"Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers." -Harry S. Truman

“As a Mother and now a Grandmother I have spent many wonderful years reading to children with the hope that they too will love reading. It’s a passion that I’m now excited to Blog about.”

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Roasted Winter Vegetables
These Roasted Winter Vegetables are a great way to enjoy all of the wonderful vegetables that are in season. We love hearing from you so let us know what you think in the comments section below.​Roasted Winter VegetablesIngredients:​4 large beets, peeled and cut into ½ inch wedges​1 pound of turnips, peeled and cut in ½ inch wedges​2 pounds of red-...
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Date Fudge

Date Fudge
Dates make the perfect base for this delicious Date Fudge recipe. Sweet, chocolaty and ever so easy! Let us know what you think in the comments section below.Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.Date Fudge 14 oz. (about 17) pitted medjool dates ½ cup of almond butter ¼ cup of coconut oil 3 TBS. good quality cacao powder&nb...
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Pear and Berry Crisp with Lavender

Pear and Berry Crisp with Lavender
​The addition of lavender buds to this recipe elevates this crisp to a whole new level! We think you'll enjoy this heart, healthy dessert the whole family will love.Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Pear and Berry Crisp with Lavender Filling: 1 cup of fresh blackberries 1 cup of fresh raspberries 3 TBS. of brown sugar&...
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Baked Apples with Cinnamon Sticks

Baked Apples with Cinnamon Sticks
​These Baked Apples with Cinnamon Sticks only require a few ingredients and make a spectacular looking dish for any table. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Baked Apples with Cinnamon Sticks ​Apples-select apples that are firm Chopped nuts - 1 TBS per apple Brown Sugar - 1 TSP ...
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Fig and Nut Bars

Fig and Nut Bars
​Dried figs are what keep these nut bars held together. We love haring from you so let us know what you think in the comments section below!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Fig and Nut Bars ​1 cup of chopped dried figs 1 cup of raw almonds ½ cup of raw walnuts ½ cup of unsweetened shredded coconut ½ TSP ground ci...
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Krispy Kale

Krispy Kale
​Kale is a great super-food, however, it can be a bit bitter if not cooked properly. These Krispy (Crispy) Kale chips are simple and delicious. Feel free to add other spices such as cumin, or chili powder for more of a kick!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.Krispy Kale​4 Cups of fresh Kale leaves torn into edible pieces (don't make th...
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Everything Muffins

Everything Muffins
These Everything Muffins really do have a little bit of everything in them...Which is why they are so good for you! We hope you enjoy this recipe and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We love hearing from you!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Everything Muffins​1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour (you can substitute a gl...
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Fruit Kabobs

Fruit Kabobs
​This recipe for Fruit Kabobs is a great kid friendly, kid approved snack! This is also a fun and really easy snack to eat outdoors and take on a picnic.  For a really pretty presentation add some fresh Basil or Mint leaves in between some of the fruits. Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Fruit Kabobs​4 cups of mixed me...
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Nut and Fruit Trail Mix

Nut and Fruit Trail Mix
This Nut and Fruit Trail Mix is the perfect snack for one the go. Make a double bath so save for those days when you need to quickly grab a healthy snack for you and your family. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Let us know in the comments sections below.Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Nut and Fruit Trail Mix ​3 cups...
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Greek Cauliflower Salad

Greek Cauliflower Salad
​Salads are a great spring and summer time meal. This easy Greek Cauliflower Salad is sure to please everyone at the table. Even picky eaters! Prior to serving add the feta cheese. This dish may be served at room temp or chilled allowing ingredients to marinate in oil and lemon juice. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!At...
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Cucumber, Radish and Carrot Salad

Cucumber, Radish and Carrot Salad
A colorful, delicious salad that is super easy to make and kid approved! We love hearing from you so let us know what you think in the comments section below.Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Cucumber, Radish and Carrot Salad​1 large cucumber-peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced thin crosswise 1 cup of thinly sliced radishes&...
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Rainbow Salad

Rainbow Salad
This is a salad that you create using the colors of the rainbow and pair with your favorite healthy dressing. Kids love the process of making this salad just as much as they enjoy eating it. Using as many colors of the rainbow as you can, create your own unique Rainbow Salad. You can use the same color multiple times. Go through a farmers mark...
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Thai Cabbage Salad

Thai Cabbage Salad
If you love unique flavors mixed with fresh produce then you will love this Thai Cabbage Salad. It's easy, it's delicious and it's healthy! Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments section below.Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Thai Cabbage Salad​1/3 cup of safflower or other vegetable oil 1/3 cup of white wine...
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Fresh Fruit Salad with Banana Yogurt Dressing

Fresh Fruit Salad with Banana Yogurt Dressing
This easy fruit salad is a hit with all the kiddos! Simply choose your favorite fresh fruits and cover in a silky, creamy fresh banana yogurt dressing! Comment below to let us know what you think.Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Fresh Fruit Salad with Banana Yogurt Dressing ​4 Cups of mixed fresh fruit (berries, melons, pineapple, p...
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Creamy Mushroom Dip

Creamy Mushroom Dip
This Creamy Mushroom Dip makes a tasty, easy side dish for the holidays. It can be served chilled or at room temperature on crusty crackers, toasted bread or raw vegetables. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Creamy Mushroom Dip​1 lb. of mushrooms (white or cremini) 1 TBS of olive oi...
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Sweet Potato and Apple Puree

Sweet Potato and Apple Puree
The mixture of sweet potatoes and apples makes this puree so delicious and so easy to make! This is a good recipe to have the kiddos help out with in the kitchen. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.Attached is a printer friendly version for printing.​Sweet Potato and Apple Puree​2 lbs of sweet potatoes (or yams) 2-3 large gran...
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Herbed Green Olive Tapenade

Herbed Green Olive Tapenade
This Herbed Green Olive Tapenade is great served with crusty crackers or as part of an antipasto! We love hearing from you so please leave a comment in the section below to tell us what you think.A printer friendly version is attached for easy printing.​Herbed Green Olive Tapenade​2 cups of firmly packed pimiento-stuffed green olives (sliced crossw...
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Cranberry Orange Sauce

Cranberry Orange Sauce
​Cranberry sauce is a staple side dish during the holidays. Everyone loves it! This recipe, with the addition of orange is sure to impress the entire table. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!Attached below is a printer friendly PDF version of this recipe.​Cranberry Orange Sauce​1 lb of fresh cranberries1 cup of fresh orange j...
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Ginger Carrots

Ginger Carrots
These glazed Ginger Carrots make a great side dish for any festive meal! We encourage you to cook these simple and delicious recipes with your kids. Please give them a try and let us know what you think in the comments section below.Attached below is a PDF version for east printing.Ginger Carrots​3-4 bunches of fresh baby carrots (true baby carrots...
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A Year Of Looking At What's Right With The World

A Year Of Looking At What's Right With The World
Most of us start off each New Year with a list of resolutions or intentions related to what we want to change about our self or our situations. I want to lose weight, exercise more, eat better, have more fun, work less, make more money -- the list goes on and on.We tend to focus on things about ourselves or our interactions that we don't like ...
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