The Way to His Heart

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I’ve always loved fun, pretty food, but now that I’m a mother I try to really drive that home. If you make it pretty, they’ll eat it! Who wouldn’t? Most of my recipes can be served on a weeknight or for entertaining. I don’t view some

maeghan is a winner of Top 25 Foodie Moms - 2013

What's one of the first recipes you taught your kids to make?

My daughter is 3, but she has been in the kitchen with me since day one. While she doesn't know a particular recipe, she knows and recognizes all of the ingredients! I'd say muffins and ice cream are her favorite to make with these Banana Blueberry Muffins being her favorite.
http://www.thewaytohisheartblog.com/banana-blueberry-muffins/

What's a delicious no cook recipe?

My No-Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are a quick, no cook treat which is a good thing since they will go fast! They look just like those breakfast bars you find in a box, but taste so much better!
http://www.thewaytohisheartblog.com/no-bake-chocolate-chip-granola-bars/

What's a great breakfast for a special occasion?

My Spinach and Cheddar Rolled Omelet is great for a special occasion or when you want to feed a group of people. It's so easy to prepare, will serve 6-8 people, and it's presentation is beautiful!
http://www.thewaytohisheartblog.com/spinach-and-cheddar-rolled-omelet/

Please share a link to a photo of a great birthday cake you made or bought.

Maeghan

I made this cake in April for my daughter's second birthday. She adores puppies and I couldn't resist once I saw this cake online! http://thewaytohisheart.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/marshmallow-fondant/
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Can you recommend a great summer snack to feed kids on break or to pack for days at camp? (Please include a link to the recipe.)

Maeghan

I'm currently making Strawberry Leather and I can't wait to share that with everyone, but my two favorite right now are Summer Zucchini Bites and No-bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars. http://thewaytohisheart.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/no-bake-chocolate-chip-granola-bars/ http://thewaytohisheart.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/summer-zucchini-bites/
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From peach pies and berry cobbler to lemon shortcake and watermelon popsicles, fruity desserts are perfect for summer. Please share your favorite fruit-based dessert, and include a link to the recipe and photo.

Maeghan

I love this twist on the classic Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp. The balsamic vinegar and orange zest really add a crisp, bright flavor!
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What's a family-friendly recipe that would be perfect for a summer or Fourth of July gathering -- whether it's a grilled dish, a simple side or festive treat? (Please share a link to a photo)

Maeghan

This is a fun and festive way to eat coleslaw. It's pretty and colorful and it isn't laden down with heavy mayonnaise like most coleslaws. It's a great way for everyone to eat their veggies!
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What's a great finger food that your kids love? Please include a link.

Maeghan

My two year old never stops long enough to have a meal so I try to make lots of bite-sized foods for her. A favorite of the whole family are these Pepperoni Pizza Puffs. You can interchange the ingredients, but you have a great tasting pizza-like muffin with no mess from the sauce!
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How do you cook for your family when you're trying to diet?

Maeghan

When I am watching what I eat I typically cut out carbs and sugars. Since my husband has to have a carb/starch for dinner I make him something, I add more veggies in for me and we eat the same protein. It actually works out really well because my two year old daughter gets a choice of two veggies, the carb/starch, and protein. I don't feel like I'm really doing that much work and everyone is happy!
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What's one of your favorite one-pot recipes? (Soup, casseroles, etc.)

Maeghan

I love a slow cooked roast for a one pot meal. Pair it with a roll and some melted cheese and you have an easy and tasty meal like this Drip Beef. If you feel like going for two pots you can serve it with pasta or potatoes. Another great one pot is chili, you can do everything in that one pot and you don't need anything else to accompany it! So many recipes out there say they are one pot, but you need a lot of prep bowls before you hit that one pot!
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What's a healthy lunchbox menu your child loves?

Maeghan

These Pepperoni Pizza Puffs can be eaten cold or warmed up. Kids love eating them and you can change them to fit your preferences.
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What's your favorite muffin, scone, or bread recipe? Please share a link to the recipe and a photo if you have one.

Maeghan

My favorite muffin is my Maple Syrup Pancake Muffin. They are so delicious! It is just like enjoying a nice plate of pancakes, except you can grab a few and go!
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Nothing says fall like the flavor of cinnamon! What's one of your favoritie recipes that has cinnamon in it? Please share a link with a photo.

Maeghan

I love fall and the flavors that are associated with it. Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices because it can be hot and spicy or added with a sweet treat. These Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie treats are a fun way to change up a classic with some fall flavor!
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What's a great recipe that uses cranberries?

Maeghan

I love adding cranberries into these low-fat granola bars. The sweet and tartness of them add great flavor and the flecks of color really make them appealing to the kids!
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What's your family's favorite way to eat cranberries? Please share a link to your recipe!

Maeghan

These granola bars are perfect with the addition of cranberries. They give it a great taste, look bright and cheerful, and up the antioxidants!
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What's your family's favorite Thanksgiving treat? Please link to your recipe.

Maeghan

I make so much throughout fall trying to find the best for Thanksgiving, but this dessert twist quickly earned a spot on the dessert buffet every year. Pumpkin Flan is decadent and different and everyone will love it!
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Can you recommend a great hot lunchbox meal for kids for the cold weather months? Please include a link to your recipe.

Maeghan

Nothing is better than a thermos filled with warm, filling soup. This butternut squash soup has enough sweet to appease the kids, yet has a great dose of vegetables and no cream which makes it pretty healthy!
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What's a great, freezable dish to bring to a new mom? Please share a link to your recipe.

Maeghan

I love bringing a nice soup that is filling, nutritious, and easy to eat then or freeze for later. This is something that is easy to dish out in individual portions and you can eat it anywhere!
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