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.

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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07 March 2012

Easy freezer organization with plastic bins + painter's tape

James applied the general organizational methodology of sort, categorize, contain to his freezer with brilliant results.

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22 February 2012

Make healthy snacks easier with a vegetable tray

Presentation and availability are a key part of making crudités kid-friendly.

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20 February 2012

DIY banana hanger

Banana hanger sounds like naughty slang for a Speedo. But that only increases my enjoyment of this simple hack.

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15 February 2012

My top 7 vegetable recipes for kids

With luck, these tips and recipes will help you raise vegetable lovers. What are your kids' favorite vegetable recipes?

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23 January 2012

Perfect first baking project: Blondies

I stumbled onto a recipe for Mark Bittman's Blondies over the weekend, and I hereby dub it The Perfect Recipe for a New Baker.

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13 January 2012

Two-minute bread pudding

If your New Year's resolution is to "lose X pounds," STOP READING NOW.

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15 December 2011

Cut toast with a gingerbread cutter for a quick, festive snack

Anne's daughter turned making gingerbread men into something easy enough to do every day.

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