Ridiculously Delicious Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Doughnut Recip

What comes to mind when you think of fall? It’s a sensory season filled with good food, crunchy leaves, rich colors, the sounds of nature… right down to the smell of fruits, nuts and spices! One of my fall favorite memories growing up was indulging in fresh, hot Apple Cider Donuts from the local farmer’s market. Now I get to introduce my little boy to this experience, hopefully making it a family tradition for seasons to come.

My family has been getting the same donuts and cider from the same market for generations. I can taste them now as I write this and while I wish I could share these scrumptious goodies with you, I did find a great recipe that will get you in the seasonal mood. Hopefully you and your children (or children-to-be!) can create a fall family tradition out of making them together. And I’m sure all of you expecting mamas could use a donut to curb your pregnancy cravings. With some cinnamon kisses – enjoy! Olivia

The Perfect Summer Salad

Summer Salad ImageThis is a quick and simple salad that is a perfect summer dish. Serve as a healthy side or add grilled chicken for a delicious meal for you and your family. Recipe taken from www.foodandwine.com

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups packed assorted baby lettuces (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled—small berries halved, large ones quartered
  • 4 ounces feta (preferably French), crumbled (1 cup)
  • 1 cup smoked almonds, chopped

Dressing:

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, preferably Banyuls
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue Recipes

What is red, white & blue all over?  Hopefully it’s your diet this upcoming Memorial Day!  Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer & whether you’re celebrating it by hosting a barbeque, going to a friend’s, family’s or just spending time with your loved ones, we’ve got you covered on some delicious (& pregnancy friendly!) recipes you can serve up so everyone can enjoy.

This grilled guacamole is a new take on an old classic!  Aside from being delicious, avocados are loaded with folic acid, potassium, vitamin C & vitamin B6 which are all great for that growing baby inside of you.  It’s the perfect starter for both you & your guests this Memorial Weekend, as well as the best way to get that grill fired up!

Pasta Salad is always a good choice when having guests.  This healthy version, made with whole wheat pasta & lots of veggies is the perfect side dish to burgers, grilled chicken & more!

What is a barbeque without a burger?  This recipe is a different spin on the seasonal staple.  It’s made with chipotle chili pepper & cilantro, which are sure to satisfy those spicy cravings.

It is easy for everyone to save room for dessert when they see these bite-sized treats, sure to gratify, without any of the guilt!  These mini blueberry-lemon cheesecakes are made with Greek yogurt, making them a little lighter without losing all of the taste!

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