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Yogurt Parfaits for Young Cooks

Yogurt Parfaits for Young Cooks

Parfaits are endlessly adaptable, impossible to mess up, and a joy to make with young chefs. They can be made ahead of time or eaten immediately and are a fun homemade treat, especially when kids can surprise someone with a dish that they made themselves! Serves 4 Time investment: approximately 10 minutes, depending on how…

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Ginger Crinkles

Ginger Crinkles

Here is a fun and easy recipe from Alison Allen (mom of 2) for Ginger Crinkles that kids can help with in the kitchen.  Let them roll the dough in sugar and arrange on the baking sheet for fun winter activity.

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Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe from Annie B’s Caramels

Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe from Annie B’s Caramels

I love caramel and it pairs so nicely with apples for fall baking. When Annie B’s sent us this recipe, I decided to order some of the baking caramel and the candies, and they were excellent! If you order some, be prepared to share, my kids both loved Annie B’s maple caramels almost as much…

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A Family Favorite with a New Taste

A Family Favorite with a New Taste

Pizza. Of  course! Pasta. Yes. Steak and fish? Yes yes YES!  California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has a new menu to appeal to all taste buds. I was recently given the opportunity to visit the CPK in Westwood, CA so I invited my 18 year old son, his 2 friends and my husband to join me…

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Quick Cookin’ Tips

Quick Cookin’ Tips

Had a busy day at work or running errands, shuttling kids to and from sports activities? Everybody’s hungry and the last thing you want to do is cook dinner. You could order a pizza or send out for burgers or tacos or pop another boring frozen meal in the oven. Or…..you could put together some…

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Baked Stuffed Portabellini Mushrooms

Baked Stuffed Portabellini Mushrooms

Here is a delicious, healthy recipe from Paulding & Company— a full catering kitchen based in San Francisco, founded by mother-daughter duo Tracy and Terry Paulding. The Baked Stuffed Portabellini Mushrooms are a tasty treat packed with-tons of flavor! Yield: 4 side dish, or 2 main course portions; or use larger mushrooms for two main…

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Cute Character Bento Contest 2015

Cute Character Bento Contest 2015

The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles Presents Cute Character Bento Contest 2015 This Online Bento Contest co-hosted by the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles and BentoUSA by AllThingsForSale. Entrants submit photos of cute and creative character bento decorated in a food container. The Japanese Consulate and BentoUSA will select the top 10…

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Gluten-free, sugar-free casein-free High Protein, high fiber, no bake bars

Gluten-free, sugar-free casein-free High Protein, high fiber, no bake bars

Editor’s Note: This recipe seems like the perfect thing to have on hand to keep your family eating healthy. It appeared on our sister website www.todaysinnovativewoman.com and  through the Holiday Season while still enjoying a treat! A perfect pick-me up snack! These no bake bars are loaded with fiber, healthy fats, proteins and antioxidants. The…

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Nutrition

Nutrition

Dieting is not about deprivation: You can’t win against the force of the hormonal changes in your body sending powerful signals to your brain to eat more and conserve energy. Nor is it about miniature portions; we are blessed with a physiology that helped us survive periods of famine for centuries, and cursed at the…

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Grain Free Banana Bread

Grain Free Banana Bread

One of my staple sweets was banana bread when I was in college and then living in New York City. The deli on First Ave that I lived above would actually give me their old bananas and butter to make them banana bread. I was used to having so many leftover brown bananas because I…

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