Butternut Squash Soup-Healthier Version and Easy

This is a light and tasty lunch or light dinner.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/Balsamic Glaze & Pancetta

Think you’re not a fan of brussels sprouts?  Think again.  Prepared with pancetta (or bacon) and roasted with balsamic vinegar will undoubtedly change your mind.  Still not buying it?  How about a little fresh thyme thrown in?   Now...

Fennel Mashed Potatoes

Upgrade ordinary mashed potatoes with aromatic fennel.  Softens when sauteed and compliments the mashed to where you may never have plain mashed p’taters again.

Heart-Healthy Farro with Cherry Tomatoes & Arugula

If you like all that Quinoa can do for your body, you’ll love farro.  Here’s a simple, heart, salad with protein-and fiber-rich farro and sweet cherry tomatoes. Find out why you should eat more farro. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups farro 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 pound cherry tomatoes, halved 2 bunches of arugula (3/4 […]

“Runza” Muffins

If you ever travel to Nebraska, you can’t leave without eating a runza sandwich from a Runza Restaurant. The runza originated in Russia, spreading to Germany and eventually to America. What is it? It’s a pocket of dough filled typically...

15+ Spooky, Fun Halloween Treats

Here are some of our favorite treats for Halloween–some of them are even healthy to balance to heavy sugar intake! 1. Mini Caramel Apples Your kids will love eating fruit when you make these caramel- and candy-dipped mini apples. They’re bite-sized and fun to make. It is so easy that 2 of our teen contributors made them all […]

Halloween Pumpkin Cheese Dip

Here’s a fun way to serve your favorite cheese dip on Halloween. While you’re carving away your jack o’lanterns, hollow out one more and fill it with cheese dip. Cut Halloween shapes like bats or pumpkins into bread and toast. Or simply serve with french baguettes, tortilla chips or corn chips. Two of our favorite dips […]

Ghostly Halloween Eggs!

Looking for something beyond sweet treats to fill their bellies on Halloween? Try these ghoulish hard boiled eggs. Or surprise them and put them in their lunch box this month. Here’s how to make them. It might take a few tries to get your groove but even if you don’t make perfect circles, they can […]

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