Wednesday October 1st 2014

‘Good Eats’ Archives

Recipe for Making A Fun & Creative Pineapple Sandwich

Recipe for Making A Fun & Creative Pineapple Sandwich

Pineapples are a sign of welcome and this fun sandwich is a whimsical way to welcome any guest in your home.  It’s simple to make and few ingredients are needed.  The pineapple sandwich is also a perfect fit for any luau or summer party but it is a fun, creative treat any time of the year. Another fun idea ... have a "Make Your Own [...]

White Bean Dip Recipe

White Bean Dip Recipe

A good friend of ours, Thomas Cathey, is a whiz in the kitchen.  We love finding out about his yummy food creations.  Here is his take on a white bean dip that is delicious served with lime-flavored corn chips. Ingredients: Medium onion Can of White beans 2 garlic cloves Lime White pepper 2 Tbsp Olive oil Cumin [...]

5 Meal Planning Tips

5 Meal Planning Tips

We all struggle with the time crunch during the week – between work, family, exercise, and often traffic it can be hard to find the time to put together healthy meals.  A favorite tip of mine to help me deal with my family’s busy schedule is to take advantage of one day a week to plan meals and snacks out.  It’s usually Sundays, but [...]

French Toast – A Quick, Easy and Healthy Meal for Any Time of Day

French Toast – A Quick, Easy and Healthy Meal for Any Time of Day

Who does not love French toast?  It is a warm, comfort food, but usually it is loaded with calories and fat and smothered in syrup.  Here’s the thing - if you start with light, whole wheat bread, you can turn a favorite breakfast meal into an anytime healthy favorite that you can make even when you're in a time pinch. Start with: 1 [...]

The Health Benefits of Beans

The Health Benefits of Beans

Beans contain a wider variety of nutrients than most foods, including calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, folate, and alpha-linolenic acid. Beans are also a great source of complete proteins which are necessary for the normal functioning of the body. Beans are a fabulous source of fiber!  In fact, a cup of beans has twice as much [...]

Fondue It Tonight- Make a Fast, Simple Dinner with Fondue, Veggies, Pitas and Tomato Sauce

Fondue It Tonight- Make a Fast, Simple Dinner with Fondue, Veggies, Pitas and Tomato Sauce

One thing I have learned about kids and food is that kids like having fun with their food.  Anytime they can dip their food or scoop it with whole wheat pitas or baked chips, they approach dinner with wide eyes and giggles.  So in the spirit of having a little fun and wanting to make something quick, easy and veggie focused I made a quick fondue [...]

Five Fast and Easy Summer Salsa Recipes

Five Fast and Easy Summer Salsa Recipes

With summer underway, I’m sure your BBQ is getting as much use as mine is with grilled meats, fish and veggies always making appearances at the dinner table.  One of my favorite dishes to bring to a BBQ or dinner party during the summer is a fresh salsa – they’re fast, tasty, and extremely versatile!  Plus, making them from scratch [...]

Smores on the Grill- Chocolate, Marshmallow, and Cake Dessert

Smores on the Grill- Chocolate, Marshmallow, and Cake Dessert

Here is a spin on traditional S'mores around the campfire- s'mores on the grill.  Let's say you are planning a cookout or family- friendly dinner and want a fun dessert but without the fire or time it takes to roast marshmallows. Try making these S'mores Mini Cakes.  They are very simple, quick and do not leave you cleaning up marshmallow [...]

Sweet Juicy Watermelon Is A Summer Treat

Sweet Juicy Watermelon Is A Summer Treat

Watermelon ... it's sweet, it's juicy and it is sooo Summer.  No picnic would be complete without a watermelon.   It's hard to believe that something this good could be so healthful.  But did you know that watermelon is not a fruit?  It is a vegetable!  It is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash. Filled with vitamins C and A, this [...]

Fun Pirate Party Sandwich- Pirate Themed Party Food

Fun Pirate Party Sandwich- Pirate Themed Party Food

Does your child love pirates?  Well how about making him a pirate sandwich for lunch or to pack in his school lunch or even make a group of pirate sandwiches for a pirate party (don't worry you can make them ahead of time). Watch the video to learn how to make this fun Pirate sandwich. For the Pirate: 2 slices white bread Red [...]

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