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Hospitality Around Holidays

Hospitality Around Holidays

Does hospitality around the holidays stress you out? According to the lyrics of one Christmas song, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” While this is true for many of us, it’s also not true for just as many. Holidays often amplify the grief of those who’ve lost a loved one. These special days can accentuate the

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Gift Guide 2018! Check it Out!

Gift Guide 2018! Check it Out!

As it famously once was said…”all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…” Or how about that someone else’s grown-up Christmas list, which included: “no more lives torn apart, and wars would never start, and time would heal all hearts…” Here at She Plans Dinner, our gift guide is rather less idealistic and rather more practical.

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Two Free She Plans Dinner Thanksgiving Menus? Yes, Please!

Two Free She Plans Dinner Thanksgiving Menus? Yes, Please!

  These aren’t just recipes. They’re our family history. There is nothing more important than family and food. They represent our sustenance and our soul. Food represents how we celebrate, how we come together, how we rejoice, how we mourn, and how we remain one. —Viola Shipman, The Recipe Box My favorite holiday of the year

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Famous People’s Food Philosophies

Famous People’s Food Philosophies

Do you have a personal food philosophy? I love stumbling across a good food quote. It makes me feel not alone in my food and cooking philosophy. I firmly believe that cooking is the sixth love language, and I demonstrate it daily. Below are some of my favorite quotes. Some make me snort with unladylike

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Are You Right for She Plans Dinner?

Are You Right for She Plans Dinner?

So many an online meal plan, so many choices. Curious and undoubtably interested, you’ve landed here at She Plans Dinner. Welcome! I’m so glad you are here! But, She Plans Dinner definitely has a “type”….to borrow common dating lingo. Every online meal plan service does. Some are for those who want to have all the

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Spend Money: 50 Things $5 Can Buy

Spend Money: 50 Things $5 Can Buy

We spend money for convenience. We also spend money for experience. Let’s not forgot how much we pay for beauty. We even pay money for fun. We spend money to save money. Sometimes we pay more, and occasionally we pay less. But certainly, each of us regularly spend $5 without blinking an eye. Here’s 10

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Grocery Shopping Service vs. Curbside Pickup vs. DIY

Grocery Shopping Service vs. Curbside Pickup vs. DIY

Grocery shopping for yourself may someday be a thing of the past. Because grocery delivery is one of those old fashioned ideas that is making a comeback. It seems like such a Lucy Ricardo idea to call your market and order groceries. And such a Beaver Cleaver idea to hop on your bike and deliver

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Food Safety Practices Avoid Food Poisoning

Food Safety Practices Avoid Food Poisoning

Food safety practices or food poisoning? It really can boil down to an either/or. Did you know that one in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning this year? Of those one in 6, food poisoning will send more than 100,000 to the hospital. That is a pretty grim statistic. As we step into summer,

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Bread Making: An Everyday Art Form

Bread Making: An Everyday Art Form

Bread making happens at my house at least one to two times every week. I am a serious fan of bread making (and oven fresh bread eating). I love getting down dirty with my own bread dough. Bread making is one of my most favorite activities in the whole wide world. It’s why I’ve been

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Perfect Food Preparation Tips & Tricks

Perfect Food Preparation Tips & Tricks

Life is rarely perfect, and humans certainly aren’t, but cooking is a skill, art and science, and many recipes can be whipped up quite perfectly….As a matter of fact, perfect food is attainable. Perfect food: Pasta is always cooked according to its package directions. Each brand and type of pasta cooks for various amount of

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