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In the Kitchen
Tiffany King’s new book, Eat at Home Tonight, is perfect for busy families. Check out the meal-planning guru’s pizza-inspired sloppy joe, made with a ton of veggies — and sausage and pepperoni instead of beef — plucked from her Everyone’s on a Different Schedule Tonight chapter. Royal Feast Pizza Sloppy Joes1/2 cup diced onion1/2 cup diced red bell pepper1/2 cup diced green bell pepper1 pound bulk mild Italian sausage1/2 cup diced pepperoni1 15-ounce can tomato sauce1 teaspoon garlic... more
Yummy mummies
Lay a solid foundation of protein in your kids’ tummies — before trick-or-treating — with these whimsical mummies. They take time, of course (about 45 minutes). But at least they don’t require Pinterest-worthy pastry-chef skills.INGREDIENTS1 8-ounce can refrigerated crescent dinner roll dough 2½ slices American cheese, cut into 10... more
Cutie pops
Ice Cream Scoop PopsHaving cake and ice cream this summer? Don’t waste valuable party time by scooping tableside. Instead make these delightful grab-and-go treats ahead of time. Or better yet, skip the cake — like we did — and just make these for fun with the kids. All you need, besides ice cream and toppings, is little wooden... more
Simply stuffed
Tomato and Couscous Salad4 large tomatoes2/3 cup tomato juice2/3 cup couscous2/3 cup boiling water1/3 cup raisinsHandful of basil leaves, choppedHandful of flat-leaf parsley, torn (optional)Slice the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out the insides.Put the seeds and the flesh into a small bowl with the tomato juice and stir.Place the... more
Positively nutty
Sun Butter Oatmeal Cookies1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened1/2 cup packed brown sugar1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar1/2 cup sunflower seed butter or creamy peanut butter1 egg3/4 cup flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt2/3 cup old-... more
Oven fried fajitas!
Looking for a quick, easy and satisfying weeknight meal for your family?  We tried the make-ahead version of this recipe and loved it!SHEET-PAN CHICKEN FAJITAS8 small flour tortillas2 bell peppers 1 small onion1 cup cherry tomatoes2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 tablespoons oil1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon... more
Pops of flavor
CRISPY ROASTED CHICKPEAS2 15-ounce cans chickpeas2 tablespoons olive oil3/4 teaspoon salt2 to 4 teaspoons spices or finely chopped fresh herbs, such as chili powder, curry powder, garam masala, cumin, smoked paprika, rosemary, thyme — or other favorite spices and herbs (see seasoning ideas below)... more
Cocoa fluff
Should you really feed your kids chocolate for breakfast? Well, yes — especially if it’s something you can make ahead (the night before), and especially if you’ve blended in potassium- and fiber-rich avocado and banana, plus protein-packed chia seeds. So say the family-food mama-bloggers behind the... more
Sneaky pizza
We love making mini pizzas with the kids! And we’ve recently found a way to make them a bit healthier by using whole wheat flatbread. We like Flatout Light wraps, which have 9 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, 14 carbs and only 90 calories per Flatout.Traditional white-dough pizza crust has just 3 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, 24... more