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strawberry peanut butter wraps

3-Ingredient Strawberry-Peanut Butter Wraps

Step-by-step instructions for making a pasta salad turtle. (With the help of a small mixing bowl, it's easier than you think.)

How to Make a Pasta Salad Turtle: The Potluck Dish of Your Kids' Dreams + $15 PayPal Giveaway!

Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce, Sliders for Kids *from "Real Baby Food"

Saucy Meatball Sliders from "Real Baby Food"

Healthy, kid-friendly dinner leftovers that make great kids' lunches! Everyone one of these is great served cold and transports well.

Dinner Leftovers that Make Great Kids' Lunches

One-Pot Mexican Quinoa Casserole (And a Cute Way to Get Kids to Try Some: Egg Cups!)

One-Pot Mexican Casserole

Angel food cake with yogurt icing. A 5-minute dessert!

$15 Giveaway + 5-Minute Angel Food Cake with Yogurt & Fruit Frosting

One-pot homemade mac & cheese! Only one pan, whole wheat pasta, real cheese and a few frozen peas cool the whole thing off. From

one-pot homemade mac & cheese

Easy Veggie Calzones: Pizza + vegetables = a meal kids love!

Easy Veggie Calzones

HEALTHY BABY FOOD DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PUREED. And it can be part of a meal you're making anyway. When it comes to great finger foods for babies, here are 5 of my favorites--which happen to be elemen...

7 Nutritious Finger Foods for Babies (the Whole Family Loves, Too)

THERE'S A SECRET TO MAKING A CAKE MOIST. Add yogurt. This time, it was Yoplait Greek 100 Whips and the result was delicious. I learned about yogurt cake when we lived in Italy. Estelle was about a ...

Yoplait Greek 100 Whips Lemon Yogurt Cakes with Blueberries (Sponsored Post)

THIS IS THE JUICIEST SLOW COOKER PORK I'VE EVER HAD. We have another awesome (and simpler) recipe for slow cooker pork here but this one, inspired by Real Simple, works even harder. If you're worri...

slow cooker shredded pork with fresh apples

How to make hens out of hard boiled eggs! Simple step-by-step instructions at

how to make hens out of hard boiled eggs

Best no-bake bars ever! Easy, inexpensive, healthy and delicious.

No-Bake Chocolate, Fruit & Nut Bars

Tip: use the broiler to make a batch of eggs at once!

Make-Ahead Egg McMuffins, a Freeze & Serve Breakfast

A tasty new take on good ol' cheeseburgers! (Great for picky eaters to expand their horizons with a low-stakes version of familiar foods.)

cheeseburger hand pies

Cozy and oozy, two of my favorite things. This one's perfect for our sweet potato fans.

Make-Ahead Sweet Potato "Cottage Pie" with Ground Beef (and Why It Isn't Shepherd's Pie)

New post: Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala. Your next one-pot, slow cooker, not-too-spicy dinner. (The chicken's served "on the side" so kids can add toppings and mix as they like.)

One-Pot Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

No-bake fudge bars with two kinds of chocolate, honey, coconut and something you might not guess.

No-Sugar Coconut Fudge Bars (with a Secret Ingredient)

Couple minutes to prep, half hour in the oven and veggies my kids eat every time.

Easiest Ever Roasted Carrots

Makes perfect healthy gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends.

Slow Cooker Apple Butter (No Sugar Added)

The perfect little-bit-of-leftovers solution!

Mini Pot Pies: Our Kids' Favorite Way to Use Leftovers

Easy (and healthy) homemade rolls: Use a bread machine for the kneading, then bake in the oven. Full of oats, whole wheat, flaxseed and yogurt, too. Perfect as a dinner side, or sandwiches for the kids. From

bread machine whole wheat rolls with yogurt & oats

No need to bake the sweet potatoes ahead of time, just throw everything (including nuts) into the food processor. Also, these are delicious.

simple sweet potato walnut muffins

GRILLED CHICKEN + GINGER & PEANUT STIR-FRY. Full of fresh veggies and pantry staples, you'll have a healthy dinner on the table in 20 minutes flat. Great use for leftover chicken!

2 Dinners in 1: Grilled Chicken + Peanut Ginger Stir-Fry

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Spinach