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Summer Rerun: Tips for Raising Healthy Eaters

by Gretchen Hofing (originally posted 2010) / Through my work in nutrition education, some of the most common questions I am asked have to do with feeding children, especially those who may be “picky eaters.”  Questions come from parents, grandparents, teachers, childcare providers—you name it. I recently ran across these “research-supported, mother-tested” strategies from behavioral…

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May: Mother’s Day Cooking Fun

Little ones love to help in the kitchen, and what better way to show Mom you love her by making her a Mother’s Day breakfast treat?       This Blueberry Mug Muffin by Budget Bytes is a single-serving made in the microwave, but I am guessing you might want to make more than one! All you…

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January Food Fun

Put some winter fun into your pizza night and make a pizza snowman! Use pre-made dough or make your own (here’s a blog that claims to have a terrific recipe). In a pinch, you can even try English muffins or bagels for your snowman base! Use black olives, green and red pepper slices, tomatoes, pepperoni…

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Herb Cheese Quick Bread

By Sheila Wathen / I love the smell and taste of freshly-baked bread. While I am NOT very good at baking anything with yeast in it (let’s just say I am completely flummoxed by the whole process of getting yeast to do what it is supposed to do, plus I am too impatient for all…

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

By Safca Frost / This winter I have become a part-time home-school mom. During the past six weeks, my four children have been home more than they have been in school. We have frequented the local libraries to stock up on some good reads, worked hard on math and spelling, and have done lots of…

Recipe: Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Our guest blogger is Lisa Eack, Parent Coalition Liaison! I really like to cook. I especially like to search for new recipes and trying and sometimes modifying them. With work, three young children and all that goes with them, I don’t get to experiment in the kitchen as often as I would like. I do…

The supertaster and his holiday meal of bread

This time of year I am reminded of how picky my oldest child is.  I am reminded daily, but without the family gatherings and parties, we are better able to cope.  His Thanksgiving dinner was 4 rolls, a chunk of apple out of an apple salad, and pumpkin pie.   At age 9, he should be…

A “How-To” Resource

Recently I discovered a great website for parents. It is NOT a parenting website. Instead, it presents instructions on how to do all kinds of everyday and extraordinary things. It has instructions for cooking, crafts for all ages, DIY projects, sewing projects and trouble-shooting projects. Let me give you an example. On this website, I…