Episode 180 Thank You!

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_180_Thank_You.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSFriends- This podcast was a hard one to record. Sitting and writing this post my eyes are filled with tears. But I am choosing joy today!  It is time to close down Feed Your Family Tonight. This project I started in 2017 has taken so […]

Episode 179 Best Ways to Cook Ground Beef (Replay)

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_179_Best_Ways_to_Cook_Ground.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 […]

Episode 178 Personal Update from Marie

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_178_Personal_Update_from_Mar.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSLots of life has been happening behind the scenes. In this podcast I talk about how things have been going the past month as I started a new full-time job. There have been ups and downs.  The most challenging thing for me has been grocery […]

Episode 177 Pantry Cooking

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_177_Pantry_Cooking2.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS I am in the middle of a really busy season in my personal life and I am relying on my pantry to help me get dinner on the table fast. Pantry cooking is using ingredients that you keep on hand to make meals. For me […]

Episode 176 When You Don’t Have Time to Fix Dinner

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_176_When_You_Dont_Have_Time.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSWe all have days when there just isn’t time to fix dinner. You may be running kids to activities and need to eat in the car or at the activity. For many families that means hitting the drive thru and that’s okay. If you know […]

Episode 175 Preparing for a Busy Season

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_175_Preparing_for_a_busy_season.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSEveryone faces busy seasons of life. There are many reasons you may be facing a hectic season. Having a baby Moving Remodeling project Sports season  Work season (I see you accountants in March and April) There are dozens of reasons and I am facing one […]

Episode 174 Kitchen Gadgets 101

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_174_Kitchen_Gadgets_101.outp.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSI love kitchen gadgets. Some are essential and some just make life a little easier. Years ago I did a presentation for parents of teens and young adults about setting up a first apartment kitchen. I made a 1st Kitchen Essentials list.  I really like […]

Episode 173 How Long Does a Recipe Really Take?

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_173_How_Long_Does_a_Recipe_R.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSHow many times have your looked at a recipe and really underestimated the amount of time it takes to make the recipe? If you are like me, more times than you want to admit. Today I have 3 Tips for estimating the real time it […]

Episode 172 Getting Your Kids to Try New Foods [Coaching] with Dana Malstaff

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_172_How_to_Try_New_Foods_Coa.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThis on air coaching call was so fun! Dana Malstaff is the founder of Boss Mom. As a co-parenting mom she faces some unique challenges to feeding her two kids. We talk about picky eaters, snacks, and how to systematically test new foods to slowly […]

Episode 171 6 Tips to Save Money Buying Grocery Markdowns

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_171_6_Tips_to_Save.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSGroceries are getting more expensive. One way to save money is to buy grocery store markdowns.  Grocery store markdowns are not the weekly ads or coupons. They are items the store discounts to sell quickly. There are many reasons a store will mark down and […]

Sheet Pan Reuben Slider Party Sandwiches

I am not a huge NFL fan but when in Kansas you root for the Chiefs. When they miss going to the super bowl then it becomes all about the food and the commercials! Today I have a really fun sheet pan sandwich that is fast and easy to make! Growing up we would have […]

Episode 170 Time to Get Rid of Refrigerator Clutter

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_170_Time_to_get_rid_of_the_r.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSWhat is in your refrigerator that is taking up valuable space? Maybe you have some half-used jars of pickles or olives.  Maybe you have half a jar of pesto or miso. I have a small jar of flax seeds that I think may be over […]

Episode 169 Beat the Winter Blahs

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_169_Beat_the_Winter_Blahs.ou.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSWe are well into January and I know I am feeling the winter blahs. Christmas is over, my kids are finally back in school and it is crazy cold outside. My body is longing for something new and so many of my go-to meals feel […]

Episode 168 4 Tips to Riff on a Recipe

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_168_4_Tips_to_Riff_on_a_Reci.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSI have said many times that there are two kinds of cooks:  Those who follow recipes to at “T” Those who use recipes as suggestions If you follow recipes to a “T” this episode can help you make simple changes to recipes that will help […]

Episode 167 Get Out of a Dinner Rut

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_167_Get_Out_of_a_Dinner_Rut..mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSJanuary is often a time when we want to freshen things up in our home and lives. It is also a time where we can feel like we are in a “dinner rut.” This podcast has four tips to get you out of a dinner […]

Episode 166 [Coaching Replay] Small Changes Make Dinner Easier with Rita and Gino

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_166_Coaching_Small_Changes.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSRita and Gino Rossini have 5 kids and a super busy schedule. Rita is a nursing student and Gino works full time. Between school, work, and kids activities, getting dinner on the table is a challenge.  In this on-air coaching call, Marie talks with Rita […]

Episode 165 Freezer Cooking That Is Delicious with Rachel Tiemeyer of Thriving Home

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_165_Rachel_with_Thriving_Hom.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThis week Rachel Tiemeyer of Thriving Home joins me and we talk all things freezer cooking. Rachel and her business partner, Polly, are freezer cooking experts! They know how to make freezer food that tastes good. Rachel was on episode 63 and it was a […]

Bacon Wrapped Apricots

I made this recipe years ago and it is stall an all-time favorite. It is super simple to make and once you bring them to a gathering you may be asked to bring them every time!  Dried apricots are topped with a fresh sage leaf and wrapped in bacon. 20 minutes in the oven and […]

Episode 164 2021 “Aha” Moment

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_163_2021_AHA_Moment.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIf you are anything like me 2020 was a blur and 2021 feels like it is still 2020. But, this fall I felt like I was beginning to come out of the fog. As I reflect on where Feed Your Family Tonight began and where […]

Cranberry Orange Scones

 I love the combination of cranberry and orange. The tart and sweet contrast to make anything taste better.  My homemade cranberry sauce is laced with orange zest and so are these delicious scones.  I really should call them “cheater” scones because they are so fast and easy and use a trick I pulled from making […]

Episode 163 3 Tips for Easy December Meals

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_163_3_Tips_for_Easy_December.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSDecember is a weird month. It starts out in a rush and in my home ends in slow days with lots of family time. In both situations, simple meals are the best! Here are 3 tips and 1 bonus for feeding your family in December. […]

Sage and Apricot Chicken

All I want in a weeknight dinner is something that is fast, easy, delicious, and not boring that my whole family will eat. This simple chicken does all of that and is also gluten free, dairy free, and made with simple whole food ingredients. Can it get much better? You end up with the ultimate […]

Episode 162 Freezing Cooked Proteins for Easy Meals

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_162_Freezing_Cooked_Proteins.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSWhen life gets busy having a freezer stocked with cooked proteins can make cooking dinner much faster and easier. It is nice to stock your freezer with a few basic proteins that you can use in lots of different recipes. How to freeze proteins. Cool […]

Chewy Molasses Cookies

Sugar and spice make everything nice! These cookies are slightly crisp on the edges and soft and chewy in the center. My mother has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember and they are my absolute favorite! I am not usually one to use vegetable shortening, but these cookies are just […]

Episode 161 Stock Your Pantry for the Holidays

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_161_Stock_Your_Pantry_for_th.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSLate in November or early in December I like to do a Deep Dive Shopping Trip. I stock up on all the basic items I need from shampoo and deodorant to pasta, flour, and sugar. I want to make shopping easier during the busy season […]

Cheeseburger Baked Potatoes (Throwback Recipe)

This is one of my favorite recipes of all time! It is great for stretching a pound of beef to feed more people. It makes a great meal to take to a friend because it is naturally gluten free and is super easy to make dairy free (just leave off the cheese.) This post contains […]

Episode 160 [Coaching Replay] How to Introduce New Recipes with Janice

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_160_Coaching_Replay_How_to.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this replay 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 I […]

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes are often drenched in sugar and and sweet spices like cinnamon. This recipe lets the natural sweetness of the sweet potato shine. I love sweet potatoes and I like to eat baked sweet potatoes just like baked russets, with sour cream and butter.  This simple casserole uses sour cream, salt and pepper to […]

Episode 159 Fall Fruits

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Epsidoe_159_Fall_Fruits.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSHave you ever wondered about the new graphics for the podcasts? All the colors have meanings. Red- Clock- is all about time. Orange- Carrot- is all about food and ingredients. Yellow- Lemon- is personal about Marie or an on air coaching. Green- Measuring Cup- is […]

Crunchy Cranberry Coleslaw

Sometimes you want something bright and fresh for the Thanksgiving table. For me, I know I want something bright and fresh for the leftovers. This simple salad is reminiscent of an Asian slaw salad. It uses rice vinegar and soy sauce, but also uses cranberry sauce in the dressing.  You can use a bag of […]

Episode 158 Plan Your Meals in 10 Minutes a Week

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_158_Plan_Your_Meals_in_10_Mi.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIntroducing the Feed Your Family Tonight Meal Planning System! This system will help you get your meals planned in 10 minutes a week. The key to the system is the Recipe Index. This Recipe Index helps you look at all your recipes in one place […]

Episode 157 Slow Hands-off Cooking for the Fall

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_157_Slow_Hands-Off_Cooking_f.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNovember is here and it is finally getting chilly here in Kansas. That means my brain automatically goes to a different kind of cooking than in the summer. I start to crave slow roasted meats and stews. I think about soups and slow cooker meals. […]

Episode 156 Not Everything Has To Be Important

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_156_Not_Everything_Has_to_Be_Important.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSI am coming off of one of the busiest weeks of the year. Life has been crazy and that means some things have had to adjust in our home including how I fix dinner. Kendra Adachi, the Lazy Genius was on the podcast a while […]

Episode 155 Choosing and Caring for Knives (Replay)

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_155_Chosing_and_Caring_for_K.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSA sharp knife can make everything easier in the kitchen. The key is to select a good knife and keep it sharp. You can use an inexpensive manual sharpener, and electric sharpener, or take them to your local Willams Sonoma or Sur La Table store […]

Roasted Beef Bone Broth

It is soup season and the best soups start with amazing broth. This simple beef broth will transform your soups. It is simple to make, but rich in flavor. It takes several hours to make but most of the time is hands-off. I like to make it on a lazy Sunday afternoon. This post contains […]

Episode Fall Recipe Planning

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_154_Fall_Recipe_Planning.out.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOur meals change with the seasons. It is October and that means we are moving into fall. Now is the time to get a set of fall recipes that you will have on repeat for the next month or two.  If you get 5-10 recipes […]

Popcorn Balls

My grandma would come and stay with us for 6 weeks in the winter. She wasn’t much of a cook but one thing she loved to make was popcorn balls. Her recipe involves boiling sugar syrup and blistering fingers. This recipe is much easier to make. You can make them plain white, or add a […]

Episode 153 [Coaching] Rethinking Dinner and Breakfast with Carmen

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/153_Coaching_Rethinking_Dinner_and.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThis on-air coaching call with Carmen was so much fun. Carmen is a married mother of 4 kids ages 16 down to 1 and is having another baby next year. Her life is packed with toddlers and teens and her husband works a very demanding […]

Cinnamon Baked Apples

Two years ago I made one of my favorite recipes of all time on KAKE. Cinnamon baked apples are a perfect fall treat. They are simple to make and absolutely delicious.  While I intend to make them as a dessert, I often find myself having them for breakfast with a hearty dollop of Greek yogurt. […]

Episode 152 Pantry Staples Make Decisions Easier

Getting dinner on the table takes a lot of decisions. If you have a set of pantry staples, it makes it so much easier to choose new recipes and get dinner on the table. This podcast talks about the categories of pantry staples and how using them as your guide can help you. Fruits/Veggies Milk/Eggs/Dairy […]

Sheet Pan Chicken with Broccoli and Cauliflower

Sheet pan meals can be great for busy nights. They key to success with sheet pan meals is having ingredients cook at the same rate. Chicken breasts work well with broccoli and cauliflower because they cook at the same rate. For this recipe I like to to use chicken tenders, but you can cut full-size […]

Cinnamon Apples

These are my dad’s specialty! Cinnamon Apples are the perfect fall side dish for a wide variety of meals. My dad will serve them with everything from pork chops and grilled chicken to puffy pancakes and waffles. What kind of apples work best for cinnamon apples? I have made this with about every variety of […]

Episode 151 Time to Tidy Up the Pantry and Freezer for Fall

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_151_Time_to_Tidy_Up_the_Pant.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIt is late September and in Kansas that means we have reached the season of “Fummer.”  It is the weird time where it is chilly in the morning and crazy hot in the afternoons. This is the time of year where I want to start […]

Episode 150 4 Tips to Feed Your Family in Tough Seasons of Life

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_150_4_Tips_to_Feed_Your_Fami.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIf you have ever had a season of life where fixing dinner seems overwhelming or all the little burdens are just too much then you are in the right place. We all have times when life gets tough. Sometimes these are short seasons and sometimes […]

Chicken Caesar Wrap

Life gets busy and sometimes you just need a shortcut dinner. This Chicken Caesar Wrap uses what I call “grocery store shortcuts.” It is a way of letting the grocery store do the cooking for you, like getting takeout without having to hit the drive thru. You only need  a few grocery store ingredients to […]

Episode 149 How to Cook Ground Beef (Replay)

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_149_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 […]

Beef Tacos

Three years ago in August I did my first segment on KAKE TV. I made Taco Mix and demonstrated how to make beef tacos.  This week I am doing a throwback recipe for beef tacos using the Taco Mix I made years ago. This recipe is really easy to make in large amounts it is […]

Episode 148 4 Ways to Fix Veggies

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_148_4_Ways_to_Fix_Veggies.ou.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSI don’t know many families who say “we’re good on veggies.” Most of us would like to add more veggies and today I have 4 ways to fix vegetables. I hope it gives you a little inspiration. I will like all the recipes at the […]

Egg Roll Meatballs (Dairy Free, Egg Free, and Gluten Free Option)

 I have always loved egg rolls. When the egg roll in a bowl craze started I was all in! Lots of lean protein and veggies that tastes delicious and takes less than 20 minutes to prepare….I am in! I like to keep meatballs in the freezer for easy snacks or quick meals. I have Italian […]

Episode 147 [Coaching] Small Changes Make Dinner Easier with Rita and Gino

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_147_Coaching_Small_Changes.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSRita and Gino Rossini have 5 kids and a super busy schedule. Rita is a nursing student and Gino works full time. Between school, work, and kids activities, getting dinner on the table is a challenge.  In this on-air coaching call, Marie talks with Rita […]

Hot Dog Man

Growing up my mom would make these whimsical hot dog men on occasion. They were fun to make and made a nice after school snack.  To make a Hot Dog Man, you cut slits for arms and one for the legs in a hot dog and then boil the hot dog in water. I am […]

Episode 146 How to Pick a Recipe Your Family Will Eat

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_146_How_to_Pick_a_Recipe_You.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNone of us want to work hard to fix a new recipe only to be met with a bunch of complaints and food that is basically untouched.  In this episode Marie has 4 tips to choose new recipes that your family will actually eat. 1- […]

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

This month I am doing a series on after school snacks. There are two main types of after school snacks in my home. Snacks in my home fall into one of two categories.  Light snacks to get you to dinner and “mini meals” to fuel you through a practice or activity.  These Ham and Cheese […]

Episode 145 How to Find Time to Fix Dinner

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_145_How_to_Find_Time_to_Fix.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOne of the biggest challenges most families face with getting dinner on the table is time. In my years of working with families I have found that dinner success has so much to do with time management. In this episode I take a deep dive […]

Graham Cracker Fruit Pizzas

It’s August and I am continuing my series on after school snacks. This one is so simple and easy to customize to whatever you have on hand. Graham Cracker Fruit Pizzas are so simple to make. They are a no-bake sweet treat for after school. This is more of a method than a recipe. You […]

Episode 144 4 Steps to Get Ready for a Back to School Routine

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode144_4_steps_to_get_you_ready.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSHappy August Friends! My kids still have two blissful weeks of summer, but I know many of you have already started school. Today’s podcast has 4 Steps to help you get ready for the routine of the school year. Step 1 Asses where you are […]

Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups

It is August and that means my mind is starting to think about back to school time. Our school doesn’t start until later in the month, but now is the time to start getting your back to school brain working. One the things I forget to plan for is after school snacks.  These homemade yogurt […]

Episode 143 Let’s Talk About Salt

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_143_lets_talk_about_salt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIf you want your food to taste delicious, you are going to need to use salt. In episode 13, I took a deep dive into salt and talked about all the different kinds of salt, where they are harvested and how they are processed. This […]

Chicken Enchiladas

These enchiladas are simple to make. I like to use my homemade enchilada sauce. The sauce recipe makes enough for two batches of enchiladas. I usually double the enchilada recipe and freeze one pan for another day.  To freeze the enchiladas, make them in a disposable 9 x 13 pan and cover with foil and […]

Episode 142 4 Ways to Feed Your Family When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_142_4_Ways_to_feed_your_fami.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIt is late July and my brain is mush. There is something about the end of July that squashes out any motivation which means I don’t feel like cooking. If you are in the same boat, I have 4 ways to help you get dinner […]

Enchilada Sauce

For years my children would not eat anything with a “sauce.” Enchiladas were firmly in the camp of “don’t even try.” Then a few months ago my oldest kid asked me to make enchiladas.  Challenge Accepted! I posted something about it on Instagram and my sister promptly texted me saying that no matter what I […]

Episode 141 [Coaching] Fixing Dinner While Working Full Time with Emily

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_141_How_to_Do_Dinner_Working.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSHow do working moms do it all? I don’t have all the answers, but my guest, Emily, and I explore some ways to get dinner on the table while juggling work and home.  With four kids ages 6-5 months, Emily is one busy mom. Juggling […]

Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies

10 Minutes Prep/35 Minutes Oven Time Sheet pan meals are an easy way to make an entire meal on one pan. This Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies is super simple to make and packed with veggies. What kind of sausage do you use? I like to use a smoked kielbasa sausage. I tested this with […]

Episode 140 Using Summer Veggies (Replay)

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_140_Using_Summer_Veggies_Re.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 […]

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay is a perfect way to jazz up grilled chicken. Who doesn’t love chicken on a stick? It is the perfect excuse to use your hands. The peanut sauce also doubles as a marinade.  The Peanut Sauce is so good, I eat it with a spoon. It has the perfect balance of salty and […]

Episode 139 5 Tips for Summer Meal Planning

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_139_5_Tips_for_Summer_Meal_P.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIt is the end of June and it finally feels like we are in the rhythm of summer. Here are 5 tips to help you meal plan this summer. 1-Your Meal Plan Serves You Make a meal plan every week (you can use the free […]

Grilled Foil Potatoes

Foil potatoes are pure nostalgia for me. They bring back memories of camping as a child. Most recipes use sliced potatoes, but I prefer them shredded hash brown style. You want to know how evenly your grill heats. The shredded potatoes can burn easily so try to avoid hot spots on your grill. I tested […]

Episode 138 Family Culture as the “Busy” Returns

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_138_Family_Culture_as_the_Bu.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIf you are like me, you are feeling the “busy” creep back into daily life. The pandemic had a little silver lining and that was that we all slowed down. I don’t miss the fear, uncertainty, isolation, and brain fog of the early pandemic, but […]

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

I hosted a bridal shower for my dear friend’s daughter this weekend. Cucumber Tea Sandwiches are one of my favorite things to make for fancy brunches. They are super simple to make but taste delicious and look super fancy. What is in a cucumber sandwich? This is an open-faced cucumber sandwich made of extra-thin bread, […]

Episode 137 Weeknight Dinner is About Time Management

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_137_Weeknight_Dinner_Is_Abou.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThe Feed Your Family Tonight system for planning meals is built on one important concept: weeknight dinners are about time management.   This is the heart of my 3-step process, which is the first thing I teach about meal planning. I call it my weeknight […]

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Grilled shrimp make a fast and easy summer dinner. I like to marinate the shrimp for 15-20 minutes. If you leave in the marinade too long, the acid (from the lemon juice) will start to denature the proteins which may be great for ceviche, but isn’t great for grilled shrimp. What kind of shrimp do […]

Episode 136 Vacation Food Planning Part 2 (Replay)

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_136_Vacation_Food_Planning_P.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSPart 2 of Vacation Food Planning focuses on planning food when you are staying in cabins or rental homes, road trips and large family gatherings. You can hear part one on food planning when you are staying in hotels here. Plan ahead. What amenities are […]

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

In our home we like simple foods. Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are super simple and are a great side dish for almost anything. We like it with everything from roast chicken to hamburgers.  I like to use Yukon Gold potatoes, but russets work well too. Cut the potatoes into 1 inch pieces and place in a […]

Episode 135 Vacation Food Planning Part 1 (Replay)

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_135_Vacation_Food_Planning_P.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSAfter this past year are you ready to get out of town? Summer is here and that means many of you are taking family vacations. There are many types of travel and planning for food is important. In this first of two episodes about vacation […]

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Baked Potatoes

This is a super simple and filling dinner that is easy to make. It starts with my 3 Ingredient Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken. Mix in some Greek Yogurt and blue cheese crumbles and put on top of baked potatoes. This post contains affiliate links. Marie Fiebach is a married mother of four active kids. She […]

Episode 134 Weeknight Dinners are Hard, But You Still Have to Do It

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_134_Weeknight_Dinner_Can_Be.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSDo you ever go on Pinterest looking for the magic recipe? You know, the one that’s easy to make, inexpensive, nutritious and your family eats it without complaint. The recipe that will fix all your weeknight dinner woes.    I hate to break it to […]

3 Ingredient Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

This year I have really been liking all things “Buffalo” flavor. I know I’m late to the game, but better late than never friends. This recipe is about as easy as it comes. Chicken, salt, and hot sauce cook in the instant pot on high pressure for 7 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for […]

Episode 133 4 Ways to Get a Break in the Kitchen

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_133_4_Ways_to_Get_a_Break_In.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSI truly believe every mom needs a break from fixing dinner at least one day a week. My mother hosts our family for a weekly dinner at her house, so I can always count on one night a week where I don’t have to cook […]

Mixed Berry Crisp

I love a simple dessert. This Mixed Berry Crisp is simple to make and uses frozen berries as a shortcut. The frozen berries are already cleaned and you do not need to thaw them before baking. This recipe uses cardamom. Cardamom is a warm spice that is more subtle than cinnamon. If you do not […]

Episode 132 Let’s Talk About Eating Out

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_132_Lets_Talk_About_Eating.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSHave you noticed I rarely write “dinner out” on my meal plan? It’s not because eating at restaurants is a bad thing, it’s just something my family rarely did on weeknights when I was growing up. My mom had an infinite stash of “instant meals” […]

Sautéed Mushrooms

It is grilling season and I’m always wanting something to go with burgers and grilled meat. Sautéed Mushrooms are the perfect side dish or topping, but they can be a little problematic. The big thing is they can get really greasy, soggy,  or slimy. Mushrooms act like sponges and soak up liquids including oils or […]

Episode 131 A New Way to Look at Recipes

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_131_A_New_Way_to_Look_at_Rec.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSWeeknight dinner success is more about time management than it is about recipes. To be successful you want to choose the right kind of recipe for the amount of time and energy you will have on a given day. In this episode Marie walks you […]

Double Chocolate Muffins

These simple muffins are a Sunday morning favorite in our house. They use cocoa powder and chocolate chips and are fluffy and moist. My son loves chocolate muffins from the grocery store. Those are more like cupcakes rather than muffins. The main difference is the amount of sugar in the batter. These muffins are still […]

Asparagus and Cheese Quiche

I love quiche. It feels fancy and decadent but also light at the same time. It can be made ahead and makes a great brunch centerpiece or a simple weeknight dinner. This quiche is filled with asparagus and swiss cheese.  How do you make quiche? Quiche is not hard to make. Pie crust is blind […]

Episode 130 How to Make a Weekly Meal Plan

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_130_How_to_Make_a_Weekly_Mea.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSMeal planning can be a challenge, especially if you are a beginner. Most meal plans don’t work because they miss the biggest thing about weeknight dinners.  It is not about the recipes; it is about time management. A meal plan that does not start with […]

Make-Ahead Pizza Crust

I love homemade pizza. It is something I like to make on Saturday nights for a fun treat. Pizza dough only has a few ingredients, but the magic happens when you give those ingredients time to do their magic. What ingredients are in Make-Ahead Pizza Crust? Pizza crust is made from: Flour Coarse Sea Salt […]

Episode 129 Why Weeknight Dinner Is Important

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_129_Why_Weeknight_Dinner_I_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSWelcome to the new refresh of the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast. We will be releasing episodes on Tuesdays now instead of Fridays.  With the refresh I thought you may want to hear a little more about why Feed Your Family Tonight is so important […]

No Cook Pizza Sauce

No Cook Pizza Sauce is so quick and easy to make with pantry ingredients. I like it because it tastes great and is fuss-free. What is in No Cook Pizza Sauce? Tomato Sauce Tomato Paste Coarse Sea Salt Garlic Powder Onion Powder Hot Pepper Flakes Pinch of Sugar Dried Oregano How do you make No […]

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 […]

Food Processor Bread Dough


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