Go Nutty For Nut Nutrition

“Mom, don’t forget to buy peanuts at the store! Please don’t get the kind with the honey on them, just some salt,” my daughter noted. She was 8 at the time. At the sound of the word “peanut,” my then-3-year-old opened the silverware drawer, found a spoon and asked for some peanut butter to fill her spoon. She thought…
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Avoid Kitchen Fires With These Tips

  My nose detected an unpleasant scent. My brain recognized the odor and soon my feet were running down the hall. I think I leaped over my then-3-year-old on the way to the kitchen. She was sitting on the floor playing with toys. “What smells?” my son asked as I ran by. He was 11…
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Beware Of Pester Power And Grocery Store Layouts

  “We don’t have any of this!” my daughter announced as she stood eye-to-eye with the cartoon character on a box of cereal at the grocery store. She was about 4 at the time. “We have plenty of cereal at home,” I replied. “But we really need this!” she exclaimed. I ushered her back into…
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Foods Can Bind Generations To Each Other

I grabbed a shopping basket and quickly strode through the grocery store. I felt like I should be wearing dark glasses and a wig to disguise myself. After looking in three places for the item, I finally gave up and found a grocery clerk. “Excuse me, but could you tell me where I’d find the…
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This Spud’s For You

The world’s largest potato weighed more than 18 pounds, according to Guinness World Records. I think I was served its slightly smaller cousin at a restaurant. I didn’t mind getting a giant potato stuffed with chili and cheese. I like potatoes. I appreciated the generosity of the restaurant, too. It gave me enough food for…
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