PackIt Lunchbag Review

You might recall that we chose the the PackIt Mini Coolers as our go-to lunchbox for the 2012-2013 school year. I purchased five of the PackIt lunch bags in August 2012 along with some thermoses and miscellaneous lunch packing goodies. We started off with five Pack It insulated lunch bags – (Ethan has red with robots, Noah has navy with signs, Dylan had black, Lucas had the grey one, and Brian has the striped blue one to take a lunch and snacks to work.)

First let’s revisit how well those lunchboxes survived after a full school year…
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Summer Brew Braised Chicken

Shredded chicken is one of our current weekday go-to meals because it’s easy to make and it’s okay if we don’t all eat dinner at the same time because it’s good cold or hot, and it reheats well. With the kids off doing summer things on a daily basis easy dinners like this make the evenings a little more manageable.

Summer Brew Braised Chicken [photo]
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Is That Product Really Natural?

What does "natural" mean on a food label?

The use of the word "natural" in the food industry is an attempt to make the public believe that an item is healthy or a better choice over a competing product. "Made with natural ingredients," or "includes natural flavors." Think of it this way; … [Continue reading]

Simple Cranberry Sauce from Scratch

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While canned cranberry sauce is convenience, it’s surprising how easy it is to actually make cranberry sauce from scratch. And of course, it’s easy to modify to add other ingredients to give it your own special flavor. … [Continue reading]

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