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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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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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You Don’t Have To Take My Word For It

If you’ve never been to the Pacific Northwest, let Dylan Tomine take you there. The last thing I want is for this blog to become a forum for my own deep criticism and review, but after rifling ...

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Attack on Flavor

The state of food being fed to a vast majority to children these days in America is appalling. I am a product of growing up with the frozen, preservative-riddled food fresh from the isles of ...

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The Best Birthday Ever

I’ve been waiting a while for this day. Seven years to be exact. Ever since my daughter was born, I have always wanted to have her birthday party at The Chopping Block. At last, the day finally ...

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Cooking with Kids

As a parent, I am always looking for activities that interest Mario. Trust me, nothing is worse than a bored toddler. That is why I encourage him to help me with all the daily tasks including ...

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Come Over for Dinner Tonight

A quick note from a friend sent via text a couple of weeks ago… ”Come over for dinner tonight”. And so started my peek inside the planning of a family meal, when there are 2 working parents, with 2 ...

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