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Table techniques for kids

September 13, 2018 In order for children to develop a positive and healthy relationship with food, parents need to make the family meal table a happy and fun event, along with lots of communication and conversation,... more »»

Classroom Treats

August 23, 2018 Now that school is starting and if you decide to be a homeroom mom or just offer to take in treats one day, deciding what to fix to take in can be a real challeng. more »»

Tips for elementary kids’ lunch

May 4, 2018 School age children spend many hours away from home and are influenced by Television Commercials, Misc Advertising and so on … So parents must set a good example and establish healthy eating habits... more »»

Cooking for preschoolers

April 4, 2018 By reading different cookbooks for children and having three of my own children and eight grandchildren, you can get many different ideas for dinner. more »»

Get out the slow cooker and cook

March 8, 2018 Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Get out your slow cooker instead and check out some recipes from Addie Gundry in “Essential Slow Cooker Recipes” (St. Martin’s Griffin, $19.99. more »»

Take family to Italy with ‘Super Tuscan’

November 16, 2017 New York Times bestselling authors and cohosts of Cooking Channel’s “Extra Virgin” Gabrielle Corcos and Debi Mazar return with a new cookbook, “Super Tuscan” (Touchstone, $35. more »»

Casserole cookbook gives variety

September 21, 2017 I know people will be shocked by this — my picky eater doesn’t like casseroles. I kno. more »»

Go upscale with family favorites

April 11, 2017 Hostess of, a website with recipes, party-planning tips and lifestyle advice, recently released her first cookbook with “Upscale Downhome” by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Dunne Books, St. more »»

Fire up the slow cooker

March 7, 2016 A blogger fires up her slow cooker for some family meals in “The Classic Slow Cooker: Best-Loved Family Recipes To Make Fast and Cook Slow” by Judy Hannemann. more »»

Make ahead meals make dinner easy

February 9, 2016 Ellie Krieger makes meal time easier with make-ahead meals in “You Have It Made” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30. more »»

Making meals ‘homemade’

December 7, 2015 Alana Chernila offers a cookbook of making more "from scratch" in "The Homemade Kitchen" (Clarkson Potter, $24.9. more »»

Learning to cook

November 19, 2015 Recently my teenager had been talking about how she couldn’t cook anything. Unlike the youngest, she really hasn’t had much interest in cooking or baking. But it’s a skill that everyone should lear. more »»

Culinary road trip with cookbook

May 26, 2015 Not sure where to go for summer vacation? Perhaps you’d like to take a culinary road trip! Southern Living once again goes “Off the Eaten Path” with “On the Road Again” by Morgan Murphy (Oxmoor... more »»

Coloring cookbook for young cooks

May 12, 2015 A new cookbook designed to look like a coloring book appeals to beginner cooks, like tweens/teens in “Cook’s Coloring Book” by Rachel Lewis (Gibbs Smith, $12.99. more »»

Cooking with the bears

April 13, 2015 A new Berenstain Bears-themed cookbook aims to get kids in the kitchen with their parents with “The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook” (Zonderkidz, $12.99) by Mike Berenstain. more »»

Dinner gets ‘Everyday Easy’

March 12, 2015 Bestselling cookbook author in the U.K., Lorraine Pascale delivers a cookbook meant to get a good meal on the table quickly in ‘Everyday Easy” (Ecco, $29.99. more »»

Southern cooking with soups, stews

December 11, 2014 Get warm with some seasonal foods in “Southern Living Soups Stews and Chilis” (Oxmoor House, $17.95. more »»

Master mistakes with new cookbook

November 14, 2014 Editor-in-chief of “Food & Wine” magazine Dana Cowin has released a “learning-to-cook” cookbook in “Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen” (Ecco, $34.99. more »»

Reframing our daily frustrations

November 14, 2014 “Reframing” is a technique used in counseling to assist a person in viewing a situation, person or relationship in a different way by changing its meaning. more »»

Be thankful

November 14, 2014 We all have things to be thankful for at this time of year—and always. But since we all go through our days so very busy, we miss out on appreciating the little things in our day to be grateful f. more »»

Southern cooking gets super fast

October 13, 2014 Southern Living gets comfort food to the table in 20 minutes or less with "Super Fast Southern" (Oxmoor House, $19.9. more »»


Parkersburg Library Toddler Time September 25, 2018

Toddler Time for 2-year-olds and younger is from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Must register. Call (304) 420-4387 ext. 20. more »

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November 16, 2017 Now that Halloween is over, and the stores already want us to start thinking of Christmas, are you ready for the busy holiday season? Have you started thinking of your holiday menu yet? What do yo... more »

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