kjasci.pngIf you are a parent of a toddler, you know that eating can be one of the most challenging tasks of the day! I have a two and a half year old and some days he eats like a champ, but most days he’s pushing the plate to the side and saying “yuck.” Saying “yuck,” mind you, to the same thing he has loved for the past few months! When my son was a baby and just learning to eat he loved all the vegetables along with chicken and beef. I felt like I wasn’t going to have one of those “picky eaters.” At around 15 months my world was turned upside down and all of a sudden he decided he no longer wanted any veggies! What?! As a kid, I was practically a vegetarian, so I was not prepared to have a meat and potatoes kind of kid!

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The holidays have arrived and if you’re like me you are finding yourself making lists on lists on lists. With holiday parties, guest in town, and overall entertaining you need to be ready with a wide variety of desserts to entertain with. I’ve compiled a list of 15 unique desserts that aren’t traditional desserts that your guests will ooh and ahh over and thank you for not sticking to the same pie and cookie recipe!

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One thing we love in our home is dips. We dip just about everything we eat, so I’m always trying to come up with flavorful and healthy dips for my family to enjoy. Bonus points if my toddler likes the dip. We eat a lot of Mexican food in my home and although we love our salsa and guacamole I like to switch it up. One of our favorite Tex-Mex restaurants has the most amazing creamy jalapeno cilantro dip. It’s so good I could drink it, but it’s a bit on the spicy side hence the jalapeno. I’ve been working on a similar version that is milder to the taste buds but still packs the same punch!

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