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One of the final prizes in the Cookbook Contest will be awarded to the best family recipe, however I have seen relatively few contest entries that are explicitly designed to be good for larger groups, capable of producing multiple meals that can be eaten throughout the week, or amenable to assistance from little helpers.
This means that the few good family entries that ARE being submitted have a better shot at winning a final prize than, say, a dessert recipe. Don’t you want to make the most of this opportunity? Even if you don’t win a prize, you’ll be writing on a very searched-for subject!
Here are some search-friendly titles to consider using (search-friendliness is something judges look for):
Easy Family Recipes
Family Favorite Recipes
Family Meal Ideas
Easy Family Meals
Quick Family Meals
Family Meal Planning 101
Family Meal Recipes
The Perfect Recipe for Kids
Kid-Friendly Crock Pot Recipes
Healthy Recipes for Kids
Healthy Breakfast for Kids: 5 Great Ideas
3 Healthy Kids’ Recipes
Healthy Desserts for Kids
Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipes
Healthy Dinners for Kids
Easy Kids Recipes
Easy Recipes for Kids
Easy Baking Recipes for Kids
Easy Cake Recipes for Kids
Lunch Ideas for Kids
Dinner Recipe Ideas for Kids
Breakfast Ideas for Kids
Snack Ideas for Kids
Kids Menu Ideas
Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids
Kid Party Food
Healthy Food for Kids
Healthy Food Recipes for Kids
Make sure that you stop by the official contest page before publishing your Hub to make sure your Hub meets the entry requirements, which include Hub length of at least 500 words and use of only properly-cited and legally-used images[/url].
If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:
1) Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
2) Click the green button "answer this question".
3) Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
4) Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
5) Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
6) After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.
For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.
I came up with a meal that can be easily changed to suit desired flavor, the mood I'm in, or the ingredients I have on hand. I like that it's quick, usually healthy, requires only a few ingredients and doesn't dirty a lot of dishes
http://kleissner.hubpages.com/hub/Healt … ble-Dinner
Here's my latest family friendly meal: Stuffed Shells with Carrots, Zucchini, and Tofu. The hub describes how to make this everyday favorite, gives tips for including the kids in the preparation, and explores the pros and cons of hiding vegetables in kids' food. Enjoy!
http://lauragt.hubpages.com/hub/Kid-Fri … i-and-Tofu
One of my personal favorite recipes - healthy, budget friendly and a family favorite.
http://austinstar.hubpages.com/hub/Budg … mily-Meals
http://chrissieklinger.hubpages.com/hub … -Easy?done
Here are healthy breakfast ideas complete with pictures, video, and great links. Breakfast is an the most important meal of the day for kids yet many parents neglect to make their children a healthy breakfast. These ideas make breakfast quick, easy and FUN!
A two for one? Nicely done, Austinstar! And those are awesome, chrissieklinger!
Here's my hub on my favorite applesauce cake recipe. I didn't think of this as a family recipe until I went to make it and my daughter and her friend INSISTED on helping and then took the preparation over entirely. http://jenn-anne.hubpages.com/hub/Easy- … e-for-Kids
I didn't use one of your titles, but this is a simple and fast meal perfect for busy families.
http://shesabutterfly.hubpages.com/hub/ … nd-Spinach
Fast indeed! I think I've only used cottage cheese in a pasta dish once before. I definitely want to try it again now that I've read your recipe!
Simone, I know what you want and I think I might do something creative with this, since (Ahem!) I'm an excellent cook! (I don't have one cell of shame in my body, do I?) Anyways, how long will this contest last? Because I would have to go to the grocery store, buy the week's menu ingredients and cook for a whole week, take pics, etc. Let me know pleeeeeeease.
The final deadline for submitting entries is June 28th at 12:00pm, so you definitely have time to put together this intriguing Hub! I can't wait to see it! It sounds awesomely efficient and convenient.
Simone, I was thinking about doing a weekly menu for a family of four. Is that too much?! I don't know if I'm on the right track. My idea was taking some of the best low-budget meals of Rachael Ray and adding a twist of my own to make them healthier and replacing some of the ingredients to seasonal ingredients. This is what I do at home anyways, so it comes as a no-brainer. Is this something worth doing? I've got a great menu in mind, lots of variety and pretty healthy, too. Let me know please. I might be overdoing it!
Here is my hub for a tasty chicken fajita casserole dish that the whole family will love. We usually have enough leftovers to make another yummy Mexican inspired meal later on in the week. Here is the link:
http://alissaroberts.hubpages.com/hub/F … -Casserole
Everyone loves fruit so here's one the family is sure to enjoy! Grilled Fruit Fajitas with Avocado Sauce http://kelleyward.hubpages.com/_3u47dtk … cado-Sauce
Baked Macaroni and Cheese Muffin Cups
http://cardelean.hubpages.com/hub/Cooki … uffin-Cups
Simone... Me again!
HELP! I'm trying to do a weekly family meal plan but the format only allows me to use one set of ingredients and cook-time per hub, so I can't plan it out as it's supposed to. I'd like to give readers a choice of doing the weekly or daily menu, as they please. There are some glitches when I try to edit the ingredients, too. It doesn't let me change the heading of that capsule.
Let me know what can be done.
1. Just use the recipe capsules for one of those recipes
2. Use the ingredients capsule for the shopping list of EVERYTHING you need for the entire week (I recommend this)
And I recommend setting cooktime for the average cooktime each meal takes.
It's Time For Smoothies
I hope this is okay. Here I included several delicious recipes for smoothies which are really popular right now.
I hope everyone will check them out.
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … -Smoothies
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … Bean-Chili
I thought I would enter my recipe for Black Bean Chili. I guarantee you that it's one of the most delicious Chili's that you'll ever get to make and enjoy. I think it's the perfect thing for a summer meal. If you like chili you'll love Black Bean Chili
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … Butter-Pie
Today everyone makes the Peanut Butter Pies in the refrigerator but there is a better way. Here I reveal for everyone how to make an Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie and once you taste it I think you'll agree that its the best peanut butter pie that you've ever tasted. I guarantee you it's well worth the time it takes to make and I've included photos and detailed instructions.
A New Entry By Thomas Byers AKA Crazyhorsesghost
Here I tell you exactly how to shuck oysters quickly and easily plus you'll find a delightful recipe for Grilled Angels On Horseback which is oysters wrapped in bacon and grilled on the grill and I provide you with my much sought after Mustard Sauce recipe which is excellent on almost all seafood including Grilled Angels On Horseback.
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … ter-Recipe
If you love oysters like I do you'll love these delicious recipes and you'll know exactly how to get that delicious oyster out of his shell quickly and easily.
Grilled Angels On Horseback
Here's another entry for you. Three great family friendly recipes that are cooked in the slow cooker or crock pot.
A Trio Of Easy Family Meal Ideals. All Three For The Slow Cooker Or Crock Pot And All Delicious.
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … eal-Ideals
Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipes, Fruited Couscous Salad
Okay here I went with one of the suggested titles and I don't know how many people have tried Fruited Couscous Salad but not only is the fruit really healthy but so is the couscous. In case you don't know what couscous is just click the link below and check out what couscous is and check out the recipe for Fruited Couscous Salad. This salad is delicious and kids love it.
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … cous-Salad
With this one I included the Nutrition Facts Capsule so you can see how healthy it really is. Plus some interesting facts about couscous.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
This is one of my all time favorites that I make all the time. If you like Mexican Foods like I do I think you'll agree that this is quite possibly the best bowl of soup you'll ever taste.
I hope everyone gets to make it and enjoy it.
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … oup-Recipe
I love using my Crock Pot, especially on hot summer days to cut down on the heat in my kitchen! Here's my entry: Kid-Friendly Crock Pot Recipes
One of these recipes is a Crock Pot meatloaf made with a Jack Daniels BBQ sauce...soooo good!
I never had much crock pot cooking as a kid, but I can totally see how it's perfect for families!
My contribution to this weeks WTI: Stir fry
http://denisehandlon.hubpages.com/_bj8w … orite-Meal
Hi Simone! Do I only have to click on the contest above my page to participate? Shall I publish my recipe first before I click on the Contest? I know, I feel like an idiot but I don´t want to make a mistake. Thanks for the help.
I got it, I think. I have just published my recipe hub.
http://thelmaalberts.hubpages.com/hub/H … atatouille
Simone, I'm warning you... this is the craziest and longest hub in the history of hubpages. It took me five days... but hey! You wanted a weekly menu for a large family! And I added a little music to it as well, you know... so it sounds like me.
http://klarawieck.hubpages.com/hub/Easy … -Menu?done
http://klarawieck.hubpages.com/hub/Easy … cians-Menu
Easy Family Meals On A Budget: The Starving Musician's Menu
This is a meal plan consisting of main dish, desert, and drink for each day of the week, and for a family of eight. Each meal has an inspiration and a soundtrack to go with it. ENJOY!!!
Sorry, I posted this earlier but forgot to include one of the pictures.
Easy Recipes For Kids, Hot-Dogs
Okay lets try this one.
Three easy hot dog recipes for kids.
All three recipes include hot dogs and kids love hot dogs.
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … s-Hot-Dogs
All three recipes are quick and easy recipes to make for kids and I've tried all three recipes on thousands of kids and they all loved them.
I hope everyone enjoys these.
Large meal. Feeds 16 ----> http://sunshine625.hubpages.com/hub/Sun … gna-Recipe
The 10 Best Hotdogs In The World And Hot Dog Information
Okay here's another.
If your looking for the 10 best hot dog recipes in the world here they are and I'm sure everyone will find a hot dog they love here.
I promise you'll find some of the most unusual hot dogs in the world here.
My favorite out of all of them is the Chicago Style Hotdog. Until you've had one of those you've never really had a real hot dog.
Now Here's The Link
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … nformation
How To Use Eggs To Feed A Large Family Or Group Quickly, Easily, And Cheaply.
Okay here's an ideal for feeding a large family or group quickly, easily, and cheaply. You'll find several recipes and lots of ideals for using eggs.
When I feed large families or groups that are on a budget I quite often use eggs because I know I can feed them a delicious meal quickly, easily, and cheaply by using eggs.
Here's The Link
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … -Cook-Eggs
My contribution to this week's topic inspiration is gluten free family meal recipes using tapioca(cassava) from Kerala. Hope you enjoy these heritage recipes
http://radhikasree.hubpages.com/hub/Glu … rom-Kerala
I decided on Easy Stacked Enchiladas AND a Homemade Sauce as family recipes to share. I strongly feel that you can't have one without the other!
http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com.hub/Sta … made-Sauce
Here is my contribution to Family Meal Ideas. It is my mothers spring rolls recipe that I kept for myself until today.
http://thelmaalberts.hubpages.com/hub/F … s-Pedia´s Crunchy-Spring-Rolls
I must have done something wrong as this link is not existed when I click on the link. I´ll try again.
http://thelmaalberts.hubpages.com/hub/F … pring-Roll
I don´t know what happen. My link does not exist when I click on it. I´ll try again.
http://thelmaalberts.hubpages.com/hub/F … pring-Roll
I tried to view the recipe of your previous post (Arlene V Poma). That link is also not working.
Thank you, radhikasree. I placed the slash in the wrong place.
http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/Eas … made-Sauce
I've fixed the URL in your post. There was an apostrophe in it.
It's not taking, so I'll come back as suggested or report this to ADM. Auggggh!!! But thanks again for catching this error.
Oops Arlene - That link still isn't working so here it is for Easy Stacked Enchiladas Using Homemade Sauce:
http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/Sta … made-Sauce
They look terrific Arlene! Yum!
Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole
http://rmcrayne.hubpages.com/hub/Fast-E … -Casserole
Favorite Chicken and Rice Casserole. Easy to prepare classic family- and budget-friendly meal. Simple, but hugely satisfying. Easy entry for a large family, or great to have leftovers.
Saved by k! Thank you! It's been such a long time since I've done a recipe, so I didn't know what I did wrong except change the title in the middle of writing this up. Many thanks! I'll stick to the original title from now on. Trying to figure this one out is brain overload for me. DOUBLE D-U-H for me!
Curry And Delicious Curry Recipes
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … ry-Recipes
Kids love curry especially the chicken curry and it can be made rather cheaply compared to a lot of other dishes. You can double the ingredients in the chicken curry recipe and feed a lot of people.
I hope everyone likes this one.
Why not try both recipes and let me know what you think.
Hi Simone--I managed to get 2 family recipe hubs done this week. Hey, maybe food is my forte'
http://denisehandlon.hubpages.com/hub/E … izers?done
Here's a fun and healthy tortilla pizza recipe:
http://simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/Fun-Tort … zza-Recipe
Hi everyone! I'm floored by the awesome family recipes you've shared this week. Since there are still a couple days left of the Cookbook Contest, I've made the latest WTI challenge contest-friendly once again. This week's theme: budget-friendly meals. Stop by the forum thread and join in!
Simone--I was sure I had posted mine on here Saturday, but I don't see it now...does it have to be on here to be in the contest? I did it following the guidelines, using the recipe hub format, and answering the question...
I can't figure out why it isn't showing up on here?
Aunt Lynette’s Chicken Patties
http://rmcrayne.hubpages.com/hub/Aunt-L … en-Patties
Family recipe for delicious fried chicken patties. Similar to salmon patties, only much more tasty. Make oodles of small patties for large dinners, or larger ones as the meat entrée for smaller family meals.
How To Make Monte Cristo Sandwiches Tutorial. Kids Love These
These are wonderful sandwiches and I can tell you kids love them. I made them last weekend for 300 girl scouts and they loved them. As did the staff. I did not include the turkey on the ones for the girl scouts but they are delicious with the turkey also.
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … s-Tutorial
Simone I am sorry but I accidentally posted in your other thread. It would not let me delete it. Can you please delete the other post. Thanks.
Delicious Homemade Corn Chowder
Every year I can hardly wait for my corn to get ready so I can make this delicious soup. I even reveal the secret to this soup that people have tried to get out of me for years. Well now the cats out of the bag.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … rn-Chowder
Thanks everyone for reading my recipe entries. I appreciate it.
Easy Recipes For Kids, Desserts, Chocolate Cake In A Mug
I just ate one of these plain with a cup of hot coffee and believe me it was wonderful. So wonderful I want another but I'll try to contain myself for right now.
These little cakes are easy to make. In fact so easy to make that almost any child 12 years of age should be able to make them. Just caution them the cake does get really hot.
With vanilla ice cream you won't find a better dessert any where.
http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hu … e-In-A-Mug
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