Cooking with the Moms
For six years, Amanda Hesser cooked her way through the New York Times's recipe archive – with recipes going back more than 150 years. The result: The Essential New York Times Cookbook with over 1,000 mouth-watering recipes, a menu suggestion section, and a 45-page index! On today's show, we interview Amanda Hesser and dish about how she chose the recipes, tested them rigorously even when she was pregnant with twins, and explore her philosophy on feeding kids. We also share three recipes: Sweet Potato Casserole, Teddy's Apple Pie, and Cucumbers in Cream.
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Ask us to name our number-one, absolute most favorite food on the planet and our answer is simple: avocado. We love the creamy texture, indulgent flavor, and nutritional profile of avocados. They provide heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and nutrients such as folate, lutein, and Vitamin E, and we don't like to share them (that's how much we love 'em)! On this week's show, we serve up tips for choosing the perfect avocado, advice for how to peel and slice them, and share lots of creative ways to add avocados to your family's diet. And while we're at it, we offer a recipe (courtesy of the California Avocado Commission) for Avocado, Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti.
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It's not every day you get to throw yourself a party, but that's exactly what we did last Friday night when we officially launched our new cookbook, No Whine with Dinner. On the eve of the annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association (known affectionately as FNCE), we gathered with fellow dietitians from across the country as well as family members and some fabulous foodie friends to celebrate in style. We dish all about the party on this week's show and share "sound bites" from some of our guests for getting kids of all ages to eat a healthy and delicious diet. You won't want to miss this episode!
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