Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood Could Reunite to Judge The Great American Baking Show — Food TV

When Mary Berry announced in 2016 that she was leaving The Great British Bake-Off, but that Paul Hollywood was staying, it felt like The Beatles were breaking up. Bake-Off was a fantastic show unlike any other, and a big part of its riveting-but-wholesome vibe was due to the great rapport between Berry and Hollywood.

But there’s good news around the corner: It looks like Berry and Hollywood might be getting back together on The Great American Baking Show.


The Best Foods for Healthy Skin — Wellness Tips from The Kitchn

The myriad products that line pharmacies and beauty stores are the only proof we need to confirm that we’re all a little obsessed with having perfect skin. While I don’t plan to admit to you the number of hours I’ve wasted searching for a great eye cream, I will say that eating a good diet can work so many wonders on your skin. (You might not even have to worry about finding that life-changing eye cream!) No matter what kind of skin you’re after, these are the foods you should be filling your plate with.


20 Make-Ahead Lunches to Get You Through the Work Week — Recipes from The Kitchn

The key to avoiding another sad desk lunch at the office is simple: Embrace make-ahead recipes. Find a smart recipe that you can make in bulk and will enjoy eating all week. There’s no reason for you to order takeout or hit the vending machine when you set yourself up for success with simple, delicious recipes.

From a kale and quinoa salad with dates, to chickpea and cheddar quesadillas, you’ll be brown baggin’ it in style at the office all week long. Monday has nothing on these on these make-ahead lunch options.


5 Budget Grocery Shopping Tips from Military Moms — Shopping

Military spouses face a lot of unique challenges. Frequent relocating, long-distance relationships, and extended periods of time separated from a partner can be extraordinarily difficult, especially while trying to raise children and manage a household, often on a tight budget. Keeping a house running smoothly and everybody fed under those circumstances requires a ton of planning, forethought, and self-control. And not to generalize or anything, but that means military moms tend to be excellent at grocery shopping.

In the interest of finding out how some of the top experts shop for groceries and stick to a budget, we reached out to five military moms for their best grocery budgeting tips. Here’s what they recommend.


5 Things to Know About Cleaning with Vinegar — Cleaning Tips from Kitchn

It’s natural! It zaps stains! It’s cheap! There’s a lot to love about vinegar as a cleaning product. However, it’s not the perfect remedy for every cleaning job — or every cleaning person (oh, the stink!). Learn how to make it work for you, from Becky Rapinchuk, author of The Organically Clean Home and founder of the blog, Clean Mama.


Next Week’s Meal Plan: 5 Easy Recipes to Start a Meal Plan — Next Week’s Meal Plan

Despite my best intentions and my love of meal planning, I do occasionally fall off the meal planning wagon. Even though I share my weekly meal plan here, sometimes things don’t go according to plan and we end up eating a lot of takeout and groceries are left uneaten.

This week I’m really and truly getting myself back on track, which is especially timely because Kitchn just kicked off a month-long series on the subject called Meal Plan Club. I’m using my favorite meal planning template to simplify things and ensure I can easily get back to basic meal planning.


10 Surprising Grocery Store Finds That Are Whole30-Approved — 30 Days of Whole30

Whole30 isn’t a diet or a judgmental labeling of foods as “good and bad.” It’s actually a simple reset that has helped many of our readers cook more and figure out the foods that make them feel their best. Read more about our coverage here.

I will admit: Once you’ve got a handle on the guidelines of the Whole30 — yes to fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, eggs, and nuts; no to grains, legumes, dairy, sugar, preservatives, alcohol, and foods impersonating other foods (no cauliflower pizza crust, no egg-and-banana pancakes) — there are not a whole lot of Whole30-approved surprises. It’s exciting to me that scallops are okay (seafood), and I find it sad that chickpeas are out (legumes), but neither is a shock.

And yet there are foods — even, sometimes, conveniently packaged, easily accessible grocery store foods — that do in fact make the Whole30 cut, despite all odds to the contrary. These 10 grocery finds will make a month of Whole30 a little simpler.



According to my calendar, on December 19th I ostensibly signed special ordered books at The Strand and then took my two year-old to a holiday party, but I know the truth, which is that I was actually reading this hilarious piece on Bon Appetit from Alex Delany in which he complains that winter cocktails are usually too unsubtly wintery, that he doesn’t need “seven sticks of cinnamon, half a holly tree or a metric ton of cloves, mulling spices or liquor that tastes like cookies” to entice him to drink booze in the winter, and texting my husband that we should make boulevardiers that night after the kids went to sleep.

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Boulevardier, according to Google, means “a wealthy, fashionable socialite,” (aka “what is the opposite of Deb?”) but from that day on, it will be forever be the official drink of the winter of 2017-2018 (this is the official cookie, by the way) because we’ve found it downright habit-forming.

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