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Dining and distancing: Mesa family shares their experience

Rebecca Powers of Mesa took her 12-year-old son Jaxson to lunch Tuesday at one of their favorite local restaurants — BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery...

Restaurants reopen to a rush of relief, and remaining mixed feelings

Early Monday evening was just as busy as a weekend happy hour at the O.H.S.O. Eatery and nano-Brewery, thanks to a reopening rush. O.H.S.O....

Take-out meals your kids will love

Supporting local restaurants is a win-win: You get a night off from cooking, and there are some great takeout deals now. Here are a few family favorites.

What’s for breakfast, lunch AND dinner?

Now that the entire family is home all day every day, the burning “What’s for dinner?” question has now extended to breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

While the shelves are bare and you’ve got the time — bake bread!

It only takes seven ingredients — yeast, water, milk, salt, flour, butter and sugar — and lots of time, which we now have, because we’re not going anywhere.

Local school districts scramble to provide meals for kids during school closures

With Arizona schools closed until at least April 10, schools and districts are trying to provide meals to tens of thousands of children. Here's how.

Raising Outdoor Kids: Four reasons gardening is great for tiny humans

Our backyard is filled with 14 reasons for our kids to get their hands dirty. And we encourage it. As often as possible. Those...

Sari on Science: Super-secret spy messages … via banana!

My daughter started kindergarten this year, so I’m packing her daily lunches for the first time. As I was admiring our new collection of...

9-year-old Scottsdale student wins Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge

David Hummert, a 9-year-old from Sonoran Sky Elementary School in Scottsdale, won Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s 2019 Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge...

Scramble: Egg recipes offer a great introduction to cooking for kids

When Angie Harmon enrolled her two young sons in a cooking class on eggs, she had more in mind than breakfast in bed. A board...

Parenting hack: Here’s a week of easy go-to family meals

Meal planning is my jam. This process is essential for my family to function. Planning brings calmness and clarity to our typically over-scheduled weeks...

Sprouts food blogger Emily Dixon shares healthy fall family meals

A Gilbert mother of two, Emily Dixon knows firsthand the challenges of getting dinner on the table quickly. But Dixon insists family meals don’t...

Emily Dixon: 8 tips for quick and healthy family meals

"Too many of us are not eating together at home with family because we think it’s too hard” to prepare meals, says Gilbert mom...

A healthy tray every day: Local chefs help improve school lunches

Chef Charleen Badman, who dazzles grownups at her Scottsdale restaurant, last year expanded her wizardry to include younger, more pedestrian diners. The five-time James...

Three recipes for perfect popsicles from AZ Pops

Pam Raphael of AZ Pops knew that moving from Atlanta to Phoenix was the right move for her family business. “We have a very, very...

Home run family meals: Gourmet hot dogs make for fun, easy dinners

Spring Training is underway in Arizona. And baseball without hot dogs is like Thanksgiving without turkey. Not an actual crime, but close. “It’s the official...

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