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

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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! [...]

Sundays With Sparky – Abuelita Elena’s Cold Zucchini Soup

by Michelle Hays

My mother was a fairly utilitarian cook; as a university professor, she didn’t have much time to enjoy preparing meals the way I do. However, she believed that having a family meal was important, and she developed a repertoire of solid meals, mostly cribbed from newspaper articles and magazine clippings, that [...]

Aunt Sandy’s Cherry Banana Pie

By Serena Ball

During the month of Mother’s Day, I must share my Aunt Sandy’s recipe for cherry pie. It’s not your typical cherry pie. It’s Banana Cherry Pie flavored with cinnamon and almond extract and it was my very favorite pie as a child. I even occasionally asked [...]

Unconventional Family Meals

by Rachael Warrington

Unconventional family meals…what it means to me.

We are a family of five. Both my husband and I work outside the home. Our two eldest children are ages 20 and 18. Our baby just turned 16.

As I remember growing up, even in our late teens and early [...]

A Senior’s View of Family Dinner

By Judy Ruland, as told to Grace R. Freedman

Today we present an informal chat about seniors and family meals. Our B4FD co-founder Grace R. Freedman talked with her mom, Judy Ruland, to get the perspective of why family meals are important to seniors.

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It is [...]

My Little Kitchen Helpers

by Rebecca Horsman, MS, RD

There is a scene in an old episode of “The Simpsons” where Bart asks Marge if he can help prepare Thanksgiving Dinner, and she lets him do the cranberry sauce. He looks in the wrong cupboards; Marge directs him.  He doesn’t know what to do next; Marge instructs him [...]

Kids Cooking Resources

by The Blog for Family Dinner Team

We have had so much fun this month hosting blog posts and resources for getting kids involved in family dinner. Today we are sharing free resources specifically for getting kids in the kitchen to cook! We complied this list of websites and cookbooks with input from our readers, Facebook [...]

WNYC Asks: Kids Can Cook?

Our Co-founder Grace from EatDinner.org calls in and responds. Listen to the conversation here from WNYC.org, The Brian Lehrer Show. (aired 2/23/12)

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Cooking with Kids: Videos

All month B4FD has been encouraging you to get your kids involved in family dinner — what better way than in the kitchen! Today we are featuring a few of our favorite videos that show easy and fun ways to involve kids in cooking your next family meal. Try it! You might be surprised how much fun you have. [...]

Family Dinner and the Food Revolution

By Laurie David

Wow.  It certainly has been quite a month of good reading at the Blog for Family Dinner!  We’ve seen topics ranging from the benefits of family dinner to cooking with your kids to games for the table to dealing with picky eaters and we’ve learned a lot of new recipes [...]