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.
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.”
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.