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How Legos Taught Us to Build Family Dinners for Everyone — Dinner With Kids

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It's so easy when my husband and I eat without the kids. Preferences? We eat everything! Spicy food OK? Sure! Dietary restrictions? None!

Then there's dinner with our children, aged 7, 10, and 14. All three independently announced a commitment to vegetarianism about as soon as each could articulate the concept.

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The New Food TV Shows & Movies to Stream in October — Stream, Eat, Repeat

October means one thing for new streaming movies and shows to watch: Horror. Like, a lot, a lot of scary movies and TV shows. The second season of Stranger Things is coming out at the end of the month, and then there's some classics like The Cult of Chucky and Blair Witch, and some newer movies like Tarantino's Hateful Eight.

But what if you don't want to watch a scary movie the entire month? What if you want something — I don't know — about food to watch? Well, I've got your back. Here are all the new food shows and movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO in October. None of them are scary, I promise.

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Recipe: Mediterranean Tuna Noodle Casserole — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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When I set out to create a lighter, healthier tuna noodle casserole recipe that was still as easy as the beloved childhood classic, my thoughts turned, naturally, to France.

Wait — France? Why? I had just returned from a trip with my husband to the south of France (ooh la la — okay, it was for his job!) and I could still taste the olives, artichokes, olive oil, and other Mediterranean ingredients that were a part of so many sunny meals. When I thought about tuna, Nicoise salad was top of mind, and so naturally a tuna noodle casserole packed with briny pops of capers, artichokes, and olives sounded amazing.

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10 of the Smartest Small Kitchens We’ve Ever Seen — Small Space Kitchens

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When you have a snug space, you have to make every inch count with some smart layout tricks and storage solutions. Do that, and all of a sudden your 40-square-foot kitchen goes from meh to yay.

Still need a bit of info? You're in luck — we've got 10 amazing spaces to inspire you.

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10 Instant Pot Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less — Recipes from The Kitchn

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There are a lot of features to love about the Instant Pot, but when you need to get dinner on the table fast nothing beats its pressure-cooker function. Dump in the ingredients, seal the lid, and recipes that would otherwise require a slow simmer or hands-on work at the stove are ready in a flash with very minimal effort. You can even start with a pack of chicken straight from the freezer. Yes, it really is as good as it sounds, and here are 10 quick-cooking Instant Pot recipes that prove it.

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5 Classic Ina Garten Recipes You Can Make in the Slow Cooker — Kitchen Heroes

When it comes to entertaining, the Barefoot Contessa is a bonafide queen. Between wowing a crowd and making lovey-dovey meals for her man, Jeffrey, Ina Garten runs the world of classic cooking. When you want to take a page from her book but have less than half the time, you need to get creative. That's why we asked our trusted food editor Christine to adapt a few of Ina's classic recipes to the slow cooker. Three cheers for saving time, energy, and sanity!

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