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50 Best Recipes for Moms

Got plans for dinner? How about grilled fajitas with chili and chocolate pecan pie bars for dessert?

No, we’re not going out to eat. These are all tasty goodies you can whip up yourself in no time. Believe me, if I can cook, so can you.

Until fairly recently, I was a hazard in the kitchen. I burned mac and cheese and couldn’t even manage to cut a bagel without a trip to the E.R. But the desire to serve my kids a homemade family dinner has inspired me to keep practicing. I’m by no means a competent cook, but I can at least whip up an edible dinner a few nights a week. And I haven’t set off a fire alarm once this week!

I rely on a couple of trusty cookbooks to guide me, but mostly, I get my inspiration online from other mothers. They’ve tested out recipes and know what works for busy families (with picky eaters).

For example, just this week, Babble’s Family Kitchen bloggers came up with “the easiest, healthiest, most indulgent” and more recipes guaranteed to get you out of the “What’s for Dinner?” rut.

To make it easier for you to find what works for your family’s needs, the list is divided into five categories:

Top 10 Under 30 Minutes – Doesn’t Ravioli Lasagna sound good?

Top 10 Healthiest Dishes – Kale Chips taste so good, your kids won’t even know they’re also good for their health.

Top 10 Dishes for Picky Eaters – The Watermelon Hedgehog is guaranteed to please the little ones (see picture).

Top 10 No-Hassle Dishes – Want some Lemon Dilled Grilled Salmon?

Top 10 Desserts – Who can say “no” to Two Bite Brownies?

Now if this collection of recipes doesn’t inspire you to cook some delicious family meals, I don’t know what will. Give it a try and report back. Also, we’d love to hear about your favorite recipes.

Photo: watermelon.org

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