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Family Dinner Month 2012: Sept 17 -- Oct 29, 2012

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Celebrate Family Day on this Monday, September 24, 2012

by CASAColumbia

Some of the best ingredients for family dinners aren’t items that can be found in a cupboard or pantry.  Instead they are found in the laughs, love and conversation that’s served up around the dinner table!

During the time that you spend with your kids at dinner, you [...]

Here’s to B4FD Month of Family Dinner, 2012 edition

Blog for Family Dinner is excited to be back celebrating family dinner! This time, we are highlighting 3 landmark events in the family dinner movement that are all happening within the next 6 weeks: CASA’s Family Day on Monday, September 24, Cozi’s America Makes Dinner on Wednesday, October 17th, and CSPI’s Food Day on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Each of these organizations will [...]

Celebrate Family Dinner with B4FD!

Celebrate family dinner with the Blog for Family Dinner community, with posts starting next week, Monday September 17, 2012. Over the next 6 weeks, there are several national initiatives to highlight and promote family dinner, including CASA’s Family Day on Monday, September 24, Cozi’s America Makes Dinner on Wednesday, October 17th, and CSPI’s Food Day on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Blog for Family Dinner is [...]

Enjoy the Summer from B4FD!

Thanks for tuning in to Blog for Family Dinner for almost a year’s worth of posts on family dinner. We have been honored to host over 50 bloggers sharing personal stories, tips and recipes since we launched in September 2011. We are taking a short break this summer and will resume posting in the Fall of 2012.

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Rhubarb Strawberry Slump – A Tribute to My Dad

by Deanna Segrave-Daly

I was introduced to rhubarb via desserts at a young age. My father, like his immediate family, has a huge sweet tooth and a special love for any type of homemade baked goodie. (As the oldest of five kids, he was notorious for quickly eating his dessert and then [...]

It’s Always Family Dinner Time

by John Donohue

In my childhood home, there was a square yellow clock on the wall of the kitchen, where we ate our meals, and I will never forget its face. In particular, I will always remember its thick and thin black hands pointing to 7:20. That was the time [...]

Family Dinner Recipe: Coconut Rice with Black Beans, Plantains and Mango Salsa

by Michael Natkin

We are thrilled to have Michael Natkin lend a post and great recipe as we kick-off Celebrating Dads and Influential Men month on Blog for Family Dinner. Today he shares an easy, quick, kid-friendly and delicious recipe that can be thrown together on a weeknight and is still interesting for adults! [...]

June: Celebrate Dads, Influential Men and Family Dinner

This month on Blog for Family Dinner, we will host Dad bloggers as well as posts about influential men and family dinner. We are excited to offer a great giveaway this month. Check out the details here. Or just comment on any post in June or sign up to our mailing list on the side [...]

On Grandmas, Food and Memories

by Bettina Elias Siegal

This post was originally published on The Lunch Tray on April 9, 2012.

My paternal grandmother passed away yesterday. She was 96, a truly remarkable woman, and I was lucky to have had her in my life for so long.

My cousin was with my grandmother shortly before her [...]

My Family’s Non-Family Meals

by Natalia Stasenko

We did not eat meals as a family when I was growing up. We did not have TV dinners either. In fact, TV dinners were non-existent in rural Russia 30 years ago. One of the reasons for not eating together as a family was practical – our tiny table [...]