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

23 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Ginger Noodle Salad

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 1 pound cooked white macaroni noodles 2 cups cubed tillamook cheddar cheese 2 cups frozen corn, drained and rinsed 4 pickled eggs*, chopped 2 T grated ginger 4 T heavy cream 4 T mayonaise 1 T brown sugar 1 T soy sauce pinch salt pinch of Chinese five spice   Directions Combine ingredients in a large bowl.   Serve within 48 hours   Note: to make pickled eggs, first, make hard boiled eggs, and peel. Then, put in a bowl of half vinegar and half... read more

Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   A great make-ahead party dish the kids will love!   Ingredients 1 pound cooked sprouted macaroni noodles 2 cups cubed white cheddar cheese 2 cups frozen peas, drained and rinsed 4 hardboiled eggs, chopped 4 T sour cream 4 T mayonaise 1 T brown sugar pinch salt   Directions Combine ingredients in a large bowl.   Serve within 48 hours   read more

Mexican Chef Salad

Thank you to Mothering member butterflyrouge for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey 1 medium onion, finely chopped  1 package taco seasoning 1 can kidney beans, drained 1 bag of mixed salad greens 1 large tomato, diced 1 medium cucumber, diced 1 medium avocado, cut in 1/2 inch pieces 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (Optional dressing of your choice) Salsa of your choice Tortilla chips of your choice   Directions Brown ground beef and prepare according to seasoning directions. Toss remaining... read more

Crazy Moon Salad

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Gluten free, frugal, and perfect for a party.   Ingredients 1 head of iceburg lettuce, cut into 10 wedges 40 cherry tomatoes 1 cup sesame coated cashews 1 bunch of green onions, finely sliced 1 cup blue cheese crumbles blue cheese salad dressing balsamic vinegar (preferably the good kind from the farmer's market)   Directions Arrange wedged pointed up on salad plates.  Also put 4 cherry tomatoes on each plate.   Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and blue cheese... read more

Easy Pea Salad

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 1 12 oz bag frozen peas, thawed and drained 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1 small scallion, chopped 1/2 cup walnut peices 2 T mayonaise 1 T sugar 2T white balsamic vinegar   Directions Combine first four items in a large bowl. Mix mayo, sugar, and vinegar in a small bowl to make a dressing, then pour over the salad. Serves 2 for lunch or 6 as a side dish or 8 in a buffet with lots of other salads :)   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

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

Couscous with Chicken and Carrots

  Thank you to Mothering member Cathlin for sharing this recipe.   Ingredients 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger  1 tsp Kosher salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper  6 carrots, thinly sliced on the bias  2 c chicken stock 1/2 c water 1 c couscous  2 c coarsely shredded chicken  3 tbs olive oil  1/2 c sliced almonds  1/3 c dried dates or raisins  4 scallions, white and light green parts only, sliced   1/2 c chopped fresh cilantro   Cooking Instructions 1) Bring stock and water to a boil in medium saucepan. Add 1/2 tsp of the cinnamon, the... 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

13 Bean Chili

  Sponsored by Bob's Red Mill   Bob's Red Mill 13 Bean Soup Mix contains 14 different kinds of beans - this is good hearty soup at its finest. Try this simple and delicious recipe for 13 Bean Chili. Beans are high in fiber, rich in protein, low in fat, and contain no cholesterol.      13 BEAN CHILI 1-1/4 cups 13 BEAN SOUP MIX 1 lb Ground Beef 1 medium Onion, chopped Garlic , as desired 2 - 8 oz cans Tomato Sauce 1 tsp SEA SALT 1 pinch Pepper 1 - 2 Tbsp Chili Powder Directions Step... read more

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