Do Your Teens Secretly Love Family Dinners?

Guest Post by Soozy G. Miller

Something really cool happened a few nights ago at our house. My teenage son, who is about knee-deep in rebellion, asked for a family dinner.

I watched Aviva Goldfarb on the Today Show and with Katie Couric. I heard Aviva tell Katie about when her two teenage children, at home one night while both Aviva and her husband, Andrew, were out at dinner meetings (a rare occurrence), decided to make sure it was a sit-down dinner.

The kids sat down at the table, just the

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A New Hanukkah Recipe: Indian Potato and Carrot Latkes (Aloo Latkes)

This year the kids are both away for Hanukkah, which makes Andrew and me too sad to even light the menorah. But we couldn’t go through Hanukkah without eating latkes at all, so I decided to throw my emotions into creating a new recipe. I’ve been on an Indian cooking kick lately, and I realized that Indian flavors would meld well with traditional potato pancakes.

If you make the batter ahead of time, refrigerate it until you are ready to cook them, and drain the excess liquid from the bowl

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Easy Recipes for Entertaining: Ring in The New Year with Good Friends, Family and Food

I remember that when I was a teenager and young adult, there was so much build-up to New Year’s Eve and a lot of (self-imposed) pressure about making it a really special night. 

Maybe it’s age, maturity, or just comfort with where I am in life, but that pressure has essentially vanished.  I’ve become very content with the idea of gathering with a few close friends or family and having a nice dinner and some good cocktails or wine. 

Of course, the most important element of a New

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Gluten Free Menu Planning Made Easy

Over the past several years, we’ve received an increasing number of requests from our Six O’Clock Scramble members for both gluten–free menu plans and vegetarian menu plans.

While you can always easily customize The Six O’Clock Scramble’s weekly meal plan, we thought we’d put 4 weeks of gluten free menu planning recipes right at your fingertips!  We’ve pulled together all the best and most popular gluten–free recipes in The Six O’Clock Scramble‘s database and put them into this

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Rock the Holidays with Edible Gifts (My Favorites!)

It might not be wise to admit this, but when someone hands me a wrapped gift, I get a little nervous. We have a pretty small house, I have overstuffed closets and cabinets, and now that I’m in my late 40’s, I have just about everything I need.

So the prospect of getting something else to try to fit into our home stresses me more than it excites me.

I really don’t mean to sound ungrateful.  I so appreciate the thoughtfulness that goes into giving gifts.  I just wish there was a way to

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