I finally realized that just thinking about dinner in the morning is half the battle. For my whole adult life, I’ve feared and dreaded dinner preparation. My brother used to say when I lived alone that all I needed were a few bowls and a few spoons because I’d eat cereal every night. I forced myself to make more of an effort once I had kids, but it’s been a bumpy journey. As my … [Read more...] about Easy Ways to Motivate Yourself to Cook A Great Dinner!
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We just survived a holiday with my in-laws, and when I say in-laws I don’t just mean Daddy-o’s parents - I mean ALL of the in-laws. At the top of the family pecking order is the grand matriarch, Oma. She has five grown kids, one of whom is Daddy-o. The total headcount for this communal holiday was: 1 Oma, 10 adults, and 17 grandchildren under the age of 13 years … [Read more...] about The Family Holiday Dinner Survival Guide
Do you feel a little bummed out in the winter? The two of us definitely favor the warm, sunny summer months and Tammy even named her daughter Summer, since we love the season so much. And in the winter we tend to feel less happy. It turns out, there’s actually a reason why! When we’re exposed to sunlight our brains produce endorphins, our body’s feel good chemicals. In the … [Read more...] about Six Simple Food Tricks To Beat The Winter Blues
This article is in partnership with Uncle Ben’s. Growing up we had dinner at 6:00pm every night. Mom cooked, and everyone ate what was on their plates. Fast forward a few decades and dinnertime has changed. Whether it’s because kids have more extracurricular activities, parents have competing work schedules, or easier access to take-out food – there seems to be less … [Read more...] about The Importance of Family Dinners
You're preparing dinner for the family when you accidentally grab a hot pot without a potholder, or boiling water splashes onto your hand while you're draining the pot of pasta. A cooking burn will most likely be either a first or second-degree burn where only the first or second layers of skin are injured. It's ok to treat a cooking burn at home if it's small, but see a doctor … [Read more...] about How to Treat a Cooking Burn