Melissa Arnett Baird

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20 Freezer Meals For Back to School and Beyond

When you're on the go, it's incredibly convenient to have meals that are fully prepared in the freezer. Just pop these dishes in the oven until they're nice and hot and enjoy a home-cooked meal whenever you want. Here are 20 fast and easy ideas that also happen to freeze very well.

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16 Homemade Trail Mixes For Very Happy Snacking

After realizing how easy it is to make your own trail mix, you'll ditch the store-bought kind for good. Infinitely tastier and healthier, DIY trail mix allows you to precisely measure everything that goes into it and customize it to your preference. These trail mixes make for the perfect desk-side …

Healthy Eating

How To Make DIY Instant Noodle Cups

(Image credit: Emma Christensen)<p>I think I can skip the sales pitch here and get right down to brass tacks, yes? I love noodle cups. You love noodle …

Recipes

8 meal prep ideas for people who have never meal-prepped in their lives

Cooking your own homecooked meal is a fun process, but it can sound like a daunting task if you’re a newbie in the kitchen. Fret not, though, because …

What's Your Best Advice for Packing School Lunches?

(Image credit: Faith Durand)<p>My children went back to school last week — earlier than most of the country, but we live in the South and August is just …

Healthy Eating

9 Things to Prep and Freeze for Easy Summer Meals

I don't know about you, but the summer heat is starting to get to me. I'm a wimp, that's for sure, but still — I'd rather sweat at the gym or on a …

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How To Cook Green Beans

<b>Rinse and trim the beans:</b> Rinse the green beans under cool water and shake dry. Trim the stem end from the beans and halve any very long beans.<p><b>Sauté</b> …

Recipes

The One Thing I Prep on Monday to Save Time All Week

Sunday afternoons are for meal prep and lunch-packing for the week ahead, but after dinner is made on Monday I take 10 minutes to do one tiny task …

10 Ways to Turn Pulled Pork or Chicken into Lunch for the Week

Whether you slow-cooked a pork shoulder or roasted a chicken on Sunday or you simply picked up rotisserie chicken on your weekly shopping trip, …

Cooking

The Art and Craft of Frozen Dinner Kits

Folks’ thoughts turn to casseroles when they think of frozen meals. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good casserole, but you do your freezer and yourself …

Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp

This should really be renamed "Best, Most Delicious Grilled Shrimp Ever". It is soooooo fantastic. I couldn't stop eating …

Pico de Gallo

<i>Originally posted Feb 12, 2009. Photo's and text updated June 3, 2012.</i><p>I'm sorry I dropped off the face of the earth again! This always seems to …

Broccoli Sausage Rotini

While I don't post recipes in this space as often as I'd like, you can be sure that when I do I'm not giving you recipes I've cooked only once then …

Cilantro Lime Rice

A couple years ago when I first made Creamy Beef Taquitos, I thought "what the heck do you serve with taquitos to turn them into a meal?" Plain rice …

Chipotle Pork Burrito Bowls (Slow Cooker)

Can I confess something to you? I really don't meal plan the same way I used to. After years and years of trying out recipes and scheduling out every …

Pizza Grilled Cheese

This was a recipe I came across on Pinterest and as soon as I did I was like "DUH! <i>Of</i> <i>course</i> you should put some pepperoni in a grilled cheese. <i>Of …

Peanut Butter Pretzel Cake #WeekdaySupper

Friends, today, I’m bringing you an amazing Peanut Butter Pretzel Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting. Why is it so amazing? Well, first off there’s …

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