Family Dinner Tag

Four pulled pork sandwiches on a sheet tray

5 Tips for Easier Dinners

Like you (probably), making dinner day after day (after day after day) can feel overwhelming for me sometimes. These 5 tips for easier dinners are things I've learned over the years that have made supper run more smoothly in my household; hopefully one or more...

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Bare Minimum Dinners cookbook cover

Bare Minimum Dinners

I'm so excited to share that my new cookbook Bare Minimum Dinners will be published September 7, 2021, is now available for pre-sale, AND I have a special gift for anyone who pre-buys (keep on reading!). But, first, let me explain my mission with this book. In my...

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Family Recipe: Coconut Curry Mussels

This may sound shocking, but I believe that mussels are the ultimate kid-friendly food. How fun is it to scoop your dinner out of seashells? Parents also like them because they’re high in protein and iron and almost shockingly inexpensive. They're also a sustainable seafood, so it's...

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My #1 Tip for Getting Veggies on the Table

A veggie side dish or two are always on the dinner menu at our house, but some days it's a race to the finish, and occasionally my green veg just falls off the menu altogether. But, after years of family dinners I've finally realized a foolproof way to make veggies appear on the table. Hint: it's not about the cooking; it's about the prep.

How long does it take to put broccoli in a steamer and turn on the stove? Or toss brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper and then slide them into the oven? Or dress shredded kale with olive oil, lemon juice, and a sprinkle of Parm? The answer, in all cases: not long. What takes active time is washing, drying, and prepping the vegetables -- cutting the broccoli into florets, trimming and halving the brussels sprouts, de-ribbing and then shredding the kale.
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