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How To Make a Chicken and Roasted Vegetable Sheet Pan Meal — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Sheet pan dinners are the ultimate one-pan meal. They can easily be adapted to please picky eaters, involve mostly hands-off cooking, and turn out reliably satisfying results.

With a trusty sheet pan, five or six pantry staples, and 30 minutes of cooking, you can have a hearty dinner on the table any night of the week.

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Recipe: Muffin-Pan Spinach Lasagna — Recipes from The Kitchn

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On those nights you're craving lasagna, but don't quite have it in you to commit to a whole pan, reach for a muffin tin instead. This piece of cookware goes way beyond baked goods, and tonight it's your solution for quick-cooking single-serve lasagna cups.

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What You Should Really Bring Someone Who Just Had a Baby — Advice from The Kitchn

I never really understood how important it is to feed friends who've just had a baby, until I had a baby myself last year. I always thought bringing a meal was a nice gesture, but it's actually way more than that. It's a lifeline, a blessing in the truest, deepest, not-just-a-flippant-hashtag kind of way.

The standard "new baby meal" is a casserole. It's easy to make, easy to serve, and makes good leftovers. But you want to know the truth? It might not be what a new mom really wants or needs to eat. Here's what you should bring instead.

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A Ranking of Godiva’s New Single-Origin Chocolates, According to My Nephew — Taste Test

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My 8-year-old nephew is all knees and elbows and protruding ribs. This is partly due to the fact that he's 8 and growing an inch every day, it seems, but also because he's a finicky eater. This is not to say he doesn't like to eat, but rather that he's extremely picky.

He gives nuts of any kind a hard pass and he prefers his burger to be cheese-free, but loves fried calamari and pickled onions. Go figure. He also tries to sneak sips of my sister's morning coffee and brother-in-law's beer whenever he can.

His repertoire is constantly expanding — shrimp and clams fra diavolo is a current favorite and he's recently discovered cappuccino ice cream — but there's one food that will always be number one. And that is chocolate.

That's why I recruited him to try out Godiva's new line of single-origin chocolate bars, G by Godiva.

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When It Comes to Packing School Lunch, Experts Say: Think in Threes — The Victorious School Lunch

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Not to give cafeteria lunches a bad rap, but packed lunches are almost always the way to go. You can ensure that kids are eating more of the good stuff and less of the junky stuff, and probably save a few bucks, too. Plus, eating a lunch made by someone your kids love (you!) can make all the difference in helping a child have an enjoyable and productive day at school.

If you're reading this and thinking, I know packed lunches are better, but I just don't have the time, we get it. That's why we talked to food and health experts to get their advice on packing easy, balanced, and delicious school lunches.

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The One Thing I Prep on Monday to Save Time All Week — A Week of Lunches

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Sunday afternoons are for meal prep and lunch-packing for the week ahead, but after dinner is made on Monday I take 10 minutes to do one tiny task that saves me time each morning. This task isn't critical, but it's just one more way to save time in the morning rush — can you guess what it is?

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