Posts Posts by: "Amanda Reasnor"

For families on the go, nuts are the perfect portable snack. To appeal to a kid’s sweet tooth, simply add honey. Our final grab ‘n’ go snack recipe in March’s Cook This series is Pumpkin Spiced Almonds. Almonds have so many health benefits including helping to build strong bones and teeth, providing healthy…(Read More)

Every mom is familiar with fruit filled bars. The downside to these bars is that they are pricey and full of sugar and processed ingredients. This recipe for Whole Grain Fruit-Filled Bars is incredibly simple to prepare, and healthy. The bars are full of whole grains and the fruit filling is low in sugar…(Read More)

Purchasing ready-made snacks has a huge plus – convenience.  However, the minuses are plentiful. Ready-made snacks are expensive, full of preservatives, high in sugar, low in nutrients, and full of unidentifiable ingredients. Homemade snacks don’t have to be inconvenient and because you control the ingredients, they can be healthy and taste delicious too…(Read More)

Salted Fudge Brownies (Adapted from Food and Wine Magazine) This is the best brownie recipe in the world.  The brownies are a perfect fudge-like consistency and the salt provides a perfect crunch.  Waiting for the brownies to cool is the most difficult part of the recipe! Ingredients: 1-½ stick Butter 2 ounces, weight Unsweetened…(Read More)

In Simply Family Magazine’s February 2015 Cook This column it’s all about sharing scrumptious ways to spread the love this Valentine’s Day. In the pages, Simply Amanda got things going with a recipe for Chocolate Truffles, next she surprised you with a recipe for Hidden Kiss Cookies, and now, days until Valentine…(Read More)

In Simply Family Magazine’s February 2015 Cook This column it’s all about sharing scrumptious ways to spread the love this Valentine’s Day. Simply Amanda got things going with a recipe for Chocolate Truffles, and now she’s bringing you a recipe for Hidden Kiss Cookies that are similar to the popular Mexican…(Read More)

Knowing that many of us begin a new year with all kinds of great intentions for healthier living, we wanted to support you in that goal by offering you a variety of simple, healthy, family-friendly recipe ideas from Simply Amanda. In the January 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine she began with a recipe…(Read More)

Entering a new year we’re often looking for ways to make the family menu healthier. We start off with great intentions, but then life’s busy-ness tends to interfere and before we know it we’re back to the drive through or the quick, processed meal. Even as your family’s busy schedule…(Read More)

As we enter into this new year, we’re all still immersed in the tantalizing ideal of ‘new year, new me’ and fresh starts. This is the year I’ll get healthy: workout, eat healthy…Far too often those great intentions fall by the wayside within weeks of the ball dropping. To help those intentions…(Read More)

Just days before Christmas, we greet you with the final of three no-fuss holiday breakfast recipes: Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins. If you haven’t already, you’ll also want to check out Simply Amanda’s recipes for Pull Apart Rolls and Crockpot Steel Cut Pumpkin Oatmeal. We know the big holiday meal takes…(Read More)