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Let’s Get Cooking

Now that we’ve almost wrapped up our Take Back Dinnertime Challenge, it’s time to take all the tricks that you’ve learned and use them while cooking our month-long meal plan. If you’ve been a fan of Real Simple for a while, you’ll remember our Month of Dinners blog last year. We had editors (and readers) cook each and every one […]

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More Ways to Get Connected from Laurie David of The Family Dinner

Today we have a post from Laurie David author of The Family Dinner, a book all about ways to get connected to your family and friends around the dinner table. This week my dinner guests were an odd assortment. The table consisted of one person I had met once before, his girlfriend who I had just met, an eight year […]

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Another Reason to Cook as a Family

Today we have a guest post from Joey Lee from The Kids Cook Monday all about the benefits of getting your kids involved in preparing the family meal.

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Get Connected With Your Family at Dinnertime

This week our theme for the Take Back Dinnertime Challenge is all about being connected with your family. Check out the video from our managing editor Kristin van Ogtrop and our  food director Allie Lewis Clapp. Then download our wheel of family dinner conversation starters from the Real Simple Family issue.

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Get Inspired for Dinnertime!

Get tips for finding new cooking inspiration from our managing editor Kristin van Ogtrop and our food director Allie Lewis Clapp. Then once you’ve found new recipes to try, use these tips to keep them organized and easy to find. Stay tuned, next week is our last week of the Take Back Dinnertime Challenge!

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Week 2: Get Organized!

How are you doing so far with our Take Back Dinnertime Challenge? What steps have you taken to get on track this week to make dinnertime easier? Here’s the video from our managing editor Kristin van Ogtrop and our food director Allie Lewis Clapp talking about how to schedule your meals each week. Try using our downloadable weekly meal planner […]

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What Does Dinnertime Look Like at Your House?

In our September issue, to help kick of our Take Back Dinnertime Challenge (you’re signed up, right?), our managing editor Kristin van Ogtrop shares the story of what a typical dinnertime at her house looks like—complete with trick forks and a four-year-old (naked) comedian. You can read her essay, My Dueling Dinnertimes, here. So as part of the Take Back […]

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Real Simple is Helping You Take Back Dinnertime!

Does getting a meal on the table every night stress you out? Are you in a cooking rut, or do you feel like dinnertime turns into chaos at your house? You’ve come to the right place! This month, we’re hosting the Take Back Dinnertime Challenge to share smart tips and ideas to help you cook healthier meals, get organized in […]

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