Editor's note: Bruce Feiler is a columnist and the author of "The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, & Much More." To hear more from Feiler, don't miss "Sanjay Gupta MD," at 7:30 a.m. ET Saturday and 4:30 p.m. ET Sunday.
A tip for stressed-out parents: Beware conventional wisdom.
If parents have heard anything in the last few years, it's that family dinner is great for kids. And there is research that suggests this. Children who regularly eat dinner with their families are less likely to drink, smoke, take drugs or develop eating disorders.
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Considering February is both Great American Pie Month and National Cherry Month, the universe seems to be trying to tell us something: Have a slice of cherry pie already! (Conveniently enough, February 20 is also National Cherry Pie Day.)
To make a good cherry pie, you’ve got to start with the right cherries. Bing, Lambert, Montmorency, Rainier and Royal Ann are just a few types available. Each have their own distinct characteristics, but most are farmed on the west coast. While it’s not quite cherry season just yet, pie cherries can be found almost year round in the frozen section of your grocery store.
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