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Family Dinners

4 Brilliant Ways to Plan Your Meals All Week Long

Posted 02.20.2015 | OWN

Here's how one woman with three kids, a husband and a start-up helps get dinner on the table. By Lynn Andriani @media only screen and (min...

Why You Should Start Saying Grace With Your Children (Even if You Don't Believe in God)

Ron Lieber | Posted 02.19.2015 | Parents
Ron Lieber

Maybe saying grace feels hokey or forced to you. Perhaps you think your kids would roll their eyes. If you don't believe in God, the ritual before the meal may feel unnatural: who exactly are you thanking, and why?

Baked Purple Sweet Potato Skins

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 02.09.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

This recipe wouldn't be as tasty without the melted Mexican cheese and refreshing cilantro-topped sour cream.

Bridging the Communication Gap in Your Own Family

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

At your next family gathering -- whether it's a holiday dinner or a wedding -- consider providing a professional sign language interpreter so that your deaf and hearing family members can get the most out of the time they spend together.

Feeding Frenzy

Donna Fish | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Donna Fish

The frenzy I am talking about here, is parental anxiety. The anxiety so many parents feel surrounding feeding their kids. I get so many inquiries -- m...

The Most Beautiful Chicken Dinner We've Ever Seen And Tasted

Posted 11.11.2014 | OWN

Mario Batali knocks it out of the park with this unusual yet delicious dish. (Plus, what to serve with it.) By Lynn Andriani Keep ...

What My Children Taught Me About Politics

Sarah Smiley | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

The dinners were never about politics. Even if our guest wandered that way, the kids quickly brought him back to reality, usually with a question like, "Do you have any pets?" In one horrifying instance, Lindell mooned a governor. To be fair, he asked first, "Do you want to see something?"

Skinny Steak Stew in the Crockpot

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 12.14.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

The savory flavor from the shoulder roast blends perfectly with the teriyaki taste of the potatoes and vegetables.

11 Mix-Ins To Revolutionize Your Mashed Potatoes

Posted 11.05.2014 | OWN

Put a new spin on the holiday staple with these inventive twists. Just follow the basic recipe, and then add the ingredients that suit your meal (or m...

The Only Time Of Day Kids Think Parents Will Put Down Their Cell Phones

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents

Despite studies that prove unplugging and spending time without your cell phone is beneficial for a number of reasons, parents know it is easier said ...

Skinny Chicken Chow Mein

Nancy Fox | Posted 12.09.2014 | Taste
Nancy Fox

The key to making this dish really simple is to prep the veggies, chicken and sauce before you start to stir fry. Then it comes together very quickly!

Escarole, Kale, and Sweet Potato Crockpot Soup: A Heart-Healthy Satisfying Meal

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

The comforting aroma of a Crockpot meal is everything we love about fall wrapped up in one easy dish.

My Child Can't Sit Still at the Dinner Table!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Most children would rather learn -- often through play -- than eat. It doesn't take much food, or time, to fill a 4-year-old's belly. So if you want her to be more involved in what happens at the dinner table, try to make it more welcoming.

Rosemary Ginger Salmon Over Zucchini Pasta

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 11.22.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

This is the perfect Monday night dinner for those of us that tend to carb-load on the weekends.

Carolyn Gregoire

Why Strangers Are Coming Together To Discuss Tough Subjects Over Dinner | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living

This year, Drugs Over Dinner was born to facilitate honest, personal and non-judgmental conversation about drugs in America and the root causes of our culture of addiction.

Why You Can't Cook Your Way to a More Enjoyable Family Dinner

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

It's so emotionally charged, this idea of making dinner. "Good moms" cook dinner, right? But when you don't feel appreciated in your own home, by your own people, it's so discouraging.

Family Dinners. Since Time Began.

Bernadette Noll | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

We would eat late and long and imagine living in a big building with a big room and a big table -- where we would eat late and long all the days of our lives.

Study Suggests An Activity That May Help Kids Cope With Cyberbullying

Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Sep 1, 2014 5:34pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience ...

Loving Food That Loves Us Back, Extra Space at The Table

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is a geographical midpoint between living to eat, and eating to live. It's where health comes from the pursuit of pleasure, and pleasure comes from the pursuit of health.

This Top Nutritionist Knows Why Monday Is the Best Day to Teach Your Kids to Cook

Diana K. Rice | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Diana K. Rice

And while some parents may balk at the idea of corralling the kids into the kitchen after a long first day of the week, starting the week off by engaging in this habit is well worth the effort.

Chicken Again? Yes! 5 Easy Recipes Your Family Will Love

Jennifer Segal | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

We've all heard it: "Aw, Mom, chicken again?" Show your family that chicken doesn't have to be boring.

Pizza Toppings Real Italians Swear By

Posted 05.28.2014 | OWN

Experts tell us what eaters in Naples and Rome really put on their pies. By Lynn Andriani @media only screen and (min-width : 500px) {.ethan...

Meet Your New Favorite Chicken Recipes

Posted 05.20.2014 | OWN

Easy enough to memorize; delicious enough to earn a spot in your regular rotation. By Lynn Andriani @media only screen and (min-width : 500p...

9 Indisputable Truths About Kids And Dinnertime

Beau Coffron | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

The hardest part about dinner used to be choosing what to eat. Now it's choosing whether to change your children's clothes to the ones that can be thrown away afterward -- or just stripping the kids naked to throw directly into the shower when it's all over.

5 Recipes I Wish My Mom Had Taught Me

Posted 04.22.2014 | OWN

It's never too late to learn how to make a cheese ball, to cook beef until it's meltingly tender or to bake a classic birthday cake. By Lynn Andria...