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Easy Weeknight Chicken!

Easy Weeknight Chicken!

As we turn the corner on summer and head back to school, easy weeknight recipes become even more important than ever. Marinade recipes, like this one from Layla Lisiewski, CEO and co-founder of The Local Moms Network, are a true timesaver. “I use surgical gloves for...

Six Endless Summer Cocktails

Six Endless Summer Cocktails

There are a few more weeks till Fall (September 23 if you’re counting), so enjoy all the in-season August produce—from juicy peaches and mango to sweet corn and blackberries—you can. One refreshing way to enjoy the rest of summer? Cocktails infused with these flavors....

Easy Mini Lobster Rolls!

Easy Mini Lobster Rolls!

Summer can feel fleeting, but making a few classic summer dishes can create memories that last well after fall. One of the classics? Lobster rolls. This version from Leigh and Alston, the moms behind Habitual Hostess, are miniature, so perfect for bringing to a...

Mexican Street Corn Salad!

Mexican Street Corn Salad!

  This Mexican Street Corn Salad is a crowd-pleaser for any summer barbecue. It lasts in the fridge for a few days, so make extra on the weekend for easy weekday lunches. Can't find cotija cheese in your local grocery store? Substitute feta or parmesan. Thanks to...

Roasted Summer Squash

Roasted Summer Squash

  Recipes that are so simple they get committed to memory are a great #momhack. Especially in summer, getting a few healthy weeknight recipes onto the weekly rotation (particularly if they include seasonal produce) can help make meal-planning a snap. Below, Jo,...

Lemon Yogurt Cake from Kat Can Cook!

Lemon Yogurt Cake from Kat Can Cook!

This recipe was shared by our food contributor, Kathleen "Kat" Ashmore. Follow her on Instagram and TikTok! This lemon cake is sweet enough to be kid-friendly, but sophisticated enough to be perfect for any Spring and Summer entertaining. It works from brunch to...

Freezer Martinis from Habitual Hostess!

Freezer Martinis from Habitual Hostess!

Martinis can be shaken, or stirred, depending on your preference, but one thing's for certain: they're always best served cold. "Freezer martinis ensure this," says Leigh Hansen of Habitual Hostess.  You simply pull the prepped martinis out of the fridge 20 minutes...

Rainbow Cheesecake Recipe!

Rainbow Cheesecake Recipe!

We love this colorful cheesecake for St. Patrick's Day, an alternative to a birthday cake or any time you need to mix up a little cheer. It does need to chill overnight, so grab these ingredients below and click through for the full instructions from food blogger and...

Crunchy Kale Chopped Salad!

Crunchy Kale Chopped Salad!

  A salad you can prep ahead makes weekday lunches or dinners come together quickly. This kale salad from Kathleen Ashmore is served with a super-easy homemade hummus dressing (just combine hummus, olive oil, lemon and salt).  Add grilled chicken or chickpeas for...

6 Cookbooks to Try in the New Year!

6 Cookbooks to Try in the New Year!

If one of your New Year's resolutions for 2023 is to cook more and rely less on takeout, we have you covered. Below, you'll find six of 2022's most popular cookbooks, which will have you eating better, creating memories around family meals and saving money on UberEats...

Three Ingredient Cauliflower Soup

Three Ingredient Cauliflower Soup

  Cauliflower is full of fiber and Vitamin C, making it a powerhouse vegetable for cold & flu season. This 3 Ingredient Cauliflower Soup from Kathleen Ashmore is simple, healthy and delicious — an easy winner in our eyes.      INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp olive oil 1...

Hannukah Latkes!

Hannukah Latkes!

This classic Hannukah Latke recipe can be fried earlier in the day and recrisped in the oven prior to serving—so you can get your latkes ready to go before the kids come home and won't be dealing with hot oil with little ones underfoot. Thanks to dad of two Mike...

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie!

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie!

This Pumpkin Spice smoothie from our contributor Kathleen Ashmore is filled with real pumpkin, banana and almond butter, making it a fast and filling Fall breakfast. We'll be making it all week long with the extra cans of pumpkin we stocked up on for Thanksgiving....

Fall Turkey Chili Recipe!

Fall Turkey Chili Recipe!

This story was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor Kate Bowler of Domestikatedlife.    PUMPKIN TURKEY CHILI INGREDIENTS Olive Oil 1 Large Yellow Onion, Diced 2 Cloves Of Garlic, Minced 1 Lb. Of Ground Turkey 1 Packet Of Chili Seasoning 2 Tsp. Of Paprika 2...

Apple Cider Margaritas!

Apple Cider Margaritas!

  It’s Fall, y’all! If you're mourning the end of summer marg season, you’ll love this tasty transitional cocktail from Alston and Leigh, the talented duo behind Habitual Hostess. Start with a high quality apple cider you can grab when you’re apple-picking. “The...

Weeknight Recipe Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

Weeknight Recipe Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

  If you're dealing with a picky-eating situation in your home, tacos can be a lifesaver. They're one of the most easily customizable meals, so every taste, dietary restriction or other variation can be made without creating a totally separate meal. Babies and...

BLT Panzanella Salad Recipe

BLT Panzanella Salad Recipe

      Late summer is prime tomato season, and this BLT Panzanella Salad from Habitual Hostess is a perfect way to use up your garden's harvest or farmers market haul! BLT Panzanella Salad 1/2 loaf of sourdough bread, cut into 1” cubes (about four cups)6...

Strawberry Ripple Ice Cream

Strawberry Ripple Ice Cream

A new book, Great Scoops: Recipes from a Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop, is a homemade ice cream-making bible, taking you through all the steps you need (including equipment purchases) and supplying endless recipes. In short, if you have making ice cream on your summer...

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