October

Cooking Creatively No Matter Which Tools You Use

Everything from grilling to slow-cooking with a Crockpot can bring your family a healthy, low-fuss meal each evening. And a surprising tool in the battle to do just that are the apps you can use on your smart phones or tablets.

Halloween Freezer Treats

Just in time for Halloween, we're sharing a super simple recipe for candy corn-inspired popsicles. If you are wanting something cool and fun, yet festive, this is the way to go. Makes a great Halloween party treat or just a super cool after school snack for the end of the month.

Let's Get Popping!

If you like Jalapeño Poppers as an appetizer, consider trying the same blend of flavors on pasta. You won't be disappointed! A delicious, creamy cheese sauce gets kicked up a notch with the addition of sautéed fresh jalapeños and even some jalapeño powder, for the hot heads among us.

The Taste of Fall

Caramel apples are an autumn treat. Get all of the flavor without the mess when you put together your own peanut butter caramel dip for slices of apples. It comes together in minutes and is equally at home as an afternoon or on your fall party table.

Cradling the Eggs

Avocados are simply delicious. Eggs, also, are simply delicious. But when you put them together and give them some time in a hot oven, they become the foundation for a delicious breakfast or brunch dish that will have you drooling.

Double-Duty Foods: Beauty and Better Health in the Same Bite

When Momma said, "You are what you eat," she was right on target. You can actually plan your diet for beauty and better health. Before you turn up your nose, you should know that this miracle diet isn't one of flavorless deprivation. You may already be eating some of the foods that are naturally engineered to keep you looking and feeling great.

More Cookies?

"Oh no, I couldn't possibly have another delicious cookie." How often do you hear that? Yeah, cookies are amazing and I'm here to share another great recipe for a family-approved chocolate M&M cookie that your kids can help you make. Cookies: bringing families together.

Finding Joy … in Cookies

Everyone has their favorite candy bars. It's time to introduce the cookie inspired by my own. A soft, almond-scented cookie that's chock full of coconut, chocolate chips, and slivered almonds brings the best parts of Almond Joy candy bars to the party.

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Hop To It

Having trouble getting your little ones to eat their veggies? Consider getting them involved in culinary projects that involve lots of fresh vegetables and a cute presentation and you might be surprised at how quickly veggies become their favorites!

Simplifying Dinner

Appliances like crockpots and slow cookers make getting dinner on the table easy. Simplify things even further with a great recipe that minimizes cleanup and allows you to create a lovely crust on baked chicken. You'll be putting this one on your go-to recipe list!

Krispy Treats Grow Up

Next time it's time to make the tried and true krispy treats, pause and consider a rendition that's beautiful to look at and tastes even better. No need to worry! Just because they've grown up, it doesn't mean your kids won't still love them.