Recipes

Caramel Apples the Whole Family Will Love

Caramel apples
Since these classic fall treats technically fall into the fruit family, we're deeming them a healthy snack for the family. And making them together will be a very fun, very sticky endeavor. Serves: 5 What You’ll Need: 5 apples One 11-ounce bag of soft caramels 2 tablespoons of milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Small pinch of... read more

The Perfect Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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The weather's getting colder and it's time to turn back to your stockpile of trusty fall recipes. A classic favorite? Chicken noodle soup. Everyone claims to have grandma's secret recipe. Not to worry if you don't -- you can borrow ours. What You’ll Need: 6 chicken drumsticks (about 2 lbs. worth) 2 yellow onions, sliced... read more

Saturday Morning Pancakes

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Get everyone out of bed no-problem with a batch of pancakes this weekend. This super straight-forward recipe will have you flipping flapjacks like a pro. 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

Kid-friendly Dessert in Minutes

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There is one solution to getting 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 chocolate peanut butter mug... read more

An Easy Wings Recipe That Tastes Better Than Takeout

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Curb the urge to call in takeout and impress the whole family with some homemade wings. Football season has never tasted so good. What You’ll Need: For the Wings 3 lb chicken wings 2 tablespoons corn, canola, grapeseed or vegetable oil (plus more for brushing) 1/2 tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon crushed black... read more

The Perfect Labor Day Recipe Your Family Will Go Crazy Over

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The heat is definitely on when it’s Labor Day and you’re throwing the party. But you can handle those hungry guests -- or your own hungry family --  with this juicy and classic cheeseburger recipe from The Nest, done in five quick steps. Pass the spatula -- you’ve got this. What you’ll need... read more

5 Guilt-Free Summer Desserts Your Whole Family Will Love

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We totally get it -- you want to give your kids a summer treat, but you're wary of a sugar high. Get ready to turn your back on the ice cream man, because we've rounded up five (mostly) healthy treats filled with fresh fruit. 1. Roasted Fruit Crunch The only indulgent part of this sweet... read more

5 Freezable Meals That Will Save You Time

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If your days routinely involve play dates and babyproofing and evenings consist of wrangling an infant into pajamas, elaborate meals probably aren't high on your priority list. Luckily, you can make big batches of these hearty favorites that will please the whole family, and last up to six months. Here's a classic choice: rigatoni with... read more

15 Summer Grilling Recipes You’ll Love

Photo: The Big-Flavor Grill
Photo: The Big-Flavor Grill
Is there anything better tasting in the summer than a delicious meal on the grill? When you find yourself craving BBQ -- whether sweet and savory or hot and spicy -- look no further than these to-die-for recipes. Our mouths are drooling particularly over the glazed chicken with sriracha sauce. So, is it dinner time yet?... read more

8 Easy Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Have pregnancy cravings kicked your sweet tooth into high gear? Check out these eight simple treats that will hit the spot, whether you're a fan of something fruity or a sucker for a good ol' chocolate chip cookie. We'll get you started with some popsicles to beat the heat. Neo-Neapolitan Pops Makes: 6 pops Ingredients:... read more