• French Toast Soldiers

    by Amanda Haas

    Could your family's breakfasts use a boost? This sweet and scrumptious strawberry french toast will have your kids eager to sit down at the table and dip!

  • Cure-All Irish White Onion Soup

    by Niamh Farnon

    This creamy soup makes a great healthy lunch and is amazing value for money! My mom, Granna Anna, has made this for years, as have I; it’s absolutely delicious, and the cloves of garlic are great for keeping colds at bay.

  • 21 Amazing Pancake Recipes

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    Ever wanted a cookie for breakfast but knew you couldn't possibly eat that kind of "meal" in front of the kids? From fruit-filled to chocolatey, here are 21 pancake recipes you'll love to (and can) indulge in together at breakfast. Bon appetit!

  • Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken Tenders

    by Amanda Haas

    Who says chicken fingers need to be greasy and fried for your kids to enjoy them? Not this mom! This version, made with lean chicken breast tenders and panko breadcrumbs, is crisp, crunchy, moist, and delicious!

  • 12 Pantry Staples that Make Mealtimes a Breeze

    by Kate Stahl

    Whether you're short on time or drawing a blank on dinner ideas, having some basic staples in your kitchen pantry can really make cooking for your family easier. Click through to find out which 12 essentials you should always keep in the house.

  • Pork and Mango Stir Fry

    by Amanda Haas

    Looking for the perfect weeknight meal? This sweet, flavorful stir fry, which takes just ten minutes to come together, is it!

  • Family Recipes: 20 Best Slow Cooker Meals

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    When you're busy mom, there just isn't enough time in the day for everything you want to get done – which is exactly why slow cooker meals are a life saver! From Moroccan Chicken to Ravioli, click through for a variety of delicious crock pot dinners.

  • Crunchy Homemade Maple Granola

    by Amanda Haas

    Looking for a versatile snack that doubles as a tasty breakfast? Look no further than this homemade granola. It's perfect sprinkled on yogurt with fresh berries or gobbled by the handful.

  • Grilled Peanut Butter Banana Fingers

    by Amanda Haas

    My family will eat anything between two slices of bread if it’s been grilled! Here’s our favorite treat: a peanut butter and banana sandwich, taken to the next level. You'll be in heaven!

  • Making Fairy Cakes: Rainy Day Baking with Kids

    by Niamh

    This basic fairy cake recipe is a perfect rainy day activity and a great way of introducing young kids to baking. Give them free reign to mix the ingredients in any order and decorate as they please — they'll still taste great!

  • 15 Hot Lunchbox Meals for Cold Weather

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    Bring out the thermos! On cold winter days, warm food makes for a soothing school lunch. We've rounded up 15 kid-friendly hot dishes — from savory soups to comforting pastas — that'll stay deliciously flavorful and toasty 'til lunch.

  • 80 Amazing Kid-Friendly Recipes

    by Sarah Lipoff

    Inspired to cook something new in the kitchen? From 30-minute pasta recipes to slow-cooker dishes that take only minutes of prep work, these quick and easy kid-friendly recipes are sure to become new family favorites.

  • 24 Freezable Dishes to Bring New Moms

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    One of the best gifts to give a new mom is food. Here, moms share fabulous freezable and easy to re-heat meals to bring new moms. From casseroles and soups to BBQ Pork sliders, there's something perfect for every new family!

  • Recipes for a British-Inspired Tea Party With Friends

    by Emily Bibb

    When it's cold out, what better way to woo your friends over for a chat than a fun tea party with hot drinks and tasty treats? From finger sandwiches to easy scones, we've rounded up 11 great recipes for a tea party -- click through to plan a perfect menu!

  • Easy to Make Peppermint Patties (VIDEO)

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    Peppermint patties are a perfect kid-friendly treat for the Winter season. And with only four ingredients, they're surprisingly easy to make!

  • 6 Party Foods to Avoid While Pregnant

    by Rebecca M Gruber

    The food at holiday parties can be so appealing that it's sometimes hard as a mom-to-be to remember that there are some big food no-nos on the table as well. Enjoy the holidays, and a healthy pregnancy, by being aware of these six foods to avoid.

  • 17 Festive Non-Alcoholic Drinks

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    Peppermint eggnog, carmel apple cider, nutella hot chocolate...yum! There's nothing like a festive drink to put you in the holiday spirit, and we've rounded up 17 delicious ones you can enjoy with your kids. Click through to whet your thirst!

  • Homemade Holiday Gifts: Vanilla Extract and Other Ideas

    by Janelle

    Instead of spending tons of money on gifts, I spend my time creating goodies in my kitchen. Here's my easy recipe for homemade vanilla extract, plus 8 more gift ideas your friends and family will love and that you can pull together for pennies!

  • 19 Fun Snacks from "The Cookbook"

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    We're always looking for new ways to make food appeal to our kids, and we're clearly not the only ones. These 19 playful snacks and sweets shared by moms are fun visual treats that get kids excited about both eating and creating in the kitchen!

  • 5 Embarrassing Mistakes to Avoid at Your Next Holiday Dinner Party

    by The Domestic Life Stylist

    If you're planning on entertaining this holiday season, check out this checklist of common mishaps— before the guests arrive!

  • 15 Pasta Entrees for Holiday Dinners

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    Tired of turkey or ham on holidays? Here are 15 pasta dishes to serve instead, or as a complementary side dish. From traditional mains like lasagna to more unique dishes like pasta shells stuffed with squash, there's a festive dish here for everyone.

  • 40 Fabulous and Unique Birthday Cakes

    by Rebecca M Gruber

    Party time! Whether you whip up cakes from scratch or bring your vision to the bakery, these fabulous cakes — including butterflies, magician hats, airplanes, and even royal crowns — will give you a ton of inspiration for your child's next celebration.

  • 9 Unique Hostess Gifts Moms Love

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    If you aren't sure what to bring to a friend or family member's gathering, check out these nine unique treasures shared by our members and bloggers. Some are simple DIYs, others are quick purchases, and all make considerate gifts your hosts will love!

  • Kid-Approved Roasted Broccoli

    by Amanda Haas

    Who said kids won’t eat broccoli? I can get almost any child to eat this version!

  • 25 Holiday Favorites from "The Cookbook"

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    Mom bloggers are sharing everything from must-eat appetizers to tempting, allergy-friendly desserts in the new Circle of Moms Cookbook. This selection of 25 of their most mouthwatering dishes will whet your appetite for the approaching holidays!

  • Simply Tasty Chicken Pot Pie (VIDEO)

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    Looking for another way to make chicken pot pie, or trying it for the first time at an upcoming holiday dinner? Here's how to make a simple yet tasty chicken pot pie from scratch in just four steps.

  • 12 Family Favorite Thanksgiving Desserts

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    From a crunchy pumpkin cake and allergy-friendly pumpkin ice cream to "Thankful Cupcakes," we're sharing 12 scrumptious and family-tested Thanksgiving desserts to enjoy this holiday. Don't miss the adorable Turkey pops!

  • 10 Cute Cookie Cutter Sets for Kids

    by Lisette Mejia

    So long circles and stars! From kicking "Ninjabread Men" to classic Sesame Street characters, these creative cookie cutters take baking to a whole new level of fun for kids. Click through with your kids and let them pick!

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pumpkin

    by Susan

    My kids don't always eat their veggies, but they (and my whole neighborhood) love these nutrition-packed cookies!

  • Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Lemon

    by Amanda Haas

    Unless I’m making my grandma’s green bean casserole, we like ’em simple around here. The secret to this kid favorite veggie dish is finding fresh, crisp beans.

  • 11 Perfect Pies for Fall

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    There's nothing like a warm slice of freshly baked pie to brighten up a chilly fall day. Here, we've rounded up 12 scrumptious mom-tested pie recipes that are perfect for the holiday or any day— including apple, pecan, sweet potato, pumpkin, and more!

  • Food from 50 States

    by Anna Monette Roberts

    From the California Cobb Salad to the Alabama Fried Apple Pie, there's a signature dish for every state. Click through to learn the stories behind yummy eats from every state— and to whet your children's appetite for exploration!

  • 11 Turkey Recipes to Try This Year

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    Whether you're looking for a fabulous new Thanksgiving turkey recipe this year or just want to know how to make a traditional bird in your slow cooker, these eleven ideas, from deep fried to slow-cooked, are all tried and true!

  • Mexican Skillet Casserole

    by Amanda Haas

    This old-school, cheesy, meaty casserole is the most-requested recipe on my website and a favorite in my house! It's quick, well balanced, and delicious!

  • Picky Eater Lunch Ideas

    by Amanda Morin

    It can be hard to pack a lunch when your child only likes a few things. Here are four suggestions from moms whose kids won't eat typical lunch box fare.

  • How To: Serve Delicious Deviled Eggs

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    With the flood of holidays fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about what food to serve. Deviled eggs are a classic holiday tradition in many families and they're surprisingly easy to make. Here's how, in four easy steps.

  • Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

    by Amanda Haas

    Pulled pork is outstanding, but pulled chicken is a perfect fast substitute on a weeknight. Everyone will go nuts for this scrumptious sandwich!

  • 15 Ways to Spice Up Your Fall With Cinnamon

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    Nothing says Fall like the smell and taste of cinnamon! From pumpkin spice cupcakes with maple cinnamon frosting to apple cider baked donuts, these 15 recipes are all delicious ways to enjoy the spice of the season with your family.

  • How to Make Halloween Cake Pops (VIDEO)

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    If your kids roll a ball of Play-Doh or dip their fries in ketchup, they can help you make some very festive cake pops! See how unexpectedly easy it is to make and decorate them in our video, here.

  • 10 Candy Rules for After Trick-or-Treating

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    After all the trick-or-treating excitement is over, what ground rules should you set for how the mountain of candy is consumed? From swapping treats for toys to playing a super special game of Candy Land, here are 10 smart ways to deal with all the sugar.

  • A Caesar Salad Dinner

    by Amanda Haas

    This is a fun, flavorful twist on your classic Caesar salad and it comes together in minutes. With some grilled meat, chicken, or shrimp on top you have yourself a delicious dinner!

  • Creepy Cupcakes for Halloween (PHOTOS)

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    Whether you start from store-bought or homemade cupcakes, your family will have a blast decorating these creepy creations.

  • 7 Ways to Make Breakfast Fun

    by Tina from Shopaholic Mommy

    We all know that a healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The problem is getting kids to eat it. Here are some creative and healthy new breakfast ideas my own kids not only love to eat but also enjoy helping to make!

  • 12 Easy, Kid-Friendly Slow Cooker Dishes

    by Sarah Lipoff

    Lasagna, Mac and Cheese, Chicken Parmesan...yum! Only a few minutes of morning prep work are needed for these kid-friendly slow cooker dishes, making them perfect dinners for busy days.

  • 17 Spook-tacular Halloween Cake Pops

    by LilSugar

    Skeletons, spiders and bats, oh my! The countdown to the spookiest night of the year is officially on. These fun cake pops are definitely more sweet than spooky, but they're sure to put big smiles on your kids' faces. Click through to see them all!

  • Pasta with Caramelized Onion Sauce

    by Amanda Haas

    Looking for a different and seriously simple way to dress your pasta? Look no further than this easy, velvety shallot sauce, which is sure to be an instant family-favorite!

  • 7 Meals the Babysitter Can Make

    by The Circle of Moms Editors

    Wondering what to serve for dinner when the sitter's watching your kids for the evening? We've rounded up seven recommendations from real moms on meals that come together quickly, and won't meet any resistance from the little ones.

  • One Pot Chicken Curry

    by Amanda Haas

    This delicious one-pot meal uses shredded rotisserie chicken for an inexpensive weeknight dinner you can make in under 30 minutes. But you can use whatever protein you’d like— chicken, shrimp, tofu, or a combination.

  • 10 Quick, Easy, and Healthy Grab-and-Go Snacks for Kids

    by Sarah Oliver

    You know how it is, you’re running out the door on to the next fun thing and you remember you need to grab a snack for your little one. This seems easy, but sometimes it can be hard to come up with something on the fly. Here are ten easy ideas.

  • Creamy Broccoli and Potato Soup

    by Amanda Haas

    Fall is in the air! This soup is perfect when the weather turns chilly. The creamy texture and vibrant green color make it fun and appealing to my kids. Make a batch on the weekend and reheat on a busy weeknight — it only gets better!