Celebrating National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month and there are lots of reasons to celebrate! Dairy products are some of the most affordable, nutrient-dense foods you can consume. And besides being nutritious, they’re also delicious! As a parent, it’s important to provide your kids with well-balanced, nutrient-rich foods. We know sometimes it’s hard to navigate the sea…

Grilled… pizza?

My biggest pet peeve when searching for a recipe online is I have to read an overly lengthy prose piece about how this dish reminds them of their Great Aunt who made this for them in the Winter during their parents’ divorce… or feel free to use your imagination. In any case, I have no…

Helping Hungry Children

What if your child had to go hungry on a regular basis? For 1 in 4 children in Washoe County, this isn’t a theoretical question – it’s reality. We’re talking about local children, many of whom likely go to school alongside our kids. This situation can happen for many number of reasons, but the fact…

New Foods for the Picky Eater

There came a certain point in which my son seemed to get into a food rut. He refused to try any new foods and we got into the cycle of pizza, quesadillas and chicken nuggets. This picky/fussy eating is pretty common in children, even those who started off eating anything and everything you put in…

Dad Skills: Pancakes

Every dad should be able to flex his culinary muscle to feed his hungry family. A fan favorite at any age… PANCAKES! It’s an absolute required dad skill to be able to make pancakes. Below is a basic recipe (adjusted for high altitudes) for making great pancakes from scratch. Be a breakfast hero (or a dinner…