Ask a Nurse: Easy Skillet Meals

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Pamela is an RN, MSN/Ed. Pamela is a mother of 6 amazing children ages 11 to 24. She is a nurse educator and loves to travel overseas to work in medical clinics and teach health-related topics to schools and communities. She has been married to her best friend, Steve, for 29 years. She has many different interests including reading, writing (NOT arithmetic!), baking, teaching, and spending time with her family. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two youngest daughters. To … [Read more...]

Madame Deals Meals

    I am a working mom living life "within" the budget. I have three kids and two job and less than 15 minutes each night to get something on the table. I needed to figure out ways to feed my family healthy meals in a snap. I am not a chef I am just a mom on the mission to provide the best I can for my family one meal at a time. I try each Wednesday to cook something different. … [Read more...]

Salmon for Dinner

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 Last week we made fruit salad. It was a huge hit. You can replicate our easy fruit salad. It actually was such a hit the kids asked me to help them make it again. We decided to have sandwich night. We love Salmon.We toasted bread and applied cream cheese. The we put on cucumbers and red onions on the toast. We topped it with the salmon. It is easy to make and healthy. The kids are able to easily help and the ate every bite! It is so hard to be successful with three children but this is one … [Read more...]

Gourmet Pancakes

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What's for dinner Wednesday. The answer is anything I can find that is quick and healthy. It is a balancing act to work out of the house and cook dinner. The actual act of fun comes with doing it all with three children under 7 under my feet. When times are tough I run to my cabinet and offer breakfast for dinner. I love these archer farms pancake mixes at $3.00 I can feed the family by adding some milk and eggs to their mixtures. We love the apple pancakes and the raspberry chocolate variety. … [Read more...]

Veggies with Feta

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It is spring and the veggies are everywhere. How do you make a quick meal that is filling and yummy. I chopped red peppers and red onions and mushrooms. I placed the olive oil in a cast iron pan and I cooked the veggies. In another pan I steamed the asparagus and the squash. It took ten minutes until both were tender. I placed both together and sprinkled on some feta cheese.  The meal was amazing. We used our leftovers with chicken the next day for lunch. It was just yummy and healthy. … [Read more...]

Chicken Pockets Recipe

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The first step is to brown chicken in olive oil. Then slowly add in chopped mushroom and fresh spinach. I then take a loaf of uncooked french bread and spread it out. I place cottage cheese or ricotta cheese and spinach inside it. Then add the chicken and mushrooms and create a clam. Then you will need to bake the pocket in accordance with the uncooked bread it is usually around 15 minutes at 350 degrees. … [Read more...]

Quick Pizza

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I do not pretend to be a cook. I do however have to cook. I love to make quick healthy dishes in minutes because with three kids I only have minutes. This is a favorite of ours. The photo was taken by my son. We love our cheese and bread. We love to make our own pizza. The easiest and most inexpensive way to do so is grab your dutch oven. We then place in a loaf of Italian bread or a baguette. We then put some sauce on top and cheese. If we have veggies on hand we throw those in under the … [Read more...]

Working Mom: What’s for Dinner.. coupons?

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I am a working mom who has a husband that often travels for a living. We have a deal that when he is on travel I can order in. Whoa you say. How is that in the budget? Well, it used to not be and that was before coupons. You maybe thinking I am talking about coupons for the grocery store but I'm not. I am talking about coupons for meals out. My husband gets a per diem when he travels. We have a deal that he will buy his food for very reasonable prices and the money leftover can be used  for me … [Read more...]

Working Mom- What’s for Dinner?

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Well it has to be quick, cheap, and easy. This only applies to cooking not shopping. I enjoy making healthy meals while staying within our budget. I made Salmon with Pan fried potatoes and steam Asparagus. The salmon was $6.00 I brushed it with olive oil and pesto on my husband's fish. My son can't have nuts so I only used olive oil on his and mine. I baked it at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until it was pink. Then I chopped potatoes from the bag I bought two weeks ago for $1.00. I threw in … [Read more...]

Working mom? What's for dinner? The remake

Okay so my resolution was to stop wasting time.. So I am going to focus on making every minute count. Making Every Meal Count is something that I am going to accomplish. I made a chick on Monday and I will remake this chicken on Wednesday night. It will become chili. Why? Well, I have a stockpile of beans and a crock pot. INGREDIENTS: 16 oz or so of canned white beans 2 large onions, chopped 1 stick unsalted butter 1/4 c all-purpose flour 3/4 c chicken broth 2 cups half and half 1 tsp … [Read more...]