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.

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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10 December 2012

Turn leftover stew and pasta odds and ends into family-friendly comfort food

I'm having fun with Picmonkey.com. A photo with text on top! I'm a graphic genius! Repurposing leftovers is as good a dinner hack as there is. This trick solves two puzzles at once: how to freshen the presentation of leftover stew and how to use up all those almost-empty bags...

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19 November 2012

6 easy ways to involve kids in Thanksgiving

Sure, you could distract your kids with a few Thanksgiving printables and a box of crayons, but there's a bigger opportunity here. This year, involve your kids in the actual work of Thanksgiving.

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16 November 2012

Terry washcloths stand in as everyday table napkins (and more)

Sometimes the simplest hacks make the biggest difference day to day.

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12 November 2012

Introduce new foods to picky kids with the Rotation Rule

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Dina Rose's blog It's Not About Nutrition. She's "changing the conversation from nutrition to habits" on the assumption that, with good habits comes good nutrition (eventually).

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19 October 2012

Plastic lettuce knife for kid-friendly chopping and slicing

In the comments of a recent post on kid-friendly knives, Emma mentioned that her kids safely chop and slice using a plastic lettuce knife.

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