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Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

The Best Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancake Recipe

The Best Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancake Recipe 1½ cups buttermilk (You can substitute whole milk, 2% or even nonfat. The richer the milk, the richer your pancakes!) 1½ cups ricotta cheese (You can use nonfat ricotta or whole milk ricotta. Again, the whole milk ricotta will make the pancakes taste a lot better.) 2 large […]

Pasta Primavera Recipe

KID-FRIENDLY PASTA PRIMAVERA RECIPE FROM VA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH’S MYPLATE Pasta is a favorite food among many, but it can sometimes get a bad rep in today’s health climate. The Virginia Department of Health‘s easy-to-make Pasta Primavera Recipe that is loaded with vegetables and perfect for the whole family. With simple and nutritious ingredients, the […]

Greek Easter Bread Recipe

CREATING AN EGG-CELLENT TREAT FOR THE FAMILY It’s always a dilemma in my house as to what to do with the dyed Easter eggs after the holiday is over. We hate to break the coverings that we so lovingly designed, and while they decorate the inside of our refrigerator nicely, I wondered for years whether […]

Easy Roast Turkey Recipe

AN EASY ROAST TURKEY RECIPE & OTHER IDEAS Each year, our lovely staff shares personal, family recipes during the holiday season. It is a joy to share with CharlottesvilleFamily readers some of our favorite dishes like this Easy Roast Turkey Recipe with the hope that you and your family will enjoy them just as much […]

Harry Potter pumpkin pasty recipe perfect for kids and children's parties.

Harry Potter Recipes

The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook by Rita Mock-Pike Bring your love of wizardry and Harry Potter into the kitchen with your kids with this Harry Potter-inspired cookbook. Featuring 75 recipes, this book will inspire you to stir up your holiday season and make every day a spell-tacular celebration. Available for $17.95 at BarnesandNoble.com. […]

Apple Fritters

Apple Fritter Donut Recipe

AN EASY FALL APPLE RECIPE One of my absolute favorite annual traditions that I have with my sons is our fall journey to a local orchard to pick apples. We’ve been doing this every September since they were toddlers, and even though they’ve now entered their teen years, it’s no less exciting than it was […]

Grilled Cheese Recipe

ENJOY THIS GRILLED CHEESE WITH PEACHES RECIPE FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH’S MYPLATE   While grilled cheese is almost always a crowd pleaser, the traditional sandwich lacks hearty nutritional benefits, leaving kids satisfied in the short term but snack-hungry soon after. The Virginia Department of Health has revamped the classic family favorite and made […]

Healthy and easy breakfast quesadilla with egg, cheese, avocado and tomato perfect for children

An Easy & Nutritious Quesadilla Recipe

THE VA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & VA WIC SHARE A FIESTA QUESADILLA RECIPE & ADVICE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF FOLATES Looking for a scrumptious breakfast or lunch idea for a fun summer day? The Folate Fiesta Quesadilla brings together fresh vegetables, eggs and cheese, making it a kid-friendly and kid-favorite recipe. Kids will also gain […]

Mindful Meals

6 THINGS FOR MOTHERS-TO-BE TO CONSIDER Pickles and ice cream. Say these words, and most everyone will know you’re talking about pregnancy cravings. The bizarre food cravings, the increased appetite, the third-trimester acid reflux… Eating while you’re expecting definitely has its highs and lows. In some ways, it’s sweet and nostalgic how society wants to […]