How I Ate Cookies and Put $1,000 In The Bank

When the new year began, I wanted to rethink my grocery shopping. I was frustrated with battling crowded stores and frustrated by my lack of planning. And I didn’t like how much money I was spending each week just to feed our household of two. I decided I would reduce our grocery bill by $20 a week. ...more
I am going to give this a try!  Would you consider posting this to Time Out ... more

How Five Friends Put Together a Freezer Meal Swap

[Editor's Note: One way to ensure you always have a diverse set of family meal options available is to organize a freezer swap with friends. This group of friends tried out this technique last Fall, and each ended up with 10 meals to serve on nights when they didn't have time to cook. Though this post refers to their October swap, check out the recipes from their December swap as well for even more ideas! --Genie] ...more
Brilliant idea!  I should set this up with some friends, too.  Would you consider posting this ... more

Fun Food: How to Make A Cucumber Chain

[Editor's Note: If you're looking for a way to make vegetables fun, this is a winner of an idea. These adorable cucumber chains are quick to make and are a surefire way to get your nearest kid (or, even, adult!) to eat cucumbers like they're going out of style. --Genie] ...more
Great idea:).  Would you consider posting to Time out ... more

Spaghetti with Kale and Tomato Sauce from bell'alimento

I've been eating more kale than ever before this year—mostly in raw salads, which have been hitting the spot for me lately. But even as kale season is winding down, I'm always on the hunt for other interesting ways to use this nutritional powerhouse in my cooking. That's why I love this recipe for Spaghetti with Kale and Tomato Sauce from bell'alimento: It has very few ingredients (most of which I almost always have in my pantry), but packs a vitamin and mineral punch while also staying low in calories. It's also versatile—no kale at your local market? Just substitute arugula for a more peppery flavor but an equally healthy Meatless Monday option....more
I, too, love kale!  What a yummy recipe! more