5 easy appetizers for your “Big Game” get together

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The BIGGEST football game of the year is drawing near! It’s time to get together to cheer on your team or, let’s be honest,  watch the commercials and hang out with friends. Football viewing parties mean good snack food and not counting calories. (I need cheat days to satisfy those random cravings. It helps me stay on track most… [Read More]

Enjoy the Season: 4 Holiday Ideas from ALDI

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It’s here! The turkeys have been put away and the Christmas ornaments and menorahs are coming out of the attic. Over the next few weeks, there will be shopping, parties, religious celebrations and many, many family gatherings. Every December I find myself looking for something a little new and different. Maybe it’s a new holiday… [Read More]

Quick and easy holiday party dishes

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It’s that time of the year where holiday parties rule our calendar. Typically it’s customary to bring either a beverage for the hosts or a dish to pass around at these holiday gatherings. I used to freak out and spend hours scouring the internet for the perfect recipe that was simple yet delicious. I didn’t… [Read More]

Healthy and not-so healthy Halloween treats

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Like most kids, my children LOVE Halloween. My son especially loves helping decorate with spiders, spider webs, ghosts, pumpkins, and jack-o-lanterns. Maybe I piqued their interest because it’s one of my favorite holidays.  I have always loved dressing up and who doesn’t love the absurd amount of candy?  As a parent, I do try my best to give my children candy… [Read More]

3 Delicious and Easy Summer Salad Recipes

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Summer is finally here!!  The warm sun shines down making the harsh New England winter seem worlds away.  I absolutely love the summer.  It means warm and carefree days.  It means listening to the squeals and laughter from the kids playing as I soak up my daily dose of vitamin D.  And of course, summer means my garden is… [Read More]

Simple Snacks for Kids : Frozen, Fruity Favorites

Frozen fruit snacks including watermelon popsicle, frozen banana, froozen grapes.

My childhood was filled with the wonderfully artificial, off brand, plastic-sleeved ice pops, and I won’t deny my little ones of that sugary goodness from time to time. My health aware mom side kicks in regularly though, and I try to find something with a little less dye, and a little less added sugar. Did… [Read More]

Shake your Maracas, it’s almost CINCO de MAYO!

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If you are anything like me, you don’t need an excuse to eat Mexican food. Tacos on Wednesday taste just as delicious on Tuesday. But having a holiday that basically begs you to eat chips and salsa all day? Yes, please! Cinco de Mayo, you wonderful day. And while it’s not really observed IN Mexico… [Read More]

No Sugar Added Banana Oat Muffins – Recipe

No Sugar Added Banana Oat Muffins

So I’m back on my “no added” sugar kick with the goal of sleeping better and hopefully losing some of this stomach pudge that doesn’t seem to want to go anywhere. I’ve been on the hunt for snacks and substitutes for some of the things I love most. One of those is baked goods. They… [Read More]

Easy homemade applesauce

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Last week I got a bushel full of apples from our produce home delivery service. My mind glazed over as I thought of baked apples, apple crisp and apple pie. But the first thing I decided to make was homemade applesauce. My kids go through GoGo Squeez faster than I can buy it, so I… [Read More]