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How to build a foundation for a foodie kid

How to build a foundation for a foodie kid

One of my fears about raising a kid is that she will only eat chicken nuggets or hot dogs.  Every time I see an ad for those convenient foods, I wince because they are have so many things that are not that great for you (MSG, sugar, ‘preservatives’).  I’m not a crazy person about it, I know she will have chicken nuggets or hot dogs at a barbecue or a sleep over because, let’s face it, they are easy to make and kids […]

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Happiness at the ‘Do Over’ wedding cake party

Happiness at the 'Do Over' wedding cake party

“Do Over” wedding cake Two years and a baby have since passed.  One would think that a girl would get over such silliness.  I never did, every time I thought about that part of the wedding, I became irritated and annoyed.  Instead of letting it get to me anymore, I decided to have a do over.  I was going to make a cake, decorate it, and have a new cutting ceremony.  I planned it as part of my New Years resolution, picked several designs & […]

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Coconut Oil Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Coconut Oil Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I love coconut oil.  My latest predicament was that I didn’t want to use croutons in my salad, but I wanted something crunchy that wouldn’t sog up with the salad dressing.  I scanned my cupboards when I came upon a bag of pumpkin seeds from Trader Joes.  They weren’t crunchy enough so I decided to roast them in a bit of coconut oil.  They came out perfect!  They are crisp and crunchy without being oily.   [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:2]           […]

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Chicken Salad w Yogurt, Strawberries, & Pickles

Chicken Salad w Yogurt, Strawberries, & Pickles

Healthy Chicken Salad This is my go to recipe for a quick and easy lunch that is light and refreshing yet incredibly filling. Ingredients: 1 cooked & sliced chicken breast 2T Plain yogurt 1T Sour cream 3 Strawberries sliced 1 chopped Garlic pickle Fresh ground pepper Leafy Green lettuce (or Romaine) Directions: 1.  Cook the Chicken breast. There are several ways, but I prefer the chicken baked in a glass Pyrex with a little bit of water in the bottom, lots of fresh ground pepper, parsley […]

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