Salad on a Stick

I’m a firm believer that everything tastes better on a stick and, furthermore, that kids are more willing to try something if it’s on a stick. Are there a lot of sad faces at State Fairs? No, there are not, and it’s not just because everything has been deep-fried (at least I don’t think that’s …

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The Ebbing and Flowing of Acceptable Foods

My friend recently posed this evergreen question to me: “What happens when your kids used to like something, and then they wake up one morning and decide, nah?” This is a killer, but a situation that happens all of the time. One day, it’s “yay, soup!” The next, “gross, soup.” One day, it’s “ooh, steak!” …

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Gearing Up For Back-to-School Weeknight Dinners

Getting back in the swing of weeknight/schoolnight dinners stands out as a shining example of what can be crazy-making about the re-entry period of fall. I’ve just started bracing myself, and thinking about how to make those dinners a bit smoother, calmer, and less stressful. Damn, I do this for a living and still find …

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