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.

17 October 2012

Cheese spreader lets independent preschoolers safely make their own sandwiches

It's a wonderful thing when a kid lets you know he's ready for more independence. Safety can be tricky, though, but Melissa found a happy medium.

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01 October 2012

Connecting to Ethiopia through a family meal

I've been trying to place the "bigness" of the ONEMoms trip to Ethiopia into context both for myself and my kids...but I'm falling short. But at least I can share a bit of Ethiopia with my kids before I leave home: we can eat Ethiopian food.

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01 August 2012

Summer dessert recipe: Ice Cream Brownies

Frozen ice cream brownies! Could there be a better summer dessert? Choose your favorite ice cream flavor and embellishments, and prepare to delight friends and family.

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24 July 2012

No-brainer dinners: Five meals to assemble and heat

It’s summer, and I don’t wanna cook. Actually, I don’t mind the cooking; it’s the thinking about cooking I want to lose.

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11 June 2012

Cloth diaper liners make great overnight nursing pads

Hannah, long-time Parent Hacks reader and new mom, discovered a robust alternative to standard nursing pads.

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30 May 2012

Pringles lid caps an IKEA cup -- making it practically spill-proof

Good lidded cups are hard to find, and, with this hack, the price is definitely right.

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24 May 2012

Green food taste test makes trying new vegies fun

So many times, the bigger hurdle isn't the food itself, but the trying of something new.

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22 May 2012

Repurpose wine bottle tote as a snack caddy

Barbara picked up this smart idea for a snack caddy from a fellow folk dancer.

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17 May 2012

Tuck flimsy milk cartons into snug-fitting pitchers for easier handling

Peanuts found a great solution to the age-old Parenthacker question of how to make a milk carton handle.

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07 May 2012

Fold tape into a tab for easy-removal fridge and freezer labels

I've always assumed Scotch tape doesn't work well for fridge and freezer labels, but I've never actually tried it. Sarah's tape trick has me rethinking.

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20 April 2012

Crunchy, craveworthy microwave potato chips

Eureka! Healthy, homemade potato chips you make in the microwave!

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13 April 2012

09 April 2012

Automating dinner while eating well

How to simplify weeknight meals during a crunch time without resorting to takeout or TV dinners.

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14 March 2012

12 March 2012

Start a dinner club to share making freezer meals

Christine shares the details of her monthly "cook and freeze" dinner club. Are you part of a dinner club, or some other job-sharing group? Tell us about it!

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