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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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Tiebing Zhang, cofounder and CTO of Circle Media, stands with Oregon's Mount Hood in the background.

Clutch Tools to Curb Screentime? Dumplings, Popcorn, and Conversation

Tiebing Zhang is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Circle, the Portland-based company created to help families manage kids’ use of screens and technology. (The Circle Home Plus product and app allow parents to monitor screentime and content consumption on a full range of devices.) He’s also a father of two, with a distinct …

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Chef Carla Contreras

Carla Contreras Makes It Special

Carla Contreras is one of those epic modern kitchen heroes: a culinary reality TV star (Chopped, Cook Your Ass Off), a seasoned pro chef, and a mom who dispenses healthy and empowering wisdom via her own popular blog. We caught up with Carla to talk about life at the cutting board and stove. She was …

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Ben Jacobsen of Jacobsen Salt stands by the sea.

The Salt King of the Northwest Tells Kids How to Shake Up Big Flavor

Here at Little Sous, lately we’re thinking about spices—how these mystical flavor agents can help kids unlock the next level in the kitchen. And it hit us: The most elementary “spice,” salt, is something we can take for granted, something most people don’t really know much about. (It’s always fun to tell kids that salt …

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