Monthly Archives: March 2011

April Meal Plan and a Sign of the Apocalypse

Today was a pretty good day in the realm of food reform — the FDA began two days of hearings to investigate the possible link between artificial food dyes and behavioral problems in children, such as ADHD.  While the UK … Continue reading

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Time

How many posts have I written (or have I yet to write) about time?  It seems like it’s always going to be a hot topic on a family-and-food blog; after all, so much of what seems to hold us back … Continue reading

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The Sunday Kitchen: Old Favorites, New Spins

Weekends go by so quickly when you work full-time; it seems as if every Saturday and Sunday, combined, are the length of a morning in the working world.  There are so many things to do — errands to accomplish, chores … Continue reading

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Defending a Food Industry Giant (I Can’t Believe I’m Doing This)

When I announced here on the blog that I was eschewing the tradition of giving things up for Lent, and was rather going to think of Lent as a time to give back, I mentioned a couple of campaigns that … Continue reading

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Birthday Cake: Cabbage and Spinach-free

Before P.’s birthday, I showed you all my experiment in natural icing dyes and talked a bit about my feelings on the subject of making cool-looking cakes for the kids in the age of food dye awareness.  I’m still not … Continue reading

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Choices

I’ve been away for a few days, celebrating my birthday and P.’s with family.  Whenever I go anywhere that’s outside of our home environment, it’s inevitable that I’ll be confronted in some way with the reality that we, the RRG … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Leftovers and a Birthday Weekend

The picture at the left is tonight’s dinner — the promised Corned Beef Hash, made with the leftovers from our slow cooker meal of Tuesday evening.  It turned out great, with all the elements I really appreciate in a hash … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s in a Slow Cooker

Update: 3/10/12 When I wrote this post a year ago, I hadn’t gotten my act together to try out the home-cured corned beef recipe.  I STILL haven’t tried it, technically; but I did purchase the brisket today and will be … Continue reading

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Froot Snax vs. Fruit Snacks — Momma Gets Crafty

I’m not such a big fan of being sneaky with kids’ food.  I mean, okay, in general I’ve got no intellectual or moral issue with putting broccoli into the mac and cheese or sweet potatoes into the pancakes, or whatever … Continue reading

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Re-defining “Kid Friendly”

I know I’ve said it before, but…kids eat what they’re used to eating. When we use terms like “kid-friendly” to describe foods and eating habits, what we’re really saying is usually “fried,” “bland,” “breaded,” or “sweetened.”  There’s a rampant misconception … Continue reading

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