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 [...]
by Melodie Davis
Many kids have glowing memories of the wonderful meals and dishes their mothers made for them growing up. Katie Boyts, creator of the The Shoefly Project blog helped me understand why I have wonderful memories of the desserts mom used to make, but not so much the meals.
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 [...]
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 [...]
by Amy Kover
When people read my blog, they often say: “You’re such a great mother. You cook all the time.” Ha! I laugh! I may, in fact, be a good mother but not because I cook. (Verdict is still out.) Like exercising and drinking wine, I cook solely for myself. For me, [...]
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 [...]
by Jennifer Grant
Sitting down for dinner with my husband and children – or whatever combination of the five of them is home – is one of my favorite, ordinary pleasures.
Almost nightly, one of my sons fixes his gaze on the butter plate and then saws thick, neat squares [...]
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 [...]
by Liz Weiss, MS, RD
My mom and dad just celebrated 57 years of marriage and the 50th anniversary of their GE refrigerator. When I walk into their kitchen, it’s like taking a step back in time. Besides the hum of that old fridge (and no, it is not energy efficient), my mom’s [...]
by Bettina Siegel
On my blog The Lunch Tray, I write a lot about the importance of family dinner, but I know all too well that for busy working families, getting everyone fed on a weeknight is often easier said than done. Sometimes a little out-of-the-box thinking is called for.
That’s why I love [...]