Mealtime Mama: Cooking with foil for easy clean-up

homestyle chicken packets

Happy Monday, mamas. One of the things we’ve noticed about our fellow moms is that some of us don’t mind cooking but HATE the clean-up process. So if you’re in that group, you’re going to love this recipe we found on the Harps website in their section for healthy recipes. This dish involves cooking inside [...]

Mealtime Mama: Breakfast Quesadilla

breakfast quesadilla pic

Happy Monday, mamas. I think we can all agree that mornings (especially school day mornings) can be fast, furious and frustrating. So we’re all for finding ways to get the day started with a quick but healthy breakfast that no one whines about. This breakfast quesadilla recipe fits the bill. It’s a great way to [...]

Mealtime Mama: Breaded Oregano Chicken

oregano leaves

We think a good recipe for breaded chicken is a must-have. It’s a crowd-pleaser for even the pickiest eaters and it’s easy to pair it with rice, potatoes and/or any type of vegetable. Add a multi-grain roll to the plate and you are DONE — a simple, comforting plate of food perfect for a warm, [...]

Mealtime Mama: Slow Cooker Fresh Veggie Lasagna


Happy first Monday of the New Year, mamas! Do you know what you’re making for dinner tonight? If not, here’s a recipe we found on the Harps website that made our mouth water when we read the directions. This Slow Cooker Fresh Veggie Lasagna will make you feel like you’re eating something naughty but the [...]

Mealtime Mama: Creamy spinach bowtie pasta

classico sun-dried tomato alfredo

Mamas, I’m not sure where this recipe originally came from but I do know it’s GOOD and it’s crazy easy. I got it years ago from my friend Amy who said it was one of her “go-to” quick dinner recipes. I made it the other day and my 12-year-old son, who usually hates all things [...]

Mealtime Mama: Simple summer pasta

angel hair pasta

Happy Monday, mamas! I never met a noodle I didn’t like, but this new pasta recipe has made it on to my LOVE-IT list. I spotted a similar recipe on the Food Network’s website and made a few changes to suit my family’s taste. Hope you like it, too. Angel Hair with Tomatoes & Basil [...]

Mealtime Mama: Two low-carb pancake recipes!

edna mae's

If you love pancakes, but don’t love all the carbs, here are two low-carb pancake recipes to check out! These recipes are from two local moms with children who have Type 1 diabetes. For each carb their child eats, they must inject life-saving insulin. This first one is from Veronica Lynch: Banana Pancakes One egg [...]

2 Recipes for that Meat and Potatoes Guy (or Girl)


Long before there was a Food Network, Christa Roy of Springdale was taping her own cooking segments with the help of her two younger sisters who served as culinary assistants. Christa’s mother still has the cake-making video her oldest daughter made illustrating how to, as the instructions say, “mix well by hand.” Her mother walked [...]

Mealtime Mama: Freeze half of this Sloppy Joe recipe

go west logo

By Tara Burghart of Go West Young Mom This recipe for amazingly delicious sloppy joes comes from my mother-in-law, who is a wonderful cook. Trust me, after you eat these, you will never want to see sloppy joe sauce out of a can again — let alone eat sandwiches made from it. But it’s a [...]