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J.M. Hirsch

Lunchtime DIY Pizza Kit, Part 1!

You know those packaged assemble-your-own pizza lunch kits they sell at the grocer? The ones with the lousy ingredients and hefty price tag? The ones your kids want even more because you say “no”? No matter how much you dislike them for any number of totally legit reasons, chances are good your kids covet them […]




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J.M. Hirsch

Lunch Time? Taco Time!

Parenting has taught me many things. But mostly, I’ve learned that I can turn just about anything into a taco. Steak and ground beef? Obviously. Barbecue pulled chicken or pork? Of course. Shrimp and haddock? Yup. In fact, I’ve taco’ed just about anything that walks, crawls, or swims. And my son loves it. That’s because […]




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J.M. Hirsch

9 New Ways to Use Pumpkin

When it comes to lunch box grub, pumpkin pie is the low-hanging fruit of squash-inspired eats. Because what kid — or adult — would refuse a slice of brown sugar-sweetened pumpkin pie slipped into a lunch box? Of course, most of us aren’t willing to indulge our kids — or our inner kids — with […]