Getting Started: Cooking with Kids

Cooking with kids is not easy, that’s for sure. Here are a few tips for getting started in the kitchen without losing your mind.

While it brings a ton of joy and is incredibly rewarding, parenting can be unpredictable.  As soon as you think you’ve got your kids figured out, they go and change on you! One of the more predictable things in childrearing is that your kids will need to eat.

As feeding your children is something you will likely be tasked with for years, wouldn’t it be nice to

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Kitchen Appliances (and Utensils) I Adore

I meet many people who say they don’t have the time or mental energy at the end of the day to make dinner.  While there are many nights that I feel exactly the same way, I usually can summon the will and find half an hour to cook for my family.  I find the task much easier when I employ some of my favorite kitchen tools:

Sharp Knives

Sharp knives make such a difference in my food preparation.  When I am tired or rushed, nothing is more frustrating than sawing vainly at a tomato, or having

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Trader Joe’s Healthy Shopping List

We are incredibly lucky to live within a few miles of two Trader Joe’s grocery stores. (I’m very sorry if you who aren’t so lucky, but with their growing success, maybe there’s still hope they’ll land near you soon!)  

I’ve become such a fan of many of their products and their prices that I make a stop there as part of my weekly grocery trip.  I start my shopping on Sunday morning at the Bethesda Central Farmer’s Market because I prefer to buy local, fresh ingredients for my

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How Six O’Clock Scramble Recipes and Menus Are Born

(No, they’re not spit out by a Recipe-Bot.)

Do you ever wonder how the weekly Six O’Clock Scramble menus are created before they appear in your inbox?  If you visualize a recipe robot (or even a computer program) that does some computations and spits out a menu, you would be mistaken (and if it was possible, The Scramble team would likely be on an extended vacation on a faraway beach).

Instead, the menus are lovingly and carefully created each week by hand by The Scramble team. 

A few

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7 Tips to Save Money on Your Food Bill

Many of us are looking for ways to stretch our household budgets, and food is a great place to start. We spoke with several members of The Six O’Clock Scramble, did some research, and came up with 7 ways you can save hundreds of dollars while still serving your family healthy food.

Here’s how:

1. Waste less food.

Most Americans throw away, on average, 25% of the food they buy. Before grocery shopping, try to use up food in your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry. Stretch your budget by planning

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