Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip and Healthy Dip Ideas

Who doesn’t love foods that can be dipped? My toddler usually demands something to dip into at every meal. He would very much approve of all the suggestions in this post. Most finger food buffets start with the obligatory tray of veggies and fruit.  They are easy to make and even quicker to grab already assembled.  This week local grocery…

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Super Bowl = Pizza Party

I am not a follower of sports games but apparently next week one of the biggest sports games of the year is going to be played.  While fans around the country tune in to watch men in spandex jump all over each other, even more people will be engaged in America’s true favorite pass time – snacking.  Well I say…

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Orange Ginger Chicken and Easy “Fried” Rice

Chinese Food Sign, a photo by fab4chiky on Flickr. I remember really liking Americanized Chinese food from a very young age.  I am sure it had a lot to do with the methods of preparation all those sugary, salty, breaded, and fried dishes triggered my brain to release a shot of dopamine into my system.  I considered it to be feel good…

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Nuts and Bolts: Add More Vegetables!

The new USDA Daily Plate model recommends filling our plates half full with fruits and vegetables (per Fruits & Veggies More Matters.org).  I think this is a terrific guideline, however, cost and seasonal availability can make achieving this goal a difficult task.  One of my favorite tips to work more produce into the average diet is with frozen vegetables. In…

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Ninja Blender Review and Recipe

Snowy Outside, Peaceful Inside

One thing I really like about living where I do it the temperate climate.  Yes we see many cloudy days but rarely do we have an entire week of weather that keeps us stuck indoors.  There are of course exceptions to this rule.  Every few years we get a real dose of winter and when that happens everything stops.  We…

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