Episode 108 Pre-Holiday Shopping for Basics

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_108_Pre_Holiday_Shopping_for.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYears ago, Lisa Woodruff of Organize 365 talked about how she would do a big shopping trip in early December to stock up on basic items. I thought it was brilliant. I have been doing this for years and it has been a […]

Green Bean Casserole (with vegan option)

Green Bean Casserole is a classic Thanksgiving dish. It is traditionally made with canned condensed mushroom soup. This recipe is from scratch. It starts with mushrooms. I like to use white mushrooms, but any kind of mushroom works well. Mushrooms are like sponges and absorb liquid. Many people will say not to wash mushrooms. For […]

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Growing up this was a special tradition. Our family would make this cranberry sauce the day before Thanksgiving. This cranberry sauce is nice and thick and a little bit tart. If you like a thinner sauce, you can add 1/4 more water and if you like it super sweet, you can add 1/4 cup more […]

Episode 106 Countdown to Christmas

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_107_Countdown_to_Christmas.o.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAre you ready for Christmas? 2020 has been a doozy and many of us are ready for Christmas to come and bring a little joy. I am right there with you. I want to have a calm and joyful Christmas without any of […]

Oatmeal Apple Crisp

I love apple crisp. It is warm and laced with cinnamon and is much easier to make than a pie. In this oatmeal apple crisp, I use old fashioned oats and a combination of white and brown sugar. I like the white sugar mixed with the apples to keep the clean apple flavor and the […]

Episode 106 Holiday Gift Giving

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_106_Holiday_Gift_Giving.outp.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI love presents. If you are familiar with the Five Love Languages, my love language is gifts. That doesn’t mean I expect or need expensive things, it means that I really appreciate thoughtfulness like when my husband surprises me with dish gloves from […]

Chicken and Stuffing Bake

Chicken and Stuffing Bake has the taste of Thanksgiving but is perfect for a weeknight dinner. It is fast and easy to assemble and bakes hands-off in the oven. I like this casserole because it doesn’t have any condensed soup. You can easily making it dairy free by substituting olive oil for the butter.  I […]

Episode 105 Thanksgiving Basics

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_105_Thanksgiving_Basics.outp.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMany of us will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. For some, it will be their first time cooking Thanksgiving and for most, the gatherings will be smaller than in the past. Today’s episode goes into the basics of planning and executing Thanksgiving […]

Cinnamon and Sugar Crispy Chickpeas

 I love roasted chickpeas. They are a simple and satisfying snack. I have made BBQ and Ranch roasted chickpeas which are both savory and delicious. Today we are making a sweet version. Cinnamon and Sugar Crispy Chickpeas are perfect when you want a little something sweet and crunchy. They are crispy, sweet, and laced with […]

Puffy Cloud Drop Noodles (No Roll Egg Noodle Dough)

I have said before that my family is not a big fan of soup. One way I get them to complain less is to serve it with a hefty carb. These noodles are one of my favorite things to add to soups. I especially like them with vegetable beef soup, but they are amazing with […]

Episode 104 What Is Your Why?

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_104_What_Is_Your_Why.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe are heading into the holidays and life tends to get really busy. It is easy to get overwhelmed. One way to alleviate the overwhelm is to be very intentional about our choices. This means saying no to things that are “good” in […]

Quick and Easy Beer Bread

I have said many times that if my family is going to eat soup I need to serve it with a heavy side of carbs. This simple bread is one of my favorite things to serve with soup. It comes together quickly and takes less than an hour to bake. I have made it with […]

Episode 103 Is It Too Soon To Talk About The Holidays?

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_103_Is_it_too_soon_to_talk_a.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAre you thinking about the holidays? It has been a crazy year. Do you think it is too early to talk about Thanksgiving and Christmas? As soon as Halloween is over, retailers will promptly clear out all the Halloween candy and costumes and […]

Curried Pumpkin Soup

It is really feeling like fall here in Kansas. It has me craving the flavors of fall and that means pumpkin. I really like all things pumpkin and this soup is no exception. I have talked about how my family is not a big fan of soup. This is a soup I make just for […]

Episode 102 Halloween in 2020

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Halloween_in_2020.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEpisode 102 Halloween in 2020   Halloween is likely to look different this year. My local community is not doing trick or treating which makes me really sad because my twins are 13 and this likely would have been their last year trick […]

Salmon Patties

I love salmon patties. They are a fast and easy meal and are packed with nutrients. Canned salmon is the key to a great salmon patty. You want to drain off any liquid from the can. My husband prefers it when I discard most of the salmon skin, but that is a personal preference. The […]

Episode 101 Does Your Family Like Soup?

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_101_Does_Your_Family_Like_So.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAs much as it pains me to admit, my family does not prefer soup. There, I said it. I really wish they loved soup as much as I do. One of my daughters is a big fan of soup, but the rest of […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes (With Dairy Free Option)

October hits and my brain craves all things pumpkin. These pancakes are perfect for a lazy weekend morning. I tested lots of variations before I settled on my favorite. It uses milk and lemon juice rather than buttermilk. The buttermilk made the batter way to thick and I ended up with odd shaped pancakes that […]

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

This is one of my favorite salad dressings. It is a little sweet, a little tangy. It is perfect on a big salad of greens! I like to make it in a mason jar. You could also make it in an old glass salad dressing bottle. Just make sure you have a tight fitting lid […]

Episode 100 Celebration and Giveaway

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_100__Celebration.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThank you listeners for joining me for 100 episodes! Today I want to reflect back a little and offer my sincere thanks to you the listener. For many years I dreamt of hosting a podcast. Long before Feed Your Family Tonight existed I […]

Rice Bowl Formula

Rice bowls are one of my favorite ways to use up leftovers. I have talked about it on the podcast. If you have lots of odds and end leftovers in your refrigerator, you can turn it into a family meal. Rice bowls can take on all kinds of flavors. You can make them Asian, Tex-Mex, […]

Episode 99 Deep Dive Grocery Shopping

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_99_Deep_Dive_Grocerty_Shoppi.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI first learned about deep dive shopping from Lisa Woodruff at Organize365. She recommends doing a big shopping trip at the beginning of December to buy enough staples to get you to January. I have found that doing a deep shopping trip 2-3 […]

Easy Croutons

Last week I made crust-less peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. That means I was left with a pile of bread crusts. I am not a fan of wasting food and my favorite thing to make with bread crusts is croutons. You can make these with any kind of bread. I find it a great way […]

Episode 98 For the Love of Lemons

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_98_For_the_Love_of_Lemons.ou.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYears ago, I read and interview and the reporter asked the person what was one thing they always had in their refrigerator. This question has stuck with me and if I was ever asked, my answer would be lemons. I always have lemons […]

Make Ahead PB&J Sandwiches (No Crusts)

When I am entering into an extra busy season I like to stock my freezer with food that is easy to serve. One thing I like to make is Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. I make them in large batches, wrap them up and keep them in the freezer for easy lunches or snacks for […]

Episode 97 Fall Dinner Game Plan

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_97_Fall_Dinner_Game_Plan.out.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe just had an early cold snap in Kansas and it got me in the mood to organize. (This is a very rare occurrence and I try to capitalize on the moment.) As we transition from summer to fall it is a good […]

Sheet Pan S’Mores

I love a good campfire, but I really don’t like camping. I have found a way to get my s’more fix without the campfire. Sheet Pan S’mores only take minutes to make and are a fun special treat. Toasted melted marshmallows on top of warm milk chocolate with crispy graham crackers is totally irresistible.  The […]

Easy 2 Serving Mac and Cheese

My daughter loves to make this simple one pot macaroni and cheese for lunch. You start with boiling macaroni in salted water. It is super important to salt the water to flavor the macaroni as it cooks. Once the macaroni is cooked you make a simple sauce by mixing melted butter and flour in the […]

Episode 96 Back To School Dinnertime Tips

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_96_Back_to_School_Dinnertime.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBack to school time is especially exciting this year after six months at home. We have had a six-month rest. Everything has had a slower pace and I know my family got used to this pace. Going back to school means adding stress. […]

Tater Tot Casserole

This is total comfort food! Ground beef and tater tots make the base of this casserole. If you like veggies and cheese you can add those too, but they are optional. Most of my family prefers this without veggies and cheese. I have made it both ways.  

Episode 95 Back to School Lunches (Even When School is Different)

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Back_to_School_Lunches_Even_when_sc.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNo matter what school looked like last year, it will be a little different this year. All of us are having to face changes this year and that may affect how we feed our kids lunch. Kendra Adachi would say to embrace the […]

Crispy Ranch Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas are a fun salty and crunchy snack. I like to use them as croutons on top of salads and soups. I have made BBQ chickpeas and today I have Ranch flavored chickpeas.  The recipe starts with a can of chickpeas and a packet of ranch dressing mix. You can find ranch dressing mix […]

Episode 94 Portable Snacks

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_94_Portable_Snacks.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEpisode 94 Portable Snacks School may look weird this year for many of us, but many of our kids still have activities. I know that our family still needs to get out of the house and that often means packing snacks. Our family […]

Fudgesicles (With Dairy Free Vegan Option)

I love a frozen treat in the summer. These fudgesicles are super simple to make . Milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and a little salt are cooked on the stove to make a pudding. The pudding is poured into popsicle molds and frozen. They are a delicious summer treat. I have tested this recipe with […]

Episode 93 Lazy Genius Dinner with Kendra Adachi

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_93_Lazy_Genius_combo.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSKendra Adachi is The Lazy Genius. Her new book, The Lazy Genius Way: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn’t, and Get Stuff Done, came out this week and it was a treat to talk with her. One of the things I like most […]

Lemon Ramen Chicken Stir Fry

This simple stir fry features ramen noodles. You do not need to use the flavoring packet. I opt to use low sodium chicken broth instead. Simply cut the chicken into one inch cubes, season with salt and saute until brown. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, then add the chicken broth, lemon zest, and […]

Episode 92 Let’s Talk About Potatoes

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_92_Potatoes.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPotatoes are one of the most versatile ingredients you can buy. They are inexpensive and can be used many ways. They are a great way to stretch a protein like in my Cheeseburger Baked Potatoes.   There are 3 main types of potatoes. […]

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are a favorite in our home. Baked yukon gold potatoes are smashed on a baking sheet and broiled until brown and crispy.  I like to use yukon gold potatoes because they have a thinner skin than russet potatoes. You can do it with russets, but the result is much better with yukon […]

Classic No Bake Cookies

Growing up my mother never made no bake cookies. But anytime a friend’s mom would make them I was so excited. Classic no bake cookies are simple to make with pantry staples. The balance of cocoa and peanut butter is really important. I like a hefty dose of peanut butter and cocoa powder.

Episode 91 Using Summer Veggies

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_91_Using_Summer_Veggies.outp.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt is July in Kansas and that means an abundance of summer produce. I haven’t had a garden in several years, but I still have access to lots of fresh tomatoes, zucchini and other summer produce either from friends or farmer’s markets. This […]

Corn and Basil Fritters

My friend, Cassie, of Cook It Real Good, made fritters all summer. She would have them for lunch or dinner and she inspired me to make my own version. These fritters are super easy and make a simple side dish or a light meal. I like to make them for an easy lunch. They are […]

Episode 90 It’s Okay to Be Boring

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Boring_is_Okay.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEarlier this year I did an episode on the emotional burden of feeding your family. This podcast was recorded in July of 2020 and we are still dealing with a global pandemic. As school time approaches our brains are using a lot of […]

Easy Chicken Fajitas

Summer means easy meals and this chicken fajita recipe is about as easy as it gets. It is full of flavor and fresh veggies which makes it a total win in my camp. The chicken needs to marinate at least 5 minutes, but if you have a couple of hours, that is even better. Just […]

Episode 89 When Dinner Flops

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_89_When_Dinner_Flops.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHave you ever had a dinner disaster? It happens to all of us. There are three main ways dinner can fall apart and I have some suggestions to help you rescue a dinner disaster. 1-    You start making dinner and you are […]

Lemon Mint Slushie

It is HOT outside and we all need a little something cool and refreshing. This Lemon Mint Slushie is perfect for hot summer afternoons. It starts with a simple syrup infused with lemon zest and fresh mint. Simple syrup is made with equal parts sugar and water. In this version we add the lemon zest […]

Keep the Heat out of the Kitchen

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_88_Keep_the_Heat_Out_of_the.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI live in Kansas. It is July, and it is HOT! The weatherman says parts of Kansas could reach 108-110 this week and I just want to melt into the couch with a good book and cold glass of Lemon Ginger Water. This […]

Crispy BBQ Chickpeas

Have you had roasted chickpeas? They are sooooo good! They are crispy and crunchy and make a perfect salty snack. I like to use them instead of croutons on salads. This version is next level. Crispy chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) are rolled in a BBQ rub that tastes just like BBQ potato chips. My […]

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

I love pickles! I like sweet pickles, dill pickles, pickle relish, and pickled onions. But my favorite pickle is a spicy dill pickle. Traditional pickles can be time consuming and finicky because of the canning process. These easy dills forgo the fuss and are ready to eat in 2 days! You can make them spicy […]

Episode 87 Let’s Talk About Picnics

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Picnics.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPicnics are one thing we can still do this summer. They take a little work and a little planning, but it can be a nice change of pace. There are lots of ways to have a picnic. In this episode Marie talks about […]

Funnel Cakes

Our family has a little tradition of making funnel cakes on the 4th of July. I have made lots of different batters and my favorite is one made with yeast. You have to plan ahead, but honestly, I am not the type of cook to break out the dutch oven and deep fry something last […]

Episode 86 Summer Dinner Inspiration

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_86_Summer_Dinner_Inspiration.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis Summer feels weird and to be honest, I’m kind of over it. If you don’t feel like spending time in the kitchen you are not alone. This podcast is full of simple dinner ideas to inspire you for the summer. Grocery Store […]

Watermelon Bowl for Fruit Salad

We eat with all our senses. This includes our eyes. When I am serving fruit salad for a party I like to make a watermelon bowl. It is simple to make and looks extra pretty on a buffet table. I always make my special Fruit Salad Dressing and let the salad rest in a bowl […]

Episode 85 Make Ahead Breakfasts

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Make_Ahead_Breakfasts.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis summer is weird. Almost all our regular summer activities have been cancelled. My children have turned into complete night owls staying up late and sleeping in even later. No one is eating breakfast at the same time. Make-ahead breakfasts have been key […]

Fruit Salad Dressing

Does fruit salad need a dressing? Technically no, but this simple dressing will take your fruit salad from good to amazing! It is one of my favorite things to take with a meal to a friend in need. It is simple and delicious. If you prefer not to use refined sugar, I have made it […]

Episode 84 You Need an Apron

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_84_You_Need_an_Apron2.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI wear aprons almost every day. I have been caught with my apron still on when I pick up my kids from school. Aprons are and essential piece of kitchen equipment. It’s not something I just wear on TV. I wear them all […]

Almond Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Years ago my friend Susie served the most amazing almond cake. It was dense, sweet, and had the texture of a perfect brownie without the chocolate. This is my adaptation of the recipe. The cake is very rich and sweet and a small sliver is perfect topped with strawberries and a little whipped cream. It […]

Episode 83 Family Dinner Conversation

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_83_Family_Dinner_Conversatio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFeed Your Family Tonight is all about helping families plan and execute weeknight dinner so they can recapture a little calm in the crazy. One of the greatest blessings of this time of shelter at home has been slower family dinners. We don’t […]

The Best Grilled Chicken Breasts

Grilled chicken breasts can be a little problematic. They don’t cook evenly and you end up with underdone or dry and chalky chicken breasts, but there are a few simple steps you can take to get juicy and delicious chicken breasts. First– if you don’t have an instant read thermometer, buy one. Here is an […]

Greek Pasta Salad

I love pasta salad in the summer. This particular pasta salad is simple to make and can be served warm, cold, or at room temperature. It doesn’t have and dairy or mayonnaise so it is a great option for picnics or outdoor meals because it is safe a room temperature for a much longer time. […]

Episode 82 When Was the Last Time You Cleaned Your Oven?

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_82_When_was_the_last_time_yo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen was the last time you cleaned your oven? It had been 2 years since I had cleaned mine. Now before you roll your eyes and call me a slob, know that I had some reasons for delaying the chore. Cleaning ovens is […]

Fried Goat Cheese

I love fried goat cheese. It is the perfect topping for a bright salad. It isn’t hard to make and the best part is you can make it ahead and freeze the rounds and fry them just before eating. (Read the notes at the bottom of the recipe for instructions.) The goat cheese has a […]

Episode 81 Proteins- Cook Once, Eat All Week

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_81_Proteins-_Cook_Once_Eat.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOne of my favorite tips for helping busy families with dinner is to cook proteins for re-purposing. I’m not talking about spending several hours on the weekend prepping all your meals for the week. This is much simpler than that. It is just […]

Cheese Corn

This simple side dish is perfect for summer with grilled meats or BBQ. It comes together in minutes and is so yummy! Add cream cheese and a few spices to frozen corn and you have creamy cheesy corn. Cheese Corn 1 16 oz Bag Frozen Corn 1/2 Cup Water 1/2 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt 1/2 […]

Episode 80 Finding Your Best Place to Buy Groceries

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_80_The_Best_Place_To_Buy_Gro.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFinding your best place to buy groceries means you have to decide what is most important to you. Is it prices, convenience, safety, freshness or something else? Your values may change in different seasons of your life. What is most important is that […]

Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

I really like blue cheese salad dressing. My favorite way to eat it is on a classic “Wedge Salad.” My ideal wedge salad is a large wedge of iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing, blue cheese crumbles, and lots of bacon crumbles. Blue cheese salad dressing has very few ingredients. One of the main flavors […]

Episode 79 Let’s Talk About Snacks

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_79_Lets_Talk_About_Snacks.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHave your kids been begging for more snacks now that you are home ALL THE TIME? This episode has lots of ideas and suggestions for how to handle snacks in your home. My hope is that you will find a nugget or two […]

Chicken Salad with Fruit and Nuts

Chicken Salad can bring lots of debate. Some people like to add fruit and nuts, others prefer it without the extras. I like lots of flavors and textures in my chicken salad and am firmly in the pro fruit and nut camp! This chicken salad uses fresh and dried fruit to get lots of different […]

Perfect Party Mix (Chex Mix)

My kids have been begging for “salty and crunchy” snacks. For me, the perfect salty, crunchy snack is Party Mix. I make it with various cereals and add-ins. In my house cheese crackers are a must. The pretzels and nuts are optional, and if I want a really special treat I add Bugles. The cereals […]

Episode 78 Let’s Talk About Chicken with Stacie Billis

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_78_Lets_Talk_About_Chicken.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSStacie Billis a cookbook author, creator of the blog, One Hungry Mama and cohost of the Didn’t I just Feed You?! Podcast. Her new book, Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner 50 Wining Ways to Cook It Up! is full of great recipes for America’s […]

Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles are a classic cookie. They are basically a sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon and sugar, but with the added twist of cream of tartar. Cream of tartar is an acid that is a by product of wine production you can find it by the spices in the grocery store.  It gives snickerdoodles their characteristic […]

Episode 77 When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking and Let’s Talk About the Dishes

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_77_When_you_do_not_feel_like.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWith most of us sheltering in place, we have all been spending lots more time at home. That means cooking more and eating more meals together as a family. This can be taxing and there are so many dishes. Marie Fiebach gives you […]

Chive and Cheese Puffs

These Chive and Cheese Puffs are one of my favorite breakfast treats. I like to make them ahead and just warm up 2 or three of them to have with my morning maple syrup latte. They are super simple to make and you can adapt the ingredients to your preferences or what you have in […]

Episode 76 Grocery Pickup or Delivery 101

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_76_Grocery_Pickup_or_Deliver.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYou may have been using grocery pickup for a long time, or maybe you just started recently because of social distancing. If you have never used it but were always wondering how it works, then this podcast is for you. Marie outlines four […]

Banana Bonbons

Last week I ordered my groceries online. I don’t do this frequently and there was a little mix up with my substitutions. I ended up with 47 bananas. I feed a family of six and we like bananas, but 47 was more than we would eat before they became overripe. I immediately peeled the ripe […]

Episode 75 The Emotional Burden of Feeding Your Family

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_75_The_Emotional_Burden_of_F.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis podcast is a little different. I chose to be raw and real. Times are so different and all of us are experiencing the change in different ways.   I love feeding my family. It is one of the most important “jobs” I […]

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns have lots of folklore. The story I grew up hearing was about monks in the middle ages making sweet buns with a cross on top for Good Friday. Eventually the became an Easter treat which is how I enjoyed them as a child. Hot Cross Buns are made from a simple sweet […]

Fish Tacos with Chili Lime Slaw

This recipe is a great dinner to make when you are at the end of your grocery window. All the ingredients last a long time in the refrigerator or freezer, but feel bright and fresh when combined. I like to use frozen fish. Frozen fish is about all I can get in Kansas, even most […]

Episode 74 Frozen Chicken 101

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_74_Frozen_Chicken_101.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHow do you thaw chicken? How do I freeze chicken? What do I have to do to keep from getting foodborne illness? Marie answers these questions and much more.   I use a lot of frozen chicken. I like to buy it on […]

Sweet and Sour Chicken Noodle Bowls

I firmly believe that it is not a good idea to try new recipes on a busy weeknight. When you are running kids to activities or getting home from work at 6:00, you are setting yourself up for frustration by trying to execute a new recipe. But now that we are all home and many […]

Episode 73 Creating Memories with Project Cooking

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_73_Creating_Memories_with_Pr.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I first found out that my children would not be in school the rest of the year, I decided that my goal for this time was to make memories. One way we are making memories in our home is to do “Project […]

English Muffin Pizzas

Last week was supposed to be our spring break. I decided that we would call it “free week” and not worry about school or responsibilities. We slept late, baked lots of bread, and watched lots of movies. As we move into week two of social distancing, things will change. We will likely still sleep late, […]

Episode 72 Let’s Make Bread

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_72_Lets_Make_Some_Bread.out.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBread in its most simple form is Flour, Water, Salt and Yeast. There are many ways to change the ratios of the ingredients and add other ingredients to change the outcome.   Growing up my mother made bread frequently and I learned from […]

What’s In The Kitchen Chicken

When my husband and I were first married we lived in a tiny, no-frills, apartment. It was not fancy, but we were saving money for our first home, and it served our needs. We had tons of fun there playing cards with friends and eating lots of good food. (I had all of those new […]

Episode 71 How to Wash Produce (You May Be Surprised)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_71_How_to_Wash_Produce_The.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I started to work on this podcast, I thought it would be simple to say “wash your produce.” As it turns out, things are not as simple as they seem. The FDA has 7 Recommendations for washing produce and none of them […]

Ginger Glazed Carrots

Every March my mother makes a huge St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. We have Corned Beef and Cabbage with boiled potatoes and biscuits with green food coloring cut into the shape of shamrocks. It is always the same menu and I love it. I’ve talked about food traditions on the podcast. They they bring predictability and […]

Episode 70 Spring Clean Your Freezer and Pantry

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_70_Spring_Clean_Your_Freezer.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It is almost officially Spring and I have been getting the itch to clean out my freezer and pantry. Last week I cleaned out my freezer and this week I cleaned out my kitchen cabinets. I moved my coffee to […]

Chicken Fried Rice

Lately, I have been wanting dinners that come together quickly that also pack in a few veggies for my kids. Chicken Fried Rice is a perfect Manic Mom Meal. It can be on the table in less than 30 minutes and gets my kids to eat a few veggies. I find that I get the […]

Orange Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Do you ever get an idea in your head for a food you want to make? Just me? I get ideas in my head and sometimes I make them right away and sometimes they twirl in my brain for a long time. When I finally start testing my dreams can come true, or totally be […]

Episode 69 You Need a Backup

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_69_You_Need_a_Backup_2.outpu.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Everyone has days where their plans change. Life happens, but it doesn’t have to derail you. Have a backup. Marie defines a backup as a meal you can get on the table in 20 minutes or less with ingredients you […]

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Every family needs a couple of dinners that are your “backup” plan. These are meals for which you always keep the ingredients in the house. You can pull these meals together in 20 minutes or less when all your plans fall apart and you end up home at dinnertime, and everyone is hungry and cranky. […]

Episode 68 ALDI 101

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episide_68_ALDI_101.output.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Do you love ALDI? Are you nervous to shop at ALDI? Marie talks about all the things she loves about ALDI. What do you need to know before you shop at ALDI? What do you want to avoid when shopping […]

Episode 67: All Things Breakfast Sandwiches

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/All_Things_Breakfast_Sandwiches.outp.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Two of my four kids really need to eat a hearty breakfast in the morning. My husband is a big fan of a hearty breakfast too. Making breakfast sandwiches and freezing them for busy mornings is one of my favorite […]

Simple Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

This week is Valentine’s Day. Most of us like to celebrate in some way. Perhaps you are planning a romantic dinner with your special someone, or maybe you are like me and want to plan a celebration that includes your kids. We always celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family. When I was a kid my […]

Episode 66 Let’s Talk About Beef Soup

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_66_Beef_Soup.output.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS There are two basic ways to make Beef Soup. One is to start with meat and broth, the other is to start with meaty bones and make your own broth. Both have a place. The first type can be a […]

Instant Pot Lemony Chicken

I like to keep cooked chicken in my freezer. It is handy to add to soups or quesadillas. Usually I roast whole chickens and make bone broth, but lately I have been turning to my Instant Pot. I usually have chicken taco meat in the freezer, but that does not go well in chicken noodle […]

Brownie Batter Hummus

Chocolaty, creamy, brownie batter that you can dip with graham crackers or fruit. Oh my goodness this recipe is so yummy! As a recipe developer sometimes I get ideas in my head of foods I want to try. Most of the time I can make the recipe work, but sometimes it does not come together […]

Episode 65 Super Bowl Snacks

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_65_Super_Bowl_Snacks_-_Yum..mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Super Bowl parties are all about the food and the commercials. Growing up I have lots of fun memories about Super Bowl foods, especially the blue and orange snowballs my aunt Rose sent me for the 1986 Denver Broncos. My […]

Ultimate Chicken Nachos

Years ago my sister came up with a method of making nachos that could “count as dinner.” These nachos are loaded with cheese, chicken, and lots of toppings. They are perfect for sharing with a crowd on game day, or just making a Tuesday night a little extra special. These ultimate chicken nachos can come […]

Episode 64: Introducing Manic Mom Meals

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/episode_64_Introducing_Manic_Mom_Mea.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Most families are just looking for easy meals to serve on busy weeknights. Feed Your Family Tonight is announcing “Manic Mom Meals.” These are recipes that can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. You can find them […]

Chicken Tortilla Soup (Dairy Free)

Tortilla soup is a classic and, in my opinion, is all about the toppings. The soup itself is simple and comes together in less than 30 minutes making it a “Manic Mom Meal.” Basic ingredients come together quickly for a healthy and hearty soup. But the best part is the toppings. The most important topping is […]

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