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Feast of the Seven Fishes
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Feast of the Seven Fishes

An Italian-American tradition for Christmas Eve, the Feast of the Seven Fishes features seven courses each with a different seafood.Photography Credit:Elise BauerEver heard of the Feast of the Seven Fishes? Hank explains:Growing up in New Jersey among so many Italians, I thought every Italian family celebrated Christmas Eve with the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a tidal wave of seafood dishes each featuring a different fish or shellfish.

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Our Site 2019 Gift Guide: Top Picks Under $30

There’s a time and a place for a real show-stopper of a gift but, really, many of the gifts we give these days are for neighbors, teachers, and coworkers who could use a little love.So this year, our team put our heads together to come up with our favorite affordable gifts to delight everyone on your list.
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Our Site 2019 Meal Plan: May Week 1

This week, please welcome Rachel Knecht and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Our Site and is the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.I find grocery shopping to be a delicate dance. There are weeks when I buy too much and frantically try to find ways to use it all before it turns inedible.
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Our Site 2019 Meal Plan: April Week 4

This week please welcome, Rachel Knecht, and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Our Site and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.I love making new recipes! I’m always on the lookout for a new dish to add to our repertoire. Yet, the rest of the family is sometimes hesitant to try a completely new dinner.
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Our Site 2019 Meal Plan: February Week 1

This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, and an Army wife!Hi, friends! I’m glad to be back and bringing you my meal plan for February! Can you believe that we’re already well-nestled into 2019? Me either.My home-schooling routine is in full swing and we’ve started my favorite course of all–Culinary Arts!
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Our Site 2019 Meal Plan: September Week 1

This week, please welcome Rachel Knecht and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Our Site and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.Before diving in, we wanted to highlight the ultimate way to save time in your week: having your groceries delivered right to your door. Click on the red “Add to Shopping List” button at the bottom of any recipe (or meal plan) and check it out!
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Our Site 2019 Meal Plan: January Week 5

This meal plan is brought to you in partnership with Milk Life. This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, and an Army wife!We’ve made it to the end of the first month of 2019! I imagine there’s nothing but success and happiness ahead for all of us, I’m a hopeless optimist — it’s my new thing.
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Our Site 2019 Meal Plan: March Week 1

This month, please welcome back Aaron Hutcherson and his meal plans! Aaron is a regular contributor here on Our Site and the blogger behind The Hungry Hutch.I can’t believe we’re already into March — it seems like the year just started! Though time may have gone more quickly than we might have hoped, at least that means we only have a few more measly weeks left of Old Man Winter.
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Our Site 2019 Meal Plan: May Week 5

This week, please welcome Rachel Knecht and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Our Site and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.Does cooking dinner feel like drudgery? As a child, I always loved dinner time. At 5:30 p.m. sharp my parents would call myself and three siblings to the table.
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Our Site 2019 Meal Plan: May Week 2

This week please welcome Rachel Knecht and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Our Site and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.In May, front doors are thrown open, bikes get dusted off, and garden tools are rounded up. The neighbors wave to each other as seeds get tucked into rows.
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Our Site Meal Plan: March Week 4

This month, please welcome back Aaron Hutcherson and his meal plans! Aaron is a regular contributor here on Our Site and the blogger behind The Hungry Hutch.Here we are again: the end of another month! Did you accomplish the things you wanted to get done? If not, I wouldn’t stress too much, there’s always next month.
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Our Site 2019 Meal Plan: September Week 3

This week, please welcome Rachel Knecht and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Our Site and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.Before diving in, we wanted to highlight the ultimate way to save time in your week: having your groceries delivered right to your door. Click on the red “Add to Shopping List” button at the bottom of any recipe (or meal plan) and check it out!
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Skip the Dairy: Serve Your Summer Pies with NadaMoo!

This post is brought to you in partnership with NadaMoo!A big slice of fruit-filled summer pie demands a scoop of something creamy and cool alongside — it’s just not the same without!But if you or your guests are avoiding dairy for any reason, we don’t want you to miss out on the fun. Start with a vegan pie crust and then pair your pie with a pint of NadaMoo!
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The Most Popular Recipes in February

The month of love and hearts has come and gone (all too quickly, I might add), but the Simply Team is ready for March and maybe even a glimpse of spring!As always, we are working behind-the-scenes drumming up new recipes, taking all the photos, and sending those recipes to our Simply Testers who make and test every single recipe that goes on our site.
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Top 5 Breakfasts Made with Real Milk

This recipe collection is brought to you in partnership with Milk.Aren’t leisurely breakfasts just the best? With our busy lives, it’s a special treat to slow things down and enjoy a delicious morning meal with family and friends.For so many of our favorite breakfast recipes, we reach for real milk–whether it’s to create a light and creamy custard base for a comforting breakfast casserole or quiche, to make a strong batter for baked goods like pancakes or coffee cakes, or simply to drink on its own in a frosty glass.
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Our Site 2019 Meal Plan: November Week 4

This month, please welcome back Aaron Hutcherson and his meal plans! Aaron is a regular contributor here on Our Site and the blogger behind The Hungry Hutch.Happy Thanksgiving week! Being someone who loves to cook (and eat), Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays. At some point over the past few years I sort of took over doing the majority of the cooking for the big day, so with my main focus on turkey, gravy, and stuffing, I don’t want to spend too much time worrying about what to eat the rest of the week.
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The Most Popular Recipes in October

Happy November, everyone! While we’re always sad to see warmer temperatures go, fall cooking is just the best kind of cooking.Our team has been busy testing holiday recipes, but in our downtime we’ve been cooking from the site just like you, discovering new favorites and revisiting classics (we’re looking at you, shepherd’s pie and banana bread).
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Our Site Meal Plan: October 2018, Week 4

This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, and Army wife – and she is also one of our Our Site contributors and recipe testers!October creates mixed emotions when you live in the center of Texas. On one hand, the calendar tells you it’s autumn — as does the “pumpkin spiced” everything — but when the temps are still in the high 90’s, you find it hard to get into the fall spirit.
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Use It Up! A Mini Meal Plan for Steak Lovers

I’m the primary cook in our house (occupational hazard), and although I love to cook, I also have other things I enjoy doing, which means maximizing my time in the kitchen is priority number one.Meal planning saves time, and time is a premium for most of us. Repurposing Monday night’s leftovers or ingredients—so I don’t feel like it’s just dinner on repeat—makes everyone in the house happy.
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Weekly Meal Plan: 5 Low-Stress Dinners

This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, and Army wife – and she is also a Our Site recipe tester and developer!Raise your hand if you feel victimized by 2020! I, personally, feel like I need a breather from the entire year and we’re just entering May!
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Valentine’s Day Menu for a Date-Night In

Since having kids ten years ago, my husband and I haven’t celebrated Valentine’s Day Dinner.It’s not for lack of love. It’s more like a shift in lifestyle. Our son was born February 12, and for the past decade we’ve been planning, hosting, or cleaning up after a house full of rambunctious boys rather than feeding each other chocolate covered strawberries.
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