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Pantry Basics

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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Pantry Basics

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

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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Entertaining

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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Family

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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Family

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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Entertaining

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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Family

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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Entertaining

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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Entertaining

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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Family

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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Family

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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Entertaining

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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Entertaining

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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Family

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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Entertaining

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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Family

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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Baking

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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Family

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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Entertaining

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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Pantry Basics

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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Family

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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Entertaining

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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Family

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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Entertaining

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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Entertaining

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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Entertaining

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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Family

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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Pantry Basics

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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Family

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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Entertaining

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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Pantry Basics

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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Family

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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Entertaining

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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Entertaining

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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Family

Play With Your Food
November 8, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Appearances can be everything when it comes to your child and eating. In fact, the primary reason kids reject vegetables is because they seem “icky”-looking. So how to counter this tendency to judge a meal by its cover?

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Entertaining

A Fairytale Wedding That’s Budget-Friendly
November 5, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Weddings can get real expensive, real fast. As much as we’ve dreamed about our big day since childhood, a limiting budget can put a damper on some of our deepest fantasies.

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Pantry Basics

A Healthier Cup of Coffee
November 4, 2013 • Posted by Priya Koshy

For many of us, one of the highlights of the day is beginning the morning with a cup o’ joe.

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Family

Apples to Apples: A Treat For Your Baby
October 31, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

As apple-picking season draws to a close, you’re likely wondering what to do with all those bushels you collected. Well, don’t fret.

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Entertaining

Not-So-Tricky Treats for Halloween
October 30, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

One of the best parts of Halloween is being surrounded by what seems like an endless amount of candy for days on end. You can’t escape it, but why try?

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Family

Kale: A Trend Your Baby Can Enjoy Too
October 24, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Lately, it seems like there is no trendier food than kale. The leafy, cabbage-like vegetable has become a favorite for grown-ups in all of its succulent forms: fried into chips, softened in soup and chopped raw in salads.

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Entertaining

Champagne Cocktails for an Elegant Affair
October 21, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

Drinks aren't often the star of most wedding-related events but that could be due to the fact they aren't given as much attention when it comes to the selection process. If you're unsure about what to offer given the number of cocktails available today, keep it simple with Champagne.

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Baking

A Sweet Helping of Baked Fruits
October 18, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

Whether you're grilling, steaming, or sauteing them, cooking fruits is a great way of enhancing their natural sweetness, and we're sure your baby will love them as much as you do.

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Entertaining

5 Treats (Or Tricks) For A Festive Halloween
October 14, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

While kids are usually distracted by all the candy they'll be collecting while trick-or-treating, adults may crave more than a tiny bucket full of bite-sized snacks.

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Family

Good Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Fun
October 12, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

While the excess amount of pumpkin pulp you're left with after hollowing them out may leave several helpings of pie to go through, we encourage you to try other recipes!

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Pantry Basics

Just "Beet" It
October 7, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

Beets are wonderfully rich in both color and taste. Their sweet taste comes from their high sugar content, but that doesn’t mean beets aren’t healthy. Beets actually belong to the same family as spinach, chard and quinoa, which have increasingly justified themselves being listed as some of the world’s healthiest foods.

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Family

Food Safety for Baby
October 4, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

Food Poisoning is no laughing matter and because babies’ immune systems are still developing, they are particularly vulnerable. The consequences of food borne illness for babies are usually much greater, since they become weak and dehydrated at a much faster rate than adults.

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Pantry Basics

The Potato
October 1, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

Potatoes are the number 1 leading vegetable crop in the United States and are available year round. Due to how easily the crop is grown, potatoes have become a very popular dietary staple. Not only is the potato low in fat and high in fiber, but potatoes also have more potassium than a banana and are packed with high amounts of vitamin C and B vitamins among other nutrients.

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Entertaining

Baby Food Swap Party
September 26, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

Swap parties are not only economical, but are also tons of fun. By hosting a baby food swap you can socialize with other like-minded mothers while introducing your baby to a larger variety of culinary delights.

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Entertaining

Not So Sweet Cookie Treats
September 24, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Most of us are used to having our cookies with a glass of milk, not a glass of wine. Today is the day to expand your cookie horizons! Cookies are no longer limited to dessert! They can now be made into appetizers!

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Entertaining

Smash Cake
September 20, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

A fairly recent trend for baby’s first birthday is the Smash Cake. While a larger cake is pieced and served to guests, the Smash Cake is a small single serving cake given to the baby alone.

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Family

Comfort Soup for Autumn
September 18, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

September 22nd marks the first day of autumn! It’s time to take your jackets and sweaters out of the closet. The days are a little chillier and the nights will be longer. This is the perfect time of the year to enjoy a nice, warm and hearty soup!

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Baking

Sweet Pumpkin Treats
September 13, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

Fall is just around the corner which means that colorful autumn leaves, hot apple cider and pumpkin pies are on the return. Pumpkin pie is truly a holiday baking staple, but what other ways can you bring pumpkin to the table this fall?

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Pantry Basics

Baby's First Spinach Meal
September 11, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

As adults we enjoy spinach in a variety of meals from pasta to dip! It’s easy to make, healthy and it tastes great. But why do adults get to reap all of its benefits? Let your baby get in on the fun!

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Baking

Cookie Table Wedding Tradition
September 9, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Some of us could never imagine that another dessert can be more important than our wedding cake! That’s because many of us don’t know about the cookie table tradition.

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Pantry Basics

6 Healthy Energy-Boosters
September 5, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

If you couldn’t quite make time for those 7-8 hours of sleep last night or you just need a little pick-me-up, we’ve made a list of 6 healthy foods and drinks that will not only boost your energy-levels but will also help lift your mood.

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Entertaining

The Perfect Temp
September 3, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Everyone has their favorite beverages, but that doesn’t mean it tastes perfect every time. There could be a number of different reasons for this, but today, we’ll take a look at temperature!

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Entertaining

Great Finger Foods for Your Wedding Cocktail Hour
August 29, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

Finger foods are the latest trend for wedding receptions and cocktail hours. Easy-to-eat finger foods make it simple for guests to walk around and socialize. Guests are also sure to love having a variety of satisfying sweet and savory options to choose from.

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Pantry Basics

Natural Remedies to Soothe a Fussy Baby
August 28, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

Natural remedies are the oldest form of medicine and have continued to remain popular for many reasons. Natural ingredients are favored for being inexpensive, clean and easy to find.

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Family

Back-to-School Tips
August 26, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

September is right around the corner, meaning Fall is almost here! For most parents, this can only mean one thing: getting the kids ready to go back to school! The school-year is a busy time, but that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice healthy eating when it comes to your children. Here are some tips to make healthy snacks and lunches easy and enjoyable.

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Family

Foods to Avoid for Baby’s First Year
August 23, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

Homemade baby food is not only simple to make, but is a more nutritious and cost effective option for feeding your little one. Straying from the store-bought stuff allows for more variety in your baby’s diet. And more variety means you can expose your child to more tastes and textures (of your choice), which can make for an easier transition to table foods later on. So when you’re getting creative in the kitchen, exactly what foods should you avoid introducing too early?

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Pantry Basics

5 Tips for Cooking With Wine
August 20, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Wine is a culinary pleasure that many people enjoy drinking and cooking with. However, some people don’t realize it’s not the actual taste of the wine that makes it a great addition to dishes but its ability to enhance the flavor of food.

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Family

Raising Healthy Eaters
August 15, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

With all of the fatty, overly processed, extra-fried and super-sweetened foods out there you may be nervous about whether or not your baby will grow up to be a healthy eater. Eating habits start in the home, so it’s best to start your baby off early! This way, when your baby starts to make his/her own meal decisions, they are used to the good stuff and won’t settle for less!

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Family

Embrace the Unusual: Avocado Pie
August 13, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Did you know that avocados are fruits, not vegetables? Many people make this common mistake and knowing the facts will prepare you for what I’m about to say next. Have you ever had avocado pie?

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Entertaining

Buffet vs. Plated Style Wedding Dinners
August 9, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Wedding traditions change every day. Years ago you wouldn't think there would be so many dinner style options! Some of these options are plated, buffet, home-style and strictly hors d'oeuvres. Although this allows for a lot of creativity, it also brings about a lot of stress. Which style should you choose?

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Family

The Beauty of Food
August 6, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Food’s only job isn’t to fill our stomachs and satiate our hunger. There’s a reason why we should eat more of some foods and totally avoid others. As the saying goes, “you are what you eat.” Our bodies react in many ways to what we put inside them, and one of the results is healthier skin. Certain foods can fight wrinkles, hydrate or even out skin tone.

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Pantry Basics

Healthy Baking Substitutes
July 31, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Baking is certainly easy to love but most of us feel the guilt after indulging in one of our homemade treats. Many of us are trying to lose weight, lower cholesterol and make many other healthy life changes. What if I told you there were ways to make your baked goods healthier without sacrificing flavor, texture or anything in between?

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Family

Grub on the Go
July 29, 2013 • Posted by Vivian Manning-Schaffel

What are the best ways to bring baby food on the road? What are the rules for bringing baby food and drinks on the plane? Here are the latest and greatest ways to help you prepare for feedings on the go.

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Baking

Key Lime Pie Doughnuts
July 26, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

We all have a favorite dessert that we wish can come in all different forms, from pies to shakes to doughnuts! When you think about dessert making, all it really is is combining ingredients together. Naturally, there are many ways to combine ingredients, so why not experiment?

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Family

Mood Boosting Foods
July 23, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Have you been feeling down in the dumps lately? Sad? Depressed? You may have tried hanging out with friends, trying a new hobby or going on a date to boost your mood. If it seems like nothing is working, why not try food? We don’t mean cakes and doughnuts (although, that may help too!). We mean foods that can naturally make you feel happier.

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Entertaining

4 Foods You Can Cook in the Microwave
July 19, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

People normally use the microwave to reheat their food but you may be missing out on some convenient and faster meals that can be made. Here’s a list of foods that you can cook in the microwave!

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Family

Spice It Up?
July 15, 2013 • Posted by Vivian Manning-Schaffel

The beauty of making your own baby food is that you can introduce your baby to a more exciting variety of ingredients than boring, commercial, jarred food. So take advantage and spice things up a little!

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Entertaining

Edible Wedding Favors
July 12, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

If you want make sure your wedding guests enjoy their favors, make them something edible! There are plenty of ways to add a memorable and unique touch when choosing a food favor with colors, themes and foods that match you and your spouse’s personalities!

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Entertaining

Tofu for Beginners
July 8, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Tofu has gained major popularity over the years. You’ve probably seen tofu and you’ve probably tasted it too, but cooking with it may be another story. Let’s start with the basics!

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Entertaining

Easy Independence Day Dessert
July 4, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

July 4th is here! We’re all excited for the cookouts and barbecues that come with it but what’s for dessert? The red, white and blue theme of the day makes it easy to have fun and get creative with your recipes.

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Family

Mango-A-Go-Go!
July 1, 2013 • Posted by Vivian Manning-Schaffel

Summertime brings tropical visions of palm trees and the delicious fruity treats that grow plentifully in their presence. If your pediatrician approves, mangoes are a tasty tropical fruit that can safely be offered to your baby between seven and ten months of age.

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Family

Foods for a Teething Baby
June 28, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

It’s not fun for anyone when there’s a teething baby in the house. Between the crying and many restless nights, all you and your baby want is to make the pain go away.

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Entertaining

Cold Noodles for a Hot Summer
June 24, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

It’s getting warmer each day and now that it’s officially summer we need to think of some easy summer meals to match! Everyone loves pasta! Why not make pasta summer-friendly?

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Pantry Basics

What Foods Don't Belong in the Refrigerator?
June 21, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

While it’s a natural impulse to refrigerate all your food, it’s not necessary for all of them! Learn more about what foods prefer your pantry rather than your refrigerator.

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Entertaining

Secret Life of the Lemon
June 18, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

What do you use your lemons for? We all know about the wonderful ways it can enhance the taste of your food and drinks, but what about some uncommon benefits of having a few extra lemons lying around? Here are some reasons why if life gives you lemons, there’s much more you can do with them than make lemonade!

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Family

A Sweet Slow Cooker Treat
June 14, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

Slow cookers make cooking look easy even for the most novice chefs. Stick a few (or a ton of) ingredients in there and then you’re free to leave it alone for six or more hours while it works its magic. However, did you know they can also be used to prepare desserts?

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Entertaining

Happy National Iced Tea Day!
June 10, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Everyone loves a nice, cold glass of iced tea on a hot day. It’s an ideal summer refreshment and has a host of health benefits. There’s a misconception that hot tea is better for you, but in reality, as long as your iced tea was made hot and then chilled, it should have all of the same health benefits.

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