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Feb 2 2014
Simple Game-Day Snack Ideas
Simple Game-Day Snack Ideas

Today’s the big day! Are you ready to enjoy the game, discuss your favorite commercials and munch on your go-to snacks? We certainly are.

Nov 24 2013
Thanksgiving Planned-Overs
Thanksgiving Planned-Overs
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

You may be thinking, “What is a Planned-Over?” I first heard that term about 10 years ago. Basically, it’s when we intentionally cook an extra quantity of food so we have it for future meals. It’s a creative term used to rid leftovers of their traditional bad image. It’s also a smart way to reduce energy and save cooking time for those “planned-over” meals. I’ve grown to love the concept and the term. When I say it in conversation, I usually get a puzzled look complete with the nose crinkle. Once the term is explained, the response is usually “Oh, that’s smart,” or “Oh, I do that too.”

Nov 19 2013
Holiday Food Prep Time Savers
Holiday Food Prep Time Savers

Thanksgiving is almost here. There will be plenty of food, plenty of dinner guests and plenty of thankfulness. But what’s one thing we need more of during the holiday season? Time! Preparing food is just one of the many tasks to keep in mind when prepping for a big holiday meal. Here are a few timesaving tips to keep you ahead of the curve this Turkey Day.

Oct 25 2013
Hosting a Simple Truth Halloween Party
Hosting a Simple Truth Halloween Party

Hosting a Halloween party may seem scary (for obvious reasons!), but with Simple Truth, it can be fun, creative and, yes, simple! Here are four easy tips for hosting a perfectly spook-tacular event!

Oct 9 2013
Tailgating with Simple Truth: Veggie Burgers, Mushroom Caps, Hot Dogs and More
Tailgating with Simple Truth: Veggie Burgers, Mushroom Caps, Hot Dogs and More

Nothing says tailgating like great food! Football season is in full swing, and tailgating is a great way to bring friends and family together. But how can you try to eat better when it’s so easy to go straight for the junk food staples? You’re in luck! We’ve got a guide to better tailgate eating.

Mar 24 2013
Natural Ways to Dye Easter Eggs
Natural Ways to Dye Easter Eggs

Are you an egg-coloring enthusiast bored with the traditional method and looking for new ways to express your art? Or perhaps you fear the almost inevitable messes from artificial dyes when you have kids reaching over each other because they just had to have that blue dye? Us too. You can let go of that worry now, because we have three natural egg-dyeing alternatives that will rekindle your creativity and decrease the chance of messy mishaps. And the kids will love these too!

Feb 8 2013
Organizing a Dinner Swap
Organizing a Dinner Swap

For the busy individual and over-scheduled family, preparing a nightly dinner can be difficult. If you find it hard to put a healthy, wholesome meal on the dining room table every night, odds are, you’re not alone. A dinner swap is the perfect solution!

Dec 21 2012
What You Need To Know About Holiday Meat Prep
What You Need To Know About Holiday Meat Prep

The holiday season has us cooking like professionally trained chefs. But most of us are far from. Often, we’re asked to cook meals that we never could have imagined or that we only see chefs on television prepare. And when it comes to meat, things can get even more complicated. If you’re like us, standing in front of the meat counter can be just as confusing as it is frustrating. There are just so many options.

Dec 18 2012
Healthy Baking Tips For Festive Cookies
Healthy Baking Tips For Festive Cookies
By Carolyn Brown MS, RD

Gingerbread men, classic sugar and chocolate chip, shortbread, snickerdoodles, and biscotti...and that’s just the beginning! Christmas cookies really bring out the inner cookie-monster in all of us, right? But since this is the year of the healthy holiday season, we have to upgrade that cookie situation too.

Nov 30 2012
Everyone Deserves a Chance to Party
Everyone Deserves a Chance to Party
By Carolyn Brown MS, RD

Holidays are stressful enough, and when several different food preferences get thrown in the mix, talk about a hostess headache. We’ll get to some solutions, but first here’s a rundown of several of the most common diets and diet restrictions.