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10 Tips for a Teeth-Friendly Halloween

7 Oct

With Americans purchasing approximately 600 million pounds of candy each year for Halloween, many parents are sent into a tailspin of questions on how to balance this fun-filled tradition with dental-friendly choices for their children. “Dental health doesn’t have to prohibit having fun this Halloween,” said Dr. Kyra Schirk, dentist at CHI St. Joseph Children’s Continue Reading

Sweet Things for Mother’s Day

26 Apr

With Mother’s Day coming up your kids may be looking for a scrumptious dessert to serve you. To avoid any major kitchen catastrophes, suggest something no-bake like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. All you’ll need is a log of pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough and two cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (melted in the micro). Continue Reading

St. Patrick’s Day Treats and Recipes

9 Mar

  Go for the green on St. Patty’s Day with both traditional and modern-day St. Patrick’s Day treats. After all, who can resist an Emerald Mint Milkshake? Whether you’re Irish ancestry goes back generations or you’re just playing the part for the day, these treats can’t be beat.   IRISH SODA BREAD Ingredients 4 cups Continue Reading

Girl Scouts Cookie Recipes

9 Feb

  Are you wondering what to do with all those Girl Scouts cookies? Make a tasty dessert with these delicious Girl Scouts cookie recipes.   THIN MINT BROWNIES Ingredients ½ box of crushed Thin Mint Cookies 1 box of brownie mix 2 eggs (3 eggs for cake-like brownies) ¼ cup of water ½ cup of vegetable oil Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Treats & Recipes

2 Feb

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Make a special Valentine’s Day treat for your family with one of the Valentine’s Day recipes below.   RED VELVET BROWNIES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM FROSTING Brownie Ingredients 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder 1 oz. red food coloring 2 tsp. pure vanilla extra ½ cup unsalted butter, Continue Reading

Cookie Recipes for Allergies

20 Jan

Having a food allergy when there are so many desserts and treats at parties is very difficult, especially for children.  If you are looking for a great allergy friendly cookie recipe for kids (and adults!), try one of the recipes below: Sugar Cookies (Dairy, Egg Free) Ingredients ¾ cup dairy free shortening 1 cup unsweetened Continue Reading

Decorate Cookies Sans Sugar

18 Dec

Quick Baking Tip! For a change of pace from cookie icing recipes calling for confectioner’s sugar, try an icing that just uses a quarter cup of evaporated milk mixed with a couple of drops of food coloring. Paint the dough after the cookies are cut out but before they are baked. The cookies will come Continue Reading

Apple Recipes

26 Sep

Fall is the season for everything apple. If you’re looking for something to do with all of the apples you picked from your local apple orchard, look no further! From applesauce to apple crisp, you can’t go wrong with a delicious apple dessert on a crisp, fall afternoon. Take a look at a few delicious Continue Reading

Cinnamon + Apples = Delicious!

20 Sep

By Mary Alice Cookson Cinnamon smells delicious and is great atop yummy treats created from your family’s latest apple-picking harvest. The popular spice is also said to reduce inflammation and fight bacteria. Try this recipe! Apple Crisp Put 4 cups of sliced apples in an 11-by-7 baking dish and pour 1/4 cup of water over Continue Reading

Pumpkin Recipes

14 Sep

It is officially fall when the leaves start to fall and pumpkins are everywhere. Pumpkins are a tasty addition to the season and they are loaded with nutrients. This fall, add a little pumpkin to your favorite recipes to add extra flavor or try out one of the pumpkin recipes below.   PUMPKIN BARS Ingredients Continue Reading