Power Smoothie Recipes: PB&J Smoothie

Power Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie takes the classic Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich and transforms it into a healthy snack or easy breakfast on the go. I served this to my children and they absolutely inhaled it! It has enough protein and fiber that it will keep busy kids full all the way until lunch time. Power Smoothie Recipes: My Favorite PB& J Smoothie Makes 2 generous servings 1 cup almond milk 2/3 cup Stonyfield French Vanilla Yogurt 2 … [Read more...]

Strawberry Smoothie Popsicle Recipe with Stonyfield Yogurt

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Strawberry picking. Despite the fact that I picked strawberries one summer from 6 am - 12pm for $3.35 an hour when I was 15 years old, I still love it. I love kneeling in the strawberry fields, looking for the perfect ruby red berry. And sometimes popping the berries in my mouth instead of in the container.  Every year I bring my son strawberry picking with me, and he loves it too. This year when we went, it was a perfect Mommy-Mason morning - … [Read more...]

Healthy Chicken Recipes: Easy Gluten Free Mustard Chicken Recipe

Mustard Grilled Chicken

Healthy chicken recipes are a staple in my weekly meal plans. I'm always on the hunt for ways to make our weeknight dinners easier and healthier. This Mustard Grilled Chicken Breast recipe is perfect - it comes together in 10 minutes and is also gluten free!   Make sure to get all the Gluten Free Barbecue Tips here!   Mustard Grilled Chicken Breasts 6 skinless chicken breasts 1 7 oz. jar of Silver Palate Sweet & … [Read more...]

High Protein Snacks for Kids

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I received Happy Family products as compensation for writing this post. All opinions are my own. Whether it's summer vacation or back to school, kids need snacks that are easy, grab and go. Bonus if they are healthy snacks that kids can serve themselves! Kids do need a mix of protein, fat and complex carbs to fuel them throughout the day, though, so it's important to choose high protein snacks! High Protein Snacks for Kids Happy Child … [Read more...]

Cherry Syrup Recipe | Make your Own Natural Cherry Seltzer!

Cherry Syrup Recipe

It's summer, so I've been drinking a LOT of water. A LOT. And frankly, I'm kind of sick of it. So I started drinking flavored sparkling water, but it is expensive, and it contains a lot of chemicals that I just don't want to ingest. I got some beautiful sweet cherries in my Farm Share recently, so I decided to try to make my own cherry syrup recipe to add to some seltzer water. Some of my culinary experiments are massive fails. This one, … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Sirloin Steak Marinade for Grilling

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It can be difficult to attend summer barbecues when you are eating gluten free.  Many conventional marinades contain some form of gluten.  The easy solution? Make your own! Try this sirloin steak marinade for a quick, easy, and absolutely mouthwatering gluten free meal! Make sure to get all the Gluten Free Barbecue Tips here! Sirloin Steak Marinade 2 - 2.5 pounds sirloin steak, (1 inch thick) 1.5 cups water 3/4 cup gluten free soy sauce … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Dinner Recipes: Marinated Chicken and Steak

Some of my favorite childhood memories involve the back deck, neighbors partying, and my mom manning the grill. My Super Mama has always been a super grill master and has collected some excellent recipes over the years.  It is AMAZINGLY difficult to go to a BBQ these days if you are Gluten Free. I don't know what is in the mostly bottled sauces, soy sauce is an ingredient in a lot of marinades, and I don't know what's been on the grill. It … [Read more...]

Italian Chicken Pizza on the Grill with @Flatout Artisan Pizza

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Since I received this Hungry Girl/Flatout gift package a few weeks ago, I've been experimenting like crazy with the huge selection of Flatout Flatbreads. My favorite item has been the Spicy Italian Flat Crust Artisan Pizza. I've made at least 3 different versions of pizza with the Spicy Italian Pizza Flatbread, but one of my favorites is Italian Chicken Pizza on the Grill.  It is super-easy to make and only takes about 15 minutes from start … [Read more...]

Inexpensive Summer Picnic Ideas for Memorial Day

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The most important part of any party (at least in my family!) is the food.  But that is also one of the most expensive aspects.  Here are some of my favorite go-to summer picnic ideas that are delicious, easy to make, and won't break the bank! Update: Watch my Segment on Fox Rochester describing all these ideas Fun and Inexpensive Summer Picnic Ideas Picnic Recipes: BBQ Chicken Pizza on the grill: It's not a summer party without grilled … [Read more...]

Broccoli Slaw Recipe with Stonyfield Greek Yogurt Dressing | Easy Picnic Recipes

Broccoli Slaw

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. I have been obsessed with perfecting my broccoli salad recipe. I've tinkered with the salad ingredients so many times -- adding bacon, prosciutto, onions, raisins, even ramen noodles. But a good Broccoli Slaw is really about the dressing, which traditionally is full of mayonnaise.  So I challenged myself to come up with a Mayo-free recipe. Enter Stonyfield Greek … [Read more...]

Best Lemon Bars Recipe

Best Lemon Bars Recipe

Lemon is one of my favorite flavors in spring. One of my families' favorite desserts is lemon meringue pie, but I rarely make it because there are SO many steps. When I'm craving a sweet lemon dessert, I make these easy lemon bars. The recipe requires only about 15 minutes of hands on time, and the finished bars come out delicious every single time. I made this recipe for Easter brunch, and it was such a hit, it's been requested for Mother's … [Read more...]

Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

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 I'm always looking for easy, yet tasty dinners that can be prepared really quickly.The beauty of this brown butter sage sauce recipe is that the sauce can be made, start to finish, while the pasta cooks. This is a true 15 minute dinner!  It's become my go-to dinner on those nights when we have sports and everyone is rushing around. I can get it on the table in T-15! Even though the ingredients are simple and straightforward, if you use fresh … [Read more...]

How is Maple Syrup Made? Learning about Pure New York Maple Syrup

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Update: Starting March 26, you can enter to win a bottle of Schoff's Maple Syrup! Enter here! Did you know that this weekend and next is the annual Maple Syrup Weekend? We celebrated by going to a pancake breakfast -- made with Maple Syrup, of course! Then we headed over to Schoff's Sugar Shack in Victor, NY, to learn how Maple Syrup is made. Turns out, this year is a BAD year for syrup -- too cold. The sap has been freezing and hasn't had … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Homemade Meatball Recipe

Homemade Meatball Recipe

I know everyone has their own favorite meatball recipe, but this one is close to my heart. I have great memories of Sunday nights at my grandmother’s house, eating these meatballs in long-simmered marinara sauce.  You may thing you’ve had delicious meatballs before, but if you haven’t had my grandmother’s homemade meatball recipe, you need to fry some up for yourself. Yes, I said fry. You can bake them for a more healthful preparation, but … [Read more...]