Episode 128 Spring Pantry and Freezer Clean Out

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_128_Spring_Pantry_and_Freeze.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSSpring is here and it is time to clean out your freezer and pantry to get ready for warm weather foods. Get ready for a refresh of the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast with our new Tuesday release date next week. 1-Use the Master Meal Planning […]

Turkey Curry Meatballs

My kids often like a meaty and savory snack. These are inspired by a recipe from Smitten Kitchen.  I will make a big batch of these meatballs and keep them in the freezer. They pull out a few meatballs and heat them in the microwave.  You can serve it with Tzatziki Sauce and pita bread […]

Episode 127 How To Be More Efficient In The Kitchen

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_127_How_to_be_more_efficie_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSMost of us want to spend the least amount of time possible in the kitchen. There are a few tips and hacks that can help you be more efficient in the kitchen. It is best to implement these ideas in small bits. Try to change […]

Tzatziki Sauce (Cucumber Yogurt Sauce)

What is Tzatziki Sauce? Tzatziki Sauce is a sauce made of yogurt, cucumbers, and herbs. It often has garlic, lemon juice, and either dill or mint. How do yo make Tzatziki Sauce? This version is quick and easy. It starts with Greek yogurt. The yogurt is mixed with chopped cucumber, garlic, salt, lemon juice, and […]

Sour Cream and Onion Egg Salad

Do you have lots of hard boiled eggs from Easter? This simple egg salad is a delicious way to use them. Sour Cream and Onion Egg Salad is a nice twist on traditional egg salad. It doesn’t have mustard which is a nice change. It has all the flavor of your favorite Sour Cream and […]

Episode 126 How to Cook Chicken

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_126_How_to_Cook_Chicken.outp.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSEpisode 126 How to Cook Chicken   There are entire books on how to cook chicken. Stacie Billis was on the podcast episode 78 with her book Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner! Today’s podcast will give you an overview and some simple techniques that will improve […]

Spinach and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Spinach and Sausage Breakfast Casserole is a simple casserole packed with protein and veggies. It is naturally gluten free and delicious. What Kind of Spinach Do You Use for Spinach and Sausage Breakfast Casserole? I like to use frozen chopped spinach. You can thaw it overnight in the refrigerator. Make sure to put it in […]

Episode 125 How to Cook Ground Beef

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_125_How_to_Cook_Ground_Beef..mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSGround beef is a basic in many homes. It is easy and fast to cook and relatively inexpensive. But, many of us are not making the most of this simple meat. How To Thaw Ground Beef There are three ways to thaw ground beef. The […]

Sour Cream Caramel Rolls

What are Sour Cream Caramel Rolls? Sour Cream Caramel Rolls are a cinnamon roll with a caramel sauce made with brown sugar, sour cream, and a little corn syrup. What ingredients are in Sour Cream Caramel Rolls? Food Processor Bread Dough Brown Sugar Sour Cream Corn Syrup Butter Cinnamon How do you make sour cream […]

Episode 124 Creating Memories with Food

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_124_Family_Food_Traditions.o.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSSpecial memories around food are part of our family traditions. They are woven into fabric of our lives. They can be really fun, or they can feel overwhelming. I have said before that traditions create stability and predictability for our children. My teens still like […]

Ginger Garlic Paste

Mason Jar with paste of ginger and garlic. Fresh ginger and unpeeled garlic cloves surround it.   Ginger Garlic Paste is a great way to make cooking dinner a little easier. Equal parts fresh ginger and fresh garlic are pureed in a food processor making a paste that is full of flavor. How do you […]

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Episode 123 Detox from 2020

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_123_Detox_from_2020.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThis March looks a lot different from last March. Things feel lighter and a little more hopeful. Many students are going back into school buildings and parents are finally having the house to themselves for the first time in a year. Spring cleaning energy is […]

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

What is Mongolian Beef? Mongolian Beef is a favorite of American Chinese restaurants. It features beef in a rich sauce. It is usually served over rice and sometimes has vegetables but is usually garnished with green onions.  What kind of beef is in Mongolian Beef? It usually uses flank steak, but I have found the […]

Episode 122 4 Tips for Busy Weeks

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_122_4_Tips_for_Busy_Weeks.ou.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSEveryone has weeks that are just extra-busy. Last week was one of those crazy weeks for me. This week’s podcast has my four best tips for feeding your family when life is extra-busy.   Plan Take the time to look at your calendar and plan […]

Simple Baked Fish

What kind of fish can you use in this recipe? I like to use white fish like, cod, tilapia, halibut, or flounder. Can you use frozen fish? In Kansas, most fish is previously frozen. I find frozen fish works really well in this recipe. How do you thaw frozen fish? I find it is best […]

Cheater Romesco Sauce

What is Romesco Sauce? Romesco sauce is originally from Spain. It originally was made with roasted tomatoes and red peppers and thickened with bread. It often has almonds, hazelnuts, or pine nuts to thicken and give it texture. It was originally served with fish, but can be served with poultry, vegetables, or used as a […]

Episode 121 Tips for Freezing Meat

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_121_Freezing_Meat.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSWhy would you want to freeze meat? There are two main reasons to freeze meat, price and convenience.   In Episode 120 I talked about shopping grocery sales. One of the biggest ways to make an impact on your grocery budget is to buy meat […]

Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice

Sometimes you need a simple dinner made with frozen chicken breasts. When I don’t have thawed chicken, I often make this Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice. Why do you use brown rice? You want to use brown rice because it takes much longer to cook than white rice. If you used white rice, it […]

Episode 120 How to Shop Grocery Sale Ads

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_120_How_to_Shop_Grocery_Sale.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThere are three kinds of people when it comes to shopping grocery sales. Doesn’t pay attention to the sales. If something is on sale it is just a bonus. Shops several stores each week and aims to get the lowest price on everything they purchase. […]

Garlic and Cheese Beer Bread

This simple quick bread is easy to make and full of flavor.  It is similar to by regular Beer Bread that you can make from Beer Bread Mix. I add garlic powder and cheddar to make this a perfect savory side to a soup, stew, or chili. I have made it with different kinds of […]

Episode 119 How to Avoid Multiple Grocery Trips

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_119_Avoiding_Mulitbple_Groce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSHow many times do you go to the grocery store each week? My goal is to go twice a week. I like to do a big shopping trip at the beginning of the week and a small trip for more produce and sometimes fresh fish […]

Easy Berry and Cheese Danish

These pastries look fancy but are relatively simple to make and are a fun treat for a special morning. I like to make them for my kids on Valentines Day. What ingredients are in Berry and Cheese Danish? There are three parts to the Berry and Cheese Danish. Frozen Puff Pastry Berry Mixture Cream Cheese […]

Episode 118 4 Reasons You Aren’t Sticking to Your Meal Plan and How to Get Back on Track

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_117__4_tips_for_getting_dinne.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSHow many times have you made a meal plan and then didn’t follow it? Maybe you got busy, or maybe your kids ate one of the main ingredients. This week’s podcast is all about helping you stick with your meal plan.   Know that you […]

Roast Beef and Cheddar Pinwheels

One of my favorite parts of Super Bowl Sunday is the food! I love to make all kinds of appetizers. This year I will be serving Roast Beef and Cheddar Pinwheels. They are not complicated and are oh so good. Deli roast beef is cut into small pieces and mixed with cream cheese and cheddar. […]

Chocolate Covered Trail Mix Clusters

Everyone knows the best part of trail mix is the chocolate. Let’s just make the chocolate the star and coat the trail mix in chocolate. I found that just trail mix and chocolate can be a little dense so I added some crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies) to lighten it up and add some extra […]

Episode 117 4 Tips for Getting Dinner On the Table Faster

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_117_4_tips_for_getting_dinne.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSGetting dinner on the table every day can be a challenge. Use these four tips to help you on the extra-busy nights. 1- Plan Ahead -If you know what you are making for dinner before you start cooking it will go faster. -Get your free […]

Meatball Subs

Meatball subs are super easy to make. Hoagie buns are toasted under the broiler and topped with meatballs, sauce, and cheese and broiled again until the cheese is brown and bubbly. I like to use my homemade Italian Meatballs, but you can use frozen meatballs too.  Shortcuts You can use frozen meatballs rather than homemade. […]

Episode 116 [coaching] How to Introduce New Recipes with Janice Scholl

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_116_coaching_How_to_introd.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this inaugural on-air coaching call, I talk with my friend, Janice Scholl, about ways to help her overcome some of her dinner challenges.   You will learn: -Which surprising vegetable I suggest to try with her picky kid who “won’t eat anything green.” -Why […]

Italian Meatballs (Dairy Free)

These meatballs are easy to make. You can eat them on their own, mix with your favorite sauce and serve with spaghetti, or on my meatball subs. The key to making meatballs that are not dense is to mix a liquid with the breadcrumbs before adding the meat. The breadcrumbs will hydrate and will create […]

Episode 115 Discovering Base Ingredients

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_115_Discovering_Base_Ingrede.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSA few weeks ago, I had a revelation. It seems silly to say out loud, but most of the foods I make are not very different from each other. I have a set of base ingredients and making small swaps can completely change the outcome […]

Rotisserie Chicken Bone Broth

Have you ever made something out of nothing? Bone broth is a little like making something out of nothing. This recipe uses a rotisserie chicken, but you can use any leftover chicken bones you have. If you have roasted chicken or made bone-in chicken of any kind, you can use the leftover bones to make […]

Episode 114 It’s Not About the Recipes

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_114_Its_Not_About_The_Recipe.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSFor years when I went to speak at MOMS groups and PTOs people would say they couldn’t wait to get some new recipes. They were surprised when a talk about weeknight family dinners didn’t include recipes. We have been conditioned to think that the secret […]

Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing (Viniagrette)

It is January and that means many of us are ready to eat more vegetables. Salads are a great way to eat more veggies and homemade salad dressings are inexpensive and easy to make. Plus you can have better control over the ingredients. Traditional vinaigrettes use a ratio of two parts oil to one part […]

Blanched and Roasted Veggies

We all want to eat more veggies, but they can be boring and bland. This technique can be used for almost any vegetable and will take your roasted veggies from boring to delicious. What is blanching? Blanching is a technique where you cook vegetables in boiling water for a few minutes. Then you take them […]

Episode 113 The Emotional Burden of Feeding Your Family – Replay

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_113_The_Emotional_Burden_of.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThis is a replay of one of my most popular podcasts this year.   This 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 […]

Olive Tapenade

For New Year’s Eve, our family likes to play games and eat appetizers. One of my favorites is Olive Tapenade. It is super simple to make and you can use it as a spread on bruschetta, on crackers, or even as a dip for veggies. It only has a few simple ingredients and comes together […]

Episode 112 ALDI 101

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episide_112_ALDI_101_-_Replay.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSDo 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 at ALDI? It’s ALDI 101. […]

Almond Poppy Seed Bread

This recipe is an old childhood favorite. My mother would make this for special occasions. It is made with simple ingredients and only takes a few minutes to prep. The quick bread is topped with a sugary topping that crystalizes and gives a slight crunch. It is my favorite part of the almond poppy seed […]

Episode 111 Living in the Nooks and Crannies

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_111_Living_In_The_Nooks_and.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThis year is like no other and most of us have had to adapt and change. I count myself as lucky because my twins are in school full time and my high schoolers are in school part time. It is better for them to be […]

Building Fruit Baskets – Homemade Gift

Fruit baskets have fallen out of fashion and I am here to bring them back. They make a lovely gift for friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Because they are naturally gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and vegan, they can be enjoyed by most people on special diets.  You can use lots of different containers for the […]

Episode 110 Feeding Yourself

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_110_Feeding_Yourself.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIt is an extra-busy time of year and when life gets hectic it is easy to neglect taking care of ourselves.  During December I have to be careful to make sure I am getting enough sleep and exercise and I have to make a special […]

Hot Cocoa Mix – Homemade Gift

Growing up my mother always had hot cocoa mix in the cupboard. It is a perfect sweet treat. This hot cocoa mix can be added to hot water. It doesn’t need milk because there is powdered milk in the mix.  It is important to use hot water because the creamer will not dissolve in cold […]

Maple Candied Nuts – Homemade Gift

I love maple candied nuts. They are a paleo friendly, gluten free and vegan. Three ingredients are transformed into a salty and sweet snack that is totally addictive. You can serve them my favorite way which is on a salad. The crunchy, salty and sweet nuts take a simple salad to a whole new level. […]

Episode 109 Bring Back the Fruit Basket and Other Food Gift Ideas

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_109_Bring_Back_the_Fruit_Bas.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSMany of us like to bake and give food gifts during the holiday season. I have been doing a series of food gifts on KAKE this month. Some of my favorite food gifts include: Puppy Chow Perfect Party Mix Maple Candied Nuts Homemade Vanilla Beer […]

Homemade Gift – Beer Bread Mix

I love giving food gifts. Beer Bread Mix can be a festive gift to share with friends and family. It is super simple to make. I like to put the mix in a one quart mason jar and wrap it in a cellophane bag with a bottle of beer. I have found American style lagers […]

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 | 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 huge part […]

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 | 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 the stress […]

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 | 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 the dollar […]

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 | 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 dinner.   […]

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 | 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 order to […]

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 | 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 replace it […]

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 | 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 or treating. […]

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 | 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 my family […]

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 | 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 thought of […]

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 | 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 times a […]

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 | 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 in my […]

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 | 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 time to […]

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 | 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. It may […]

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 | 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 season. Things […]

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 | 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 has a […]

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 | 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 about Kendra’s […]

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 | 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. Russets– “Starchy” […]

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 | 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 week’s podcast […]

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 | 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 energy to […]

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 | 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 missing an […]

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 | 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 week’s episode […]

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 | 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 some of […]

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 | 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 Shortcuts -Frozen […]

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 | 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 to keeping […]

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 […]

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