Hot cocoa to cure homework blues

It's the first five-day week since um...that's right, camp! That's two months of scrambling to pack 5 days worth of work into sometimes as little as 1 day. This week's enough to make me want to say Shehechiyanu. But for my kids? That's another story. Five full days of school, waking up at 6:45, shlepping … Continue reading Hot cocoa to cure homework blues

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Chocolate frozen berries

See this chard? We watered it this morning. It's too darn hot. But if outside isn't hot enough, imagine sitting on a school bus today. I can count on my kids coming in drenched and crabby today. Good thing kids tend to be more resilient. And good thing this frozen treat took 2 minutes to … Continue reading Chocolate frozen berries

Granola Kids Bakery Today

Granola Kids are back in business today, with our head baker back from overnight camp. Let these kiddos do your baking while you sit on the beach. These treats are healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but yummy enough that your kids will consider them dessert. Most ingredients are organic, eggs are cage free and … Continue reading Granola Kids Bakery Today

Announcing Granola Kids Bakery

See these kids? They're busy baking for you. School's out for summer, and they're offering you more time by the pool. They'll do the baking and you'll still enjoy healthy, homemade treats. These treats are healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but yummy enough that your kids will consider them dessert. Most ingredients are organic, … Continue reading Announcing Granola Kids Bakery

Nostalgic Cupcakes

You know I'm not mourning the demise of the Twinkie. Still, who would have thought those snack cakes with an eternal shelf life would one day disappear? So, in honor of the American icon, I'm posting a recipe for chocolate cupcakes that taste pretty darn close to the Hostess version. They're not as unhealthy as … Continue reading Nostalgic Cupcakes

Crispy Buckeye Treats for Football Games or Any Day

Growing up in Columbus, Ohio I was taught to despise Michigan as much as I loved the OSU Buckeyes. To this day, just the thought of the Wolverines conjures up a four-letter word version of their fight song. To understand Buckeye fever, you really have to visit a mall in Columbus. On any given day, … Continue reading Crispy Buckeye Treats for Football Games or Any Day

Buckeye peanut butter balls

Call them what you like. Anyone from Columbus, Ohio knows that a peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate is a buckeye. We also know they're irresistible. But then I made them myself years ago and realized how much butter or margarine and sugar it takes to make these tasty little peanut butter balls. I've since … Continue reading Buckeye peanut butter balls