20 Dinners Your Family Can Serve Themselves — Recipes from The Kitchn

On the busiest of weeknights, it can be nothing short of a challenge to gather every member of your family around the table for dinner. When everyone is running in their own direction to whatever activity they have on the agenda, it may seem impossible to feed them. No worries, though — you have options. Relying on dinners that keep well in the fridge, freezer, and slow cooker means a meal can be ready whenever it needs to be for everyone in the household. Here are 20 recipes that prove it.


How to Remove Labels From Jars (and Turn Them Into Glassware) — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → How to Remove Labels From Jars (and Turn Jars Into Glassware)


Real, Honest Confessions of 4 DIY Brides — Homemade Weddings

The problem with Pinterest is that doesn't give you the full story. Sure, it'll give you a ton of great ideas, but it doesn't tell you how many hours, tears, or Band-Aids were wasted during the process.

We talked to real DIY brides to get the honest truth. They told us how they pulled everything off, what they wish they had known, and what they would have done differently.

Rest easy: None of these ended in tragedy and no weddings were ruined in the making of these DIY moments.


The Reason Why Americans Are Snacking More than Ever — Food News

Americans are snacking more than ever and there are two reasons behind it, according to new research from Mintel: stress and attitude. Self-care is having a moment in American culture and part of that mindset means allowing yourself to indulge when you need a break or simply feel stressed out.


Recipe: Grilled Parmesan Broccoli — Quick and Easy Weeknight Sides

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Want to know the secret to getting my daughter to eat her broccoli? Marinating it in lemon juice and olive oil, then showering it in lots of Parmesan cheese before grilling it into tender submission. We polished off the whole bowl of florets covered in crisp, cheesy bits, fighting over the last little pieces that were extra-smoky and charred. If you want a grilled vegetable side dish that might potentially outshine any meaty main it's served next to, this recipe is it.


Make Hand-Washing Dishes a Breeze with This Bamboo Dish Rack, on Sale Right Now — Amazon Deal of the Day

Cooking a four-course meal from scratch is a labor of love, but after the plates are cleared, a sink full of dirty pots, pans, utensils, and dishes is enough to make even the most passionate cook want to order takeout next time.

Let's face it: Doing the dishes is an inevitable, thankless task, and nobody wants to do it. Think about how many fights you've had with assorted roommates and partners over dirty dishes, hanging out in the sink for days because nobody wants to take responsibility for them. And while having a dishwasher helps, you're not going to put pots, pans, and other oddly shaped cookware that needs to be scrubbed in there (and if you're putting your knives in the dishwasher, stop it right now!).

So, how do you make this dreaded task easier, if not more enjoyable? First load up on good-quality sponges and soaps, and then snatch up this two-tiered bamboo drying rack, on sale for just $13 on Amazon — for next few hours.


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