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Southern Fried Catfish
August 26, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

A good southern fish fry has always been a quick and easy way to get friends and family together. Catfish is usually the first item on the table to go! It’s great with homemade French fries, hushpuppies or maybe you’d enjoy it with a little coleslaw. Either way, catfish has always been on the VIP list of things to grab when the food hits the table

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Frozen Treats for Baby
August 21, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Summer’s not over yet. We’re still enjoying the beach, the sun and more importantly for us foodies, the icy treats. As you indulge in your tasty ice cream cone, don’t you feel a twinge of guilt that our baby can’t enjoy one as well? Fortunately there are plenty of alternatives that your baby is sure to love.

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Grinding Meat for Steak Burgers
August 19, 2014 • Posted by Sara Croft from Solid Gold Eats

There are burgers, and then there are steak burgers. If you have had a true steak burger, you know the difference. What sets them even further apart is when you take steaks and turn them into burgers at home. Sounds complicated? Not when you have a food processor.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Guide
August 15, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Tis the season to indulge. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy your favorite cold treats. You can’t go wrong when you choose ice cream! Let’s take it up a notch and enjoy a deliciously decadent ice cream sandwich.

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How to Host the Perfect Movie Night
August 13, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Who doesn’t love movies? There are plenty of people who hate sports, watching television and playing video games, but you seldom find a person who doesn’t enjoy a good movie. Watching one at home is an easy way to have a lot of fun with friends and family. Whether you’re hosting movie night for the kids, for a romantic evening or for a group of friends, we have some tips that will make sure everyone has a great time.

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Jamaican Jerk
August 11, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

It’s easy to let your mind wander off to sandy beaches, palm trees and relaxing music. All of these summer pleasures remind us of Jamaica. The dancing, the reggae, the patois and the people are the only exciting cultural aspects of the island. Our personal favorite lies within their cuisine.

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National Raspberries and Cream Day
August 7, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Since it’s not only raspberry day, but raspberries and cream day, we’ve decided to celebrate with an cool-down summer ice cream recipe.

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Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Kabobs
August 5, 2014 • Posted by Kimberly Killebrew at The Daring Gourmet

Nothing beats a sizzling hot skewer from the grill that's slathered down with a luscious, sticky finger-lickin' sauce. These Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Kabobs are fast and easy to make and are a guaranteed hit at your dinner table!

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A Beach Wedding Menu
August 1, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Beach wedding menus allow for endless creativity. It gives you a chance to mix summer colors, frozen treats and your favorite flavors on your special day. If you’re having a destination wedding, that just adds to the fun! Today we’re going to focus on how you can bring the flavors of the sea to life in your menu.

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Sweet Grilled Cheese
July 30, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

It’s hard to beat a warm grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup after a long day. Whether you like the comforting classical American cheese version or something a little different such as goat cheese, gruyere or brie, a tasty grilled cheese is as good as it gets.

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Food Allergy Guide
July 29, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

According to Baby Centre, up to eight percent of children under three develop food allergies. This number has only been increasing. Therefore, it’s important to test your baby for allergies when introducing new foods. Don’t worry, it’s simpler than it sounds.

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Veggie Muffins for Baby
July 24, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Your baby is finally exploring the world of solid foods, an exciting time for both of you. However, it’s difficult to decide on a wide variety of foods. Switch things up with muffins. Soft on the inside and slightly firm on the outside, they are great when baby is used to chewing.

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DIY Protein Bars
July 22, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

When it comes to protein, protein bars are quite popular. However, one can almost cost $5.00 at your local grocery store. So why not save some money by making your own?

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Something Blue
July 18, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Today we’ll focus on the “something blue.” Many couples choose to express this part of the line with quiet accents hidden throughout the wedding, with decals on shoes or blue stitching in wedding attire. Others prefer to make a bold statement with blue wedding themes and decor. Our favorite way to bring something blue into a wedding is of course, with food.

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Homemade Mayonnaise – Food Processor Method
July 16, 2014 • Posted by Jean at Delightful Repast

Homemade mayonnaise is something many of us wouldn't have very often if we had to make it by hand, but a food processor makes it easy to whip up a fresh batch anytime. If you have concerns about consuming raw eggs, this recipe is for you. It calls for heating the eggs just enough to kill any salmonella bacteria.

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Baby’s First Birthday: Finger Food Edition
July 15, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

There’s nothing quite as exciting as celebrating your baby’s first birthday. It’s a time to reflect on how much your baby has grown and learned. It’s only natural for parents to want their baby’s first birthday get-together to be as perfect as possible. Cuisinart is here to help with our list of birthday finger foods for your baby’s special menu.

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Can My Baby Have Coconut?
July 11, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Coconut is not only tasty, but extremely nutritious, containing B vitamins, iron, protein, phosphorus and zinc. It also promotes a healthy immune system and helps prevent infections. With that being said, we’re sure you don’t want your baby to miss out on the wonderful benefits of the coconut.

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Savory Ice Cream Flavors
July 9, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

During these hot summer months, don’t you just wish everything came cold? When it comes to ice cream, there’s no limit to what savory meals you can turn into frozen treats. This may be hard to grasp at first but if you try out some of your favorite savory flavors, you’re sure to be won over.

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DIY Teething Biscuits
July 4, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Teething is certainly an exciting time as your baby is beginning to grow more and more each day. However, this phase can be very difficult for baby, causing soreness and swelling of the gums before a tooth breaks through. Teething biscuits can help ease the pain.

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Classic American Side Dishes
July 2, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

However you decide to celebrate the United States’ Declaration of Independence, these classic American side dishes are sure to be a hit with your guests.

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The Summer Wedding Palate
June 30, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Summer weddings are certainly getting hotter and hotter. With the beautiful weather, photography, food and décor are sure to stand out. When planning a wedding during this season, it’s important to think about what kind of foods and drinks will keep your guests refreshed and ready to celebrate. There are many wonderful flavors that are perfect for summer. In this guide we will walk you through some delicious summer wedding menu ideas.

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Food-in-a-Jar
June 26, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

It’s sometimes hard to come up with homemade gifts ideas that are both creative and useful. Mason jars are used for so many fun and interesting things including storage, beverage holders and food containers. Our favorite way to use these jars is for recipes or layered ingredients to our favorite desserts. These make for great gifts or party favors for any occasion.

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Can Babies Have Olive Oil?
June 24, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

If you’re wondering whether or not olive oil is safe for your baby, stop wondering. This nutrient-rich oil has a ton of health benefits you don’t want your baby to miss out on!

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Cooking Up Couscous
June 20, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Have you been missing out on this inexpensive yet very filling pantry essential? If so, it’s certainly time to make a change. Couscous, known for its North African origins, is tiny pasta usually made of wheat. Traditionally it’s served over meat or vegetable stew but couscous is a very versatile side dish.

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Mushrooms for Baby
June 19, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Switch it up from the basic first foods of fruits and vegetables by adding mushroom into your baby’s diet. This immune-boosting veggie contains vitamin D, vitamin C, B vitamins, iron, potassium, protein, and other nutrients along with powerful antioxidants. Not to mention, mushrooms are definitely tasty!

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Wedding Candy Ideas
June 17, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Cake is the traditional sweet treat at weddings, but that may not be enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. Candy never gets old. It can be dressed up or down, making it perfect for an elegant theme or a casual wedding. It’s also very easy to match candy to the overall color scheme. There are plenty of ways to get creative when incorporating candy into your wedding.

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Father’s Day Dinner on the Grill
June 12, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Father’s Day is special in many ways. It’s the day you get to show dad how much he means to you and the rest of your family for all of the wonderful things he has done. Gift ideas are endless, from electronics to clothing, you name it! But what better way to show dad how much you love him than through his stomach? This Sunday, make dad feel special with an amazing home-cooked meal.

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Tofu for Baby
June 10, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Tofu is a soybean curd that’s rich in protein, calcium and iron. It has been a staple in Asian foods for ages but has recently become popular in America. It’s perfect for babies around 8 months of age. Tofu can come firm, soft and silken. Firm has the highest amounts of protein and iron and second highest amount of calcium.

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Top 5 Wedding Food Trends
June 6, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

There’s plenty of ways to bring personality and creativity to your wedding. From décor to music to venues, you name it! Food is no exception. The options are endless when it comes to what your serving and even how you serve it. Let’s take a look at the top 5 wedding food trends of 2014.

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Diet While Breastfeeding
June 5, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

You’ve finally given birth but eating for two isn’t quite over yet. It’s important to remember to take care of yourself and get the right nutrients during the breastfeeding phase. Don’t worry, it’s easier than you think. There’s much more you can eat rather than can’t eat.

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Crepes with Nutella Whipped Cream
June 2, 2014 • Posted by Lemons for Lulu

I have always loved my mom’s Hungarian crepes. I grew up calling them “Palacsinta,” but they are definitely a crepe. We’d fill them with a little jam and top them with cups of powdered sugar. Ok, that’s not true. We didn’t cover them in cups of powdered sugar, I did. They were an absolute treat!

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Celebrating Mint Julep Day
May 30, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

If you grew up in Kentucky or you’re a Kentucky Derby fan you’re more than likely a mint julep fan as well. Today we will celebrate this amazing drink with a little history and a fun recipe.

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A Sweet Deal: Baby’s First Sweet Potato
May 28, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

It’s almost time for your baby to start on solid foods and you’re not sure which foods will be best. Don’t worry, this new stage can be tricky. Some of our favorites are bananas, avocados, and pears but today, we will focus on all of the wonderful benefits that sweet potatoes will provide as one of baby’s first foods.

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Dairy for Baby Guide
May 23, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

We often hear that milk helps children grow big and strong. It’s filled with nutrients such as calcium, protein and vitamin D. Parents often wonder, “Why can’t my baby drink milk before 12 months of age?” The short answer is because babies need breast milk.

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National Strawberry Month
May 21, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Happy National Strawberry Month! Since April – June are the peak months of strawberry season, it’s only right that May is the month to acknowledge this amazing fruit. Did you know that strawberries aren't actually berries, but aggregate fruits?

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Morning Wedding Menu Tips
May 20, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

When most people think of weddings, they think dinner, which is the classic option but you may be different. Do you imagine saying your I-do’s at sunrise with a breakfast for brunch reception to follow? This can be just as exciting and elegant as any other wedding option. Not to mention the natural lighting is sure to result in amazing photographs.

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Yogurt for Baby
May 15, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Adults love, love, love some yogurt! Yogurt bars, yogurt smoothies, froyo. You name it! Things just taste so much better when made with delicious treats. Raising a foodie baby? Yogurt is certainly the snack to introduce. It’s not only tasty, but filled with all the good stuff baby needs to grow healthy and strong.

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Baby’s First Dessert
May 9, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

It’s always exciting to hear your baby’s first words, see your baby’s first steps and experience your baby’s reaction to trying out new foods for the first time. Celebrating Mother’s Day with your baby can be just as special as celebrating when your baby grows older. Share another “first” moment this year by preparing your baby’s first real dessert, and make it something you both can enjoy together.

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Casual Rehearsal Dinner
May 7, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

The rehearsal dinner is a great opportunity for the wedding party and both families to get to know each other before the big day.  A casual rehearsal dinner can be a great option if you are inviting a large party and just want a more personal and memorable event without the additional financial hassle.  At your dinner, make comfort and personality the focal points to ensure that your party is a hit! 

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Cinco de Mayo Party Guide
May 5, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Arguably one of the most festive days of the year, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a major holiday that celebrates Mexican culture. All across America there will be parades, performances and fairs for all to enjoy. You should get in on the fun! Share the excitement of the day with your friends and family by hosting your own fiesta.

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Weeknight Pork Chops
May 1, 2014 • Posted by Jean at Delightful Repast

Boneless pork loin chops, like the ubiquitous boneless chicken breasts, are sure to become a pantry staple you will have in your freezer at all times once you discover how versatile they are. They lend themselves well to the fancy dinner party or the easy work-night meal.

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Mango Coconut Bread Pudding
May 1, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Bread pudding is one of those classic desserts that spans cultures and generations.  This warm gooey dessert tends to bring back moments of nostalgia and is a wonderful treat for all five senses.  This dessert is a great option for families and toddlers as the different textures can create an exciting experience for your little one.

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More Than Just a Garnish – Parsley
April 29, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

We don’t often stop to think about the pretty green garnish at the top of our tasty soup. When it comes to parsley, our way of thinking may be preventing us from experiencing the great flavor and nutrients it has to offer.

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Late Night Snacks to Keep your Guests Grooving
April 25, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

As we already know, food plays an important part in creating the right ambience for a wedding reception from the cocktail hour to the entrées to the dessert.  Serving snacks is becoming more popular at wedding receptions now and are a great way to keep your guests happy and energetic on the dance floor all night long!  The snacks you serve can range from some minor taste-bites for some extra crunch or they can become mini meals in themselves.  Try mixing it up between the filling snacks and those just meant for munching.

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Easy Entertaining with Dinner-Worthy Salads
April 23, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Having guests over for dinner is a great way for friends and family to come together and catch up, but nowadays everyone’s schedules are always busy.  Here’s an easy dinner-worthy salad recipe you can make quickly for the warm days and nights of spring and summer!  Let’s try to cut back on the stress, and enjoy good company.

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Introducing Meat into Your Baby's Diet
April 21, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Meat is an important source of protein and iron that will help your baby’s growth and development, but when should you introduce it into his or her diet?

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Natural Easter Egg Fun
April 17, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Making Easter eggs is a great family activity to get everyone involved.  For this Easter, instead of buying chemicals, experiment with natural ingredients and explore the various colors you can get from foods in your fridge!  From berries to vegetables to spices and more, the color combinations are almost endless!

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5 Best Greens For Smoothies
April 15, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Leafy greens are definitely stars when it comes to nutritious value. They are great additions to smoothies when you’re looking for a quick health boost, but why stick to just one? Don’t miss out of the benefits of other greens you may not have thought of. Here’s our list of the top five greens for smoothies!

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Gluten-Free for You and Your Toddler
April 11, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

People who suffer from celiac disease tend to have a difficult time creating gluten-free recipes to meet their needs.  Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, barley, and rye and is used in some form in most meals—from pasta to bread to oatmeal and all other delicious carb-full treats.  Although it is difficult to maintain such a diet, you don’t have to eliminate delicious meals or stick to only a select few recipes.  Time to diversify!

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Baking Flours 101
April 9, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Next time you walk down your supermarket’s baking aisle, know exactly what type of flour you need for your next baking adventure. There’s certainly many to choose from, but what are the differences? Which is better for your recipe?

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Season's Best for Your Wedding
April 7, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Try incorporating produce that is in-season for your wedding entrees.  We’ve compiled a list of vegetables and fruits in season for every month of the year and great example recipes for inspiration. Have fun planning!

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Baking Fruits for Babies
April 4, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

A baby’s diet should be full of wholesome fruits and veggies, but their underdeveloped tummies can’t properly digest various fibers, sugars, and textures in their raw forms. Baking fruits is a great way to give your little ones a delicious treat!

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5 Extra Egg Yolk Recipes
April 2, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Many recipes only call for egg whites. We’re not ones to enjoy wasting food, so we’ve developed a list of recipes that use egg yolks as an ingredient. Enjoy!

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Brunch Themed Bridal Shower
March 29, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Brunch is a great and marvelous thing. Everyone loves brunch! You get to combine two meals into one and have a splendid time with friends and family. Why not take that idea and make your Bridal Shower a brunch-themed party! Try some of these brunch-inspired ideas to make your party a success!

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How to Manage a Picky Eater
March 27, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

If your child refuses to eat new foods or constantly asks for one food all day everyday, you might have yourself a picky eater. As your toddler’s cognitive development advances, she/he becomes more aware of how foods feel, look, taste, and smell. Although some pickiness is normal, it is important to continue trying to introduce new foods into your child’s diet. Here are a few pointers, tips, and ideas to try next time your baby or toddler is finicky at the kitchen table.

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3 Ways To Make Plain Drinking Water More Fun
March 25, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Say goodbye to plain ol’ drinking water and hello to tasty add-ins. We all know the endless benefits of water to our bodies, from better skin to better digestion, but who says water needs to be tasteless? Here are 3 ways to spice it up!

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Wedding Hors d’oeuvres Food and Drink Pairing
March 21, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Choosing what hors d’oeuvres to serve at your wedding can be a stressful decision. Trying to figure out what drinks to pair it with can be even harder! We’ve compiled a list of great food and drink pairings that you can serve at your wedding.

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Warm Spiced Banana and Yogurt Dessert
March 19, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Bananas have a great texture that serves as a great food for babies to transition into solid foods. There are many ways to feed bananas to your little one, and here’s a great new recipe to keep things interesting!

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Baking

Mixed Berry Cobbler
March 17, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Do you want to eat delicious berries, but can’t wait for summer to arrive? You don’t have to wait to enjoy their sweet tartness! Even if they aren’t in season right now, you can use a berry medley and bake a delicious dessert (and pretend it’s already summer)!

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Baby Food Stages Demystified
March 14, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

When and how to introduce foods to your baby can be a very fun but confusing time period. Baby food is often made in “stages” and as your baby gets older they begin to explore foods in a higher stage. Here’s a simple guide to the differences between each stage and when your baby should move to the next one.

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Prevent Wedding Day Bloat
March 12, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

No one wants to look bad in their wedding dress. The last thing someone needs is to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable on their wedding day. One way to look and feel your best is to prevent wedding day bloat.

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Pantry Basics

Kale- The Sturdy Superfood
March 10, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Have you heard all the fuss about kale? Everyone is talking about it and for good reasons—it’s one of the healthiest veggies out there!

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Indian Chicken Curry
March 7, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Indulge in the delicious and aromatic spices of this traditional Indian yellow-curry chicken in an easy-to-follow recipe. This medium-spicy recipe can be tailored to your own preferences, so go ahead and give it a try!

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Should I Feed My Baby Fish?
March 6, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Answer: Absolutely! Many parents focus solely on the basics such as cereal, vegetables and fruit. However, your baby may be missing out on all of the brain-boosting nutrients found in seafood. Provided your baby has no history of allergies, fish can be introduced at six months of age.

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4 Fun Wedding Cake Alternatives
March 5, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Every couple wants to do something memorable that will impress their wedding guests and have them talking for years to come. One way to accomplish this is to break the basic wedding traditions and do something unexpected! Here’s an idea, why not toss the wedding cake and try a fun alternative? This will not only surprise your guests, but give you yet another way to show off your style and flair as a couple.

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Baby-Friendly French Toast Sticks
February 28, 2014 • Posted by Christina Fong

French toast is a breakfast staple that's so easy to make, anyone can enjoy them at their leisure! It may not seem like the most baby-friendly option for your baby but we’ve made some changes to this classic dish.

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Tea Time with Some Tea Cupcakes
February 27, 2014 • Posted by Christina Fong

With so many different types of tea, we sometimes forget to incorporate them into our baking for more creative creations.

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Veggie Curry for Baby
February 21, 2014 • Posted by Christina Fong

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: baby food doesn't have to be bland! Let's not forget that babies have taste buds too, and they enjoy good food as much as their parents do.

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Pantry Basics

Substituting Starch with Cauliflower
February 20, 2014 • Posted by Christina Fong

If you aren't already aware of it, one of the best kept secrets of the low starch dieting community is cauliflower.

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Show Off Your Cooking Chops with Risotto
February 13, 2014 • Posted by Christina Fong

So you're looking to impress a certain date with a home-cooked meal and want to prepare a special dish for a special occasion but don't have the time or extensive cooking skills to go all out. If you're still unsure (the day before Valentine's Day, no less), try your hand at risotto.

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Making Yogurt Yummy for Baby
February 11, 2014 • Posted by Christina Fong

Baby food doesn't have to be synonymous with blandness, and plain yogurt is...well, plain. When it comes to sweetening your baby's yogurt experience, go natural with fruits.

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Baking

Avocado Cookies - Healthy Can Still Mean Tasty
February 7, 2014 • Posted by Arielle Martinez

Are you looking for a way to switch up your standard chocolate chip cookies? Look no further than a creamy avocado – a great way to keep your cookies moist while actually making them healthier.

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Cooking With Your Grade School Child
February 5, 2014 • Posted by Arielle Martinez

If you're a parent, chances are you’ve thought about including your young one in the kitchen.

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Year Of The Horse
January 31, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

January 31st, 2014 marks the Lunar New Year for many cultures around the world. As with most holidays, each culture has its own unique food traditions to celebrate the occasion.

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Your Guide To A Super Bowl Baby Shower
January 29, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

We’ll admit, footballs and cradles may not sound like a natural mix. But if you’re looking for a fun and innovative way to celebrate an upcoming birth, you might consider a Super Bowl-themed baby shower.

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Escaping The "Meat Or Fish?" Question
January 27, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

We’re all familiar with the ubiquitous “Meat or Fish” request on wedding RSVPs. But what if your guests are vegetarian?

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Warm Up With Fondue Night
January 22, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Since the end of winter is nowhere in sight, we’re all craving something warm and hearty. Luckily, we’ve got a recipe up our sleeve that will do just the trick.

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Throwing A Bridal Tea
January 18, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

While many parts of a bridal shower might err on the naughty side, there are plenty of PG-rated ways to keep the occasion girly and elegant. Cutesy suggestion: a tea table refreshments station for your favorite bride-to-be.

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Grocery Shopping For Your Baby
January 16, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Your go-to grocery list items change when shopping for a little one. Luckily, we’ve put together a sample one with all the essential foods you’ll want to ring up.

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Baking

Cake In A Mug
January 15, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Sometimes after a long day, there’s nothing you crave more than a sweet bite that doesn’t take much effort to prepare.

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Entertaining

Goodies for a Gender Reveal Party
January 10, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Lately, gender reveal parties have been quite in vogue. Many parents are choosing to extend the need-to-know compulsion to their friends and family by throwing teasing parties that end in a dramatic reveal of their baby’s sex.

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Trade Up Fruits For Veggies With Savory Oatmeal
January 8, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

When you picture oatmeal, it usually brings to mind an image of a bowl strewn with blueberries and cream. However, did you know that giving oatmeal a savory element can also be revitalizing and delicious?

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When Can My Baby Eat This?
January 4, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Now that your baby is truly emerging as a crawling-and-talking little person, you’re naturally curious about when he or she can eat certain foods.

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Wedding

Flavors of Love: 5 Delicious Wedding Cakes
January 3, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

We've rounded up some unconventional yet divine cakes that will make a splash on your wedding day.

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Entertaining

Appetizers That Will Last Until Midnight
December 30, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Serve these at your New Year’s Eve party for a delicious transition into 2014.

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Family

Breakfast Foods For Your Baby
December 28, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

For babies and grown-ups alike, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It packs precious nutrients and essential health benefits into a tasty meal. So what’s not to love?

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How To Make Your Own Pasta
December 27, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

You may have never considered creating your own rendition of this feel-good treat, but fortunately it’s a skill you’ll keep handy forever.

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Holiday Traditions To Start With Baby
December 19, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

There’s no better time to create a new tradition than when you have a new member in the household. This year, the holiday season is doubly special – it’s baby’s first!

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Entertaining

Stocking Stuffers For Foodie Fanatics
December 17, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

There isn’t a more exciting holiday tradition than stocking stuffers. It’s the thrill of wondering what tiny treats could possibly be hiding inside your stocking; an exquisite supplement to bigger gifts.

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Wedding

Destination Dishes For Your Domestic Wedding
December 15, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

It’s easy to see the appeal of destination weddings: exchanging vows in a beautiful faraway land surrounded by your loved ones. Best of all, the spectacular variety of food you’re bound to experience is enough to have you packing your bags.

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Family

Tips For Traveling With Baby
December 13, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

The first time you travel with your new baby is as terrifying as it is momentous. Parenthood is stressful - you more than deserve a break, and you know it.

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Baking

Baking Blunders And How To Fix Them
December 11, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Baking, like anything else in life, is full of ups and downs. It’s a wonderful feeling when you’ve concocted something delicious, but it can also be disheartening when you run into certain roadblocks.

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Pantry Basics

4 Super Foods For Super Health
December 5, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean tracking down obscure ingredients. Many “super foods”, or foods high in nutrients, are everyday ingredients whose nutritious value might surprise you.

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Wedding

4 Bridal Registry Must-Haves
December 3, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Congratulations – your wedding day is almost here! Now that you’ve chosen a dress, booked a venue and sent out the invites, you might want to start thinking about your bridal registry.

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Pantry Basics

Keen On Quinoa
November 29, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Rice and grains are some of the most common ingredients in comfort food – they’re the perfect complement to many entrées and they fill you up oh-so-nicely. However, have you been introduced to rice’s healthy cousin, quinoa?

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Family

Turkey Day Recipes For Your Tot
November 25, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Many of us associate the holiday with massive food comas due to lethal amounts of mashed potatoes and stuffing. But what about your little one?

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Pantry Basics

Drip Coffee, Perfected
November 21, 2013 • Posted by Priya Koshy

Skip the mile-long waiting lines and have your own barista brew the perfect cup of Joe right at home! Here’s how to ensure your home-brewed coffee tastes just as delicious as coffee shop java.

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Baking

Anything But Cookie-Cutter
November 19, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Okay, you’ve finally chosen your main dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. Now what’s for dessert? We’ve got an idea.

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Family

Chicken Soup For Your Baby’s Soul
November 14, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

As the weather turns frosty, your baby will want nothing more than to stay snuggly and warm. Yes, winter blues affect even the littlest ones in the family, and we all seek a little comfort (or comfort food) around the holidays.

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Entertaining

Winter-taining 101
November 12, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

The weather is changing and the holidays are upon us! Which means, it’s time for a whole new dimension of entertaining.

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