You can help picky eaters enjoy mealtime with hard-to-resist dishes like this. The easy recipe will pass the "edible" test for even the pickiest of kids.
Your kids might not be interested in soup as classic comfort food, but this chili-based dish will keep your family's tummies warm and full. The simple recipe makes a delicious fall or winter dinner.
No-cook and grilling recipes are something you'll be hearing from me about all summer long. Not only do I appreciate the no-cook solution, I also enjoy the ease of few ingredients, and any recipe that passes those two requirements is high on my list of "must try." Recipes that have five or less ingredients are great, but a mere three is awesome, especially if there's no cooking involved.
What on earth is a mother of seven doing posting about cooking for two? I started out this two-fer crusade simply wanting to come up with alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
Leftovers are boring, blah and take up too much refrigerator space, right? I don't think so. I often make extras just for the sake of having leftovers for other dishes. Rice is one of those leftovers I look forward to morphing into a whole new dish. Leftover rice is a great and frugal filler, delicious with gravy, yummy under chili and perfect in my very favorite leftover rice dish: fried rice.
While there are versions of fried rice made with just-cooked rice, I find that I get the best results from rice that has been cooked and left to chill overnight. This recipe is the most basic, with optionals and notes added on ways to make it even more delicious.
It's not difficult to translate your own recipes into a slow cooker version, and once you do, you'll be thrilled with the ability to start dinner early and walk away from it for several hours until it's done. I've come up with a few of my own recipes for the slow cooker, and adapted some that I already had.
This quick chicken recipe takes advantage of cranberry season, and has just the right blend of sweet and savory flavor. Get Anne Coleman's delicious recipe here.
This hearty chicken chili gets the surprising addition of apple cider, which makes it a very kid-friendly dinner. Mom-friendly too, because it utilizes a rotisserie chicken, and is quick and easy to prepare. Get Alison Needham's delicious recipe here.
Here's another great way to use one of those rotisserie chickens sold at the deli in your favorite grocery. Lettuce wraps are like egg rolls without all the extra fat and calories. Kids love that they get to eat the wraps with their hands.
Famed British cookbook author and children's nutrition expert Annabel Karmel shares her tips on cooking kid-friendly meals for picky eaters.