Favorite Recipe Friday: Sweet Potato Skins

It's Cinco de Mayo so a Mexican inspired recipe is in order! I love Mexican food so any opportunity I have to infuse authentic flavors into my recipes, I do.  And while sweet potato skins are not what you think of as typical Mexican food, they are a (very nutritious) blank slate, perfect for delivering …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: A crispbread a day keeps the munchies away.

All the recipes I develop are inspired by something, someone, or an experience.  Today's recipes are inspired by Trader Joe's Whole Grain Crispbreads AND my love of sandwiches.  Like most of my recipes, I wanted to keep it familiar but unique. These crispbreads are great as a light lunch (with a side salad or fruit) …

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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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Sundays with Samantha: Kid-friendly smoothies

Homemade smoothies are a great snack.  They are super easy to make, can provide a healthy dose of protein and fiber and sneak in a couple servings of fruit (and/or veggies) without a fight.  Smoothies are my saving grace when my fridge is empty and I'm feeling guilty about my kids' lack of fruit/veggie intake. …

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