Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

When the school packet arrived last week, I got choked up. Parked at the top of our long, winding driveway, I quickly scanned the forms for teacher names while the kids demanded to know if there was mail for them. “One second, guys,” I said. It was the last day of July, a beautiful, spotless…

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Cooking for Kids: “Baked” Potatoes on the Grill

When I was a little kid, I dreaded having baked potatoes with dinner. It got to the point where I would audibly groan at the mention of them (how awful, right?). There was just nothing about them that I enjoyed. I’ve never been a fan of sour cream, and melty butter on semi-mashed potato doesn’t…

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Cooking with Kids: Tips for Getting Your Kids to Try New Things (and Are You Going to BlogHer ’10?)

When the email arrived months ago asking if I would speak at the annual BlogHer Conference in August, I answered a quick yes. The topic, Family Foodies: Raising a New Generation of Gourmands, couldn’t be more perfect for me. It’s everything I am passionate about: cooking good, healthy, budget-friendly meals that my whole family will…

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Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Recipe with Herb Vinaigrette

When mustard greens appeared in my CSA box last week, I didn’t even have a chance to groan before my beloved farmer told me to just try them. My farmer knows me well — anything with the word ‘mustard’ in it is sure to send me packing. However, I do believe in trying everything once,…

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Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Hint of Oats

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Hope you and yours are enjoying a lovely day together. We woke up late this morning, had a little breakfast and then made a big batch of these cookies together. These cookies are a little hardier with a touch of oats, which makes them perfect for ice cream sandwiches (just take…

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Sweet Potato and Carrot Salad Recipe

Mentally, I am fully entrenched in summer. Picnics, beach days, camping, grilling … these are the things that totally fill my thoughts. But in reality, Will has a few more weeks of school. I have to work. It’s only May. That’s okay. Summer break will be here soon enough, right? In the meantime, I am…

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