April Fool’s Fruit Punch

In Drinks & Smoothies, Holidays, Snacks
by Ann on 25/03
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When I originally posted this silly “punch” on The Fountain Avenue Kitchen several years ago, I did it on the afternoon of April Fool’s Day, right after my… Read More »

Easter Candy Roundup

In Desserts, Holidays, Roundups
by Ann on 21/03
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I know that not everyone makes Easter candy–getting dinner on the table every night can be challenging enough!  But all of these recipes have easy-to-follow steps–many of which… Read More »

Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 18/03
Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Everyone in my family thinks Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs are the be-all-end-all…the piece de resistance….the bomb!  From a nutritional vantage point, they are a bit of bomb. (Of course, we… Read More »

Pineapple Kiwi Vanilla Yogurt Smoothie

In Breakfast Foods, Drinks & Smoothies, Fruits & Veggies, Healthy Options
by Ann on 11/03
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Green smoothies have a way of making people run the other way.  For some, the color is a turnoff.  For others, the mere idea of putting spinach or… Read More »

Loaded Tex-Mex Potatoes

In Easy Meals, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Turkey
by Ann on 07/03
Loaded Tex-Mex Potatoes -- an easy, satisfying all-in-one dinner

I have a random memory of a bitterly cold day last winter. I was standing in front of the washing machine, folding laundry. It was such a simple… Read More »

Mango Pineapple Salsa

In Appetizers, Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Snacks
by Ann on 04/03
Mango Pineapple Salsa

Recently, my friend Justine asked if I would create an orange recipe to shine a light on something near and dear to her heart.  You may be wondering… Why… Read More »

Chipotle Turkey Lentil Chili

In Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Soups, Turkey
by Ann on 28/02
Chipotle Turkey Lentil Chili

With their own distinct crusts and toppings, various cities and restaurant chains lay claim to the best pizza. Most moms have their own unique twist on meatloaf, and… Read More »

3-Ingredient Pizzadillas

In Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Pizza & Sandwiches, Snacks
by Ann on 25/02
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Thirty minute meals are convenient, but sometimes we need to crank out some seriously fast–or just plain fun–food.  Enter the pizzadilla! Paired with a side salad or a… Read More »

No-Bake Energy Bites (healthy yet taste a lot like cookie dough!)

In Cookies & Candy, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 21/02
No-Bake Energy Bites -- taste like  a mix between a chewy granola bar and chocolate chip cookie dough

In a bold moment a few years back, I decided to give up ice cream for Lent. It was a test of sorts, as I seriously wondered if… Read More »

Easy Yogurt Cream Cheese

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics
by Ann on 18/02
Easy Yogurt Cream Cheese

Yogurt “cheese” really isn’t cheese at all.  It’s simply yogurt that has been thickened into a soft, cream cheese-like consistency…and it’s delightful on your morning bagel or in recipes… Read More »