Cooking Tip Tuesday: How to become a better cook (Step 2)

It's Cooking Tip Tuesday. Check out Step 2 in my "How to Become a Better Cook" series. It TRULY does make cooking more efficient, easier and enjoyable.

Sundays with Samantha: 10 ways to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies

Fruit salad made by Samantha. No doubt about it, it's challenging to get kids to eat enough fruits and veggies.  But, in order to keep our kids healthy and strong, we must provide them a variety of healthy foods, especially fruits and veggies. They contain a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and more …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

I really am a firm believer in moderation and for those of you who know me or follow me on Instagram, know I love to bake.  Life would not be complete without dessert.  Don't get me wrong, I can't have baked goods around all the time or I WILL eat them. I generally bake a …

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Wild Card Wednesday: Instead of eating less, cook more–New York Times Food

I know, I know. I sound like a broken record but seriously, cooking at home is arguably the best thing you can do for you and your family's health.  And, it doesn't need to be fancy shmancy meals that take an hour to prepare.  It can be as simple as adding your own toppings to …

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Sundays with Samantha: Scrumptious Hot Cocoa

My daughter, Samantha, has never been a fan of milk.  The only way I can get her to drink a cup of milk is to make hot chocolate (or chocolate milk). And while the pre-made versions of hot cocoa aren't the worst thing in the world, they aren't something I want to give her on …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: California Burrito Bowl

It doesn't have to be breakfast time to eat breakfast food.  We often make breakfast for dinner because it's quick, easy and kid-friendly. This burrito bowl was inspired by a burrito native to Southern California: the California Burrito.  For those of you who aren't familiar, it's typically a big, fat burrito stuffed with beef, cheese, …

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