Mandi Metzger

Mandi Metzger

Mandi Metzger and her family enjoy sharing their “Sweetest Lemonade” perspective with others through real food recipes. When Mandi isn’t writing a new recipe, she can be found riding bikes or hiking with her three kids, ages 9, 5 and 2. Find more recipes at

    Posts by Mandi Metzger

    Localicious – Hot Tea: The Earthy Remedy

    While Christmas is gone, winter has just begun. The weather is chilly, and little noses are turning red in the morning wait for the bus. Moms are reminding their children to wear coats as they go outside. The fear of getting sick looms in every parent’s mind. Runny noses and sore throats seem to be on the prowl. What can be done to stay ahead of … [Read more...]

    Localicious: Food That Bonds The Family Together – Bringing Back Dinner Table Discussion

    Sitting down to a home-cooked meal prepared by Mom sounds more fantasy than reality these days. Imagine the ham just out of the oven and the potatoes seasoned to perfection, biscuits made from scratch and pie cooling for dessert. Everyone is asking about one another’s day and listening intently. No one is rushing off to soccer practice or glancing … [Read more...]

    Localicious: Snack Attack – Calming After-School Cravings

    School’s back and so are after-school appetites. Finding creative snacks that keep kids full until dinnertime can be a trick. Fortunately, northern California offers a wide variety of local products that not only simplify snack time, but allow for healthy options.  Rice Cakes & Fresh Fruit Rice cakes have been on the market for years, and for … [Read more...]