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Honey Lime Dipping Sauce Recipe

Honey Lime Dipping Sauce Recipe

| February 2, 2010 | 10 Comments

“Mommy, tomorrow is hog day!” Will told me excitedly last night. Now, Will is a smart boy who tends to remember everything (no, really, everything … he brought up a great time he had with our cousins in the summer two years ago this past week. The boy is four and a half – how […]

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Cooking With Kids: Basic Principles of Safety

Cooking With Kids: Basic Principles of Safety

| February 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

I wish I could pinpoint the moment where my son first entered the cooking life in my kitchen. Perhaps we were whipping up pancakes for breakfast or maybe it was an evening where he used the salad whirler to drain all the water from the lettuce for salad. It’s become such an ingrained part of […]

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Cooking with Kids: Dealing with Failure

Cooking with Kids: Dealing with Failure

| January 25, 2010 | 8 Comments

When I saw the recipe for Glazed Peanut Butter Fudge Cupcakes, I knew it would be our next Cooking with Kids creation. I showed it to Paige, Will and then Shawn. We couldn’t wait to try it. They looked mouthwatering. The recipe comes from Food For Thought From Parents to Children, a cookbook put out […]

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5 Healthy Things For Your Family To Do This Weekend

5 Healthy Things For Your Family To Do This Weekend

| January 22, 2010 | 8 Comments

If you made a New Year’s resolution to be healthier this year, now is a critical time … or so says the barrage of emails I have been receiving. Apparently, this is the time when people start abandoning those healthy vows and going back to their old ways. I haven’t given up yet. Have you? […]

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Cooking with Kids: Strawberry-Infused Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Cooking with Kids: Strawberry-Infused Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

| January 18, 2010 | 2 Comments

Will has an apron with a rocket ship on it. When it comes time to start cooking, he requests it and orders reminds me to get one of my aprons out too. Then he asks where to go. Sometimes, when whatever we are making requires a lot of measuring and stirring, we set up at […]

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Taco Burger Recipe

Taco Burger Recipe

| January 12, 2010 | 5 Comments

Tacos hold a very special place in my heart. Serious. Ever since I was little, something about the crunchy little shells filled with spicy meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato and hot taco sauce just made my mouth so darn happy. I mean sure, you can have better, more authentic tacos — and I enjoy those too […]

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Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe

Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe

| January 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

In thinking about today’s post, I thought it was a little ironic that I wrote about getting your kids more active on Friday and am writing about sweets today. But irony aside, these things can really coexist. Afterall, raising a healthy family and leading a healthy life is not about deprivation. It’s about moderation, balance, […]

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Healthy Family: The Authors of Sneaky Fitness Dish on Kids and Fitness

Healthy Family: The Authors of Sneaky Fitness Dish on Kids and Fitness

| January 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers, as I mentioned last week, I plan to write more about raising a healthy family this year (see my interview with Dr. Oz from last week). This week, I have tips on getting active from Missy Chase Lapine and Larysa Didio, authors of the new book Sneaky Fitness: Fun, Foolproof Ways to Slip […]

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Lightened Up Raspberry Applesauce Pancakes

Lightened Up Raspberry Applesauce Pancakes

| January 7, 2010 | 5 Comments

If you are what you eat, then my four-year-old Will is a moist pancake with berries. To say he loves pancakes is like saying that the sun is lukewarm. Will’s devotion to pancakes is unreal. If we let him, Will would have a big stack of pancakes every single morning. But, that wouldn’t be good […]

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Comfort Food: Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

Comfort Food: Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

| January 5, 2010 | 8 Comments

There is something amazing about biting into the crispy coating of fried chicken. It crunches between your teeth, revealing layers of flavors. It’s salty and wonderful … Before you know it, you’re biting into juicy chicken, just below the skin. Well, at least I hope it’s juicy. I’ve had a lot of flavorless meat on […]

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