Western Chili

Are you looking for something to bring to a potluck, bbq or party that is tasty and full of protein and fiber? I used to make this dish when I lived in Boston and then sort of forgot about it. This is surprising because it’s easy and delicious. I was getting ready for a bbq […]

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Soup is on

Many parents will tell me they have difficulty getting their children to eat vegetables. I have noticed the same thing even with my children but I notice it seems to change on a daily basis. Sometimes the 4 year old will eat a bowl of salad and won’t touch the meat. The next day he’s […]

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Hummus at Pre-school? Really??

This past year, I have been helping my son’s pre-school with their snack program. They went from goldfish and graham crackers to organic produce, yogurt fruit shakes and whole grain, high fiber crackers. The children are very happy and the parents are even happier. I have a philosophy about kids and eating. Don’t make assumptions. […]

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Gluten Free Flaxseed Pancakes

Yum…who doesn’t love pancakes with syrup? Many of us do. When I found out my daughter had food sensitivities, gluten was one of those no-no foods. I had spent the last year, making delicious, healthy pancakes at least once a week for my family. Now, I felt like I had to start over. Some times […]

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Gluten Free Carrot Muffins

 Dealing with food allergies and sensitivities can be a difficult and frustrating experience, especially if it’s for children. My daughter was diagnosed with a multitude of food sensitivities that we think are associated with her eczema. It forced me to rethink meals, snacks and parties. After living with it for over 6 months, talking to […]

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Birthday Cakes

As many mothers say, it seems just like yesterday when your children were born. My youngest turned 2 recently. I have started a tradition to make their birthday cakes. I always think of the cakes as being ‘silly’ but maybe the term should be festive. My mom made my cakes when I was growing up […]

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More about the Family Chef

Some of my cooking philosophies… People will tell me they think cooking is hard but the more you make something, the easier it will get. It’s important to learn some basics and be able to know how to make a substitution. Examples are soup, sauces, roasts, and dips. If you have a base recipe, it’s […]

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