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Healthy Family: The Authors of Sneaky Fitness Dish on Kids and Fitness

Healthy Family: The Authors of Sneaky Fitness Dish on Kids and Fitness

| January 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers, as I mentioned last week, I plan to write more about raising a healthy family this year (see my interview with Dr. Oz from last week). This week, I have tips on getting active from Missy Chase Lapine and Larysa Didio, authors of the new book Sneaky Fitness: Fun, Foolproof Ways to Slip […]

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Lightened Up Raspberry Applesauce Pancakes

Lightened Up Raspberry Applesauce Pancakes

| January 7, 2010 | 5 Comments

If you are what you eat, then my four-year-old Will is a moist pancake with berries. To say he loves pancakes is like saying that the sun is lukewarm. Will’s devotion to pancakes is unreal. If we let him, Will would have a big stack of pancakes every single morning. But, that wouldn’t be good […]

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Comfort Food: Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

Comfort Food: Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

| January 5, 2010 | 8 Comments

There is something amazing about biting into the crispy coating of fried chicken. It crunches between your teeth, revealing layers of flavors. It’s salty and wonderful … Before you know it, you’re biting into juicy chicken, just below the skin. Well, at least I hope it’s juicy. I’ve had a lot of flavorless meat on […]

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Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Covered S’mores Grahams Recipe

Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Covered S’mores Grahams Recipe

| January 4, 2010 | 5 Comments

Ever since Will was old enough to stand, he’s been helping me in the kitchen. Paige too. They can spin salads to remove water like nobody’s business. They know how to tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces, measure ingredients and sift. They can mix and fold. Will knows how to add the flour mixture to wet […]

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Start The Year Off Right Dr. Oz on Budget-Friendly Healthy Eating

Start The Year Off Right Dr. Oz on Budget-Friendly Healthy Eating

| January 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

Dr. Oz shares great budget-friendly healthy eating tips that are perfect for your New Year’s Resolutions — or any time. Happy New Year! This year, I plan to focus even more heavily on healthy living and raising a healthy family. If we take care of our bodies, then we can live longer and happier, and […]

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Fabulous Fish: Baked Lemon Herb Cod Recipe

Fabulous Fish: Baked Lemon Herb Cod Recipe

| December 10, 2009 | 35 Comments

Looking for a great baked cod recipe? Baked Lemon Herb Cod is a quick and easy recipe with rich results. This is one to make again and again. Sometimes, you taste something – just a little bite of it – and it blows you away. That was the case with this dish. It was rich, […]

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Hawaiian Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Hawaiian Turkey Meatballs Recipe

| December 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Gosh, I love these meatballs. Made with ground turkey, which is a little lighter in calories, they are filled with flavor and bathed in a sweet-savory sauce. Over rice, the whole concoction is just awesome. The first time I made these meatballs, Paige was a newborn who counted her age in weeks. She was tiny […]

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

| November 4, 2009 | 4 Comments

Until last week, I had never carved a pumpkin myself. There was this one time in high school where I insisted on having a carved pumpkin … but aside from a tiny knife jab or two, I didn’t do the actual carving. But on Halloween, I carved two pumpkins and my husband carved another two. […]

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Spooky Cheese Ghosts

Spooky Cheese Ghosts

| October 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

“Mommy, what’s this?” Will asked me when he sat down to dinner and saw two spooky ghosts on his plate. I could see him thinking hard as he studied the white apparitions.  “Are they ghosts?” Yes, indeed, they were ghosts. I fashioned these ghosts from mozzerella cheese sliced from a block and slices kalamata olives. […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe

| October 17, 2009 | 12 Comments

Moist Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes are a perfect fall breakfast. Serve these with warm maple syrup. This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancake recipe almost appeared here earlier this week, but that would have been the third day in a row of pumpkin recipes, so I held off for a few days. I’ve been living, breathing and […]

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