Wednesday, August 25, 2010


since the Favorite Foods Friday event was such a success {so much so that my friends have decided that want to do it each month} i've decided to make it easy for anyone with the desire to host one their neighborhood. much of the hesitation i hear is that moms don' t have the time to pull all the pieces together. you go. everything you'll need can be delivered to your doorstep. except the friends, food & fun of course. i'm super excited about this and i'll be on the local Fox station in the morning talking about it as well.
to get your own favorite foods friday party set {which is so doesn't have to be on a friday} click on the link in the right sidebar. it will take you to etsy for the full description. be back soon....

Monday, August 23, 2010

the Sneaky chef

one of the recipes we had at our last Favorite Foods Friday get together were the 'health-by-chocolate' cookies. they were of course chocolate cookies but they had something called purple puree added. when i looked a little closer at the recipe i found out that purple puree is a mixture of blueberries and spinach! in the chocolate cookies! even better was the fact that they were so yum. anyway, they came from the Sneaky chef cookbook. if you aren't familair with this series of cookbooks you should be. simple, healthful recipes that incorporate all kinds of fruits and vegetables into ordinary everyday meals that our kids already eat. you can order the books from amazon or barnes & noble. and if you come across something you love, make sure to email us and share!

health-by-chocolate cookies
by the sneaky chef

2 cups Organic Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
16 tbsp Butter, Unsalted
2 egg
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Lite Brown Sugar
2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
2 cups Chocolate Chips, Real Semi-sweet

Purple Puree from Sneaky Chef:
1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup Spinach Leaves

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove butter from refrigerator to let soften.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars until creamy. Beat in egg, vanilla and Purple Puree. Mix in dry ingredients on low speed. Stir in chocolate chips (and walnuts or dried berries, optional. Make two-bite cookies by dropping rounded half-teaspoonfuls, spaced 2 inches apart, onto nonstick or parchment lined baking sheets.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on a metal rack.

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

Friday, August 20, 2010


i'm so glad you've found your way to the favorite foods friday blog. what started as a small get together with my daughter has now become a mission of mine. i am anxious to share recipes, ideas, humor, eye candy and just plain conversation here with other moms on the same mission. that is to raise healthy kids, inside and out. i plan on being here often to share, encourage and inspire. i hope you'll join in as well.

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happy friday friends. be back soon...