It's another of our Fake Out Take Out recipes. Piggy-backing off the Orange Chicken dish, this Beef and Broccoli stir fry is a staple at our house. All three of my kids love it for dinner and they often eat more broccoli than beef. Which is great, because broccoli is high in vitamin C, as well as dietary fiber. It also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties. This is another meal that takes less than 45 minutes to prepare and cook. Try it as a way to incorporate ... Continue Reading
Try this beef and broccoli recipe for a nutritious family dinner.
Plan a special family Valentine’s Dinner with a restaurant at home.
Romance is in the air this time of year but with three children in tow, sometimes it can be tricky to find alone time to go out to a nice dinner with hubby. When we were dating, we'd plan our Valentine's dinner weeks in advance, making sure to secure a prime table at our favorite romantic dinner spot, complete with chocolate fountain and bubbly drinks. Nowadays, Valentine's Day takes on a different look, with chocolate kisses perched on the placemat of each son's spot at the table, alongside a ... Continue Reading
A few ideas to get your husband something different this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and, though it may be easy for our husbands to please us with flowers and dinner, what are we supposed to get him? Even if he is easy to buy for on his birthday or the holidays, Valentine's gifts are supposed to have at least a little twinge of romance in them, right? Although some of you might want to buy a DVD or a new hammer, I try to stick to a little bit of romance. What do those include? Well, it might depend on the preference of your husband, in ... Continue Reading
Prepare a healthy and easy New Year’s Eve Dinner your family will love.
Every year we choose to stay in for New Year’s Eve and celebrate with our sons: less crowds, no driving on slippery roads and an incredible meal at a fraction of the cost. The only issue with staying home on New Year’s Eve is, you have to cook and clean, versus being waited on in a crowded restaurant. Here’s the perfect solution. A couple of days before Ryan Seacrest kicks off the New Year, zip out to the store and get the ingredients for the celebration menu. This meal is so easy to ... Continue Reading
Holiday dinners are a breeze with time-saving cooking equipment.
We are now entering the holiday season, the busiest time of the year. Raise your hand if you’re on the “dread” side or the “excited” side? I’m, at the moment, ambivalent. I know how much work hosting an event, and preparing holiday dinners, can be and I’m thankful to only have to to host two times a year. Time commitments that include social engagements can do two things; wreck your diet and wreck your ability to have time to plan healthy meals and exercise. By making ... Continue Reading
Slip a few vegetables into pancakes for dinner and your kids may think it’s a special treat.
Even the pickiest eaters can usually be coaxed into eating fried food, and if you tell kids they are having a special treat, breakfast for dinner, you can even slip a few vegetables in. These are not pale, insipid pancakes drowned in maple syrup. Corn pancakes, bursting with fresh kernels (you can use frozen out of season) are hearty on their own, but you can serve them with a kid-pleasing fresh vegetable salsa for even more flavor and vitamins. The squash or pumpkin pancakes work equally ... Continue Reading