Cooking with the Kids

Healthy Eating During the Holidays

December 8, 2014
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Between the homemade baked goods, the candy canes, the chocolate chex mix and the peppermint bark- it can be really hard to make sure that I am eating healthy balanced meals during the holiday season… and even harder to make sure that my kids are getting enough healthy veggies in their diets! And even though […]

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HIgbee Muffins {Menu Plan Monday}

March 17, 2014
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When I was a little girl growing up in the suburbs on the East side of Cleveland, there were special days when my mom, my grandmother, and I would get all dressed up and take the “Rapid Transit” (mass transit system) down to downtown Cleveland and go shopping and have lunch at the Higbee’s Department […]

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs {Menu Plan Monday}

March 3, 2014
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I love to make a meal out of several different kinds of appetizers… put them all out buffet-style with a stack of small white plates and allow everyone to take a bit of this and a bit of that to make a design-your-own dinner. And one of my favorite appetizers and these little meatballs served […]

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Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza {Menu Plan Monday}

February 24, 2014
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I been a fan of goat cheese for as long as I can remember. I have fond memories of this amazing salad that had goat cheese and toasted sugared walnuts in it back from when I was first living in Fort Lauderdale working my first job at Burdines Department Stores. I would specifically save up […]

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Frozen Yogurt Blueberry Drops {Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month}

February 21, 2014
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This sponsored post was written in partnership with National Dairy Council and One2One Network, but as always, all opinions are my own! As Moms, we’ve all heard about the importance of making sure that our kids get enough dairy in their diets to build strong teeth and bones. We made sure as young toddlers that […]

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Easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

February 17, 2014
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With a winter this snowy, cold, and well… just plain long- it has me craving something warm, cozy, and cheesy. Something delicious that just slow-cooks all day long… freeing me up to do more important things- like keeping the fire going in the wood-burning stove! So if you plan on settling in for a fun […]

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Cheese Blintzes with Berry Topping {Menu Plan Monday}

February 10, 2014
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If you are looking for an easy weekday breakfast recipe to quickly pull together before the kids go to school…. well- this isn’t it. But if you are looking for a truly special, everyone-will-love-it, but it uses-every-appliance-and-pan-in-the-house kind of Sunday brunch recipe- well- I promise- this is the one! My family LOVES these creamy, cheesy, […]

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Olympic Torch Cupcakes!

February 6, 2014
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At 7:30pm tomorrow night, my family and I will be glued to the TV watching the Opening Ceremony at the Sochi Winter Olympics! Truly- we cannot wait! So just as we did for the Super Bowl- we plan to make a family party out of this special event, and set up a buffet of goodies […]

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Baked Sloppy Joes {Menu Plan Monday}!

February 3, 2014
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We had such a fun weekend- celebrating the start of Chinese New Year with friends and family, as well as hosting our own Super Bowl party where I actually made two different kinds of chicken wings for the first time- and of course- my “famous” Super Bowl cake! And this week shapes us to be […]

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Pan Fried Dumplings!

January 27, 2014
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This coming Friday kicks off the annual Chines New Years’ festivities- a holiday that my family looks forward to celebrating! In China, many businesses close down for (at least the start of) the New Year’s holiday, and people will travel great distances to return to their family’s home village to spend the holiday together. Families […]

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