Dinners

It's a weekly dilemma: What to make for dinner? On busy weeknights, with kids' afterschool activities and homework, dinner needs to be quick, easy—and most importantly—something the kids will eat. We've got you covered! From lasagna to pizza, casseroles to quesadillas, you'll find dinner recipes that are healthy, delicious, and quick to prepare. Want to get the kids involved? Try some recipes that kids can make by themselves.


Healthier Hamburger Helper

Healthier Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper may get a bad rap when it comes to good nutrition for families, but this classic boxed dinner can indeed be tweaked to be good for you. Check out our made-from-scratch...
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe requires a double-batch of my Simple White Sauce. If desired, serve with Spanish rice, which is brown or white rice combined with sauteed onions, garlic, peppers,...
Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Try these variations to this delicious stew: Dredge the beef in flour and saute in olive oil before adding to the slow cooker. Also, add a savory spice, such as cumin, cloves or...
Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Do you ever crave the recipes from your childhood? There has to be at least one dish you wish you could make as well as your mom did (and at least a bit more healthy). My...
Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Though pancakes taste best fresh from the griddle, they can be frozen, thawed, reheated, and enjoyed at a later time. To freeze, place cooled pancakes between layers of wax...
Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This simple recipe is packed with vegetables and can easily be adapted to your family's tastes. Use whatever canned vegetables you find in the pantry or change it up by steaming...

Spinach Lasagna

Though this recipe calls for baking the lasagna, the oven should not be preheated! Instead, the dish is placed in a cold oven, which is then heated to 350 F—the preheating...
Black Bean Tacos

Black Bean Tacos

We love Taco Tuesday as much as the next family, but we were getting bored. The secret to these tasty tacos is lightly sauteing the corn tortillas, which really kicks the...
Make-Ahead Party Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Party Mashed Potatoes

Grilled Chicken and Corn Quesadillas

Grilled Chicken and Corn Quesadillas

This unbelievably delicious and simple to prepare dish requires just a few ingredients. It's designed to be made in the summer, when the grill is out and corn is fresh. However,...
Best Black Bean Burger

Best Black Bean Burger

For years I was on a quest for the perfect vegetarian burger. After much trial and error, my husband and I agree, this is it! To make it even tastier, top the burger with...
Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This is a great last-minute weeknight meal because chances are, you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry and there's next to no preparation. Just marinade...
Crock-Pot Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

Crock-Pot Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

This Tortilla Mexican Lasagna is perfect for the schedule of a busy parent. Layered with tortillas instead of lasagna noodles and packed with veggies, salsa, and cheese,...
Chicken Pesto Tenders

Chicken Pesto Tenders

Basil is a delicious complement to many foods, and this recipe for basil pesto to serve with chicken tenders is easy to prepare and eat together as a family. It's also...
Quick and Easy Mushroom-Tortilla Pinwheels

Quick and Easy Mushroom-Tortilla Pinwheels

These look nice on a plate and are easy to make. They work well for a pot-luck event or for hosting a playdate with kids.