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Relish! - A service totally worth the exclamation point.

When the hot mamas over at Parent Bloggers Network asked for reviewers for Relish! - my hand shot in the air so fast you would have thought my armpits were on fire.

Or, wait. Maybe if your armpits were on fire, you should try to smother them by putting your arm down.

Whatevs. Let's get back to the review at hand.

So! Relish! is a new website that offers the chance to have Good Food. Everyday. How is this possible? Are they magic? Do they come to your house and make it happen?

Well, no. But that would be cool.

What Relish! offers is this:

Quick and Easy Dinners. Every Night.

We dish out everything you need to prepare distinct, creative dinners, every night, with ease. Relish! serves up affordable meal planning and we supply all of the essentials from easy-to-follow grocery shopping lists to customized menu selections.

Dude. You have no idea how awesome this is until you try it. I've been a long time fan of anything that makes dinner planning easy. I've read all sorts of books, magazine articles, subscribed to mailing lists and made wild attempts at planning my own menus.

Where they have all failed me have been in the grocery store. I hate constructing a grocery list with a fiery passion. If I have to produce a grocery list, even if it is partially done for me, I want to blow things up. Enter Relish! It took me a grand total of five minutes to select from their weekly menu of delicious entrees, click click click and I was sitting there looking at a beautifully organized grocery list for the week's dinners.

*insert me doing the cabbage patch in my desk chair*

Then! I cut and pasted the list into my local online grocery's shopping list function - and click click click did my weekly shopping.

I really like the fact that the recipes are whole, natural foods, quick to prepare and clearly marked so that you can quickly and easily choose the recipes most likely to be a hit with your family. The ability to select the number of eaters in your family, plus the really great variety of options makes Relish! a super-cool resource for those of us who like to cook, but hate to plan.

To check out what other Parent Bloggers had to say, see the roundup here.

To get your own account, check out the Relish! site.