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Finding Dory Snack Mix

  One of my daughter’s favorite movies was Finding Nemo. In anticipation of the new movie Finding Dory, my daughter and I are having a lot of fun with all the Finding Dory products that are available. Because she’s so excited about the movie, we started making snacks and desserts that are Dory themed. I’ve […]

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Carb-ing Out Time to Think About Food {plus recipe!}

OK, so some of you know that I had bariatric surgery (or sleeve gastrectomy, to use the technical term) about a month and a half ago. My main goal is to get my diabetes under control through eating right and weight management. Weight loss is a big part of that process. To be perfectly honest, […]

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How kosher celebrity Jamie Geller prepares for the Passover holiday

Passover is a celebration of spring, of birth and rebirth, of a journey from slavery to freedom, and of taking responsibility for yourself, the community, and the world. Passover begins sunset of  Friday, April 22, 2016 and ends nightfall of  Saturday, April 30, 2016. There are many traditions and rituals during Passover, especially traditions which revolve around [...]
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Homemade Pumpkin Puree: Thinking Outside the Can

Fall is officially here! Especially with the last few days of brisk, cool weather! If there’s one thing that says fall… it’s pumpkins! Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheesecake. Of course Publix has rows of perfectly aligned pumpkin purée striping it’s aisles, but I want the real deal: home roasted, homemade, perfectly natural pumpkin purée. But […]

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Trader Joe’s = Dinner Planning Made Easy

This quote popped up on my Facebook newsfeed today: IF YOU WAIT LONG ENOUGH TO MAKE DINNER, EVERYONE WILL JUST EAT CEREAL. IT’S SCIENCE* At my house you can substitute “cinnamon toast” or “a bagel with cream cheese” for “cereal” and BAM! you have dinner. Have you ever noticed the disproportionate number of blog posts devoted […]

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Deliciously Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you are like me, a little chocolate or sweet bite is a must at some point in our day, so why feel guilty about it?! I am not the greatest baker, but somehow I conquered a delicious, completely nutritious combination with these chocolate chip cookies. Great for our minis too!! Husband & Toddler Approved Chocolate Chip […]

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Cast-Iron Apple Cinnamon Crumble

There’s one thing that I absolutely LOVE about fall. Apples. And there’s one thing that I’m always on the lookout for. Recipes. I recently discovered Winn–Dixie’s “Cooking with Curtis for under $10” program. It’s a program that offers customers fresh, seasonal, and affordable meals that can easily be made from scratch at home. All for under $10. The […]

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Oktoberfest In Orlando!

Fall is here. Pumpkin spice is in the air and football games are on our televisions. There’s only one thing missing…the world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest! ‘Tis the season for everything bratwurst, sauerkraut, spicy mustard and beer! I stumbled upon this feast of a recipe and instantly knew I had to make it. Not only did […]

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No Bake Milkshake Makers!

Super EASY and tastes delish! And when you are starving with a demanding toddler and a newborn that needs to nurse, your body will THANK YOU for these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Lactation Energy Balls! Ingredients: I get most all my ingredients from Costco, great price and had enough to make double batch, 40 balls – plus I still […]

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Festive 4th of July Fun

Nothing screams summer like 4th of July weekend. Whether you’re planning a vacation or staying in town, here are a few ideas to make your holiday more fun! If you’re heading to a pool party, bring a festive dish! Fruit salad with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and star shaped watermelon is super easy and a cool […]

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Make Mother’s Day Sweet with Winn-Dixie!

Mom, mommy, madre – there are many terms for these extraordinary women and Mother’s Day is a special time to celebrate them. Winn-Dixie is helping families celebrate Moms by making it convenient to get all Mother’s Day essentials in one stop without breaking the bank. Give Her Gifts You can NEVER go wrong with sweets and roses! Now […]

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KALE 101

Kale has gained a lot of popularity recently and is readily available at most grocery stores. Have you jumped on the kale bandwagon yet? If not, let’s talk about the varieties, the nutrition benefits and a few tips and recipes to get you started with this powerhouse superfood! Types of Kale Green Curly Kale: This is what […]

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