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Minnesota mom dishes tips, recipes, advice on feeding a family

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A cooking blog launched last month features a local family of six as they navigate their way through preparing and eating budget-conscious, tasty meals. Shaina Olmanson and her husband Ole started up Food For My Family inspired by Shaina's longtime passion for food and a desire to share useful knowledge she and Ole have accumulated through the years. The site embodies the "marriage of food and reality" she says.

Blog posts span such topics as "Cornbread Dressing for the Lazy" to advice on (and cute anecdotes about) cooking with kids, to an ode on avocados. The site is enjoyable, personable, and useful -- not only for families feeding children but for anyone seeking advice on being resourceful in the kitchen without sacrificing the desire for good, quality eats.