Having trouble figuring out just what to feed tiny Tim when he comes over with his friends? Busy parents have all been there - the kids, as usual, are stark-raving hungry after a long day, and they want to eat - now. And it's all too easy to pop into a drive-thru and order a few kids' meals (or if they're not so tiny, a few combos), or open up a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of salsa and call it mission accomplished.
Only, this time, you're determined that things will be different. You refuse to bow before the combined might and tyranny of the fast-food industry and the processed snack food conglomerates. Childhood obesity, after all, has become a huge problem - the number of cases has tripled over the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Moreover, their latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates that 13 percent of U.S. high school students were considered obese last year, with a body mass index greater than the 95th percentile. Clearly, it's time to nip the
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Having trouble figuring out just what to feed tiny Tim when he comes over with his friends? Busy parents have all been there - the kids, as usual, are stark-raving hungry after a long day, and they want to eat - now. And it's all too easy to pop into a drive-thru and order a few kids' meals (or if they're not so tiny, a few combos), or open up a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of salsa and call it mission accomplished.Read More »from 11 Nutritious, Kid-Friendly Finger Foods
It's your big day, so the bigger cake, the better, right?Planning a wedding is a very detailed mission, one that involves a ton of time and persistence. The process is supposed to be one of the most adventurous and fun things to do as a couple.Read More »from 8 Over-the-Top Wedding Cakes
While often the bulk of the planning winds up in the hands of the bride - and most prefer it that way - there is one thing that couples frequently tackle together: the cake.
21 Jaw-Dropping Wedding Cakes
A wedding cake can come in all shapes, sizes, flavors, and fillings. Some couples opt for a classic and traditional tiered confection, while others really take the opportunity to express themselves as a couple, experimenting with flavors and décor.
10 Insanely Expensive Cakes
It's definitely important to fill the inside of the cake with the fillings that you as a couple love the most, but cake decorating is where you can really get creative.
8 Horrifying Wedding Cakes
We've seen some spectacular cakes, overflowing with flowers, crystals, and colors, and then, we've seen original wedding cakes,
These are the things that really make your waiter's skin crawlEver wonder what your waiter says about you when he goes back into the kitchen? Sure you have. Remember that night when one of your martini-soaked relatives complained to the restaurant about the size of the serving plates? In his mind, they were too small and he let the waiter, maître d', and just about everyone else in the establishment know about it in a boisterous voice. You've never left a restaurant feeling so embarrassed, right? And you can only imagine how the waitstaff retold the story over shift drinks later that night. But besides being drunk and loud, what other things are you doing that really make your waiter mad?Read More »from 8 Things that Make Your Waiter Really Mad
Most Common Waiter Mistakes
The restaurant is there to serve you, but as part of the social contract, the customer also has a certain responsibility to act as a gracious guest. They say there's truth behind every cliché. So it is with the line, "Everyone should have to wait tables at some point in life to know what it's like."
Fast-Food Employees Reveal What
Grilling is one of the best ways to cook in the summer - it's quick, easy, and almost anything can be thrown on the grill to get that charred, smoky flavor and beautiful grill marks. Well, almost anything.Read More »from What Not to Grill
How to Grill a Whole Fish
Grilling slipups and near disasters from flare-ups can happen to just about anyone, but the worst is when you set yourself up for disaster before even turning the grill on. How does this happen exactly? When your foods to be grilled are ones that are better cooked indoors. Yes, there are some foods that just don't belong on the grill.
Easy Steak Grilling Tips
Yes, you could place a cast-iron pan on a hot grill and basically cook just about anything, but we are talking about the foods that should not be placed on the grill because they'll either slip through the cracks, take way too long, or be destroyed in the process.
10 Tips for Making the Perfect Burger
To know what to grill and what not to grill, check out the list we put together with the help of
Simple, healthy recipes to help you get started cooking fishWhen it comes to getting a healthy meal on the table quickly and easily, fish is a great option. Cooking fish may seem intimidating at first, but once you get started, you'll see that it's really not that difficult.Read More »from Easy Fish Recipes for Summer
Fish is good for you, too - wild-caught fish are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to the human body. In other words, omega-3 fatty acids cannot be synthesized by the body and should be included as part of a balanced diet.
15 Easy Chicken Recipes for Summer
According to Andy Sharpless, CEO of Oceana and author of The Perfect Protein, not all omega-3 fatty acids are created equal. There are many types out there, but there are three types that most often grab headlines. The first type, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), is found in plant-based foods like walnuts and processed foods that make omega-3 content claims. ALA, though, is not readily absorbed by the human body. The other two types, without going into too much detail, are more crucial to the human
Healthy snacking doesn't have to be boringFiguring out the right snack foods in between meals is hard enough for most people, but what if you're one of the 18.8 million people in the United States who have been diagnosed with diabetes? The options may seem even more limited. That's why we've put together a list of 15 diabetic-friendly snacking options based on advice from a few experts.Read More »from Best Snack Foods for Diabetics
20 'Healthy' Foods That Are Actually Unhealthy and How to Fix Them
Lori Kenyon is a certified nutritional consultant, personal trainer, and co-founder of Ritual Cleanse. She was diagnosed early on in her life with a disorder that prevented her from consuming animal protein and has since had to adapt her diet to compensate. Kenyon advises clients to consume snacks which contain no more than 20 grams of carbohydrates and 140 milligrams of sodium per serving, in accordance with American Diabetes Association guidelines.
15 Easy Fish Recipes for Summer
Stella Metsovas is a certified clinical nutritionist who specializes in food science and human
Dine on these dishes at your own riskBelieve it or not, there are some people on this Earth who regularly risk their lives when they go out for a meal. Call them daredevils, call them adrenaline-seekers, or call them totally nuts, there are people who seek out treasured culinary delicacies that pose significant health risks and even may be deadly.Read More »from 8 Deadly Dishes
21 More Deadly Dishes
Take for instance, escamoles, a Mexican dish that's made from the eggs of the giant black Liometopum ant, which is a highly venomous creature. Fans of escamoles describe the taste as nutty and buttery, and especially delectable in tacos. Similarly, lutefisk, a traditional Nordic dish, consists of whitefish that's been dried, soaked in lye for days (rendering it too toxic to eat), then soaked in cold water and cooked.
Andrew Zimmern's 9 Most Bizarre American Foods
There are, of course, some risky foods that become harmful if handled incorrectly, but are otherwise perfectly edible, such as tapioca and stonefish. Derived from the roots of cassava plants,
Where to find a decent beer at the ball parkA few weeks ago, you may have seen a photo going around featuring the "Craft Beer Destination," a concession stand at Yankee Stadium that didn't actually serve any "craft beer." Of the four drinks sold at the stand, one wasn't even beer (it was cider) and all of them were produced by MillerCoors, a giant company whose beer cannot be considered "craft" for several reasons (detailed here.) And Yankee Stadium decided to rename the "craft beer destination" as the "beer mixology destination," which also makes us cringe - but we digress.Read More »from Best Ballparks for Craft Beer
America's Best Sports Bars
The photo became a symbol of the sad state of beer at baseball stadiums: it's always expensive and it's typically nothing special. Although that might be what most of us think about ballpark beer, it's not always the case. Several ballparks are featuring better and better beer - you just have to know where to find it. With that in mind, we explored Major League Baseball stadiums across the country to find the 10 best spots for
Credit: Jane BruceRice - with all the newfangled grains catering to the health-conscious out there, it's become the equivalent of the forgotten stepchild of the dinner plate. According to Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, co-authors of Grain Mains, 50 percent of the rice produced in the United States each year is exported. Another 16 percent is used to make booze, and another 10 percent is used for pet food. After all, who wants to eat rice when grocery store shelves are full of tasty fiber- and nutrient-packed options like quinoa, whole-wheat couscous, farro, wheat berries, and - the latest trendy grain - freekeh?Read More »from Rice Made Sexy - 5 Great Dinner Recipes
That's too bad. Because rice is really easy to make, doesn't take much time to prepare, and can simmer away in the background while you're making a main dish. But it's not just limited to side dishes - it can be the main event, as in the case of risotto, or, if you're really creative, a dessert.
So who won this week? Well, it was a tough call, but we think top marks should go to Carly
From France to Brazil, here are the top spots for this beloved dessertIce cream has an extensive, storied, and international history. While its place of origin is unclear - everyone from the Arabs to the Chinese to the Quakers has been credited with its creation - we know ice cream was reserved as a luxurious treat for the elite up until the 1800s, when insulated ice houses were invented. But once ice cream production became a bona fide industry, its popularity soared, prompting the boom of ice cream parlors and decadent ice cream creations.Read More »from World's Best Ice Cream Parlors
19 Ice Creams You've Never Tried
Why do we love ice cream - and its counterparts sorbet, gelato, frozen custard, and ices - so much? Perhaps because nothing captures pure joy and innocence like an ice cream cone dripping down your arm. Ice cream is a universal obsession, even more so now that the days when plain vanilla cones were the sole option are long gone. From ice cream sandwiches to floats and sundaes, the spectrum of what constitutes ice cream continues to expand across the globe. At the same time, ice cream