Tastes Like Donuts

I ran out of milk this morning.  We had soy milk and heavy whipping cream.  When I mixed it together, it tasted pretty close to regular milk.  Second son said it tasted like donuts.  First son agreed.  Yay! Victory for mom's frugal (and sneaky) ways.  Second picky eating trick: Melt together brown sugar/cream cheese/butter  and make a dip for raw carrots.  Second son ate a whole bunch of vegetables.  Score again for healthy mom!Goal today is play and have fun.  No guilt.  ...more

Stand Picky, Stand Proud: Lucianovic Demystifies Picky Eating In New Book

In her first book, Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater's Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate, Stephanie Lucianovic combines plenty of research, a healthy dose of science, and her own memories of growing up as a picky eater to present a thoroughly entertaining, thoughtful look at why people do and do not like to eat certain foods. The book was a revelation to me, since I'll admit I eat almost everything (or, at least, I'll try just about anything once...), and I have never understood how someone could exist in an alternate taste reality. ...more
I can't tell you on how many levels Stephanie's mission resonates with me.  I have endured 17 ...more

Your parenting style matters

We all try to be the most caring, supportive and invested parents we can. We all wish our kids only the best. It comes naturally to us because we are all evolutionary wired to make sure our offspring is warm, safe and fed. But, unfortunately, since our primary instincts were developed in a pre-kids menu world, they might not be as effective as 1000 years ago....more

Confession: I Don't Really Like Meringue Pie. Do You?

Maybe it's because I'm often the one making the pie, but I don't like meringue. It shrinks. It weeps. It gets floppy. Success cannot be guaranteed. The weather plays a part, as do the Dessert Fates. I will make meringue for macarons, for iles flottantes, or for chewy, nutty meringue cookies. ...more

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