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Archive | December, 2010

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Fun Food Saturday: Marshmallows

Happy 2011! Ready to ring in the new year with one of the most fun foods on the planet? How about making your own marshmallows? We gave it a try over the holiday break (yes, we realize we won’t win any nutritional awards for this), and although the process itself wasn’t entirely kid-friendly, the results sure were. We […]

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Will the Kids Eat the Leftovers?

You’ve hosted a household of people; now you’ve got a house full of food. Everyone liked the meal the first time around, but will they be willing to give it another try…and another…and another? Unless you have extremely open-minded kids, they are likely to turn up their noses at a re-heated (and slightly less tasty) […]

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Fun Food Friday: Tamales

In honor of the Christmas holiday, we’ve got a special Fun Food episode just for today: tamales. For those who aren’t familiar with tamales, they’re delicious little packets of savory masa (a corn-based dough), usually filled with beef or pork, all wrapped up in a nice little corn husk and then steamed to perfection. They’re […]

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Great Gifts for Young Chefs

Have a little one who loves to help in the kitchen? You can help encourage that interest with a few of these colorful and fun gifts: 1) Colorful spatulas: Your little ones can stir, they can mix, they can even just wave them around and still have fun in the kitchen. Find one in your little chef’s favorite […]

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Fun Food Saturday: French Toast

Good old French toast. It’s one of our favorite foods, and it’s so versatile it can either be a fancy treat for a holiday breakfast, or just  a way to use up old bread on a regular morning. This morning Jolly Tomato’s mom made some delicious French toast with thickly sliced challah bread (she swears it’s […]

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Friday Food News Feed: Dec. 17

The Jolly Tomato is temporarily re-located to the frigid East Coast for the holidays, but we’ll do our best to keep blogging while staying warm and enjoying time with the family. Let’ start with the big news from Monday, which is that President Obama signed the $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. The bill […]

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