Money-Saving Tips From Melissa d'Arabian

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Melissa d'Arabian, Food Network star, mom, and best-selling author, brings readers the money- and time-saving meal solutions featured in the February issue of FamilyFun Magazine.


Some great tips in this short video include:

  • Buying meat in family-size value packs — portion it out ahead of time for easy weeknight meals.
  • Using your microwave to do some quick roasting! Instead of roasting in the oven, a short zap in the microwave can enhance the flavor of kitchen staples from garlic to bananas.
  • Keeping flavor enhancers at the ready in your freezer; garlic, ginger, and even herbs stored in ice cube trays to cut down on waste.

Enter FamilyFun's Recipe Rescue Sweepstakes on their Facebook page for a chance to receive a $500 gift card from online grocery delivery service, Peapod, a signed copy of Melissa's new book, Supermarket Healthy, and — best of all — customized solutions to three of your toughest dinner challenges from Melissa herself.

Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.