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Brown Butter Crisp Rice Treats

Brown Butter Crisp Rice Treats
I like to be efficient.  When it comes to grocery shopping, that means taking a list and trying to go to one store instead of several.  My default grocery store is Trader Joe's because their products generally contain ingredients that I recognize, they don't use artificial sweeteners or colors, and their prices can't be beat around here. When we hosted our French exchange student a couple of months ago, we introduced her to s'mores - an uber-American treat containing a warm and gooey fire-roasted...

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Vegetarian Chili – Healthy and Kid Friendly

Vegetarian Chili – Healthy and Kid Friendly
When my kids were little, it was so easy for me to imagine what it would be like for the rest of their childhood.  I saw the mom that I wanted to be - how I would feed my family, and how we would eat our healthy meals around the table every night.  When I look back, it's hard not to laugh at how naive it all seemed.  Sure, I still make healthy meals.  But with our hectic schedules, we hardly eat together every night...let alone around the table.  This recipe for vegetarian chili is a nice...

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Easy & Healthy Do-it-Yourself Granola Bar Recipe...

Easy & Healthy Do-it-Yourself Granola Bar Recipe
I don't know about you, but I am always looking for new ideas for healthy snacks. I like to carry food with me wherever I go (to feed hungry and grumpy children), and have been known to dive into the stash, myself, in a pinch. When my friends, Liz and Janice (AKA The Meal Makeover Moms) offered to send me a copy of their new book, No Whine with Dinner - 150 healthy, kid-tested recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms, I couldn't wait.  Some nutritionists seem to spend more of their energy on the...

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Dinner Success - Everyone Ate it: Sweet Potato B...

Dinner Success – Everyone Ate it: Sweet Potato Bean Wellington
[caption id="attachment_4125" align="aligncenter" width="299" caption="Who can resist finger food?"][/caption] When I was menu planning last weekend, our daughter asked me if I would make Treasure Triangles (an old favorite from my friend Jen's book, The Toddler Cafe.) I told her that I'd make something similar, but that I wanted to use some of the ingredients that we had on hand. (Out with the old before in with the new...it is time to clean the cabinets!) Anyway, here is what I created...

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Make Ahead Dinners: Grilled Turkey and Brie Sand...

Make Ahead Dinners: Grilled Turkey and Brie Sandwiches
[caption id="attachment_4009" align="aligncenter" width="299" caption="Stack your assembled sandwiches and wrap the bundle in foil. Stash in the fridge until ready to serve."][/caption] The last thing I want to worry about when I am away all afternoon is what I will cook for dinner.  These family friendly sandwiches are easy to make ahead and store in the refrigerator.  All you have to do is grill them on the stove before serving.  Not only are they easy and delicious, they are worth...

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