October is National Pizza Month! Be Prepared

Calling all pizza lovers – well, that may be everyone, no? If you’re a fan (like me) then you need no reminder that October is National Pizza Month. Check out these at-home essentials that will allow ensure your DIY creations are as tasty as anything you could order.

Whether you prefer plain, meat lovers, or margherita – the below pizza pan will ensure your crust crisps to perfection and that no cheese is lost by getting stuck to the pizza cutter.

The T-fal Ingenio Pizza Cutter is extremely durable and is made of heat-resistant Tritan that seamlessly slices through pizza without damaging the pan. The Tritan also prevents the cheese from sticking to the cutter and the detachable wheel makes for a worry-free clean-up. $8.99 / Amazon, Kohls.com
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Home Made Meals- Quick and Easy Tips

There’s nothing more important than preparing meals that are loaded with nutritional value in order to keep your family happy and healthy. Indeed, the importance of nutrition cannot be overemphasized, as proper eating can help to lower the chances of heart disease, high blood pressure and other issues. Making nutritious meals can be extremely time-consuming, however, which can be discouraging for parents who are exceptionally busy and simply don’t have the time to put into the cooking process.

By taking the right steps, you can still make high-quality meals without having to sacrifice a great deal of time in doing so. Consider the following tips, each of which can make it easier for you to prepare a meal quickly.

Prep Ingredients Ahead of Time

Making quick meals is all about having each and every ingredient you need for a particular dish on hand when it comes to actually start preparing things. Getting all of your ingredients in line is something that can take quite a bit of time, however, which can delay how long it takes to make dinner. One way to keep this issue at bay is to prep all of your ingredients ahead of time, keeping them in small containers in the refrigerator. If you take this route, you won’t have to worry about having to chop anything when it comes time to actually start cooking. Many ingredients can be prepped hours, even days head of time, which means those who work busy schedules can almost always find a way to have the right ingredients in hand at the right time.
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