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Recipes to Know by Heart

We’re obsessed with cookbooks and recipes, but knowing a few versatile dishes by heart makes cooking a lot more fun and can be priceless on busy nights. Here are some of our favorite go-to’s to get you started:

Broth, the kitchen workhorse that’s basically free:

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24 Recipes and Ideas for Polenta

Polenta, basically a porridge made from cornmeal, can be served soft or baked, fried or grilled. Polenta is a flavorful base in these tasty recipes and ideas.
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Let’s Cook: Steam Frying

Learn how to reduce the calories in almost every dish you make by steam frying instead of using butter or oil to sauté.

10 Tips for Helping Kids Try New Foods

Let’s avoid the label “picky eater” and instead keep food talk positive and encouraging. Here are our top ten tips for helping your kids try something new.

Secrets to a Serious Lunch-Making Pantry

During high school, I ate a peanut butter and honey sandwich on wheat bread, carrot sticks and an apple for lunch every day. Every single day for four years. (Don’t make fun!) I knew I would eat it and it would provide me the energy I needed to finish the day and head into practice after school. I will tell you though, this daily meal wasn’t inspiring, and I didn’t have a line of people clamoring to trade.

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Blueberry Beet Bread

Zucchini bread is a long-time family favorite. So, why not beet bread? Beets are like the forgotten vegetable. I’m ready to change that. That’s right. I’m talking about a beet revolution.

To be perfectly honest, I’ve always been a little bit hesitant to cook beets. I think it’s because I didn’t know what to do with them until I came up with the idea of creating blueberry beet bread.

12 Recipes For Cod

This versatile, delicate white fish has a mild flavor and a wild history. Use it in fish sticks, fish tacos, chowder and more of our favorite recipes.

Dinnertime Theme Nights

If you can jazz up a party with a theme, why not do the same thing at your dinner table? Beat taste-bud boredom and take-out temptation with theme nights!

Plan ahead and make a meal schedule that takes into account the types of foods your family loves, then get creative. By planning ahead, you’ll cut down on the six o’clock scramble and be less likely to turn to take-out or eating out.

Bonus: theme nights are a great way to introduce new foods and flavors using the comfort of a familiar dish.

Here are a few theme night examples to get you started:

Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Days

Healthy eating guru Mary shares her kid’s favorite ways to fuel up on nutritious breakfasts before zooming off to school and beyond.

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