Food

Mayonnaise Ice Cream Now Exists, & Literally No One Knows How To Feel About It

You guys, I'm going to confess something — I love mayo. When I was a kid, I could eat it right out of the jar, and a sandwich is just not complete without a good, hearty smear of the stuff. I don't squeeze it directly into my mouth anymore, but I am…
By Samantha Darby
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OMG, Target's New Fall Snacks Are Going To Blow Your Pumpkin Spice Mind

Raise your hand if you love all things fall. *Everyone raises their hand.* I know, what's not to love? While every season has its perks, fall is the absolute best season of the year and I say that with complete confidence. Yes, I love the fall. I…
By Alison Kresta

The Foods A Nutritionist *Refuses* To Pack In Her Kid's Lunch Actually Make Sense

I'll admit I'm a little bit obsessive over my kids' lunches — when I post them to Instagram. The rest of the time? I'm pretty laid back in my approach. As an example, yesterday, as I "packed" their lunch for summer camp, I went to the local Chinese…
By Cat Bowen

A Back-To-School Letter To All Moms: My Child Has A Life-Threatening Food Allergy

Dear Fellow Moms, As another school year begins, I feel my anxiety creeping in. Like most of you, I'm sure, I worry about my kids being successful, making friends, following the rules, and staying safe while at school. I think sending our children…
By Steph Montgomery

7 Foods To Eat While You're Breastfeeding, According To Old Wives' Tales

When I was breastfeeding my daughter, I must've heard and tried every remedy under the sun to improve my lagging supply. Some of them worked, some of them didn't, and some of them were just gross. However, I noticed that once I started asking for…
By Cat Bowen

10 Easy School Lunch Ideas That Your Kids Won't Actually Want To Trade

Every year at back-to-school time, I make a promise to myself: This year, I'll do a better job of packing my kids lunch. I have such good intentions, I swear, all involving fresh produce and multiple food groups and things that don't come in little…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

6 Foods Old Wives' Tales Swear Will Relieve Your Unbearable Pregnancy Heartburn

There's a scorching pain in the back of your throat. As soon as you lie down, it spreads across your chest and into your mouth. It tastes of pennies and that time in college when you did one too many keg stands. Only now you're pregnant, you haven't…
By Cat Bowen

8 Summer Instant Pot Recipes Using 8 Ingredients Or Less

I don't know about you, but when the weather is warm I want my family meals to be quick, easy, and relatively painless. In other words, I want to put my Instant Pot to work. This magical electric pressure cooker has pretty much replaced most of the…
By Steph Montgomery

Popcorn & 7 Other Foods That Are Surprisingly Dangerous To Dogs

If you've ever had a dog, you know that most of them will eat just about anything: garbage, rocks, shoes, entire articles of clothing (though they'll inexplicably turn their noses up at actual dog food). Unfortunately, many of the things dogs are…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

10 Yummy Summer Instant Pot Recipes You Can Whip Up In 30 Minutes Or Less

Last weekend I spent an idyllic day at the pool with my family, but when we came home, there was nothing for dinner and it was the witching hour. To say that our blissful pool day turned sour would be a bit of an understatement. I scrambled to whip…
By Kate Miller

This Is Not A Drill: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Products Are Back In Stores

Pumpkin spice lattes have become a staple of fall — and honestly, that word doesn't even do it justice. They've become Taking Family Pictures In A Pumpkin Patch Level popular. In fact, according to the Starbucks website, "During the fall, customers…
By Caroline Hogeveen

Dealing With Food Allergies At School Isn't Easy, But Here's How To Prepare Your Kid

When you're the parent of a child with food allergies, sending them to school is nerve-wracking, scary, and fraught with danger. When I sent my son to pre-K that first day, I felt like I was sending him into a minefield, where anything could go off…
By Cat Bowen

7 Clever Things Dietitians Learn In School That Everyone Should Know

Generally speaking, you probably haven't learned a ton of in-depth nutrition information unless you've gone out of your way to study it yourself. Sure, you know what an overall healthy diet looks like (lots of vegetables, water, lean proteins,…
By Lauren Schumacker

8 Foods Your Cat Should *Never* Eat Because They're Straight-Up Dangerous

Cat owners consider their companions a cherished part of their family, so much so that many of us think of them as our "fur babies," rather than pets. But don't let that term of endearment lull you into thinking that cats can be treated like humans…
By Shana Aborn

Hi, It's Time To Literally *Drool* Over Le Creuset's New Ombré Cookware

I am a die-hard Le Creuset devotee. I love their enameled cast iron cookware, their tea kettles, and even their crocks. For years, Le Creuset has stood above all others, the golden standard of what long-lasting, gorgeous, durable cookware could be.…
By Cat Bowen

11 Summer Instant Pot Recipes, Because You Can't Have Ice Cream For Every Meal

So many fresh and delicious foods are at their peak in the summer, but who wants to fire up the oven right now? The summer Instant Pot recipes will help you create delicious entrees, sides, and desserts without breaking a sweat. Let the beloved…
By Lindsay E. Mack

What A Pediatrician *Really* Wants You To Know About Baby-Led Weaning

Parenting is full of transitions. And it's not uncommon that once you get the hang of a phase, your little one is on to the next. Keeps things lively, right? But the list of questions is large when it comes time to adding solid foods to their diet.…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

12 Kitchen Gadgets Worth Buying, No Matter How Silly They Seem

I love to cook and feed my family — food is absolutely my love language. Even when I'm feeling low or like a crap mother, I know that I can make something healthy and delicious for my kids and husband that shows them how much I love them when words…
By Cat Bowen

Guy Fieri Is Opening A Chicken Finger Restaurant At Disney & OMG, Where's My Ranch!?

When I was a kid, my dark lord was chicken fingers. Whenever I'd go to a restaurant like Friendly's or the Ground Round (shoutout to all the East Coasters out there who are familiar with this wonderfully bizarre chain), I'd always order the same…
By Gillian Walters

2 Fruits You Should Never Give Your Dog, No Matter How Much They Beg

When you're savoring those last days of summer with your family, you want to keep things as simple as possible: clothes, playthings, food. (Most kids could spend a whole day running through the sprinkler, stopping only for a quick drink of water and…
By Shana Aborn

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa: This Company Is Making Swiss Cheese-Inspired Ice Cream

Is it just me, or is 2018 officially the year of bizarrely-flavored frozen treats? Because it seems like every time I turn around, the release of yet another eccentric slushie or ice cream flavor is blowing minds across the country. First, there was…
By Michelle Stein