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.

09 May 2013

Your new favorite salad: Bacon, Egg and Asparagus on Tossed Greens

Delicious, satisfying, easy, beautiful, fancy enough for company. Even your Paleo and slow carb friends will appreciate this.

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08 May 2013

Perfect hard boiled eggs, only faster!

You can steam eggs on the stovetop resulting in perfect hard boiled eggs in a fraction of the time. Here's how.

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07 May 2013

Homemade mix recipes for baking, seasoning, and giving

Lynne passed along a pointer to "Mix It Up," a blog full of homemade cooking mixes -- recipes that are easy to put together with (mostly) natural ingredients.

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24 April 2013

Dry crazy straws with a drop of alcohol

Shannon's solution is much smarter than mine, which is to leave crazy straws sitting in the dish drainer for a week, and then throw them away because they smell musty.

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15 April 2013

Wrap homemade burritos in foil to make them easier for little kids to eat

Carrie's solution for little kids + burritos has been in use at taquerias forever, but at home it changed everything.

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15 March 2013

St. Patrick's Day brunch: Green Eggs and Ham

Green food for St. Patrick's Day! What's your favorite?

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11 March 2013

Cut sandwiches and toast into strips to reduce "jelly mouth"

What is it about "bite-sized" food that makes it so irresistible?

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13 February 2013

Easy chocolate cake kids can bake by themselves

A super-simple chocolate cake recipe kids can bake (and clean up after) themselves.

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07 February 2013

06 February 2013

When kids won't eat what's for dinner...but are old enough to cook?

What do you do when your finicky kids don't like (read: CAN'T STAND) what's being served for dinner and ask if they can instead prepare something else for themselves?

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05 February 2013

29 January 2013

For your Valentine's lunchbox: a heart-shaped egg

Think: Valentine's Day breakfast or lunchbox surprise. With thanks to Anna the Red's Bento & Plush Factory for the inspiring tutorial.

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10 January 2013

Add a mostly-spillproof lid to any cup with Glad Press'n Seal wrap

When Donna saw the Press'n Seal Art Bib, she sent a great hack for making quick, temporary cup lids.

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07 January 2013

Simple casserole hack doubles your dinners

I employ this hack whenever I make lasagna, enchiladas or some other casserole-type dinner.

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19 December 2012

Kid-friendly baking hack: Mix cookie dough in a handled pot instead of a mixing bowl

Cookie-makers rejoice! Tracy's hack is about to make your baking life a lot easier.

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