have learned to make it from scratch, as I posted here: Homemade Yogurt ) One of my kids’ favorite things to munch on is fresh veggies and ranch […]

Frugal & Fruity ~ Freeze Ahead Smoothies

Frugal and Fruity Freeze Ahead Smoothies

My kids and I love smoothies. I do have to admit, it’s quite the process to get them all together for just a quick smoothie for breakfast or as a treat after dinner. I was buying some pre-made smoothies but the cost was killing my pocketbook. At roughly $3 per smoothie, they were fast becoming an expensive treat.

I found a great tip on Pinterest about freezing yogurt into ice cube trays for toddler portions. Genius! Then my mind started working… All that’s in the pricey smoothie bag is frozen yogurt and fruit. Hmmmm… Then, this morning as I was starving and trying to come up with a way to pack in a ton of fruit while still minding my Weight Watchers PointsPlus® points, this recipe was born.

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Tasty Tuesday: Honey Butter Sweet Rolls

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If you were a public school kid in the 80′s, you know that the only acceptable side item for a bowl of chili is a cinnamon roll. I can’t even imagine two things that make a better pair!  My daughter disagrees. She likes a particular steakhouse chain’s dinner rolls the best, and often asks if we […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crispy Fried Chicken Milanese

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“Milanese” refers to a style of cooking meat cutlets by pounding them thin, dredging them in a crunchy coating, and frying. It is so much faster than fried chicken, and because the cutlets are very thin they cook quickly, which means less time to absorb oil.  You can use this technique with any boneless meats […]

Tasty Tuesday: Sweet and Spicy Sloppy Joes

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There are an awful lot of opinions on food in my house. Trying to get a dinner on the table that everyone will like and is somewhat healthy, in under 30 minutes? Quite the challenge. Add the weekday chaos to the equation-kids stressing over homework, little bro trying to watch his cartoons while big sisters […]

Tasty Tuesday: Carrot Cranberry Salad

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It’s so hard to get a variety of veggies on the table in the dead of winter. There just aren’t a lot of options! But this is an easy, fresh-tasting side dish that compliments lots of dinner, and looks bright and colorful, too. I adapted it from this Ellie Krieger recipe-hers called for mint, which […]

Tasty Tuesday: Korean Rice Bowls

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These easy rice bowls are super-duper fast, full of veggies, and my kids rave about them. The best part is that you can mix and match your favorite veggies with whatever your family likes, or whatever’s on sale or in season. We really like to change it up with sliced mushrooms, bean sprouts, even pineapple […]

Tasty Tuesday: Mulligatawny

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This past weekend was my son’s birthday. The rule in our house is you get whatever you want for your birthday, no questions asked. And my food snob in training asked for lobster. Tails, specifically, but I talked him down to lobster mac and cheese. Needless to say, it was a pricey meal, so the […]