One of the most fun things about Halloween for lots of kids (and adults!) is the gross-out factor. The season can be full of delight without letting candy steal the spotlight when you give kids plenty of room to play with their food.
Halloween, and fall for that matter, should be pumpkins all the way down. This savory pumpkin-bean dip is fantastic with veggies and whole grain crackers, and will put a smile on the face of even your most reluctant veggie eaters.
Feeding a crowd can be a challenge. Whether you’r stretching a dollar or an hour or both, these recipes will help you feed your family during a busy fall, mostly using ingredients you probably have hanging around in the cupboard.
This cook-off winning chili will easily feed a family of four for two nights, or a family of two for most of a week. Bake a big dish of Pumpkin Cornbread to go with it, and your family will smile when you lasso them for dinner.
If you want a quick-cooking, flavorful, comforting dish with great nutrition, and which both makes a huge batch and is just as good (if not better) the next day, you may feel like you’re looking for a unicorn. You’re not. You’re looking for this fresh-as-anything dal.
This recipe is easy to scale up or down for a crowd, and since it’s designed to take advantage of pantry staples like pasta and sauce, it’s the perfect recipe for dinner in a pinch.
Chili is a fantastic, inexpensive dinner to feed a big family, or a small family for a couple of meals. It reheats wonderfully for leftovers. This recipe, made for a slow cooker, couldn’t make dinner any easier if it tried.
Don’t get stuck thinking inside the lunchbox! Sandwiches and salads are great, but they’re not always the best solution for getting young, easily distracted lunchers eating an energizing meal. Use these idea to mix up the midday meal routine to deliver well-balanced meals that kids will devour.