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Three Ways to Get Your Kid to Cook

  I'm lucky that I was brought up in a house where both of my parents excelled at cooking, and we ate a home-cooked meal almost every day. But as a child, my parents didn't really allow me to do much ...

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C is for Cupcake: How a Group of Kids Encouraged Me

I’ve had it in my head lately that I would like to create some sort of program that involved kids who are interested in food. It would be educational, yet fun and something I could do on my own time ...

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The Best Camp to Send Your Kids to this Summer

I feel the need to pre-empt this blog post by letting you know a little bit about what kind of person I am. I am one of those people who is honest and can’t even tell the tiniest of white lies ...

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Family Cooking Night - Meals You Can Make and Enjoy Together

Families cooking and eating a meal together has become less of a tradition these days, due largely in part to an increasing amount of worldly distractions that leave family bonding time and a nice ...

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Energy Packed Snack for Kids

I recently had the honor of volunteering at a local elementary school to teach kids about the importance of preparing and eating healthy after school snacks. Of course, when I asked them about their ...

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The Perfect Party: Making Fresh Pasta

Believe it or not, I recently hosted my very first private cooking party at The Chopping Block.

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Cooking for a Cause

The Chopping Block’s mission is to get the country to cook, and in some cases, we focus our efforts on kids. They are our future chefs, after all, so let's do everything in our power to give them the ...

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Cooking for a Child-Friendly Brunch

A good friend called me the other day about getting together at a restaurant for Sunday brunch. I hadn’t met with him, his wife and their two adorable 7-year-old twin girls in what seemed like ages. ...

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How to Encourage your Child to Cook

The kitchen is where families gather to relax, share stories and have meals together. It's also the place to create family cooking time. Parents can teach their children how to help in the kitchen, ...

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Pasta Pasta Everywhere

If I were forced to choose a last meal, it would have to be Fettuccine Alfredo. Butter, cream and Parmesan cheese, oh my! I would seriously eat pasta two out of three meals a day if I didn’t know any ...

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Cooking with your Kids

I had the real gift of growing up in a home where I felt like I was a valuable part of my family. I always felt like my mom needed me, no matter my age or skill level. I grew up on an acreage and we ...

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Ode to the Belly

I have spent the better part of the last year talking about my weight loss successes and have provided you many ideas for getting on the healthy horse. But from time to time, we have to sit back and ...

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Getting the Little Ones to Eat

Between my husband and I, the two of us have over thirty years of experience in the food industry. Even so, we still find ourselves challenged on a daily basis trying to get our kids to be open ...

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Why Teach Your Kids to Cook

We are placing more emphasis on food in our families these days. We want to know where our food is coming from, we know we should be able to pronounce each ingredient on the nutritional label and ...

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