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Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Stay Home With the Ones Who Love You Most

Surely, you’re not thinking of going out on Valentine’s Day. Babysitters and decent reservations are equally scarce. And the truth is, your kids probably want to hang with their parents, for now their dearest loves. We’re staying in, then, and creating our own festive approach to a love-laden holiday that originally began with sacrificing a …

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In Defense of Recipes

Ask yourself this question: Do you think good cooks don’t use recipes? I’ve noticed that a lot of people make this assumption, but the idea has always rubbed me the wrong way. And I know it’s a weird topic for a website where we try to emphasize moving away from recipes and toward trusting yourself, …

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Five Kid-Made, DIY Valentine’s Kitchen Projects to Warm All the Hearts

Let’s face it, kids can find Valentine’s Day baffling. An armed, flying baby assaults people, who then fall in love? Everyone in class is exchanging cards conveying vague affection? Once again—as always!—there’s tons of candy around, but we’re not supposed to eat too much? But while this quasi-holiday’s more romantic aspects may remain a mystery …

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Holiday Cookies From Around the World

Baking with our families makes some of best holiday memories—but why stop with the familiar? This holiday baking season, make a few new family memories by exploring cookie recipes from around the world, making the most of your spice cabinet, and experimenting with new textures and tools. Havreflarn (oat crisp cookies from Sweden) We love …

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Why Cooking With Kids Is Worth It

My universe of friends with kids is pretty evenly divided between two groups: those who embrace cooking with their children—and those who categorically don’t. Before I get any further, let me just say this: I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way here—it’s whatever works for you. For me, the idea of spending a …

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