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Secret Ingredients Revealed – Make Good Recipes Great!

Want to know what secret ingredient turn good recipes to great?  One of our best shows so far with Family Food Experts Kitchen co-host, Tracee (Real Food Moms) and Joe Coffey from Simply Organic (supplies best herbs, spices and seasonings in the market).  They shared how they use cayenne, garlic powder, cinnamon and more to give recipes that extra zip flavor profile to make it memorable!  It’s really a free cooking lesson!  Listen in: http://tinyurl.com/a5b7btk

… for the health of your family,
ellen (Host)
Kid Kritics Approved

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Holiday Meal Makeovers

Can you believe there is a recipes using butterscotch that is healthier so you enjoy some without feeling a heavy sugar guilt trip?  Apple Butternut Squares was shared by Liz Weiss, one of the Meal Makeover Moms. That's not all.  From garlic shrimp to meatloaf to veggie lasagna, both Liz and Kathy Siegel (Nutritiion Babes) made over lots of recipes you will want to serve your family and friends while entertaining, or just dining at home!  LISTEN  for more!

… for the health of your family,
ellen

P.S. In case you missed it, here's the recipe link for Apple Butternut Squares: http://mealmakeovermoms.com/recipes/snacks-smoothies/apple-butterscotch-cake 

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Super Easy Holiday Baking Ideas for You and Your Kids!

Let's start with Cinnamon Almonds: coat almonds with a mix of  whipped egg whites, cinnamon, vanilla, and a bit of sugar. Put in oven, (low heat) for hours – stir occasionally while they are roasting.  This is Amy Roskelly's (Super Healthy Kids) annual holiday favorite give away treat – the whole neighborhood looks forward to receiving them every December!  We're going to have the Kid Kritics taste test these.   Amy also makes Popcorn balls with melted Parmesan which serves as the glue. Her Date Pinwheels have become a kid favorite – yes dates!   This recipe is her way of replacing Fig Newton's – less sugar, more flavor, more fun! 

Amy shared many healthier holiday baking recipes with Stacey Antine, RD (HealthBarn USA) and me on our Family Food Experts Kitchen internet radio show last Wed.  Stacey had some great ones, too.  Wait until you hear about her new kid favorite, Spicy Pumpkin Doughnuts!  Here is the podcast link: http://tinyurl.com/a5b7btk.

I am making the Cinnamon Almond recipe today!   Listen to pick which ones you want to try.

… for the health of families,
ellen

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