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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 […]

Episode 63 Freezer Cooking with Rachel Tiemeyer of Thriving Home Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It was joy to talk with Rachel Tiemeyer of Thriving Home. Rachel and her friend and business partner, Polly, have a new cookbook. From Freezer to Cooker is a very unique cookbook full of recipes that can be made in […]

Egg Roll In a Bowl

A dear friend sends me newspaper clippings of articles she knows will interest me. In one of her mailings was a recipe for Egg Roll in a Bowl. I let the idea of this twirl in my head for a few months and completely forgot about it until my daughters starting asking me to make […]

Episode 62 Essential Kitchen Equipment, Paring Down in the New Year Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It is the time of year that many of us want to purge and clean out our homes. I have done some purging and it got me thinking about the things I really need. I went through my kitchen and […]

Asian Carrot Soup (Vegan)

Years ago my sister sent me her favorite soup recipe. It was carrot soup that was super creamy and a little bit spicy. Over the years, I have made this soup just for myself. I would make a big batch and eat it for my lunches all week. Recently, my oldest daughter has been wanting […]

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

My kids are always coming home from school and asking “what’s for snack?” Most days, I tell them to grab a piece of fruit or look at the leftovers in the refrigerator. On occasion I will make something just for a snack.  I don’t like to feed my kids lots of sweets right after school. […]

Episode 61 (Replay) Cook Once, Eat Twice (No Casseroles) Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS You can find the full show notes here. 

Cranberry Cocktail

Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and the perfect day for a cocktail. I have been making this cranberry cocktail for years. I like it because I can make half the batch spiked and and half the batch virgin. The cranberry juice makes it look so festive, but it is not too sweet. You start by […]

Episode 60 (Replay) Kate Schulz and Betsy Wallace – The Dinner Sisters Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Check out the original post for all the show notes.

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal

It is Christmas week and the kids are home from school. Most of us have special foods for Christmas morning, but we have to feed our family all week. This Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal is great for quiet mornings when you can sleep in and stay in your pajamas a little later than usual. It […]

Episode 59 Are Holiday Food Traditions Important? Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Holiday food traditions help ground our families. They are little things that create stability and reliability for our children. They can be very simple or more complex. Maybe you take your kids out to lunch on the last day of […]

Charcuterie Boards

Charcuterie boards are having a moment. They are all the rage, and there is a good reason. First, they are delicious and second, they are super easy to make. Charcuterie boards are basically platters of meat, cheese, and condiments. They can be simple or very elaborate. I love to make them for holiday parties because […]

Episode 58 Candy Making Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Candy making can be as simple as melting chocolate and dipping things, or it can be as complicated as making caramels from scratch. In this episode Marie covers basic candy making techniques and a few ways to trouble shoot when […]

Episode 57 Stress-Free Holiday Cookie Baking Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It is the time of year when many of us get the itch to bake cookies. Some people do it because they love it, others do it because they want to make memories with their kids. It is important to […]

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Christmas morning we like to wake up and open presents. Before the kids go downstairs to see their gifts, I turn on the oven and place a pan of monkey bread in the oven. The house starts to smell like cinnamon bread and it is the perfect start to a day of family fun. This […]

Puppy Chow

When my kids were little I would occasionally make this special treat. Recently, my 16 year old son has been making it for a late night snack. I wouldn’t call it health food, but it is a fun treat that hits all the best parts of a great snack. It is salty, sweet, and crunchy. […]

Episode 56 You Can Be Intentional This Holiday Season Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The episode was released on Black Friday 2019 and that means the holiday frenzy is in full force. How do you avoid overwhelm, overspending and overscheduling? You are intentional.   Do you have your copy of the Feed Your Family […]

Easy Turkey Pot Pie

This recipe is so easy I almost called it “Cheater Pot Pie.” It is a great way to use up leftover turkey. You can make your own gravy or use leftover gravy from Thanksgiving dinner. I use frozen puff pastry. You can find it in the freezer section by the frozen pie crusts. Pepperidge Farm […]

Episode 55 – Thanksgiving is 1 Meal – Feed Your Family All Thanksgiving Week Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The food world is full of buzz about all the amazing foods you can make for your Thanksgiving dinner. You may even see a few recipes for using Thanksgiving leftovers. But Thanksgiving is just one meal. You still have to […]

Frozen Veggies You Want To Eat

Frozen veggies are a lifesaver for quick family dinners. You can buy them ahead and keep them in the freezer. They cook quickly and make easy side dishes. But they can be bland and boring. My favorite way to cook frozen veggies is to “steam fry” them. It is a technique I learned years ago […]

Episode 54 Replay “A” Always Have a Backup Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS **Note** This is a replay of episode 4.  Marie will  be back next week with an all-new episode. Step 3 of the PSA is my favorite. “A” Always have a backup is the most important part of weeknight dinner success. […]

Homemade Crispy Cheese Crackers

My favorite snack is cheese crackers. I love them. Once or twice a year I get to get away by myself to rest and catch up on work for a day. My friends will ask what kind of wine I’m taking and I quickly respond that I don’t need any wine, just a box of […]

Episode 53 Let’s Talk About Turkey Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS People celebrate Thanksgiving in many ways. Some of you will be hosting and some of you will be guests. Most of you will have turkey.   There are many kinds of turkey. Growing up my mother would get a conventional […]

French Dip Sandwiches

When the weather gets colder, I cover our grill and break out my dutch oven. This recipe only requires a few minutes of hands-on cooking. The oven does the rest. With only a few simple ingredients, these sandwiches are so easy and super satisfying. A French Dip Sandwich is simply a roast beef sandwich with […]

Asian Dressing and Maridane

I love homemade salad dressings and when they can pull double duty as a marinade then that is a total win! This dressing was first published in my cookbook. It is super easy to make and uses mostly pantry ingredients. Sesame oil is an ingredient I keep on hand, but may not be a pantry […]

Episode 52 Introducing the Feed Your Family Tonight Holiday Planning Guide 2019 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS We are at episode 52 which means we have reached 1 year of the Feed Your Family Tonight podcast. Thank you so much for all your support and for spending a little time with me each week.   This week […]

Episode 51 Halloween Traditions Create Calm in the Crazy Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Traditions are really important and they don’t have to be elaborate. Small little things can create calm and stability for your children. In our home we have lots of little traditions. Something as simple as making pancakes on a Saturday […]

Classic Chili

Chili is one of those controversial dishes. Everyone has a recipe, and they are all a little different. Some are really meaty; some are really saucy; and some are really sweet. I would describe mine ans not sweet and a little bit tangy. Beans are part of the chili controversy; there are strong preference son […]

Icing for Pumpkin Cookies

My mother has been making iced pumpkin cookies since before I was born. Years ago she saw an article in a magazine showing how to cut a circle out of cookie dough, turn it into a pumpkin shape, ice it, and decorate it with tiny pieces of black licorice. In the early years she would […]

Episode 50 Roast Chicken – A Great Dinner for Busy Weeknights Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Roast Chicken can be intimidating, but I am here to tell you that it can be one of the best dinners for busy weeknights. It is great for the kind of days where your kids have piano from 3:45-4:45, soccer […]

Pumpkin Souffles

Have you ever made a souffle? They sound so intimidating and many find them scary, but they are not complicated. They look fancy and are oh so good! This recipe is not difficult. The hardest part is separating the eggs and tempering the yolks. Both of these steps are not hard and I’ll walk you […]

Episode 49 October is for Pumpkin Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Our food changes with the seasons. You may not do it consciously, but we all change our food a little when the seasons change. Last week in the Feed Your Family Tonight Facebook group I asked what people were making […]

Garlic Bubble Bread

This bubble bread is one of my favorite recipes of all time. It is warm and fluffy. It is crispy and buttery and the perfect bread to serve with a light soup or salad. I like to make it when I am taking food to friends. It is super easy to make and I include […]

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies are a staple in our home. I like to keep them in the freezer for easy breakfasts on busy mornings. My banana breakfast cookies are a huge hit, but when fall hits, my mind goes to all things pumpkin. The bonus of this recipe is that you get a little veggies in the […]

Episode 48 Eat, Laugh, Talk! The Family Dinner Playbook with Bri DeRosa of the The Family Dinner Project Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS This episode is a fun interview with Bri DeRosa of The Family Dinner Project. This book is so much more than a cookbook. It is filled with a year’s worth of recipes, conversation starters and games to use at family […]

Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite things to make for breakfast. I have made it with cinnamon and apples and blueberries with lemon zest. But fall is upon us and that means all things pumpkin. This pumpkin spice baked oatmeal tastes like pumpkin pie, but is a hearty breakfast perfect for chilly mornings. Pumpkin […]

Episode 47 – How to Be Kind to a Friend with Food Allergies Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS This episode is an interview with Corinna Meckelborg of Friendly Pantry. Corinna is an allergy mom who helps other moms navigate the world of food allergies. Marie and Corinna talk about: • Allergy vs Intolerance • How to include friends […]

Cinnamon Baked Apples

I am craving the tastes of fall. Even though it still feels like summer in Kansas, my mind is on fall foods. I’m craving soups with fresh bread and roasted root vegetables. When the honey crisp apples are on the front display in the grocery store, I begin to think of all things apple and […]

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