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  • Easy Ways to Have Fun with Kids in the Kitchen

    Easy Ways to Have Fun with Kids in the Kitchen0

    By Martha Ruch Do you have a pint-sized chef in your house? I had two and did everything I could to encourage, nurture, and instruct (directly and indirectly) during their Wonder Years. We had our share of messes and gross concoctions, as well as a memorable toaster-oven fire, but we also had the neighbor kids

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  • Summer Meals, Ready When You Are

    Summer Meals, Ready When You Are0

    By Martha Ruch Raise your hand if you want to open your refrigerator tonight and find dinner already made. I’m pretty sure that’s most of us. However, things get a little murkier when it comes to how those meals get made and by whom. I’ve got you covered, whether you decide to tackle a Sunday

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  • Travel Bites: Keeping the Family Healthy (and Hydrated) on Vacation

    Travel Bites: Keeping the Family Healthy (and Hydrated) on Vacation0

    By Martha Ruch With the end of school in sight and summer approaching, many of us are making travel plans for the upcoming months. According to a 2016 AAA survey, more than one-third of Americans planned to take a family vacation of 50 miles or more away from home, with road trips (69%), national parks

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  • How to Eat Better from the Kids’ Menu

    How to Eat Better from the Kids’ Menu0

    By Vanessa Lynskey Beginning this spring, large restaurant chains nationwide will be required to post calorie counts on their menus. But how will you use that information to make healthier choices for your family? Rather than changing habits overnight, try some simple swaps that can go a long way. Filling up on adult-size meal combinations,

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  • Easy Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in the Kitchen

    Easy Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in the Kitchen0

    By Martha Ruch “Green living” is this generation’s phrase for a concept that is rooted in the past. From the Victory Gardens many started during World War II to the milkman who delivered milk in glass bottles to my childhood home, to my mother, who saved and reused everyday items like string and wrapping paper,

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  • Strawberries, Spinach Top List of Pesticides in Produce

    Strawberries, Spinach Top List of Pesticides in Produce0

    Strawberries remain at the top of the Dirty Dozen list of the EWG Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, with spinach jumping to second place in the annual ranking of conventionally grown produce with the most pesticide residues. EWG’s analysis of tests by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that nearly 70% of samples of

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