cookie mag's 30 simple dinners

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Do you ever get stuck in a dinner rut? I definitely do. Even though I do my damnedest to make something new every weekend, during the week I rotate through a handful of simple dishes that are easy to make, or resort to ready-made meals from the nearby deli. In the latest issue of Cookie mag, writer Jenny Rosenstrach embarks to make recipes 30 Recipes in 30 days. The results run the gamut of cuisines — from Asian (Vietnamese pork wraps) to dishes from co-workers (sweet potato lasagna). Even if you’re not trying to cook for a family with kids like Rosenstrach, her endeavor is inspiring. I personally am going to try the Swedish meatballs very soon. See all 30 recipes here. — Angela M.

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cookie mag’s 30 simple dinners

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Do you ever get stuck in a dinner rut? I definitely do. Even though I do my damnedest to make something new every weekend, during the week I rotate through a handful of simple dishes that are easy to make, or resort to ready-made meals from the nearby deli. In the latest issue of Cookie mag, writer Jenny Rosenstrach embarks to make recipes 30 Recipes in 30 days. The results run the gamut of cuisines — from Asian (Vietnamese pork wraps) to dishes from co-workers (sweet potato lasagna). Even if you’re not trying to cook for a family with kids like Rosenstrach, her endeavor is inspiring. I personally am going to try the Swedish meatballs very soon. See all 30 recipes here. — Angela M.

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crib remorse: target's three months too late

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Not to swoon too much about Target’s new DwellStudio line, but I wish they had unveiled this last fall when we were shopping for cribs. You may remember the debate that raged here about Wal-mart’s Baby Mod crib. That’s the one we went with (despite the yucky feelings about Wal-Mart) and honestly it’s pretty great for $300. Clean lines, storage below, etc. But the new ones at Target are cut from the same cloth, so to speak, but come in a wider variety of palettes. I love the one above, the Silver Lake crib in Honey Oak. I’m not sure where it’s manufactured though. The Wal-mart line comes from New Zealand and is made of all wood. What do you think? Would you buy the Target crib? — Angela M.

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crib remorse: target’s three months too late

shelter_dwellcrib.jpg

Not to swoon too much about Target’s new DwellStudio line, but I wish they had unveiled this last fall when we were shopping for cribs. You may remember the debate that raged here about Wal-mart’s Baby Mod crib. That’s the one we went with (despite the yucky feelings about Wal-Mart) and honestly it’s pretty great for $300. Clean lines, storage below, etc. But the new ones at Target are cut from the same cloth, so to speak, but come in a wider variety of palettes. I love the one above, the Silver Lake crib in Honey Oak. I’m not sure where it’s manufactured though. The Wal-mart line comes from New Zealand and is made of all wood. What do you think? Would you buy the Target crib? — Angela M.

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closer look: dwellstudio for target

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Awhile back, we mentioned that DwellStudio was soon to be available at Target. Now that it is, we thought we’d take a peek at what they’re offering. (We confess we haven’t been inside a Target in a few weeks — sacrilege!) The designs are heavily focused on babies right now, with very attractive cribs and layette sets. We’re not sure how we feel about the Mercer Glider/Ottoman Collection — what do you think? It’s definitely an improvement over the too-tufted gliders you see at most big-box retailers.

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The adult bedding collections seem to be getting good reviews — this Baroque pattern in particular is quite nice. One commenter complained that the king-size DwellStudio comforter was too long. Since ours is always too short, we may look into this. Linens like the Border Tablecloth are very reasonably priced at $12.99. Have you checked out DwellStudio at Target yet? How do you like it?

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