Friday, January 26, 2007

Making baby food

Here's a preview of my two-part article about making baby food that will be published in The Star beginning Jan. 31. Click here to watch video of my cooking lesson with N.C. Cooperative Extension Registered Dietician Nancy Jones.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Rose, Donald: Think about your kids

Have you been following the ongoing feud between Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump? It all started with Rosie commenting on Donald's affiliation with Miss USA (you know, the underage drinking stuff.)
This all started before Christmas. Which means almost a month has passed and the mud-slinging is still going on.
Both Donald and Rosie have young children. (Donald's son is either a little older or a little younger than my very own Nathan.) I think it's high time they each decided to let this little battle go and consider their children.
After all, the most important role we have as parents is to set a good example for our children so they'll grow up to be responsible, independent, caring adults. And by battling over silly, childish things like Donald and Rosie have ... well, instead of being adults/parents they're acting like seven year olds on a playground.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Baby food, baby food, baby food

Have you seen how much baby food an 8 month old can go through? Trust me, those little jars, when you're buying them, seem like they'll feed the baby for a while, but the truth is, they go fast.
So that's why I'm enlisting Cooperative Extension Dietitican Nancy Jones to help me learn to make baby food. Are you interested? I'd love to have others try it and compare the cost-effectiveness and taste of it to the ease and convenience of picking up Gerber.
Let me know. You can e-mail me at