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Cool as a Cantaloupe?
Sep 2, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I’m not one for impulse shopping, except when I’m at the farmers’ market, especially when it comes to first of the season fruit. I wait all winter long to devour fresh berries, peaches, plums, but have learned to steer clear of melons. They tend to be pricey and rather disappointing in flavor. This year, though, I might have unlocked the key to sweet, juicy cantaloupes, honeydew and watermelon. Read More
An Easy Icy Delight
Aug 31, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I can’t think of a tastier way to counteract summer’s heat and humidity than with a frozen treat. Eating ice cream every day, though, isn’t the best choice for adults or children. Luckily I found a healthier answer while making smoothies one morning. We all prefer them on the thicker side in our house, so I start off with just a bit of milk, adding more as I pulse the blender until it reaches the desired consistency. That’s when it dawned on me. A quick, cooling fix was only a few pulses away—no ice cream maker required. Read More
Just Peachy Popsicles
Aug 27, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Teething can be a headache for the whole family. Luckily, these soothing pops act as really cool edible teethers too-a treat children of all ages can enjoy. Read More
Summertime Shortcakes
Aug 26, 2010 | Posted by Olga Massov
Shortcake is typically thought of as something that’s accompanied by strawberries, right? But, why limit yourself, and only allow for the possibility of shortcake in the spring, when strawberries are in season? Why not continue the celebration year-round? Right now, while we are enjoying the peak of the summer and stone fruit truly shines, peaches make a wonderful accompaniment to the buttery biscuit. Heaped high atop your shortcake, and combined with freshly whipped cream, this summer dessert is not to be missed. Read More
Breaking The Bottle
Aug 24, 2010 | Posted by Kim Foster
There comes a time when nearly every parent watches their toddler running through the house with a bottle hanging out of her mouth and wonders, “Maybe it’s time we move to a sippy cup”. You may know it’s the right time, but your child probably thinks differently. Here are some loving, supportive, child-centered things you can do to make the transition a little easier on everyone. Read More
Breakfast Sundaes
Aug 20, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Let’s face it, waking up for work or getting the kids ready for school is far from fun. On a Monday, it can seem downright cruel. Unless you’ve got a breakfast sundae waiting for you. The idea came to me while attending a business meeting. As I stared down at half a melon filled with yogurt and a sprinkling of cereal, I wondered what this would taste like if it was jazzed up. It didn’t take long before the wheels started turning, and I left that meeting with one thing on my mind. I added making some frozen yogurt to my list of things to do. Read More
A Health Happy Ending
Aug 18, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Sweets seem to tempt our children every corner they turn. Even an active sports camp wasn’t a safe haven for this foodie mama. What I thought would be an afternoon energizer after a day of swimming, skating and dodge ball, turned out to be ice cream, ices and jello. All under the guise of snack. Read More
Primetime Paninis
Aug 16, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Sandwiches are a go-to lunch favorite, but come dinnertime I crave something with substance. What if I told you a satisfying meal is within reach without ever turning on the stove or oven? And it doesn’t involve chopping veggies to make a salad. All you need to do is plug in your Cuisinart Griddler. Paninis are a tasty way to enjoy a meal when you have little time or no desire to head into a hot kitchen. Read More
Power Breakfasts
Aug 12, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Food truly is fuel for the body, and there’s no better way to jumpstart your little ones engine than a well-balanced breakfast. As they get older, this will be ever-important during the school years when they they’re expected to be alert and ready to learn for six to eight hours straight. Here are a few easy, no-cook ideas for getting going on busy weekdays. Read More
It's A Summer Squash Soiree!
Aug 11, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I’m not sure what makes me more giddy about squash season—the slender green and yellow vegetable, perfect for slicing and sautéing, or the vibrant yellowish-orange blossoms that can be plucked and eaten before the vegetable blooms. Read More