Menus and Meals for Moms

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The toughest part of getting dinner on the table each week is havnig a game plan! Menus and Meals for Moms gives you a weeky menu and links to the necessary recipes. We also share our own recipes, as well as, favorite recipes from around the web...

What's the one food you could never live without?

What's a treat your kids love that's actually healthy?

What's your best tip for feeding a picky eater?

Please share a link to a photo of a great birthday cake you made or bought.

Aimee Porter

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/200394_1938780915822_1431360543_32235744_5855556_n.jpg I made a beehive cake for my daughter's 7th bumblebee party birthday. It was fun and easy:)
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Can you recommend a great summer snack to feed kids on break or to pack for days at camp? (Please include a link to the recipe.)

Aimee Porter

Carrot Raisin Cookies are my children's favorite sweet snack. They are delicious & healthy! http://www.menusandmealsformoms.com/2011/10/carrot-raisin-cookies.html For savory snacks, you can't beat hummus! My children love it with carrot or celery sticks, pita wedges or on a sandwich! http://www.menusandmealsformoms.com/2011/10/how-to-tuesday-hummus.html
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From peach pies and berry cobbler to lemon shortcake and watermelon popsicles, fruity desserts are perfect for summer. Please share your favorite fruit-based dessert, and include a link to the recipe and photo.

Aimee Porter

I love lemon pie! The tartness and sweetness with a buttery crust. There is nothing quite as delicious on a cold slice on a hot summer day:) http://www.menusandmealsformoms.com/2012/03/too-much-pie-meyer-lemon-pie.html
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What's a family-friendly recipe that would be perfect for a summer or Fourth of July gathering -- whether it's a grilled dish, a simple side or festive treat? (Please share a link to a photo)

Aimee Porter

This is such a quick treat and can be customized to fit any event - just change the colors of the sprinkles to suit your occasion! I'll be serving these to both the adults and children at our Fourth of July gathering:) http://www.menusandmealsformoms.com/2012/05/holiday-ice-cream-sandwiches.html
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What's a great finger food that your kids love? Please include a link.

Aimee Porter

My children love shrimp and are crazy about my Shrimp in Cucumber Cups. When we have had less adventurous eaters over, I fill the cucumbers with veggie cream cheese or a cold spinach dip. They always get eaten quickly! http://www.menusandmealsformoms.com/2012/01/spicy-shrimp-in-cucumber-cups.html
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What's one of your favorite one-pot recipes? (Soup, casseroles, etc.)

Aimee Porter

A one-pot meal prepared in about 30 minutes! Butternut Squash-White Bean Chili with Goat Cheese - An absolute family favorite!
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Do you have a meatloaf recipe (or, for vegetarians, something similar that's meat-free) your family loves? Please share a picture and a link.

Aimee Porter

Vegetable lasagna! So hearty, you'll never miss the meat! http://www.menusandmealsformoms.com/2011/11/vegetable-lasagna.html
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What's your favorite muffin, scone, or bread recipe? Please share a link to the recipe and a photo if you have one.

Aimee Porter

This is our family's absolute favorite this week! My children ask for these daily! Apple Fritter Muffins: http://www.menusandmealsformoms.com/2012/08/apple-fritter-muffins.html
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What's a great recipe that uses cranberries?

Aimee Porter

We love Cranberry-Orange Buns. They are wonderful for breakfast or brunch and can be made the night before and baked in the morning. I love the combo of fresh oranges and cranberries!
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What's your family's favorite way to eat cranberries? Please share a link to your recipe!

Aimee Porter

We love Cranberry-Orange Buns for breakfast or brunch in the fall and winter! Juicy bits of fresh orange combine with sweet, tart cranberries in a cinnamon roll. Irresistible!
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What's your family's favorite Thanksgiving treat? Please link to your recipe.

Aimee Porter

We have Pumpkin Coffee Cake on Thanksgiving morning to get everyone excited about the big day. Its a delcious way to start the day and can be made the day before. It's loaded with pumpkin, topped with a pecan streusel and drizzled with a creamy icing.
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What's your favorite recipe for feeding lunch to a holiday crowd? Please include a link to an image and recipe!

Aimee Porter

I'll have a Southern crowd and will be serving a double batch of these incredible scones to hold off my crowd until the big meal is served. Buttermilk Pimento Cheese Scones will have your guests begging for more (plus - don't tell anyone how simple they are to make:)
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What's a great, freezable dish to bring to a new mom? Please share a link to your recipe.

Aimee Porter

My favorite freezable dish to bring to a new mom is vegetable lasagna. It so hearty and comforting!. It is also a healthier alternative to fat laden cheese and meat centered casseroles. I love to deliver this casserole unbaked with freezing/baking instructions. Add a loaf of french bread and a salad and a new mom will love you!
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