Make Every Meal Feel Like Thanksgiving

  You may think, “I don’t want every meal to feel like Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving is stressful!” Don’t worry, you don’t have to get up at 4am, and you don’t have to deal with your weird smelly uncle at the table. I’m just saying that most meals could be much more intentional and looked forward to, … Continue reading Make Every Meal Feel Like Thanksgiving

7 Tips for Saving on Food Cost Without Cutting Taste

  Most of us are constantly wondering how much our next trip to the grocery store will cost. If you’ve got a growing child or teen, you can see your food bill skyrocket without even doing anything much different. If you’re hoping to cut expenses, or just hoping to have a steadier food expense month … Continue reading 7 Tips for Saving on Food Cost Without Cutting Taste

5 Reasons Why You Need a Food Exchange in Your Life

You’re probably thinking, “Gosh, what is the big deal with a food exchange anyways?” The truth is, I may be a little biased given the purpose of this website BUT good exchanges are amazing things. Here are 5 reasons why you’ll agree with me once you start a food exchange. You’ll Eat Great Depending on … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Need a Food Exchange in Your Life

5 Unique (and Easy Ways) to Run a Recipe Exchange

 If you’re considering starting a recipe exchange in your neighborhood, PTA, HOA, or church, you’re probably thinking of an in-person paper exchange. But those can be hard to set up with everyone’s busy schedules. To accommodate more people, here are 5 ways that you can exchange recipes without the traditional “in person” swap. Email  If … Continue reading 5 Unique (and Easy Ways) to Run a Recipe Exchange

Why a Recipe Exchange Could Help Make Your Community Stronger

If you don’t want to cook for others, whether because it’s a pain in the behind for you or because you’re worried they won’t like it/can’t eat it, there’s a simple solution. A recipe exchange is a great way to share knowledge, food, and develop relationships with people without the effort that a food exchange … Continue reading Why a Recipe Exchange Could Help Make Your Community Stronger

How to Organize a Food Exchange in Your Neighborhood

We often think of making casseroles for a family who just lost a loved one, or baking cookies for the new neighbors to welcome them in. But what if we had a year-round food exchange, based on new recipes and a desire to get to know each other better? You can start this new tradition … Continue reading How to Organize a Food Exchange in Your Neighborhood

3 Tips to Get the Whole Family in on Meal Prep 

Getting the entire family in the kitchen is nearly impossible, and sometimes really stressful (as you well know). But if your family is entirely committed to eating home-cooked meals with plenty to share with your food exchange group, it takes a village – literally. Here are three tips to help you figure out how to … Continue reading 3 Tips to Get the Whole Family in on Meal Prep