Momma Cuisine on Dr. Bob Weil, "The Sports Doctor" Radio Show on @WDCBPublicRadio

Lifestyle, Home & garden, Parenting
On October 25, 2012, I had the great opportunity to come on as a guest on a "The Sports Doctor" radio show on WDCB Public Radio with Dr. Bob Weil. Dr. Bob is very passionate about fighting kids obesity and he wanted Momma Cuisine on the show to talk about...

{giveaway} Simple Pleasures Cookbook by @CorneliaGuest (Ends Friday, 6/22)

Lifestyle, Home & garden
Photos provided by CorneliaGuest.com I had the pleasure of personally meeting Cornelia Guest at Bloomingdale's in Downtown Chicago for an exclusive shopping event showcasing her line of animal free and eco-friendly handbags, hosted by Yellow Tractor.                            ...

{Home & Garden} Momma Cuisine's Favorite Picks at the International Housewares Show

Lifestyle, Home & garden
The International Housewares Show is a highly-anticipated trade show by industry insiders and the public alike. There, housewares companies big and small, showcase their latest innovations to department store buyers, boutique owners, magazine editors, newspaper writers, and influential bloggers, just to name a few, to spread the word and work up...

{how to} Pantry Basics for Great Everyday Meals

Lifestyle, Home & garden
Last night, A Savings Wow founder, Maria Ramos and I hosted our first Twitter Party together, named #CookingandCoupons.It was an hour-long party filled with people sharing their ideas in how to make food affordable. The two topics seamlessly go hand in hand, which is why Maria and I thought of collaborating for...

{entertaining} Planning Your Holiday Party

Lifestyle, Home & garden, Holiday
Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, and many are in the process of planning to host Christmas parties in their homes for friends, co-workers and family. Some even have multiple events to cater to their different circles!With hosting any event in your home comes the pressure to create...

{home&garden} Tips on Finding a Fresh Christmas Tree

Lifestyle, Home & garden, Holiday
After the Thanksgiving celebrations, there seems to be a sense-of-urgency for the Christmas events to come, starting with Black Friday. People are buzzing about packing in malls and shops to get the biggest deals. Cars are zipping through town with trees atop, tightly roped for safe travels to it’s new...

Video: {knife skills} How To Cut A Bell Pepper

Lifestyle, Home & garden
Learn how restaurant chefs cut bell peppers quickly, easily, and with virtually no waste!

Free Kids Cooking Classes at @EatalyChicago, January 16-17, 2016

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Photo from Eataly.comLEARNThen, send your kids to school and let them take a complimentary cooking class! Launching January 16-17, Kids’ Kitchen is a full program at La Scuola, our cooking school, running until March 27. The classes are designed to empower kids ages 6-12 to cook and embrace Italian food and culture. Taught by...

Things Get Real With the Launch of #RealMomsTalk Hosted by Momma Cuisine

Lifestyle, Parenting
PRESS RELEASE – JAN 4, 2016 16:15 CST Moms across the country will convene, connect and converse via Twitter. Today, Momma Cuisine, Inc., parent company of the In the Kitch with Momma Cuisine web series and Great Everyday Meals Magazine, announced the launch of #RealMomsTalk, a bimonthly, hour-long Twitter chat occurring...

16 Weeks of Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington DC

Lifestyle, Parenting
Families Don Superhero Capes to Support Paid Leave in DC, Deliver Hundreds of Petitions to DC CouncilFamilies from around the DC-metro area are “suiting up” in superhero gear to support the DC Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, which would provide 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave for...

Parmesan Tuscan Chicken at @BostonMarket #LogOutLookUp

Lifestyle, Parenting
I have partnered with Boston Market to share with you The Family Dinner Project encouraging families to #LogOutLookUp and spend real quality time with their loved ones around the dinner table. This is something that is so important in a society that is so incredibly fast-paced and where people young and old, spend...

How Kids Benefit From Family Dinners + $75 @BostonMarket Gift Card Giveaway

Parenting, DIY & Tips
Recent studies link regular family meals with the kinds of behaviors parents want for their children – high grade-point averages, resilience and self-esteem. Additionally, family meals are linked to lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, eating disorders and depression. We at Momma Cuisine are complete advocates for family meals!Boston Market has...

Raising Money For Kids Food Education with Purple Asparagus Chicago

Lifestyle, Parenting
CORKS & CRAYONS IS PURPLE ASPARAGUS’ ANNUAL TASTING EVENT BENEFITING THEIR NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAMMING! COME SAVOR SUSTAINABLE AND SCRUMPTIOUS OFFERINGS FROM SOME OF CHICAGO’S BEST CHEFS!Purchase TicketsI am so excited to be hosting the 2015  Corks & Crayons event benefiting Purple Asparagus. Purple Asparagus is close to my heart because their mission to...

Healthy oral development for babies #NukPacifier #NukKnows

Parenting
For the first time in 55 years, NUK® is changing all nipples to now feature the most advanced nipple that naturally fits baby’s mouth for healthy oral development! Every time I had a new baby, I searched like crazy to find just the cutest pacifiers. With my first baby, I didn’t realize...

Ideas For Those Lazy Summer Days from "Hey Kids, Let's Cook!" on CreateTV

Parenting, Lifestyle
‘Hey Kids, Let’s Cook’ Marathon on Create TV Set To Give Parents Ideas For Those Lazy Summer DaysWEEKEND MARATHON TO RUN ON CREATE TV SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUNE 27-28, Fresno, CA, June 16, 2015 – The award winning PBS series Hey Kids,Let’s Cook! Is back for another summer marathon on Create...

Purple Asparagus Presents the Kid's Corner at @GoodFoodFestChi

Lifestyle, Parenting
By Bob Benenson and Kim Nemire, FamilyFarmedPurple Asparagus — which will be presenting the Kids’ Corner at FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Festival in Chicago March 21 — is a nonprofit group that is dedicated to helping children develop good eating habits from the earliest ages.Unlike a certain purple dinosaur, Purple Asparagus is named...

Top Chefs Will Spark Interest in Pilot Light Program at FamilyFarmed’s Family-Friendly Good Food Festival #GFFChi

Lifestyle, Parenting
By Bob BenensonPilot Light is an innovative program, developed by some of the Chicago area’s leading chefs, that is helping Chicago Public Schools integrate food education and literacy into its students’ curriculum. For the most part, you are likely to get to observe the chefs’ delightful and insightful teaching lessons...

Chicago’s Good Food Festival: FamilyFarmed = Family-Friendly #GFFChi

Lifestyle, Parenting
by Bob Benenson *Photo Credit: Barry Brecheisen*There are many reasons to attend the 11th annual Good Food Festival on Saturday, March 21 at Chicago’s UIC Forum. There is an Exhibit Hall where you can meet about 150 great food and farm businesses and buy their wares.  There are great demonstrations by top chefs...

A Lion's Pride For Family Health

Parenting, Lifestyle
By Fredo Outlaw, Holistic Health Coach, Private Chef, Motivational SpeakerLet me tell you a story you may have heard before. There’s the lion and there’s the gazelle. The lion, even though being the king of the jungle, still has to wake up and go kill a gazelle. The gazelle knows...

Bring Back Date Night with @Sittercity and Momma Cuisine

Lifestyle, Parenting, DIY & Tips
You deserve a date night…and we can help! Momma Cuisine and Sittercity are teaming up to bring date night back with a special offer for first-time users.Date Night Now is Sittercity’s new program that connects North Side Chicago parents with local top sitters, available for babysitting — in advance or last minute...