Sunflower Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

My family and I love Chocolate Chip Cookies. It is one of our favorite desserts to make and eat.

These cookies have some great alternative ingredients to what you would normally use in your recipe. For instance, instead of peanut butter I used sunflower butter and instead of white sugar I used coconut and brown sugar. Let’s face it a cookie is a cookie and should be eaten in moderation but, I feel better using these ingredients instead of some of the ones I used to use. Have you tried coconut sugar? I like it so much better than white sugar.

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Baked Panko Breaded Zucchini Sticks

Baked Panko Breaded Zucchini Sticks are a great side dish to your family meal!

Your family will not be able to resist reaching for more.

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Classroom Fun for Easter- News 12

If you are having an Easter Party in your classroom we have some fun ideas!

Elizabeth Hashagen and Anne Caminiti are having fun making cute Easter themed Peep Bunny Cars, Thumbprint Decorated Eggs and cute snacks for your classroom party in this News 12 segment.

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Fun Easter Treats for the Kids- News 12

Do you have kids at your dessert table this Easter? Whether it is at home or in the classroom we have you covered.

Elizabeth Hashagen and Anne Caminiti have fun eating and preparing edible festive treats for your next Easter party with the kids.

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Valentine’s Day Chocolates

What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day? Love, hearts, cards, red? For me, it’s definitely chocolate! As a kid I loved waking up to find that little red heart full of chocolates waiting for me on the dining room table, and the truth is, I wouldn’t be disappointed to wake up to one now. The other side of that truth is, I know I would eat the whole box. Mike on the other hand, has incredible self control and he can make a small box of chocolates last for months. That never happens though, because after 3 days I consider it to be fair game and it’s gone before he knows what happened!

So this year I decided to make him some homemade chocolates.

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3 Ingredient Cookies

What? Only 3 ingredients to make delicious and healthy cookies?

These Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies are so good that one batch with 4 people in the house is not enough. I put the plate on the table and in no time they were gone.

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Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites

Growing up my mom did a great job of trying to instill healthy eating habits in my brother, sister, and I.

Her philosophy was all about moderation – balanced meals, and limits when it came to snacks. However, that snack cabinet was full of all kinds of not-so-good for you things: chips, cookies, those pre-packaged cakes, and always ice cream in the freezer. Now trust me, as a kid I had no complaints about these options, but as a mom my feelings on these snacks have changed a bit.

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