Quick & Easy Dinners

We know busy moms need meal solutions that work. Try our kid-tested, mom-approved meals to make feeding your family easier any night of the week.

Cucumber Ribbon Salad

Toss thin strips of cucumber in a vinegar and oil dressing for a quick side dish or snack.

Best Meals to Clean Out Your Fridge

It's the end of the week. Your refrigerator is practically empty...except for the bit of cheese, a single scallion, a handful of spinach, and a couple of slices of ham. Sure, you could order pizza, or you could save cash and calories by whipping up one of these easy meals perfect for using up leftovers. We suggest recipes here, but don't be afraid to just use them as a template and sub in whatever you have in your fridge. That's the whole point, right?

Mini Vegetable Pancakes

Leftover pancakes can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen, well-wrapped, for up to 3 months.

5 Souper Soup Recipes

Hearty mix-ins and fun toppings add kid-friendly pizzazz to these soup-er weeknight recipes.

10 Totally Acceptable, No-Cook Dinner Ideas

When it's too hot to turn on the stove--or you just can't face actually cooking--these ideas from the new cookbook Make It Easy will help you get an appealing and relatively healthy dinner on the table without breaking a sweat.

Double-Duty Dinners: 8 Dinner Recipes with Twice the Yum!

Use tonight's meal to get a head start on a second supper by making extra of one ingredient and freezing it to repurpose later on. Deliciously clever, right?

Teriyaki-Orange Chicken

Prepare this healthy dinner recipe ahead, then let it cook in the slow cooker until after work. Serve on brown rice to complete the meal.

Chicken Stew with Potato Dumplings

Makes: 8 servings. Prep: 10 minutes. slow cook: on high heat for 412 hours or on low for 6 hours.

Peanut Butter and Jam Cups

This recipe makes peanut butter and jelly into a cookie. Make this fun dessert as a change from traditional peanut butter cookies.

Mini Pear Crisps

Shake the pears and the other filling ingredients in a zip top bag, then pour out and bake for a simple dessert. Add granola and maple syrup for the "crisp" topping.

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