Feeding Babies & Kids

Skillet Sliders

April 17, 2012
Skillet Sliders

I had a pound of good ground beef, but it was too warm out for chile, and I am so over pasta with sauce.  So what to cook to please a four year old?  Sliders. Why do they call them sliders?  Supposedly because they are easy to slide down an eating counter, but tonight...
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Where Are My Soy Boobies?

May 27, 2011

I was just interrupted for the fourth time in less than five minutes spent at the dinner table. This time it was for milk. ———- I want SOY milk, Mommy. Yes, I know. Not cow’s milk. Yes, I know. We don’t drink cow’s milk. I don’t like cow’s milk, Mommy. That’s okay. I don’t...
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I Really Want To Break Up With You

August 27, 2010

Growing up, we were one of those families.  We were called “health nuts” back when it was considered weird.  We shopped at a place called Ye Seekers Horizon, with creaky wooden floors and a vitamin smell, where “treats” like carob and Tiger’s Milk Bars got me as excited as Christmas morning.  By the time...
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I Want To Be a Real Chef

May 18, 2010
I Want To Be a Real Chef

You all know that Hayden loves to cook.   He gets creative with his ingredients, cooking LEGOS, puzzle pieces, and cheerio pies.  His favorite is when I let him help do some real cooking, like adding herbs to the pot, or helping stir something on the stove.  Sometimes I will give him the scraps,...
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Little Eats

April 24, 2010
Little Eats

So, after this week’s sermon post about feeding your kids, I couldn’t just leave you all hanging.  Finding the time to plan and prepare food for your kids is hard enough, especially if you have a baby who needs to eat every 2-3 hours.  Having some “recipes” or menu items in your repertoire makes...
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My Kid Won’t Eat ANYTHING

April 22, 2010

WARNING:  I am not holding back with this one.  This is a topic I feel strongly about, so I have plenty to say.  If you’re interested, read on.  If I come across as too harsh, move on. I often have other moms (and dads, and grandparents) tell me their child won’t eat anything but...
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No More Peas

April 16, 2010

Hayden is innocently eating his lunch, which partly consisted of leftover pasta with peas from yesterday (yes, I should have known better, but then, what’s the point of leftovers if you have to come up with something else to serve?).  He starts sniffling, picking, then whimpering.  Whimpering takes on a more panicky tone.  I...
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Can’t Cook Without ‘Em

March 19, 2010
Can’t Cook Without ‘Em

I have always loved to cook.  My college room mate described me as domestic (I’m sure it wasn’t because of my obsessive bathroom scrubbing).  As soon as I moved into my first apartment, I discovered how much more fun it was to cook with nice kitchen tools and equipment.  Although I have been in...
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“Nutritional” Junk Food

February 23, 2010
“Nutritional” Junk Food

Since Hayden mostly eats what we eat and no longer cries like he’s dying when he is hungry (just yells out what he wants), feeding him is much easier than when he was a baby.  However, he still eats 4-5 times a day.  Most of those are small meals, but once or twice a...
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Easy Fix For a Dinner Crisis

February 14, 2010
Easy Fix For a Dinner Crisis

On a day when I am having what I call a dinner crisis, meaning I have nothing to cook or no time to do it, a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken fits the bill.  Even when I already have some vegetable or sides planned, I may not feel like cooking chicken, and a rotisserie chicken makes...
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Leftovers, Anyone?

February 6, 2010

Whether you have children or not, coming up with something for dinner can be a challenge.  Doing things ahead can really help, and having something already prepared is even better.  I get a sigh of relief when, after fretting about what to cook for dinner, I open my freezer and find a tray of...
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Banana Cake

January 20, 2010
Banana Cake

This was the cake I made for my son’s 2nd birthday party.  And again for his 3rd.   He and our adult guests flipped over it.   With the whole wheat flour and bananas, you don’t need to feel so guilty about serving something sweet.  It is fantastic with or without the frosting. 1...
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