RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Berry & Banana Smoothie

This delicious, nutritious smoothie is from Kelly at SuperHealthyKids.com. “I love using frozen organic fruit,” says Kelly, “because it’s frozen at its peak freshness. It’s available year-round, is generally less expensive than fresh organic fruit, especially when out of season. And it’s great in smoothies!” The smoothie is made with three separate layers (photo #1),…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Easiest Fruit Tart Recipe

Yesterday, August 11th, was National Raspberry Tart Day. It follows on the heels of National Raspberry Cake Day (July 31st), National Raspberry Pie Day (August 1st) and National Raspberries & Cream Day (August 7th). We celebrated with a homemade raspberry tart. It took fewer than 20 minutes. Thanks go to our dear friend Carol, who…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Ice Cream & Berries Shortcake

Ice Cream Shortcake is an easy dessert, simply combining berry ice cream, fresh berries on refrigerator biscuits. It’s easier to put together than an ice cream cake, and even easier than conventional shortcake since you don’t have to whip the cream. We adapted this recipe from the Chefs Collaborative Cookbook. If you prefer, you can…
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RECIPE: Easy Cheesecake Topping

Make a blueberry topping for your cheesecake with fresh or frozen blueberries. Photo courtesy Cheesecake.com.   May 26th is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. It may be hard to find a piece of blueberry cheesecake—cherry and strawberry are the popular berries toppings. But you can easily make your own, from fresh or frozen berries. A homemade…
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RECIPE: Strawberry-Orange Pasta Salad With Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Bowtie (farfalle) pasta, fruit and oranges: delicious! Photo courtesy Kraft.   What if pasta salad were more sweet than savory? That’s how it is in this recipe, a perfect way to make summer last a little longer (summer ends this Saturday, September 21st). Creamy lemon poppyseed dressing, mandarin oranges and fresh strawberries create this refreshing…
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