Jan Scott

Jan Scott Food Editor at SavvyMom

Jan Scott is a well-known Canadian cookbook author, food writer, and the creator of Family Bites, a popular blog devoted to family-focused recipes and easy-to-execute entertaining and party ideas. She’s been the food editor for SavvyMom.ca since 2011, and has had essays and articles published in a variety of print and online publications. Prior to making the transition to food writing, she worked for a private catering company for eight years. Her first book, Gatherings: Bringing People Together with Food was shortlisted for the 2015 Taste Canada Food Writing Awards in the Best General Cookbook category. Jan lives in Toronto, with her husband and their three sons.

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Fruit and Veggie Slaw

By Jan Scott / June 8, 2024

This sweet fruit and veggie slaw is the ideal lunchbox salad, thanks to the grated fruit and vegetables that are easy to eat with minimal mess.

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How to Write a Thoughtful Thank You Note to Teachers

By Jan Scott / June 2, 2024

To accompany your gift and really touch their hearts, enclose a handwritten thank you note for teacher. Here are a few things to remember when helping your little one write their note.

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3 Parties to Plan in June

By Jan Scott / May 28, 2024

June is a great time to host a gathering. Here are 3 parties to plan with suggested menus, for Father’s Day and end-of-school celebrations.

24 Rules for a Successful Family Road Trip

By Jan Scott / May 22, 2024

It’s time to plan a family road trip! Here are 24 tips and tricks guaranteed to make your car rides more enjoyable for everyone involved.

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Edible Gifts: A Homemade Sundae Kit

By Jan Scott / May 22, 2024

The homemade Ice Cream Sundae Kit is a small box of everything one might need to have a sundae party. It’s an easy edible gift idea for teachers, hostesses, and more.

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DIY S’mores Kit Gift Box

By Jan Scott / May 22, 2024

This DIY s’mores kit gift box is a great summer party favour, part of a birthday present, or even a thank you gift.

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Easy Edible Gift Ideas

By Jan Scott / May 22, 2024

Not just for the holidays! Gifts you can eat are perfect for hostess gifts, teacher gifts, or as thank yous for neighbours and friends. Check out these easy, edible gift ideas.

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Kit Kat Birthday Cake

By Jan Scott / April 11, 2024

This fun Kit Kat cake is perfect for all occasions—and for those who are less than confident about their cake decorating skills.

Ham and Cheese Muffins

By Jan Scott / April 6, 2024

These ham and cheese muffins are a protein-packed bundle that work well for any age group. Serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Orange Vanilla Yogurt Waffles Recipe - SavvyMom

Orange Vanilla Yogurt Waffles

By Jan Scott / April 5, 2024

Make a single or double batch of this vanilla orange yogurt waffles recipe, and freeze the ones you don’t eat for another day.