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The Whole Family Cookbook, by Michelle Stern The Whole Family Cookbook

Michelle Stern of What’s Cooking has come out with a new book, The Whole Family Cookbook!  There’s no better way to teach children the importance of eating fresh, healthy, organic food than with recipes their families can cook and eat together! The Whole Family Cookbook inspires parents and children to fill their tables with exciting dishes that are still nutritious and seasonal. An award-winning food educator and founder of San Francisco’s premier children’s cooking school, author Michelle Stern has a passion for passing on culinary skills to younger generations.

Now, in her first cookbook, Michelle gives families the resources they need to cook delicious, local, and organic food.

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The Good Neighbor Cookbook The Good Neighbor Cookbook

The Good Neighbor Cookbook is here to guide you confidently into your kitchen. Sara Quessenberry and Suzanne Schlosberg created it around a simple premise: The gift of homemade food is a labor of love, but it need not be laborious.

The cookbook offers one-stop recipe shopping for any good neighbor — 125 hassle-free, easily transportable dishes perfectly matched to the occasion. You’ll find high-energy snacks for nursing moms, nutrient-packed soups for recuperating friends, elegant appetizers for book-club meetings, beautiful comfort food for families in mourning and substantial breakfast fare for morning get-togethers.

These aren’t your grandmother’s potluck recipes: You won’t find “can of cream of mushroom soup” among the ingredients here. There’s nothing too wild or fancy, either. These recipes are all about taste and fresh ingredients.

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Food For My Family Food For My Family

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer, home cook and photographer behind Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography.  She is the editor of the food channel for Lifetime Moms and a daily contributor to’s Family Kitchen Blog. She writes for a variety of other brands and online sites, sharing her food philosophy. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places; cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. More often than not, these three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically, deliciously and together.

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Baby Cuisine The Baby Cuisine Cookbook

Shane Valentine, owner of The Baby Cusine Cookbook, is on a mission to inspire parents to make fresh, flavorful, organic meals the whole family can enjoy, including baby! What if you could make one meal for everyone in your family? Inspired by what parents feed their babies around the world, Shane created The Baby Cuisine Cookbook. So pack your culinary bags as you are about to embark on an amazing journey with your baby that will establish a solid foundation of healthy eating habits! Eat Well & Eat Together ~ Shane

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Family Eats Family Eats

Laura Everage, owner of, is on a mission to inspire families to get back in the kitchen and around the table. Their main focus?  To illustrate how a family’s involvement in the planning, purchasing, preparing and consuming of meals produces healthier individuals – mentally, emotionally and physically. "Reconnecting with the food we eat and the family we love".

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petit appetit

Petit Appetit

Lisa Barnes, owner of Petit Appetit, wondered why so many children were eating strange colored, mass produced food from a jar.   Two books later  Barnes’  company, Petit Appetit, offers a convenient and healthy  approach to those parents who want to feed their children fresh, organic healthy foods from first purees, to toddler snacks, to school lunches, to party foods, and  family meals.  Barnes shares her experience, research, cooking and food packing tips, and of course, recipes in her cookbooks, as they focus on creating easy, tasty, everyday foods for a lifetime of healthy eating habits.  Her books: The Petit Appetit Cookbook and Eat, Drink and be Merry.

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The Healthy Voyager

The Healthy Voyager

Carolyn Scott-Hamilton celebrated her 10 years as a vegan as well as an entrepreneur in 2009. Carolyn is an avid traveler but she found it quite difficult to find vegan friendly restaurants abroad. After realizing she could find and/or manipulate any menu to create a meal that satisfied her as well as her dining partners, she created the Healthy Voyager. As of 2006, she and her husband, of opposing gastronomic tastes, have traveled and dined healthily and harmoniously while documenting it all on film for the Healthy Voyager.

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