Food

Stop Stressing: Here's How To Deal With Picky Eaters At Your Holiday Dinner

I've reached a point where I would kind of like to skip holiday meals. Holiday foods like pie and mashed potatoes used to be my favorite part of the season. Now, as a mom, I just don't know how to deal with picky eating during the holidays. I know…
By Steph Montgomery
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12 Make-Ahead Christmas Breakfast Recipes, So You Don't Miss Out On Any Fun

Christmas morning is one of the most magical times of the year. There’s family togetherness, joy, and of course, all those presents — nothing matches up to seeing your kid light up as they tear into their gifts, even if you’re watching through a fog…
By Kristina Johnson

Save Yourself Time & Trouble With These Pre-Made Holiday Appetizers From Costco

I love everything that is Costco. My membership to the retail super giant is the best $55 I spend all year. Just yesterday, I went in there to get butter lettuce, paper towels, and milk, and I came out with $100 of heavens knows what and a smile on…
By Cat Bowen

This Giant Hogwarts Gingerbread Castle Proves The Holidays Really Are Magical

In the era of random “holidays” sprinkled throughout the year, e.g., National Pancake Day, National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, etc., I was pretty excited to learn of another one in the month of December that isn’t even Christmas or Hanukkah — but…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Take Advantage Of Safeway's Christmas Eve Hours & Cut Yourself A Break

The week of Christmas is one of the most stressful times of the year for moms. Parenting is a full time job already, so adding in last minute trips to the mall, gift wrapping, organizing a festive meal together, and making sure your older nephew…
By Samantha Grindell

Here's When ALDI Will Be Open On Christmas Eve, Cause It's Practically Here

Official announcement: Christmas does not begin at midnight on December 25. Contrary to popular belief, Christmas actually starts when the winter darkness settles in on the 24th and that fleeting feeling of actual magic fills you up. You know the…
By Samantha Grindell

Wegmans Won't Abandon You On Christmas Eve, But Don't Wait Too Long To Go

Moms, you have been blessed by the timing of Christmas 2018. The holiday falls on a Tuesday this year, which means the kids will have school until the Friday before the big day. You won't have that frustrating week where the little monsters run…
By Samantha Grindell

Attention, Whole Foods Shoppers: Here's When The Store Is Open On Christmas Eve

Grocery shopping is a contact sport around the holidays. The area beyond those automatic sliding doors becomes pure chaos: people fighting over the last box of cookie dough, checkout lines that are at least twelve carts long, and traffic jams…
By Samantha Grindell

Seriously, These Are The *Best* Pre-Made Appetizers At Trader Joe's Right Now

Every time I visit Trader Joe's, I groan at the packed parking lot, sigh as I squeeze around the aisles, and try to grin and bear it at the checkout line that stretches all the way back to the dairy case. But I keep coming back, because their stuff…
By Shana Aborn

7 Surprising Things You're Doing That Annoy Restaurant Servers

Going out to eat is a pleasure, and most diners treat their server with respect. At least, most people wouldn't dream of snapping at a server or seriously stiffing their tip. It's just rude. But there may be some surprising things you're doing that…
By Lindsay E. Mack

You Can Get A Free — Yes, Free — Bagel At Panera EVERY DAY For The Rest Of 2018

It’s that time of year when even the most diligent among us nudge off our mantle of health and indulge a little in yummy goodness. That’s why it’s the perfect time of year for a special offering that will make your mouth water. That's right, Panera…
By Karen Veazey

These Christmas Crock-Pot Recipes Will Cut Your Holiday Stress In Half

Soon, it'll be Christmas morning. You'll be settled onto the couch, watching the kids play with their new toys, finally relaxing after weeks of wrapping presents and moving that damn Elf. You'll be considering leaving the kids with your partner for…
By Samantha Grindell

The Pioneer Woman's New Food Line At Walmart Will Level Up Your Holiday Meal

If you want to channel Ree Drummond in your kitchen — without actually having to spend hours preparing meals this holiday season — then I've got some good news for you. Drummond, the Food Network star who is more widely known as the Pioneer Woman,…
By Michelle Stein

These Christmas Eve Crock-Pot Recipes Could Make Your Holiday A Lot Less Hectic

In exactly two weeks, Christmas break begins, though it won't exactly be a break for you. Your house that is normally calm between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. will become a play land for children hopped up on Christmas treats and anticipation for…
By Samantha Grindell

These Christmas Instant Pot Recipes Are Your Ticket To A Fast, Festive Feast

Food isn't the focus of Christmas like it is on Thanksgiving, but it's still an integral part of the holiday. Whether you'll just be celebrating with your immediate family when Santa visits or you're going to have the whole extended gang in town,…
By Samantha Grindell

You Need These Christmas Eve Instant Pot Recipes (Because Cookies Aren't Dinner)

The exquisite anticipation of the most magical day of the year can make Christmas Eve feel like the longest night of your life. The little ones will be bouncing off the walls as they wait for Santa, desperate to keep their eyes open when you tuck…
By Samantha Grindell

7 Surprising Times You Shouldn't Eat Vegetables

Although a big salad or green smoothie might feel like the healthiest meal of all time, there are a few instances in which veggies aren't your best friend. In fact, the surprising times you shouldn't eat vegetables might come as news to even the…
By Lindsay E. Mack

These Instant Pot Christmas Breakfast Recipes Will Make Your Morning Merry

Christmas morning can be hectic. Between kids tearing open their presents and the ensuing clean up (not to mention putting all the new toys together, if Santa didn't have the energy for it the night before), you really don't have a ton of time to be…
By Kristina Johnson

Krispy Kreme's Day Of The Dozens Is Back, So Mark Your Calendar

The holidays are right around the corner — literally just weeks away. And as people's lists of to dos steadily grows, it would be nice to take a festive break and relax with a hot cup of coffee and maybe a pastry or two. Looks like someone is…
By Christina Montoya Fiedler

Stop Stressing: Here's How To Deal With Picky Eaters At Your Holiday Dinner

I've reached a point where I would kind of like to skip holiday meals. Holiday foods like pie and mashed potatoes used to be my favorite part of the season. Now, as a mom, I just don't know how to deal with picky eating during the holidays. I know…
By Steph Montgomery

These New Seasonal Unicorn Cakes From Sam's Club Will Make Any Party Merrier

In case you didn't notice, unicorns are totally where it's at this holiday season — and well, really anytime during the past few years or so. From the unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks, to unicorn-themed birthday parties, unicorn hair, toys, and…
By Michelle Stein