Picky eater protein-packed spaghetti

Like every 4-year-old on the planet, my son alternates between stages of scarfing down everything in site and/or protesting via hunger strike when he decides he doesn’t want to eat what’s on his plate. The past few weeks, he’s been doing the latter–refusing to taste his dinner, which culminates in his eventually going to […]

#MealtimeMasterMoms share their proudest and most painful parenting moments

When you’ve built a career around cooking for kids, people tend to say things like “Your kids must be the BEST eaters.” We asked leading mom food bloggers to share some of their proudest moments–and those times their kids’ eating habits were anything BUT. We promise their stories will make you feel better about […]

Macaroni Pie

On our table at the holidays, my family rarely remains married to any one particular dish. We don’t live by rules that say we have to eat THIS on Christmas, and THIS on Mother’s Day, and so on. In fact, most of our holiday meals are new recipes that just sound really good but that […]

#MealtimeMasterMoms Part 2: What’s for dinner when there’s nothing in the fridge

Check out these genius meal ideas from these #mealtimemastermoms who can help save dinnertime when you have an empty fridge!
 

Homemade Fish Sticks, 2 Ways!

Skip the frozen pre-packaged varieties that are loaded with lots of breading and sodium, and make your own instead!
Fish sticks are a great options for kids who say they won’t eat fish. They look un-intimidating enough (close enough to pass as a chicken finger–or heck, cut ’em in nugget size pieces to pass […]

Protein-packed granola!

You’ve probably heard it over and over again: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And that’s especially true for children: Research shows that eating a smart breakfast can help improve behavior and school performance, as well as foster a healthy weight. 
The best breakfasts have 3 components to keep you full and energized:

Protein […]

Yes, you CAN bring back family dinner!

There’s nothing more refreshing after a day full of work, school, activities, homework, meetings, and playdates than sitting down and having dinner with my family.  It’s over food that we connect, talk, share and bond. That cherished family meal doesn’t happen every night; for me and for most families, that would be impossible. The […]

5 ingredient dinner: Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup

Every time my family takes a road trip to the Poconos, we’re always sure to make a pit stop at our favorite barbecue place. The kids love the popcorn that the waitresses places on the table before their meal arrives (total appetite killer, but after a few hours in a car with two toddlers, […]

Authentic Swedish Meatballs

Admittedly, there’s no greater perk to going to IKEA then enjoying their Swedish meatballs at the end of a long shopping trip. (And followed by a $1 ice cream cone.) Their meatballs may be good, but mine are better—and being a recent US transplant from Sweden—are as authentic as they get.

Serve them like we do […]

Ultimate Chicken Soup

Almost every weekend during the winter, I make a big pot of soup to last my family most of the week. This chicken soup is hands-down the most popular soup in the rotation–and it’s one that my kids ask for regularly. Actually, they ask for “chicken poop” since that’s how my 2-year-old pronounces it, and […]