Mug Cakes Cookbook Giveaway

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We recently just discovered an entire cookbook dedicated to mug cakes and were excited to review it! Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth by Leslie Bilderback contains a variety of flavors and is accommodating for any lifestyle diet. We mean it too! We were very pleased to find nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and even sugar-free recipes. f baking dessert isn't your forte...with mug cakes it doesn't have to be. With easy-to-follow directions, you can still create delicious desserts in your own kitchen in no time. Interested in your own copy of Mug Cakes? Enter to win your own copy of Mug Cakes cookbook! Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we're able to give a lucky reader a copy of Mug Cakes by Leslie Bilderback. To enter, see our main page for details!
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Need Back To School Snack Ideas?

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Happy Labor Day Weekend! Watch Laura and her boys dish out yummy recipes and gardening ideas while you relax on the train, bus or plane en route to your weekend away. Anyone hungry? What Would Julieanna Do? – Healthy Kids: To view, click on the image below. If you have trouble viewing it, click here!
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Cheeseburgers in Paradise…a tale of cheeseburgers, breadburgers and Bobby

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Oh my gosh…so much is happening in our kitchen lately! And it’s happening so fast that I barely have time to blog about all of it. The long and short of it: MY KIDS ARE ACTUALLY BECOMING ADVENTUROUS EATERS! Can you believe that? I know we have much more work to do, but trust me on this. If you have a kid who eats just five foods only, don’t despair. Get working on changing that routine and give it time. […]
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Whole-Wheat Orzo with Mushrooms and Onions

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  INGREDIENTS 1 box of whole-wheat orzo 1 lb mushrooms, slices Lipton onion soup mix 1 medium Vidalia onion 1/3 of olive oil Fresh ground Pepper DIRECTIONS Cook orzo as per directions on box.  Chop Vidalia onion and slice mushrooms.  Sautee chopped onions and slice mushrooms with 1 tsp of olive oil.  Meanwhile, drain orzo and add the 1/3 cup of olive oil.  Mix everything together in a bowl.  In the bowl, add the Lipton onion soup mix.  Mix thoroughly.  […]
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Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Pie

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  Meringue Pie Crust  (one 9-inch crust) 2 large egg whites ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar 1/8 tsp teaspoon salt ½ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract METHOD Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is very stiff […]
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Eating Un-favorite Foods

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Dedicated to the moms who attended the “Citibabes Nutrition Lunch and Learn” with Laura Cipullo on Wednesday, April 19th So the fish sticks are still a “stinking” issue at our house! As I have shared in previous blog posts—especially “Something More than Fish” and “If You Give a Cat a Cupcake”—on many days, food is something more than just food. And just like I tell my clients, particularly those attending meal support therapy sessions: “Meals are rarely perfect! What’s more, […]
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Chopped Salmon over Shaved Brussel Sprouts

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Chopped salmon may not be a traditional dish but it’s perfect for make-ahead meals! It can be a delicious meal served over grains like brown rice, rice pilaf or quinoa. Cool it down and you can toss it on a bed of greens. For a refreshing summer salad, skip the soy sauce and hot sauce–season with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice. INGREDIENTS (Serves 2-4) 2 (5 oz.) boneless salmon fillets, cut into cubes 1/2 cup […]
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