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Cooking just got way easier. We serve up simple, healthy recipes the whole family will like, plus tips for finding balance in the busyness. Because let’s be real, some days it’s a miracle you get the kids out the door, much less lunches packed.

Quiz: Do You Remember These School Cafeteria Lunches from the ‘80s and ‘90s?

Ah, remember those school cafeteria lunch menus that were sent home? The ones that determined how many lunches mom needed to pack this week? With…

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3 Steps to Never Making the Same Pizza Twice

Our family spent countless nights in the kitchen creating these doughy, mouthwatering masterpiece. We cherished pizza night, which was not only easy on our budget,…

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43 Food Combinations That Sound Weird, But Your Kids Will Love

School is out and so are the rules — especially when it comes to food, snacks and sweet treats! And we’re about to explore some…

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7 Healthy Takes on Classic Mac and Cheese (That Adults Will Like, Too)

I don’t know about you, but just hearing the words “macaroni and cheese” brings on a kneejerk drool response similar to that of Pavlov’s dogs….

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9 Healthy Hacks So Simple You Can Try for Dinner Tonight

I had given up lobbying for healthy dinner ideas a long time ago. Juggling three kids — Picky Pickersons, as I call them — will…

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6 Super Tasty Smoothie Combinations to Try on a Budget

Smoothies are a fun, delicious and affordable way to help you get more fruits and veggies into your family’s diet. But they are not a…

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How to Make a Real-Deal Cuban Sandwich

The traditional Cuban sandwich turns a regular evening into an event. My kids loves these sandwiches and are giddy on days they know I’m making…

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6 Healthy Alternatives to Traditional Pasta

A friend on Facebook posted the other day asking for high-protein food recommendations for her son, who is underweight. The more obvious answers include peanut…

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5 Easy Tips to Help Your Family Come Together Over Dinner

In a perfect world, dinner time is family time. Everyone comes to the table with a rumbling stomach, eager to talk about their days over…

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12 New Ideas for Your BBQ and Picnic Menus

On a beautiful day, is there anything better than dining in the open air (or al fresco, as the fancy people call it)? Summer is…

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16 Surprising Recipes You Can Cook Over a Campfire

Nothing says summer like sitting outside your tent roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over an open fire. But even if you can’t (or don’t want…

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7 Simple Tips for Saving at the Grocery (That Aren’t Coupons)

With a family of four kids and two adults, that grocery bills adds up FAST. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t have…

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15 Summer Crock Pot Recipes

We all know a slow cooker is a busy mom’s best friend. But did you know you can use it just as often during the…

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10 Fun Summer Activities You Can Do Right at Home

It’s 90 degrees, and you know the slides at the playground would literally burn the skin off your kids’ legs. So you think maybe it’s…

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10 DIY Popsicle Flavors You’ve Just Gotta Try

Summer and popsicles go hand in hand. Mostly because kids are just short of addicted to them. But here’s the thing: they’re expensive and full…

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5 Hacks for a Healthy BBQ on a Budget

Fire up the grill—it’s barbecue season! Nothing says “summer” like a good backyard barbecue. You’re like, all I need is a pack of hot dogs…

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Simple Rules to Cut Your Grocery Bill for Good

Unless you have a human garbage disposal at home (a.k.a. a teenage boy) who’ll eat literally anything, yours is probably like most American families—wasting food….

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5 Tricks to Make the Creamiest, Crunchiest Grilled Cheese in Town

Gooey grilled cheese sandwiches have been proven by moms throughout the ages to sooth sore throats, heal heartbreak and warm winter revelers from the inside…

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