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

13 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

Thank you to Mothering member mphillips for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   This recipes makes about 30 cookies.   Ingredients 1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter (salted - add 1/4 t salt if using unsalted) 1 egg 1 Cup Sugar   Directions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.   Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir together the peanut butter and the egg, then add the sugar and stir until thoroughly combined. Roll into small walnut-ish sized balls and place on prepared baking sheet.  Flatten slightly with the back of a... read more

Dinosaur Eggs

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 12 hardboiled eggs 5 drops green food coloring 1 cup vingear 3 cups water 1 bunch scallions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, sliced 6 T mayonaise 3 T mustard   Directions Combine food coloring, vinegar, water, scallions, and garlic, in a bowl.  Peel eggs and place into bowl.     Let sit for 2-24 hours.   Slice lengthwise, and remove inner yolks.  Combine mayo, mustard, and yolks in a small bowl, mixing until smoooth.  Scrape int oa plastic bag, seal, and... read more

Gluten Free Mama's Shepards Pie

Thank you to Mothering member southernstormy for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   This recipe is gluten free and primal.   Ingredients 1 head of Caulfilower 1 lb of ground beef 1 lb of cheddar cheese 1 can of tomato sauce 2 tsp onion powder 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp seasoning salt ​ Directions   Brown ground beef, drain, mix in tomato sauce and spices. Place in a square casserole dish Cut cauliflower head into small pieces (1 in or so). Boil until tender Mash Cauliflower by using a potato masher or putting into blender Place... read more

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

Lentil Herb Soup

  Thank you to Mothering member butterflyrouge for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 1 bag dried lentils,rinsed and drained 1 onion, chopped  2-3 sticks of celery, chopped 2-3 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cubes of chicken or vegetable bouillon OR about 6 cups of vegetable or chicken broth 1 tablespoon dried parsley OR 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried sage 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 bay leaf  salt and pepper to taste   Directions In large pot,... read more

Captain's Chicken

Thank you to Mothering member zimsmom for sharing this recipe.    This is one of those dishes that hits the spot every time and it tastes even better the next day!   Ingredients 4 chicken legs (drum and thigh) 1 large can whole peeled tomatoes 1/4 cup raisins 1 onion chopped 1 teaspoon curry powder   Directions Sauté the onions in a 12" pan that has a lid. When the onions are soft, add the chicken. Brown chicken on a medium high heat. When both sides are a light brown, add the canned tomatoes, raisins and curry. Cover and simmer for an hour or... read more

8 Tips for Saving Money on Groceries from the Mothering Community

With food prices skyrocketing we are all struggling to stay on budget. Here are some proven tips from the Mothering community to help keep your grocery bill under control.    Make it Yourself: More often than not, baking or cooking foods from scratch is the most nutritional and cost effective method of feeding your family. You might be surprised how easy and quick it is to make many items you are paying a premium for in your own kitchen: including breads and treats, spice packets, sauces and even butter and yogurt. Try assigning one day a week or month or... read more

$5 Meal Ideas

With food prices going up, finding frugal dishes that fill your family is more important than ever.   We recently asked members of the Mothering community to share their best meal ideas that could be cooked for less than $5 and feed a family of four or more.   Of course, prices are different everywhere so these meals may cost more or less depending on where you are and what kinds of ingredients you prefer.   Enjoy!         Curried Coconut Chickpea Stew shared by avismama24   Ingredients 1 can chick peas 2 medium sweet potatoes 1 cup... read more

My three favorite environmentally and toddler friendly dinners

I admit that I am very lucky.  My toddler will eat pretty much anything that we are eating.  Don’t hate me.  It’s just luck.  And it might not last.  Here are a few of our favorite meals for now.  They are all vegetarian, since eating low on the food pyramid is good for your carbon footprint.  They also all avoid the oven, since it’s the biggest energy hog in the kitchen, other than an old refrigerator. #1 Loaded potato salad:  I microwave the potatoes to save energy and time.  For six potatoes, poke three or four fork holes per potato and microwave ~six... read more

Feeding a Family of 5 on $100 a Week

Can I get a price check in aisle 5? Good food makes me happy. Artisan breads, homemade anything and organic or local produce when possible. We’ve always had a grocery budget, but when my husband suggested we cut our spending to $100 a week I resisted the urge to chuck an heirloom tomato at him. “It’s just for a month,” he insisted. “So we can play catch-up.” When we decided I would stay at home with our three kids, aged 7, 4 and 2, we knew we’d have to prioritize. I’m fine with eschewing a new mini-van for the 1998 sedan we cram two car... read more

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