Modern Moscow Mules with Fresh Lime and Ginger (and BIG life and professional news)

I just announced some huge news over at The Six O’Clock Scramble. Exactly 14 years after I sent out our first weekly menu plan, I have passed the ladle of The Scramble over to a terrific new CEO, Jessica Braider. (Don’t miss The Scramble’s Blowout Friends & Family Sale now through August 16th. Use the promo code FANDF17 for 25% off all memberships, including renewals)

Being the owner and CEO of The Scramble has been the longest, most rewarding, most exhilarating (and at times most

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Gluten Free Menu Planning Made Easy

Over the past several years, we’ve received an increasing number of requests from our Six O’Clock Scramble members for both gluten–free menu plans and vegetarian menu plans.

While you can always easily customize The Six O’Clock Scramble’s weekly meal plan, we thought we’d put 4 weeks of gluten free menu planning recipes right at your fingertips!  We’ve pulled together all the best and most popular gluten–free recipes in The Six O’Clock Scramble‘s database and put them into this

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6 Ways to Ruin Family Dinner

There are some tried-and-true ways to ruin family dinner (and ways to avoid it, too). Here’s my list of 6…and a call for your input!

Is family dinner really a silver bullet? We’ve all read, or at least heard about, the correlation between family dinners and improved physical and emotional health of our kids, better grades and social skills, and avoidance or delay in risky behavior like drugs, alcohol and early sexual activity.

But if your daughter flees the table in tears during an argument,

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Make Mealtime a Snap with Family Dinner Kits at the Convenience Store

In the 12 years I’ve been running The Six O’Clock Scramble family meal planner, people have often asked me if I want to expand the business into meal delivery or even a restaurant. I always said NO WAY! While I love having a service that helps families make healthy dinners happen, I couldn’t imagine having real physical inventory, let alone perishable food! 

But a few months ago, I was approached by the National Association of Convenience Stores and The Project on Nutrition and Wellness

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Master the Art (and Science) of Family Meal Planning

Do you find family meal planning a pain? Has dinner become the bane of your life? Are you struggling?

You’re not alone, and this is one of the reasons I started The Six O’Clock Scramble. As I told my good friend Richie Holmes Grant, while it may take a little more time on the front end, planning will be well worth it, saving you hours and dollars later.

I suggest planning three dinners a week and considering your family schedule so you can plan your meals to correspond with your meal

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