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Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp

July is National Blueberry Month! By: Jodie Shield, MED, RD Remember that gum chewing, spoiled girl in Willy Wonka, Violet Beauregarde, who turned into a giant blueberry because she couldn’t control herself from eating the forbidden [...]

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bake

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bake

This savory Southwestern casserole will tickle your taste buds! So quick and easy, you’d never believe that it’s healthy too. Guest Post By: Molly Hodul, Dominican University Dietetics Student Quinoa is all the rage this year, [...]

Should You Eat Raw Cookie Dough?

Should You Eat Raw Cookie Dough?

Batter up!  Take your licks wisely. By: Jodie Shield, RDN One of my fondest childhood holiday memories is baking sugar cookies with my mom. I loved flattening out the dough with her big wooden rolling pin, [...]

Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies

Enjoy a lighter version of this year’s  Chicago Tribune cookie contest winner! By: Jodie Shield, RDN December ‘tis the cookie baking season. My lightened up Frosted Sugar Cookies are so easy and a winner with my [...]

5 Reasons Why Holiday Baking Is Important

5 Reasons Why Holiday Baking Is Important

Make time this season for baking cookies with your kids – you’ll be glad you did! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Christmas. Hanukkah. Kwanzaa. No matter what holiday you celebrate, they all feature some type of delicious [...]

Mini Peach Cobblers

Mini Peach Cobblers

Just Peachy – August is National Peach Month! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Be a peach mom. So what if August 24th is National Peach Pie Day! Surprise your family with mini peach cobblers instead. They’re way [...]

Classic Pecan Pie

Classic Pecan Pie

No matter how you slice it, this pecan pie is to die for!  By Jodie Shield, MED, RDN Pecan Pie Day in July? Not sure what that’s all about. I would have guessed November to coincide [...]

How to Eat Healthy When It’s Hot!

How to Eat Healthy When It’s Hot!

Five tips to help you get dinner on the table without breaking a sweat! By: Jodie Shield, RD If you can’t’ stand the heat . . . get out of the kitchen.  But your family’s hungry, [...]

DIY Soft Pretzels

DIY Soft Pretzels

Whole wheat flour gives these soft pretzels a healthy twist! By Jodie Shield, RD Are you looking for a healthy snack that’s fun to make with your kids? I highly recommend you give my Whole Wheat [...]

Cinnamon Crescent Cookies

Cinnamon Crescent Cookies

This tasty holiday treat is the Chicago Tribune’s cookie contest winner! By: Jodie Shield, RDN December ‘tis the cookie baking season. My lightened up Classic Cut-Out Sugar Cookies are so easy and a winner with my [...]