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School lunches are the bane of many a parent’s life. Here’s how to get your kids to pack their own lunches so you don’t have to, including lessons I’ve learned from doing this with my own kids.  My kids go to a school where there is no cafeteria, so we have to pack lunches every. single. day. And while my husband is in charge of school day breakfasts, I still have the task of overseeing
Italian Caprese Pasta Salad
The daily grind lunch packing can be grueling. After a lot of trial and error here’s what I’ve learned about how to make lunch packing easier. Note: This page contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product through these links, your cost will be the same but The  Scramble will receive a small commission. I only link to products I personally use, trust, and love. If you want to learn more, please check out my
Shrimp Mango and Avocado Salad with Lime
I don’t know about you, but when the thermometer tops 90, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven or stove. And when it gets really hot, even standing over the hot grill sounds unappealing. Combine that with the increase in the number of hot summer days, I have found that it has become imperative to have a number of no-cook recipes to turn to (after all, there are only so
Vanilla Pear Water Flavored Water Recipes
While it is important to stay hydrated all year long, this becomes even more imperative, and challenging, during the heat of summer. But if, like me, your response to the prospect of drinking more water is to feel less than inspired, it can be quite tough to get all the liquid you need. You may prefer the fizziness of soda, the sweet taste of juice, or even the caffeine jolt you get from coffee. And,
Family Dinner
This guest column on secrets to stress-free entertaining was written by my friend, and former Scramble Marketing Director, Jeanne Rossomme. Summertime is a wonderful season to gather with friends and family. Schedules are more open, days are longer, and all of us feel more relaxed and social. I love to host gatherings, always around food. Just last week in fact, I hosted two dinners — unfortunately, with very different results. Dinner A: As guests arrived,

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Monday 20th of August 2018

Hi, I tried downloading the free printable but got slow-cooker recipes (which are lovely -- thanks!), not lunch box ideas. How can I get the lunch box download? Thanks.