May 4 • 49M

The Mother's Day Episode

with special guest: Sarah Copeland

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Hey everyone,

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday! Do you know what you’re cooking yet? Or what you want your family to cook for you?

Please welcome Sarah Copeland to the stage. She’s not only a prolific cookbook author (The Newlywed Cookbook, Feast, Every Day is Saturday, and her latest, Instant Family Meals), she also happens to be a mom.

OATMEAL YOGURT PANCAKES WITH BLACKBERRY CRUSH — Edible Living
Sarah’s oatmeal yogurt pancakes with blackberry crush. Here’s the recipe.

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In today’s episode, we talk about Mother’s Day strategies (pancakes, waffles, polenta!), but we also talk about being a food-loving mother and how to get your kids to eat the kinds of foods that you yourself love to eat. When do you make exceptions about processed sugar? (Her Halloween story is hilarious.) Is it ultimately a good thing to give your kid a little Taco Bell? (I think yes.)

So enjoy today’s free episode, and if you want to hear my bonus episode with Sarah — where I ask her Ten Feisty Food Questions — be sure to become a paid subscriber, and you’ll also get tomorrow’s paid-subscriber only email.

Have a great Mother’s Day, everyone!

Your friend,

Adam