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Leftover Pulled Pork Tostadas

Leftover Pulled Pork Tostadas

Looking for a way to stretch what’s left of the pulled pork (or chicken, or beef)? You know, when there’s enough for about 2 sandwiches and you’ve got a brood of hungry boys to feed before they finish the entire bag of Goldfish crackers? Here’s your answer. Leftover Pulled Pork Tostadas. Dinner problem solved.

Beans and Greens Soup

Greens and Beans Soup

Feeling overworked or under the weather? This is the soup. Greens and Beans Soup is nourishing and comforting, but takes so little energy to make. It’s the simplest of soups, so opt for good quality stock whenever possible. This version uses a combination of butter beans and cannellini, but any white beans will do. And it […]

Cooking Chicken All Day in the Slow Cooker

5 Tips for Cooking Chicken All Day in the Slow Cooker

There is nothing worse than overcooked, dry chicken. But I can think of a very close second. Mushy, mealy, stringy chicken, which is sometimes the result of cooking low and slow for an extended period of time. I’ve learned this the hard way, after many attempts at cooking chicken in the crockpot on a workday, […]

Basic Sheet Pan Baked Fish

Basic Sheet Pan Baked Fish

Here’s an un-fussy weeknight (or any night) dinner template for those of you on the hunt for easy and quick fish recipes that don’t require dredging or flipping or stinking up the kitchen. This Basic Sheet Pan Baked Fish method uses six simple ingredients, dirties one pan, and delivers in less than 30 minutes. Simple […]

Chicken Shawarma Bowls

Chicken Shawarma Bowls

Chicken Shawarma is traditionally cooked rotisserie style, but this weeknight version expedites the process without skimping on flavor. Slicing the chicken thighs into strips before marinating means this cooks up quickly and goes from pan to pita (or quinoa bowl) in minutes. The Chicken Shawarma Bowls are shown here topped with easy-to-prep veg and store-bought […]

Slow Cooker Chili con Carne

Slow Cooker Chili con Carne

For when it’s totally inconvenient to brown meat and saute vegetables, enter the easiest Slow Cooker Chili con Carne. This is a true set and forget recipe. The end result? It’s hearty, bold, slightly tangy, and makes plenty to stretch into “can’t wait for dinner” leftovers.

Beginner's Guide to the Sunday Prep Power Hour

Beginner’s Guide to the Sunday Prep Power Hour

When I returned to work after having kiddo #1, I quickly realized how critical it was, for my sanity and overall mental well-being, to spend some time “setting us up for success” on Sunday. I realized the biggest bang for my mental health buck, in terms of preparing for the week ahead, came from prepping weeknight […]

Shortcut Huevos Rancheros

Shortcut Huevos Rancheros

This is the ultimate pantry meal for nights when dinner won’t cook itself and no one’s motivated to pick up take-out. Enter 3-ingredient Shortcut Huevos Rancheros that you can practically cook with your eyes closed. A can of black beans and jar of salsa transform breakfast-for-dinner night into a fiesta. Cilantro, green onions, and avocado […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Keeping things unfussy is what motivates me to sign up for the dinner shift more often than not. Like a dump and go chili that doesn’t require cutting up raw chicken or any sort of browning (P.S. Anyone else despise cutting up raw chicken?). Using less stock (only 2 cups) and mashing a can of […]

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

This Thai Chicken Noodle Soup is a surprising twist on the classic, and may just become a fam-fave in your house. It’s creamy, rich, and warmly spiced, thanks to coconut milk and Thai roasted red chili paste (easy to find nowadays in your grocery’s ethnic or Asian aisle). And, bonus, it comes together faster than […]

Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach and Sausage Meatballs

Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach, and Sausage Meatballs

Here’s an easy way to get them to eat their greens. There’s a pound of spinach in this Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach and Sausage Meatballs and I bet no one will complain. And because life is complicated enough, 1-ingredient meatballs! Roll bulk Italian sausage into meatballs and call it a day.

One Pot Unstuffed Stuffed Cabbage

One Pot Unstuffed Stuffed Cabbage

Cabbage rolls fall apart anyways, so just forget the boiling and stuffing and rolling and make this One Pot Unstuffed Stuffed Cabbage instead. It tastes exactly like your Nonna’s but in less than half the time. Babushka optional. This recipes calls for ground sirloin, but you could substitute ground pork or veal. Round it out […]