Strawberry Banana Breakfast Bake

March 13, 2012
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I think Family Fresh Cooking needs to be renamed The Breakfast Blog. I celebrate every single morning with a great big, energetic + delicious breakfast.  This Strawberry Banana Breakfast Bake has us dashing out of bed like jackrabbits on a spring day. Speaking of spring, this breakfast bake recipe would be awesome for Easter brunch, Mother’s Day […]

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Essential Travel Oatmeal

June 22, 2011
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I have to let you guys in on a little secret….even when I travel I stay on my game when it comes to food. Eating right at all times makes me feel great and there is no exceptions to that rule. I am a huge fan of breakfast and couldn’t imagine skipping my favorite meal […]

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Happy Post: Cookies

June 5, 2011
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Cookies= Happy, yes? Recently I saw a movie simply titled Happy at the Mountain Film festival in Telluride. Can you say the word happy without smiling? Go ahead and try it. I bet a grin will grace your lips. This movie was very important. It focused on finding universal truths. Wonderful things that make us […]

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Cherry Cranberry Oat Crisp

March 31, 2011
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Cherries and cranberries. Two bright red fruits with spunk. The tartness of cranberry pairs perfectly with the sweetness of bright red cherries. Dressed with an oat crisp topping and heated in the oven magic happens when all the flavors combine.

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Telluride Trail Bars

March 3, 2011
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When we ski or hike Telluride we want snacks that we can stuff in our pockets and munch on the chair lift. We also crave goodies to come home after a big day on the slopes. These homemade bars are inspired by my favorite sweet/salty peanut butter pretzel Clif Mojo bars. They are a cross […]

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Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies – Gluten Free

February 21, 2011
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Cookies for breakfast? Of course when they are Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies. These are loaded with high energy, great for you ingredients. This cookie batter comes together quick. It’s got gluten free oat flour, fresh apples, almond butter, thick greek yogurt and sweet potato purée. You can also add in a handful of toasted nuts, dried […]

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Baked Coconut Oatmeal with Pepper Nut Topping

February 7, 2011
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Pepper, coconut and oatmeal. Almost like an exotic rice pudding – for breakfast. Peppercorns are usually thought of paired with savories. With sweet and creamy oatmeal pepper takes on a whole new taste profile. Just a dash and a bowl of oats transforms into something a little more. Not to mention in this recipe it combines […]

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Cranberry Pumpkin Ricotta Cookies

December 9, 2010
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From what I gather you guys visit my blog & make my recipes because you are craving something a little out of the ordinary. I like to stir the pot & create new versions of classics. I love putting new ideas into your creative minds. These Cranberry Pumpkin Ricotta Cookies are no exception. Yes, I […]

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Maple Apple Pie Oat Bars

December 1, 2010
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In the spirit of crispy cool days & reflections on childhood visits to upstate NY apple farms I bring you my Maple Apple Pie Oat Bars. These are delightfully happy little treats that can be enjoyed any time at all. Made with old fashioned rolled oats, pure maple syrup, crispy fresh apples and warming spices […]

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Coconut Oat Crusted Chicken Nuggets & Two Pomegranate Sauces

July 6, 2010
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I was recently selected to be in a super fun summer cooking competition. Coach’s Oats and POM Wonderful have gotten together to do a second round of their Recipe Battle. POM Wonderful hosts occasional cooking challenges with other healthy food companies to see who can come up with the most delish recipe. Each company chooses […]

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Fruit and Egg Skillet Oatmeal

March 14, 2010
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We love a great bowl of steamy oatmeal over here. There are countless ways you can add flavor and more texture to a bowl of oats. In this recipe I include lots of lean protein, healthy fats and flavor to get you going and to keep you going until your next meal. Apples and oats […]

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Cocoa Coconut Oat Parfait

January 19, 2010

Big news folks! It is National Oatmeal Month. Wow, who knew?? Around here it might as well be Oatmeal Month everyday! We heart our oats. I speak of the oat often. Oats are whole grain complex carbs that taste great and have loads of health benefits (see my post Oatmeal: The Basics for more on […]

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Travel Essentials: Fit Food For Families On the Go

December 29, 2009

I have not been here long enough to give you clean, healthy, yummy Cayman style recipes. Instead I am gonna give you some sturdy travel tips. Do not fear, I will work some island magic in the kitchen either while I am here or when I get home. There are fun flavors to explore on […]

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Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

November 21, 2009
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There is a whole bunch of decadent oat & pumpkin goodness tucked away right here in this oatmeal.  You get a lot of bang for the buck with these ingredients.  Not only do you get great flavor, but also the health benefits of whole rolled oats, pumpkin and flaxseed.  I even snuck some egg in […]

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“Smart Choices Program” Really Not So Smart

October 16, 2009

On the website for the Smart Choices Program the catch phrase is: “Guiding Food Choices.” If you see this symbol on the front of a package of so called “food” you might want to walk away.  You’ll probably want to run, really fast.  If you choose not to high tail it away from these products […]

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