Mouthwatering Summer Mocktail Recipes

Watermelon Zico coconut water mocktailZico
Suffering through a summer pregnancy? These festive drinks are refreshing to any time alcohol is off the table, like at your baby shower. Just substitute alcohol with coconut water and voilà — a pregnancy-friendly mocktail all your guests can enjoy. Packed with potassium (to help with pregnancy swelling) and far fewer calories than liquor, it’s... Read more

World Baking Day: Make Kid-friendly Dessert in Minutes

chocolate peanut butter mug cakeMug Cakes
Happy World Baking Day! There's one simple way to get your kiddos involved in the kitchen: a microwave. Forget the boxed mix or the tediousness of baking from scratch; these mug cakes are ready in minutes. Plus, they involve a fraction of the ingredients of a traditional dessert, making a fraction of the mess. We suggest the... Read more

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with This 'Healthy' Sandwich

spinach artichoke grilled cheeseA Couple Cooks
Here it is: the secret to getting your kids to eat vegetables. You ready? Spinach artichoke grilled cheese. Sure, it's got some not-so-healthy ingredients, like butter and sour cream. But fold some greens into this gourmet sandwich and voilà: the whole family is eating their veggies and celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day. Here's what you'll need: Fresh spinach... Read more

Dad Gives a Delicious Lesson in Geography

food statesChris Durso
Step aside, Pancake Dad; Chris Durso is laying out a map of America via food. The former art director and self-declared "creative professional and food satirist" is carefully crafting all 50 states out of different foods, working hard to create a pun every time. Think "Kaleifornia," "Piedaho" and, our favorite so far, "New... Read more

Homemade Mac and Cheese for the Whole Family

mac and cheeseThe Nest
Need a crowd-pleaser for dinner tonight? You already know your kids will eat mac and cheese, and with this homemade recipe, we're willing to bet you will too. What You’ll Need: 1 lb. of macaroni shaped pasta 1.5 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard 3 cups shredded... Read more

Oscar-Worthy Popcorn Treats for the Whole Family

cookies and cream popcornThe Nest
Whether you're watching the Oscars for the critically-acclaimed films or for Neil Patrick Harris, you'll want these gourmet popcorn treats to be front and center. Let the kids help you make these sweet and salty treats with step-by-step directions from The Nest. They won't be able to get enough (so make sure you check out... Read more

Red Velvet Waffles to Start Off Valentine's Day Right

red velvet wafflesThe Nest
Serve 'em up for yourself, your significant other, your kids... no matter who you share your mornings with, they'll fall in love with this red velvet waffle recipe. Drizzle on a little syrup and butter to enjoy one sweet breakfast. What You'll Need: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon... Read more

Buffalo Chicken Chili for Super Bowl Sunday

buffalo chicken chiliGimme Some Oven
Need a last-minute meal idea for Super Bowl Sunday? Cover all your bases with this buffalo chicken chili recipe from The Nest. It's the game-time snack everybody loves with the heartiness of a meal. The best part? You can have it ready in a half hour. What you'll need:  2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 large... Read more

Chicken Noodle Soup for Your Snow Day

chicken noodle soupThe Nest
Doing some last-minute grocery shopping before the storm gets really bad? You really only have one option on a snow day. Say it with us: Chicken. Noodle. Soup. Sure, everyone claims to have grandma’s secret recipe. But not to worry if you don’t — you can borrow ours. What You’ll Need: 6 chicken drumsticks (about 2... Read more

The Pancake Recipe You'll Flip Over

pancakesThe Nest
Always a crowd-pleaser, a pancake breakfast will get the whole family out of bed. And this easy recipe will have you flipping flapjacks like an expert. What You’ll Need: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1 large... Read more