It's dinnertime, again. Day after day, the dinner hour rolls around. Some of us enjoy devising interesting new meals, while others stick to a number of well honed, easy to prepare options; but either way, as with any repetitive activity, family mealtime can easily fall into.... read more
You should know that I am not a dietician or a nutrition expert. In fact, just yesterday I ate a huge burrito covered with chile con queso. But, I am becoming more and more passionate about healthful living, and I want to equip my children with the knowledge they will need to .... read more
I sent my daughter to school with a carrot the other day, and she came home with a bowl of soup. Her Pre-K class had read Stone Soup together, the classic folk tale of three hungry strangers who arrive in a village that has been impoverished and devastated by war. In one v.... read more
There are so many reasons to get your family cooking together: encouraging healthful eating, practicing fine motor skills and expressing some creativity just to name a few. Despite the occasional pitfalls (you know the ones: truly epic messes, dinner burned to a crisp, moments.... read more
Fill your dreams with the yummiest things! These food-themed, multicultural bedtime stories are a great addition to any bookshelf, with great illustrations and fun-to-read text that your children will enjoy reciting, even for the hundredth time. These stories nurture young foo.... read more
Have the farmers' markets in your area started up again? Some markets limp through the winter, stocking handmade soaps and jams, but when they start to sell fresh herbs and greens again, it's a true sign of spring. And when the heartier veggies and the strawberries arrive, we'.... read more
Rainy days are perfect for hanging out in the kitchen and it's even more fun when you invite a friend to join the cooking party. Cookies or muffins are always a hit but don't forget about fun, savory cooking projects too. Making your own sushi, wrapping dumplings, whipping .... read more
Now that spring is finally here, we’re all itching for a change. We’re putting away winter coats and stepping into colorful spring clothes; we’re abandoning indoor games and spending long afternoons at the playground; some of us (those with energy to spare) may even be .... read more
Eating well is a joy. In truth, eating good food is a joy. Eating with your family is a joy. Eating well is a lifelong joy.So, where's the joy at your family's dinner table? Woefully missing, all too often. A parent serves up a meal with sides of guilt, hope, and regret. A ch.... read more
I'm not sure why the cooking gene sometimes skips a generation, but in my case, it did. And it makes me terribly sad (my husband even more so). It's important for us to make dinner time a time for family and, equally important, is making sure that what's being learned durin.... read more
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