A Jewish Boy and a Chinese Girl

What do you get when you cross a Jewish boy with a Chinese girl? You actually get the birth* of Soy Vay®  marinades and sauces. And I’m one of their new brand ambassadors! My dad was a big believer in marinades. As a kid growing up in Nebraska I have many a “Teriyaki” memory: Teriyaki steak, Teriyaki chicken, Teriyaki salmon… Well, you…

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Food Network Bound I’m Not. But I’m Having Fun.

Thursday night, January 31, I’m competing in the national Great Dad Cook-Off, sponsored by the nice folks at ConAgra (go Nebraska!). While the cooking is all up to me, you can help with some Tweets. Just Tweet the following (up to ten times) anytime between Thursday January 31 starting at 6:00 p.m. (Central) and 11:59 p.m. Friday, February 1. #RSEBobbleheadDad…

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You Say Potato. I Say Po-TAH -to. A Tailgate Idea for Everyone!

  I love it when someone asks me to weigh in on anything culinary. Why? Well, the truth is I’m a bit insecure about my skills in the kitchen. And that’s why this project I just did for ForRent.com was so much fun. As part of their Ultimate Tailgating Celebration (be sure to sign up for a GREAT $2,000 Ultimate Tailgating…

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VIDEO: Kids LOVE Veggies on the Grill!

I was recently talking to Jodie Shield, an expert dietitian with Hidden Valley, about picky eaters (mine – but I’m not naming names!). And the very first thing she asked me was if this particular picky eater (purely in the hypothetical, of course) knew how to grill. “Grill?” I asked curiously. And she told me that one of the best…

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My New (Cheap) Therapy: The Local Farmers’ Market

I’ve spent a lot of money over the years on some pretty great therapists who’ve helped me gain some terrific insights to life and the curveballs we all get. Fortunately, those days are far behind me. But I still need to get grounded on a regular basis. I still need to clear my head and regroup. And for me, one…

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My Vegetable Revolution: Part Two

  Tales from a dad who’s trying to do a better of job of bringing veggies to the family dinner table.  Today’s story could be titled, “Why breadsticks are NOT vegetables!” When I was in grade school, probably in second or third grade, our teacher gave us an assignment to go through magazines and cut out  pictures of all the…

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My Vegetable Revolution: Part One

Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month? I did! And I’ve been trying to celebrate it daily. Okay, the truth is my celebrating has less to do with it being the month of fruit and veggies and more to do with the fact that I’ve just resolved to be a better eater. Winter brings out…

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The Bitter Truth About Kids with Bitter-Sensitive Taste Buds

I was a picky eater. And I’ve got one kid who takes after his dad. How about you? Well, guess what? Part of the issue might be some real things happening in their taste buds! And there’s a fast, easy way to find out is your kid is blessed (cursed?) with taste buds that are firing away on overdrive. Check…

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Guy Fieri Talks Kids, Cooking, and Father’s Day

I spoke to famed chef Guy Fieri about the importance of cooking with our kids – and what he’ll be doing this Father’s Day! Guy Fieri is passionate about many things. But at the top of his list is kids. Yours. Mine. And his. I recently spent some time with him at the Better Homes and Gardens Chill and Grill…

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We’re Raising a Lot of Unhealthy Kids

Fact: One out of three children in our country is overweight. Fact: Kids today are ten pounds heavier than they were ten years ago. Fact: As a parent, you are the most important dietician and nutritionalist in your child’s life. Hopefully that grabs your attention. For solutions, why don’t you take five minutes and listen to this enlightening interview with…

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