Month: February 2012


Easy Fruit Turnovers

This recipe is so simple, and it’s one my kids love to help make.  If you have refrigerated pastry dough on hand, feel free to use that.  I always make my pastry from scratch – it’s a foolproof recipe from my mom! Easy Fruit Turnovers pastry (see recipe below) 1 apple or pear, chopped into

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Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars

Here’s a recipe I stumbled across in my quest to send good, healthy snacks with the kids to school.  It is from  We’re mean parents and only let them buy their snack at school once a week because well, it’s mostly junk food.  Hence the reason for my quest.  And did I mention I

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Homey Mac ‘n Cheese with a Twist

My sister sent me this recipe for mac and cheese and I have been dying to try it.  There is a special, secret ingredient…cauliflower!  Tasty and easy to make, it is destined to be a hit at your house! Homey Mac ‘n Cheese 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon flour 1/4 cup nonfat milk 3 tablespoons

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Balsamic Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts

If any of you have been on Pinterest lately, you may have seen this recipe.  I love brussel sprouts and am always looking for new ways to cook them.  I’ve made one of Martha Stewart’s recipes before that involved hazelnuts, and they were out of this world.  I think it was the gorgeous pictures on

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Traditional King Cake for Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras!  Otherwise known as Fat Tuesday.  Anyone having pancakes for dinner tonight? You can go on the internet and find all kinds of lore on the history and tradition of the King Cake. Here’s a good summary that I found.  This was a really fun cake to make, and it’s a great one for

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New Orleans Beignets

In honor of Mardi Gras, I decided to make some beignets over the weekend.  Of course, anything french is appealing to me, and beignets are basically square doughnuts.  So, I gave these a try and they were scrumptious!  Good for you?  Not really.  But still scrumptious.  And hey, it’s not so bad if you only

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Apple & Honey Whole Wheat Bread

When I ran across this recipe on the internet, I just knew I had to make it!  It comes from Zoe Singer, a freelance writer and co-author of The Flexitarian Table.  You can find the original recipe here.   Although the directions may seem long, don’t let that keep you from trying it.  This really is

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Banana Pancakes

Can you tell I had some ripe bananas to use up this week? I found this recipe at  It was an easy recipe, and the pancakes were delicious! Banana Pancakes 1 cup buttermilk 2 extra-ripe bananas 2 eggs 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup flour (I used whole wheat flour

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Chocolate-Banana Muffins

These muffins are quick, easy, and scrumptious.  The recipe was given to us by our childbirth instructor many moons ago.  We took a natural childbirth class for the birth of our first child, and she brought these muffins to our very last class.  When I made some the other day, they were just as good

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