quick recipes

The Secret to No-Fail Spanish Rice [Recipe]

March 13, 2014
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I have attempted many times to make Spanish rice for my family, only to be left dissatisfied.  It wasn’t until I was testing recipes for Fearless Feeding (where the recipe is adapted from) that I learned the secret.  Actually, four secrets. The first is to sauté the rice in oil until it is lightly browned.  This […]




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Are Recipes Like Diets?

January 13, 2014
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This is Kitchen Revamp, a new ongoing series about simplifying cooking in my house The picture above is of me recently going through all of my cookbooks.  It got me thinking about the endless number of recipes that are out there.  In addition to cookbooks, you can search any recipe online.  Really, we don’t even […]




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Recipe Vent, Trying Spree and Joyful meals

April 24, 2012
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I haven’t been posting recipes and meal plans because I’m saving it all for Fearless Feeding. Jill and I are in the process of testing recipes/meal ideas while we are in the homestretch. Over a month to go until we turn in the manuscript!! So I wanted to take some time to get some feedback […]




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Macaroni & Cheese in the Rice Cooker [Recipe]

October 28, 2011
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I was about to make baked macaroni and cheese when a friend told me to try it in the rice cooker. She got the recipe of Weelicious and it sounded so easy. So I tried it. I put the ingredients in the rice cooker, gave the kids a bath, and then added the last ingredients […]




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15 Minute Chicken Teriyaki Bowl [Recipe]

September 26, 2011
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I’m bone tired.  We just came back from our annual Disney vacation on Friday, and the American Dietetic Association Conference began Saturday which is right in my home town.  It’s been great to meet many of the dietitians I’ve become friends with online since starting this blog.  But I’m exhausted! So it’s all about easy and familiar meals […]




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7 Convenience Foods That are Easy (and Healthier) to Make Yourself

July 6, 2011
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Since I starting cooking nearly 5 years ago, I’ve been slowly decreasing my dependence on convenience foods. While I do this for the obvious health reasons, what really motivates me is taste. The food that I make myself simply tastes better than many of the pre-made versions. But like a lot of parents, I don’t […]




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Chicken Fajitas [Recipe]

November 9, 2009
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My daughter loves Mexican food, I love Mexican food and my husband loves it too.  That love is why Mondays are “Mexican Food Night” around here.  We usually have make-your-own burritos but I’ve been wanting to try something new.  A few weeks ago I made Chicken Fajitas and they turned out just okay.  I thought […]




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