Kelli Foster's Recent Articles
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30+ Easy Recipes That Start with Brown Rice
A bag of brown rice = endless dinner possibilities.
Aug 11, 2022
5 Easy Dinners That Start with 2 Pounds of Chicken Breasts
Because, let's face it: we all need new chicken dinner ideas.
Jul 30, 2022
5 Cheap and Easy Dinners That Start with the Freezer Aisle
Thank goodness for these easy frozen staples.
Jul 29, 2022
Watermelon Lemonade Tastes Like Summer
It's the only thing I want to drink right now!
Jul 19, 2022
The Perfect Grilled Chicken Summer Salad Recipe
The ultimate summer winner chicken dinner.
Jul 7, 2022
55+ Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipes For When You Don’t Know What to Cook
Including chicken, pasta, beef, and vegetarian ideas!
Jun 23, 2022
The Insanely Good Creamy Cucumber Salad I Keep Coming Back To
It's a summer tradition I'll be feeding to my family.
May 23, 2022
4-Ingredient Pizza Pockets in Under 10 Minutes
"All it took was a single bite of these cheesy pizza pockets to feel a flood of nostalgia."
Apr 28, 2022
A Week of Yummy Air Fryer Dinners
This week I'm leaning on my air fryer every night for meals everyone at the table (including a toddler!) will love.
Apr 25, 2022
8 Things Parents Told Me to Buy for the Kitchen Before Having a Baby
My time in the kitchen was about to change, and I wanted to be prepared.
Apr 2, 2022
Make This Stick-to-Your Bones Cowboy Casserole, Like, Right Now
When it comes to ultra-comforting, crowd-pleasing bakes, there is nothing better than a cowboy casserole. And in the midst of chilly temps especially, this is a dish you’ll definitely want to keep on repeat in your meal plan. It’s hearty and creamy, packed with lots of melty cheddar and topped with a crispy layer of tater tots. Best of all, it comes together with a short list of basic pantry and freezer ingredients.
Mar 1, 2022
Crispy Cottage Fries Are the Easiest Fries Ever to Make
"I can never resist reaching for just one more."
Feb 23, 2022
A Deliciously Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Proof that there's nothing a packet of ranch seasoning does not make infinitely better.
Feb 10, 2022
For Extra Weeknight Comfort, Make This Creamy Baked Cavatappi
It's like mac and cheese ... but better.
Jan 19, 2022
Mac & Cheese Bites Use Up Leftovers in the Most Addictive Way
The ultimate mac and cheese upgrade.
Jan 3, 2022
An Easy Trick for Perfect Apple Pie
This make-ahead apple pie filling is a game-changer.
Nov 20, 2021
55+ Recipes That’ll Take the Guesswork out of the “What’s for Dinner?” Dilemma
We've got easy options the whole table will devour.
Nov 17, 2021
15 Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes to Make in an Air Fryer
It's the answer to more oven space *and* it makes the crispiest Brussels sprouts.
Nov 15, 2021
Every Single Thanksgiving Recipe You Could Ever Need
From the essentials to the non-turkey mains, sides, pies, and even drinks to help plan a delicious holiday dinner.
Nov 13, 2021
5 Cozy Big-Batch Dinners to Get You Through Fall
You're left with plenty of leftovers for future dinners so you can get a reprieve from cooking.
Oct 24, 2021
Crunchy Sweet Halloween Party Mix That Kids and Adults Will Love
It's the ultimate savory-sweet snack.
Oct 23, 2021
This Instant Pot Potato Soup Is Easy, Creamy, and Loaded with Bacon
It's like a souped-up loaded baked potato. (Get it?)
Oct 20, 2021
Festive and Yummy Halloween Granola
We'll be eating this every morning from now until Halloween.
Oct 12, 2021
A Creamy Chicken Casserole That’s Become My Family’s New Comfort Food
Who doesn't love a good, saucy pasta bake?
Oct 2, 2021
How to Make an Orange Julius Your Kids Will Love (and You Too)
Orange Julius recipes have been floating around for years, but I was always skeptical about them. I thought they could never be as good as the “real thing,” and even though I haven’t had the real thing in at least 25 years, that drink was still on a pedestal in my memory. But I recently tried making an Orange Julius at home. Turns out, it’s not only as good as the “real thing” — it’s better.
Aug 25, 2021
A Week of Healthy, Low-Effort Dinners for Expecting Parents
I’m kicking things off with a week of easy, mostly healthy dinners for my family of two (two and a half?), as we gear up for the arrival of our first baby in a few months. While my eating style — veggie-heavy, wholesome, and comforting food — hasn’t changed much since becoming pregnant (save for my frequent tater tot cravings), I do have less energy at the end of the day now and am much more inclined to seek out low-stress, low-effort quick and easy dinners.
Jul 25, 2021
A Week of Toddler-Friendly Dinners the Whole Family Will Love
I still remember the sweet sense of victory I felt when I cooked one dinner that my whole family — including my toddler — adored and gobbled up. I’m still new to this, but have learned that feeding toddlers is tricky business that requires patience, understanding, creativity, and persistence. These days I put my meal-planning efforts into building a roster of easy dinners that my whole family enjoys.
Jul 11, 2021
5 Dinners Your Toddlers Will Actually Eat, from Michelle Piccolo of Feeding Our Toddlers
If you’ve got little eaters around your table, be it toddlers or bigger kiddos, I can tell you from experience that Michelle Piccolo is someone you want to follow. Soon after her son Jack began eating solids, Michelle focused her cooking efforts on creating wholesome foods for her little eater that were easy, flavorful, and fun. And it wasn’t long after that she started her food blog, Feeding Our Toddlers, to share her dinner ideas with other parents.
May 29, 2021
26 Taco Recipes That Come Together in No Time
The wonderful thing about tacos is that they require more inspiration than actual recipe. Because when it comes down to what to stuff inside tortillas, the sky’s the limit, and you can put as much or little effort in as you like. If you’ve got time, pulled pork, roasted cauliflower, sweet potatoes, or spiced chicken thighs are all good choices for a taco filling.
Apr 19, 2021
5 Lazy Family Dinners that Come Together Incredibly Quickly
There have been many points when I felt totally tired of cooking this year. But now, with the weather warming up and plenty of outdoor memories to make, I’m feeling the cooking fatigue more than ever. And since I can’t totally quit cooking for the week, I’m opting for the next best thing: stacking my meal plan with the easiest and most comforting recipes I know.This week’s dinners require minimal effort (and minimal cleanup!
Mar 16, 2021
10 Little Ways to Use Up Leftover Easter Eggs
Leftovers are the best part of any holiday celebration. For Easter, that means lots and lots of hard-boiled eggs (and ham or lamb). Coming up with easy, delicious ways to eat leftover hard-boiled eggs feels as much a part of the tradition as dyeing the eggs beforehand — or, at least, that’s how it goes most years. This year, for some, eggs are in short supply.
Mar 16, 2021
5 Family-Friendly Sheet Pan Dinners from Andrea Mathis of Beautiful Eats & Things
When it comes to feeding her family of four, Andrea Mathis, the voice behind the sites Beautiful Eats & Things and Little Eats & Things, has a secret weapon that makes dinnertime feel totally doable on the busiest of nights: Sheet pan dinners. The registered dietitian and mom of two regularly slots them into her meal plan, because they’re quick, easy, and everyone’s excited to dig in — who doesn’t love roasted shrimp tacos?
Feb 16, 2021
50+ Family-Friendly Recipes to Solve the “What’s for Dinner?” Dilemma
If there’s one thing harder than deciding what to make yourself for dinner, it’s coming up with easy dinner ideas for your kids. You want to get something on the table that’s fairly quick to make and doesn’t require a lot of effort. And you also want a meal that the kids (and ideally the whole table!) will devour, while contending with food preferences that can ping-pong from week to week. And it can feel even trickier when you have a picky eater on your hands.
Jan 14, 2021
5 Ingenious, Family-Friendly Dinners from Joanna Goddard of Cup of Jo
When it comes to feeding her family of four, Joanna Goddard — the voice and founder of the much-loved lifestyle site Cup of Jo — is all about keeping it simple and ultra-comforting with weeknight dinners that she, her husband, and her small boys can love. Like us, she’s a big fan of Trader Joe’s and happily takes advantage of smart store-bought shortcuts to minimize time in the kitchen, as well as maximize time with her husband and adorable boys.
Dec 17, 2020
The 10 Best Holiday Cookies to Bake with Kids
As a kid, there were few things more exciting this time of year than the annual tradition of baking holiday cookies with my family. From pressing my fingers into dough to make thumbprint cookies and adding the chocolate kiss to the peanut butter blossoms, to decorating sugar cookies and even pouring the chocolate chips into the bowl, there was always a way for me to get involved.
Dec 7, 2020
Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs: Super Greens Smoothie
Because you know, drinking your greens always feels good.
Oct 12, 2020