Hi, I’m Jodie Fitz! 

Welcome to my kitchen. If you're looking for ways to make real food for your family and make it fast, or if you're trying to figure out how to get your kids to eat foods you didn't think they'd eat, you're in the right spot.

Enjoyed by both family… and friends!  I am always experimenting & creating tasty bites, finding the simplest way to do it and love sharing  great flavor and time-saving finds along the way. Let's get cooking! 


One Pot Mac N Cheese 

Mac N Cheese

INGREDIENTS

• 1 - 16 oz. ditalini pasta
• 4 tablespoons butter
• 1/2 cup sweet onions, finely diced
• 3.5 cups milk
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
• 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
• 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Melt the butter in a medium to large saucepan over low heat.

2. Once the butter is melted, add the onions. Cook the onions over low heat until they begin to soften. Stir frequently to prevent the butter and the onions from browning.

3. Once the onions have started to cook, add the onion powder, salt, garlic powder and black pepper to the butter. Stir all the ingredients together well.

4. Add in 3 cups of milk and increase the heat to a medium heat and bring it to a low boil.

5. Add in the pasta, stir it into the milk and cover it. Stir frequently and cook until the pasta has cooked through.

6. Lower the heat temperature. Add in the cheese and additional 1/2 cup of milk. Stir frequently until the cheese is fully melted.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl

INGREDIENTS

• 1 – 1.5 cups frozen fresh strawberries
• 1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
• 1/4 cup honey
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup granola cereals
• 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
• 1 tablespoon chia seeds
• 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
• 2 tablespoons peanut butter
• Fresh strawberries

INSTRUCTIONS

Place the frozen strawberries, Greek yogurt, honey and vanilla extract into a blender or food processor.  Blend until the ingredients form into a soft serve ice cream consistency. 

Scrape the mixture into a large bowl or two small bowls. Top it with the granola, coconut flakes, chia seeds, flaxseed, peanut butter, and fresh strawberries.


More thoughts about my Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowls:

Nut allergies?
• Replace the peanut butter with WowButter®. This can be
   located at your Price Chopper/Market 
32 Supermarkets 
• Make sure you are using a nut free granola.

Dairy allergies?
• Replace the yogurt with a Greek styled non-dairy option.

Lessons for Children Making Smoothie Bowls:

• Measuring
• Blending
• Utensil Safety
• Strawberry hulling
  and cleaning fruit
• Slicing
• Knife safety
• Following directions
• Label reading

You can always catch what’s going on in our lives at www.JodieFitz.com and www.facebook.com/jodiefitzcooks,  or check out my cook books - available on my website!


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