The Family That Eats Together...

Love, love, love this topic!  We have found the family dinner table to be the best place for a combination of learning, bonding, laughing, teaching and loving. At times it has been difficult to make eating together a priority, but it is so important that we make sure it takes precedence over other things, even when that means we have family breakfast or lunch because too many members are missing at dinner time for a season.  Eating together daily is vital to families.  

If you are interested, we can present on this topic to your group as a fireside or workshop.  Come prepared to think about the family dinner table in ways you haven't thought before.

Included in this seminar/workshop or possible fireside are...

  • Reasons why having dinner together is so important
  • What you can automatically teach your children at the table with no preparation
  • Fun and interesting ways to enhance your dinner table experience
  • Scriptures, hymns and thoughts that support the importance of families eating together  (note: this portion can be optional if you are looking for a non-religious based workshop)   All this because one day we will want to sit at the ultimate family dinner table as described in Luke 22:30 "That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom."



Click on any of the following files to get fun and informative helps to spruce up your family dinner times.

A Table Encircled with Love

Watch the video or read the article by LeGrand Curtis.  The table is more than just a place from which to eat.

Meal Time, Family Time

Read an article by Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard about building relationships at dinnertime.

Cookbooks & Recipes

Get some of our favorite fast and easy recipes by checking out our cookbooks and also our food page.

More on Strengthening the Family

Want more ideas for bonding at the dinner table?  Try Googling conversation starters, family dinner discussion questions, meal theme ideas, or unusual healthy foods.

Stats and Facts on Family Dinner

Click HERE for an article from the Washington Post.
Click HERE for another article.  More to come.

Warthogs Don't Waste


Check out this GREAT eBook!

To promote lifelong healthy eaters, I have written Warthogs Don't Waste...A Happy, Healthy Eater Book.  This is not just a fun kid's book, it is also full of parenting tips.  Here's what's in the book:

First, there is a fun story to read with your child.  And I do mean with!  Each page has words for the reader to read and pictures that represent words for the non reader to "read."

Second, there are discussion questions and practical, doable parenting advice on how to raise healthy eaters and thwart picky eaters.

Third, there are activities and games you can do with your child to promote healthy eating choices.

All the things in the book can be great for everyday use, or to include in a Family Home Evening, or to teach any group of young children.

This helpful book is only $5.95 for a hardcopy.  Click HERE to purchase a hardcopy.   Consider buying one for yourself and a friend.

Feed My Sheep...A Cookbook for Missionaries


Get the most amount of healthy food with the most amount of flavor in the least amount of time for the least amount of money by using this comprehensive yet entertaining cookbook.

What's in this eBook?  You will find Greenie recipes (for the novice in the kitchen), Trainer recipes (for someone with a hint of confidence in the kitchen), Trunkie recipes (for those who know the basics) and weekly menu plans with everything spelled out for you. It also includes conversion charts, shopping lists, suggestions of food to eat to round out each meal, kitchen essentials guide, allergy free tips, scripture verses that go along with the recipes and missionary cartoons.

This book can be used by Elder Missionaries, Sister Missionaries, college students, working singles, dad chefs, busy moms and anyone learning how to cook.

If you would like to purchase a hardcopy of this book, click HERE.  ($16.95 + S & H)


Check out this great video that tells about our missionary cookbook in a super fun way.   "Even a three year old can do it!"   The wonderful thing is that anyone can take advantage of the recipes and ideas in the cookbook.  You don't have to be a missionary to enjoy access to super simple, tasty meal recipes.  You can disregard the end since this book has since been put into production.

Chef Maki's Better Than Fast Food Meals



This eBook, Chef Maki’s Better Than Fast Food Meals,  is part one of a sub-series to the book Chef Maki’s Time and Money Saving Meals and Snacks at Home and On the Go.

I would like to think that all of the recipes in this book are indeed better for you than fast food restaurant eating would be.    These meals may be highly helpful for overly busy college students, floundering chefs and stressed out moms.   The recipes in this book can be used when cooking for one or cooking for many.

When things just don’t go the way you plan, turn to this book for meals that will take you approximately FIVE MINUTES to get to the table.

To purchase a hardcopy of this book, click HERE.  ($12.95 + S & H)