The New Family Dinner Recipe: Food + Friends = Fun (Plus a Hearty Meal that Costs Less than $3.50 a Serving)

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Lifetime Network to air exclusive segment featuring Sam's Club and three families who learn how to save time, money, and have a little bit of fun with friends, all via a cooking club.

Get this Healthy Fried Chicken Recipe at - plus, tune into Lifetime Network's The Balancing Act to see how a cooking club can help you save time, money and still provide your family with hearty, homecooked meals!

You just can't beat that.

Sam's Club is the focus of a segment demonstrating the benefits of co-op cooking on Lifetime Network's morning news program the Balancing Act, Tuesday, August 25 at 7 a.m. EST. The show features chef and author Nicole Aloni alongside three moms interested in learning how to gather, prepare and share nutritious meals for their families.

Aloni, who has helped start several cooking clubs, says the cooking club 'recipe' is simple. "I have found the best way to do this is to plan a menu of seven main courses and seven side dishes that balance each other." Nicole explained. "You don't have to be trained chef to make the cooking club concept work - everyone in the group can play a role, from shopper to prep cook. Meanwhile, you are enjoying the company of friends while doing something good for your family."

Cooking Clubs typically include three to four friends or family members who pool their money to purchase the ingredients for a week's worth of meals. They then gather at the host's kitchen and prepare everything in a few hours. "It's a wonderful way to connect with your friends, and, for under one hundred dollars you've got a week's worth of meals for a family of four," continued Aloni. "You just can't beat that."

Don't miss Nicole and friends on Lifetime Networks' The Balancing Act, Tuesday, August 25 at 7 a.m. EST. Watch to learn how cooking clubs help families save money while still providing great, wholesome meals the entire family will love. Additional airdates include Sept. 1 and Sept. 10 at 7 a.m. EST on Lifetime.

Want to start your own cooking club? Now you can!
Visit Sam's Club What's Cookin' online to get started! It's quick and easy - you'll be up and cooking in no time!

  •     View how-to videos
  •     Download meal planners
  •     Find new recipes
  •     Plan a week's worth of meals in minutes
  •     Plus more helpful resources that get you cooking quicker

Get your Cooking Club started with Sam's Club
Sam's Club is hosting events in some clubs to help its members start cooking clubs and is offering customized recipes, tips, shopping lists and suggestions on serving and storage online at On average, the cost is less than $3.50 per serving and includes shrimp, sirloin steak, chicken enchiladas to pork tenderloin. Sam's Club has added a few new recipes including healthy fried chicken.

Connect with Sam's Club on The Web!

Have questions about how Sam's Club can help you start your cooking club? Call us.
1.800.SAMS.CLUB (1.800.726.7258)

Surf over to to find more ways you can save money on your family meals!

Visit your local Sam's Club today to discover new cooking club recipes!

Please direct all inquiries to:
Susan Koehler


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