Fey Food

Dinner-Every-Night

Every night brings the challenge of creating a nutritious, quick, and kid-friendly meal. Good thing moms embrace challenges! Here is our collection of go-to’s, as well as a few curve balls to nurture those young taste buds.
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Dirt Cups Made with Apple Cider Ice Cream

It's apple season! Which means apple-cider-everything is back on the top of everyone's mind. Or at least it is in ...
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Chicken Tortilla Soup with Lime Tortilla Strips

Daycare germs don’t often phase me anymore. Having been in the daycare system for six years now, I have a ...
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Fried Green Tomatoes

I am a bad gardener. It's true. But I've never found that to be a good reason to give up ...
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Pad Thai

It is difficult for me to pass over pad thai to order something different if it is on the menu ...
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Baked White Fish with White Wine and Thyme

Before I start, I have to make a confession. When I first made this dish, I used orange roughy. Lesley ...
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Grilled Cod with Garlic Lemon Butter and Lemon Asparagus Orzo

May was busy. Very busy. This one month held Riley's preschool graduation, Maddie's third birthday, a full weekend work event, ...
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Paella and Rice Pudding

I love paella. I've had several different versions, and each was as tasty as the last. However, I've always been ...
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Spicy Chimichurri Turkey Burger

Summer is on it's way! It seems like much too early to say that, but this past weekend boasted temperatures ...
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Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats – Valentine’s Day Style

As I mentioned earlier this week, Valentine's Day is a wonderful holiday. What better time than this holiday to let ...
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Swedish Meatballs with Cashew Pesto Arugula Salad

There is one place on Earth that rivals Disney World for me. It can't match the magic of the Magic ...
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A Finger-Food Christmas

Because the girls aren't big fans of traditional dinners, I decided to have a finger-food Christmas dinner this past year ...
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Rosemary and Balsamic Steak

The week after Christmas each year, the girls' daycare is closed for a solid week. Including the actual holidays, this ...
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Alsatian Tart

I was excited for this month's dinner. Of course, I am always excited for our NHN family dinners, but this ...
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Lasagna Cups

Lasagna is by far one of the world's best foods. It doesn't get much better than the multiple layers of ...
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Chicken and Bacon Pot Pie

Last year I experimented with turkey and rediscovered that any dinner that was wrapped in pie crust is one of ...
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Plastic Baggie Ice Cream

During the summer months, or more honestly half of spring and fall, the girls and I join my mom for ...
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Dad’s Famous Grilled Potatoes

Growing up, my dad didn't cook a lot, but when he did, it was always really good. He typically spent ...
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Cookie Dough Bar

This past weekend, we celebrated Maddie's second birthday with the Nurture Her Nature family. Even as I type that sentence, ...
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Mini English Muffin Pizzas

As moms, we know that dinner sometimes needs to be quick. Between work and activities with the kids, we don't ...
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Fruit Pizza

This is my go-to dessert for any pitch-in occasion. It's easy to make and always a hit. It's also perfect ...
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Mom’s Extra Special Peanut Butter Treats

If I had to describe my diet growing up, I would say that it consisted of beef ramen noodles, Kraft ...
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Palak Paneer with Masala Roasted Cauliflower

Prior to my move to Indiana, I had never had Indian food. It wasn't that the other places that I ...
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Avocado Pasta

This past week, Aldi has had avocados on sale for $0.49 each! I love avocados but the thought of spending ...
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Skillet Florentine

I love spinach. Story, not so much. So I try to sneak it in recipes as often as I can ...
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Hot Dog Bun Garlic Bread

I was pretty proud of myself for this one. Of course, I get pretty proud of myself any time I ...
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Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

It happened today. I walked by the table and noticed that the bananas were almost black. The panic set in ...
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Honey Barbecue Chicken with Homemade BBQ sauce

I've been craving barbecue sauce for quite some time. Typically, I keep some on hand. Barbecue cravings are few and ...
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Overnight Oats

I'm in love with a new breakfast food. For the past several years, nothing has gotten between me and my ...
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Cheesy Pizza Dip

This week at work, we had a pitch-in. Even as I write the word, I can't keep my eyes from ...
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Black Bean Ranch Burgers

Not a huge fan of meat (not to mention it's expensive!), I am forever on the search for new meatless ...
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White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

I'm excited about these. They are delicious, but then, I've always known that. Each Christmas, there is at least one ...
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What to Do with All That Leftover Turkey

This summer, I explored the joys of turkey making. I was nervous, I was dubious, but in the end, it ...
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Easy Crock-Pot Beef Stroganoff

Every time I have the brilliant idea to make this recipe, I remember how in love I am with the ...
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Apple Cider Floats

November has been gloriously warm. So much so that our local ice cream shop has decided to stay open an ...
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Crock-Pot Apple Cider French Onion Soup

There is nothing that hits the spot on a rainy, cold fall day better than a nice big bowl of ...
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Easy Vegetarian Chili

It's that time of year again! The jackets, the scarves, the boots ... but most important, the chili! We have ...
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Black Bean and Salsa Soup

With winter right around the corner, my mind has already turned to soups. I love the warm, flavorful soup. No ...
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Pumpkin and Sage Cream Biscuits

It's time for fall flavors! Pumpkin, squash, sage, pumpkin pie spice. I love it all and am pretty excited to ...
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Everyday Bread

Yes, this bread is pretty ordinary. But, it is bread and homemade, which means it is delicious. There is one ...
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Funfetti Banana Bread

Bananas may just be the perfect fruit for moms. They're cheap, and they are soft enough to ease our choking ...
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Asian Lentil Burgers

I continue to be impressed with lentils. It really is amazing how they absorb the taste of the various ingredients ...
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5-Minute Corn Salsa

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Sometimes the mood for salsa strikes, but time doesn't allow for it. Or sometimes you ...
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Grammy’s Mac and Cheese

My mom makes the best mac and cheese. I'm not bragging. It's just a fact. The ultimate comfort food, it ...
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Fruit Kabobs

Never to shy away from adventures that would make most people exhausted just thinking about them, Lesley and I took ...
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Baked Spaghetti

We are like any traditional American family. Spaghetti is a staple. It's so quick. So easy. And, so cheap! Not ...
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Biscoff No-Bake Cookies

If you have not tried Biscoff spread, you are missing out. You use to only be able to get Biscoff ...
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Black Bean Turkey Quesadilla

Quesadillas are delicious. There is no denying that. One of the best things about them is that they are very ...
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Apple Salad

This was my grandmother's recipe and a dish that I would look forward to her making each time I visited ...
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Cauliflower Tater Tots

On a quest to get your child to eat more veggies? Getting tired of the same old Meatless Monday meal? ...
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Cayenne and Garlic Scalloped Potatoes

Since Maddie has begun eating food, I've noticed a difference between what she will eat and what Riley likes. Riley, ...
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Chicken Suiza Cornbread Bake

The first time I made this dish I wasn't convinced. The ingredients promised potential. How can you go wrong with ...
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Corn Dog Bites

Okay, I'm not even going to pretend like these are healthy. They are just so good and reminiscent of summer ...
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Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

I like salad dressing, but I don’t love it. Usually I have a craving for it, and then it sits ...
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Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is so easy to make and has become a summer go-to for us. Since it is a ...
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Hawaiian Pasta Bake

This one-pot dish is very simple to make. It is one of those recipes I always think will take a ...
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Homemade Pizza

This hands-on dinner is a great way to introduce the joys of cooking. The ingredients are easy to handle, and ...
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How to Roast a Turkey (when you don’t have the right equipment)

Last Thanksgiving, I was given a 12 pound turkey. An odd gift that has been sitting in my freezer ever ...
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Kentucky Potato Salad

Lesley and I just got back from a lovely vacation in Cave City, Kentucky. We stayed in a cabin in ...
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Leftover Rice Cakes

Sometimes you just make too much rice. I like rice. It's tasty. You can make fun dishes out of it ...
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Lentil Burger with Mango Salsa

I've been doing a lot of crafts with the girls that involve lentils. Now, I have a kitchen full of ...
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No-Bake Cookies

This is a quick and easy recipe when your child (or you!) is craving cookies and/or chocolate. I keep a ...
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Parmesan and Basil Orzo

This is a household favorite. It calls for very few ingredients and is adaptable for picky eaters. Cooking with orzo ...
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Pepper Steak Hamburgers

Time to give your hamburgers a boost! With the recent warm weather, we have been eating outside daily, or as ...
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Poppy Seed Potato Salad

I have found that packing a picnic for children in two age groups can be challenging. Just finding something they ...
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Snow Ice Cream

Tired of all the snow days? Has the snow lost its novelty? Try this super fun, easy, and yummy way ...
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Southwest Potato Salad

I started making this salad two years ago after a quest to spruce up my potato salad, and it has ...
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Sweet Potato Fries

Yum, yum, yum! I can't say enough good things about this quick, simple side dish. The kids love them, and ...
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Spinach Enchiladas

This recipe is a staple in our house. I've tried other vegetables but have found the spinach to be the ...
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Tortellini Bake

Spaghetti sauce and Alfredo sauce typically yield two very different dishes. When combined, however, they are nothing short of fabulous ...
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Turkey Pot Pie

The thing about roasting a turkey is that you have a significant amount of turkey meat on your hands. This ...
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Turkey Salad

There are three really great things about this recipe. One, it was so easy to make with very little prep ...
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Yogurt Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Riley and Story are both strong members of the Yogurt Raisin fan club. We made these cookies for our Leprechaun ...
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