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Category: Creative Eats

Popsicle Party!

by bkhoury on August 09, 2012

August brings on the real dog days of summer. Camps and swim lessons are wrapping up and now we have two long weeks before pre-school starts again. So to keep restless toddlers from climbing the walls we do all kinds of fun activities. I turn to the kitchen for all kinds of inspiration. Read More

Summertime Downtime

by bkhoury on July 05, 2012

This past week we were hit hard by storms whipping across the country. On Sunday, we learned there would be no camp the next day due to the power being out. Every day I checked to see if power was restored, and every day camp was cancelled. Every day my “fine-tuned” schedule was interrupted by suddenly having to entertain two busy boys all day. Read More

A Birthday Dinner to Remember (by Jennifer Davis)

by bkhoury on February 09, 2012

My kids arrived home from school, took one look at the kitchen and, horrified, gasped, “Mom what happened?”

I’ve never been the tidiest of cooks so my kids aren’t strangers to the sight of a well-used kitchen, but this scene left them gobsmacked. Piles of dishes in the sink teetered precariously high above their little blond heads, powdered sugar footprints covered the floor, chocolate frosting dotted the walls while blobs of vanilla frosting covered the countertop. And that was just dessert -- I’m getting ahead of myself.
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Giving The Gift of Food

by bkhoury on December 22, 2011

As we prepare to travel over the holidays, we decided to celebrate the “coming of Santa” a little early this year. And yes, it was the best year yet with my three year old in awe over the fact that he timidly had asked Santa just a few weeks prior for a train roundhouse and some troublesome trucks. (Ryan and I both expressed slight relief that our son when confronted with a strange guy in a red suit found him creepy enough to have major reservations about getting too close.) And when Santa came, he actually LEFT them under the tree (thank you grandma and grandpa). Read More

Let Them Eat Cake?  With Red Die #3

by bkhoury on November 17, 2011

Recently for my two year old’s birthday, I decided, with the strong prodding from my mother in law, to be an overachieving mom and indulge my son in a homemade Thomas the Train cake. I always feel like my younger boy is getting the short end of the stick on stuff like homemade cakes, new clothes and birthday parties. Like many of you with boys, we are all about trains all the time in our house. I decided to really splash out and make him a James cake (Thomas is so last year). For those of you who aren’t familiar with James, he is a gallant bright red train engine. Read More

Power to the (Little) People by Jennifer Davis

by bkhoury on October 05, 2011

When I was a kid, my younger brother went through a phase of only eating broccoli if it was doused in A-1 steak sauce. While the thought of that brown, soggy broccoli still turns my stomach today, I realized that there’s a lesson to be learned here: giving kids a little bit of freedom with their food can make a huge difference at meal time.

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Sell It Baby! By Jennifer Davis

by bkhoury on September 21, 2011

When I left my job in public relations several years ago, I thought my skills in marketing and persuasion would be tucked away never to be used again, much like my dry clean only wardrobe and nice shoes. Little did I know that motherhood would offer me daily opportunities to put my talents to use. Read More

Lunchbox solutions from the kitchen of Jennifer Davis

by bkhoury on September 01, 2011

The joy of sending my two (not so) little ones off to school last week was quickly tempered by the fact that I now have to face nine months of packing school lunches. I also got a charming request from my first grader: no repeat lunches. It went something like this: “Think about it, mom. This way, I can eat the rainbow of healthy food you’re always talking about and you can brush up on your cooking skills!” Um, yeah. Thanks kid. Read More

Let’s Picnic!

by bkhoury on June 22, 2011

I can’t believe how a little act like having a picnic can change the entire eating dynamic. The other day I surprised the boys when I picked Will up from his morning summer camp and said, “Come on! We’re going on a picnic!” I packed a very simple menu of vegetables and hummus, chicken salad and crackers, and watermelon feta salad. Read More

The Other Ending

by bkhoury on December 13, 2010

I swear potty training is going to be the death of me. It is the thing I like the least about motherhood thus far. I will not share the details as I’m sure those who have been through it do not want to re-live the pleasantries. And those who haven’t been through it, well, I’m sure you will be better at it than I am! Read More

Food Inspired by Books (by Guest Blogger, Jennifer Davis)

by bkhoury on February 24, 2010

When trying to decide what to feed your child, oftentimes you can turn to your nearest bookshelf for inspiration. Don’t worry, I’m not talking about Mastering the Art of French Cooking or the latest issue of Gourmet magazine. Instead, your kids’ stash of books may be just the resource you need. Read More

Fresh Baked Cookies (by Guest Blogger Jennifer Davis)

by bkhoury on October 17, 2009

Remember the way cartoons would depict the aroma of food cooking as a tangible object? A hazy shape would emerge from the oven, waft over to the nearest person (or cat or mouse), form into the shape of a hand and slowly beckon, “this way- follow me to something good.” That’s the scene in my house this afternoon as the kids walk into the kitchen and ask if I’ve been baking cookies. Read More

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