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Getting By With Not So Good Eaters

My children have never been good eaters, and it is so incredibly frustrating. One of my strongest instincts is to feed them, but they’ve resisted my efforts every step of the way. As babies, they were just plain uninterested. They never wanted baby food (jarred or homemade) and barely ate any solids until they were […]

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Grooming Good Eaters

My kids—ages 2 and 3—are good eaters. And by “good,” I don’t mean plentiful (though they are), or polite (often, they are not). Instead, I mean that when it comes to food consumption, they are adventurous, enthusiastic and joyful. Raw sushi, Indian food, colorful veggies, braised tofu—you name it; they gobble it up. I am […]

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What’s for Dinner?

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage. This recipe has just a few ingredients and is very easy! Also, notice the picture where my son is actually eating his broccoli?! Though this recipe doesn’t guarantee your kids will eat broccoli, it does provide a flavorful way to cook it 😉 If I ever find a recipe that ensures […]

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My Cooking Quandary

Before I had kids, I didn’t cook. At all. Looking back, I have no idea what my husband and I even ate for dinner before we had kids. So by the time my boys were ready for solid food and seemed to happily devour anything that was put in front of them, I knew I […]

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Family-Friendly Dining at Tava Kitchen!

*This post is sponsored- but the thoughts and feelings are our own, and we only work with businesses we believe to be reputable and resourceful to our readers. When we were dating, my husband and I used to eat dinner out all the time. We loved trying new places, visiting old favorites and taking recommendations from […]

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Baking Fun with the Kids!

Need something to do this summer with your kids? How about baking! Immediately, you are probably thinking about flour exploding into the air and eggs thrown on the floor as a toddler covered in frosting runs around your kitchen screaming. Well, that’s what I was thinking until I randomly found Betty Crocker’s new muffin mix […]

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Dining With Children: Eight Tips to Surviving the Most Difficult Meal of the Day

Once our kids become a certain age—say, like 12-18 months—we as parents say goodbye to our luxurious, hour-long, wine-infused meals with intellectual conversation, quiet pauses, and Sinatra playing softly in the background. This is now what our household looks like at 6:30pm most nights: My normally sweet 2-year-old is trying to crawl across the table […]

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“A Camping We Will Go”

Memorial Day Weekend always makes me think about BBQ’s, cold beers, swimming, friends and camping trips! Now camping is not always my favorite thing, but I think if you have beautiful scenery, a group of fun family/friends, good food and drinks, then you are set for a fun weekend anywhere!   Sunset magazine came out […]

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Corn Muffins – Savory or Sweet

I love cornbread, and it’s a family favorite! These corn muffins are wonderful with BBQ or piped with raspberry preserve for brunch. My children love both options, and mini-muffins are the perfect portion size for toddlers. Makes 12 large muffins / 36 mini muffins Ingredients: *  3 cups all-purpose flour *  1 cup sugar * […]

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