From the category archives:

Dinner on the table

Tricks, hacks, books, and experiments to dinner on the table Every Single Night.

My kids are cool with leftovers

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In the Ragu-sponsored video we are sharing this week, I chat with my blogging buddies Kim Tracy Prince and Renee Ross about leftovers. Since I make two separate dinners for my family (adults vs kids), I don’t personally struggle with convincing my kids to eat leftovers. The kids are not eating what Ryan and I […]

Love makes a family

Who cooks in this household?

This post was going to be a quick one – just to let you know that there is a new Ragu video I’m in where I talk to Kim Tracy Prince (of diaper driving fame) and Renee Ross about how dinner is different “when Dad is in the kitchen.” But now I feel like I’ve […]

The Ragu Panel recap

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Remember those videos I made with the Ragú® folks? One of the other moms, Daphne, was saying that she got stuck in a dinner rut and actually watched one of her own videos and felt re-invigorated. I love it! Who better from to get tips that actually work for your unique situation? Yourself! Dear self, […]

Dinner together – do you do it? (Sponsored)

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Tell me about your dinner rituals. Are you driven by treasured memories of the way you grew up or by a determination to compensate for what you never had? Or do work schedules dictate a barely-make-it-to-the-table-and-it’s-witching-hour-so-I’ll-just-eat-cereal-at-9-pm practice in your household? My role in the kitchen has changed radically since I’ve had kids. My husband and […]

The problem with potlucks (sponsored)

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We recently saw this funny video from CoolMom, Daphne, about the downside of the potluck. We have long recommended that new moms host potlucks so that people will bring food to you (score!) while you do as you please with your baby (all your gear, crib, whatever!), but we hadn’t considered the problem of that […]