Teaching Kids to Cook

As parents, we try to prepare our kids to be independent adults. There are so many life skills that need to be taught in the short time they live with us. One of them is learning to cook. Some kids … Continue reading

Avoid the “clean your plate” club

Has anyone ever encouraged you to eat past fullness? Perhaps as a child you had to eat everything on your plate before being excused. Or maybe you had to clean your plate in order to “earn” dessert. Unfortunately, these well-intentioned … Continue reading

Easter candy: Are there any healthy choices?

If the Easter Bunny visits your house, you may be wondering what kind of candy he will bring. By nature, all candy contains sugar, and maybe preservatives, artificial colorings, and/or unhealthy fats. But thankfully, some kinds are a smidgen healthier … Continue reading

Pineapple Cross Centerpiece

Looking for a pretty centerpiece for your Easter table? How about a pineapple? The exotic-looking fruit is a symbol of friendship and hospitality. American colonists often used a whole pineapple as a centerpiece at dinner parties. It’s easy to carve … Continue reading