Recipes

A Better Mac n Cheese from Two Peas and Their Pod!

A Better Mac n Cheese from Two Peas and Their Pod!

  If your kids are like ours, you have some serious mac ‘n cheese connoisseurs in your house. And as parents, we’re always looking to boost the nutrition in this dinnertime staple. We’ve been known to stir in some peas, (very fined) chopped spinach, and even...

Ali Landry’s Healthy Blondies!

Ali Landry’s Healthy Blondies!

  There are several schools of thought on the strategy of hiding healthy ingredients in our kids’ favorite foods, to help them get some extra nutrients. If you manage to squeeze in some veggies without your kids seeing, they’ll eat them—but won’t be learning to...

Valentine’s Day Pink Hot Chocolate Sticks

Valentine’s Day Pink Hot Chocolate Sticks

Need a festive, easy recipe that the kids will love for Valentine's Day? Try these Valentine's Day Pink Hot Chocolate sticks! There are only 2 ingredients... and they're super simple!     Ingredients: pink melt-able chips festive sprinkles festive sticks...

Easy Turkey Chili

Easy Turkey Chili

Winter is chili season in our household, so I’ve been making a pot just about every week, trying new recipes, making my tried and true favorites, and getting creative. This recipe has been the family favorite this season, and I have already made it no less than 7 times since fall finally arrived here in Richmond, VA.

Easy Peanut Butter Football Dip!

Easy Peanut Butter Football Dip!

This easy, no-bake dessert dip from Lynn Lilly, the talented mama behind the Craft Box Girls blog uses basic pantry ingredients like peanut butter, chocolate chips and pretzels. We’ll be making it for the Super Bowl and then again for Valentine’s Day—simply swapping the football shape for a heart one!

Turkey and Sweet Potato Rainbow Chili

Turkey and Sweet Potato Rainbow Chili

I love all the different colors in this dish, hence the name rainbow chili, and that it incorporates sweet potatoes without being overpoweringly sweet like some sweet potato chili recipes I’ve had. I also love that it’s so easy to get creative with and add any vegetables you like or have on hand and need to use. Plus it means I can make it a few weeks in a row and adjust it enough that it tastes unique each week.

Food Trends to Watch for 2020!

Food Trends to Watch for 2020!

2019 brought us a fair share of innovative food trends – we saw cauliflower chicken tenders, plant-based varieties of jerky and CBD infused food and drinks. So what can you expect to see next? Here are 6 trends you should expect to find in your grocery store in 2020.

Keto-Friendly Nachos!

Keto-Friendly Nachos!

  This easy recipe, perfect for football Sundays and New Year's resolutions, was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor Sara Hood.      Sara Hood’s Keto-Friendly Nachos Recipe     Ingredients   Cheese Crisps (to make, grate cheddar cheese,...

Joy Bauer’s Holiday Sangria!

Joy Bauer’s Holiday Sangria!

  Holiday entertaining can be equal parts joyful and stressful. You may have a house full of guests, a to-do list a mile long and any time you’re hosting (whether it’s New Year’s Eve or a regular dinner party), you’re pulled between getting the meal and drinks...

Easy Chanukah Cakesicles Recipe!

Easy Chanukah Cakesicles Recipe!

Thank you to kosher.com for sharing this recipe, originally from cake creator Miriam Adar.     Chanukah Cakesicles     Ingredients   a baked vanilla cake (box mix is perfect) 2-3 tablespoons of buttercream cakesicles mold 2 bars white baking...

Deer Valley Roasted Butternut Squash & Bean Enchiladas

Deer Valley Roasted Butternut Squash & Bean Enchiladas

  The Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT, is known for being one of the premiere places to hit the slopes in the United States. Ski magazine has ranked it in the top 3 for over 20 years. But in addition to being known for its amazing downhill action, it’s...

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe!

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe!

  Melissa d’Arabian has three daughters, and like many of us, baking (and decorating!) cookies is a big part of the holidays. She's always makes sure to have a recipe ready that's safe for anyone who is gluten-free, like one of her daughters. Says Melissa, author...

How to Carve a Turkey: Foolproof Instructions!

How to Carve a Turkey: Foolproof Instructions!

These helpful instructions were provided by dad of two Mike Geller, founder of Mike’s Organics in Stamford, CT.     The traditional image of The Thanksgiving Turkey being carved at the dinner table is very romantic, but it not practical, nor is it the best...

Thanksgiving Wine Guide

Thanksgiving Wine Guide

This post was contributed by Kate Santangelo of our Monmouth Moms site!   Are you hosting this Thanksgiving? Bringing the wine to your in-laws? Just want to have a little vino while you’re cooking? I’ve got you covered! As a former wine professional, I learned a...

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving!

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving!

  Kate McDermott, author of Art of the Pie, was a finalist for the prestigious James Beard award for chefs. She’s also mom to Duncan, 32, who started baking with her as a toddler. This classic pumpkin pie is a family favorite for Thanksgiving. Her secret, expert...

Bourbon Brown Butter Roasted Cauliflower

Bourbon Brown Butter Roasted Cauliflower

        Although turkey gets a lot of attention on Thanksgiving—it is nicknamed "Turkey Day" after all—we have come to realize it's all about the sides. From brown sugar-laced sweet potatoes to green beans topped with fried onions, the comfort food dishes surrounding...

Cooking with Kids: The Silver Spoon Recipe for Risotto!

Cooking with Kids: The Silver Spoon Recipe for Risotto!

  The Silver Spoon cookbook is a cult classic and The Silver Spoon for Children cookbook has also become a hit. Full of easy, healthy Italian meals that kids will love to cook and eat, it’s just been rereleased with updated recipes. This recipe for classic...

Easy Weeknight Meal: Keto Coconut Lime Chicken

Easy Weeknight Meal: Keto Coconut Lime Chicken

    We can’t think of many things more valuable than a super simple, healthy weeknight meal that our family will happily eat—a reliable and reasonable babysitter, maybe? This One-Pan Coconut Lime Chicken from Keto Your Way, a new cookbook from Keto Made...

Mom Hack: Make Frozen Cookie Dough from Your Halloween Candy!

Mom Hack: Make Frozen Cookie Dough from Your Halloween Candy!

  Now that Halloween is a few weeks past its due date, you’re probably ready to get your kids’ candy out of the house. There are lots of good places to donate, from shelters to dentists’ offices to the military, but we stumbled upon this smart idea from The Baker...

Quick and Easy Game Day Jambalaya

Quick and Easy Game Day Jambalaya

  My family loves football, and traditionally we get together as often as we can to hang out, watch football, and, of course, EAT. We all love chili, so previously we'd been making multiple variations of chili each week, but we decided it was time for something...

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