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Cooking in Season

Cooking in Season

Cooking in season invokes two different ideas for me: utilizing seasonal ingredients settling into seasonal cooking rhythms Summer cooking is fast and fresh, using ingredients from my garden and local farms. School year cooking is slow and easy. It’s all about time, and a feast for the senses. Cooking in Season: ingredients If you follow

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Kitchen Time Saving: 7 Quick Tips

Kitchen Time Saving: 7 Quick Tips

Whether easing into new school  and sports schedules and not having enough time to cook, or just wanting to spend your summer poolside with a great book and not chained to your stove, She Plans Dinner has lots of great kitchen time saving tips to allow you to get delicious dinners on the table in timely

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She Plans Dinner in the Time of Coronavirus

She Plans Dinner in the Time of Coronavirus

Big sigh. Coronavirus has touched every aspect of our lives…even if it hasn’t personally touched our life. It has impacted our shopping, cooking, meals, shared tables. Things that we are very passionate about here at She Plans Dinner. Dinner in the time of Coronavirus: Does it even matter? I’m getting the early April menus and

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Valentine’s Day Dessert: 5 Fabulous Options

Valentine’s Day Dessert: 5 Fabulous Options

Food and holidays are intrinsically tied together in my mind. And none more so than Valentine’s Day dessert. Italian and pasta may be the “food” of love, but the “dessert” of love is chocolate in all it’s iterations. Now, I know that there are some of you who don’t like chocolate. Horror of horrors! I

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Cooking with Kids: 5 Easy Recipes

Cooking with Kids: 5 Easy Recipes

For me, cooking is a very “zen” activity. Low stress, deeply fulfilling, highly sensory. Because I love to cook, and show my love by cooking, I want to teach my kids how to cook. However, cooking with kids can raise stress levels through the roof, negating the fulfillment and overrunning all the good sights and

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Maximize Your Subscription

Maximize Your Subscription

So, you took the plunge and signed up for a She Plans Dinner subscription! Congratulations! And yay! And welcome! Now what do you do? How do you maximize your subscription? How do you get the most bang for your buck? First things first! -Download your menu and grocery list links on the 15th and 30th of

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25 Essential Tools for a Minimalist Kitchen

25 Essential Tools for a Minimalist Kitchen

Essential tools or a well-equipped kitchen? Are these conflicting ideas? I must admit…I have some minimalist tendencies. Less is always more. Also, I love to cook. However, I have a very small kitchen. It is 10′ by 10’…max. And that includes the footprint of my cupboards and appliances. This limits not what I can cook, but

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In The Kitchen: 5 Money Saving Tips

In The Kitchen: 5 Money Saving Tips

On my blog, Barefoot Hippie Girl, my most popular post to date by far is Hippie Method: Frugal Eating…How I Feed My Family of 6 on $400 or Less Per Month. Money saving is important to everyone-even in the area of eating. $400 may seem like an astronomical amount to some and a pittance to

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Fit & Healthy You-2019

Fit & Healthy You-2019

January is the traditional month to set noble, lofty goals and make resounding resolutions. At the top of almost every list is to lose weight by getting fit and eating healthy. It’s a new year, and we are striving for a “new you.” Unfortunately, our lists and goals are all too often abandoned before February.

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She Plans Dinner Menus: Which should You Choose?

She Plans Dinner Menus: Which should You Choose?

People often ask me, which She Plans Dinner menu plan should I choose? Even with only three options, it can be daunting to choose the best option. Which of the She Plans Dinner menus is right for a specific individual or family? This summary of our three She Plans Dinner menus will hopefully make your

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