It's pretty much a madhouse around these parts between 3:30-5:30 pm on any given weekday.  Big Brother gets off the bus and has homework to deal with, little brother's cranky and running around and wanting attention while I help with homework.   Snacks are in demand, kids are thirsty, the cat's wailing in the background for me to give him some … [Read more...]

Getting my 4 1/2 year old son to eat is a major battle, so when I saw the super kid-friendly recipes in Weight Watchers Eat! Move! Play!: A Parent's Guide for Raising Healthy, Happy Kids ($13) , I was excited. The book offers info on how to develop and maintain  habits for keeping the whole family happy and healthy. Weight Watchers Eat! Move! … [Read more...]

When I think of cookbooks, they fall into 2 categories: those for gourmet or professional cooks and those for non-cooks or beginners. But authors Max & Eli Sussman merged the two categories in their  new cookbook: Freshman in the Kitchen. Recipes are created to instruct "from Clueless Cook to Creative Chef." They don't just tell you to boil … [Read more...]