Tag Archives: family meals

Chicken plate

Thin & Juicy Grilled Chicken

This grilled chicken is a family-friendly, fresh and juicy chicken dish that’s always a hit. I simply grill it on my stovetop and serve it up with garden vegetables or over a bed of greens for a main course salad.

Lunch Club: Turkey Meatballs

This month I hosted my inaugural “Lunch Club” for my crew. I thought it would be a fun way to help them gain more confidence in the kitchen, and help me work though some new recipes for the blog.

Marinara with red sauce

Val’s Easy Red Sauce

This quick red sauce is a staple in our home. It’s both easy to pull together and is simply delicious.

Macaroni Gratin

Macaroni Gratin

There are recipes for macaroni and cheese springing up all over the place and with good reason, who isn’t comforted by warm, cheesy goodness?

family meal

Family Meal: Hanger Steak

This is a great recipe because you make the marinade in the morning and let the meat soak all day. Then at dinnertime, it’s a quick fire-up of the grill.

spaghetti and meatballs

Family Dinner and Dreams

Family dinner is a precious commodity. Honestly, it may be the only completely together family time we have that day.

rice-bowls-plated

Family Meal: Rice Bowls

I have a few go-to family meals in my arsenal that everyone loves and this rice bowl is one of them. It fits all the family dinner requirements—fast, healthy, easy and tasty.

New Style Roasted Chicken

New Style Roasted Chicken is a super easy recipe that is absolutely delicious (and really really forgiving). I make it at least once a week (Monday nights tend to be our roast-a-chicken night) because the whole family loves it.

Cooking with a Wok

The wok is one of my favorite cooking utensils. I usually stir-fry at once a week, saving this type of meal for when we’re in a pinch for time. It’s a healthy, easy, quick meal to prepare. If you have never cooked with a wok before, I would highly recommend trying it out. Whenever I stir-fry, I always keep these steps in mind.