Homemade Greek Yogurt |

How to Make: Homemade Greek Yogurt

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2013 - By Serena Ball - 13 Comments

During my years of grad school in Boston, I lived with a flat mate, Amy, who cooked a little but mainly lived on canned beans, noodles, jarred tomato…

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Whipped Cream Review |

Whipped Cream Review

Posted on Jan 14th, 2013 - By Serena Ball - 2 Comments

It was my mom who first asked me about Trader Joe's shelf stable whipped cream...she was wondering, how can that be? Is it like cool whip and ready…

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate taste taster

Puffins Cereal Review + Giveaway

Posted on Jul 16th, 2012 - By Deanna Segrave-Daly - 10 Comments

I've been a Puffins cereal fan for awhile now from Barbara's Bakery. And after being introduced to Cheerios, my daughter's next favorite cereal…

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Rainbow Smoothie Sampler

Rainbow Smoothie Sampler

Posted on Mar 16th, 2012 - By Deanna Segrave-Daly - 27 Comments

Who doesn't want their kid to eat more fruits and veggies? Yes, even this dietitian's 4 year-old daughter could use a boost in her produce…

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Breakfast Rice Bowl with Dried Plums, Pears & Almonds

Posted on Feb 24th, 2012 - By Deanna Segrave-Daly - 1 Comment

I've been on a dried fruit + whole grain kick lately so I was intrigued when a box of Sunsweet Plum Amazins showed up on my doorstep. These diced…

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Gingerbread Zoo

Posted on Dec 12th, 2011 - By Serena Ball - 4 Comments

We live only a mile from the Brookfield Zoo – the largest zoo in Chicagoland – we were even there today. So it was not surprising that my kids…

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Egg slicer and lunchbox candy for egg slices

Kid Arithmetic: 1 Slice of Hardboilded Egg = 1 Chocolate

Posted on Nov 28th, 2011 - By Serena Ball - 0 Comments

Our dentist was thrilled with the following story... I picked my daughter up early from school today for her dentist appointment. When she got in the…

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Judging a Food Fight

Posted on Nov 7th, 2011 - By Deanna Segrave-Daly - 0 Comments

Over the weekend I got to judge a food fight. Before you have visions of Bluto in Animal House (yes, I just totally dated myself), it was actually…

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MyPlate dinner plate

Top 5 Food Nutrition Trends from FNCE

Posted on Sep 30th, 2011 - By Serena Ball - 9 Comments

According to my daughter, the top tchotchke prize I brought home from this year’s American Dietetic Association’s (ADA) annual conference was the…

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Fish cupcakes for school

A Cake to Celebrate

Posted on May 26th, 2011 - By Serena Ball - 2 Comments

There are many ways to put together a little party. But in my book, if you add a homemade cake, the occasion is always a party! So in honor of…

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