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The Eating of the Green

Whenever I hear that song, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” I think of my beloved Irish grandmother, whose eyes always had such a mischievous sparkle even when she had a stern look on her face. Sigh…But I digress. St. Patrick’s Day is drawing near, and the food in our house is getting greener and greener. [...]

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Feast of the Seven Fishes

Have you ever participated in the Feast of the Seven Fishes? This Southern Italian feast featuring at least seven different seafood dishes is traditionally celebrated on Christmas Eve. Some of the most frequently served items include dried salt cod, eel, and sardines or anchovies. But like all American versions of ethnic traditions, it has frequently been adapted [...]

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Kids at Work

Stressed out about cooking a Thanksgiving dinner? If your kids aren’t helping you out, it’s time to put them to work. Even the littlest ones can get into the act. Here’s a sample kids’ to-do list: Set the table: You may not want to trust your kids with Great-Grandma’s china or crystal, but they can [...]

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Petite Potatoes

Most kids like potatoes in one form or another (french fries, anyone?) but many are picky when it comes to eating a whole potato. And therein lies the genius of teeny little potatoes. These bite-sized potatoes (from The Little Potato Company, by way of Frieda’s Produce) are  incredibly kid-friendly. For starters, they’re very easy to [...]

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The Un-Salad

Some kids like salad. But many, many kids see something that’s green and leafy and they freak out. That’s too bad, because in most cases salads are good for you AND taste great. Plus, the definition of salad is now so broad that it doesn’t necessarily have to mean a big plate of greens. Case [...]

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Kitchen Sink Foods

Heading out on a long vacation? Moving? Or is it just time to clean out the refrigerator?  No matter what the reason, there are days when you need to use up the food in the fridge, and re-heating those leftovers just doesn’t sound appealing.  Can food be made just as appetizing – or even more so – the [...]

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