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Today's Busy Families Are Finding Time To Gather Around the Dinner Table

Smart Parents | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Talk to most any parent these days and they will tell you how busy they are. They have schedules that are jam-packed with work, family commitments and, most importantly, parenting responsibilities.

6 Words That Will End Picky Eating

The Mid | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents
The Mid

This system totally eliminates the power struggle that goes along with "getting kids to eat."

What I Do When the Kids Say 'I Don't Like It' Before Trying a Bite

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

You know how your toddler sometimes screams the loudest before falling fast asleep? I finally figured out that if I can ride out the skepticism, the critiques and complaints for a few minutes at the beginning of a meal, we often arrive exactly where I'd hoped we would.

5 No-Fuss Dinners For Your Busiest Days

Posted 04.20.2015 | OWN

Shortcuts abound in these supereasy dishes that you can make in just minutes. By Lynn Andriani @media only screen and (min-width : 500px) {....

12 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed At School

Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents

Parents want their children to succeed in life. And for 94 percent of parents polled by the Pew Research Center, prosperity includes going to college....

8 Recipes For Chicken Thighs You Can't Live Without

Posted 03.23.2015 | OWN

We're all about this quick-cooking cut, which is cheaper, tastier and way more versatile than breast meat. By Lynn Andriani @media only ...

Toddler Approved Family Meal Ideas

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

If you are getting stuck in the "Chicken Patty rut," then perhaps you will find my list helpful. Please comment with other dishes your kiddos enjoy! I try to keep dishes simple and leftover friendly, so my feelings are not hurt when she turns her head to them.

Should Kids Play With Their Food? Of Course!

Eileen Gordon Chiarello | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Eileen Gordon Chiarello

There are so many ways that we can support our kids on their paths to become healthy eaters and sustainable food advocates, but I've found the more fun we're having, the better it is for all of us.

5 Dinners That Practically Cook Themselves

Posted 03.02.2015 | OWN

Each one of these recipes is basically one-and-done. By Lynn Andriani @media only screen and (min-width : 500px) {.ethanmobile { display: ...

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Jennifer Segal | Posted 04.26.2015 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.

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 04.20.2015 | 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 03.13.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.