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7 Easy Ways to Add Extra Flavor to Meals

I love cooking and try hard to make a home-cooked dinner for the Dolphin family every night. After we had kids, I tried to scale back some of my more elaborate dinners and started relying on meals that I could make quickly or throw into the slow cooker/pressure cooker before going to work. As I’ve […]

Setting up a children's fridge

Tips for setting up a children’s fridge

Would you consider setting up a little fridge just for your children to use? We’ve had a little fridge like this for our children to access since they were toddlers. To begin with, we just put some fruit, yogurt, water and perhaps some milk in it. As they became better at regulating their food intake, […]


Korean Cold Noodle Salad

Every time the weather starts warming up, my body starts craving fresh, crisp veggies (as opposed to the belly-warming soups that I crave in winter). Anyone with me?? So I recently decided to whip up one of my all-time favorite salads.  It is a Korean cold noodle salad, and I like to make this for potlucks […]


Snack Time Favorites

We all know the importance of snack time – it can mean the difference between a well-behaved toddler and a cranky, hangry toddlernado! Snack time comes twice a day for the Cheesecake kids and if I forget that it’s snack time, GemCakes definitely lets me know loud and clear. StarCakes, on the other hand, is better able […]


Gifts for the Coffee-Lover in Your Life

It’s the time of year again when I start noticing things that I might not otherwise pay attention to. What kinds of things? Well, there’s the link to a monthly coffee subscription service that shows up on my Facebook feed. There’s the cleverly displayed catalogs on my coffee table, pages earmarked and circled. And then there’s that list […]


A week of easy toddler dinners

How we plan out M’s meals depends on a mish mash of things including how busy we are at work and when we made it to the grocery store last. Although no week is the same, we try our best to sneak in some greens at each meal and give him as much variety as […]

boy eating yogurt

Healthy Breakfast & Snack Ideas My Picky Toddler Will Always Gobble Up

You know how before you have your first child you read all these books and think “THAT’S the kind of mom I’m going to be.” Or you see a kid throwing a tantrum in public and the parent loses their cool, and you think, “Nah, that’ll never be me. I’m sooooo level headed in a […]

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