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Why Your Thanksgiving Turkey Might Look a Little Smaller This Year
Grocery stores around the country are also stocking up on other cuts of turkey besides the traditional whole bird.
Oct 8, 2020
“I Will Die on This Hill.” Redditors Share Their Most Controversial Culinary Hot Takes.
"Cake is not good. Even good cake is not that good. Doesn't matter what flavor.”
Oct 7, 2020
If You Watch One Video Today, It Should Be This “Grocery Store Musical” Collaboration from TikTok
Broadway has been dark for seven months, but at least we have TikTok.
Oct 7, 2020
Everyone, Keep Your Fingers Crossed That Your Fridge Doesn’t Stop Working
NPR reports that after all the yeast and flour shortages of early quarantine, what’s really hard to track down these days isn’t a specific food, but the appliance in which we store our food.
Oct 5, 2020
Ina Garten Shares Her Secret to the Crispiest, Creamiest Hash Browns
"The easiest and most delicious hash browns you’ll ever make.”
Oct 2, 2020
Ina Garten Explains Why She Decided to Make That Giant Cosmo
While a far cry from the effortlessly reassuring nature of her usual material, it worked because it was exactly what we needed.
Oct 1, 2020
Baby’s First Butcher Shop: Meat Market Playsets in Victorian Times
Meat carcasses hang from the rafters. There’s blood and sawdust on the floor. Doll-sized butchers stand in front, looking severe. (One is even holding a knife.) A historical mock-up for a museum, you think? Nope. This is an actual toy butcher shop for kids, circa 1850, and it was a runaway hit at the time.Collectors Weekly has a terrific little article on their website right now on the history of toy food.
Sep 30, 2020
Groot Loops and More Breakfast Cereals Fit for a Superhero
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that’s true for superheroes, too. Artists Bamboota and Elliot Fernandez came up with a mash up of some of your favorite breakfast cereals and your favorite superheroes. Cap’n America Crunch is just the beginning. The other fictional product endorsements include “Loki Charms,” “Iron Bran,” and our personal favorite — “Groot Loops.
Sep 30, 2020
Watch What Happens When American Kids Try International Breakfasts
Think about what you ate for breakfast as a kid. If you grew up in the U.S., chances are you were eating cereal, toast, eggs, muffins, or something similar. What happens when you give American kids traditional breakfasts from countries like Korea, Finland, Poland, and Vietnam? Not only will you get a lot of questions, but you’ll also get some of the funniest facial expressions we’ve ever seen.
Sep 30, 2020
Exposing Babies to Peanuts Can Prevent Peanut Allergies
In an about-face, a new study recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine says that kids exposed to peanuts as babies are significantly less likely to develop a peanut allergy when they’re older. The results are apparently so compelling, the study recommends an immediate change to infant feeding guidelines.
Sep 30, 2020
Watch This Kid Pretend to Like Getting an Avocado as a Gift
Need a lesson in gratitude? Watch how this three-year-old boy reacts to receiving an avocado as a gift in this short video. It’s probably the most adorable thing you’ll see all day. This Vine was taken by the kid’s uncle, Jeff Simmons.
Sep 30, 2020
Lucky Peach Turns Hot Dogs into Disney Princesses
You might have been told never to play with your food as a kid, but now that you’re an adult, you can fully ignore that rule. Just look at this art project from Lucky Peach, where they turned four hot dogs into Disney princesses — Rapunzel, Ariel, Belle, and Pocahontas. We’re guessing you won’t need step-by-step instructions, but just in case you do, Lucky Peach has ’em. We have to say, the cheese dress with mustard embellishments for Belle might be our favorite.
Sep 30, 2020
Local Food Means Less Food Waste at Schools
When schools put a portion of their food budget toward local food, there’s a big (and unexpected) benefit. According to the USDA census of schools that have incorporated local produce into their lunch programs, the kids at those schools ended up eating healthier meals and throwing less food in the trash.
Sep 30, 2020
Use the 3 Rs to Get Picky Eaters to Try New Foods
There are few things quite as frustrating as a kid who is a fussy eater — especially when you love food and want to share that enjoyment with them. A new research study published in the journal Appetite gives the advice to just follow the three Rs to get your kid to try new foods. No, it’s not reduce, reuse, and recycle. Instead you’ll be using “repetition, role modeling, and rewards.
Sep 30, 2020
The Potential Dangers of Sugar on Early Childhood Development
No one expects good news to come from research on sugar, but a recent study revealed some particularly grim results. According to the report, eating excessive amounts of sugar as a child could severely impact a person’s ability to deal with stress throughout their life. Shockingly, sugar’s effects on a developing mind were so severe that they were found to be similar to the lasting effects of neglect and abuse.
Sep 30, 2020
Is This a Loaf of Bread or a Baby’s Arm?
The Internet’s latest “this-or-that” posts compare baby rolls to bread rolls. Can you tell which is which? Parents in Japan are using this Twitter hashtag to show the striking similarities between their babies’ roly-poly arms and a pull-apart snack bread from 7-Eleven. It’s a little different from the this-or-that posts we’ve seen before, but I think this is the best yet. It’s certainly the cutest, at the very least.
Sep 30, 2020
6 Life Lessons from This Adorable Kid Who Can’t Find His Fork
Speaking as someone who’s had to enlist the help of her fiancé twice in the past month to find something she misplaced, I can say with certainty that it’s not cute when an adult loses something. Generally speaking, I’d imagine kids aren’t quite cheerful either when something goes missing, but the cute toddler in this video is an exception.
Sep 30, 2020
Why Be a Disney Princess When You Can Be a Hot Dog?
Imagine that you’re 5 years old and it’s Princess Week at your dance class. Obviously, this is a momentous occasion, so you have to consider your options carefully. You could go classic and dress as Belle or Jasmine, or go the more obscure route and dress as Thumbelina or the Swan Princess. But what if you decide that frilly dresses and musical numbers aren’t your thing?
Sep 30, 2020
New Guidelines Suggest Feeding Babies More Peanut-Filled Foods Earlier
When my son first started eating solid foods, I like to think I was pretty relaxed. I puréed meatloaf or whatever else I made for dinner, gave him the same full-fat yogurt I already kept in the house, and let him have his way with leftover coconut rice. I was, however, petrified about peanut butter. I waited until his 9-month doctor appointment, and fed him a tiny spoonful under the watchful eye of my pediatrician, lest he have a negative reaction.
Sep 30, 2020
This 4-Year-Old Barista Who Loves Making Cappuccinos Will Warm Your Heart
Flirting with the cute barista is nothing new, but have you ever wanted to pick up and tickle the guy making your cappuccino? Four-year-old Adler Webb is possibly the world’s youngest and most adorable barista making cappuccinos and other coffee drinks at home and at his family’s coffee shop, Bindle Coffee, in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Sep 30, 2020
These Parents Found the Smartest Way to Deal with Picky Eaters
Kids think it’s funny to mess with adults. It’s just the way of the world. They think it’s hysterical to prank call their parents, hide their grandparents’ remote controls, and hide from the teacher during roll call. They also think it’s adorable to not try new foods at the dinner table that they will willingly eat at the cafeteria at lunch. So, how are you supposed to get your kids to eat new things? I have a slightly sneaky way that actually works.
Sep 30, 2020
These Restaurants Want to Revolutionize the Kids’ Menu
The term “kids’ menu” likely evokes images of pirate hat-shaped menus, plastic cups filled with grape juice, and greasy chicken fingers and fries. But this is changing. Not only are many kids encouraged to order off the adults menu now, but certain restaurants and dining clubs are also actually focused on treating tiny gourmands to the amuse-bouches and mignardises they can’t even yet pronounce.
Sep 30, 2020
New Mexico Bans “Lunch Shaming” Students Who Don’t Have Money
New Mexico has become the first American state to take a legal stand on “lunch shaming” students who don’t have money to buy lunch. The tales of lunch shaming are not scarce — students have reportedly been stamped, forced to wear a wristband, had their lunches tossed out, or even told to perform chores in lieu of a meal. Now, thanks to the Hunger-Free Student’s Bill of Rights, kids can eat lunch without a side of humiliation.
Sep 30, 2020
Parents Eat Better When Their Kids Eat Healthy Food, Says Study
When you live in the same household as someone, it’s a not a surprise that you would all eat similarly. Unless someone is making specific meals for every individual — which would be too much work — everyone is going to be eating that pizza, or salad, or whatever you’re having for meals. So it’s generally accepted that children eat how their parents do. But a new study found that managing a child’s diet can also impact the parent’s.
Sep 30, 2020
School Lunches in America Face Health and Cost Concerns
The status of school lunch in America is far from perfect. Between unhealthy options and lunch shaming, there’s tremendous room for improvement when it comes to how and what children in the nation are being fed. Earlier this year, New Mexico became the first American state to take a legal stand on lunch shaming when students don’t have the funds to purchase food.
Sep 30, 2020
It’s Not Your Fault! Parents Aren’t (Always) to Blame for Picky Eaters
Hang around with parents long enough and you’ll hear plenty of stories about picky eating. A father who was determined to serve nothing at home but organic, in-season produce is now watching for signs of scurvy in an otherwise healthy toddler and hoping the “orange” in goldfish crackers has vitamin C. (So sorry, it doesn’t.
Sep 30, 2020
How One Kindergartener Raised $10,000 for Her Classmates’ Daily Milk
When 5-year-old Sunshine Oelfke realized her friend didn’t have milk money for snack time at school, of her own accord she broke open her piggy bank. That was two weeks ago. Since then, the kindergartener has raised thousands online to pay for milk for her entire class at Birchview Elementary School in Ishpeming, Michigan.
Sep 30, 2020
“Share Tables” at Schools Reduce Food Waste and Keep Hungry Kids Fed
In order to combat childhood hunger and food waste, several Florida schools came up with an innovative idea: share tables. Now, instead of throwing food items they don’t want into the trash, kids leave them on communal tables in their cafeteria. If they like, they can pick up other items they like better. At the end of the meal, any food left behind on the table is given away.
Sep 30, 2020
This Is the Best Age to Start Introducing a Baby to Solid Food, Experts Say
Introducing babies to food is terrifically fun (and also very messy). It’s great to see babies grabbing up avocado or carrots and making adorable faces as they try new foods, but a new study indicates that most U.S. parents are introducing their babies to solid foods too early. Experts say parents should wait until six months to start introducing complementary food, which are foods other than breast milk and formula.
Sep 30, 2020
Parents Eat 156 Meals Standing Up Every Year, a Stat That’ll Surprise Zero Parents
On Sunday, I asked my sister where my bro-in-law was taking her for Mother’s Day lunch. “I’m not sure,” she said. “I just hope they have chairs.” Last week was her first back at work after having her second daughter and, since January, pretty much every meal she’s had — and ‘meal’ is a relative term here — has been eaten one-handed while she swayed side-to-side trying to calm a fussy infant.
Sep 30, 2020
I’m Not Sure Edible Slime Is Actually a Good Thing
Kids love slime, kids love Jell-O, kids love eating whatever they’ve just spent the last hour throwing on the floor, and now that JELL-O is producing “Edible Slime,” all three of those things have converged.
Sep 30, 2020
This Dad Made His Kid a Play Kitchen That’s Nicer than Yours
Little kids love play kitchens, where they can pretend to be just like their parents — chopping, slicing, searing, and baking, with none of the yelling about how they’re about to burn themselves or poke an eye out. You’ve seen them — they’re usually clunky plastic in bright colors that just add to the visual disaster that having children turns your house into. But that wasn’t going to cut it for Reddit user mcsoup88.
Sep 30, 2020
Who Were All Those Busts of on the Great British Bake-Off?
Don't worry, we figured it out for you.
Sep 30, 2020
With Everything Going on, Why Are People Bickering About Kids’ Menus of All Things?
Parenting is about picking battles, and the relationship between my kid having a rough behavior day and me thinking “I would like to eat a meal I do not need to cook or clean up from” is tightly woven.
Sep 25, 2020
In New Halloween Guidelines, the CDC Warns Against Traditional Trick-or-Treating
The CDC considers traditional trick-or-treating to be a high-risk activity, as is going to haunted houses or anywhere else crowded with people screaming.
Sep 25, 2020
Alton Brown Takes a Stand in the Great “Is Cheesecake Pie or Cake?” Debate
"Just adjust your worldview and move on with life."
Sep 23, 2020
Costco’s Legendary Wine Advent Calendar Is Back in Stores! Here’s What You Need to Know.
The calendar is $99.99, which translates to about $4 per half-bottle.
Sep 21, 2020
Watch the Spooky Trailer for Alton Brown’s “Good Eats” Halloween Special
Alton warns viewers, “I suggest you find a blanket to hide under.”
Sep 18, 2020
That Sack of “Wet Eggs” Might Make More Sense Than You Think
The bag only costs $1.30.
Sep 17, 2020
Ina Garten’s Cookbook Tour Is Going Virtual with Williams Sonoma (Get Your Tickets Now!)
The star-studded launch events begin next month with Ina chatting with Jennifer Garner on October 20th, then continue with her talking to Katie Couric on November 17.
Sep 17, 2020
Despite His Bias, Alton Brown Was Able to Crown the Best Gluten-Free Frozen Pizza
Alton Brown and his wife Elizabeth used a fancy-schmancy Breville waffle iron to cook all of the pizzas.
Sep 11, 2020
Here’s What Your Name Would Be If You Were a Trader Joe’s Product
Hello, I’m Pumpkin Spiced Buffalo Dog Treats, and this is my husband, Five Cheese Cold Pressed Kale Slaw.
Sep 10, 2020
A New Season of “Great British Bake Off” Is Finally Airing This Month
Netflix just announced that this season of The Great British Bake-Off will air in the United States on Friday, September 25
Sep 9, 2020
The $13 Aldi Dress That Shoppers Are Completely Obsessed With
The store is struggling to keep it in stock because of its popularity.
Sep 8, 2020
The Best “Weird, but Life-Changing” Cooking Hacks, According to Reddit
The thread has over 4,000 comments.
Sep 8, 2020
Oprah Got Really into Homemade Popsicles This Summer (and We Want to Try Them All)
"This is what happens when you can't afford the popsicle truck, and you grow up."
Sep 2, 2020
The USDA Agrees to Extend the Free School Lunch Program — For Now
The waiver will last through December 31 of this year.
Sep 2, 2020
Air Frying Fruit Is the 5-Minute Trick to the Easiest Dessert
Turn your apples into APPLE PIE with just three ingredients.
Sep 1, 2020
You Can Now Buy Costco’s Wildly Popular Frozen Cocktails at Aldi
These are like the adult version of Otter Pops.
Aug 14, 2020
Drew Barrymore’s Cookbook Closet Is the Absolute Dreamiest
*puts on mood board*
Aug 14, 2020
Potatoes, Lemons, Limes, and Oranges Recalled in Several States Over Potential Listeria Contamination
Check your kitchen if you live in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
Aug 12, 2020
Is There Anything More Pure Than These New Costco Food Court Plush Toys for Dogs?
Starting Friday August 14, shoppers at Midwest Costco warehouses can pick up a pack of Costco food court treats for their pup.
Aug 11, 2020
I Tried Martha Stewart’s Unusual Kale Prep Hack and of Course It Works
All you need is a slotted spoon.
Aug 11, 2020
A New Bill Proposes Free School Lunch for All Students During COVID-19 Pandemic
A group of legislators led by Virginia’s Bobby Scott has written a bill that would address the difficulties in identifying in-need families and getting them food by simply making school lunch a universal, completely free service nationwide.
Aug 7, 2020
I Tried Juicing a Lemon “Butt Up” Versus the WRONG Way, and I’ll Give You One Guess as to What Happened
In a recent TikTok video with 3 million likes, a woman shows the proper way to juice your lemons and limes.
Aug 6, 2020
An Elementary School in Indiana Turns Leftover Cafeteria Food into Meals for Kids in Need
An Indiana elementary school has found a smart, charitable way to cut down on waste: It’s transforming all leftover cafeteria food into meals kids in need can take home on the weekends. Woodland Elementary School partnered with a food rescue organization called Cultivate to create the program.
Aug 6, 2020
The Best Way to Prep Lettuce for a Salad Is by Violently Smashing It on a Table (No Really, I Swear!)
According to a now-viral TikTok video by @nutritionbabe, if you hold your romaine upright and smash the bottom against your countertop, you’ll end up with perfectly cut lettuce.
Aug 5, 2020
Meet Linda Miller Nicholson, the Pasta Artist Behind Gigi Hadid’s Newly Renovated Kitchen Cabinets
Linda explains how, at Gigi’s behest, she turned her ephemeral creations into something permanent for the first time ever.
Jul 31, 2020
Coca-Cola Is Coming Out with Topo Chico Hard Seltzer
The drink will start with sales in select Latin American cities before it works its way north to the U.S. next year.
Jul 30, 2020
Ina Garten Shared the “Easiest Appetizer Ever” from Her Latest Cookbook
This would also make a very not-so-sad desk lunch.
Jul 29, 2020
The Underground Mango Community Is the Best Reason to Download Whatsapp
Reporter Ahmed Ali Akbar says that Pakistani-American communities in the U.S. get the best mangoes through dealers they contact through a messaging app.
Jul 28, 2020
We’re Honestly Impressed by How Grocery Stores Have Reimagined the Salad Bar Sections During COVID-19
The chilled aspect made the bars a good spot for grab-and-go singles of various drinks, often alcoholic.
Jul 28, 2020
Watch This Sweet Video of Julia Child Talking About the Fear of Failure
“The sky can fall, omelettes can go all over the stove, I’m going to learn,” she declares powerfully. “I shall overcome.”
Jul 24, 2020
A New Survey Finds That Grocery Stores Are the Most Trusted Retailers for Safety Protocols Right Now
And that's a relief given the essentialness of them.
Jul 23, 2020
2020’s Best-Selling Cookbook (So Far) Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise
This is, as cookbook newsletter Stained Page News put it, “to the surprise of absolutely no one.”
Jul 23, 2020
Should We Even Be Buying Meat Right Now? 4 Food Experts on Safety and Ethics During the Pandemic.
What do the outbreaks at meatpacking plants mean when we’re standing in the grocery store figuring out dinner?
Jul 23, 2020
Alton Brown’s Time-Saving Trick for “Dealing” with a Watermelon
Of course it involves using an unusual tool. Would you expect anything less?
Jul 21, 2020
An Online Petition Asks Trader Joe’s to Eliminate Racist Packaging
The grocery chain labels some of its ethnic foods with modifications of ‘Joe’ that belies a narrative of exoticism that perpetuates harmful stereotypes,” explains the petition started by Briones Bedell and signed by more than 2,600 people.
Jul 20, 2020
This Is the Only Sneaky Cake I Care About
This is art.
Jul 18, 2020
Here Are All the Major Grocery Stores That Now Require Customers to Wear Face Masks
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, announced that starting July 20, all customers must wear masks while in their stores.
Jul 17, 2020