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Berry Cherry Pie

Pie makes me happy. But I do NOT like pies that require lots washing, peeling, and chopping, so I created this perfect fruit pie. As with all of my food inventions, it meets my criteria of easy, delicious, and nutritious….

The Truth About Gravy

Whenever I’m seated at a dinner and asked if I want gravy, I have no idea what to say. What IS gravy, exactly? What is IN it? Should I view this as the curse of never wearing mini skirts again, or is this the delectable treat my life’s been missing? I consulted our Wellness Contributor, Tara Felice, and Little Mama and this is what I found out….

Halloween Sauerkraut Brownies

I think you may all remember my sauerkraut fetish and how it actually helped to cure my gastritis. If you have been watching Graye Note Live, you may also have seen me “ask” my daughter, Andrea, to try my Sauerkraut Brownies. I thought it went over well. She said she couldn’t even taste the sauerkraut! What better way to have a tasty treat for Halloween than one that is actually good for you! Come on, get a little kooky spooky and “Trick or Treat” with our Halloween Sauerkraut Brownies…

What Can I Eat With All This Coffee?

I often enjoy coffee, but sometimes I have to drink it more than I would like to and it clashes with my meals and snacks. Most food that goes well with coffee (i.e. sugar-crusted donuts) is NOT GOOD FOR YOU. I don’t want my cholesterol to spike and my jeans to get tight because I needed more caffeine this week, so I made a list of go-to foods for us to solve the dilemma….

Apple Impromptu Cake

It’s getting to be that cozy time of year. And, you know, I LOVE COZY! The best season of all (my FAVORITE) is here! FALL, AUTUMN, AUTUMNAL EQUINOX. However you look at it, it’s APPLE time! My most favorite apple recipe is my Mom’s, which I have tweaked. She knew how to make cozy come to life! It’s a piece of cake to make (literally). I think you will enjoy this Apple Impromptu….

Chili Breakfast

I found that I easily tire of the same breakfast, which leads me to not eating enough, which then leads me to being hungry and grumpy. This is clearly not the way to start my day, so I am always looking to create more breakfast ideas. I’m really excited about my most recent invention because it feels very fall-ish, only takes a couple of minutes to make, and keeps me full with the key nutrients, protein and fiber….

What to Pack in Your Kids’ Lunch

Our Wellness Contributor, Tara Felice, is an expert at finding truly nutritious food that her kids will actually eat. That seems like a miracle to me, so I wanted to find out exactly what she packs in their school lunches to make all moms’ and dads’ lives easier. Here’s her list….

Labor Day Dip

I really love my dip-pity-do-da. I always have. Since I was little, I always ordered every dip offered when I ate at a restaurant. I also love things to be festive, so I named my latest dip creation, “Labor Day Dip.” I like each special occasion to have its own food. As always, I made sure to pack protein and nutrients into this snack that’s super easy to make and serve….

What to Buy at the Farmer’s Market

I LOVE a good farmer’s market. It feels so exciting and refreshing to wander around looking at all those delicious fruits, vegetables, and meats. But how do you narrow down what you should ACTUALLY take home with you and if it’s definitely “healthy”? I don’t know the answer to this question, so I interrogated our Wellness Contributor, Tara Felice. Here are her tips on how to make the most of your farmer’s market….