Mealtime

From baby's first food to nightly dinner, keeping your family well-fed is no small feat. Let us help.

We've got lots of food-related hacks, including:

...and more! Scroll down for our most recent tips.

29 September 2014

Heat pancake syrup with your old bottle warmer

The bottle warmer is one of those baby gear items you just don't need. At least Ingrid came up with way to repurpose hers.

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24 September 2014

Freeze french toast by the loaf for quick weekday toaster breakfasts

Jill's simple tip makes french toast easy and quick enough for weekday mornings.

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22 September 2014

Easier school lunch packing: designate a pantry "lunchbox zone"

My kids just started middle- and high school and I still hate packing school lunches.

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15 September 2014

28 July 2014

A trick for for preventing spills because the drinking straw's too tall

A smart drinking straw trick from Sarah, via my spiffy new hack submission form on Tumblr.

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24 July 2014

Easiest frozen yogurt pops: mini yogurt + Popsicle stick

Frozen yogurt on a stick! I recommend Popsicle sticks (pick them up cheap at the craft or dollar store), but you could also use takeout chopsticks (as pictured here). Great way to prolong the life of yogurt nearing its expiration date. FOREHEAD SMACK OF BRILLIANCE to my_dream_future for sharing this...

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26 March 2014

Best granola you will ever eat [Recipe]

I've come up with what I think is the best recipe for granola. At least it's the one my family, including my granola-hating husband, loves.

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04 December 2013

New book gently makes the "farm to fork" connection for kids [author interview + giveaway]

Farm animals in children's books aren't anything new. But this just-released book leaves the bucolic imagery behind and provides kids (and parents) something different: a humorous, balanced -- but clear -- connection between farm animals and the food we eat.

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18 November 2013

Play "oven Tetris" with your baking dishes to simplify Thanksgiving cooking

Am I dating myself by referencing Tetris, the old school fit-the-falling-shapes-together video game?

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15 November 2013

17 September 2013

Hack broken restaurant high chairs by carrying your own quick release buckle

Kerry's got a great tip for those of you who bring your older babies and toddlers to restaurants.

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29 July 2013

Best of Parent Hacks: Summertime edition

Consider this my gone fishin' sign -- it will pop up when my attention leads me away from the computer for a few days.

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28 June 2013

26 June 2013

07 June 2013

Separate eggs with an empty plastic water bottle

Photo credit: Ippinka.com That's right, you can separate eggs by slurping the yolk into a clean, empty water bottle. It may not be easier than separating eggs the old fashioned way, but it will certainly keep the kids entertained in the kitchen. → Read the full post (and watch a...

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