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Great grill-outs in the park

Great grill-outs in the park

When cowboys in the wild West hunkered down over beans and biscuits, it’s all they had. We love the picnic, but why limit ourselves to the usu…

July 06, 2014 11:46 am

What would Washington grow? A look at the favorite meals of Founding Fathers

What would Washington grow? A look at the favorite meals of Founding Fathers

When we visualize George Washington, the first president of the United States, our images might be of his standing in the hull of a boat as he…

July 04, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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True Colors: Beware the Red, White and Blue in Food

True Colors: Beware the Red, White and Blue in Food

Red, white, and blue. This trio of colors is synonymous with freedom, fireworks, and summer fun. But those same hues, when artificially added …

July 03, 2014 1:34 pm

Tips for Keeping Your Fourth of July Cookout Kid-Friendly

Tips for Keeping Your Fourth of July Cookout Kid-Friendly

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend upon us, I asked region parents to share some of their best tips for keeping cookouts kid friendly!

June 30, 2014 12:26 pm

Cooking for the holiday table: Meal ideas for Passover and Easter

Cooking for the holiday table: Meal ideas for Passover and Easter

April brings two special holidays: Passover (starting April 14) and Easter (April 20). Holidays mean family gatherings. And family gatherings …

April 13, 2014 10:00 am

Don’t be discouraged by picky eaters

Don’t be discouraged by picky eaters

Young children can have minds of their own, so what do you do if your toddler, who used to be willing to eat anything, suddenly decides he is …

April 03, 2014 8:00 am

From where to table?: Teaching your kids where food comes from

From where to table?: Teaching your kids where food comes from

When asked where their food comes from, kindergartners and first graders at Crown Point’s Lake Street Elementary had this to say:

April 03, 2014 7:00 am

A look at the changing obesity landscape for kids

A look at the changing obesity landscape for kids

Is the anti-obesity message finally getting through?

March 04, 2014 7:30 am

Step into the kitchen to fight those winter blues

Step into the kitchen to fight those winter blues

This is the time of year when it feels like winter will never release its icy grip. Outside it’s cold and snowy and comfort foods – cheesy pas…

February 06, 2014 7:30 am

Party like a president

Party like a president

As most kids celebrate a day off from school Feb. 17, the nation will mark Presidents’ Day.

February 06, 2014 7:15 am

Making the holidays yummy for the kids' table

Making the holidays yummy for the kids' table

Coming together for a holiday meal is a wonderful tradition. But let's be honest… if you have young children, or picky eaters of any age, thos…

December 20, 2013 9:00 am

Thanksgiving offers healthy, kid-friendly recipes

Thanksgiving offers healthy, kid-friendly recipes

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, adults and children alike are already beginning to think about the day's feast.

November 10, 2013 9:30 am

Holiday traditions hold families together through generations

Holiday traditions hold families together through generations

Thanksgiving traditions are often passed from one generation to the next.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bountiful harvests produce appetizing dishes for the whole family

Bountiful harvests produce appetizing dishes for the whole family

Pumpkins, apples, squash - Fall is a time of the year many chefs look forward to because of the bountiful harvests that produce appetizing dishes.

October 21, 2013 11:15 am Photos

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Halloween Party Treats: Healthy and fun alternatives to sweets

Halloween Party Treats: Healthy and fun alternatives to sweets

I’m not a Halloween scrooge. I like fun-size snickers as much as the next person (perhaps even more), but it does seem like the sugar has gott…

October 21, 2013 10:00 am Photos

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Adventure at Home: Giada de Laurentiis turns her love of food into culinary adventure stories

Adventure at Home: Giada de Laurentiis turns her love of food into culinary adventure stories

Among the favorite memories of growing up for Giada de Laurentiis is spending Sundays cooking with her grandparents.

September 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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