What recipes are great for families? (Contest-Friendly Weekly Topic Inspiration)

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  1. Simone Smith profile image89
    Simone Smithposted 11 years ago

    What recipes are great for families? (Contest-Friendly Weekly Topic Inspiration)

    Cooking for oneself or for a couple of people is very different from cooking for an entire family. What recipes do you know of that work really well for families (in that they’re good for larger groups or making leftovers, they’re relatively easy, and/or they allows kids and other helpers to get involved)?

    Share them as part of this week’s (contest-friendly) Weekly Topic Inspiration! For title ideas and group support, stop by the official forum thread: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/99416


  2. alliemacb profile image88
    alliemacbposted 11 years ago

    Three simple recipes for delicious chocolate traybakes that your children can help you to make.  These don't involve baking and are very quick and easy. read more

  3. ptosis profile image67
    ptosisposted 11 years ago

    Easy to make, inexpensive ingredients and keeps well unrefrigerated on hot summer picnics. read more

  4. cardelean profile image88
    cardeleanposted 11 years ago

    Looking for a great macaroni and cheese recipe that is sure to please the kids?  This one is fast, easy, delicious, and includes hidden vegetables! read more

  5. alissaroberts profile image80
    alissarobertsposted 11 years ago

    Chicken fajita casserole is a delicious and easy to make recipe that the whole family will love. This recipe includes step-by-step instructions with pictures and several different ways to serve these tasty leftovers. read more

  6. T4an profile image59
    T4anposted 11 years ago

    I love making a huge pot of sauce, homemade meatballs and Italian sausage served on a plate of penne and topped with Romano cheese.  My family loves it and I make so much we have more than enough leftover for the next day.

  7. Austinstar profile image83
    Austinstarposted 11 years ago

    What's good to make for a family meal that pleases children as well as adults? Have you ever met a kid that doesn't like hot dogs? They even like the word, weenie. It makes them laugh. When you combine that with healthy beans, you've got Beanie Weenies! Adults love this recipe for beans and hot dogs too.
    Serve some veggies and a fruit drink for desert and you have the perfect budget friendly family meal! read more

  8. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 11 years ago

    We used to buy Boboli pizza breads, drizzle w/ olive oil and spread w/ Italian tomato paste, then make our own individual favorites w/ assorted toppings.. It was  fun for families (kids and adults) and friends. The salad was also part of a the group effort. It's more fun to eat a custom creation!

  9. viewfinders profile image69
    viewfindersposted 11 years ago

    Date pudding is one of the best healthy recipe for families.

  10. wayseeker profile image85
    wayseekerposted 11 years ago

    This article contains complete written and video instructions for making the authentic Mexican meatball soup known as “Albóndigas.”  This is Mexican family soul food at its best. read more

  11. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 11 years ago

    Delight your taste buds with this easy to follow recipe with pictures, that is packed full of healthy delicious ingredients. read more

  12. rosika profile image78
    rosikaposted 11 years ago

    I submitted this recipe yesterday to Hubpages...I should have submitted it here. My recipe is making the nepali style dumplings with tomato chutney, included is how to wrap the dumplings video.

  13. Mmargie1966 profile image86
    Mmargie1966posted 11 years ago

    Occasionally it is fun to serve finger foods and dips.  It turns meal time into a party and your children will eat healthier. read more

  14. ThePracticalMommy profile image89
    ThePracticalMommyposted 11 years ago

    Looking for kid-friendly, delicious, and easy slow cooker meals? Try these crock pot chicken chili and crock pot meatloaf recipes. read more

  15. cocopreme profile image83
    cocopremeposted 11 years ago

    Here you will find a list of edible foods that glow and foods that look bright under a black light, as well as a recipe for glow in the dark salad and desserts. read more

  16. LauraGT profile image86
    LauraGTposted 11 years ago

    This quick and easy kid-friendly stuffed shells recipe includes healthy additions, like tofu, carrots, and zucchini. Have the kids help prep this delicious every day favorite. read more

  17. Natashalh profile image75
    Natashalhposted 11 years ago

    Discover cooking tips and unconventional ingredients that take macaroni and cheese to a new level of delicious. As a lifelong macaroni and cheese enthusiast, I am confident this recipe will create the most delicious version of this classic you've ever tasted. read more

  18. ptosis profile image67
    ptosisposted 11 years ago

    This inexpensive cold summer recipe can be made from scratch.

    If short on time and don't mind spending the money on fresh salsa in to refrigerated section of your grocery store, (Never! Canned!) then this recipe take minutes to make just peeling and slicing the cucumbers. read more

  19. vespawoolf profile image91
    vespawoolfposted 11 years ago

    Mashed potatoes are a family-friendly dish. But how can you avoid soupy, gooey, lumpy or dense potatoes? Learn 10 easy steps for creamy mashed potatoes every time! read more

  20. Denise Handlon profile image85
    Denise Handlonposted 11 years ago

    Pork Stir-Fry is an easy and budget friendly meal for families.  It's fun to prepare together and takes less than 30 minutes to make. read more

  21. Jenn-Anne profile image75
    Jenn-Anneposted 11 years ago

    This easy applesauce cake recipe is great for kids. Includes suggestions on how to make baking not only a fun experience, but an educational one as well. read more

  22. Melovy profile image92
    Melovyposted 11 years ago

    Quick, tasty and healthy recipes to encourage kids from tots to teenagers to eat breakfast. read more

  23. TamCor profile image80
    TamCorposted 11 years ago

    You don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to make these delicious homemade enchiladas--these are simple to prepare and bake, and it makes a big enough batch for a crowd, or for another meal or two.  These enchiladas are the next best thing to eating in your favorite Mexican restaurant! read more

  24. Sharyn's Slant profile image91
    Sharyn's Slantposted 11 years ago

    Everything looks better when displayed in a glass trifle bowl.  Here you will find a little bit of history and simple, easy recipes sure to impress all of your guests. read more

  25. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 11 years ago

    Need inexpensive ideas for family meals that are also kid friendly? Try baked potato bar with  toppings for family or groups. Also good for your family or group gathering is the taco or hot dog bar! read more

  26. Denise Handlon profile image85
    Denise Handlonposted 11 years ago

    Easy appetizers are fun to make and to eat.  Summer brings an abundance of great fruit and vegetables to offer family and friends when entertaining. read more

  27. alissaroberts profile image80
    alissarobertsposted 11 years ago

    If you are looking for an easy family meal, try this delicious Santa Fe chicken recipe. Includes step-by-step instructions with pictures, a bonus recipe for a black bean side dish, and directions for creating tasty chicken wraps with the leftovers. read more

  28. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 11 years ago

    Moist and juicy boneless chicken breasts served on a bed of rice. From fridge to dinner table in the same amount of time it takes to order a pizza. Easy to follow recipe. read more

  29. Sharyn's Slant profile image91
    Sharyn's Slantposted 11 years ago

    Zucchini and potato pancakes are awesome.  I like to call them ZUPO Griddle Cakes.  Very similar to authentic potato pancakes yet healthier.  It's a family favorite! read more

  30. ChaplinSpeaks profile image93
    ChaplinSpeaksposted 11 years ago

    Do you know what you are serving for dinner tonight? Find out the best ways to plan meals for your busy family.  You will be glad you did! read more


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