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How to Host a Stress-Free Summer BBQ

Barbecue, BBQ, cookout, picnic—whatever you call your backyard shindigs, they’re an essential part of each summer. While these get-togethers are meant to be laid back, we all know that hosting can be anything but relaxing. Luckily, with a few smart…

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23 Crock Pot Chicken Recipes Perfect for Summer

We’ve got BBQ, fajitas, salads and more!

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Parenting Wisdom from the Most Unlikely Place

This “aha” parenting tip was literally right in front of me—the tag hanging from my cup of tea.

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The Inside Scoop on the New Crane Cove Park (& Why You’re Gonna Love It)

This Dogpatch gem will be your new go-to spot for some splashing in the Bay, we know it!

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Thanksgiving To-Go Options for a COVID-Safe Holiday

Check out our handy guide for ordering your hassle-free Turkey Day meal to go.

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Pillsbury Cornbread Swirls

Pillsbury Just Released Cornbread Swirls & Now We’re Craving Chili

They make the perfect side to your family dinner.

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TOMS x Once Upon A Farm

TOMS & Once Upon A Farm Team Up for an Apple-Themed Shoe Collection

TOMS x Once Upon a Farm collaboration is available in stores now.

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Celebrate Black Culture with These Family-Friendly Juneteenth Festivities

These destinations have ample experiences to indulge in a little commemoration.

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Grubhub Reveals the Top Dining Trends of the Year

Here’s some inspiration for your next family dinner.

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June Food Recalls You Need to Know About Now

Check your fridge, freezer and pantry.

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The BEST BBQ in the Country

Whether you’re looking for fall-off-the-bone deliciousness, authentic whole-hog pit smoked fare or some fusion and veggie alternatives, there’s a joint that’s right for you.

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It Can’t Get Any Better! Whole Foods Is Opening a Mac and Cheese Bar

Whole Foods is rolling out its first ever mac and cheese bar.

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We’re Loving This Monster-Hunting Police Officer’s Good Deed

This little girl can now rest easy knowing her home is monster-free thanks to a local police officer.

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Mobile Ordering Now Available at Disney Park Restaurants for No Line Wait

Don’t want to wait in line at Disney restaurants? Now there’s an app for that!

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7 Meals That Don’t Require an Oven

You don’t need to sweat in a hot kitchen this summer.

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Low and Slow: 25 Simple Crock Pot Chicken Recipes

Put down the chicken nuggets because we’ve rounded up 25 recipes for your crock pot that will please even the pickiest of eaters.

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Take the Labor Out of Labor Day with These BBQ Hosting Hacks

When it comes to hosting a BBQ this Labor Day, we’ve got tips that will make it a total win every time (and a lot easier).

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Beach Parties and Sunset Luaus: Summer Fun in Mission Bay

Whether you’re looking for a nostalgia on the beach or a taste of Hawaii, these summer experiences will take your San Diego summer to an entirely new level.

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Simple BBQ Chicken

We break down the act of brining into a couple of simple steps. The result? Totally flavorful chicken you’ll want to make again and again.

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Ditch the Grill: Six Barbecue Joints Dad Is Going to Love

This Father’s Day, take a nod from Mother’s Day—queen of the fancy brunch—and treat the top pop in your life to a meal out at one of these family barbecue joints.

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North County Date Night Ideas for Parents

These North County date ideas will leave you wanting to leave the kids off with a sitter and sneak away for a few hours.

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6 New Restaurants You Gotta Take the Kids To

Check out a new retro soda fountain shop, two barbecue joints, a kid-friendly salad roost, a teriyaki den and more. Your next family dinner date starts now.

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Hawaiian Barbeque Chicken Pizza

With BBQ sauce, pineapple and rotisserie chicken, this pizza recipe screams summer.

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Top 10 Free (or Cheap) Things to do in the Bay Area with Kids Under 5

From kiddie concerts to petting zoos to bowling, we set out to prove the old axiom that the best things in life are FREE—especially if you are a little kid!

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Yeehaw! Free Party at Hill Country BBQ Every Sunday

Live music both you and the kids will enjoy, free face painting and cupcake decorating, and blocks a plenty. Plus: beer and Texas grub!

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Hog Heaven: Best BBQ Joints for Atlanta Families

In honor of May as National Barbecue Month, here are the hottest spots to pig out around town.

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Mouthwatering BBQ Your Kids Love

Summertime weather calls for BBQ! If it’s too hot to grill at home, we’ve got 6 spots that will delight the whole crew.

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Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

If it’s still to early in the season to fire up your grill or you don’t own one, you can still enjoy BBQ flavored ribs. The secret? Your slow cooker.

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Just Opened: A Big Maze That’s Big Fun

Opening for the summer in the west end of the National Building Museum’s main hall, the maze is an 18-foot high, 60 feet by 60 feet maple plywood labyrinth that will give kids a big thrill as they explore every nook and cranny.

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Take advantage of your slow cooker to make this delicious recipe.

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Slow Cooker Bacon-Wrapped Apple Barbecue Chicken

Getting your fast-growing kiddos to chow down on that necessary protein can be a challenge. Jazz up that same-old chicken using the sweetness of apple and the savory flavor of everyone’s favorite bacon with this recipe from MomsWhoThink. With only…

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Slow Cooker Braised Pulled Pork & Apple Cabbage Slaw

Another amazingly delicious and easy recipe from our friend, Katie Sullivan Morford of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook. Braised Pulled Pork in the slow cooker is so delicious and simple, you’ll be shocked not every person on the block is having it…

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Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Apple Barbecue Chicken

Let’s face it. Preparing food can be a hassle and sometimes you’re just not up for it. Maybe you want to share a glass of wine with your hubby or watch the sunset with the kids instead of running around…

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Your Beachside Destination this Summer

Love the water but looking to throw something new into the mix of your usual beach spots? How about a massive aquatic park that you don’t even have to leave town to visit? If so, it’s about time you packed…

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Kenny and Zuke’s Picklefest Returns: Bigger and Brinier!

What can’t Portlanders pickle? Portlandia asked the question; now come to this festival to get your answer. What began last year as a simple street party and pickle throwdown has now blossomed into a full-flavored Pickle Fest. Bigger and better,…

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