About The Blog

Meals matter! Studies show that when families eat together, children have better physical, mental, and emotional health.

Don’t believe me? Check out these links:

Washington Post: “The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Kids? Eat Dinner With Them”

Cornell University: “Do Family Meals Really Make a Difference?”

North Dakota State University: “The Big Benefits of Family Meals”

See what I mean? This may be just another food blog, but this is major stuff. It matters. So how can you–a working parent without a free minute to pee let alone try a new recipe–put healthy, varied, and appealing home-cooked meals on the table on a regular basis?

Frankly, I don’t have an easy answer to that question. But I sympathize. I feel your pain. I’m walking in your shoes. Et cetera, cliché, et cetera.

The Supper Files chronicles my journey of trying to keep my family fed. And in the process, I hope to make the task of feeding your own family just a bit less daunting. My goal here is to share recipes, mostly that I find online, and review how crazy-making they are for me–a cook of mediocre ability with a full-time job, a toddler who loves to “help,” and an infant who loves to cry. I want to curate the world wide web of food for the working parent.

Maybe you’ll find a recipe on the site that you want to try for yourself. Or maybe you’ll just read my stories and feel a little bit better about your own attempts to feed your family. Either way, thanks for visiting!