Macaroni Kid EATS!

Macaroni Kid EATS!

Don't want to turn your stove on, need a break from the grill or just looking for something a bit different? We have a few recipes this month that are no-cook or require very minimal cooking, and one is a ...

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Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salad

Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salad

Ahh, the dog days of August. For a lot of us, it means the end of summer vacation, sweltering hot days, and being totally over hamburgers and potato salad for dinner. August is also the best month of the year ...

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Creamy Shrimp Salad with Dill

Creamy Shrimp Salad with Dill

This shrimp salad is super easy to make and requires no cooking at all; you can make it ahead of time for a quick week night meal too. The shrimp can be served in a roll or wrap with lettuce ...

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Fresh Corn Fritters with Maple Mustard Sauce

Fresh Corn Fritters with Maple Mustard Sauce

My kids are picky eaters. It's a sad fact. However, this recipe satisfies everyone in the family. It's best when prepared during fresh corn season, but it's almost as good made with frozen.Makes about 2 dozen frittersIngredients:4-5 cups vegetable oil ...

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Strawberries with Vanilla Ice Cream and Balsamic Glaze

Strawberries with Vanilla Ice Cream and Balsamic Glaze

This simple, but slightly out of the ordinary dessert is sure to surprise, impress and please your family or dinner guests. Your favorite vanilla ice cream will be quickly transformed into a fancy restaurant-worthy dessert. This would also be great ...

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3 Fab Recipes from The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook

3 Fab Recipes from The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook

This June, I celebrated a milestone birthday with a four day visit to the Ranch at Live Oak Malibu. Wow. Hours of hiking each day and the best vegan food I have ever tasted. Every dish was unique and every ...

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Five Things to do with Leftover Potato Chips

Five Things to do with Leftover Potato Chips

I bought and/or prepared too much _________, now what?The age old question in many homes. Each month we will provide ideas on how to use up extra fruits, vegetables and leftover food!Five Things to do with leftover potato chips: Use ...

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Food Allergy Awareness

Food Allergy Awareness

It is hard enough dropping a child off for school, especially during the first few days in August/September... but add in a life-threatening food allergy and it becomes frightening. Leaving my middle kiddo is something I will never be 100% ...

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Four Fab Snacks for Back-to-School

Four Fab Snacks for Back-to-School

I know this doesn't reflect well on my parenting skills ... but I have been known to throw cookies and crackers in my kids' lunchboxes. But this year, I'm going to plan ahead! The trick is having great, healthy, yummy ...

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Three Lunch Boxes ... For YOU!

Three Lunch Boxes ... For YOU!

Well, heck, you are already making lunches for the kids, so why not make lunch for yourself? It will save you money and you will undoubtedly eat better. Perhaps these awesome adult lunch boxes are just the thing to encourage ...

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