Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less? The Author of Good Cheap Eats Shares Her Secrets (and Zucchini Fritters Recipe!)

Do you love serving up homemade food to your family but wish it didn’t take so much time? My friend Jessica has become a pro in the kitchen over the years. As a mom of six kids (including teenage boys!), she makes a whole lot of food. She also happens to like really good food, and makes it a priority to focus on unprocessed, wholesome, homemade meals. All of this awesomeness in the kitchen has led to her writing four recipe books, and today I’m talking to her […]

Eggplant Cannelloni {Grain Free Recipe}

Guest post by Dena Norton What’s the first recipe that comes to mind when you hear the word “eggplant”? Eggplant Parmesan, right? And what’s the second? Most of us draw a blank on that one. Well, today I hope to change that. Eggplants hit peak season in the summer and early fall, so now is the perfect time to grab a couple on your next trip to the store or farmer’s market and try something new! I’m a huge fan of Eggplant Parmesan, but this Eggplant […]

20 Nourishing, Whole-Foods Dinners That Kids Will Eat!

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer Y’all, I am far from being the perfect parent. I yell more than I should. At times, I’m addicted to my iPhone. Sometimes, anxiety just plain gets the best of me. And, I’m not spending time reading the Bible nearly as much as I’d like – the perpetual struggle (sigh). So believe me, no obnoxious “mommy pride” from this girl. But can I share with you one teensy, little victory, that my husband and I are probably inordinately proud of? […]

From Chaos to Calm: Finding a Pre-Dinner Routine That Works for Your Family

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer As we head into fall, one of the things that might need some attention and re-working after a more relaxed summer is your pre-dinner and dinner prep routine. This can be a time of day where it’s hard to find a routine because the kids are tired, hungry, stir-crazy from being indoors when the weather’s bad, whiny, clingy and the list goes on. But, having a routine or rhythm in place can really help to make this time more peaceful […]

30 Minute Dinner: Romano Turkey Burgers

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Over the years I’ve learned to start dinner early in the day in order to avoid the stress of cooking with hungry (or cranky) kids around at the 5 o’ clock hour. However, I don’t always manage to do so; on those nights it’s nice to prepare something quick and easy. These Romano Turkey burgers fit the bill perfectly. I do cut a few corners in order to make them fast, such as buying Romano cheese already shredded and […]

10 Easy Meals for when You Forget to Plan

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer We all know that the best way to eat healthy meals while staying on top of your food budget is by meal planning.  This is something that Stephanie has talked about often, and she has even written a book about the subject. However, for one reason or another, there are bound to be times that we fail to plan a meal every once in a while. This has actually happened a lot to me lately!  I am 20 weeks pregnant […]

Ultimate Nachos: 30 Minute Dinner

  Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I am one of those people that actually likes spending lots of time in the kitchen.  Even so, it is still nice to have some quick and easy dinner recipes to fall back on, especially on hot summer days.  And this is one of our favorites! These nachos take no time at all to throw together, but they taste better than any nachos from any restaurant. They are completely customizable to your taste and what you have on hand […]

Chicken Enchiladas and Salad in Thirty Minutes Flat

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I looked at the clock in horror.  How could it be 4:30 already?  My husband would be coming home soon, and I had to feed him and eight kids at 5:00.   What to do? Thank goodness I write for Keeper of the Home.  Knowing I had this “Thirty Minute Dinner” assignment coming up, I had a few ideas swirling around in my head.  All I needed was that golden opportunity, and why, here it was, slapping me in the […]