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About: healthy crunchy snacks for lunch boxes

Los Angeles, Ca, August 27th, 2015- Those weren’t sugar and sodium loaded snacks (add brand name here) you put in your child’s lunch box was it? Those delicious and yet very unhealthy snacks that we all grew up on aren’t what we are giving our kids today. Today we as parents want real ingredients, great flavor and something our kids actually want to eat. What…

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How to: change up your child’s lunch

Los Angeles, Ca, August 26th, 2015- Lunch for your kids can be as simple as one change.  What is that change you ask? The answer is the bread. If your children are like mine they have a protein, vegetable and cheese they love and won’t eat anything else accept they constantly say they’re tired of their lunch.  Sigh…it can feel so frustrating. I want to…

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Skybrary

Checking out Skybrary after dinner; the newest Reading Rainbow App

Contributed by: Mary Moran Los Angeles, Ca, August 25th, 2015- After dinner and baths it was time to kick back and relax with my kids (if possible, as most of you know 7pm is crazy hour for kids). I opened my computer and logged into a magical floating world in the newest Reading Rainbow interactive website called Skybrary.  I was one of those who watched Levar…

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About: Nutrition & Wellness- Breaking it Down

Los Angeles, Ca-Due to the ever-present food commercials, editorial advertisements, coupons and the convenience of junk food it can be difficult to decipher what foods are healthy.  Then to take it one step further and really know and understand what the best options are to fill your kitchen with.  Nutrition and healthy foods are on the topic of almost every conversation and so, it’s time to…

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Pinwheel sandwiches

Los Angeles, Ca, August 9th, 2015-Whether you’re a grown up or a child pinwheel sandwiches are a delicious option for lunch. As a parent there’s nothing more discouraging than a lunch box that comes home the same way it was packed. As parents we strive to feed our child meals they will enjoy and though some days we put more effort than others it doesn’t…

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FAQ: Fresh and dried beans

Written by: Mary Moran Los Angeles, Ca, August 8th, 2015- Summer and fresh beans are far easier to shuck and cook than dried beans. With just a few quick moves, the summer beans release easily from their outer shells. Not only are they easy to shuck and  cook, but they’re also a different taste experience. Fresh beans take only 15-20 minutes to cook; whereas their…

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Summer cherries

Los Angeles, Ca, July 15th, 2015-Summer cherries are something I look forward to all year. Cherries are one of those special fruits you aren’t able to get year round, so the anticipation grows during the dormant months. As a child my summers were always spent on Lake Michigan. For those of you who know Michigan is where the cherry capital of the world is.  On almost…

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How to make a better burger

Los Angeles, Ca, July 14th, 2015-Top 10 things to know to make the best burger at home. 80/20 is the ratio of lean meat to fat. 80/20 will give you the juiciest and most flavorful burger (usually chuck) but beware it will also shrink the most. 90/10 is the leanest ground beef  (usually sirloin) it is the leanest but it won’t be as flavorful but…

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About: Brunch with a Twist

Los Angeles, Ca, July 5th, 2015- Kick back and enjoy your summer with a delicious meal, inspiration provided by our Brunch with a Twist: Summer Series. All you need is a few key ingredients- coffee, eggs, cream, flour and sugar (well maybe just a few more ingredients) and you can create the best meal your friends will rave about. Hail Mary Food of Grace is dedicated in bringing…

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4th of July

Celebrate: 4th of July easy recipes

Los Angeles, Ca, July 4th, 2015-Happy 4th of July!  We are in the trenches of summer and today is a day to embrace the hot temperatures and celebrate the brave Americans who have fought for our country. HMFG has decided to share some of our favorite dessert recipes some quick and easy and others intense but rewarding. Berry cobbler, ice cream sandwiches, cake pops and…

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HMFG’s college cook: home for the summer

Los Angeles, CA, July 3rd, 2015- Hello again, it’s me, the college student, Henry Johnson. Last time I wrote for Hail Mary Food of Grace, I told you about a difficult recipe, macarons, and my experience making them. I’m switching gears and I’m going to write something a bit more pleasant; six easy, (mostly) healthy, cheap, and awesome recipes to make this summer that will…

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About: Summer Salads

“Lettuce is like conversation: It must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.”
C.D. Warner, 19th century, foodreference.com Los Angeles Ca, June 26th, 2015-Summer salads are in a different completely different category than the salads that you eat during the rest of the year. Lettuces are brighter, younger and more flavorful. Plus the delicious ingredients that go into…

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Happy Father's day

Happy father’s day: a great dinner menu for dad

  Los Angeles, Ca, June 21st, 2015- Happy Father’s day! Neckties, watches, weird gadgets and lot’s of grilling tools all in the similar gray color lining the shelves in stores means only one thing: father’s day is here! Try some of our favorite father’s day dinners. Barbq baby back  ribs Chicken shish kabobs Nappa cabbage and cashew coleslaw Orzo asparagus pasta salad Chocolate cake Have…

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