Book Club Picks: Cookbooks for Spring

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With the warm weather coming, it’s time to turn on the oven and fire up the grill for some homemade meals and desserts. Cooking for the kids has never been easier when it comes to the superb quality of new cookbooks available today. Why not test your culinary chops by … Continue reading

4 Tips For Making Family Dinners Work

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Studies have shown the health benefits of eating family dinner together, but work schedules and sport practices, long commutes and extracurriculars can make the reality of family dinners a challenge. Here are four tips and tricks for making family dinners work. Image courtesy of chawalitpix / 1. Move your meal prep. … Continue reading

Crown Maple Cooking and Entertaining Tips

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We are excited for the new season that is also sure to bring parties and festivities. One food we are excited to learn more about is cooking with maple syrup. Not only for our morning pancakes, maple syrup is a great way to enhance recipes to enjoying cocktails. One of … Continue reading

Cookbooks for Fall

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Now that the colder weather has arrived, it’s time to dust off the pots and pans and prepare your family a flavorful home cooked meal. With the bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables available like apples, butternut squash, and kale, the possibilities are endless. All it takes is a little … Continue reading

“Brianne In The City”: ODLR Spring Preview & Soleil Moon Frye New Book & Goatmilk Store opens

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The Oscar de la Renta Childrenswear Collection reflects timeless design and unparalleled old-world charm. Each season, ODLR strives to capture the joyful spirit of youth through exlcusive prints, vivid colors, and elegant silhouettes. Spring/Summer 2014 was inspired by lace, one of signature details. The collection features three different iconic stories: … Continue reading

Gear Girl: Best Refillable Squeeze Pouches

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Squeezers. Squisher. Squeezies. Whatever you call them, I love the squeezable food pouch trend for babies and kids. My three boys got hooked on Trader Joe’s collection of “Crushers” that include apple, apple/carrot and apple/strawberry. I love their convenience and their ability to sneak veggies into my kids when they’re … Continue reading

Re-write the Dinnertime Rules with Birds Eye

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Most of us moms have a hard time to get our children to eat vegetables. In fact, ninety percent of kids don’t eat the recommended amount of veggies each day. Momtrends attended a wonderful event hosted by Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy and Birds Eye Vegetables. Both are … Continue reading

Making Your own Baby Food

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I feel like over the past few years, baby food making has become quite the trend. My youngest is not ready for solids just yet, but I made baby food for my first two children and will plan to do the same for when she is ready. It amazes me … Continue reading