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75 Clean Snacks for You and Your Child

Dear readers, One word. Snacks. Your child probably asks for a snack at least once a day. Squeak looks at me and goes "Treat?" The question is, what do you give them? And what do you want them to consider a treat, reward, or snack? I put together a list of seventy-five clean snacks, all of which I or my child eat when we get hunger pains in between meals. May I remind you that I am not a nutritionist…

Pepperoni Roll-ups

Dear readers, I am always faced with a dilemma called, "What the hell am I going to do for dinner?" I get off of work at 4 pm, get Audrey from daycare, and prefer to have food in her mouth by 5 pm. This leaves me with about 30 minutes to cook something healthy and nourishing for her (which she will actually eat). Pepperoni Roll-ups were a concoction that actually solved this problem quite well. Here is the quick and easy recipe:…

No-Knead Wheat Bread

Dear readers, There is nothing like home-made bread. I've managed to mash this recipe together after a few years, various recipes, and lots of trial and error. Too much wheat equals a brick. No wheat and well, it just isn't wheat bread. Lately, I've been using King Arthur Flour: White Whole Wheat. It's mild, unbleached, and zero preservatives. I make this bread once a week in the fall/winter because it requires very little effort on my part aaaaaaaaaand we all…

Easy, Healthy Meals

Snow Day Quesadillas

Greetings from the frozen North. I am sick of the snow. I am sick of the 5 foot snow bank outside my house. I am sick of everyone around me being sick of the snow. And so I cook. Here is an unbelievably easy recipe to try. It's great for adults, for the kiddos, for events, for snacks, and even my 11 month old baby girl likes them. Miracle of miracles. TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes YIELD: 4 Servings 1 medium…

Saturday Night Rye

At least one Saturday every month, when the stars align and all my friends have a night off, we get together and watch horror movies. Typically on these nights everyone brings some sort of snack and probably a bottle of wine to share. Since I made it my New Year's Resolution to eat more pie, that is exactly what my friend Melissa and I made. Here is a hearty pie crust recipe that will work out well with any filling you choose…