Integrating healthy foods into your child's diet can be challenging. Children haven't fully developed their palettes like adults have. This is important because it can be attributed to why your child is being a picky eater. Also, this is why you need to encourage the child to add new flavors to his or her…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 14, 2017 at 3:02pm — No Comments
The onion is a truly powerful tool for any family chef, spicing up the dullest of ingredients and adding depth to dishes that might otherwise fail to inspire your demanding clientele. Yet onions, too, can become boring when presented the same way night after night. Trying a different preparation technique not only livens the flavors, but keeps the act of cooking interesting for you,…Continue
Added by Marilyn on August 11, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments
BBQ commonly referred as Barbeque is a popular activity in restaurants, hotels and all over the country. We have family style, old style and breakthrough BBQ styles for various kinds of cuisines. The BBQ restaurant is a profitable venture where an individual makes plans. Apart from this, it is the best area where you can showcase your recipe styles.
Added by Hoa Giusti on July 30, 2017 at 5:06am — No Comments
I feel like I spend a lot of time in the kitchen on the weekends. This is probably because I cook several more meals on weekends than during weekdays: While I regularly make my and my son's lunches in the mornings, breakfast is provided at his school.…Continue
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I recently went on a multi-family vacation with my brother's family and our Mother and Step-dad. The first thing we did after arriving at the house was go food shopping. And we bought an amount of food that was scary to me. The fridge and pantry were overstocked with food, and there was no way that we were going to go hungry.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 8, 2016 at 4:22pm — No Comments
I love to host dinner parties, but I really don’t like doing all the work. My husband is this huge foodie. I make a gourmet meal almost every day. To be honest, I like to eat well, and he does do his fair share of the cooking, but after a while, I’m over it! (Especially when he NEVER does the dishes, even when he cooks.) So over my many years of entertaining…
I have come up with a few tips and tricks to pull off an outstanding spread, while making my guests…
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on June 22, 2016 at 7:51am — No Comments
This past weekend, I helped my son make pancakes.
I phrased it that way on purpose, as this was the first time I let him take the lead in making pancakes while I supervised. Up to this point, I would only let him do the prep work and stir ingredients together. But this time I let him work with the batter on…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 21, 2016 at 6:17am — No Comments
I hope you like easy recipes! Because this one is literally the easiest AND tastiest!
Wanna know how to make it?!
Added by Ericka on March 18, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
It is Saturday. My son and I are in the kitchen and I am teaching him how to make scrambled eggs. I watch him as he stands on a stool near the stove, mimicking the moves I showed him earlier with the spatula. "Look, Mommy! I am swooping the eggs and they are coming out fluffy."…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 18, 2016 at 6:26am — No Comments
I opened Lidia Bastianich’s “Mastering the Art of Italian Cooking” (which is the most incredible Italian cookbook I’ve ever owned), and I was ready to prepare one of her chicken dishes. Instead, a few of her recipes inspired me to try something of my own with a few of the ingredients I have in my fridge. The result…Continue
Added by Lauren Spagnoletti on February 22, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
For once, our freezer is stocked. I still feel like it's not enough, but I have no room for anymore stuff, so I guess it will have to do! I've been making a few extra meals each week for the last few weeks to stock up on meals for when the baby comes. I've learned that anytime I make a casserole, to just make two of them and freeze the other one. It really doesn't take anymore time and saves me from cooking a meal on another day. It's so handy that I will continue to do it from now on to…Continue
Added by Ashley Sieker on February 8, 2016 at 12:05pm — No Comments
I used to think that meal planning was for type A crazies with WAY too much time on their hands. I mean, who has the time or energy to think more than a day or two ahead about food, let alone a week or a month! But deciding on dinner has always stressed me out. Pulling something out of the freezer in the morning left my family with a very boring revolving door of baked BBQ chicken, baked shake-and-bake chicken, or (here’s where we get exciting…) spaghetti. Or I would tell my husband to pick…Continue
Added by Celeste on January 21, 2016 at 1:52pm — No Comments
You come home from work and head straight into the kitchen. Within a few minutes, you are pre-heating, sauteing, chopping and seasoning. It's a Tuesday, you've put in a full day at work, and now you are cooking with purpose: You are trying to get dinner on the table before 7 pm.…Continue
Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack... Repeat. There are days when I’m not exciting about having to prepare another meal. Eating is important, I know, but its nice to have a break sometimes... even if its only for one meal. This is mini pizza recipe is one that the kids can completely make themselves! All you have to do is place it in the oven, set the timer, and take it out!…Continue
Added by Jazelle on August 27, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
One of the quickest healthiest breakfasts you can throw together. A dish of lovely creamy porridge. You can either do it the proper way in a pan and simmer and stir, you can make it in minutes in the microwave or you can go instant with a dish of Ready brek. Whichever way you choose it’s…Continue
Added by Wendy Mallins on August 24, 2015 at 4:19am — No Comments
It's like, really, uncomfortably hot outside right now. It's the kind of hot that the pool can't even touch.
It's the kind of hot that makes me think of.... watermelon, limes, ice cold lemonade, shaved ice and pinto beans.…
Added by Gabby Kempton on August 17, 2015 at 9:07pm — No Comments
My crockpot has become a dear friend over the past 6 years... Pretty much when I started having kids. Its so easy to throw all your ingredients in, cover, and the let magic happen. Whether you work outside the home or from inside the home, there's nothing better than to smell the wonderful aroma of your dinner cooking and to know that all you have to do is grab a plate and fork. Sigh. There are a plethora…Continue
Last night, the kids and I had the opportunity to pack some lunches for the West Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) organization. This non-profit agency gives emergency food and shelter to individuals and families in the West Suburban Cook County area. They operate a shelter every Tuesday night and provide lunches for the next day. There are many PADS programs available all over with some even supplying permanent housing and supportive services for their…Continue