Toddler Making Pizza

I couldn’t help myself. The toddler and I made pizza a few nights ago and he was the most perfect little helper! So I thought I’d post a little pictorial.

I made the Thin Crust Whole Wheat Pizza Dough, this time half whole wheat and half white whole wheat (no soy) and it was perfect!! (even the husband thought it was perfect!)

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Our Papaya Adventure! – Video Post

The title says it all! This is our first papaya and I think Ryan liked it more then I did! We will buying them again, especially considering 1 cup of papaya has only 55 calories, no fat, 3 g of fiber and almost 150% of your daily Vitamin C! According to NutritionData, it is also is a good source of Potassium, Vitamin A, and Folate.

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Baked Rigatoni & Zucchini

Not having enough leftover sauce for pasta night, I came up with this idea to make it stretch a bit. Mom taught me well! :~)

The husband was happy, he loves anything with pasta and sauce (and he didn’t even complain about the whole wheat pasta). The toddler even picked out a few bites. Overall, it was a winner but I wished I had a bit more sauce to drizzle on top after baking. Next time I make it, it won’t be out of necessity. :~) Read the rest of this post »»

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Strawberry Papaya Smoothie

WOW WOW WOW I LOVED THIS!

Sorry, I really had to scream that. It WAS that good. After trying the papaya, I wasn’t that impressed. It’s good but not the type of fruit I’d snack on just raw like watermelon or grapes. So after the toddler and finished the video I got the smoothie idea. The papaya texture is just perfect for it!

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Chicken Salad with Quick Strawberry Vinaigrette

The season of the salad is just beginning!

Every spring I start to crave fun salads and being home for spring break this year, I started the experiments early. First, I went spicy with my Ham & Cheese Spinach Salad with Tangy Mustard Dressing and now I’m enter the sweet zone.

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Quick Pepper Pasta – Video Post

A quick video of the toddler and I making lunch today! We were planning on something else (as I say in the video) but had to make due with what we had on hand. The lunch was just for me, the toddler had a sandwich and about 2 whole peppers by the time we were finished. :~)

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Mahi Mahi with Sautéed Vegetables over Brown Rice

This is one of those dishes I whipped up in about 15 minutes not knowing what the heck I was doing. Honestly, I was on the phone with a friend chatting and all of sudden I was snapping photos of dinner.

I’ve never bought Mahi Mahi (dolphin fish) before but I’m trying eat more fish. So when I saw some frozen fillets on sale I thought I’d give them a try. I’m glad I did! It was moist and light, not a fishy taste at all.

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Ham & Cheese Spinach Salad with Tangy Mustard Dressing

To help get back on track after a weekend of too much candy I decided to experiment with a big salad for lunch. I love me a big salad, especially one I whip up with what I have on hand.

This one came out exceptionally good, with a nice tangy bite from the spicy mustard that went really well with spinach leaves. It was a little too spicy for the toddler who tried a bite of my cherry tomato. He did that cute toddler thing where they stick their tongue out try to wipe way the heat. It’s so freakin’ cute! Read the rest of this post »»

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Yelatin

Or as the husband likes to call it, jell-ogurt.

I came up with the idea for a St. Patty’s day treat and now I’m obsessed. Having a houseful of family for Easter weekend gave me the perfect opportunity to try the new dessert on others over the age of 2 (the toddler is already a fan). Well, it was a hit! My mom especially liked it, calling it a very refreshing dessert, great for a BBQ or summer party.

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VitaMuffinMix Recipe Contest – Winner Announced!

Is it possible to be sad and happy at the same time? I’ve had so much fun running this contest. Reading and trying all the wonderful ideas but at the same time, it was so much work. I felt more pressure photographing other people’s ideas then my own and I really don’t like the responsibility of picking a winner. It’s stressful because I want everyone to win. I really do!

That being said, the competition was TIGHT! The husband and toddler made great sacrifice (*wink* *wink*) trying all the fabulous treats and my co-workers reaped the benefits of leftovers. Everyone loved everything, especially me!

OK, here goes.

The winner by one teeny weenie itsy bitsy point is….

Ya ready…

Drum roll please…

*tat tat tat tat tat*

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