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Making Sunday Brunch with the Kids

Ahh, Sunday brunch. Who doesn’t like the thought of a lazy Sunday morning spent in bed followed by mimosas, French toast, and eggs benedict? BK (aka Before Kids), Sunday brunch was a favorite pastime of mine. These days my Sundays are a bit different. We wake up early and get ready for a busy day, often filled with birthday parties or some other activity that will tire out the kids before we head back home for their nap. Sunday brunch happens sometimes, but often it’s an easy bagel brunch at home or a ch… read more »

Parmesan Crisps {Recipe}

Impress your guests with these quick and easy gourmet-looking Parmesan crisps, perfect for your next cocktail party!  Some things seem more difficult than they are. Parmesan crisps are one of them. In the past, when I have seen these crisps at restaurants I have thought, “these are so delicious and pretty, but they’re probably hard to make. And I would probably need some special cooking equipment to make them at home.” I was wrong. For the recent in-shell pistachio Recipe ReDux contest, I… read more »

Cran-Toddy {Recipe ReDux}

Beverages Are Hot! That which is served in a mug, glass, or stein is becoming just as interesting as what’s on the plate. New cocktail-only blogs are emerging. Pinners are cooking with their Keurig K-cups. Hot beverages have gone way beyond hot cocoa. Beverages are in! Whether you’re serving something hot or cool, kid-friendly or happy hour worthy, show us your healthier drink. Over the summer, my husband and I had a lot of fun making different cocktails and mocktails, like this Blueberry Bas… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of February 17, 2014

Happy President’s Day! Between last week’s snowstorm and this week’s school closings for President’s week, we’ve been spending way too much time inside and not enough time being active. While it may be tempting to cook lots of comfort food to warm up on these chilly days, it’s more important than usual to lighten up meals. Remember, the basic equation for weight maintenance is CALORIES IN = CALORIES OUT. So unless you’re participating in the winter o… read more »

Show Love to Your Heart this February

This post was written by Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES You’ve probably noticed hues of red and pink everywhere this month, and it’s not just because of Valentine’s Day. February is also American Heart Month. As mentioned in the past, heart disease is the number one cause of death in Americans and more women die of heart disease than men.  An unbalanced diet and inactivity are leading risk factors of heart disease. Foods rich in trans fat (i.e. partially hydrogenated oils), high in sodium, and high in… read more »