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From baby foods to snacks for teens, find mealtime inspiration from our community cooks.

578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Frugal "Apple" Pie - Made with Zucchini

  Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   This recipe uses zucchini instead of apples to save on money! You'll never know the difference.   Ingredients   filling: 3 large baseball bat zucchini or 4 medium zucchini, peeled, seeds removed, and cut into 1/4 inch squares 1 cup maple syrup or substitute 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cardamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons flour   crust: 1/2 cup shortening or... read more

Halloween Pasta for Kids

  Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   This is fun to make with kids, frugal, and makes an excellent party dish.   Ingredients 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 4 eggs 2 ounces squid ink   NOTE: Do not have kids wear anything irreplaceable during this process. Its quite messy. Directions Mound the flour in the center of a nice big counter top space. Make a well in the middle of the flour, then add the eggs and squid ink. Using a fork, beat together the eggs and ink and start to add the flour... read more

Super Moist Bran Muffins

Thank you to Mothering member MrsGail for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   This recipe is so easy and versatile.  I can whip up a batch in 10 minutes easy, and shower while they bake.  Everywhere I bring them, people want the recipe.  They also freeze well, and last well (and stay moist) when in a covered container. I added both grated apples and blueberries to the batch I have right now.   Ingredients 1 c. wheat bran 1/2 c, oat bran 1 c. flour 1 c buttermilk (I typically put 1 T white vinegar in a glass measuring cup, and fill it the rest of... read more

Spinach Pie

Thank you to Mothering member chispita for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   This was my grandmother's recipe.   Ingredients 500g frozen spinach One of those round containers of cream cheese Parmesan cheese (optional) Medium sized onion, chopped small and sauteed till translucent Salt and pepper 2 eggs: separate one yolk, and mix the other egg and the extra white Filo dough / pate brisee / quiche crust - some kind of dough that won't be too heavy for both a top and a bottom Butter   Directions Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix the... read more

Gluten and Dairy Free Waffles

Thank you to Mothering member jallen12 for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 2 c. gluten free oats 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg 2 tsp. baking powder 3 eggs 2 tbsp. coconut oil ( or any oil will do) 3 c. of non-dairy milk (rice, soy, coconut will all work) 1 medium ripe banana   Directions Combine oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder in a blender and blend until oats become a flour consistency. In a separate bowl combine eggs, oil, milk and banana. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Fire up... read more

Garden Cheese and Nut Trays

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients olive oil 2 good sized zucchini 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup coarsely ground almond flour (you can make your own in any blender but I looooove my vitamix for this part). 1/8 teaspoon salt freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 475 degrees and coat a baking sheet with olive oil. Cut the zucs into 1/4-inch thick round “tray” shaped slices. In one bowl, toss the zucchini trays with the... read more

Dutch Baby Pancakes

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup milk 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon butter maple syrup for serving berries for serving   Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees.   Melt butter in an 9 in ch cast iron pan in the oven. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.  Pour into hot pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick in the middle will come out clean. Serve immediately topped with syrup and berries. Feeds two adults and two toddlers or... read more

Homemade Granola

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 3 cups oats 2 cups coconut chips ½ cup chopped dried white raisins 1 cup chopped dried cranberries 1/2 cup coarsely chopped raw walnuts 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons walnut oil 3 tablespoons real maple syrup 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon pink salt Directions Arrange the racks in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Toss the oats, coconut chips, berries and nuts in a large bowl. Whisk together the brown... read more

English Trifle

  Thank you to Mothering member fmorris28 for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   One of the great things about being part English is getting to taste an authentic English trifle. I've loved this since I was a kid, and so has everyone else I made it for! It's great for a frugal dessert that not only you, but the kids can enjoy making (omit liquor if serving to children).  It's fun, quick, easy, and doesn't take ages to make! This recipe usually makes about 5-10 servings..depending how big your pieces are.   Ingredients 1/2 pound cake in your... read more

Sundried Tomato Salad

Thank you to Mothering member butterflyrouge for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 1 bag of mixed salad greens rinsed and patted dry 1 bag of spinach leaves, rinsed and patted dry 1 8.5 oz. jar sundried tomatoes, cut in 1/2 inch pieces OR 1 3.5 oz.bag sundried tomatoes, cut in 1/2 inch pieces 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds 1 teaspoon dried dill 2 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled (optional) 1 bottle Italian dressing or favorite vinaigrette  1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese for garnish   Directions Combine salad greens, spinach,... read more

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