Brooke Preston

Brooke Preston is a midwest-based writer, editor and author whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Real Simple, The Cut, Men’s Health, Paste, McSweeney’s and more. She is a faculty member at The Second City, where she teaches satire writing. Follow her on Twitter at @bigu.
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3 Easy Pairings for Fast Family Dinners
Weeknight dinners in a busy household can be short on time, which can, unfortunately, leave them even shorter on nutrition and taste. We’ve all suffered through soggy drive-thru combos or sad boxed dinners after a long workday. But what if your dinner could be quick, wholesome, and a hit with the family?
Jan 4, 2021
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5 Ways to Have a Fun Night Out at Home
We’re all spending a lot more time at home than we used to. But when the office, school, and home all exist under one roof, it’s easy to forget to make time to kick back and enjoy each other’s company. A big night “out” may not be in the cards right now, but a little planning can bring plenty of big laughs and bold tastes to your very own table.
Jan 4, 2021
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5 Ways to Get Dinner on the Table Faster
After a busy weekday, assembling dinner is often closer to chore than cheer. Ordering takeout every night adds up, and many boxed dinners leave a lot to be desired. Luckily, we have some ideas. Birds Eye® vegetables and these five easy tips can help you whip up homemade meals full of contemporary tastes and textures that you’ll be proud to serve your crew.If you’ve got a few versatile staples, you’ve got instant dinner options.
Dec 11, 2020
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5 Shortcuts for Making Family Lunch at Home
Parents whose kids are distance learning this year didn’t just put on teacher and principal hats; they’re the cafeteria staff now, too. It can feel impossible to squeeze in reasonably healthy and tasty family lunches between classes, meetings, and deadlines. But with the help of nutritious Birds Eye® vegetables, a little planning, and these smart shortcuts, your kitchen table will feel like the hottest new lunch spot in town.
Dec 11, 2020
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5 Ways to Create a Romantic Date Night In
This year, romantic nights out have become casual nights in. It can be easy to fall into a routine rut, but don’t let the great indoors put out your spark! Surprise your special someone with a romantic restaurant-quality dining experience at home, full of good times and great tastes. Our friends at Birds Eye® have helped us come up with these five easy ways for you to create a memorable date night in your own kitchen.You don’t need reservations — just a little imagination.
Dec 11, 2020
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How 12 People Got Dinner on the Table Without Leaving Home
One silver lining from this, er, memorable year: Online grocery shopping has graduated from exotic perk to everyday staple. But as anyone who has ever ordered a bunch of fresh bananas, only to belatedly receive a bag of bruised beets will tell you, all online grocery shopping experiences are not created equal. It requires a more personal touch—someone who can shop for you as if they were shopping for themselves.Enter the personal grocery shopping and delivery service Shipt.
Oct 29, 2020