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Pizza Straight From The Farm

Most kids eat a lot of pizza. But do they ever stop to think about what really goes into making one? Recently we dedicated an entire day to a start-to-finish pizza-making adventure, which began at a farm and ended at a wood-burning oven. Yes, it was an all-day affair. Yes, we probably could have made […]

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A Kid’s Salad

With all of that “green stuff,” salad can be a tough sell for many kids. Last week we worked our way around the problem by making a tasty summer bread salad. This week we tried a different tactic with our slightly picky (OK, let’s say “selective”) 9-year-old: We put him entirely in charge of creating […]

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Panzanella – Summer Bread Salad

Quick: Name the all-time┬ábest summer food combination. If you said, “Tomatoes and basil,” you’re right, at least in our world. Juicy, ripe summer tomatoes…sometimes still warm from the sun…served with fresh basil…you simply can’t get better than that. This helps explain why one of our favorite summer salads is panzanella, an Italian bread salad, made […]

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Ode to Pesto

Remember last year’s Ode to Hummus? This one’s similar, but with more leafy greens. Oh pesto how I love you so; So many foods with which you go. So many ways to make you mine. Each one of them is just as fine. Here’s the deal with pesto: You take the basic recipe (greens, oil, […]

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Cranberry-Jicama Star Appetizers

So you’re having a party, and you’d like to serve some fresh and healthy appetizers, but you’d rather make your kids do most of the work? Done! These cranberry-jicama star appetizers are gluten-free and use only unprocessed ingredients. Even better, they just involve some quick prep work on your part, and then the kids can […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Tall Food

We live in a house full of boys who are always trying to build things stronger, bigger, and higher. So when we started pulling together some ingredients for dinner the other night, we said, “Let’s make this the tallest dinner we’ve had all week.” We decided that the best way to start would be to […]

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