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Raising a Healthy Family: Make Over Your Fridge and Freezer

Raising a Healthy Family: Make Over Your Fridge and Freezer

| February 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

A few years ago, I convinced my husband to purchase an extra freezer. The space in our upstairs freezer (attached to the fridge) just wasn’t cutting it. So, one evening he and his friend lugged a good-sized chest freezer into our basement — exactly what I wanted. For awhile, I was meticulous about using it […]

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Cooking with Kids: Black Bean, Avocado and Red Pepper Quesadillas

Cooking with Kids: Black Bean, Avocado and Red Pepper Quesadillas

| February 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

Things don’t always go the way we want them to. Sure, wouldn’t we all just love everything to go exactly as we plan right down to the nitty gritty details? But then, that would make life predictable … and that’s not good either. So, maybe having things go unpredictably is a good thing after all. […]

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Raising a Healthy Family: Making Family Dinners Doable

Raising a Healthy Family: Making Family Dinners Doable

| February 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Do you eat dinner as a family? We do, nearly every night. It’s important to me, and studies show that the benefits of eating as a family are huge. Unfortunately, with packed schedules and big work commitments, many families have abandoned the family dinner. It’s time to get back to it though. I’ll be the […]

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Cooking With Kids: Will’s Fruity Salsa

Cooking With Kids: Will’s Fruity Salsa

| February 8, 2010 | 5 Comments

This post would be more accurately titled “Letting Kids Do the Cooking,” but I don’t want to interrupt the flow of this weekly feature (which I totally love, by the way). And besides, this was still cooking with kids, since I did all the prep work and set Will’s mise en place out for him. […]

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Raising a Healthy Family: You Are In Charge of Your Kids’ Health!

Raising a Healthy Family: You Are In Charge of Your Kids’ Health!

| February 5, 2010 | 4 Comments

As parents, one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children is to raise them to be healthy in all elements of their life. We have the power to teach them about healthy eating, inspire them to be active and encourage them to live well. First Lady Michelle Obama recently unveiled an official […]

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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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