I am a fast eater. Probably too fast. Most days it takes me longer to prepare a meal than it does for me to eat it. This comes in handy for all those times I eat lunch at my desk (especially since I don't seem to suffer from heartburn), but it is definitely not something I want my son to inherit.…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 4, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments
Most nights, when I get home from work, I immediately start cooking dinner. The first hour after I get home is a bit of a blur: There is food to prepare, people to greet and those morning chores to complete (if I didn't finish them earlier). If I can get dinner on the table by 6:45, then it is a really good day.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 26, 2014 at 6:18am — No Comments
I like to cook. It is one of those skills I came by through watching my mother (thanks, Mom) and with a lot of practice in making meals when I was younger. It is something that I enjoy, find challenging and try to share with my son.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 19, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments
I know several moms who have multiple children with active schedules. Those Moms spend their evenings and weekends chauffeuring their children to various sports activities, musical activities and dance lessons. I'm always amazed by that (think of the planning and coordination that takes), and I usually have one question for them: Where do you find the time for dinner?…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 15, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments
My son and I are laying on the floor of the living room, looking through cookbooks. I am looking through a cookbook that my mother gave me ages ago and I haven't fully explored yet; he is looking through one with Cookie Monster on the cover (because Cookie Monster is cool).…Continue
When I hear the word Campbell’s my mind goes back to a simpler time. A time when the biggest decision of the day was what type of cereal I should have for breakfast. When my day would consist of play and not coming home till the street light came on, when there were no iPhones, emails to check, or bills to pay. When I hear the word Campbell’s I think of childhood and warm tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches, warm cheesy chicken casseroles, etc. Campbell’s was definitely a…Continue
Added by PJ on March 4, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only one…who has spent the last several years of their lives in a perpetual state of begging their child to eat. Not just the typical, “Eat your vegetables,” but a pleading to eat something, anything, even the one part of the meal that you were sure your child would eat (like grapes or French fries). This has been a running theme in our house since the day the Sonny Boy was born (literally, read…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on January 30, 2014 at 12:29pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago, we started letting our son serve himself his own food at dinnertime. Up until that point, I would bring him his pre-plated food and be met with a barrage of complaints…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 21, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments
When I was able to eat hot lunches at school, there were limited options. We ate the food that the kindly nuns made for us. Actually, I am pretty sure the nuns didn’t cook, but it was Catholic school, so you never know.
The point is, we didn’t have options.
But some schools do give children a choice in what they select for meals, which fascinates me. I can see the boys and girls lining up in the cafeteria, deciding between roast beef or spaghetti. Between carrots or tater tots.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 30, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
I know I don't reference my Dad a lot in this blog, but that's mostly because I am really good at apologizing to my Mom. (Sorry, Dad.) Although my parents separated when I was little, I have some very nice memories of my Dad. For example, sometimes, he would make us waffles for dinner. It was pretty cool, because waffles are awesome and it added a touch of whimsy to an otherwise regular week day. He'd even put chocolate chips into…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 24, 2013 at 8:09am — No Comments
I love meals that are easy to fix so that I don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. One Sunday afternoon, we were trying to figure out what we wanted to eat for lunch on the way home from church. My husband suggested that we…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on October 21, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments
We tried this recipe last night and I was really surprised by how filling it was.
Its quick and easy to make, and you could get the little one's helping out by rolling out the…Continue
Added by Tracy Garbett on October 11, 2013 at 4:56pm — No Comments
I made this yummy sausage casserole last night for the kids and hubbie, and they all loved it, even the baby ate it all. :) We are a family of five, and I found with a nice hot…Continue
Added by Tracy Garbett on October 11, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I have a confession to make. Cooking is not one of my favorite things to do. In fact, I really kind of hate it. OK, maybe hate is a bit strong. I mean, it’s not as bad as scrubbing the shower floor or putting clean sheets back on the beds (raise your hand if you hate dealing with fitted sheets). But those…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 21, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Find this recipe at: http://www.thepiggytoes.com/2012/11/08/turkey-and-beef-chili/
The last time I attempted to make a pot of Chili, it was so spicy that no one could eat it except for my dear hubby. I could only down a tiny bowl and it was a total bust. I’d venture to say that not many taste testers could’ve handled the heat. Why so hot? Well, I met a can of Adobo…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on November 8, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments
Would you feed your child a Twinkie for breakfast? According to a report by the Environmental Working Group, they will get even more sugar from Kellogg's Honey Smacks. It contains 20 grams of sugar and is 56% sugar by weight. Yikes!…Continue
Added by Karen Kelly on March 9, 2012 at 8:55pm — No Comments
The meal was "out of this world." That's why it was saved, presumably.
And indeed, it may have been heavenly in its original form, I'm sure; now? Not so much.
A science project, perhaps, a study in microbiology and the tenacity of bacteria. Mould is a very curious but fascinating thing, I'm embarrassed to admit.
Of what do I speak? Surely you know: the evil that lurks at the back of the fridge (contained in Tupperware, of course).…
Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on December 26, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Isn't this beautiful? I saw this purple cauliflower at the Farmer's Market and had to buy it. I couldn't resist the deep, gorgeous color. According to the Livestrong website, cauliflower has all the nutritional benefits of regular cauliflower but…Continue
Added by Lanae on December 8, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments
My posting about my frustration with companies increasing prices/keeping prices the same and giving us less product and the struggles as a SAHM to feed my family healthy tasty meals.
Added by Lisa Balazs on November 10, 2011 at 3:08pm — No Comments