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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday September 12th

September 12, 2011
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Happy Monday! I hope you all are well. This week I’m trying a quiche for the first time. I’ve been wanting to make more egg dishes — even though Big A is still on an egg hiatus. I’ve also been trying some time savers in the kitchen like making roasted veggies earlier in the day so […]

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How to Get Out of A Dinner Rut

September 7, 2011
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In week 3 of the Take Back Dinnertime Challenge (Get Inspired), we’re tackling food inspiration. Readers always tell me they want to branch out from the same old meals. Getting out of a food rut isn’t be easy but it doesn’t have to be hard either. So here are some simple steps you can take […]

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8 Secrets to Stress-Free Family Dinners

September 2, 2011
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To keep in line with Real Simple’s Take Back Dinnertime Challenge (Week 2 — Get Organized), I wanted to dig deeper into the organization-side of meals. Why? Because it haunts me. Every. Single. Day. While I always plan weekly dinners for my family, I’m often plagued by a crowded kitchen, stressful preparation and many calls […]

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Take Back Dinnertime (Part 1): 6 Simple Ways to Make Family Dinners More Healthy

August 24, 2011
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It’s week one of the Take Back Dinnertime Challenge from Real Simple. If you haven’t signed up, you can do so here. This week, the focus is on preparing healthy meals. Don’t miss the cookbook giveaway at the end of this post! What exactly makes a healthy meal? Is it about avoiding extras like fat […]

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Are You Ready to Take Back Dinnertime? (and the Chance to Win $2000 in Groceries!)

August 9, 2011
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One of the biggest challenges that parents face is dinnertime. Whether it be picky palates, kids that won’t sit, busy schedules or a lack of cooking skills (or all these things!), it can be a huge stressor. As one mom once told me, “My heart rate goes up right before dinner…I dread it.” Dinner is […]

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