Sheet pan dinners are one of the easiest ways to get dinner on the table, fast. Plus, if you line your baking pans with foil or parchment paper, there’s virtually no clean-up! We love the collection of Sheet Pan Dinners Maegan Brown of The BakerMama shard, which include recipes for pizza, shrimp pad thai and even chicken fried rice. Indeed, you might think these fuss-free meals are limited to a protein and vegetable, but you can easily incorporate carbs like pasta and rice, making sheet pan dinners as versatile as other easy cooking techniques. See some family faves!
As we turn the corner on summer and head back to school, easy weeknight recipes become even more important than ever. Marinade recipes, like this one from Layla Lisiewski, CEO and co-founder of The Local Moms Network, are a true timesaver. Here- find her super simple, healthy recipe for her Marinated Mediterranean Chicken, which she serves with garlic aioli and a simple tomato/cucumber/olive salad.
This Mexican Street Corn Salad is a crowd-pleaser for any summer barbecue. It lasts in the fridge for a few days, so make extra on the weekend for easy weekday lunches. Can’t find cotija cheese in your local grocery store? Substitute feta or parmesan.
Skip the oven this summer with this assembly-only app from the talented moms behind Habitual Hostess. Below, you’ll find two versions, a sophisticated melon and prosciutto combo and a watermelon feta option that vegetarians will love.
Summer is around the corner and the seasonal shortlist of recipes below will take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day. From potlucks to backyard barbecues, there’s something for everyone. Most include fresh, colorful and in-season produce, are simple to double or triple and none require a culinary degree – ha! Plus, you can make most of them ahead of time for easy entertaining.
Cheers to Summer! We love a good Sangria in the warmer weather, and depending on the setting or food pairing, have served it in white, red or rose varieties. This Sparkling Sweet Tea Sangria from The BakerMama is not only refreshing, but decorated with a patriotic, festive kabob—making it perfect for Memorial Day, the 4th of July or Labor Day.
Kristin Cavallari’s Salmon BLT Salad with Spicy Tomatillo Ranch just might become your favorite healthy, easy meal for this Spring and Summer. The Hills star and Uncommon James founder just published her new cookbook, Truly Simple, which is chock full of weeknight meals, but Kristin says this recipe is one of her go-to’s for lunch and dinner.
We just might skip green beer this year and swap in these instagram-worthy St. Patrick’s Day-inspired Lucky Charm’s ice cream sandwiches from South Orange County Moms! Don’t have Lucky Charms? Use any colorful cereal you’ve stocked up on!
If one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2023 is to cook more and rely less on takeout, we have you covered. Here, you’ll find six of 2022’s most popular cookbooks, which will have you eating better, creating memories around family meals and saving money on UberEats and DoorDash.
If you are looking for a delicious homemade LATKE recipe this season, look no further! But do get ready for your house to smell for days=) Happy cooking!
Habitual Hostess’ Beef & Broccoli stir fry is a perfect clean-out-your-fridge, weeknight week, that can be made with any combo of meats and veggies!
This Pesto Meatball recipe has just three ingredients and comes together in under 20 minutes—aka perfect for busy weeknight meals! The two moms behind Habitual Hostess, who created this recipe, suggest using refrigerated pesto (or homemade!) for best results. Follow Alston and Leigh on Instagram @habitualhostess for more kid-friendly recipes, cocktails, entertaining tips and more.
I’m all about making dinner easy… especially on weeknights! And while I’m always looking for ways to sneak in fruit and veggies, I also want to make food that my kids will actually eat! That’s why I got a little crafty with a recent dinner to make some food I already have in the fridge and the pantry Halloween festive! With mummy hot dogs, pumpkin oranges, ghost bananas, leaf cheese and a jack-o-lantern pepper… I whipped up a Halloween Kids Dinner Board that everyone loved (husband included)!
We love a good mom hack, and these Halloween Cinnamon Rolls from The BakerMama definitely will be our go-to this spooky season. We’re *totally* on board with pre-made shortcuts like canned cinnamon rolls, so we can focus on making memories (not dough). Check out the full instructions here.
Slow cooker meals are a lifesaver for busy nights – but we also are beginning to use them on busy mornings. Before school during the week or before early sports games on the weekends, meals like this hearty Banana Bread Oatmeal from recipe creator and Tik Tok star Kathleen Ashmore will get your team fed and out the door, quickly.
It’s a common pain point of the back-to-school routine: packing lunches. Though we might typically dread this step on a busy morning, we’re sharing some mouth-watering inspiration – and easy hacks – to help you reimagine the process. (Think: sous chefs and make-ahead options!) We’ve enlisted Catherine McCord, the talented founder of Weelicious, to help. The California mom of three is on a mission to make sure kids enjoy healthy food through beautiful presentation.
This summer we’re grilling non-stop. It’s a no-brainer – enjoy the outdoors with your family while skipping the hot kitchen and cleanup. This recipe from Jo Keohane, the mom of three and recipe developer behind The Family Food Kitchen, is perfect for meal prep. Grill up these versatile, juicy thighs and use them all week long in salads, sandwiches and more!
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Yep, it’s that time of year again: January when everyone wants to crash diet to drop the extra pounds gained over the holiday season. In the case of 2022, perhaps you’re looking to rid all the extra Covid weight. Instead of following the latest fad, try incorporating a couple new simple healthy recipes into your week. The Eggplant Parmesan and Penne a la Vodka recipes are lighter versions of old favorite and salmon is a perfect light, but nutrient-dense resolution-worthy dinner. ENJOY!
Get help this holiday season from Melissa Clark, owner of What Clark Cooked & Fairchild’s Fromage.