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Take the Labor Out of Labor Day

By Ashley Hawkins, August 29, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Ashley Hawkins

Take the Labor Out of Labor Day | Kabobs

Welcome the long holiday weekend in style with an American summer tradition — a tasty Labor Day barbecue! Summer foods take beautifully to the grill and with these easy-to-prepare recipes you’ll have time to get out there and enjoy your day off with your friends and family. 

Here are 12 of our favorite grill-worthy dishes for your summer send-off:


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Favorite New Recipe: Easy Red Lentil Mac and Cheese

By Molly Siegler, August 28, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

We asked Molly Siegler, our culinary content editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen. Here’s one that’s has the super-fast convenience of boxed macaroni and cheese with a little extra nutritional oomph.

Easy Red Lentil Mac and Cheese

Get the Recipe: Easy Red Lentil Mac and Cheese

This time of the year, “easy” is extra important—schedules are weird and cook time after work and school is limited. Enter my new...

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Five Tips for Inspired Desk Lunches

By Alice K. Thompson, August 27, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Tofu-Seaweed Wraps with Wasabi

Tofu-Seaweed Wraps with Wasabi

There’s been a lot of talk about sad desk lunches recently, and many of us can relate: Our intention to enjoy more delicious, homemade lunches at work can easily derail and leave us staring at unlovable salads or dreary sandwiches.

What’s the fix? As with most things culinary, a little planning goes a long way, as will some attention to flavor — I say go bold, not timid, when it comes to selecting your ingredients and choosing...

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8 Fast Weeknight Dinners

By Megan Myers, August 26, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Sheet Pan Fajitas

Sheet Pan Fajitas

School just started and along with it, my son began another season of soccer. Practices hit right at our normal dinnertime, which means twice a week we’re scrambling to get a good meal on the table.

Eating together is a big deal in my family, so I don’t want resort to take-out on those busy days. Thankfully, by using recipes that are simple to prepare, utilize a slow cooker, or can be partially prepped in advance, we can have a sit-down dinner together no matter our schedules.

Here are a few of my favorite...

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How to Establish a Family Dinner Routine

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, August 25, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Fish Tacos in Crunchy Shells

Fish Tacos in Crunchy Shells

When I was growing up, my family regularly ate dinner together around the kitchen table. And now that I’m an adult, I’m grateful for the choices my parents made to create that routine. I know it wasn’t always easy — especially with time-sucking afterschool activities and us kids constantly begging to eat in front of the television or go out for dinner. But today, my siblings and I are adventurous yet healthy eaters and creative home chefs. I...

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