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Kids Cook for Your Next Game Day Party

Ready to for the big game this weekend? If you’d like to spend more time watching the game than cooking for it, turn some of the kitchen tasks over to your kids. Of course some of the trickier jobs are better for older kids, but there are jobs that’ll work for even the littlest tykes […]

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Orange Picking – and Fresh Orange Coleslaw

When it’s January in Southern California, there’s no time for post-holiday blues because the orange season is underway and it’s time to get pickin’! (Side note to friends who don’t live in Southern California: Sorry. This is not meant to rub in the fact that each day it is 72 and sunny here. It’s just […]

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Puppy Chow for #StreamTeam Movie Night

January is a great month for movie watching: On any given night, it’s either snowy or cold and rainy outside, or someone is sick, or you just need a pick-me-up because you’re feeling the winter “blahs.” This month our Netflix Stream Team is watching movies with four-legged stars, and we’ve got a favorite movie in […]

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Healthy Turkey Quinoa Chili

We just recently heard the term “reducetarianism” for the first time, and we like it. It’s about reducing the amount of meat and meat products you eat for environmental reasons, and we find it particularly compelling. Realistically, in our house, we’re not about to give up meat entirely, but we’re attracted to the idea of […]

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Sumo Citrus Season Arriving Early This Year

Sumo citrus fans have some good news this year: There will be more Sumos this season, and they’ll be arriving in stores nearly three weeks early this year. The Sumo citrus – that addictively sweet jumbo-sized mandarin orange with the distinctive “top knot” – is on track to launch its season in late January, according […]

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5 (Doable) New Year’s Family Food Resolutions

You know those New Year’s eating resolutions that you start out making – like eliminating all added sugar – that turn out to be really, really hard to keep? Sure, resolutions are aspirational, but they’re also arbitrary. If you set the bar too high, they can lead to discouragement and – worst case scenario – […]

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4th Annual Stromboli Contest

It’s the Christmas holiday season, which means it’s time for family togetherness, special kindnesses, and of course, stromboli-making. Regular visitors know that our family has a stromboli contest each year in which participants both young and old come up with their best ideas for filling a stromboli and we face off against each other in […]

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