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Any use of this coupon not speciﬁed herein constitutes fraud. © 2014 UNILEVER INT 123306 COUPONS AND DEALS This month’s valuable CONTENTS March 28, 2014 THIS MONTH’S BEST VALUES 13 Take advantage of often-overlooked tax deductions 18 See what fashion ﬁnds are in stores this season 30 Get your hair looking gorgeous no matter how little time you have 85 Make a bold decorating statement in your home for less 99 Find a part-time job with full-time perks TOTAL SAVINGS: $20.48 ARM & HAMMER™ 19 lb. or larger Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter p. 88 .......................................... $3.00 CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ p. 16 .......................................... $1.25 Dole Dippers p. 95 .......................................... $0.75 Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Cereal p. 38 .......................................... $1.00 ® Suave® Hair Product p. 2 ............................................ $1.00 STOUFFER’S® Entrées, 6–20 oz. p. 78 ................... 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Lunch Combinations p. 57 .......................................... $1.00 Ocean Naturals Skipjack Chunk Light Tuna in Water p. 59 .......................................... $0.50 Promise® Spread p. 46 .......................................... $0.75 SPAM® Meal for 1 Product p. 84 .......................................... $1.00 18 85 Suave® Visible Glow™ Product p. 21 .......................................... $1.00 (for expiration dates, visit allyou.com) ** All You BONUS SAVINGS ** Exclusive coupon codes TOTAL SAVINGS: $15+ Haan handheld steamer p. 91 ........................................ $15.00 Nautica women’s outerwear p. 26 ...................................... 20% off Omron pedometer p. 43 ...................................... 20% off Toddy Gear cleaning cloth p. 91 ...................................... 10% off Welcome to the issue ALEX BEAUCHESNE, HAIR AND MAKEUP: ANGELA HUFF (WILLDORF) A new grocery store just opened in my neighborhood. My friends and colleagues know that already, because it’s basically all I can talk about. The store’s house brand is a seriously good value, and the bulk bins are not to be missed. I subscribed to the weekly newsletter, and I “liked” the store on Facebook, so I stay up to date on events and sales. Getting the scoop on bargains brings me a level of joy I can barely contain. I think you can relate. That’s why we’re relaunching the All You Grocery Deal Finder tool on allyou.com. It helps you score the best buys—easier and faster than ever before. Here’s how it works: After entering your zip code and the items you want to buy, the tool compares the prices at stores in your neighborhood so you can make the best choices. (You also can opt to browse deals and build your shopping list based on what’s on sale.) Then, either print out or e-mail yourself the shopping list in a mobile-friendly format. Use it, share it and tell us what you think! Nina Willdorf, executive editor email@example.com On vtehre co Sweet treat: rainbow cupcakes Any cupcake can brighten someone’s day—but with just a few simple touches, you can kick up the wow factor and make a batch more special. Stir a few drops of blue food coloring into your favorite frosting until it reaches a sky-blue shade. After spreading it on, fold an Airheads Xtremes Rainbow Berry candy belt into an arc and stick both ends into the cupcake. Press on a few miniature marshmallow clouds and watch the smiles spread. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 3 CONTENTS Your self 17 Get a brilliant smile 18 Best in stores this spring 26 Sport a bright spring jacket 30 Gorgeous hair in a hurry 35 Easy nail art March 28, 2014 TAP HERE TO SHOP! Read AllYou on an iPad or a Kindle Fire? Buy products—or sign up for price alerts—right from your tablet with our SHOP NOW feature. Just connect to the Internet, then tap the pink bar at the top of the page. Get started at allyou .com/allaccess. Your health 39 Is expired food safe? 40 Step your way slim 44 Allergy-proof your day 47 Your diet questions answered Your world 49 Start mending fences with your neighbors 51 ‘We make ends meet without money’ 56 Your relationship questions answered 60 One week, ﬁve easy meals 64 Pick the coolest frozen produce 70 The All You 2014 Snack Stars 77 Use up that last little bit of peanut butter 80 Your food questions answered 26 Put on a cheerful jacket to brighten your day. Thanks to the 32 readers who helped create this issue Stacie Beach, 39, Twin Lake, Mich. Janice Belcuore, 51, Middlesex, N.J. Andrea Bennett, 56, Narberth, Pa. Davida Brown, 42, Washington, D.C. Kelly Chubet, 31, New Rochelle, N.Y. Heather Drake, 38, Selma, Texas Ronna Farley, 59, Rockville, Md. Serenity Gibson, 33, Frankfort, Ind. Arren Gough, 47, Beverly, Mass. Mindy Haar, 56, Woodmere, N.Y. Ryanne Hugins, 36, Cary, N.C. Amanda Jackson, 31, Red Oak, Texas Karen Johnson, 51, Alexandria, Va. Amy Keyishian, 46, San Francisco Kathi Kull, 38, Spokane, Wash. Katie Logan, 30, Tuscumbia, Ala. Kristen Mathews, 36, Derry, N.H. Donna Maurillo, 68, Scotts Valley, Calif. Crystal McGinnis, 34, Johnstown, Pa. Bonnie Miller, 50, Falmouth, Ind. Allison Moore, 30, Asheboro, N.C. Jenna Moore, 41, Durham, N.C. Kim Neikum, 35, Hazleton, Pa. Valerie Poteete, 46, Las Vegas Christiane Potts, 52, Winston-Salem, N.C. Randilyn Proﬁtt, 24, Dayton, Ohio Shatima Scott, 40, Fort Lawn, S.C. Casey Shapiro, 50, Lovettsville, Va. Deborah Skolnik, 46, Scarsdale, N.Y. Maureen Sullivan, 28, Brooklyn, N.Y. Kathy Svetz, 44, Streator, Ill. Kasey Thomas, 25, New York City Your home Your food 58 Readers’ favorite recipes, all less than $10 Find our cover stories 83 Save money by growing your own vegetables 85 Decorate boldly and beautifully for less 89 Clean smarter, not harder 93 Take this, make that 94 Your money questions answered 70 Did your favorite snacks make the cut? 103 Your pet 104 Relax and enjoy these brainteasers 105 Giveaways 106 See what the stars have in store for March 107 Shopping guide 108 ‘My hero’ ALSO IN THIS ISSUE 40 89 99 3 COVER PHOTO: KATE SEARS; FOOD STYLING: KAREN TACK; PROP STYLING: GERRI WILLIAMS FOR JAMES REPS 9 You tell us 11 Your time 13 Get ahead with tax deductions 15 Your craft 96 Test your travel savings smarts 99 Find a part-time job with full-time perks 4 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU Available in 16 shades DREAM WONDER™ POWDER ours: NEW OUR 1ST SMOOTH-WHIPPED PRESSED POWDER. NO CAKE. NO DRAG. 100% SMOOTH-BUFFED PERFECT! some: SMOOTH IT ON & SEE THEWONDER. 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You also can use your phone to scan recipe photos, then organize menus, create a shopping list and ﬁnd bargains on ingredients at stores near you. Chipotle Fish Tacos, p. 58 Marmalade-Glazed Chicken Thighs, p. 60 Flank Steak with Salsa Verde, p. 62 Greek Artichoke Dip, p. 67 Crispy Indian-Spiced Edamame, p. 67 1 HOW IT WORKS Download the free Digimarc Discover app. It’s available at Google Play and iTunes. SIDES 2 3 4 Open the app, then hold the phone 4 to 7 inches from the picture or the scan icon (see below). Your phone will signal when the app recognizes the image. Beef-and-Spinach Pie, p. 65 Slow-Cooker Chicken, p. 58 Penne with Tuna, p. 62 Lemon-Tarragon Pea Salad, p. 64 Roasted Winter Vegetables, p. 68 Baked Eggs with Tomatoes, p. 61 Corn, Ham and Scallion Frittata, p. 66 Ham Steak, p. 61 Apple and Endive Salad, p. 79 Shh! The secret 5 ingredient is peanut butter. If you’ve scanned a recipe photo, your browser will open to the recipe at our sister website myrecipes.com. Save the recipe to your MyRecipes account, then make menus, shopping lists and more. If you don’t have an account, you’ll get easy instructions on how to register. If you’re scanning a shopping icon, your browser will open to a page where you can comparison-shop, buy an item or sign up to receive e-mail alerts if the price of an item drops. So easy! DESSERTS Wherever you see this icon, scan the photo to shop and save! Chicken with Barbecue Sauce, p. 79 Southwestern Stuffed Squash, p. 59 Tuna and White Bean Salad, p. 59 Peach Upside-Down Cake, p. 68 Molasses Cookies, p. 79 Even the most veggie-phobic kid might ask for seconds when you serve this irresistibly indulgent dish. 6 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU Mac and Cheese with Squash, p. 65 Easy Fruit Salad, p. 63 Cherry Cobbler, p. 69 snack time just got happier. Introducing Sara Lee Snack Cakes. A variety of individually wrapped, delicious snacks that will make any kid’s day. They’re everything you love about Sara Lee, now baked fresh to go. happy snacking. Like Sara Lee Snacks on Facebook ©Earthgrains Baking Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. SARA LEE is a registered trademark of Sara Lee TM Holdings LLC used under license. ™ Find us in the fresh snack aisle. you tell us Fresh ideas for finding value every day ‘I made it!’ I was initially attracted to this recipe because it was quick and easy. And I loved the idea of cooking meat loaf in mufn cups! My tweak: “Actually, Mini Meat Loaves from June Find the recipe at allyou .com/meatloaves. I forgot to add minced onion to the meat when I was mixing it. Luckily, it still ended up being great, but I can only imagine how much better it would have been if I’d remembered that onion. ” 52, Winston-Salem, N.C. takingonmagazines.com Christiane Potts, My tip: “When you’re preparing the mufﬁn pan, be sure to spray it well so the loaves don’t stick. Also, I put my pan on a rimmed baking sheet in case grease from the beef leaks over the top of the mufﬁn tin. ” My review: ”My husband and I loved this meal! The loaves were soft in the center, but the edges had an amazing crispiness. I also enjoyed the combination of ketchup and brown sugar on the top. ” SAVINGS STARS DI Y The best new tips from ALLYOU overheard on FACEBOOK ALL YOU readers’ best thrift-store ﬁnds My Louis Vuitton luggage bag! I paid $22.50 for it at a Goodwill store, but it could be worth more than $2,000. —Kristen Mathews, 36, Derry, N.H. “To organize the papers my daughter brings from school, I made a type of pegboard out of a ceiling tile I’d found at a home-improvement store for 52 cents. I painted it white and framed the edges with colorful duct tape.” —Michelle Keith, thevillagecook.com HOME I found a treadmill for just $20! It had cost $400 originally and looked brand-new. When we brought it home, it worked perfectly. —Stacie Beach, 39,Twin Lake, Mich. “Spring-clean your home by selling or swapping unwanted items on Craigslist or Freecycle.” —Michelle Murray, moneysavingmadness.com CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM RIGHT: CHARLES SCHILLER (2), RYAN BENYI, KATE SEARS, ISTOCKPHOTO, NO CREDIT (3) NOW THAT’S Pinteresting! Most popular spring crafts on the ALL YOU Pinterest page BUTTON PILLOW 10,600 REPINS FLOWERPOT CENTERPIECE 7,686 REPINS BUTTON VASE 4,330 REPINS DIY PAPERWEIGHTS 1,920 REPINS Join the conversation VISIT US at allyou.com/your-world. LIKE US at facebook.com/allyoumagazine. FOLLOW US @ twitter.com/allyou. PIN US at pinterest.com/allyoumag. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 9 ®, TM, © 2014 Kellogg NA Co. 3 bites big, 70 calories small N E W S P E C I A L K M O M E N T S™ Your daily indulgence see nutrition information for saturated fat content your time Make the most of those quiet moments SEE IT MAKE IT GRACE OF MONACO This suspenseful biopic tells the story of Hollywood star Grace Kelly (Nicole Kidman, left), who in 1956 marries Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth), ruler of Monaco, a sovereign city-state on the French Riviera. When a dispute erupts with France, Kelly maneuvers to save her prince and tiny kingdom from a coup. (Not yet rated) STREAM IT BUTTERMILK RED VELVET PANCAKE MIX The red velvet cake craze has found its way to the breakfast table, and Gigi Pascual’s Buttermilk Truck, a Los Angeles favorite, is leading the way. Pascual’s red velvet pancake mix comes in powder form so you can prepare her famous ﬂapjacks—as well as more traditional cupcakes and brownies—in the comfort of your sweet-smelling kitchen. $23 for 3 pounds; opensky.com/buttermilktruck. DOWNLOAD IT VIVINO Learn more about wine with this free app (Android, Apple). Simply snap a photo of a bottle’s label, then see your selection’s vintage, popularity and overall rating from other Vivino users. USE IT HOUSE OF CARDS, SEASON 2 The Netﬂix Emmy-winning drama’s ﬁrst season followed the schemes of a politician and his wife (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, below). Immerse yourself in the Season 2 intrigue. All 13 episodes went live Feb. 14. Real talk DAVID KOSKAS (GRACE OF MONACO), MELINDA SUE GORDON (HOUSE OF CARDS), JACK ROWAND (ONCE UPON A TIME) READ IT Real talk INLIGHTIN SHEA MASSAGE CANDLE YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN By Jean Hanff Korelitz In the latest from the author of Admission— which became a movie with Tina Fey—a therapist who treats women in failed marriages discovers her own husband might not be who he seems. ÑAndrea Bennett, 56, Narberth, Pa. WATCH IT ONCE UPON A TIME SPRING PREMIERE The magical ABC series returns for the second half of Season 3, and it’s full of thrills, spells and epic romance, featuring former Sheriff Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) and her parents, Prince Charming and Snow White (right, the real-life sweethearts Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin), as well as a new villainess (Rebecca Mader). I love that this candle doubles as a massage oil. Just light the wick and, once the candle starts to melt, scoop out a bit of wax with the included spatula and rub it right on your body. My skin felt so soft—and my home smelled like a garden of fresh roses. ÑAllison Moore, 30, Asheboro, N.C. $18; soaptopia.com. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 11 get ahead Prepare for Surprising Tax Savings Each year, millions of dollars in tax deductions and credits go unclaimed. Make sure you land the fattest check possible from the IRS by factoring in the following events and activities SUMMER CAMP Many parents claim child-care credits but forget that camp can count as child care, too. YOU CAN CLAIM IF… HOME IMPROVEMENTS Renovations that save energy, like wall insulation and a new water heater, don’t just cut your electric bill. You can claim a tax credit for 10 percent of what you paid for such items, or 30 percent on alternative energy options such as solar water heaters and wind turbines. YOU CAN CLAIM IF… MOVING FOR WORK Did you resettle for a new, full-time job? Some of your moving expenses are deductible. YOU CAN CLAIM IF… It’s a day camp—not overnight. Your kids were younger than 13 when they attended. (If they turn 13 during camp, you can claim partial credit.) The day camp is necessary so that you (and, if married, your spouse) can work or look for work. Your new commute from your old home would have been 50 miles longer. GOOD DEEDS Deducting donations you’ve made to churches and other charities is a no-brainer, but other expenses you incur for a worthy cause also can be shaved off your income. YOU CAN CLAIM IF… You haven’t already collected the lifetime $500 limit for an individual item’s credit. Your products qualify. Not all energyefﬁcient items do. Check energystar.gov to see if your item does. WORK OUTSIDE THE OFFICE Some costs related to work and not covered by your employer are deductible. YOU CAN CLAIM IF… REFINANCING YOUR MORTGAGE Although most homeowners know to deduct the interest on their mortgage, reﬁnancing also qualiﬁes. Deduct points paid (one point equals 1 percent of the loan amount). YOU CAN CLAIM IF… You baked cookies for a school fund-raiser. Tally up the cost of the Tollhouse morsels and other ingredients. You delivered meals to seniors. Your gas mileage is deductible at 14 cents per gallon. You fed feral cats or had your foster dog dewormed at the vet—calculate what you shelled out to nurture those cute critters. For all of the above, you worked with a qualiﬁed social-welfare or 501(c) organization and you have receipts. When in doubt, ask the group if it qualiﬁes. Your co-workers constantly call your cell phone and you pay for your minutes yourself. You personally pay for union dues or career-advancing classes. You incur job-hunting expenses such as résumé printing and portfolio mailing. You must be looking for a position in a ﬁeld you’re already in (the IRS does not subsidize new careers). You deduct over the life of your loan instead of all at once. If you have a $2,000 deduction on a 10-year loan, you’d deduct $20 per year. Home improvements ISTOCKPHOTO (FOLDERS), 123RF .COM (STICKY NOTE) Work (outside offce) Moving (for work) Summer camp Refnancing mortgage Skip the CPA an d use software such as TurboTax (from $60). Add that softwar e cost as a miscellaneous expense when you itemize dedu ctions. If your adjusted gross income was $58,000 or less in 2013, yo u may use Free Fil e at freeﬁle.irs.g ov. allyou.com Good deeds By Judy Dutton. Sources: Kay Bell, tax expert at bankrate.com; Ann Marie Casinelli and Shea Pease, CPAs at ParenteBeard, a tax-services ﬁrm in Cherry Hill, N.J. 1 2 3 Curb ﬁling cos ts MARCH 28, 2014 13 ®, TM, © 2014 Kellogg NA Co. so deliciously simple, the same ingredients from your shelves. Like butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and flour. And they’re by Elves. BELIEVE IN Also available in Chocolate Chip Serving size equals 2 cookies. D O YO U your craft Pretty and practical do-it-yourself projects Make a Cute Bank out of a Bottle Collect your coins in this update on the classic piggy STUFF YOU HAVE Empty plastic beverage bottle (the wider the better) Craft knife Scissors Colored paper (1 sheet orange, 1 sheet blue) Pencil Craft glue Transparent tape Hole punch Paintbrush STUFF YOU NEED Ear templates (download at allyou .com/piggybank) 4 wood beads 57¢ (¾" diameter) factorydirectcrafts.com Orange acrylic paint 32¢ at Staples TOTAL COST: 89¢ 1 ANTONIS ACHILLEOS Peel label off clean, empty bottle. Use craft knife to cut a 1½" x 1/ 8" wide slot (for inserting coins) in bottle, about midway between top and bottom. Use scissors to cut a strip of orange paper long enough to wrap around bottle and same width as bottle label. Wrap paper around bottle and use a pencil to trace over slot in bottle. Unwrap paper and cut slot with craft knife. 3 2 Use scissors to cut out ear and inner-ear templates. Place ear template on orange paper and trace around. Repeat for other ear. Cut out. Place inner-ear template on blue paper and trace around. Repeat. Cut out. Fold ears at tab. Position ears along edge of paper band, about 1" to each side of slot. Tape tabs to back of paper band. Wrap band with ears around bottle, aligning slots on bottle and paper. Overlap ends of band and tape seam. Cut out and glue to cap. Use hole punch to make 2 blue circles. Glue to bottle cap. For eyes, use hole punch to make 2 circles of either color. Glue them to bottle. Or, cut 2 dime-size circles out of contrasting paper and glue hole-punch circles to them; glue larger circles to bottle. For legs, paint beads and let dry. Glue to “belly” side of bottle. 4 5 Trace around bottle cap on orange paper. 6 allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 15 on any ONE (1) CLEAR $ .25 SAVE 1 SCALP & HAIR PRODUCT ™ M A N U FAC T U R E R ’ S CO U P O N E X PI R E S 5/ 31/14 Excludes trial and travel sizes. 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Any use of this coupon not specified herein constitutes fraud. © 2014 UNILEVER INT 123227 facebook.com/clearhaircare *When using CLEAR shampoo and conditioner. ©2014 Unilever INT 123227 QUICK BEAUTY TIPS, STYLE UPDATES AND INSIDER ADVICE TO HELP YOU LOOK AND FEEL GREAT your self Smile Get a Brilliant IN THE MORNING A bright, glistening grin is always in style, but a whitening appointment at the dentist can take a serious bite out of your budget. Reduce the risk of staining and regain your sparkle—fast!—with these simple actions and affordable drugstore finds. Brush with a toothpaste containing hydrogen peroxide to fade surface spots over time. Help restore enamel (and zap germs) with a mouthwash that has brightening fluoride in it. EDITORS’ PICKS Colgate Optic White Platinum Whiten and Protect toothpaste, $5; at mass retailers. Listerine Whitening Plus Restoring fluoride rinse, $7 for 16 oz.; at mass retailers. WITH YOUR COFFEE OR TEA To prevent staining, sip dark liquids—hot or cold—through a straw. AFTER LUNCH Reach for sugar-free gum. Chewing it increases saliva flow, which helps prevent bacteria from staining teeth. AT HAPPY HOUR Swish with water between sips to prevent the accumulation of bacteria and enamel-softening acid found in alcoholic drinks. AT NIGHT After brushing and flossing, apply whitening strips that hold hydrogen peroxide, their active ingredient, on teeth to break down stains just below the surface. EDITORS’ PICK Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips, $65; at mass retailers. Sources: Brian Kantor, DDS, a cosmetic dentist at Lowenberg, Lituchy and Kantor in New York City; and Irwin Smigel, DDS, a cosmetic dentist in New York City and founder of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics PROBLEM, SOLVED My skin becomes so dull and pale during winter, but I’m afraid bronzer will look harsh. What can I do to brighten my complexion? Steal of the month! As long as the weather is still a bit unpredictable, consider this 30-inchwide reversible Old Navy infnity scarf your insurance against shivers. Twist the scarf for a fashionista-worthy mix of prints. $18; at Old Navy. allyou.com —Kasey Thomas, 25, New York City TOP: ONDREA BARBE/TRUNK ARCHIVE “Applied strategically, bronzers can yield a subtle glow. Just dust it on cheeks, nose, forehead and chin—basically, wherever the sun would naturally hit your face.” Ilana Blitzer Beauty director MARCH 28, 2014 17 look good for less This Spring All You scoured the racks of popular retailers to ﬁnd the hottest trends. Here, the season’s smartest deals WHAT WE RIGHT NOW BEST IN STORE PRETTY PINKS AT Kohl’s The forecast? Rosy. Whether it’s pale or punchy, comes via a sweeping maxiskirt or by way of a smattering of sweet ﬂowers, you’re likely to spot a rush on blush. $26 Candie’s. $ 44 LC Lauren Conrad, sizes XS–XL. KAREN PEARSON, HAIR: CARRIE BUTTERWORTH AT CHRISTO FIFTH AVENUE, MAKEUP: STACY BENEKE FOR AGENCY GERARD MANAGEMENT (MODELS) $ 49 Simply Vera/Vera Wang. On model (near right): Sweater, $54, sizes XS–XL, and skirt, $50, sizes XS–XL, LC Lauren Conrad. Earrings, Simply Vera/Vera Wang, $14. Shoes, Apt. 9, $60, sizes 6–10. On model (far right): Sweater, Croft and Barrow, $48, sizes 1X–3X. Dress, Jennifer Lopez, $74, sizes 16W–24W. Earrings, $18, and necklace, $38; Simply Vera/Vera Wang. Shoes, LC Lauren Conrad, $60, sizes 6–10. For more shopping information, see page 107. $58 Candie’s, sizes XS–XL. $54 Jennifer Lopez, sizes 0–16. $44 Elle, sizes XS–XL. NICHOLAS DUERS, STYLING: PHYLLIS BAKER (ALL STILLS) $14 $60 Simply Vera/Vera Wang. Sonoma, sizes 5–10. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 19 look good for less WHAT WE RIGHT NOW Lane Bryant Give your basics a jolt with this high-contrast palette. By mixing in solids and lively patterns, you get versatility and impact. 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Box 880460, El Paso, TX 88588-0460, will reimburse the face value of this coupon, plus 8¢, if submitted in compliance with our redemption policy, available upon request. Cash value 1/100th of 1¢. Any use of this coupon not speciﬁed herein constitutes fraud. © 2014 UNILEVER INT 123486 ©2014 Unilever INT 123486 Excludes trial and travel sizes. Cannot be redeemed with another ofer. look good for less WHAT WE RIGHT NOW NAUTICAL AT $30 Old Navy You can ride this wave whether you opt for only an accent or go all out. Look for stripes, navy-and-red combos and seafaring motifs. $17 $15 $30 sizes XS–XXL. Save big! A basic with a little bling Plus sizes are available exclusively at oldnavy.com. $20 sizes XS–XXL. $30 sizes XS–XXL. 22 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU Supersoft scarf, giant at 53 inches On model (near right): Top, $30, sizes 1X–4X. Pants, $35, sizes 0–20. Bag, $30. Shoes, $27 , sizes 6–10. On model (far right): Jacket, $33, sizes XS–XXL. Tank, $20, sizes XS–XXL. Skirt, $23, sizes XS–XXL. Sneakers, $20, sizes 6–11. look good for less WHAT WE RIGHT NOW JCPenney Fuchsia, scarlet, turquoise, canary—some of our favorite styles are made in shades that pop. Pair them with a hit of crisp white. BOLD BRIGHTS AT $34 $60 Liz Claiborne, sizes XS–XL. Worthington, sizes 4–16. $40 $40 Bisou Bisou, sizes XS–XL. sizes 2–16. $40 Call It Spring. On model: Sweater, Bisou Bisou, $44, sizes XS–XL. Shirt, $40, sizes XS–XL. Jeans, Joe Fresh, $39, sizes 2–16. 24 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU dressing made simple Sport a Bright Spring Jacket Skies may be gloomy, but you’ll be all smiles in one of these cheerful coats Dress up jeans with 1a traditional trench. 1 a brisk walk in a 2 Take sporty windbreaker. 1 1 2 chic coral topper 3A perks up workwear. 2 Sleek lines 2 3 3 3 flatter all figures. women’s ou terwear at nautica. co Code: ALLYO m Expires: 3/31 U /14 20% OFF This coat comes in plus sizes. Great news! 4 4 6 5 4 5 6 5 6 7 1. Coat, $100, sizes S–XL; nautica.com. 2. Necklace, Prima Donna, $13; shopprimadonna .com. 3. Sweater, $36, sizes XS–XL; aeropostale .com. 4. Bracelet, $20 for similar styles; at Kohl’s. 5. Jeans, $77 , sizes 24–32; tractrjeans.com. 6. Bag, $69; sakroots.com. 7. Boots, Prima Donna, $40, sizes 5½–10; shopprimadonna.com. NICHOLAS DUERS, STYLING: PHYLLIS BAKER 7 1. Earrings, Mark, $18; meetmark.com. 2. Coat, Joe Fresh, $39, sizes XS–XL; at JCPenney. 3. Top, $14, sizes S–XL; at Dots. 4. Necklace, Prima Donna, $17; shopprimadonna.com. 5. Pants, Rafaella, $58, sizes 4–16; at Lord and Taylor. 6. Bag, $98; oliviaandjoy.com. 7. Shoes, $89, sizes 4–10, 11, 12; naturalizer.com. 1. Earrings, M. Haskell, $18; 212-764-3332 for information. 2. Shirt, Rafaella, $65, sizes S–XL; at Bon-Ton. 3. Coat, $99, sizes XS–3X, XS–XL petite; llbean.com. 4. Jeans, $50, sizes 0–16, and 5. Bag, Simply Vera/Vera Wang, $49; at Kohl’s. 6. Shoes, Call It Spring, $50, sizes 6–11; at JCPenney. 26 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU For more shopping information, see page 107. 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Luckily, the following trimmed-down tips will let you make every one of those precious moments count. You’ll get out the door with great style, and be on your way with time to spare. By Holly Dawsey ERIC FISCHER W THE STYLE DEFINED (NATURAL) CURLS GET IT IN… 4 minutes This is one for the alreadycurly girls. Because spirals lack moisture, the key to a soft, frizz-free feel is proper hydration. When you get out of the shower, immediately apply a moisturizing leave-in conditioner before towel-drying. That gives a soft foundation, so any styling product you use afterward won’t dry with a crunchy or tacky feel. Blot excess water with a damp towel. Next, divide hair into four sections and apply a quartersize dollop of a water-based gel to each, raking fingers through to evenly distribute the product. Using the same towel, begin scrunching each section: Lift hair from ends to scalp, scrunch once and drop. ADA SUMMER/CORBIS (VOLUME), EMMANUELLE HAUGUEL (CHIGNON), BRIAN HENN (ALL PRODUCTS) THE STYLE THE STYLE VOLUMINOUS BOUNCE GET IT IN… A CHIC CHIGNON GET IT IN… 5 minutes One of the easiest ways to cut your morning styling time? Prep hair the night before: Wash with a volumizing shampoo, then apply a light conditioner (to ends only) and rinse thoroughly. Next, blow-dry hair until it’s 90 percent dry. Section hair from ear to ear, and divide the front into three smaller pieces (one on the top and one on each side). Wrap each of those around Velcro rollers to create lift; twist the bottom section into a bun and secure with pins. When you wake up, before taking out the rollers, blast hair for two minutes with your blow-dryer to set the style. Mist roots with a dry shampoo for added volume. Flip head upside down and tousle. Voilà: Amazing body and bounce. 6 minutes It’s easy to go sophisticated with a bun, but stick to this casual version for a low-key daytime look. Start by spritzing roots with a volumizing spray. Massage it into your scalp with your fingers. Gather hair into two loose ponytails at the nape of your neck, fastening them low (halfway down) with an elastic. Begin rolling one ponytail toward your head until you reach the scalp, then secure with bobby pins. Repeat on the other side, making sure there isn’t a gap between the two; link them with a few hairpins. Tuck and pin long layers into the chignon, pulling out a few strands of hair around your hairline and ears for a slightly winsome look. Finish with hairspray. Then hands off! Too much touching roughs up curls and creates frizz. For the softest, bounciest results, let hair air-dry. EDITORS’ PICKS It’s a 10 Silk Express In10sives leave-in conditioner, $18; ulta.com. EDITORS’ PICKS EDITORS’ PICKS Pantene Pro-V Blowout Extend dry shampoo, $5; at mass retailers. L’Oréal Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation spray, $5; at mass retailers. Jelly Soft Curls, $14; missjessies .com. Goody Start Style Finish self-holding rollers, $9 for 31; atTarget. Meta Grip Premium hairpins, $7 for 100; sally beauty.com. For more shopping information, see page 107. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 31 love your hair Five mane problems Try these quick tricks to solve common hair concerns. 1 THE STYLE THE STYLE Frizzies and flyaways T H E F I X Mist an old (but clean!) toothbrush with hairspray and lightly comb it over strands to smooth and tame. A POLISHED PONYTAIL GET IT IN… CASCADING WAVES GET IT IN… 7 minutes Forget the ponytail-as-afterthought. Instead do a quick tease for an easy retro-glam version. Start by creating a deep side part, then tuck face-framing strands behind your ears. Now, starting at your crown, begin teasing tresses: Hold up a 1-inch section of hair, pulling it forward, and spritz with hairspray. Using a teasing brush with boar bristles, slowly brush hair from midshaft to roots about three times. Spray with hairspray before letting it fall. Repeat until you’re 3 to 4 inches from your hairline. Comb a small section of hair from the front over the pouf. Smooth, being careful not to comb out the volume. Gather everything back into a ponytail. Secure with a clear elastic. 8 minutes Believe it or not, this soft, tousled look is easy to ace, even if you have stickstraight or fine hair. First, brush out any tangles and kinks. Then begin wrapping large sections—about 2 inches for finer hair and 1 inch for thicker hair—around a tapered, clampless curling wand. The twist: Instead of wrapping hair flat around the barrel, loosely twirl each section of hair; this creates soft, undone texture. Continue working around your entire head, rotating the curls in different directions (toward the face and away). When finished, let curls cool for a minute and top with a light-hold hairspray. Comb fingers through to break up the curls. Flip head upside down and spritz again for extra volume. T H E F I X To boost strands after they’ve (inevitably) fallen midday—or sooner—pull a Mohawk section of hair up into a pouf, spritz with dry shampoo or hairspray and secure with a claw clip. Leave hair up for 10 minutes, then release to reveal renewed lift. 2 Flat top T H E F I X Always blow-dry fringe right to left and left to right (like you’re ﬂipping the pages of a book). Alternate directions a few times before guiding bangs straight down toward your chin with the airﬂow. 3 Wonky bangs EDITORS’ PICKS Cricket Amped Up teasing brush, $5; sallybeauty .com. Scünci No-Slip Grip Evolution hair elastics, $3 for 14; at drugstores. EDITORS’ PICKS Toni and Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe Casual Collection ﬂexible hold hairspray, $13; target.com. T H E F I X Re-wet only the stubborn piece and, pointing dryer in the direction you want the hair to fall, give it a blast until dry. Hold the section down with three ﬁngers as it cools and sets. Herbal Essences Set Me Up hairspray, $4; at Walmart. John Frieda Wavy Curls 1½-inch curling wand, $40; walgreens.com. T H E F I X Quickly zoom in on white streaks between salon visits with mascara or a brow pencil, using one that matches your hair color. It’s inexpensive and easy, and it washes right out with your next shampoo. 5 Pesky grays Sources: Michael Dueñas, hairstylist in New York City and founder of Hair Room Service; Rebekah McCann, hairstylist and makeup artist in Charlotte, N.C.; Dennis Miguel Polanco, hairstylist in NewYork City; Jet Rhys, celebrity stylist for Jet Rhys Salons in San Diego; Morgan Willhite, hairstylist in Los Angeles and creative director of Ouidad 32 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU FROM LEFT: ARTHUR BELEBEAU/TRUNK ARCHIVE, BAUER SYNDICATION/TRUNK ARCHIVE 4 Cowlicks The more, the Snugglier freshen | soften | control static â„˘ facebook.com/Snuggle ÂŠ 2014 The Sun Products Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PROMOTION THE ALL NEW GROCERY DEAL FINDER! SAVE TIME AND MONEY AT YOUR LOCAL GROCERY STORE! Discover and compare deals from your favorite grocery stores using the ultimate interactive shopping tool on AllYou.com. Browse grocery circulars from all of your local stores at once Access your shopping list and savings from everywhereâ€”desktop, tablet or smartphone Compare prices at home or while you shop Print coupons to save even more SERIOUS GROCERY SAVINGS ARE JUST A CLICK AW AY! START SAVING AT ALLYOU.COM/GROCERYDEALFINDER *Grocery Circular Roundup is now Grocery Deal Finder SPONSORED BY easy beauty Wow with these cool, easy-to-achieve nail designs. Bonus: No pricey tools necessary hat’s not to love about nail art? It’s chic and inexpensive, and it alters your look in minutes. Best of all, you can change your mind tomorrow if it doesn’t quite work out— or even if it does! All You challenged top celebrity manicurists to create a unique design that you can do at home, using no more than three polishes and a single item from the pantry, closet or medicine cabinet. The result: fun looks you’ll want to get your hands on ASAP. By Holly Dawsey Mani Mania W allyou.com JAMES WESTMAN, MANICURIST: TATYANA MOLOT MARCH 28, 2014 35 easy beauty Your Manis Check out these perfect 10s shared by handy AllYou readers on Facebook, and get inspired to create your own miniature masterpieces. SNAKESKIN STYLE Designed by Elle, celebrity nail technician in New York City WHAT YOU’LL NEED Light, neutral base color (we used a pearly pale pink) Fishnet stockings (an old pair you won’t mind cutting up) Dark top color (plum or burgundy are subtle, not ﬂashy) TIME IT TAKES Nail lacquer in Dare to Bare, $9; orlybeauty.com. Wild style Shatima Scott, 40, Fort Lawn, S.C. Get the look 1 25 minutes 2 Nail lacquer in Odette, $9; zoya.com. 3 4 Polished braids Randilyn Proﬁtt, 24, Dayton, Ohio Apply two coats of the neutral base color to nails. Let the polish dry completely before moving on. Stretch a small piece of fishnet stocking over your nail; tuck the edges under your finger to hold it in place. Fill in the diamond shapes by dabbing them with polish. Wait a minute before carefully removing the stocking. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on each nail, using a new square of stocking every time. Remove excess polish with a Q-tip. Pretty paisley Serenity Gibson, 33, Frankfort, Ind. OMBRÉ STRIPES Designed by Jin Soon Choi, celebrity manicurist in New York City WHAT YOU’LL NEED Dark base color Matte topcoat Dental ﬂoss (unwaxed works best) Fine-grain glitter polish TIME IT TAKES cretn Seapo we Tie-dye tips Janice Belcuore, 51, Middlesex, N.J. Get the look Hot dog handful Kim Neikum, 35, Hazleton, Pa. 20 minutes 2 Sally Hansen Big Matte topcoat, $6; at mass retailers. OPI nail lacquer in Love.Angel .Music.Baby., $9; ulta.com. Sonia Kashuk nail color in Rain Check, $5; atTarget. 1 3 4 Best blooms Casey Shapiro, 50, Lovettsville, Va. Paint two coats of base color onto each nail; let dry completely. Top with a matte topcoat. As nails dry, the base color will lose its sheen. Brush glittery polish onto floss, then loop it around your finger near the cuticle and begin stamping stripes up your nail. Widen the gaps slightly after each stamp. Repeat on every nail; clean up cuticles with a Q-tip. 36 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU For more shopping information, see page 107. METALLIC FOIL LOOK Designed by Tatyana Molot, celebrity nail artist in New York City WHAT YOU’LL NEED White base color Bright top color (we like coral—it really pops against white) Aluminum foil (cut into thin strips) Clear topcoat TIME IT TAKES Great value E.l.f. Quick Dry topcoat, $2; at mass retailers. Nail lacquer in Resort Fling, $9; essie.com. Get the look 1 15 minutes China Glaze nail polish in White Out, $8; at Ulta. 2 3 4 Go vertical or horizontal! Apply two coats of white polish to each nail. Let dry. Paint half of each nail with the second color. (Don’t fuss over straight lines—the foil will cover them.) Mix it up by splitting nails vertically, horizontally and diagonally. Brush on a layer of topcoat and, while the nail is still tacky, place the thin strip of foil onto the nail over the line where the colors meet. This helps the foil stick. Repeat Step 3 on each nail. Remove the extra foil with nail clippers or sewing scissors, then seal with another layer of topcoat. Put your own spin on one of our three designs, then submit your version at allyou.com/nailart by March 20 for a chance to win the Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood spring nail-lacquer collection, valued at $112. Think you need pricey gizmos to create polished nail art?Think again. Five of our favorite beauty bloggers offer some smart tip-offs. Nail tool-torial DOTS Use a bobby pin Unfold a hairpin and dip one end into polish. Gently stamp it onto nails to create perfect circles. Jacqueline DuBois, craftynail.com GEOMETRIC PATTERNS Use tape Apply strips of tape over nails in different directions as you layer different colors. Danielle Black and Jenny Stencel, polishyoupretty.com PAINT SPLATTER Use a plastic straw Place one end into a drop of polish, covering the other end with your finger. Pull it out and blow polish onto nail. Mindy C., prettygossip.com LINES AND STRIPES Use a toothpick Dip the tip into polish, and draw thin lines and stripes over dry, painted nails. Kathryn Romeyn, beautybender.com OMBRÉ EFFECT Use an eye-shadow applicator Brush polish on the applicator, then stipple onto nails. Start at the tip and work down. Alli Fitzpatrick, thedailyvarnish.com allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 37 Be Your Morning Best! Try NEW Morning Energy cereal. It’s got 6g of protein per serving and over 2/3 of your day’s whole grain* to help get you going and keep you going all morning long. SAVE $100 on any ONE (1) Honey Bunches of Oats® Morning Energy Cereal MANUFACTURER’S COUPON EXPIRES 5/15/14 RETAILER: Post Foods, LLC, or an affiliate, will reimburse the face value of this coupon plus handling if submitted in compliance with its Coupon Redemption Policy, previously provided to you and available upon request. Cash value 1/100¢. Coupon can only be distributed by Post Foods, LLC or its agent. Mail to: Post Foods, LLC, P.O. Box 880156, El Paso, TX 88588-0156. Offer expires: 5/15/2014. CONSUMER: One coupon valid for item(s) indicated. Limit one coupon per purchase of products and quantities stated. Limit of 4 like coupons in same shopping trip. No cash back if coupon value exceeds retail price. Any other use constitutes fraud. VOID IF COPIED, TRANSFERRED, PURCHASED OR SOLD. Valid only in the USA, FPOs and APOs. ©2014 Post Foods, LLC. INT 122889 0884912-508295 *Nutritionists recommend at least 3 servings of whole grain foods each day (about 16g per serving or 48g per day) ©2014 Post Foods, LLC. INT 122889 BREAKING NEWS, SMART CURES AND SIMPLE WAYS TO BOOST WELLNESS your health MILK HOW LONG IT REALLY LASTS: One week past the sell-by date in the fridge, one month in the freezer (leave room for expansion) SAFETY TIP: Bad milk turns yellowish, curdles and smells— all signs it’s time to dispose of it. Is Expired Food Safe? If you trash your grub as soon as the expiration date hits, you’re not alone. A recent survey found that more than 90 percent of Americans do the same—even though that date might only indicate the food’s peak quality. Slash your grocery bills (without risking your health) by finding out how long past the date these staples are edible. HOW LONG THEY REALLY LAST: Three weeks past the sell-by date in the fridge; one year in the freezer (out of shell) SAFETY TIP: Store in their original carton in the fridge instead of in egg cradles in the door, where they’d be more vulnerable to temperature changes as it opens and closes. EGGS DRIED GOODS (INCLUDING PASTA, FLOUR AND RICE) HOW LONG THEY REALLY LAST: Pasta and white rice last 8 to 10 years; white flour lasts 1 year from purchase date. Whole grains (brown rice and whole-wheat pasta and flour) keep in the pantry one to two months after the best-by date or a year in the freezer. SAFETY TIP: Fresh, refrigerated pasta lasts a mere two to three days past the sell-by date. MEAT ts that can go bad, Whole grains contain fa so keep them cool and dry. FACEBOOK HOW LONG IT REALLY LASTS: In the fridge, three to five days after purchase for whole cuts of meat, one to two days for ground meat or chicken; in the freezer, about six months for whole meat, four months for ground, nine months for poultry SAFETY TIP: Cook meat thoroughly to kill bacteria. Use a meat thermometer to make sure large pieces hit a safe temperature: 145°F for beef (160°F for ground beef) and 165°F for chicken. overheard on CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: UYEN LE/GETTY IMAGES, 123RF.COM (3), IAN NIXON/GETTY IMAGES, NO CREDIT (2) We asked ALL YOU readers: Would you eat expired food? Absolutely! I buy battered cereal boxes and slightly expired cake mixes. As long as the inner package is not broken, they will last much longer than their expiration date. 87% say yes 13% say no I tried having tomato soup that was slightly expired, and it tasted funky. I don’t mess with dairy that’s past its date at all. If anything’s expired, I toss it—it’s not worth being sick! —Kathi Kull, 38, Spokane, Wash. —Bonnie Miller, 50, Falmouth, Ind. Sources: Melissa Joy Dobbins, RDN, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokeswoman; and Janice Revell, co-founder of stilltasty.com THE GIST Get steamy… with your broccoli Steaming, instead of boiling or microwaving, is the best way to cook this veggie to preserve its potential cancer-fighting powers, according to a new University of Illinois study. Set your kitchen timer for four to five minutes to prevent oversteaming, which could lower the health benefits. Don’t go blank when your doctor asks how often you’ve been having headaches. Instead, easily record all your ills and aches with the Symple symptom tracker app (free; Apple). The big benefit: better, more targeted care for you. allyou.com GET TAPPED IN STAY ON TOP OF YOUR SYMPTOMS MARCH 28, 2014 39 real life ﬁtness Slim Introducing the easiest weight-loss strategy ever! Clip on a pedometer and set a 10,000-step goal Step Your Way orget about having to slog through long workouts to shape up and slim down. Getting ﬁt can be a walk in the park (literally). The secret: Take 10,000 steps per day. Those who do have the lowest body mass index (BMI) and body fat, according to the latest studies. Beyond those beneﬁts, clocking 10,000 steps each day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Walking that distance is so beneﬁcial that many experts say it’s one of the best habits you can adopt for your overall health and ﬁtness. Follow these tips to help you get to 10K, mixing and matching as you like. Losing weight has never been simpler or more fun! By Karen Asp F Get started! Most people in the United States take 5,000 to 6,700 steps daily. Doubling your count right away could leave you burned out or injured. That’s why it’s best to progress gradually. Use this get-started plan: Beginning Monday, wear a pedometer (see “Pedometer Power,” page 43) from the time you get up until you go to bed. On Tuesday, aim to walk 500 more steps than you did Monday. Keep adding 500 each day until you reach 10,000, which you’d ideally hit in 7 to 10 days. overheard from readers | ‘HOW I GET TO 10,000 STEPS’ I check the step count on my pedometer every night, and if I’m within 1,000 of my daily goal, I’ll stand in my room and do jumping jacks, run up and down my hall or have an impromptu session with the Zumba app on my iPad. —Ryanne Hugins, 36, Cary, N.C. 40 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU RUSLAN DASHINSKY/GETTY IMAGES (WOMAN IN SNEAKERS) 15 ways to add 500 (or more!) steps Lace up your sneakers and get inspired by these ideas. Add just one tip every day and you’ll be making great strides. Do the math! People log about 100 steps per minute, according to a study in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. That means in 10 minutes you can go 1,000 steps. 1 Sign up for a weekend walking tour. Bring your family and join other locals and tourists on a trip around your town—which could easily cover a mile. Check with a nearby visitors bureau or visit freetours byfoot.com or a similar site. 2,000 STEPS 2 Take the ﬁve-minute walk with your kids to the bus stop (or to school if you’re close) instead of driving them. Then walk to pick them up after school. 2,000 STEPS Vacuum your house for 20 minutes, moving around as much as possible. 3 overheard from readers ‘HOW I GET TO 10,000 STEPS’ When I have to return something to its place, I do it immediately, rather than keeping a pile of stuf by the stairs for the next time I go up or down. It may not be efcient, but those trips give me extra steps. —Mindy Haar, 56, Woodmere, N.Y. 2,000 STEPS 4 For every 45 minutes you spend at your computer, go for a ﬁve-minute walk around your ofﬁce or neighborhood. Use an online alarm clock, like kukuklok.com, to remind yourself. 500 STEPS Enjoy a 10-minute walk after lunch or dinner each day. Bonus:Walking after a meal helps improve digestion. 1,000 STEPS 5 6 Walk a lap or two around the block before getting the mail out of your mailbox. 1,000 STEPS Need to take a personal call at work or dial a friend at home? Go outside and walk as you talk for 10 minutes. 7 1,000 STEPS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: NO CREDIT, ISTOCKPHOTO, NO CREDIT, 123RF .COM, IMAGE SOURCE/GETTY IMAGES, 123RF .COM, 123RF .COM (ALL FOOTPRINTS) I’ve measured the perimeter of my ofce ﬂoor and found that 10 times around is a mile. So when I have a couple of minutes, I’ll take a quick spin. I shoot for once an hour, adding about a mile to my day. —Donna Maurillo, 68, Scotts Valley, Calif. 9 10 Plan a family outing to a local attraction where walking is the main activity, like the zoo or an amusement park. While grocery shopping, leave your cart or basket at the end of each aisle, walk to get your items, then walk back. 8 4,000 STEPS 1,000 STEPS Before you shop, walk the perimeter on the inside of the store twice. 11 During your kids’ 45-minute soccer practice, walk around the outside of the ﬁeld for at least half the time. 2,000 STEPS 1,000 STEPS allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 41 real life ﬁtness TRICKS TO SNEAK IN STEPS Easy ways to squeeze more into your day. Ditch the drive-through and walk into the coffee shop—which probably will take you 30 seconds each way—to get your caffeine fix. 100 STEPS After you’ve finished grocery shopping, skip the parking-lot cart return and spend a minute walking the shopping cart all the way back to the front of the store. 100 STEPS Whenever you have to wait—like at the bus stop or airport—pace for at least three minutes. 300–400 STEPS Rather than carrying three grocery bags from the car into your house at once, take bags in one at a time, for a total of a minute (and save your back in the process). 100 STEPS Sip from a small coffee cup (4 ounces, say, compared with 16) so you walk that 15 seconds to the coffeepot more frequently. Refill three times during the day. 150 STEPS Every night before bed, walk around your house and clean up for five minutes, placing pillows on the couch and putting away shoes. 250 STEPS 12 Take your pup for a 20-minute stroll. Don’t have a dog? Ask a friend if you can borrow her pooch. 2,000 STEPS I walk my dog, Boomer, twice a day: once in the morning for about an hour [approximately 6,000 steps] and then in the evening for about 20 minutes [2,000 more]. —Karen Johnson, 51, Alexandria, Va. overheard from readers | ‘HOW I GET TO 10,000 STEPS’ I use Walgreens’ Steps with Balance program, which gives you points for miles you walk and logging your weight. After several months, I’ve lost 57 pounds and earned enough points for $75 in rewards coupons. —Kathy Svetz, 44, Streator, Ill. 4,000 STEPS 15 ALLYOU 1,500–2,000 STEPS Instead of meeting your best friend for cofee, catch up during a 30-minute walk. (You can always sip cofee on the go!) 3,000 STEPS 42 MARCH 28, 2014 FROM TOP: NIKADA/GETTY IMAGES, NO CREDIT, 123RF .COM 13 Before you hop in the car to run an errand, assess whether you could be walking instead. A mile to your destination and another mile home is an achievable distance to walk, and you’d save some gas, too. 14 Set your alarm clock 15 to 20 minutes earlier and use that extra time to loop around your neighborhood before heading to work. Pedometer power If you want something To track your strides, try out one of these helpful AllYou–tested gadgets. If you want Fuss-free Tracks steps, and only steps. Its battery lasts a year, which is longer than most at this low price point. AX2710, $15; accusplit.com. Bells and whistles Counts steps, distance and calories burned and syncs wirelessly to computers and smartphones. Use the free app or online dashboard to log your meals, workouts and water consumption, and view your activity over time. You can even compete with friends to see who is the most active. Zip wireless activity tracker, $60; ﬁtbit.com. YOUR 10K DAY Not sure how you’ll reach your goal? Here’s a sample daily step total. Wake up a little earlier to loop around your neighborhood. 2,000 STEPS Meet a friend for a 30-minute walk. 3,000 STEPS If you want to If you want to share results on Push yourself Tallies both normal steps and “aerobic steps,” so you’re motivated to do more at a brisk pace. Alvita Ultimate, $30; store .omronhealthcare.com. Social media Tabs steps, distance and calories burned. Syncs up with MapMyWalk (free; Google Play and iTunes), an app that helps you spread the word about your success on Facebook and Twitter, which can give you additional encouragement. SYNC Walk, $19; walmart.com. Take a 10-minute walking break from computer work. 1,000 STEPS Vacuum for 20 minutes. 2,000 STEPS 20% OFF at store.omronhealthcare.com Code: ALLYOU20 Expires: 3/28/14 Walk to the bus stop and back to pick up your kids. Get yours for free Seventy readers could win this pedometer! Enter at allyou.com/sweepstakes. See official rules on page 107. 1,000 STEPS 123RF .COM (PERSON SILHOUETTE) 27 THE POWER OF PEDOMETERS % Percentage increase in daily physical activity when people wear a pedometer 7,473 STEPS 322 CALORIES* 3.2 MILES Take a 15-minute walk after dinner. 1,500 STEPS 9,656 STEPS 416 CALORIES* 4.2 MILES Tidy up the house before bed. WITHOUT A PEDOMETER WITH A PEDOMETER 250 STEPS *Based on a 150-pound woman | Source: Journal of the American Medical Association Sources: Bruce Bailey, PhD, associate professor of exercise sciences at Brigham Young University in Utah; David R. Bassett Jr., PhD, professor of kinesiology, recreation and sport studies at the University of Tennessee; Amy Dixon, Reebok walking expert and celebrity trainer in Santa Monica, Calif.; Lisa Kinder, personal trainer in Los Angeles and star of the 10 Minute Solution DVD; Leslie Sansone, creator of the Walk at Home workouts; Cindy Whitmarsh, ﬁtness expert and trainer in San Diego TOTAL: 10,750 allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 43 AllergyProof Your Day Beat itchy eyes, sneezing and a runny nose with these dawn-to-dusk ﬁxes N ow that hay fever season is looming, your ﬁrst instinct might be to pop an anti histamine. That’s not such a bad idea after all: If you have allergies, one of the best things you can do is start taking medications early, even before symptoms kick in. But it’s also smart to make tweaks to your daily routine to avoid whatever sparks those symptoms. Read on for easy, efective ways to keep snifes at bay 24/7. By Nicole DeCoursy Mead 2 p.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. IN THE MORNING Open your blinds, not your windows Tree and grass pollen—the main causes of spring allergies—can drift into your house if you raise your windows even a crack, especially during early-morning hours, when tree pollen counts are typically highest. Stuffy inside? Run the air conditioning, but change ﬁlters before each season to remove pollen, dust and mold. If you’re really suffering, invest in an air puriﬁer with a HEPA ﬁlter to capture lingering allergens, or install a HEPA ﬁlter in your central AC. Your medication questions, answered Experts say the most potent over-the-counter antihistamine is Zyrtec (cetirizine), and it’s worth trying that if other pills haven’t helped. Still, most other antihistamines are also effective; it’s just a matter of ﬁnding the one that works best for you, and that might take some trial and error. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: STEPHANIE RAUSSER/TRUNK ARCHIVE, FLOORTJE/GETTY IMAGES, TUNA TIRKAZ/GETTY IMAGES Which one is really the best? Check the day’s pollen count Visit weather.com, watch the local news or download the pollen.com Allergy Alert app (free; Android, iPhone). If the count is high, stay indoors as much as possible. Can you develop a tolerance? It’s possible to become insensitive to an allergy medication after using it for four to six weeks. When that happens, stop taking it and try another one for three to four weeks. Then you can go back to the original for another try. It should be effective again. Sport shades Especially when it’s breezy, sunglasses block allergens from blowing into—and irritating—eyes. Is taking a generic OK? Yes. For popular allergy medications, the generic and brand-name options have the same amount of the active ingredient. be health smart 2 P.M. 8 A.M. 8 P.M. IN THE AFTERNOON Take a breather Research shows that stress can aggravate allergic reactions, even a full day after an anxiety-producing event. That might be because as stress hormones in your body rise, so do levels of cytokines—proteins we produce as part of the allergic response. To keep an even keel during allergy season, breathe deeply, listen to tunes you love or work out regularly. Surprising food triggers Are your allergy symptoms always awful? The foods you’re eating might be partially to blame. Many raw fruits and vegetables have proteins similar to those found in tree, grass and weed pollens, so your body responds to them in the same way. Telltale signs of a so-called cross-reaction with food or drink—which up to a third of people with seasonal allergies experience—include an itchy mouth and tongue and swollen lips. Consider cutting the following edibles from your diet (or peeling or cooking them before eating—which can reduce the effects) during allergy season to ride it out more comfortably. Snack on yogurt People who consumed a yogurt drink containing the probiotic Lactobacillus casei once a day for ﬁve months had lower levels of an antibody that produces allergy symptoms, according to a British study. Researchers are now investigating whether that might actually lessen the severity of those symptoms. In the meantime, it couldn’t hurt to take probiotic supplements or indulge your love of Greek yogurt. Just check the label to see if it contains L. casei. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: LETIZIA LE FUR/PHOTONONSTOP/CORBIS, DONALD ERICKSON/GETTY IMAGES, ANATAGAIN/GETTY IMAGES, 123RF .COM, HEIKO MARTIN/GETTY IMAGES, RUA CASTILHO/STOCKFOOD If you’re allergic to…tree pollens AVOID almonds, apples, celery, cherries, hazelnuts, parsley, pears Exercise outside? Go ahead, before the sun sets. If you prefer to run or walk outdoors, do so in the afternoon, when pollen counts are lower. But if your allergies are really bad, you’re better off sticking with gym or home workouts. 2 P.M. 8 A.M. 8 P.M. If you’re allergic to…grass pollens AVOID melons, oranges, tomatoes IN THE EVENING Kick off your shoes Eat salmon Participants in a German study who consumed the highest amount of EPA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in fatty ﬁsh, like salmon, had a lower risk of developing hay fever. The substance might quash allergy symptoms by reducing inﬂammation in the body. Don’t eat ﬁsh regularly? You can still reap the beneﬁts by taking an omega-3 supplement that contains EPA. This will prevent you from tracking pollen all over the house. Better yet, strip of your clothes (which also collect allergens) and hop into the shower so pollen doesn’t linger on your hair and body. Run the bathroom exhaust fan to keep humidity down and reduce mold spores—another allergy trigger. If you’re allergic to…weed pollens AVOID bell peppers, carrots, celery, coriander, fennel, parsley, sunﬂower seeds Ban Fido and Kitty from your bed Long-haired outdoor pets can carry pollen and can themselves be sneezeinducers. Pop a 24-hour pill Yes—before bed. Some antihistamines can make you drowsy. Plus, many take an hour or two to kick in. That means they’ll start working while you’re asleep and you’ll be symptom-free when you step out the door tomorrow. If you’re allergic to…ragweed pollens AVOID bananas, cantaloupe, chamomile tea, cucumbers, honeydew, watermelon, zucchini Additional reporting by Maggie Puniewska and Alyssa Walter. Sources: Clifford Bassett, MD, medical director at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York; Paul Ehrlich, MD, a past president of the New York Allergy and Asthma Society; Neeta Ogden, MD, an allergist in New York City; Vincent Tubiolo, MD, an allergy, asthma and immunology specialist in Santa Barbara, Calif. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 45 expert advice HEALTH Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD EXPERT Your diet questions answered Use these research-tested tips to eat better and lose weight Q A Avoid that postwedding weight Get savvy about sugar substitutes I got married last year and have gained 10 pounds since then, even though I don’t think I’m eating differently. What’s going on? Studies show you’re not alone: In the ﬁrst ﬁve years of marriage, men and women in their early 20s gain 6 to 9 pounds more than their single friends. Researchers theorize that’s because married couples lead a more sedentary and calorie-laden life—exercising less, while dining out and watching television more. Even if you think your eating habits haven’t changed, you might be consuming larger portions to match your husband (and not realizing it!) or having nibbles of his favorite high-calorie snacks. Getting hitched doesn’t inevitably lead to love handles, however; all Q A I put artiﬁcial sweetener in my coffee every day. Is it bad for me? FROM TOP: NO CREDIT, TIM ROBERTS/GETTY IMAGES, CULTURA/CORBIS you need are some strategies to skirt the pitfalls. For instance, if you’re going to snack while you watch TV together, make air-popped popcorn (only 100 calories for 3 cups) so you don’t end up diving into a bag of calorie-rich chips. Next, rather than planning nights out around restaurants, opt for foodless dates such as bowling, ice skating or walking in the park. And if you are dining out, split an entree and pair it with a clear-broth soup or a light salad. Sharing a meal doesn’t just save you calories and cash; it also can feel more intimate—a win-win! Many people are concerned about the potential health effects of sugar substitutes, but according to current research, there aren’t any known dangers. However, artiﬁcial sweeteners don’t necessarily help you lose weight. Most studies show that their pound-shedding effects are negligible; some even suggest their artiﬁcially sweet taste might stimulate your appetite, leading you to crave and eat more sweet things. While it’s ﬁne to use artiﬁcial sweeteners, if you prefer the taste of real sugar, know that it can be a part of a balanced diet. Sugar has only 16 calories per teaspoon, so as long as you are paying attention to your overall calorie intake, a little won’t hurt. Snack smarter during your cycle Q A Every month, I feel ravenous around my period.What’s the reason for this? It is true that hormonal ﬂuctuations cause women to burn more calories at certain times of their menstrual cycle—which might make them slightly hungrier. One study found that during the two weeks leading up to their period, most women burned from 8 percent to 16 percent more calories than at other times. That’s about 225 calories per day. Still, it’s not enough to justify downing double cheeseburgers because you have PMS; just add an extra 200-calorie snack to ﬁght cravings. Want a sweet? Have a small scoop of ice cream or an ounce of dark chocolate. For a salty crunch, try string cheese with whole-grain crackers. If you tend to get mood swings, a food high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon or tuna, can help. Dawn Jackson Blatner is the author of The Flexitarian Diet. � Ask ALL YOU… Do you have a diet or ﬁtness question? Visit allyou.com/your-health. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 47 STRESS BUSTERS, MOOD LIFTERS AND NEW WAYS TO GET MORE OUT OF LIFE your world FACEBOOK GET TAPPED IN overheard on Start Mending Fences Whether they’re cranking music at odd hours or their pooch leaves presents on your lawn, neighbors can get on your last nerve. According to a recent findlaw.com survey, 4 in 10 Americans have clashed with people living nearby. We asked All You readers for their most common conflicts and how they resolved the issues. @ BE A FREEBIE FIEND ‘My gripe—and how we reached a resolution.’ My neighbor’s dogs barked whenever they saw me, so I hoped they just needed to get used to my presence. I spent a lot of time outside, and now the barking has decreased significantly. —Valerie Poteete, 46, Las Vegas I love hosting dinner parties, but the elderly woman next door always complained about the noise. I offered to cut the music earlier, and it helped keep the peace. —Davida Brown, 42, Washington, D.C. My neighbor tried to get me to gang up on another neighbor who ran his sprinklers twice a day. I stayed out of it, which was a lot better than a lawn war. —Amy Keyishian, 46, San Francisco 39 % PETS/ ANIMALS SOLUTION: Let time work its magic. My former neighbor used to get angry when our guests parked in front of her house. I knew I couldn’t control everyone, but I told regular visitors to avoid that spot. —Deborah Skolnik, 46, Scarsdale, N.Y. Love getting samples gratis? A new website, pinchme.com, lets you try hundreds of products from your favorite brands. The catch? You just have to fill out online surveys within 30 days. So worth it! 22 % NOISE SOLUTION: Strike a deal. 10–12 POINTS That’s how much ﬁnancial stress lowers your IQ.Why? Cash worries can distract you from various mental tasks. Help combat a money-induced brain drain by setting your bills to auto-pay. 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Discover Book Club ideas for Evening Stars at www.BlackberryIsland.com. ® and TM are trademarks owned and used by the trademark owner and/or its licensee. © 2014 Harlequin Enterprises Limited be inspired We Make Ends Meet Without Money As family budgets get cut to the bone, an increasing number of people are trading a more meaningful commodity than money. Here’s how the growing trend of time banking is helping folks in and around Brattleboro, Vt., become stronger and closer ting medica l ai d Justine Jeffrey, 61 t lp ge He Amanda Witman, 40 Mu sic les son s Ch ild car e dit cre n o ti za ts eri tac h t on a c e s W es sin Bu Ho re me pa irs Abby Mnookin, 37 ls ea M irs pa re me Ho Randy Bright, 49 Hom repa e irs rk Yard wo Lissa Schneckenburger, 34 hat do you do when your water heater breaks, you’re injured and need an at-home nurse, or your daughter is pining for violin lessons and you just can’t scrape together the cash to hire someone to help? Enter time trading, a practice akin to bartering that’s undergoing a quiet resurgence. Members of a community band together to pool their talents and resources; instead of swapping dollars, the unit of currency is an hour of your time. You might sign up to offer baby-sitting or car rides, or your teens could rake someone’s lawn. You “earn” hours and can “spend” W them on any service offered by other participants, such as electrical repairs or accounting. Currently more than 300 time banks exist in the United States. Time banks not only help their members manage on smaller incomes; they also have an extra value: Neighbors get to know neighbors, and friendships are forged. To see such rewards in action— financial, social and otherwise—trace the interconnected lives of these five members of a time bank in one community and see how it has enriched every single one of their lives. By Gillian Aldrich allyou.com SCOTT JONES MARCH 28, 2014 51 be inspired THE BUDGET BEATER THE HEALED HEALER I couldn’t afford as nice a life without this group —Amanda Witman After I broke my neck, time traders took care of me for months —Justine Jeffrey hree years ago, I was in a tough spot. My husband and I had separated, and I was in a large house that needed lots of repairs. I was homeschooling my kids and working part-time from home doing website customer service. I had a huge financial challenge. My friends knew I was overwhelmed, and more than one said I should join the Brattleboro Time Trade. At first I thought, Who has time to trade?! Then I learned that you can run a deficit—get help immediately and pay back the time when you’re able. So I posted requests on the website to fix up my house. I’d hoped one or two members would respond, but a bunch of people ended up offering assistance. Randy Bright [read his story at right] fixed holes in the wall and replaced my water-pressure tank. Other people hauled a bunch of stuff to the dump, replaced ancient wiring and helped me plant a vegetable garden. Before joining the group, I never would have been comfortable requesting all that help. But you don’t feel like you’re pestering anyone, because people happily volunteer for the jobs and they always show up with a smile. And even though I’m so tight on time, I’ve always been able to find jobs that fit my schedule, like baby-sitting or making someone a meal. In fact, my whole family pitches in. I’ll tell my kids—Everest, 15, Alden, 14, Ellery, 11, and Avery, 9—that we’re stacking wood for our neighbor in order to get our light fixture fixed. It makes them feel useful. In fact, we’ve come to realize the value of some of our hobbies, like making music. Once we earned four time-trade hours by playing together as a family at a local garden party: two fiddles, a guitar and a pennywhistle! T W hen I joined the Brattleboro Time Trade a few years ago, I offered up my skills as a painmanagement therapist. It was rewarding to help people who might not otherwise be able to afford my services. Then something happened last spring that made me appreciate the group in a whole new way: While driving during a torrential downpour, I lost control of my car, which flipped over four times. At the hospital, doctors told me I’d broken my neck, and I realized I would have to remain on my back in a brace for at least six months. My entire family lives in California. I left the hospital knowing I’d make it but that I’d still need help. Within days of arriving home, I was in contact with other members of the group, many of whom I knew or recognized from the monthly meetings. Someone would call weekly to see if I had new needs to put in the Time Trade newsletter. People dropped by to deliver meals, help around the house or stack firewood. Some of them even helped change my neck brace. Now I’m doing better, and I am more grateful than words can express. Amanda gives Yard work Firewood stacking Child care Home-cooked meals Administrative work Musical performances 52 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU Amanda gets Home repairs and electrical work Trash removal Bike maintenance Music lessons Juggling lessons Justine gives Pain-management therapy Movement training Justine gets Caregiving Meal delivery Housecleaning Firewood stacking THE MUSICIAN I’ve never felt more connected to my neighbors —Lissa Schneckenburger M THE FIXER Helping people in the community gives my life purpose —Randy Bright M y dad was a handyman who taught me growing up that I could learn to fix or make anything, and I’ve never lost that. In 1998 I renovated my own house during nights and weekends off from my insurance job. But after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, it felt important to make a difference in the world, so I got a job making homes more energy-efficient for low-income people. Just like that change, joining the Brattleboro Time Trade was about being part of the solution rather than part of the problem. When I joined, it was clear that handy people were in high demand. And, since I am divorced, I thought, Great, I’ll meet single women! That hasn’t panned out yet, but I have expanded my circle of friends. I’ve used some of my timetrade hours for home-cooked meals. It has aided me financially, too: I’ve developed a referral network that has helped get my own energy-efficiency business off the ground. My private business keeps me busy, but I still do time trades, and I often donate the hours I earn. The trades give me something intangible that just makes me feel good. I especially like showing my daughter, Nora (who’s 14 and often comes along to help out), that not every exchange is about money. One time, I got a call about a woman who was bedridden. Her daughter was out, and her wood stove was backdrafting carbon monoxide into her house. It was a simple fix, but had I not answered my phone and been there soon, she could have died. I didn’t say anything to her at the time, but that experience really affected me. My seemingly small choices to help someone might not be a big deal to me, but they could have far-reaching—even life-changing—effects on others. y husband, Corey DiMario, 36, and I are professional musicians. I sing and play the fiddle; Corey plays the double bass. We’re on the road roughly 200 days a year with our 4-year-old son, Hunter, so the Brattleboro Time Trade helps us feel grounded in town. I give fiddle lessons—it’s great for those who normally can’t afford them. In return, we get a lot of help around the house and with Hunter. Although time trading is a huge financial help, what I love most about it is the unexpected encounters I have with people, as well as the bonds they create. One time I helped an elderly lady remove a carpet from her stairs, and as we worked together she told me about her house, the people who built it in the early 1900s, her family history and her life. It was fascinating. Making connections with people I wouldn’t otherwise have met is meaningful to me. I was already friendly with Amanda Witman through the local music community, and now I give her daughter Ellery fiddle lessons, and both of her girls baby-sit Hunter. One time Corey and I got a lastminute out-of-town gig, and we needed someone to watch Hunter. He loves Amanda, and she agreed to come along for the weekend. Although technically she was there to be with him while we played, she is a big music fan, and we spent most of the weekend together. She helped me out, and we had a great time in the process. I see Amanda and her kids play music around town—at the farmers market and Irish fiddle sessions at a pub. It’s a real community experience, and it’s amazing to see Ellery gain the confidence to hop up with the group and try out techniques I’ve taught her. To me, time trading is a lot like music: It brings people together and creates a sense of community. What better way could there be to spend my time? Randy gives Weatherization and insulation Energy audits Home repairs Car rides Yard work Randy gets Home-cooked meals Business contacts Computer help Massage therapy Lissa gives Fiddle lessons Baby-sitting Car rides Garden weeding Lissa gets Yard work Plumbing Electrical work Housecleaning Landscape design Child care MARCH 28, 2014 53 allyou.com be inspired THE CONNECTOR We raise each other’s kids together —Abby Mnookin Time is efore I had my daughter in 2012, I left my job as a high school science teacher to stay at home. Caring for a newborn often felt isolating and overwhelming. I was ready to hire a baby sitter but, living on only one income, that was too expensive. So, as a coordinator of the Brattleboro Time Trade, I contacted other parents and we broadened our group’s child-care network. We really believed in the “It takes a village” maxim, so we started baby-sitting for each other regularly. The time off enabled me to pursue a grad-school class, go out on dates, get errands done and work 15 hours each week for the Time Trade, answering calls and e-mail from our 230 members and posting announcements. Of course, there are frustrations (some people are less motivated to orchestrate a time exchange than they would be if money were involved) but when it works, and it often does, it’s amazing. When I heard last year that one of our members broke her leg while on a hike, and needed someone to retrieve her car from the trailhead and get her some groceries, I found it gratifying that so many volunteers jumped to her aid. Some time-traders have become good friends who assist without even clocking their hours. Ultimately, that’s what this is all about. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need an organization to pull us together—we’d just be neighbors and friends helping one another. B Find (or create) a time-trade network in your community DO YOUR RESEARCH Locate existing groups at timebanks.org, which has a map of networks across the United States. To start a time bank of your own, consult the website’s manual or the one at hourworld.org. Both sites also offer training at a cost. GATHER A GROUP Start small by getting at least 10 people to commit, ideally ones with distinct skill sets and interests. From there you can gradually grow your base through word of mouth. Bear in mind that larger numbers require more coordination and oversight. TALK TECH There is time bank–specific software that sets up an intranet where members post and answer requests. You can get a free version at hourworld.org. APPOINT AN ADMINISTRATOR Most successful time banks pay a coordinator to take care of administrative duties and offset the cost by registering for nonprofit status so they can raise funds. If there is no budget available, consider paying an administrator with time-trade hours. ENCOURAGE INVOLVEMENT The sooner members trade, the more likely they are to stick with it. Set a goal for members to use or give a service within the first two weeks of operation. From there, consider organizing monthly potlucks. Regular gatherings create a sense of community, and they help people develop connections that inspire them to trade. money Abby gives Membership and outreach coordinating for the Brattleboro Time Trade Garden help Child care Abby gets Child care Dog walking Firewood stacking Hemming and tailoring Garden help Bike tune-ups Patio construction Home weatherization Trade with a little common sense Be specific and detailed. If materials are involved in a request or offer, establish who will provide them. Respect the rules. Be punctual, of course, and don’t ask for more than is offered or give less than what is expected. Take note. When setting up terms, it helps for both parties to put their agreement in writing to avoid misunderstandings. fair 54 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU promotion love at ﬁrst bite FAll in love with ReAl simple’s new dinneRwARe collection: beAutiFully veRsAtile And chip-ResistAnt in swoon-woRthy coloRs. AvAilAble exclusively At bed bAth & beyond. bedbathandbeyond.com/realsimpledinnerware is a registered trademark of Time Inc. REAL SIMPLE ® shown in Red s e e t h e w h o l e l i n e at b e d b at h a n d b e yo n d.co m / r e a l s i m p l e expert advice Your relationship questions answered Thoughtful ways to deal with marriage and family issues Strategically encourage helpful behavior RELATIONSHIP EXPERT Nancy Carole Rybski, PhD Teach a child to stand up for a classmate Q A All of a sudden my 3-year-old son decided that he’s a superhero. I can’t do anything around the house without “Super Greg” wanting to pitch in. I love that he’s so eager to lend a hand, but he’s just too little to do most things. I’m afraid if I keep saying no he’ll give up. What should I do? Your son is going through a phase in which he’s testing his abilities. Not only is he trying to please you, he is learning good social skills. Talk to your husband and come up with a plan for what to do each time your super son asks to help. For example, if he wants to do a task that he’s capable of, give your husband a wink, Q A My daughter, who is 8 years old, is very sensitive. Some of the other kids on her bus tease one boy, and this upsets her so much, she comes home in tears almost every day. Should I be concerned that she’s taking it so hard? Q A Accept a college student’s independence communicate more with her. Plan to Skype once a week, and text her about her favorite TV shows. Ask her to send you a postcard from Mexico. And, when she’s cramming for exams, remember: College kids love care packages from home, so write her a letter to send along with some cookies. Be sure, though, to recognize that you’re probably just going through the same thing most parents do when their kids go off to college. Immerse yourself in hobbies and activities you like, get together with your girlfriends or join a book club to meet new pals. Your daughter is having fun; you should, too. I have a daughter who is a freshman at a college across the country. She has saved up her money and is planning to go to Mexico with her roommates for spring break. I know that such vacations are a rite of passage, but I’m feeling abandoned. I really want her to come home and spend time with me. Am I just being selﬁsh? Don’t hold the trip against your daughter. It is not indicative of her relationship with you; she just wants to have fun with her friends. If you’re feeling lonesome, make it a goal to Nancy Carole Rybski, PhD, is a marriage and family therapist in Wausau, Wis. 56 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU � Ask ALL YOU… Do you have a relationship question? Visit allyou.com/relationships. FROM TOP: NO CREDIT, JOSE LUIS PELAEZ INC./GETTY IMAGES, STOCKBYTE/GETTY IMAGES and the two of you can play along and let him take the reins. If the task is harder, alter it. For example, if your son can’t lift the laundry basket, give him towels to hang near the bath. Or if he isn’t able to carry all the plates to the table, ask him to take one. He can feel like his contributions are important and can bond more closely with you both. It sounds as though your daughter has a tender heart. That’s a good thing. In this case, encourage her to be brave rather than cry—it would help with her assertiveness. She can report the behavior to the bus driver and the boy’s teacher. If she’s afraid of retaliation, she could take notes for you: the boy’s name, what happened on the bus and who’s involved. Then you could talk to the driver and teacher, but your daughter would still have a sense of accomplishment. Also, praise her for her kindness. Let her know that the world is full of caring people who treat others with respect, and that you’re proud she’s one of them. Readers’ favorite recipes, I had ﬁsh tacos at a restaurant ckson, 31, and Ja da an m A xas Red Oak, Te thought, I could make these at home for less. I did, and they’re great! Not only is this dish re, 41, Jenna Moo .C. really Durham, N fast to throw together, the leftovers are really versatile. Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. Serves: 4 Cost per serving: $2.27 2 cups shredded cabbage (about ¼ head) 2 Tbsp. prepared chipotle mayonnaise Salt and pepper ½ cup ﬁne cornmeal 2 8-oz. tilapia ﬁllets, sliced lengthwise into 8 1-inch strips 1 tsp. seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay) ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 avocado, pitted and thinly sliced 8 corn tortillas, warmed 1 lime, cut into wedges 2 Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hr. 15 min. Serves: 8 Cost per serving: $1.24 8 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1 tsp. crumbled dried rosemary 3 Tbsp. olive oil 3 Tbsp. white wine ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 8 5-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 3½ lb. total ¼ cup all-purpose ﬂour Cooked rice, mashed potatoes or egg noodles for serving, optional 2 3 1 In a medium bowl, stir together cabbage and 1 Mix garlic, rosemary, olive oil, wine, salt, pepper and 2 Tbsp. water in YOU ASKED FOR IT! JULIE BIDWELL, FOOD STYLING: PAUL GRIMES, PROP STYLING: STEPHANIE HANES (TACOS); KATE SEARS, FOOD STYLING: JAMIE KIMM, PROP STYLING: ELIZABETH BLAKE (CHICKEN); MANFRED KOH (BINDER CLIPS); ISTOCKPHOTO (BACKGROUNDS) Chipotle Fish Tacos mayonnaise to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Place cornmeal in a shallow bowl. Season ﬁsh with salt and pepper and rub with seafood seasoning. Dredge both sides in cornmeal. Warm oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches if necessary, place ﬁsh in a single layer in skillet. Cook, turning as necessary, until exterior is crisp and browned and center is translucent, 3 to 5 minutes total. Remove to a paper towel–lined plate. Repeat with remaining ﬁsh, if necessary. Divide coleslaw, ﬁsh and avocado among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges. PER SERVING: 538 Cal., 28g Fat (3g Sat.), 78mg Chol., 7g Fiber, 33g Pro., 41g Carb., 608mg Sod. Rosemary SlowCooker Chicken a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Mix well. Add chicken and turn each piece to coat well. Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender and cooked through, 3 to 4 hours. Transfer chicken to a platter and tent loosely with foil. Remove ½ cup cooking liquid from slow cooker; place in a small bowl. Whisk in ﬂour until no lumps remain. Pour ﬂour mixture back into slow cooker and whisk until smooth.Turn heat to high and cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes.Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Drizzle sauce over chicken and serve with rice, mashed potatoes or egg noodles, if desired. PER SERVING: 256 Cal., 7g Fat (1g Sat.), 99mg Chol., 0g Fiber, 40g Pro., 4g Carb., 257mg Sod. all under $10! My husband and I both y, 59, absolutely Ronna Farle d. Rockville, M love this dish. It’s healthy without tasting too healthy. The tastiest ideas— straight from your kitchen EXTRA VALUE! Scan each dish to save the recipe and shop for ingredients. See page 6. This no-fuss dish also llivan, 28, Su en re au works M .Y. Brooklyn, N great as an appetizer on slices of toasted crusty bread. Southwestern Stuffed Squash JULIE BIDWELL, FOOD STYLING: PAUL GRIMES, PROP STYLING: STEPHANIE HANES (SQUASH); KATE SEARS, FOOD STYLING: CARRIE PURCELL, PROP STYLING: GERRI WILLIAMS FOR JAMES REPS (SALAD) 1 Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. Serves: 4 Cost per serving: $2.28 Salt and pepper 2 medium yellow squash 2 medium zucchini 1 Tbsp. olive oil 8 oz. ground turkey 1 clove garlic, minced 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed 1½ tsp. chili powder ¼ tsp. cayenne 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. cumin ½ medium onion, chopped ½ small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 small tomato, chopped 3 Tbsp. taco sauce ½ cup shredded Cheddar ¼ cup sour cream 2 3 In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook yellow squash and zucchini until tender, about 5 minutes; drain. Trim ends and halve each squash lengthwise. Scoop out centers and chop ﬂesh. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add turkey and cook, stirring, until no pink remains, about 4 minutes. Stir in chopped squash and remaining ingredients through tomato. Cover and cook until vegetables are just tender, stirring twice, about 10 minutes.Taste and season with salt and pepper. Spread 1 tsp. taco sauce into each squash half. Mound with ﬁlling and sprinkle with cheese.Top with sour cream and serve. PER SERVING: 318 Cal., 16g Fat (6g Sat.), 70mg Chol., 8g Fiber, 21g Pro., 28g Carb., 978mg Sod. Tuna and White Bean Salad Prep: 10 min. Serves: 4 Cost per serving: $1.59 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ cup olive oil Salt and pepper 1 15-oz. can white beans, drained and rinsed 2 5-oz. cans water-packed chunk light tuna, drained and ﬂaked 1 large tomato, cored, seeded and chopped ½ small red onion, ﬁnely chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 6 oz. mixed greens, optional 1 2 In a small bowl, mix juice, mustard and garlic. Add oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly. Taste and season with pepper. Mix beans, tuna, tomato, onion and parsley in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat.Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve over mixed greens, if desired. PER SERVING: 353 Cal., 28g Fat (2g Sat.), 38mg Chol. 6g Fiber, 28g Pro., 28g Carb., 736mg Sod. Kitchen TIPS Snack safely. If you’re concerned about mercury, chunk light is a better choice than albacore. The latter has nearly three times as much of the toxic organic compounds. Dress up. Double the dressing recipe. Refrigerate and use on green salads all week long. Now you never have to choose between CLIPPING A COUPON in the magazine Find this month’s recipes at /food/recipes and KEEPING A RECIPE. feed your family THIS WEEK’S menu 1 Week, 5 Easy Meals MARMALADE-GLAZED CHICKEN THIGHS Jump-start meal planning with simple recipes and a one-stop shopping list BAKED EGGS WITH TOMATOES AND PARMESAN HAM STEAK WITH CHIPOTLE-MUSTARD SAUCE FLANK STEAK WITH SALSA VERDE Healthy OPTION RYAN BENYI, FOOD STYLING: JAMIE KIMM, PROP STYLING: GERRI WILLIAMS FOR JAMES REPS Monday PENNE WITH TUNA, CAPERS AND BEANS Marmalade-Glazed Chicken Thighs Prep: 2 min. Cook: 20 min. Serves: 4 Cost per serving: $1.74 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs Salt and pepper 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil ½ cup orange marmalade 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 2 tsp. lemon juice YOUR GROCERY COSTS* Chicken $6.96 Baked eggs $5.20 Ham $9.92 Flank steak $13.28 Penne $5.92 1 2 TOTAL $41.28 *FOR A FAMIL Y OF FOUR 3 Set a rack 6 inches from heat source and preheat broiler to high. Season chicken on all sides with salt and pepper. Melt butter with oil over medium-high heat in a large ovenproof skillet. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes per side. Combine marmalade, mustard and lemon juice 4 in a small bowl. Stir until blended. Pour off fat from skillet. Add marmalade mixture and turn chicken several times to coat. Place skillet in oven and broil chicken until glazed and cooked through, about 10 minutes.Turn often, watching so it doesn’t scorch. PER SERVING: 379 Cal., 18g Fat (6g Sat.), 130mg Chol., 0g Fiber, 27g Pro., 27g Carb., 498mg Sod. 60 MARCH 28, 2014 ALL YOU SCAN EACH DISH TO SAVE THE RECIPE AND SHOP FOR INGREDIENTS. See page 6. Tuesday Baked Eggs with Tomatoes and Parmesan Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. Serves: 4 Cost per serving: $1.30 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into small pieces (plus more for preparing dishes) 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 Tbsp. ﬁnely chopped fresh thyme 2 cups tomato sauce 8 large eggs Salt and pepper 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan Breakfast FOR DINNER 2 3 1 Preheat oven to 425°F . Butter four baking dishes no more than 1 inch deep and large enough to hold 2 eggs. Rub insides and bottoms of each baking dish with half a clove of garlic, pressing hard. Discard garlic. Divide 2Tbsp. butter evenly among baking dishes and sprinkle with thyme. Spoon in equal amounts of tomato sauce. Use back of a spoon to form 2 indentations in tomato sauce; break 1 egg in each. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with Parmesan. Place dishes on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until egg whites are opaque and yolks are ﬁrm around edges, 13 to 15 minutes. Serve hot. PER SERVING: 258 Cal., 17g Fat (7g Sat.), 390mg Chol., 2g Fiber, 16g Pro., 12g Carb., 728mg Sod. Kitchen TIP Change the cheese. You could swap the Parmesan for shredded Swiss cheese, Cheddar or Jack if you like. Wednesday Quick & EASY Ham Steak with Chipotle-Mustard Sauce Prep: 5 min. Cook: 8 min. Serves: 4 Cost per serving: $2.48 1 bone-in fully cooked ham steak (about 1¼ lb.) 2 Tbsp. olive oil ½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup Dijon mustard 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, split open, seeds removed, pepper ﬁnely chopped 2 tsp. white-wine or cider vinegar Salt and pepper over medium-high heat. Add ham and cook until lightly browned and heated through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Combine mayonnaise, mustard, chipotle and vinegar in a small bowl. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve ham warm with sauce on the side. PER SERVING: 410 Cal., 32g Fat (6g Sat.), 61mg Chol., 0g Fiber, 22g Pro., 0g Carb., 2,622mg Sod. 3 Kitchen TIPS Freeze it. To save the rest of a can of chipotles, portion individual ones into plastic bags with a little adobo sauce. Store in the freezer. Stay saucy. Keep extra chipotle-mustard sauce covered in the fridge for up to 1 week. MARCH 28, 2014 61 1 2 Using a sharp paring knife, score ham on 1 side to prevent curling. Pat dry with paper towels. In a skillet large enough to hold ham ﬂat, warm oil allyou.com feed your family Thursday Flank Steak with Salsa Verde Prep: 10 min. Cook: 12 min. Serves: 4 Cost per serving: $3.32 1 ﬂank steak (about 1½ lb.), trimmed Salt and pepper ½ cup olive oil 1 small onion, ﬁnely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. capers, chopped ½ cup chopped fresh parsley 2 tsp. lemon juice ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper 1 tinned anchovy ﬁllet, rinsed, dried and ﬁnely chopped, optional 1 2 3 4 Preheat a gas grill to medium-high. Season steak with salt and pepper. Pulse remaining ingredients and anchovy, if desired, in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Grill steak 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let stand for 5 minutes. Thinly slice steak against the grain and serve, passing sauce on the side. PER SERVING: 441 Cal., 35g Fat (7g Sat.), 53mg Chol., 1g Fiber, 27g Pro., 4g Carb., 474mg Sod. Family FAVORITE Friday RYAN BENYI, FOOD STYLING: JAMIE KIMM, PROP STYLING: GERRI WILLIAMS FOR JAMES REPS Penne with Tuna, Capers and Beans One-dish DINNER Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. Serves: 4 Cost per serving: $1.48 Salt 12 oz. penne 1 5-oz. can tuna packed in oil 1 15.5-oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 2 Tbsp. capers, chopped 2 tsp. lemon juice ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan Several fresh basil leaves, torn into large pieces 2 3 1 62 MARCH 28, 2014 ALL YOU Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 11 minutes, or as package label directs. Put tuna and oil from can into a small heatproof bowl and gently ﬂake with a fork. Add beans, capers and lemon juice. Stir to combine, taking care not to crush beans. Ladle in ½ cup of boiling water from pot with pasta. Drain pasta and return to pot. Add tuna mixture and olive oil; toss gently. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan, top with basil and serve warm. PER SERVING: 611 Cal., 19g Fat (3g Sat.), 9mg Chol., 8g Fiber, 29g Pro., 80g Carb., 869mg Sod. SCAN EACH DISH TO SAVE THE RECIPE AND SHOP FOR INGREDIENTS. See page 6. WEEKLY MEALS shopping list Meat and poultry 1 ﬂank steak (about 1½ lb.) 1 bone-in fully cooked ham steak (about 1¼ lb.) 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs Fruits and vegetables 1 medium Gala apple 1 medium Granny Smith apple ½ cup green seedless grapes ½ cup red or black seedless grapes 4 lemons 1 medium red Anjou pear 1 small onion Several fresh basil leaves 3 cloves garlic ½ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme Dairy 4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter 8 large eggs BudgetFRIENDLY Other ½ cup orange marmalade 2 cups tomato sauce 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce 2 tsp. white-wine or cider vinegar 4 Tbsp. capers 12 oz. penne 1 5-oz. can tuna packed in oil 1 15.5-oz. can cannellini beans ¼ cup dried cherries ¼ cup dried cranberries Dessert Easy Fruit Salad Prep: 10 min. Serves: 6 Cost per serving: $1.00 2 Tbsp. honey 1 Tbsp. lemon juice ¼ tsp. cinnamon, plus more for garnish, optional 1 medium Gala apple, cored, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium red Anjou pear, cored, cut into 1-inch pieces ½ cup green seedless grapes, halved ½ cup red or black seedless grapes, halved ¼ cup dried cherries ¼ cup dried cranberries 6 Tbsp. plain Greek-style yogurt, optional In a large bowl, whisk together honey, lemon juice and ¼ tsp. cinnamon until well combined. Gently toss apples, pear and grapes with dressing, then toss in dried fruit. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Spoon into bowls. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkling of additional cinnamon, if desired. PER SERVING: 127 Cal., 0g Fat (0g. Sat.), 0mg Chol., 3g Fiber, 1g Pro., 33g Carb, 3mg Sod. allyou.com ANTONIS ACHILLEOS, FOOD STYLING: PAUL GRIMES, PROP STYLING: GERRI WILLIAMS FOR JAMES REPS You also will need these items from your pantry cinnamon, crushed red pepper, Dijon mustard, extra-virgin olive oil, honey, mayonnaise, olive oil, pepper, salt, vegetable oil � Tell us… your favorite recipe. Visit allyou.com/your-recipes. MARCH 28, 2014 63 Frozen Produce Eat your favorite fruits and vegetables year-round by breezing through the frozen-food aisle. What you’ll ﬁnd isn’t just convenient, it’s nutritionally rich and light on the wallet, too WHY THEY’RE GREAT Although fresh peas often are ﬁrmer and more ﬂavorful than frozen, you can get the frozen ones all year, and they’re pre-shelled. COST About $1.60 for a 16-ounce bag Pick the Coolest PEAS Lemon-Tarragon Pea Salad Prep: 10 min. Chill: 1 hr. Serves: 8 Cost per serving: 61¢ / cup mayonnaise / cup sour cream 1 tsp. lemon zest 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice ½ tsp. Dijon mustard ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper ¼ tsp. sweet paprika ¼ tsp. sugar, optional 1 16-oz. bag frozen peas, thawed ½ small red onion, ﬁnely chopped (about ½ cup) 13 / cup minced fresh tarragon 13 13 Staying power As long as produce remains frozen, it won’t spoil, but the quality can deteriorate over time. Try to use fruit within a year and vegetables within 10 to 12 months. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon zest and juice, mustard, salt, pepper and paprika. Taste dressing and add sugar, if desired. Place peas, onion and tarragon in a large bowl. Drizzle enough dressing over to coat lightly (you might have extra dressing; cover and chill for up to 3 days) and gently toss to combine. Cover and chill salad for at least 1 hour before serving. Taste and adjust seasoning, if desired. PER SERVING: 135 Cal., 9g Fat (3g Sat.), 13mg Chol., 3g Fiber, 4g Pro., 9g Carb., 288mg Sod. KATE SEARS, FOOD STYLING: JAMIE KIMM, PROP STYLING: ELIZABETH BLAKE tasty ideas WHY IT’S GREAT Frozen winter squash is available either pureed or diced. Either way, you avoid having to peel, seed and chop it. COST About $3 for a 10-ounce bag of diced squash or $1.84 for a 12-ounce box of puree SQUASH Mac and Cheese with Squash Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. Serves: 6 Cost per serving: $1.17 Salt 12 oz. elbow macaroni 2½ cups milk 1 12-oz. box frozen cooked squash puree, thawed 2 tsp. Dijon mustard ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper 8 oz. shredded Cheddar (about 2 cups) 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted 3 Tbsp. panko 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan Beef-and-Spinach Pie Prep: 45 min. Bake: 35 min. Serves: 8 Cost per serving: $1.55 FILLING: 1 lb. ground beef ½ small onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup mushrooms, chopped 1 10-oz. box frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 13 / cup grated Parmesan Salt and pepper 3 large eggs, beaten TOPPING: 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 Tbsp. all-purpose ﬂour 11 /3 cups milk ½ cup grated Parmesan Salt 2 large egg yolks 1 unbaked 9-inch deep-dish pie shell spinach, Worcestershire, mustard and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Make topping: Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Sprinkle in ﬂour and cook, stirring, until pale golden, about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk; bring to a boil, whisking. Cook and whisk until thick and smooth, about 2 minutes. Whisk in Parmesan; season with salt. Lightly beat yolks in a bowl. Slowly whisk in half of Parmesan mixture. Pour into pan, whisking. Whisk over medium-low heat until thick, about 2 minutes.Transfer to a bowl. Line a baking sheet with foil; place shell in center. Stir the 3 beaten eggs into meat mixture; spread in shell. Spread topping over mixture. Bake until top is puffed and brown, about 35 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes. PER SERVING: 335 Cal., 20g Fat (9g Sat.), 185mg Chol., 2g Fiber, 24g Pro., 16g Carb., 736mg Sod. 2 2 3 1 3 ANTONIS ACHILLEOS, FOOD STYLING: JAMIE KIMM, PROP STYLING: GERRI WILLIAMS FOR JAMES REPS Place a rack in top third of oven and preheat to 375°F . Mist a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente, about 7 minutes or as package label directs. Drain and place back in pot. In a pan over medium-high heat, bring milk and squash to a simmer, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in mustard, cayenne, Cheddar and ½ tsp. salt. Stir sauce into pasta and toss until pasta is well-coated.Transfer mixture to baking dish. In a small bowl, mix butter, panko and Parmesan; sprinkle over macaroni. Bake until bubbling around edges and beginning to brown, about 20 minutes.Turn broiler to high and cook until top is golden, about 2 minutes, watching carefully to be sure it doesn’t burn. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. PER SERVING: 486 Cal., 19g Fat (10g Sat.), 62mg Chol., 3g Fiber, 22g Pro., 58g Carb., 386mg Sod. 4 1 Preheat oven to 400°F . Make ﬁlling: In a skillet over medium-high heat, sauté beef, onion, garlic and mushrooms until beef is no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in WHY IT’S GREAT Eliminating all the cleaning and stemming of fresh spinach is a big time-saver. Plus, you can use just a bit and keep the rest frozen. Toss a handful into the blender instead of ice when you make a smoothie—you probably won’t taste it, but you’ll add vitamin A, calcium and iron. COST About $1.50 for a 10-ounce box SPINACH SCAN EACH DISH TO SAVE THE RECIPE AND SHOP FOR INGREDIENTS. See page 6. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 65 EXTRA VALUE! Scan each dish to save the recipe and shop for ingredients. See page 6. Corn, Ham and Scallion Frittata Prep: 20 min. Cook: 18 min. Serves: 6 Cost per serving: $1.62 KATE SEARS, FOOD STYLING: JAMIE KIMM, PROP STYLING: ELIZABETH BLAKE WHY IT’S GREAT Defrosted corn retains its ﬁrmness (better than canned), and any leftovers are easy to refreeze. COST About $2 for a 10-ounce bag CORN 8 large eggs ¼ cup milk ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 1½ cups chopped ham steak, about 7 oz. 1 10-oz. bag frozen corn, thawed 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme 4 scallions, sliced (about ½ cup) 1 cup shredded Cheddar 2 3 1 Position oven rack about 8 inches from broiler and preheat broiler to high. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk until well combined. Whisk in salt and pepper. 4 Melt butter in a 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add ham; sauté until just beginning to turn golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Add corn and thyme and sauté until corn is warmed through, about 2 minutes longer. Reduce heat to medium-low, pour in egg mixture, top with scallions and cheese and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stop stirring and cook undisturbed until bottom is just ﬁrm, about 5 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and broil until top is set and edges are barely beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes, watching carefully to prevent overcooking. Remove from oven, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. PER SERVING: 361 Cal., 27g Fat (11g Sat.), 337mg Chol., 1g Fiber, 19g Pro., 13g Carb., 783mg Sod. Kitchen TIPS Start early.You can make this dish up to 1 day ahead. Keep covered and refrigerated until ready to serve. Ham it up. Corn isn’t the only ingredient you can pull from your freezer: You can store leftover ham there as well. Thaw it overnight in the fridge. Make it extra special Instead of crackers or pita wedges, serve this dip in fancy mini phyllo cups. Look for them premade in the freezer section of the market. Bake them just before serving. tasty ideas WHY THEY’RE GREAT More versatile for cooking than the jarred ones that come in marinade, frozen hearts also have a ﬁrmer texture than canned varieties. COST About $4.30 for a 9-ounce box ARTICHOKE HEARTS Greek Artichoke Dip Prep: 25 min. Bake: 33 min. Serves: 6 Cost per serving: $2.40 ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan 4 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature 1 cup fat-free sour cream 4 oz. feta, crumbled 1 9-oz. box frozen artichoke hearts, thawed, patted dry and roughly chopped 4 scallions, thinly sliced ½ small red onion, diced 13 / cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped 1 Tbsp. lemon zest 2 tsp. chopped fresh oregano ¼ tsp. pepper Crackers or pita wedges, for serving 1 2 FROM TOP: ANTONIS ACHILLEOS, FOOD STYLING: JAMIE KIMM, PROP STYLING: GERRI WILLIAMS FOR JAMES REPS; KATE SEARS, FOOD STYLING: JAMIE KIMM, PROP STYLING: ELIZABETH BLAKE Place rack in top third of oven; preheat to 375°F . Grease a 9-inch pie plate. Mix ¼ cup Parmesan and rest of ingredients (except crackers or wedges) in a bowl. Spread in dish; sprinkle with 2Tbsp. Parmesan. Bake until bubbling, about 30 minutes.Turn broiler to high; broil until top is golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Serve with crackers or wedges, or spoon into baked mini phyllo shells (right). PER SERVING: 244 Cal., 11g Fat (6g Sat.), 33mg Chol., 3g Fiber, 11g Pro., 24g Carb., 648mg Sod. Crispy Indian-Spiced Edamame Prep: 2 min. Cook: 40 min. Yields: 2 cups Cost per serving: 45¢ 1 16-oz. bag frozen shelled edamame, thawed, patted dry 2 tsp. canola oil 1 Tbsp. cumin seeds 1 Tbsp. plus 1½ tsp. curry powder 1 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 375ºF . In a large mixing bowl, toss all ingredients until well combined. Spread in a single layer on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool on baking sheet on a wire rack. PER SERVING (¼ CUP): 97 Cal., 5g Fat (1g Sat.), 0mg Chol., 2g Fiber, 7g Pro., 7g Carb., 299mg Sod. Kitchen TIP Eat up. These are best served within 3 hours of cooking. WHY THEY’RE GREAT The protein-rich soybeans go well in a variety of dishes. Toss them into salads and stir-fries, or enjoy them as a snack. COST About $2.50 for a 16-ounce bag of shelled edamame, or $3 for 14 ounces in the pods EDAMAME SCAN EACH DISH TO SAVE THE RECIPE AND SHOP FOR INGREDIENTS. See page 6. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 67 tasty ideas WHY THEY’RE GREAT Fresh pearl onions can be hard to ﬁnd, and peeling them is labor-intensive. They work well if they’ve caramelized a bit; otherwise they can be too soft. COST $2.40 for a 16-ounce bag PEARL ONIONS Roasted Winter Vegetables Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min. Serves: 6 Cost per serving: $1.30 1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, outer leaves trimmed, cut in half 1 16-oz. bag frozen pearl onions, thawed, patted dry 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 3 Tbsp. olive oil Preheat oven to 400°F . Grease a baking sheet.Toss all ingredients in a bowl; spread on sheet in a single layer. Roast until tender, 35 to 40 minutes, stirring twice. PER SERVING: 184 Cal., 7g Fat (1g Sat.), 0mg Chol., 7g Fiber, 5g Pro., 28g Carb., 449mg Sod. Peach Upside-Down Cake Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. Serves: 8 Cost per serving: 86¢ 7 Tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature ¼ cup plus 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar 2 cups frozen sliced peaches, thawed and patted dry 1¼ cups all-purpose ﬂour 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon Pinch of salt 1 large egg 1 tsp. vanilla extract ¾ cup buttermilk 2 1 Preheat oven to 350°F . Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in a small pan over low heat. Sprinkle in ¼ cup brown sugar; stir until smooth. Spread evenly in a 9-inch round cake pan. Arrange peaches in a single layer over mixture. 3 In a bowl, whisk ﬂour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a large bowl, using a mixer on medium-high, cream 4 Tbsp. butter and 2/ 3 cup brown sugar until light, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Scrape down bowl. Add 1/ 3 of ﬂour mixture; mix on low speed until just combined. Mix in ½ of buttermilk, then another 1/ 3 of ﬂour mixture. Repeat with remaining buttermilk and ﬂour. Spread batter gently over peaches. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes; invert onto a plate. PER SERVING: 279 Cal., 11g Fat (7g Sat.), 55mg Chol., 1g Fiber, 4g Pro., 42g Carb., 175mg Sod. WHY THEY’RE GREAT Frozen peaches come already peeled, pitted and sliced. Plus, out of season, they frequently beat fresh peaches in terms of quality. COST About $3.60 for a 16-ounce bag PEACHES 68 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU SCAN EACH DISH TO SAVE THE RECIPE AND SHOP FOR INGREDIENTS. See page 6. FROM TOP: KATE SEARS, FOOD STYLING: JAMIE KIMM, PROP STYLING: ELIZABETH BLAKE; ANTONIS ACHILLEOS, FOOD STYLING: JAMIE KIMM, PROP STYLING: GERRI WILLIAMS FOR JAMES REPS WHY THEY’RE GREAT Cherry season is short in much of the United States, so freezing allows you to enjoy the fruit year-round. Plus, frozen cherries have been pitted—if you’ve done that by hand, you know how long it can take. COST About $5 for a 12-ounce bag CHERRIES Cherry Cobbler Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. Serves: 8 Cost per serving: $1.32 FILLING: 4 cups frozen dark sweet cherries ½ cup sugar 2 Tbsp. cornstarch Pinch of salt ¼ tsp. almond extract TOPPING: 1½ cups all-purpose ﬂour ¼ cup sugar ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. salt 4 Tbsp. chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 2 /3 cup buttermilk ½ cup sliced almonds ½ cup miniature chocolate chips 2 Tbsp. raw brown sugar, optional sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using your ﬁngers or a pastry blender, rub in butter until mixture looks like coarse meal. Stir in buttermilk until not quite combined. Stir in almonds and chocolate chips. Drop dough in evenly spaced mounds on top of cherries. Sprinkle with raw sugar, if desired. Place pie plate on lined baking sheet. Bake until fruit is bubbling and topping is golden, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm. PER SERVING: 385 Cal., 14g Fat (7g Sat.), 20mg Chol., 3g Fiber, 6g Pro., 61g Carb., 234mg Sod. 3 1 KATE SEARS, FOOD STYLING: JAMIE KIMM, PROP STYLING: ELIZABETH BLAKE 2 Preheat oven to 400ºF . Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Mist a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with cooking spray. Make ﬁlling: In a heavy, 2-quart saucepan, combine cherries, sugar, cornstarch and salt; cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract. Pour into prepared pie dish. Make topping: In a large bowl, whisk together ﬂour, Concerned that frozen produce isn’t as healthy as fresh? Good news: Because companies ﬂash-freeze ripe fruits and vegetables close to where they’re grown, frozen can retain more nutrients than fresh. What’s more, fresh produce is often picked before it’s completely ripe, to withstand shipping, and it’s sometimes exposed to nutrient-killing light and heat ﬂuctuations in transit. Chill out EXTRA VALUE! Scan each dish to save the recipe and shop for ingredients. See page 6. 70 MARCH 28, 2014 tasty ideas ALLYOU SNACK STARS 2014 JAMES WORRELL, FOOD STYLING: BRIAN PRESTON CAMPBELL WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN YOU GRAB A SNACK? If you want something satisfying, healthy and energizing, you’re not alone. In a recent snack industry report, more than 60 percent of participants said they want food that is ﬁlling and nutritious. And, if you’re like us, you also crave something delicious. A panel of All You editors tested 127 pick-me-ups. What follows is our list of the 33 best. The deciding factors Each one of our Snack Stars had to meet the following four standards. 1 It had to hit our nutritional benchmarks. 2 It had to be healthy on a number of levels. 3 It couldn’t have any junky ingredients. 4 You have to be able to fnd it without a hassle. Fewer than 250 calories per serving 0 grams per serving of trans fat 480 milligrams sodium or less per serving In addition to checking all the boxes at left, each winner had to supply 10 percent or more of the daily requirement of at least one major nutrient—such as protein, ﬁber, vitamin C or iron—per serving. Bonus points went to organic choices. We aimed to nix anything made with high-fructose corn syrup, lots of added sugar, fake sweeteners, partially hydrogenated oils or anything that sounded like part of a science project. You’re likely to spot nearly three quarters of these snacks at nearby supermarkets. Pick up the others online or at health food stores. Source: Jackie Newgent, RDN, culinary nutritionist, author of The With or Without Meat Cookbook (March 2014) ALL-STARS These snacks were touted as tops by all our tasters. Glutenfree! Quinn Parmesan and Rosemary popcorn Fragrant rosemary pairs with crowd-pleasing cheese to make popcorn that might steal the show during your next movie night. Not included? Chemicals frequently found in microwave bags. $5 for 2 3.5-oz. bags; quinnpopcorn.com. Harvest Snaps Wasabi Ranch Snapea crisps Tangy, zesty ranch is the ﬂavor that keeps you coming back for more. Plus, these crispy bites, with 3 ﬁlling grams of ﬁber per serving, can satisfy the most serious snack attack. $2 for a 3.3-oz. package; at supermarkets. Dreyer’s/Edy’s Outshine Coconut Waters with Pineapple fruit bars Even if you’re miles from the beach, the taste of this refreshing bar can transport you to someplace sunny—and give you 20 percent of your daily immuneboosting vitamin C. $4.39 for 6 84g bars; at supermarkets. Chobani Flip Key Lime Crumble Filled with protein, calcium and probiotics, this yogurt tastes like that famed Florida pie, complete with graham cracker crumbles and white chocolate chips. $1.49 for a 5.3-oz. cup; at supermarkets. Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter squeeze pack Stash one of these packs in your purse or desk drawer—it’s 2 tablespoons of ﬁberrich almond butter that tastes more than a little like vanilla frosting. $1.20 for a 1.15-oz. pack; at Whole Foods. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 71 SNACK STARS 2014 If you’re craving…CHIPS Terra Original chips Eating your root veggies was never so easy. A colorful cornucopia of taro, parsnip, yucca and more is crisped to perfection and lightly sprinkled with salt. Tyrrells chips $3.80 for a 5-oz. bag; at supermarkets. Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato chips They’re sweet; they’re salty—they’re the most delicious way to get 20 percent of your daily vitamin A. $4 for a 6-oz. bag; at supermarkets. The Better Chip Jalapeños with sea salt If you’ve been searching for truly crunchy chips with strong corn ﬂavor and lots of heat (from jalapeños), look no further. Dip them into salsa or just munch solo. $4 for a 6.4-oz. bag; at supermarkets. Tyrrells Hand Cooked English chips, lightly sea-salted These are cooked in small batches—giving them an extra-fresh taste and plenty of crunch. $4 for a 5.3-oz. bag; tyrrellschips.com. Van’s crackers If you’re craving…CRUNCHY Glutenfree! Glutenfree! Glutenfree! Van’s Natural Foods Say Cheese! crackers This version of the classic cheese cracker has whole grains and 10 percent of your daily vitamin A, all in a single-portion pouch. $4 for 5 1-oz. snack packs; at Walmart. Mrs. May’s Naturals Sunfower Crunch A terriﬁc on-the-go snack for fans of vitamin E–rich sunﬂower seeds. The clusters are easier to eat than loose ones, with a hint of sweetness and a touch of salt. $3.85 for a 5-oz. bag; amazon.com. Sahale Snacks Glazed almonds Dried cranberries and almonds aren’t so fancy—but mix them with honey, ground vanilla beans and sea salt and it’s like a party in a bag. $1.79 for a 1.5-oz. bag; amazon.com. Planters Nut-rition Antioxidant Mix Say goodbye to standard nut mixes and grab a can of this fruity concoction. Almonds and cashews are tossed with dried blueberries, cranberries and banana chips to keep you going until mealtime. $7 for a 9.25-oz. can; at supermarkets. Butter and Sea Salt Halfpops Ever go digging for those crunchy, partly popped kernels at the bottom of a bag of popcorn? Here’s nothing but. $1.49 for a 2-oz. bag; halfpops.com. 72 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU NEW Tyson® Day Starts™ Breakfast Sandwiches get you started off right with a protein-packed combination of bakery-style bread, savory meat, all-natural cheese, and farm-fresh eggs. Try one with a glass of 100% Orange Juice to kick-start your day. 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Organic Wholly Guacamole Spicy Minis We’re obsessed with these 100-calorie cups. They serve up a generous amount of guacamole with a just-right burst of heat. $5 for 4 2-oz. cups; at Walmart. Mann’s snacks Peeled Snacks Much Ado About Mango No need to peel or chop—one convenient bag of supersweet, chewy dried mango pieces (that’s it, no added sugar or preservatives) gets you 20 percent of your daily vitamin C. $2.30 for a 1.4-oz. bag; drugstore.com. Dole Banana Dippers with almonds This is fruit as it’s meant to be: coated in dark chocolate and dipped in almonds. Each sleeve contains four slices, delivering 4 grams of ﬁlling ﬁber. $3.75 for 6 1.69-oz. packs; at supermarkets. Mann’s Snacks on the Go Snack time seems to last longer as you munch on this generous portion of grape tomatoes and cut-up carrots and celery. Don’t forget to dip them into the tangy ranch dressing. $2 for a 6.3-oz. tray; at supermarkets. Clif Kid Blueberry Blast ZFruit + Veggie Seriously fruity (and sneaking in vegetables, too), these chewy twists are made for kids, but go ahead and enjoy one—we won’t tell. $4.49 for 5 18g snacks; at supermarkets. If you’re craving…CREAMY Fage yogurt Kozy Shack Original rice pudding This classic snack tastes homemade, and testers loved the texture—you’d never guess that it has only 130 calories. $4 for 6 4-oz. snack packs; in the dairy case at supermarkets. Yoplait Cherries and Red Berries Fruitful We love a yogurt that doesn’t skimp on fruit (each cup contains 1 /3 cup). Bonus: It’s just sweet enough. $1.19 for a 6-oz. cup; at supermarkets in the Midwest and South. Sargento Natural Colby-Jack Cheese snacks This ﬂavorful cheese is delicious on its own, or pair it with an apple. $4.49 for 12 0.74-oz. snacks; at supermarkets. Mini Babybel Mozzarella Style Remember these? They’re just as mild and smooth as when they were tucked in your lunch box, and the wax coating is still fun to peel off. $5 for 10 21g rounds; at supermarkets. Yasso Mint Chocolate Chip bars Just like a frozenyogurt version of a Thin Mint cookie, these luscious bars are a great guilt-free pleasure at only 100 calories apiece. $5.49 for 4 3.5-oz. bars; at supermarkets. Fage Total 2 percent yogurt with blueberry Swirl the blueberry compote into the rich Greek yogurt. This could be the yummiest way yet to get 10 percent of your daily calcium. $1.49 for a 5.3-oz. cup; at supermarkets. 74 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU SNACK STARS 2014 Kind bars If you’re craving…BARS OR COOKIES GlutenFree! GlutenFree! Enjoy Life SoftBaked Double Chocolate Brownie cookies Pillowy-soft and brimming with chocolate chips, these cookies are ideal for a chocolate addict needing a fast, guiltless ﬁx. $4.30 for a 6-oz. box; at Walmart. Kind Healthy Grains Vanilla Blueberry bar Five whole grains plus antioxidantrich blueberries and creamy vanilla come together in a cookielike bar. $4 for 5 1.2-oz. bars; at supermarkets. Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy bites Small squares of roasted pistachios mixed with dried cranberries and a touch of agave pack all the ﬁber and protein you need to get through that afternoon energy slump. $6 for a bag of 6 20g chews; amazon.com. Lemon Lärabar Four simple ingredients—dates, cashews, almonds and lemon— somehow combine to taste as sweet and citrusy as a classic lemon bar. $1.70 for a 1.8-oz. bar; at supermarkets. Nature’s Path Trail Mixer Chewy Granola bars Organic and loaded with fruit, nut and seed goodness, these are great for a mountain hike or even a trek through the mall. $5.50 for 5 1.2-oz. bars; at supermarkets. Quaker Real Medleys Apple Nut Harvest bars Hearty chunks of dried apples and cranberries give you an energy boost, and cashews add satisfying crunch. $4 for 5 38g bars; at Target. ENJOY a mini meal Sometimes you need more than a bag of chips or an energy bar—but you’re not quite ready for a full-on lunch or dinner. Grab one of these to quiet between-meal hunger pangs. Minute Rice Ready to Serve black beans and rice Pop a cup into the microwave and before you know it you’ll be enjoying a generous portion of hearty rice and beans. Keep hot sauce handy to shake on, if you like. $1.85 for 2 9.3-oz. cups; at supermarkets. Annie’s Real Aged Cheddar macaroni and cheese For those days when you need comfort food, stat—you’re just two microwave minutes away from a bowl of creamy goodness, made with organic pasta. $2 for a 2-oz. cup; at supermarkets. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 75 kitchen strategies What Can I Do with Peanut Butter? There might not be enough in the jar for a sandwich, but that doesnÕt mean you canÕt spread the joy at your next meal. Read on for ideas so delicious, youÕll treasure that last spoonful Leftover Crunch these numbers About 1TBSP . PAUL TAYLOR/GETTY IMAGES (PEANUT BUTTER), MANFRED KOH (BINDER CLIP , INDEX CARDS) 90% of American households consume this staple. 1TBSP . = 24¢ The average price = 8g of protein That’s more than an egg! Use it Store it Looking for some clever ideas for that ﬁnal dab? Incorporate a spoonful into a stir-fry sauce. Stir a dollop into carrot soup. Melt into warm caramel sauce as a topping for ice cream, bananas or baked apples. The average serving 1,500 6 7 Natural peanut butter, opened or unopened 6 months, refrigerated x MONTH The number of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches U.S. kids eat, on average, before graduating high school Tools to go nuts over SCOOP SMART Extract the last little bit with this handy spatula, which is both narrow enough to get into the jar and long enough to reach the bottom. Good Grips jar spatula, $7; oxo.com. Regular peanut butter, opened 3 months in the pantryÑafter that, up to 4 additional months refrigerated x MONTH TAKE JUST A BIT TO GO Spoon up to 4 ounces of peanut butter into one of these durable containers and give your afternoon snacks a boost. The lids interlock, so they wonÕt cause a landslide in your cupboard. Glad mini round containers, $4 for 8; at supermarkets. 24 Regular peanut butter, unopened 2 years in the pantry x MONTH Sources: stilltasty.com and the National Peanut Board allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 77 FRESH CHEESE and aged Parmesan. 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All trademarks are owned by Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland. All trademarks are owned by Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland, or are used with permission. TAKE 2! On the side Peanut Butter, kitchen strategies How to reuse For dinner As a treat 99¢ PER SERVING $2.22 PER SERVING 8¢ PER SERVING Apple and Endive Salad with Peanut Dressing Prep: 15 min. Serves: 4 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 2 tsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. creamy or crunchy peanut butter (not natural or old-fashioned) 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 3 Tbsp. olive oil Salt and pepper 4 Belgian endive bulbs, trimmed, halved and thinly sliced 1 medium Granny Smith apple, halved, cored and thinly sliced 2 medium carrots, coarsely grated KATE SEARS, FOOD STYLING: JAMIE KIMM, PROP STYLING: ELIZABETH BLAKE Chicken with PeanutButter Barbecue Sauce Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hr. 50 min. Serves: 4 2 Tbsp. olive oil 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, about 2¾ lb. total, trimmed of excess fat Salt and pepper 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup barbecue sauce 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter (not natural or old-fashioned) Molasses Cookies with Peanut-Butter Glaze Prep: 28 min. Bake: 12 min. per batch Yields: about 48 cookies 2½ cups all-purpose ﬂour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. ground ginger ½ tsp. ground cloves ½ tsp. cinnamon 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup packed dark brown sugar ¼ cup unsulfured molasses 1 large egg ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar 2 Tbsp. milk or cream 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter (not natural or old-fashioned) ¼ tsp. vanilla extract 1 1 2 In a large bowl, whisk vinegar, lemon juice, peanut butter and mustard until smooth. Slowly whisk in olive oil.Taste and season with salt and pepper. Add endive, apple and carrots.Toss well and serve immediately. PER SERVING: 233 Cal., 13g Fat (2g Sat.), 0mg Chol., 18g Fiber, 8g Pro., 26g Carb., 474mg Sod. 2 Kitchen TIPS Add some substance. Want to turn this side into a meal? Toss in cooked chicken or drained, rinsed chickpeas. Make the most of it. Stir up this dressing in a nearly empty jar of peanut butter. Adjust the consistency with olive oil and vinegar. Store extra dressing covered and chilled. 3 Warm oil in a large skillet over mediumhigh heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to skillet in a single layer (work in batches if necessary). Cook, turning frequently, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove to a slow cooker. Repeat with remaining chicken. Pour off all but 1Tbsp. fat from skillet. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute longer. Add barbecue sauce and peanut butter. Stir, scraping up browned bits on the bottom of the pan, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour sauce over chicken and stir to coat. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, 2½ to 3½ hours on low. Uncover, set temperature to high and cook, turning chicken frequently, until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Serve. PER SERVING: 410 Cal., 30g Fat (7g Sat.), 96mg Chol., 2g Fiber, 23g Pro., 13g Carb., 924mg Sod. 1 2 3 Preheat oven to 375°F . Whisk ﬂour, baking powder, salt and spices together. In a bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in molasses and egg. Stir in ﬂour mixture. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake until centers are still slightly soft, about 12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Beat confectioners’ sugar, milk, peanut butter and vanilla until creamy. Spread cookies with glaze; let stand until set. PER SERVING (1 COOKIE): 69 Cal., 2g Fat (1g Sat.), 8mg Chol., 0g Fiber, 1g Pro., 12g Carb., 42mg Sod. allyou.com SCAN EACH DISH TO SAVE THE RECIPE AND SHOP FOR INGREDIENTS. See page 6. MARCH 28, 2014 79 expert advice Your food questions answered Tips to help you cook like a pro FOOD DIRECTOR Beth Lipton ALLYOU Make mealtime prep quicker and easier Q A I’m trying to add more vegetables to my family’s dinners, but I am the world’s slowest chopper. Any hints to make it go faster? Get the grit out of leeks Q A I love leeks, but they are so sandy! What’s the best way to clean them? Leeks add a nice, delicate onion ﬂavor to soups and other dishes. To clean them, ﬁrst rinse them to remove any visible dirt. Then chop off and discard the dark green tops. Slice the rest, place in a bowl and cover with cold water. Swish the leeks around, then— cupping your hands—lift them out into a separate bowl. That way you leave the grit behind. (Don’t pour the water out over the leeks—that would put the grit back on them.) Repeat until the water is clear when you take the leeks out, usually once or twice. � Ask ALL YOU… Do you have a food question? Visit allyou.com/your-recipes. 80 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU FROM TOP: JAMES WESTMAN, NEUSTOCKIMAGES/GETTY IMAGES, LOOPS7/GETTY IMAGES Kudos to you for increasing the vegetable quotient in your meals. But if you just can’t face another pile of produce on your cutting board (we’ve all been there!), learn ways to make it easier. One is to invest in a produce chopper. Several companies offer such a gadget, which makes quick work of chopping by employing blades with different conﬁgurations. All you have to do is insert the item—an onion, say, or a zucchini—and press down on a button or lid. The blades do the dirty work. Along with saving time, such gadgets can make cooking easier because your produce ends up uniformly cut, so everything cooks more evenly. 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The triad seems to be the point at which a group of objects turns into a significant statement. MAKE IT WORK! Look for opportunities to try this trick in your living room. Use three mirrors in a horizontal line or clustered above the sofa, or three occasional tables in front—instead of a conventional coffee table. Or line up three vases atop the mantel. SCULPTURAL TABLE Martini side table (16½" H x 15" D), $149; westelm .com. IPC IMAGES (ROOM) MOD VASE Knaprig vase (10¾" H), $7; at Ikea. For more shopping information, see page 107. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 85 easy decorating 2 MAKE IT WORK! Try a tray MAKE IT WORK! It’s hard to overstate the usefulness of a tray. Place one on a coffee table to corral a group of decorative objects, or on an ottoman to transform it into a cocktail table. And don’t forget the tray’s main purpose: serving food and drinks. Look at discount home stores for great deals on wood, leather, brightly hued plastic and fabric-covered versions. Or browse thrift shops and flea markets for enticing bargains with quirky vintage charm. Change the look of your kitchen by leaning a tray (or a few) against the backsplash. Place a vase or utensil holder in front and you’ve got a whole new backdrop—no paint required. Or hang several trays on a wall as a visual element. TILE PATTERN Lattice tray (19" L x 14" W x 1¾" D), American Atelier, $24; wayfair.com. BASIC BLUE Largo rectangular tray (21" L x 13" W x 3" D), $40; zgallerie.com. MULTIHUED IKAT Kat sleigh tray (16" x 11"), $24; frenchbull.com. 3 Supersize it Adding an oversize accessory requires some confidence, but it frequently ends up making the room. There’s something so playful about the contrast of a large-scale clock or lamp set against its more diminutive cohorts. You often can find big pieces—at big discounts!—in the clearance section of department and housewares stores, since lots of people think twice about investing in, say, a ginormous ginger jar or timepiece. Let jumbo pieces play a starring role. Set a massive vase by itself on a dining table, or allow the giant clock a wall to call its own. If you want to mix in other objects, choose carefully. Here, a barometer and a thermometer huddle off to the side, so as not to compete with the main attraction. “VINTAGE” CLOCK Skovel wall clock (23¼"), $50; at Ikea. TEMPLE JAR Hand-painted porcelain jar (18" H x 10" W), Oriental Furniture, $79; wayfair.com. 86 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU IPC IMAGES (ROOMS) FLORAL BEDDING Naomi ďŹ ve-piece reversible bed ensemble, $57 (full/queen); overstock.com. 4 LEFT: IPC IMAGES SHOWER CURTAIN Graphic curtain (72" x 70"), Comfort Bay, $8; at Dollar General. Get busy MAKE IT WORK! Bold patterns are a surefire way to energize a space. And dollar for dollar, a jazzy bedspread or area rug can do more to change up a room than virtually any other accessory. Small prints are sweet, but for maximum drama, choose a design thatâ€™s medium or large in scale. Keep in mind: Mixing prints can be tricky, so play it safe and stick to one big idea. One surprising place you can put this idea into action: the bathroom. All you need is a splashy shower curtain (the one shown above, right, is only $8) or a new set of towels. ZIGZAG TOWELS Chevron face ($4), hand ($6) and bath ($10) towels; at HomeGoods. Source: Genevieve Gorder, interior designer and TV personality allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 87 GIVE US 7 DAYS. WE’LL GIVE YOU AN ODOR-FREE HOME GUARANTEED. ONLY NEW ARM & HAMMER™ CLUMP & SEAL™ HAS UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY THAT SEALS AND DESTROYS ODOR FOR A 7-DAY ODOR-FREE HOME GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK.* Find us on *Valid for purchases between 12/1/13 and 5/31/14. Refund for purchase price up to $11.99. Limit one refund per family, address or household. 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Pinpoint your preferred approach, then use these tips to tidy up your entire home in record time Clean Smarter, S etting aside one particular day of the week to clean your house is so last century. With the average to-do list growing ever longer and free time perpetually shrinking, we’re all improvising new ways to tackle chores in as little time as possible. Everyone has a basic tidy-up “personality” that afects the way they get things done (or don’t!). After you identify your style, learn how to turbocharge your cleaning tasks, maximizing your strengths and using some easy workarounds to rectify your weaknesses. Your home can be as clean as any 1950s homemaker’s fantasy, but you’ll get it all done in a way that’s totally 2014. By Kim Goad allyou.com quick solutions Trina Dalziel March 28, 2014 89 quick solutions IF YOU ARE A… IF YOU ARE A… Multitasker You’re a sprinter, blitzing your way through the house, picking up clutter with one hand, steering the vacuum with the other, while that foaming cleanser is loosening soap scum in the shower. Meanwhile, you’re using your MP3 player to learn Spanish. In your zeal to do it all, you often run out of time— meaning that some chores are left unﬁnished, and you have to start them over again. Detail diva You’re a gal who sweats the small stuff—there’s no such thing as “clean enough.” For you, if it’s not utterly sterilized, it’s still dirty. The grimier the job, the more you enjoy it! You employ an array of tools and don’t stop until every trace of dirt is eradicated. While you focus intensely on one area, you lose sight of the other tasks that need your attention, so your home is never “done. ” SPEED TRAP! SPEED TRAP! Clean smarter Divide and conquer. Make two lists: hands-on tasks (clear clutter, dust, vacuum, mop) and hands-off tasks (do laundry, run the dishwasher, spray the shower with a scrub-free cleanser). Then pair up one assignment from each column. Choose jobs that mesh well together based on the amount of time they take and their location in the house. Doing that can help you further expedite your cleaning methods and ensure that each chore gets the attention it needs. Set a timer. Most hands-off tasks require wrap-up action at their tail end. Plan ahead for that hands-on period so you don’t run out of time. Set the alarm on your smartphone to remind you when to switch gears from vacuuming, say, to folding laundry. Mark the spot. Leave a visual cue (such as your cleaning caddy) when you turn away from one task to check on the progress of the other one. That way, you’ll know to pick up where you left off. 1 Clean smarter Do the math. Each room takes about 20 minutes, on average, to clean. So how much can you realistically cover in the interval you’ve got? If you’re short on time, prioritize. For instance, target the public rooms this go-round (especially if you’re expecting guests!), and save the rest for later. Choose your weapons. Find go-to tools to help you speed through a variety of duties while affording you the satisfaction of a job well done. For instance, a handheld steamer is great for cleaning bathroom grout, polishing the stovetop and oven and blasting fuzz and grime out of crevices between the ﬂoors and molding. With the right kit, you can whiz through your routine. Stay on top. Train yourself to tend to some tasks immediately. Wipe down the bathroom sink every day and squeegee after every shower. That way, you won’t have to spend time scraping off hard toothpaste globs or scrubbing soap scum. 1 2 2 3 3 90 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU IF YOU ARE A… Toucher-upper Your low tolerance for messiness means you tidy a little every day instead of letting the jobs mount for a major cleaning. You wipe up spills in the kitchen before they’ve dried and declutter the living room before turning in each night. As long as everything looks neat, you’re satisﬁed. But when was the last time you thoroughly mopped—not just dabbed at—the kitchen ﬂoor? TOOLS AND HELPERS Increase your overall efﬁciency by adding some of these supereffective items to your arsenal. SPEED TRAP! Sanitize ﬂoors quickly SteamBoost mop, Swiffer and Bissell, $50 for starter kit; at mass retailers. Let the soap do half the work Power Foam dish soap, Method, $4 for 16 oz.; at Target. Clean surfaces and crevices AllPro HS-20R handheld steamer, $80; haanusa.com. $15 OFF at haa nusa.com Code: ALLYOU15 Expires: 3/28/14 Keep scrubbers close at hand Clean smarter Plan deep dives. Don’t just be reactive. In addition to your daily routine, commit to a few bigger projects each week. If you address those on a rotating schedule, you can get your house really clean without getting bogged down in a single scrubbing marathon (because that just wouldn’t suit your style!). Come up with a weekly chore schedule and stick to it. Gang up. Develop the habit of grouping together quickie jobs— such as wiping down the kitchen countertops, sink and microwave—to avoid unnecessary repetition. Doing several related tasks at once saves time, plus the visual cues (for instance, a sparkling sink means the microwave is clean, too) help you know what has been touched up and what hasn’t. Stash your tools. Capitalize on your natural tendency to swoop in and be done with it by tucking wipes, sprays and whatever else you might need in every room. 1 Cleaning caddy (5¼" H x 15½" W x 10¼" D), $6 (with scrub brush, $6, and microﬁber sponge, $5 for 3); containerstore.com. dygear.com Code: ALLYOUTODDY Expires: 4/15/14 SAVE 10% at tod Wipe and polish with the same cloth Smart cloth (5" x 7"), $10; toddygear.com. 2 3 Sources: Jan M. Dougherty, author of The Lost Art of House Cleaning; and Donna Smallin Kuper, author of The One-Minute Cleaner For more shopping information, see page 107. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 91 PROMOTIONAL PAGE Everyday Essentials Grocery ALL YOU Shopping List Grocery SPAM® Meal for 1 products Health Care Geritol® Nutritional Supplements SPAM ® Meal for 1 products Spam.com Pet Care Cat’s Pride® Fresh & Light™ Cat Litter Health Care Everyday Essentials Geritol® Nutritional Supplements Geritol.com Pet Care Cat’s Pride® Fresh & Light™ Cat Litter Catspride.com craft challenge TakeThis, Make That WHICH WINE BOTTLE CRAFT DO YOU PREFER? Vote for your fave by March 22 at allyou.com/takethis. ALL YOU asked two craft bloggers to repurpose an empty wine bottle into something fun and useful for the home Soap dispenser WHO: Kayla Aimee, Atlanta (kaylaaimee.com) MATERIALS: Wine bottle Paintbrush Glitter glue ($1.24; at Jo-Ann) Glass glitter (37¢; save-on-crafts.com) Newspaper Spray sealant for glitter (50¢; amazon.com) Paint pen (20¢; at Staples) Chalkboard label (24¢; amazon.com) Bottle pourer ($1.07; amazon.com) 1 Wash bottle and remove labels. 2 Use brush to apply a layer of glitter Jewelry holder WHO: Chaney Widmer, Washington, D.C. (mayricherfullerbe.com) MATERIALS: Wine bottle Acrylic craft paint ($1; at Jo-Ann) Gorilla glue (54¢; at Home Depot) Salad plate ($1; at thrift stores) 1 Wash bottle and remove labels. 2 Pour paint into bottle and swirl it around glue to bottle’s neck. Working over newspaper, sprinkle with glass glitter until completely covered. Let dry. 3 Wrap newspaper around portion of bottle not covered in glitter (to protect it from sealant). Spray neck with sealant. 4 Write dish on label with paint pen. Adhere to bottle. TOTAL TOTAL 5 Fill with dish TIME: COST: soap. Add 30 min. $3.62 pourer. to coat inside. Turn bottle upside down to pour out excess paint. (You could pour that right back into its original container and use it later for other projects.) 3 Coat bottom rim of bottle with glue TOTAL TOTAL and adhere it to TIME: COST: center of plate. Let 30 min. $2.54 dry completely. 123RF .COM (YELLOW BOTTLE) Submit a photo of your project to the ALL YOU Facebook page for a chance to be featured here and win a $25 Michaels gift card. See complete rules at allyou.com/takethis. HAVE A GREAT WINE BOTTLE CRAFT? The ALLYOU yogurt cup challenge from November I made it! If you’re having difﬁculty removing the labels and adhesive, submerge the entire bottle in warm water for 15 minutes. It should wipe clean after that. Label trouble? “The tapered shape of the yogurt cups inspired me to craft these cute ornaments. 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Box 880270, El Paso, Texas 88588-0270 ® � Ask All You… Do you have a question about money? Visit allyou.com/your-money. 94 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU TeTra IMages/geTTy IMages To be safe, you should keep your returns and related paperwork (W-2s, 1099s, etc.) for at least six years. In general, the Internal Revenue Service has up to three years to audit your taxes and, if a serious error is found, it can examine the last six expert advice Debit vs. prepaid cards: Which are better? Q MONEY EXPERT Farnoosh Torabi For our daughter who is about to go to college, we’re debating whether to get a debit card or a prepaid card to help pay for books, food and incidentals. Which do you recommend, and why? Get tax beneﬁts on student loans Q A Are there any tax breaks connected to paying your student loans every month? Thankfully, there is some federal tax relief for student loan borrowers. The IRS allows you to deduct up to $2,500 in student loan interest paid in the calendar year, each year, until the loan is paid off. You can claim this beneﬁt even if you don’t itemize deductions on Schedule A of your 1040 tax form. For instance, say you earn $50,000 a year with a 25 percent federal tax rate. By reducing your taxable income by the full $2,500, you could hold on to $625. One note: The deduction phases out when you earn more than $60,000 a year if you’re single, $125,000 if you’re married. Generally speaking, I prefer a debit card that is tied to an FDIC-insured bank account. Prepaid cards typically aren’t, which means that if the establishment behind the card disappears, your money could, too. Plus, prepaid cards carry far more fees. According to Consumer Reports, you can pay up to $30 just to obtain a prepaid card—and that’s on top of additional monthly costs to cover customer service and cash withdrawals. A Start saving early for retirement Q A I just started my ﬁrst full-time job and have been encouraged to invest in my company’s retirement program. I’m only 22 years old and barely make enough to cover my rent, let alone save for retirement. What’s the harm in waiting a few years? end up with $198,000. If you wait until age 25 to start saving the same amount, you would wind up with $27,000 less. In sum, every year that you put off saving for your retirement adds up to a big chunk of lost change. So start squirreling away funds now—no matter how small the amount! RIGHT: FOTOSTORM/GETTY IMAGES Thanks to compounding interest, even small amounts of money you save today can grow much faster than if you begin a few years from now. For example, if you invest $150 a month (that’s roughly $5 per day) until the age of 65—and conservatively estimate you’ll earn a 4 percent return annually—you’ll FarnooshTorabi is a personal ﬁnance expert and author. Learn more about her at farnoosh.tv. save every day Travel Savings Smarts see how savvy you are at scoring the best price on airfare, hotels and more TesT your 3 What is the magic phrase to use to get the cheapest rate on a hotel room? Lowest room rate Best available rate Secret hotel code 1 When is the best time of year to take a cruise? The ﬁrst week in January April or October those one-way trips at deep discounts. A couple of caveats: repo cruises are often long—usually at least two weeks—and they don’t return to their departure port, so you have to plan your accompanying travel accordingly. To get the deepest discounts, book six to nine months ahead of time. As an added enticement to people who think ahead, many cruise lines throw in credits for airfare, a pre-cruise hotel or on-board purchases. July Answer April or october. Look for a repositioning cruise—or “repo cruise, ” the industry name for the voyage that some ships make between their summer and winter locations, usually in April and october. The excursions generally are marked as such on cruise-line websites. Typically they sail between warm and cold locations, like Alaska and the Caribbean. rather than move the ships without any passengers, cruise lines sell Answer Best available rate. Hotel room prices ﬂuctuate as often as every minute. To ensure you don’t pay more than necessary, call the hotel and ask for the best available rate. That’s the lowest price that hotel computers will allow for the room. Prefer to book online? some Internet travel agencies make it simple to know you’re getting the lowest rate. Book through tingo.com, for instance, and you’ll receive a refund if the price drops. Make a reservation at orbitz.com and you’ll score money back if someone else purchases the same room through the site for less. $50 $100 $0 aLLYOU 96 March 28, 2014 FrOM LeFt: DaviD FrankLin/ GettY iMaGes, istOckphOtO 2 Say you buy a $50 Groupon voucher for a $100 hotel stay that expires Feb. 1. If you use it Feb. 15, what will it be worth? Answer $50. you’ll never lose money on a Groupon or other daily deal. Although the period during which the discount applies can expire, daily deals are more like gift certiﬁcates than coupons. That means that even though $50 is no longer worth $100 toward a hotel after Feb. 1, it will always be worth $50. The lesson? If you ﬁnd a daily deal for a hotel or restaurant you are certain you’ll visit, buy it. Best case, you’ll take advantage of a deal. Worst case, you’ll break even. 4 When is the best time to ﬁnd deals on plane tickets? Monday at midnight Tuesday afternoon saturday morning AnswEr Tuesday afternoon. About two thirds of all airlines start their fare sales late on Monday. And once one airline launches a sale, others join in to stay competitive, kicking off a round of price matching that generally ends by early Tuesday afternoon. Those new, cheaper fares are loaded into airlines’ pricing systems and are ready to purchase by 3 p.m. Eastern time. 5 Which Internet browser should you use for the lowest-priced airfares? Internet Explorer Chrome Any browser that’s different from the one you normally use AnswEr Any browser that’s different from the one you normally use. Always use a new browser when checking ﬂight prices. That means try, say, Firefox if you usually use Internet Explorer, and vice versa. Cookies, ﬁles that your computer uses to remember what sites you’ve visited, will record the number of times you’ve looked at certain pages. If airlines see that you’ve shown an interest in a particular ﬂight, they might raise the fare for you. But if you use a new browser to book—or clear the cookies on the browser you normally use— you can be sure that you’re being shown the lowest price, since you started with a clean slate. 6 To get the lowest plane fare, how far in advance should you book a vacation within the United States? One year One to three months Less than two weeks 7 When booking multiple hotel rooms at the same property, how can you be sure to get the lowest rate? Book them together Book them separately Book a suite instead clockwise FroM top leFt: istockphoto, stuart Bur/Getty iMaGes, 123rF .coM AnswEr One to three months. Airlines typically don’t begin lowering prices until about three months before departure; the cheapest fares usually stay available until one month before you’re set to go. Wait until two weeks before you ﬂy and you risk getting hit with sky-high fares. Because airlines assume that only business travelers book tickets on such short notice (and have the bill paid by their companies), they increase fares accordingly. AnswEr Book them separately. It’s likely that this move will save you money, thanks to the way hotel reservation systems work. Hotels, like airlines, use computer programs to maximize the amount of money they get from each customer. sometimes, booking multiple rooms triggers the system to raise the rate. The computer ﬁgures the hotel is reaching maximum occupancy, so it can charge a premium. Or, because you’re a large group, the computer might assume you have fewer accommodations options. Booking single rooms is less likely to trigger that automatic rate hike. Quiz by Mark Ellwood, author of Bargain Fever. 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American companies across a spectrum of industries— travel, ﬁnance, services—are ofering part-time workers the kinds of high-quality beneﬁts once reserved for full-timers, all in an efort to attract and retain the best employees. Since the economic downturn began about ﬁve years ago, there are 2.8 million more people working part-time jobs (deﬁned as positions of fewer than 35 hours per week). And that number typically grows during certain times of the year. Retailers and restaurateurs add to their workforce for the busy holiday season between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, for instance (2012 was one of the best holiday hiring seasons since 2006). Want in? Here’s the All You guide to scoring the perks that part-timers deserve. By Cari Wira Dineen YOU WANT YOU WANT Employee discounts TOP COMPANY Best Buy Work here and you’ll seriously slash what you spend on your tech gadgets. Although almost every retailer offers its workers some kind of discount, those savings are often between 10 percent and 30 percent. At Best Buy, employees pay just 5 percent above wholesale, with no cap on price or number of items. BONUS All employees have to wait 30 days to receive the discount, but the standard waiting period is waived if you join the company workforce between Nov. 20 and Dec. 31. Free airfare TOP COMPANY Southwest Airlines Avid travelers will want to get on board with Southwest. All company employees— including part-timers (there are currently more than 1,200 of them)—receive unlimited “space available” free ﬂights.That means traveling standby, starting on their ﬁrst day of employment. Job options include stafﬁng the phones in customer service and greeting travelers at the gate. BONUS Your spouse, children and parents also score unlimited spaceavailable ﬂights. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 99 life guide YOU WANT YOU WANT Tuition reimbursement TOP COMPANY UPS Going back to school? With the Earn and Learn program, part-timers can rack up $3,000 in tuition assistance per calendar year, with a lifetime limit of $15,000 (part-time managers get $4,000 with a $20,000 maximum). Eligibility begins the day you’re hired. In 2010, UPS gave $24 million in tuition support to about 14,000 students. BONUS UPS also offers scholarships to employees’ children. RUNNER-UP Publix After six months of continuous service, any employee who works at least 10 hours per week can participate in the generous Publix tuition reimbursement program. If you’re attending a four-year college for an academic degree, you get $3,200 annually, up to $12,800. For individual courses or a technical school, staffers receive $1,700 per calendar year, with a limit of $3,400. Health insurance TOP COMPANY REI This sporting goods retailer offers health insurance to part-timers who work at least 20 hours per week. BONUS REI pays 100 percent of the premiums for basic life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance. In addition, the company’s Quit for Life program offers free counseling to help employees stop smoking. Better health means the company’s workers enjoy more opportunities to take advantage of the free gear rental available to them. RUNNER-UP Lowe’s All of this home-improvement giant’s part-time employees can take part in a limitedbeneﬁt health plan, as well as get vision, dental, short-term disability and term life insurance, with no minimum hours required. What’s especially awesome: You can enroll on your ﬁrst day. The secrets to scoring that job According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, about 20 million people looked for part-time jobs last year. Use these tips to stand out from the crowd. Streamline your résumé. On average, recruiters spend a bit more than six seconds looking at each candidate’s résumé before deciding whether he or she is a ﬁt for the job, according to research from the Ladders, a job-search ﬁrm. You’d be wise to make your résumé clean and easy to read—no fancy fonts or designs. Don’t forget to include keywords from the job posting within your résumé: The same study found that recruiters spent a ﬁfth of those six seconds looking for words that matched those in the job description. Consider odd-hour shifts. Look for part-time stints that are harder for managers to ﬁll, such as early-morning work or night jobs. For example, some part-time UPS package handlers work 17 to 20 hours per week overnight, say, 3:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Indicate any and all times you are willing to work—the more ﬂexibility, the better. Stand out in a group interview. Some employers conduct group sessions, where everyone may be asked the same question. Differentiate yourself. One winning tactic: Don’t over-rehearse. Instead of memorizing points you want to hit, have a general idea of what you want to convey and see where the conversation goes. Listen to what others are saying, and build off their ideas. You’ll seem like a team player and come across as engaged and interested. Be proactive. Many companies will ask you to apply electronically, but follow up with a hiring manager. Can’t ﬁnd the contact information? Call the toll-free line and be persistent about asking who is in charge of hiring. Send a résumé and cover letter his or her way and you’ll improve the odds that someone will view your application. ARIEL SKELLEY/GETTY IMAGES (WOMAN), MICHAEL HITOSHI/GETTY IMAGES (SPIRAL BACKGROUND) YOU WANT YOU WANT Retirement beneﬁts TOP COMPANY Chase This bank offers easy-to-meet eligibility requirements when it comes to its retirement savings plan for part-time employees. You need to work only 60 days—and between 20 and 40 hours per week— to qualify for the company’s 401(k) program. It also offers disability and life insurance. BONUS After completing a year of service, you are eligible to receive a dollarfor-dollar match of up to 5 percent. Your 401(k) will be 100 percent vested after three years’ service. Also, 60 days from hire, part-timers can enroll in Chase’s medical and prescription-drug plan. A range of perks TOP COMPANY Starbucks Once you work at least 160 hours in a consecutive two-month period, and at least 20 hours a week, you—and your spouse and dependents— get access to health insurance, life insurance and disability coverage. Other part-time perks include stock options, a retirement plan, adoption assistance and an education reimbursement ($500 to $1,000 a year). BONUS Your caffeine ﬁx will be covered here. Employees score unlimited free drinks during breaks, a 30 percent discount on other beverages and food plus a pound of free coffee every week. Pick your perks KEY Health/medical insurance Employee discount Extra, extra! Read all about the enticing beneﬁts at other major employers. Retirement beneﬁts Tuition reimbursement COMPANY BENEFITS LOCATIONS 627 nationwide MIN. HOURS 23 per week BENEFITS START 180 days OTHER BENEFITS Life insurance 2,200 nationwide Varies Varies Life insurance, short-term disability More than 70 worldwide LAFLOR/GETTY IMAGES (WOMAN) None First day of employment Opportunity to work remotely 280 worldwide 369 worldwide None 31 days Life insurance Varies First day of employment Productivity bonuses and incentives Source: Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Snagajob.com allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 101 With Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light, it’s business as usual for your cat. And less nonsense for you. ® ® TM purr with us your pet Your dog or cat should be the only thing at home that’s covered in hair. Try these tricks to keep your house and clothes fuzz-free DEAL WITH THE HAIR THAT’S THERE Grab a damp cloth. One of the easiest—and most inexpensive—ways to get fur off clothes and furniture is with a slightly moist rag. Run it over fabric and you might be amazed at how much hair you pick up. Don a glove. Put on the latex kind and hold your hand under running water for a couple of seconds. Shake off most of the water. While the glove is still damp, wipe your hand over fabrics (such as bedspreads) and upholstered furniture. The fingers make it easier to reach into couch crevices. Turn to a vacuum. Even if you have only a few minutes to de-fur your house, you can suck up most of the problem with a gadget such as the Pet Hair Eraser hand vacuum (from $30; bissell.com). Shed Pet Fur PREVENT EXCESS FUR IN THE FUTURE Brush regularly. Spend at least two minutes every day brushing your pet from head to tail. You’ll remove dead hair and keep new growth strong. If Fido and Fifi don’t love grooming, use a brush-glove hybrid to get them used to the touch. Prep for shedding season. Dogs with thick undercoats, like golden retrievers and German shepherds, shed more in the spring, so use an undercoat rake to really clear out that extra fur. For cats, just brush more often. Suds up right. In winter, look for a shampoo with aloe vera, which keeps hair from getting dry and breaking. In summer, go for one with peppermint oil, which moisturizes hair and repels bugs. By Doug Donaldson. Source: Jorge Bendersky, celebrity dog groomer and author of DIY Dog Grooming, from Puppy Cuts to Best in Show PET EXPERT Lena C. France, DVM, answers your questions PERSONALIZE FOR FR EE (You save $10) Code: ALLYOU Expires : 3/28/14 Q TOP: GEORGE DOYLE/GETTY IMAGES Ask a veterinarian Steal My dog has been scratching herself a lot lately. 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Visit allyou.com/your-pets. allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 103 quiz time Coffee-Break Fun Sip a cup of joe and enjoy these brainteasers Sudoku complete the grid by placing a number in each box.Your goal is to make each row, column and small nine-box square contain the numbers one through nine exactly once. Jigsaw Sudoku as with regular sudoku, make each row and column contain the numbers one through nine. Twist: The oddly shaped nine-box areas separated by heavy black lines also must contain the digits one through nine. 1 9 6 5 1 2 8 4 7 Crossword ACroSS 1. Stash 5. Lloyd, to Jeff and Beau 8. Donations to the poor 12. Etna efﬂuence 13. Misspeak 14. Early stringed instrument 15. Word of woe 16. Luau garland 17. aboard 18. Ice cream made with eggs 20. Necklace hanger 22. Mollusk 24. Sailor 27. Group character 31. Be in the red 32. catholic brother 34. Boring instrument 35. Beat 37. Lean 39. Progressive 41. Woman 44. Like a pungent bulb 48. Lyrical 49. Pinch 51. Sticky substance 52. Eye suggestively 53. call ____ day: 2 words 54. Mound 55. Stare impolitely 56. came face-toface with 57.Turnpike fee DoWN 1. Steel-mill residue 2. Falsehood 3. Elliptical 4. Powerful condiment 5. assist in birth 6. Butterﬂies ____ Free 7. Dreaded dentist’s tool 8. Long-legged shorebird 9. Bond 10. Dust speck 11. Mail receiver 19. Food wrap 21. Exceeded a budget 23. ascend 24. Bon ____ 25. Feeling of reverence 26. radiation unit 28. hem’s partner 29. “On My ____” 30. Sinister 33. circus performer 36. Glacial deposit 38. come down 40. Darken 41. court jester 42. The ____ of Night 43. race distance 45. Medley 46. Nothing 47. Bellow 50. had a taco 7 4 2 6 4 3 6 4 3 2 8 5 7 5 3 9 2 7 8 4 9 Solutions on page 107 104 March 28, 2014 aLLYOU ©2014 PENNYDELLPUzzLES.cOM giveaways Picture Puzzle ON THE LAMB This picture might seem easy, but it’s really a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Finding all 10 changes will take shear determination! Enter at allyou.com for a chance to win great prizes! 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It includes a Kwik Seal recolor kit to refresh kitchen and bathroom grout, a Dap Blue Stik (reusable adhesive putty), a Dap wall repair patch kit with DryDex spackling and a $200 Lowe’s gift card. No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time (ET) on 2/21/14 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 3/27/14. See ofﬁcial rules on page 107 . allyou.com MARCH 28, 2014 105 star guide Your Horoscope See what the stars have in store for you in March Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20) Stuck no more! Your ruling planet Jupiter straightens out in your creative zone on the 6th, ﬁnally unlocking your imagination. When mental Mercury enters Pisces on the 17th, spend time in nature to recharge. And when it connects with intuitive Neptune on the 22nd, listen to your gut. You’re on to something! EXPERT Suzanne Gerber STAR Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) Need inspiration to do something healthy? Your ruling planet, Mercury, is revving up your ﬁtness zone until the 17th. Eating more nutritiously is one thing, but your body craves exercise, too. If you can’t get outside, take a dance class—or ﬁnd some videos online to get your groove on at home! Aries (March 21–April 20) With your ruler, Mars, retrograde in your relationship house all month, pay attention to how you communicate with people important to you. Maybe you’re just being honest, but words still hurt, and they can’t be taken back. When the sun enters Aries on the 20th, you’ll feel on top of the world. Try not to gloat. Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 23) Thanks to Mars retrograde in Libra, you’re bursting at the seams with energy, but you don’t know how to use it. Think things through carefully, prioritize and then take action. Hurry! Lucky Jupiter arrives in your professional sector on the 6th, and you won’t want to waste one precious minute. Taurus (April 21–May 21) You’re working ﬁendishly at the ofﬁce, but keep your expectations realistic. With Mars retrograde all month, you might have to put in more effort than you originally thought. Luckily, ruling Venus joins analytical Mercury in your professional sector on the 5th, so success is practically guaranteed! Celebrate during the full moon on the 16th with your mate or a date. Scorpio (Oct. 24–Nov. 22) With communicator Mercury parked in your home zone and your ruler, Mars, in the most private part of your chart, you’re not in the mood to bundle up and go anywhere. Catch up on favorite shows with your honey (or invite a date over for a movie marathon). When the sun enters your wellness zone on the 20th, make sure you’re snacking on something healthy. Gemini (May 22–June 21) Your career sphere is on ﬁre! A new moon on the 1st signals positive changes, and on the 17th Mercury starts its annual dance through your work zone, meaning things are getting even better. Because you’ll likely be in the public eye, look the part and treat yourself to some new outﬁts when expansive Jupiter resumes forward motion in your money zone on the 6th. Sagittarius (Nov. 23–Dec. 21) The new moon in your domestic sphere on the 1st joins three planets, making your mantra for the month “There really is no place like home.” Once your ruler, Jupiter, resumes forward motion on the 6th, you’ll be ready to refeather your nest. When social Mercury joins the gang on the 17th, throw a party. No time to cook? Make it a potluck! Cancer (June 22–July 22) You’ve weathered storms at work recently, and your patience is about to be rewarded. The sun will enter your career sector on the 20th, bringing recognition for your efforts. If there’s an opening you’re interested in, let the right people know. The full moon in your communication zone on the 16th reminds you that you can speak up for yourself without being pushy. Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 20) You’re eager to get ahead at work, and although action-oriented Mars is in your career zone all month, it’s retrograde, meaning you won’t see results until it straightens out in mid-May. When Mercury enters your tech-savvy zone on the 17th, consider taking a workshop (maybe online) to give you an advantage over the competition. Leo (July 23–Aug. 22) You like to think you can always have your way, but with lucky Jupiter retrograde in your “hidden enemies” corner, the force is not with you. Wait for it to move ahead on the 6th, then plot your course and hit the gas! Love planet Venus enters your partnership zone on the 5th. Whether you’re single or attached, your love life will get a big boost! Suzanne Gerber is a nationally renowned astrologer and journalist in Brooklyn, N.Y. Aquarius (Jan. 21–Feb. 18) FLATLINER V2 (ILLUSTRATIONS) Big goals need big plans! If you’re thinking about a major family vacation this year—or a large purchase—get on a savings plan, stat. Four planets in your money quarters, plus a new moon on the 1st, will give you much-needed discipline. When Venus enters Aquarius on the 5th, treat yourself to a stylish upgrade: a new hairdo or maybe a spring jacket. 106 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU where to buy Your essential shopping guide Looking for more information about products you saw in All You? Use this alphabetical listing of brands, manufacturers and retailers as your go-to source A B C D Aéropostale Also at Aéropostale. Apt. 9 Also at kohls.com. Bisou Bisou Also at jcp.com. Call It Spring Also at jcp.com. Candie’s Also at kohls.com. Container Store Also available by calling 888-266-8246. Crest Also at 3dwhite.com. Croft and Barrow Also at kohls.com. Dots Also at dots.com. Elle Also at kohls.com. Haan Also at amazon .com, bonton.com and walmart.com. JCPenney Also at jcp.com. Jennifer Lopez Also at kohls.com. 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S T W Z “Coffee-Break Fun,” p. 104 SuDOKu JIGSAW SuDOKu CROSSWORD 2 8 1 7 6 4 3 5 9 ©2014 PennydellPuzzles.com 9 6 5 2 3 8 1 7 4 4 7 3 9 5 1 8 2 6 1 9 6 5 2 7 4 3 8 7 5 8 3 4 6 9 1 2 3 4 2 1 8 9 7 6 5 6 2 4 8 1 3 5 9 7 5 3 9 4 7 2 6 8 1 8 1 7 6 9 5 2 4 3 2 4 3 6 1 9 5 8 7 1 8 9 5 7 3 2 4 6 9 7 5 2 3 1 8 6 4 7 6 8 4 9 5 3 2 1 4 5 1 3 2 6 7 9 8 8 1 4 7 6 2 9 5 3 6 3 2 8 5 7 4 1 9 5 9 7 1 4 8 6 3 2 S T O W : D A D : L A V A : E R R : A G : M O T : F O O L L E : A W E : E D G E A L : R E M : M I L E S A B I : P L A C E R : T I N F O I L : : : L I V E R : B E D I M E : A R I S E : A T E I L L : A C R O B A T : O V E R R A N : : : A L M S V I O L O C E T : A L I G H T N K : H A W : O L I O T E : O W N : N U L L O T : S L Y : Y E L L Picture Puzzle, p. 105 No. 1 (A1/B1): The pink hat has lost a tie. No. 2 (A3): The boy in the background ﬂew the coop. No. 3 (A4): A chicken struts onto the scene. No. 4 (A5): The ladder on the wall has stepped out. No. 5 (B2): Orange is the new blue. No. 6 (B2): One fewer hand rests on the pen. No. 7 (C2): Was that the dinner bell? The sheep’s second ear perks up. No. 8 (C5): This kid doesn’t like to be labeled. No. 9 (D3): The ear tag has been dyed in the wool. No. 10 (E5): This egg was a trough one to ﬁnd. Giveaways, p. 43 and 105 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The All You Giveaways (“Sweepstakes”) are open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 21 or older at the time of entry. To enter and view the complete Ofﬁcial Rules, which govern this Sweepstakes, visit allyou.com/giveaways. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time (ET) on 02/21/14 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 3/27/14. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor: All You, a division of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. allyou.com march 28, 2014 107 my hero Abby McGinnis, 9 JOHNSTOWN, PA. Crystal and Abby at home My daughter, Abby, works to improve the lives of kids who are blind. She thinks helping others is something we should all be doing. It’s no big deal to her.” NOMINATED BY HER MOTHER, Crystal McGinnis, 34 ASPIRATION INSPIRATION “I’m in awe of her because… she found out that a blind girl at her school had only seven braille books available to her in the library. So she organized a fund-raiser last year, bringing in more than $1,000 to buy 90 books plus some games. ” “She wanted to help even more kids… so she now makes and sells no-sew ﬂeece blankets. Abby hoped to open a real, live store, but I said we should start with a Facebook page, Blankets 4 Books. She posts a picture of each blanket for sale when she ﬁnishes. ” PAYOFF FOCUS “I’m amazed by… how much she has raised: about $700! That’s by selling 23 blankets in less than six months. We just donated a $650 Samsung Galaxy tablet to a blind boy who couldn’t learn to read braille. Now he can listen to books. ” “I’m impressed with… her dedication. Tuesday nights and on weekends, Abby sits in the living room and makes blankets while she watches television. She probably could be out doing other things she loves, but neither of us feels like she’s missing out. ” WHO’S YOUR HERO? GIRL TIME “Abby is just a regular 9-year-old… who likes normal, everyday little-girl stuff. She’s totally obsessed with Rainbow Loom bracelets. She likes American Girl dolls. And gymnastics takes up a big chunk of her time. ” Is there someone in your life who inspires you to be a better person? We’d love to know. Send a paragraph about whom you’d like to nominate as your hero to livewell@allyou .com and we might feature you both in an upcoming issue. 108 MARCH 28, 2014 ALLYOU GEORGE DOYLE/GETTY IMAGES (BRAILLE BOOK), MANFRED KOH (TAPE), ISTOCKPHOTO (PHOTO CORNERS, BACKGROUNDS) E A SY TO MA K E • E A SY TO FIESTA CHICKEN AND RICE Minute® Ready to Serve Black Beans & Rice Spice up your day with long-grain white rice and Latin-inspired black beans seasoned with zesty peppers, tomatoes and onions. Portable and protein-packed, this delicious addition to your lunchtime survival kit is perfectly portioned and microwaveable in just 90 seconds. For all the ways to love Minute® Rice, visit minuterice.com. We can help. ® © 2014 Riviana Foods Inc.