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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.


Smiley Face Casserole

Smiley Face Casserole

Traditional Tater Tot casserole with all the trimmings (full-fat cheese, butter, fatty ground beef, and regular cream of mushroom soup), gets a much-needed overhaul with...
GoodNCrazy Sunday Afternoon German Pancakes

GoodNCrazy Sunday Afternoon German Pancakes

This recipe comes from SchoolFamily.com's GoodNCrazy Mom, aka blogger Carissa Rogers. Rogers writes in this blog post about the role these pancakes play in her busy household,...
Barbecued Meatballs

Barbecued Meatballs

Serving Suggestions: Place 3 to 4 meatballs, over shredded lettuce if desired, in hoagie roll to make meatball subs; sandwich individual meatballs between two halves of small...
Family-Friendly Chicken Curry Over Rice

Family-Friendly Chicken Curry Over Rice

Though the recipe calls for one batch of my Simple White Sauce, my kids love this dish so much that I usually double or triple the recipe (and the sauce) for make-ahead dinners...
Quick Apple Sausage Quesadillas

Quick Apple Sausage Quesadillas

Quesadillas can be healthy especially if you stuff them with lots of veggies, lean meat, and low-fat cheese. That’s exactly what we do with this recipe. To increase the...
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...

Hot Dog and Spaghetti Creatures

Young children can help cut up the hot dogs, break the dry spaghetti sticks in half, and make the creatures. And then they can eat them!

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...
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...
Vegetable Omelet

Vegetable Omelet

If you grow vegetables, then this is the omelet for you! It's delicious made with cooked summer squash and zucchini—veggies that grow in abundance in summer gardens. Add...
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...
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...
Make-Ahead Party Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Party Mashed Potatoes

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