Cooking with the Moms
In lots of families, dinnertime is a stressful exercise in figuring out something healthy to make, and then getting the kids to actually eat it. What if, instead of trying to get your child to taste a new veggie tonight, you gave in and had mac & cheese? You can do just that, minus the guilt, thanks to our healthy updates of some tried-and-true kid favorites. Our recipes for the show include Mac & Cheese & Carrots and Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies.
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Get ready to take your coffee grounds, cucumber peels and egg shells out of the trash, because this week, Cooking with the Moms is all about composting. To help us sort through the dos and don'ts of backyard composting, we roped Janice's husband, Don, into coming onto the show. Home inspector by day and composter, well, by day, Don is an old pro at turning food scraps and garden clippings into rich, nutrient-packed soil. Composting does wonders for the environment, helps gardens grow (you should see Don’s herb garden), and it's easier than you may think. Tune in to the show for lots of tips and tricks and for resources for getting started.
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Now that the kids are back in school, they may be suffering from brown bag boredom. To shake things up in the lunch box, we created two new cold pasta salads we hope your kids will love (ours certainly do). The first recipe for Better-Than-B-Plus Pasta Salad features bow tie pasta mixed with diced red bell pepper, feta cheese, chicken, and Italian salad dressing. It's a favorite with Janice's daughters. Our second recipe for Squiggly Chow Mein Salad with Snow Peas & Tofu is made with a super-flavorful sauce of soy sauce, tahini, ginger, and honey. Your kids will be the envy of the cafeteria!
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Birthdays come just once a year. Or do they? If your child is in daycare, preschool, or elementary school, chances are there's a class celebration every week or two. That's a lot of cupcakes. As moms and dietitians, we have nothing against an occasional cupcake, but we understand why some schools have revised their party policies. Among the concerns: food allergies, a commitment to more time spent on learning and less on parties, and worries over the expanding waistlines of American children. If a "no cupcake" rule in your kid's classroom has you stymied, tune in for our Krazy Face Fruit Kebab and Meringue Cloud Lollipop recipes as well as our food-free party ideas.
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Julie & Julia was deliciously funny and awesomely entertaining. Between us, we've seen the movie three times, and between us, we give it four thumbs up! This week's show is devoted to our thoughts on this year's number-one foodie movie and to our memories of the grand dame of cooking herself, Julia Child. Over the years, we've had the pleasure of meeting Julia. Once, we were both at her house for a luncheon with chocolate company executives (yum) and Liz even interviewed her several times when she worked at CNN. To hear more about our culinary encounters with Julia, be sure to tune into the show.
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