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Halloween Witch Sandwich Recipe

Halloween Witch Sandwich Recipe

Hey, Hampton Roads parents ... looking for a fun sandwich to make for your Trick or Treaters before they head out for the big night?  Why not make this really cute Witch sandwich?  It's super easy and kids will get a few extra fruits and veggies too A fun and easy Halloween treat for a quick lunch or dinner.  Serve this as a cold [...]

Recipe for Making A Fun & Creative Pineapple Sandwich

Recipe for Making A Fun & Creative Pineapple Sandwich

Pineapples are a sign of welcome and this fun sandwich is a whimsical way to welcome any guest in your home.  It’s simple to make and few ingredients are needed.  The pineapple sandwich is also a perfect fit for any luau or summer party but it is a fun, creative treat any time of the year. Another fun idea ... have a "Make Your [...]

Delicious White Bean Dip

Delicious White Bean Dip

A good friend of ours, Thomas Cathey, is a whiz in the kitchen.  We love finding out about his yummy food creations.  Here is his take on a white bean dip that is delicious served with lime-flavored corn chips. Ingredients: Medium onion Can of White beans 2 garlic cloves Lime White pepper 2 Tbsp Olive oil Cumin [...]

5 Meal Planning Strategies for Busy Moms

5 Meal Planning Strategies for Busy Moms

We all struggle with the time crunch during the week – between work, family, exercise, and often traffic it can be hard to find the time to put together healthy meals.  A favorite tip of mine to help me deal with my family’s busy schedule is to take advantage of one day a week to plan meals and snacks out.  It’s usually [...]

Aspartame in Diet Soda Is a Neurotoxin

Aspartame in Diet Soda Is a Neurotoxin

Aspartame, also known as AminoSweet, is used in over 6000 food products.  And it could be killing some people or putting people into depression.  Isn’t that scary?  It has been proven to produce cancer in lab animals, so why do companies continue to use it?  Cost … it’s that simple, it’s all a matter of economics for food and [...]

Five Fast and Easy Summer Salsa Recipes

Five Fast and Easy Summer Salsa Recipes

With summer underway, I’m sure your BBQ is getting as much use as mine is with grilled meats, fish and veggies always making appearances at the dinner table.  One of my favorite dishes to bring to a BBQ or dinner party during the summer is a fresh salsa – they’re fast, tasty, and extremely versatile!  Plus, making them from [...]

Smores on the Grill- Chocolate, Marshmallow, and Cake Dessert

Smores on the Grill- Chocolate, Marshmallow, and Cake Dessert

Here is a spin on traditional S’mores around the campfire- s’mores on the grill.  Let’s say you are planning a cookout or family- friendly dinner and want a fun dessert but without the fire or time it takes to roast marshmallows. Try making these S’mores Mini Cakes.  They are very simple, quick and do not leave you cleaning up [...]

Cherry Cobbler Recipe for a Sweet Summer Treat

Cherry Cobbler Recipe for a Sweet Summer Treat

Nothing sounds more like summer than cobbler, whether it is a cherry cobbler or peach cobbler.  We just recently made a yummy cherry cobbler from the sour cherries that grow in our own backyard.  Served with vanilla ice cream, it was like a taste of heaven. You can use either fresh sour cherries or pie filling to make a cobbler.  If [...]

Shopping and Cooking from the Farmers’ Market, with the Kids

Shopping and Cooking from the Farmers’ Market, with the Kids

“My kids are so picky.”  “My son won’t eat anything green.”  “All she’ll eat is celery”.  The complaints from parents are endless and frustrating.  We all hope to have that kid who eats everything, without complaining, but does he really exist?  Probably not, but there are a few things we can do to expand kids’ horizons [...]

Remaking a Few Summertime Favorites- Quick, Easy, Healthy Summertime Meals- BLT Sandwiches

Remaking a Few Summertime Favorites- Quick, Easy, Healthy Summertime Meals- BLT Sandwiches

Bacon ... Lettuce ... Tomato ... an all time favorite sandwich. A BLT, salad and Watermelon are a super quick Summer meal perfect for Lunch or Dinner.  By making smart choices the BLT can be a healthy, low-fat sandwich. Start with the following ingredients: Whole Wheat Bread (2 slices per person)- Make sure you are choosing [...]

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