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Drama-Free Family Dinner Tips

Get kid-friendly advice from real HGTV fans and experts on how to stock your pantry, meal plan, cook and set the table like a pro.

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Supersize It

"It is really basic, but I make HUGE meals. There are only three of us. I get the first meal and if we really don't want to eat that same meal soon, I freeze it to eat when we have NO time or I just don't want to cook." -Facebook fan Kristing Jorgenson

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Guilt-Free Favorites

This delicious chicken finger recipe will keep your youngest diners happy, but it's healthy enough for the whole family to enjoy, guilt free.

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Slice and Dice

"Pre-cut your vegetables for the week, such as onions, peppers, carrots and tomatoes, and place them in re-sealable containers in the fridge. They stay fresh for the week and when you need them, all you have to do is reach for them. Saves LOTS of time when you are in a hurry. Also cheaper than buying them pre-cut and you know how long they have been around. FYI: Don't pre-cut your" -Facebook fan Fran Horton

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Plan Ahead

A weekly (or monthly) menu plan conserves a home manager's most valuable resource: energy. Follow these strategies to put the power of menu and meal planning to work for you.

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