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Family Dinners

Skinny Steak Stew in the Crockpot

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 10.14.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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.

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

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 09.12.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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...

One Thousand "Likes," No Friends: 5 Times to Put Down Your Phone and Save Your Relationships

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Perhaps it's time to establish some basic "Rules of Civility" for technological use. These are circumstances in which you will absolutely, positively damage your relationships if you are on your phone.

10 Ways to De-Stress Dinnertime With Young Kids

Kate Solomon | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

How does dinnertime look in your house? I cling to dreams of family bonding and quality time, but lately, that's just not the reality.

This Tradition Will Transform The Way Your Family Eats

Laurie David | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Laurie David

The idea is simple: Use the one day of the week we do have time to cook -- Sundays.

How To Make Delicious Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Food Fanatic | Posted 04.23.2014 | Taste
Food Fanatic

This eggplant parmesan recipe is flavorful and has the perfect crispy texture without the extra oil from pan frying.

5 Life Skills The Olympics Can Teach Your Kids

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Of course, scheduling regular family dinners together is an important ingredient for raising well-adjusted children. But after the last two weeks, I also believe the same principle applies to watching the Olympics as a family.

The 2014 Winter Olympics In Sochi Have Begun!

Posted 02.07.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The 2014 Winter Olympics In Sochi Story to read: LET THE ...

End Mealtime Battles Forever With These 5 Simple Words

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

It's dinnertime and my 4-year-old son is deep in play. When I announce that dinner is ready he makes his own announcement: "I don't want to eat, Mommy." I tell him five words that avoid the food battle that he wants me to engage in.