Quick dinners

Greek Pita Pizzas [Recipe]

October 15, 2012
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When I saw this recipe on Annie’s Eats I knew I would love it. Not only was I right, but I have made it a bunch of times since first trying it. I always have the ingredients on hand and it’s a super quick meal. I love serving it alongside a big salad. My kids […]




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Take Back Dinnertime (Part 1): 6 Simple Ways to Make Family Dinners More Healthy

August 24, 2011
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It’s week one of the Take Back Dinnertime Challenge from Real Simple. If you haven’t signed up, you can do so here. This week, the focus is on preparing healthy meals. Don’t miss the cookbook giveaway at the end of this post! What exactly makes a healthy meal? Is it about avoiding extras like fat […]




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Easy Summer Meals for Each Day of the Week

August 5, 2011
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While taking time to prepare meals is always a challenge for families — summer adds a whole new dimension to it. With longer days and fun-filled activities, parents need healthy and light meals that can be prepared in a snap or earlier in the day. So I asked some fellow bloggers for their favorite quick […]




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Chicken Pasta Primavera [Recipe]

July 15, 2011
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I got this meal idea from one of Super Healthy Kid’s Daily Dinners on facebook. The meal Amy posted was chicken, pasta and veggies made with a homemade white sauce. I looked up “homemade white pasta sauce” and it looked so easy I gave it a try. I cooked the whole wheat pasta ahead of […]




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White Fish with Lemony Breadcrumb Topping [Recipe]

November 8, 2010
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First off, sorry for the blurry picture. I’m not sure what happened there. I’m taking a breather from unpacking to post this recipe I tried a couple of weeks ago.  It turned out really well and it was ready in just 20 minutes.  This one is courtesy of The Six O’Clock Scramble Newsletter.  As always […]




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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan [Recipe]

September 1, 2010
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I love this recipe from A Year of Slow Cooking. It’s a lower fat (but super tasty) version of Chicken Parm and it’s perfect for the slow cooker. Kids who don’t like chicken can eat the spaghetti and sauce — at least that’s what my almost 4-year old daughter did. This is a great dish to […]




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Ravioli with Spinach and Sun-dried Tomatoes [Recipe]

May 20, 2010
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This was the first recipe I tried from my new cookbook and it was a hit all around.  It was easy to make.  My husband said “this is good” right away.  My picky 3-year old actually ate the ravioli and declared that she loved salad because it had grapes in it.  My 13-month old chowed down the little […]




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Book Review: Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

August 6, 2009
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A couple of years ago my mother-in-law bought me a crock-pot. The idea of putting a few ingredients in a pot and having a tasty dinner at the end of the day was intriguing to me. After all, I never really learned how to cook. Since then, I have come to love the crock-pot and […]




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