Pies for Pi Day? Yes, please!

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Pie.  It's got such a huge part of so many of our family traditions and it's hard not to love pie.  In fact, I can tell you, in 39 1/2 years on this earth, I've not met anyone who doesn't like pie.  There aren't a lot of foods you can say that about, although I ...

Kale and Ham Galette Recipe

Kale and Ham Galette

I've been trying to add some culinary excitement to our family meals lately. Nothing super crazy, of course.  This week I was thinking about kale and making kale chips. But then I was thinking about other stuff you can put kale into.  Somehow, this had me thinking about Easter and ham and leftover ham and ...

Fun Recipes with PEEPS #PEEPSTreats

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Sometimes, you just want to have a little fun with your PEEPS.  Last year, we made PEEPS Kebabs and PEEPS pops.  This year?  A Peepster Basket Cake.  With PEEPS, it's all about fun.  New flavors of PEEPS, paired with fun Wilton icing colors, sprinkles and decorating bags and tips, gives a whole lot of room ...

Feta and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

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Feta and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts   A delicious spin on a Weight Watchers recipe that is full of great taste but low in calories- inspired by Greek flavors.  My kids are pretty good at eating salad and since the stuffing resembled one of mom's yummy loaded salads they loved this chicken dish, and gobbled up the ...

Black Bean Veggie Wrap makes brown bagging fun!

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So now that my oldest has officially gone meat free, and is living as a vegetarian, I'm finding meatless lunches are a little bit (not tons) more challenging to pack.  The girl who loved ham and cheese won't eat the ham anymore and I'm left trying to make sure she's getting her protein in.  She REALLY loves ...

Weight Watchers Friendly Lentil Soup

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Simple Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Lentil Soup This soup is a delicious vegan recipe, but it can be altered easily to suit the cook’s tastes.  Beef or chicken stock can be substituted for the water.  Pieces of ham can be added for a delicious option.  Another tasty addition is a dollop of sour cream ...

Buffalo Chicken Bites Recipe

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We love hot sauce in our family.  Or rather, most of us do.  My husband and my older 2 kids would eat buffalo wings every day of the week if I let them.  Given that this wouldn't be a healthy option for anyone, that doesn't happen.  But I do try to think of ways to ...

St. Patrick’s Day Surprise Inside Cupcake Recipe

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St. Patrick's Day Surprise Inside Cupcakes – Green icing with sprinkles   Ingredients: 1 Box of white cake mix 1 Container of whipped white frosting 1 Package of green Wilton Colorburst Batter Bits (Amazon.com or Target carries them) 1 Container Wilton St. Patrick's Day Sprinkles Green food coloring (find natural food coloring) Bowl Spatula Cupcake pan Cupcake liners Icing decorating tip (optional)       Instructions: Step 1: Preheat your oven to ...

One fish two fish Recipes and Crafts for Dr. Seuss Birthday

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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish  Here is one of Dr. Seuss' classic books- One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.  I have pulled together some snack ideas, fun activities and art projects, and a sensory bin for you to enjoy with the story in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2nd.  ...

Apple Chai Muffin Recipe

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 This Apple Chai Muffin recipe is  deliciously moist and flavorful.  I love the warm, aromatic flavor of Chai tea- it is made for cool, crisp mornings and muffins are a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth without going overboard.  The subtle taste of Chai combined with applesauce is not only tasty but this muffin ...