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10 Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Prep This Weekend — Recipe Roundup

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When it comes to meal prep, you usually focus first on dinner and then maybe lunch. That means all too often breakfast gets the shaft. Maybe you think Oh, I'll just wing it! I'll eat a granola bar on my commute! I'll grab a muffin from the coffee shop! But you deserve so much more than that.

From sweet treats like carrot quick bread and apple-cinnamon French toast casserole to savory delights like scrambled chickpea and spinach pitas and ham, egg, and cheese quesadillas, these 10 make-ahead recipes will save you time and money (looking at you, $10 breakfast sandwich) in the mornings.

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Why Disney Cruises Are Actual Parent Vacations — Cruises for Food-Lovers

If you're a mom then you know that despite the many, many joys of child-rearing, it can leaving you feeling a bit haggard. If you are like me, you will find yourself day-dreaming of endless sunshine and a Cinderella-style night out in glass slippers. You will want, in short, a real vacation — and not just a trip somewhere in a car where the final destination has a kitchen and in-laws are involved.

If this is the case, then I encourage you to consider a Disney cruise. You hate Frozen, you say? You've heard that GD song one too many times and you can't hold it (i.e. your true feelings) back any more? Hear me out. Walt knows a thing about sprinkling Tinker Bell's pixie dust on every age — including adults.

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The Storage Bag Trick for Organizing Your Fridge Better — Storage Smarts

I run a tight ship when it comes to my refrigerator. I can't stand a messy fridge, so I spend a lot of time trying to prevent that. I find myself frequently pulling leftovers that have gotten pushed to the back of the fridge to the front so they won't get forgotten about, and lining up various condiments. Beyond this, there is one tool I lean on daily to keep my fridge in the shape I like it: zip-top bags.

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5 Supermarket Shortcuts I Started Buying After Having a Baby — Dinner with Kids

I used to be one of those people. I didn't just make homemade chicken stock — I roasted chicken bones until fragrant, then gave them a long, slow bath. I didn't toss stuff in a slow cooker — I sautéed and seared first, in the sincere belief it made a difference.

And then I had a baby.

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The 10 Most Covetable Things from Target’s New Fall Collection — Shopping

It may be in the high 70s throughout most of the country today, but fall is coming. We know because the calendar says so, because the pumpkin spice stuff is already everywhere, and because Target just leaked its fall 2017 collection featuring all sorts of goodies from Threshold and the store's newest brand, Project 62.

The new seasonal stuff starts hitting stores on Sunday (September 17) and will continue rolling out through October — and we got a sneak peek.

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The 10 Most Covetable Things from Target’s New Fall Collection — Shopping

It may be in the high 70s throughout most of the country today, but fall is coming. We know because the calendar says so, because the pumpkin spice stuff is already everywhere, and because Target just leaked its fall 2017 collection featuring all sorts of goodies from Threshold and the store's newest brand, Project 62.

The new seasonal stuff starts hitting stores on Sunday (September 17) and will continue rolling out through October — and we got a sneak peek.

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