Chocolate banana muffins are a tasty, nutritious snack

After-School Fuel Chocolate banana muffins are a tasty, nutritious snack. After a long day at school, kids need a chance to unwind. Often that down time involves physical activity, and a nutritious snack is the perfect way to make sure kids are ready to take on their free time with gusto then recharge to keep going until bedtime. A busy schedule may make the temptation for unhealthy convenience snacks stron ...

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Incredibly delicious, Mama G’s grilled shrimp salad is quick and easy to prepare

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Salad  Incredibly delicious, Mama G’s grilled shrimp salad is quick and easy to prepare.   Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes   For the shrimp: Extra virgin olive oil, as needed 3          jumbo shrimps (U4/6), peeled and deveined 2          Tbsp. chopped parsley 1          clove garlic, peeled and minced 1.5       tsp. kosher salt 2          tsp. ...

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Roasted Basil Tomatoes: Versatile dish offers an authentic taste of the Italian countryside

Roasted Basil Tomatoes This versatile dish offers an authentic taste of the Italian countryside. By Leann Grunwald These tomatoes are fantastic. Roasting tomatoes adds a sweet and rich flavor. Serve in salads, on top of grilled bread with ricotta, as a quick tomato sauce for pasta, or right out of the oven as a side dish. You can chop the roasted tomatoes and fold them in with a dollop of room temperature b ...

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Mama G’s quick and simple recipe for a childhood classic is a guaranteed family favorite

Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies  Mama G’s quick and simple recipe for a childhood classic is a guaranteed family favorite.   Most of us have loved peanut butter since childhood. What would our school lunches be without a creamy or chunky peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a chunky peanut butter cookie? I'm sure you’ll agree that peanut butter is one of the tastiest things on earth and its BFF is chocolat ...

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Perfect pancakes: Mama G offers up an easy, breezy, fluffy breakfast dish

Perfect Pancakes  Mama G offers up an easy, breezy, fluffy breakfast dish.   Pancakes are an outstanding comfort food that will make you swoon. They make breakfast exciting and weekends a little more special. Pancakes are simple, but one wonderful bite immediately reminds us we can have a taste of heaven on earth.   Mama G’s Pancakes Yield: 12 pancakes Ingredients Olive oil as needed for cooking 1 ...

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Fast & Healthy: green muscle mender

Fast & Healthy  By Avery Coffman Too much holiday cheer? Fatty foods, sweet treats, alcoholic drinks? Fear not––2017 is your chance to hit the reset button and go healthy. One way to do that is to try a fast. “You can lose at least a pound a day, get rid of foggy brain, and recharge your energy,” says author and nutritionist Cherie Calbom, known as “The Juice Lady” for her expertise in juicing for healt ...

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Red Potato Salad

Red Potato Salad The humble potato is versatile, delicious, and nutritious. It’s also perfect in salad, as Mama G. (aka Leann Grunwald) demonstrates. Potato salad, a dish made with boiled potatoes in many variations from different parts of the world. It’s a popular thing to serve when preparing food for a large number of people. Prepared in large quantities, in advance, then refrigerated until needed, it ca ...

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Sweet treats never go out of style, especially when they’re as timeless as this delectable cake

Grandma Jordan's Original Texas Sheet Cake  Sweet treats never go out of style, especially when they’re as timeless as this delectable cake. When it comes to sweet treats, we all crave the classics and the memories they hold for us. For those times when you need something to satisfy your sweet tooth, you’d be wise to have this recipe for grandma Jordan’s original Texas sheet cake tucked away. Grandma Jordan ...

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Donuts: Iconic breakfast treat has a storied history worth biting into

Old-timey Sour Cream Cake Donuts  The iconic breakfast treat has a storied history worth biting into. By Leann Grunwald Doughnut or donut? The controversy over what to call these unquestionably divine baked goods has only grown with time. But one thing that remains consistent with this fried ring of dough caked in luscious sugar is that it will always be celebrated whether you are Team Doughnut or Team Donu ...

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Salted cookie dough ice cream

Salted Cookie Dough Ice Cream  Mama G. dishes on her super secret sweet treat. For people of a certain age, ice cream brings to mind vivid images of growing up and playing outside until dusk awaiting the sounds of the Good Humor ice cream truck. Remember those iconic trucks that once traveled through America’s neighborhoods playing a jingle with bells, bringing tasty frozen treats to hands and homes across ...

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