Kitchen September 10 2012

BonBon Break

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pinwheels ::: Wine & Glue

Always in search of new and interesting lunch options for the kiddos, when this came to me in a momentary flash of genius, I knew it would be a keeper!

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About Lisa: Lisa, from Wine & Glue, prides herself on being a wannabe of every kind. Chief on her wannabe lists are chef, baker, seamstress, party planner, and photographer. Well, maybe not a wannabe of every kind. She is a very real mom to two crazy and wonderful little monkies.

Check out her wild wannabe adventures at Wine & Glue or follow along on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.



Sometimes when we get around family, our decision making process for which foods we choose changes. Can you relate?

For the full 3-minute video with 2 great tips for making healthy choices at family gatherings, visit

About Simona:

Simona is the co-creator of a family of wellness websites developed to empower people to connect to the wisdom of their human vehicles.  She is also the owner of SiVantage Marketing.

While her kids are at school, if she is not consulting for fortune 500 companies or doing P90X2, Simona is either writing for and or she is mentoring wellness-minded Momtrepreneurs (and aspiring Momtrepreneurs) on their paths to financial freedom.

You can find Simona on Facebook, YouTube , and Pinterest  (and she occasional tweets too)


BROWNED BUTTER APPLE BREAD (A Tale of an Apple Thief) :::    Mental Chew

One recipe taught me to brown butter in pumpkin cupcakes, the other brought whole wheat apple bread into the picture. After a friend unloaded over a dozen apples on me, I began contemplating what would become of them. My amateur baker brain started turning. What if I combined these two flavors? There is already butter in most cupcake recipes, so why not brown it?


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About Val: Val Curtis is the creator of the Food & Garden site Mental Chew. She is a former middle school science/math/technology teacher who put her career on hold to be at home with her two babes.

When Val breaks away from her keyboard, she enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, camping, tidepooling, sailing and potlucks. She gets a kick out of combing the web for recipes and then adapting them for her husband, family and friends to enjoy. Through her love of organic cooking, she became interested in growing her own produce and Mental Chew gave her the chance to combine her love of food and gardening as well as explore her new passion of photography.

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This delightful salad is chock full of great, skinny, satisfying ingredients. It not only contains chopped romaine lettuce instead of iceberg and lean bacon, it also has chopped bell peppers, black beans, fresh corn cut off the cob and crunchy crushed reduced-fat tortilla chips. In addition it’s tossed it in a yummy reduced-fat cilantro dressing. The skinny for 1 serving is 283 calories, 7.9 grams of fat, 9 grams of fiber and 8 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  So yummy, I’ve made it several days in a row…You might too!


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About Nancy: Nancy created Skinny Kitchen because she’s passionate about food, loves creating healthier recipes and more importantly, sharing them. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many foods. There’s also nutritional information and Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS on each.

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