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Fun Food Saturday: Cupfakes

You can probably tell by now that we love fun food, and we love it even more when it’s in cute little cup-shaped forms with pretty wrappers. Yes, we’re talking about the “cupfake” – that sneaky little cupcake imitator that’s savory rather than sweet. We served up some meatloaf and mashed potato cupcakes back on […]

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Do We Need Kid’s Menus?

Time was, back when we were new parents, getting the children’s menu at a restaurant seemed like a great benefit. (And you’d be extra-lucky if the menu came with crayons.) But now that the kids are a little bit older, and we’re a little more seasoned (OK, jaded), we’re starting to wonder if a kid’s […]

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Kids and Holiday Eating

So we’re about to kick off the summer season with Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means… barbecues, parties, and tons of treats for the kids to devour. But if you’re trying to be careful about what your family eats, the weekend doesn’t have to be a complete write-off. Here are a few […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Parfait Time

Today, for some strange reason, we can’t stop thinking about layering stuff in a tall, clear glass. Maybe there’s a new Shrek movie coming out or something (“You know what everybody likes? Parfait!”) Or maybe it’s just Fun Food Saturday (Parfait Edition) here at Jolly Tomato. Parfait is pretty simple when you get down to […]

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Re-Thinking Ketchup

Ketchup – once dubiously considered a vegetable, and possibly the closest some kids get to eating one – is cleaning up its act. First Heinz started tinkering with its recipe to create a version that has about 15 percent less sodium. Now Hunt’s is removing high fructose corn syrup from its recipe. So does that […]

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Sit Down, Mom and Dad.

Six. That’s how many times the grownups in our house got up during dinner last night (yes, we counted). First someone needed another fork. Then we realized we didn’t have a drink for Kid #1. Then someone wanted a different salad dressing. Then we had to retrieve Kid #2, whose trip to the bathroom turned […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Jim’s Pancakes

Bet you thought you were pretty handy with a spatula and some batter. So did we. That is, until we encountered our new Hero of the Griddle, Jim of Jim’s Pancakes. Pancakes with Mickey Mouse ears? Pshaw. That’s so…Mickey Mouse. Jim had us with the Golden Gate Bridge pancake, and now he’s officially put us […]

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