Here are three easy, healthy and very inexpensive family-friendly recipes using one of our favorite popular fruits. Bananas! They are cheap and downright delicious. Chock full of good, fast energy, bananas contain a good source of fiber and potassium, as...
Preparing and making meals for a family with a variety of dietary needs is not easy. Collectively, we have sensitivities to dairy, soy, gluten, and most legumes. Although this seems woefully limiting, I find it exciting to experiment in...
I don't know about you, but in the Summer I am one of those "if we aren't grilling we aren't eating" people. I don't want to heat up the kitchen and I certainly don't want to come home from...
Perhaps the only thing that qualifies this as "French" is that it has Herbes de Provence in it, but let's just use our imaginations, shall we? If you're anything like me, you're trying to eat a bit more healthily in...
I bought an ice cream maker this summer and it is awesome! I honestly didn't know much about ice cream makers, but everyone in my family loves ice cream. I have heard good things about making your own ice cream,...
These cookies are my toddler’s FAVORITE. I own a bakery and she will choose these cookies over my bakery cookies any day. In fact, she will only take a bakery cookie after she has first confirmed that no banana cookies...
Some of you probably love cooking while camping. I mean, this is Vermont, right? I can imagine some of the Vermont diehard campers coming up with meal plans featuring the best of the best. We live in a camping...
I have one child who eats mostly anything and has a natural tendency toward healthy eating habits. The other, my second child, has always brought a pickier attitude to the table but through dedicated work (it’s not always pretty),...
Gingerbread cookies are such a classic treat for the holidays. I have always loved eating gingerbread cookies, but I just bought mine from a store. Making them from scratch seemed like way too much work. Also, while my baking tends...
Since I gave up soda and sugary drinks long ago, I mostly drink water or polar seltzer now. However, some hot summer days you just want something else. Since I'm pregnant and have Gestational Diabetes, it has to be...
I saw this recipe on Pinterest and couldn't wait to give it a try. In true Pinterest form, I pinned it a long time ago and just got around to making it. One bite and I knew I needed...
If you've been in any moms group online you probably know that along with breast milk, coconut oil is often suggested as a cure-all for many things! No matter what the question is, it seems like coconut oil is...
Have you heard about kefir? Have you tried it? Want to learn how to make your own kefir? I have a really annoying quality, something equally irritating in myself and in others: when I try something new and love it, I...
Every weekend, meal planning, preparation, and baking are a part of my family’s routine. With a son who is severely allergic to many foods, eating out and eating pre-prepared foods just aren’t options in my home. Our weekend cooking...

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2022 Vermont Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

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Welcome to the sometimes cold but always delightful Vermont holiday season! Whether you stay close to home or decide to take a tour of the...