Category: Farm to Family Food

What to Pack for Cooking in a Hotel “Kitchen”

Save money by staying in hotels with “kitchens” and enjoy the local experience by visiting neighborhood farmers markets, co-ops, farms, and supermarkets! In this article, we’ll go through everything we pack to get the most out of cooking family meals in a hotel “kitchen”.

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8 is Enough Questions for Chef Justin Warner

Chef Justin Warner rose to fame as a winner on Food Network Star and has since become a Michelin-rated celebrity chef and media personality. As a self-taught “culinary rebel”, Chef Warner brings wit, creativity, and a deep appreciation for food and people to everything he does.

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8 is Enough Questions for Georges Mill Farm Artisan Cheese

Our #8isEnoughQuestions interview with Molly Kroiz, owner and artisan cheese maker of Georges Mill Farm Artisan Cheese. Molly and her crew sustainably seasonally produce a variety of goat cheeses including Dutchman’s Creek Chèvre, Catoctin, Calvary Camp Ash, Picnic Woods, Georges Mill Feta, Short Hill Mountain Tomme.

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8 is Enough Questions for Father Leo Patalinghug

Father Leo Patalinghug is a Catholic priest who is also an internationally known chef, author, speaker, martial artist, breakdancer, and leader of the Grace Before Meals movement. Father Leo joined us for a special audio #8isEnoughQuestions interview as part of our Farm to Family Food Chain series with farmers, chefs, retailers, and more.

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Italian Meatballs!

Our Italian Meatballs recipe evolved from an old family recipe and is now one of our family’s favorites. It’s really easy, tastes great, and all the kids love to help make them. So try it for yourself and let us know what you think!

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8 is Enough Questions for Chef Fabio Viviani

Born in Florence, Italy Chef Fabio Viviani is everywhere! An award winning chef with multiple restaurants in Southern California and Chicago, best-selling cookbooks (e.g. Fabio’s Italian Kitchen), his own wines, a digital magazine for entrepreneurs, Chef Viviani is probably best known for the charismatic passion he brings to television.

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Our Ten Favorite Coffee Spots in the U.S.

I love coffee. Especially a great coffee with milk, sugar, and maybe chocolate? Vanilla? Caramel? Chai? Mmmmm. Full Van Fun is about farm to family food, music, and destinations parents and children can both enjoy, and for us, the whole family enjoys when I have coffee. These are our 10 Favorite Coffee Spots from more than 20,000 miles of roadtrips around the U.S. and Canada over the last few years.

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8 is Enough Questions for Jesse Straight of Whiffletree Farm

When it comes time to get our Thanksgiving turkey, one of our favorite local sources is Whiffletree Farm. This Thanksgiving, we wanted to feature an #8isEnoughQuestions interview with a key person in the Farm to Family Food Chain – a farmer, like so many others, who work hard everyday so that we can enjoy our Thanksgiving turkey.

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8 is Enough Questions for Chef Marc Murphy

We are excited to launch a new #8isEnoughQuestions interview feature with key people in the Farm to Family Food Chain such as farmers, chefs, retailers, and more. Renowned restaurateur and TV star Chef Marc Murphy is as our first interview in this series.

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What is Full Van Fun?

Stories, interviews, reviews and more from our life as a mom, dad, and seven kids focused on travel, farm to family food, and family friendly music that the “full van” (i.e. parents & kids) can enjoy.

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