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5 Ways to SAVE SO MUCH TIME in the kitchen

Here they are: 5 Ways to SAVE TIME in the kitchen Always fill your oven full. Don’t waste the time and energy cooking only 2 chicken breasts and 2 potatoes, go ahead and cook a full pan of each so that you have quick, healthy options to grab when things get hectic. You can roast just about anything at 400 degrees, with the time depending on the type of food. Make a double batch of all dressings/sauces. Dressings and sauces are very versatile and most can last for over a week in the fridge. If you are going to spend the time assembling a homemade sauce, optimize those minutes by doubling your output.

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How to Hate Grocery Shopping Less

Ya'll, grocery shopping is THE adult chore, isn't it?  Why do we most of us hate-it-- Is it because it takes so long? Or because it's overwhelming - too many options and not enough brain power to put towards it? Well, in my 20+ years of doing this chore, I have learned some things that reeeeally help!  Here are 3 things you can do to make grocery shopping BETTER:

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10 Things You Should Buy From Trader Joes

Want to eat healthy but not break the bank? It can be hard to navigate the health food waters, especially if you are shopping on a budget.  To get the best bang for your buck, use this guide. Here's what to buy from Trader Joes... Seeds & Nuts- This is your go-to for “fancy” nuts and seeds… You'll get a large quantity for a reasonable price. My list usually includes hazelnuts, pepitas, almonds, cashews, pecans, and walnuts.

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3 Tools You Need to Be a Faster Cook

We all have that drawer, don’t we? That drawer full of all the one-click ordered items that we swore would make us cook more, cook faster, cook better! Avocado slicer, single egg boiler, tomato fresh-keeper….. It's ALL sold now! In my starting-out, getting comfy in the kitchen days, you know what would have been actually helpful- - - a clear, concise guide of what I really did need to be an efficient, pretty good cook.   I’m no Food Network chef but I do cook all the time, for a lot of people, and I have gone through a lot of bad products.  I’m a minimalist at heart, so if something doesn’t serve multiple purposes, then it doesn’t earn it’s keep...

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