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Strategies to Keep Holidays Healthy, Safe, & Happy

The main goal for the holidays is to enjoy friends, family and all the wonderful foods of the holiday season. It is possible to enjoy the holidays and stay safe, happy, and healthy. On average, an American can gain approximately 1-2 pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain is not dramatic, research shows that this […]

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12 Shockingly Super Easy Holiday Sugar Cookies

I am always surprised (and very pleased) when complimented for my decorative holiday sugar cookies. I always tell people that they could probably do it, too, because it really isn’t as hard as it looks. In this post, I will share with you 12 easy designs that can be enhanced to fit anyone’s skill level. […]

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Healthy Children = Healthy Adults

As parents, we must understand that one of the most lasting influences we can have on our children is helping to develop and shape their eating habits. It is our responsibility to foster healthy attitudes so our children can enjoy a healthy relationship towards food. During early childhood, many parents just want their child to […]

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Streusel Topped Pumpkin Mini Muffins

Pumpkin season is upon us again.  It’s funny how it just keeps coming back year after year, but I’m not complaining.  I really do love most things pumpkin, whether sweet or savory, so I look forward to this season every year.  What I’m not wild about is ALL the crazy new products that come out […]

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One Pan Skillet Baked Pasta and Veggies

This is the perfect time of year for me, when I can still find delicious late summer veggies, like eggplant, zucchini, and peppers at my local farmer’s market, but the weather is beginning to turn chilly enough that I crave warm comfort foods.  This recipe marries the two and even better than that, this is […]

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Fall HVRW 2016

It’s time once again for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week!  I think many moms, myself included, don’t get the opportunity to get out often enough.  HVRW is a perfect time to schedule a date night or a girls night out.  From November 1-13, over 200 restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley are offering a three-course prix fixe […]

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The Nutrients Growing, Resilient Kids Need

Let’s face it, we all want to feed our kids the nutrients they need in order to grow into healthy, strong, and resilient people. I don’t think there’s a parent out there who would say otherwise. Yet in this information packed world of ours, even a trip to the grocery store can be confusing. The answer to what to […]

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