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10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

What One Nutritionist Ate for an Entire Week (in Pictures)

Spoiler alert: Yes, lots of veggies are involved—but so are some doughnuts and potato chips.<p>As a dietician, I find that many people are curious about what I eat on a day-to-day basis. People often assume I follow a strict no-fun diet that consists of kale, quinoa, and a ton of salads. Honestly, I …

Healthy Eating

8 Ways You're Probably Using Your Curling Iron Wrong

Nix these mistakes for perfect waves every time.<p>There's nothing worse than spending tons of time meticulously curling your hair before an event, only to end up with frizzy curls, weird pieces sticking out, an embarrassingly outdated style, or worse...limp locks because your curls didn't even last …

My Son Likes Nail Polish

I went to the drug store with my 3 1/2-year-old son, Eddie, and when I threw some nail polish into my cart, my son said, "I want one."<p>"Really? Um, OK," I said. I knelt down on the floor and plucked several colors out of the display that I thought might appeal to him: pale yellow, light blue and …

10 3-Minute DIY Salad Dressings You'll LOVE

These are so simple, we're not sure you could even call them recipes.<p>Sure, you like the <i>idea</i> of homemade salad dressing. Who wouldn't want to top their salads with a French or Asian dressing that tastes amazing and is free of scary ingredients? The only problem is that some dressing recipes are so …

10 Picky Eater-Approved Recipes (That You'll Love Too)

The recipes that I get most excited to share are the ones that appeal to my kids as much as they appeal to me -- and let's face it, that's not frequently the case! Here are 10 favorite dinner recipes that have all gotten the thumbs-up from my picky eaters.<p><b>1. Parmesan Crusted Chicken</b><p>This is a great …

7 Phrases That Children Need to Hear From Their Parents

Through my work with teenagers, I've realized just how much the parent-child relationship affects the child's development, both emotionally and mentally.<p>No surprises there. The stronger the relationship, the better the chances of the child becoming a well-adjusted, successful adult. This article …

6 Things I Want My Daughter to Know

I am a mother. And with that comes a fierce desire to launch my children into the world with everything they need, including wisdom.<p>Frankly, I wish I could give my daughter a cheat sheet so that I might spare her any experience that might dim her magnificent light. But this is her story -- …

7 Important Nutrients For Growing Bodies: A Handy Cheat Sheet

We all aim to pack our kids healthy lunches. But in the hustle and bustle of it all, sometimes that means throwing some baby carrots in their lunchbox and hoping they drink all their milk.<p>In truth, our tots need an array of nutrients to help their growing bodies thrive. In the interest of making …

How to Breastfeed Appropriately

So you've decided to breastfeed. Fantastic! Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to nourish your baby while establishing early bonding. Unfortunately, breast milk comes out of breasts so there are a few ground rules that we need to cover.<p>As you know, (female) modesty is a highly protected value in …

Ultimate Cleaning Tips & Tricks Guide: 31 Ideas For A Sparkling Home

Although cleaning the house is not my favorite activity, I always love the results. That feeling of accomplishment when you see the whole place …

10 True Things About the First Year of Parenthood

I did a ridiculous amount of reading when I was pregnant. I read natural parenting books and baby scheduling books and how to make your baby happy with no crying and eating is good for everyone led by the spirit of "your baby, yourself" books. If there was a book to read, rest assured, I gave it a …

30 DIY Decorations for Halloween

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, but I usually channel all my energy into making a costume versus decorating my home. That might change …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Recipe Of The Day: Sponge Cake

There was a time in the history of food when cakes were only made with yeast. Bakers used the yeast that naturally collected on the top of beer to make their cakes rise. It wasn't until the discovery of the leavening power of eggs in the 18th century that began the golden age for cake -- and for …

The Only Chocolate Cake Recipe You'll Ever Need

There are a lot of options when it comes to chocolate cake. Between molten lava cake, German chocolate, and devil's food cake, we seriously have an array of choices when we want cake that's rich with chocolate. But just like with everything else in life, not all chocolate cakes are created equal -- …

Nutritionist Moms Reveal What's in Their Kids' Lunch Boxes

Yes, it's that time of year again. The summer is still in full bloom, but the school season is just around the corner. Here, six nutritionist moms reveal what they pack in their kids' lunch boxes.<p>Ilaria St. Florian MS, RD, Clinical Dietitian Stamford Hospital:<p>Truth be told, they're not as healthy …

A Simple Tool for a More Positive Home

“Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life and it’s like lighting …

Quick Budget-Friendly Recipes

Your taste buds and wallet will achieve perfect harmony with our selection of quick meals, including stovetop mac and cheese, braised pork chops, meatballs, and roasted chicken tacos.

Simple Springtime Dishes

Simple Springtime Dishes

Make Your Own Batch of Real Peanut Butter

Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through The Week (July 16, 2013)

It's the start of a new week, which means it's time to shake off your weekend, take a deep breath and try to think positive, energizing thoughts. We can help.<p>Click through the slideshow below for this week's mood-boosting inspirational photo quotes. (And feel free to read, rinse and repeat as …

The Perfect Beurre Blanc Recipe

Yes, it's French — but don't let that intimidate you. Alex Hitz's simple, classic sauce makes anything and everything taste better.<p>Beurre Blanc — it's nothing short of magic. Honestly, at this point in our yearlong relationship, I feel as if I can share a closely guarded culinary secret with you: …

Recipes

The Art of Cooking and Shopping for One

As a food writer who's constantly testing recipes, I often struggle with my own wastefulness. Sure, I invite people over to partake in my creations whenever possible. But more often than not, it's just me. And then I face that same single gal dilemma that most of you do: how do you shop for one …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …