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Michelle Edelbaum's Blog

October 20, 2016 - 2:39pm

I'm just going to come out and say it: I really don't like to shop. And shopping at the holidays is really too much for me. The lines, the forgotten coupons, the midday hunger crash, the parking meter that needs more coins—I could go on.

Even though I was raised to be a good shopper (thanks, Mom!), as an adult I've found more fulfilling ways to spend my time (like cooking, for one). So giving a homemade gift from my kitchen is right up my alley. I get to shop at my favorite place—the grocery store—and spend time, perhaps even with my family, making yummy gifts I know my friends and family will enjoy. And I'll save some money too!

Here are 10 easy homemade gift ideas courtesy of my fellow co-workers in the EatingWell Test...

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October 7, 2016 - 9:50am

Chicken Chili with Sweet Potatoes

Over the past few months we've been working hard to bring you a better EatingWell.com and we started with the recipes first. We wanted to make it easier for you to discover, save and share recipes you love.

• We redesigned our recipe pages with bigger, bolder images and easier sharing on Facebook and Pinterest.

• We created a...

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July 26, 2016 - 11:38am

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my freezer lately. This time of year, the berry farm is beckoning with its fruit-laden bushes, my garden is overflowing with vegetables and my herbs are growing much faster than I can eat them.

13 of the easiest herbs and vegetables to grow

With so much fresh food for the picking right now, I’ve been saving much of it in my freezer for less plentiful times (winter!).

How to freeze 16 summer fruits and vegetables

One of my favorite things to make and freeze is herb pesto...

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December 16, 2015 - 9:59am

This year Christmas will be a kind of old-meets-new tradition in my house. I’m hosting my in-laws. We’re going to wear ugly Christmas sweaters from the ’80s. We’ll probably listen to old records from my childhood—the Chipmunks, Fleetwood Mac, Bing Crosby. We’ll watch White Christmas and Elf (classics).

On the food side, we’re going both traditional—baked ham and green bean casserole (homemade, natch)—and ushering in a new era with muffin-tin stuffing and Brussels sprouts (oh yeah, baby).

But when it comes to dessert, I want to go retro all the way. OK, retro with a twist. These updated recipes for classic Christmas desserts are healthier...

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February 26, 2013 - 9:44am

First Lady Michelle Obama is the ultimate busy mom—last week she presented at the Oscars, this morning she’s on Good Morning America talking about her latest effort to help Americans eat healthier—the MyPlate Recipes Partnership. Starting today, you’ll be able to find healthy MyPlate-inspired recipes from EatingWell and 17 more of America’s top publishers to help you eat in line with the MyPlate guidelines, the USDA’s nutrition icon and guide, on our websites and on a new MyPlate Pinterest page at pinterest.com/myplaterecipes.

As a partner in this effort, EatingWell and our fellow publishing brands got to visit the White House last week. It was really fun to get a tour...

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