Cooking with the Moms
To celebrate this year's Super Bowl, we created two deliciously healthy recipes for you, your friends, and your family. The first recipe, Tailgate Chili, is made with two types of beans – Great Northern and red kidney – and is perfect for the vegetarians in your life. Our other recipe for Post-Season Pesto Pizza is bursting with flavor thanks to two of our favorite ingredients: caramelized onions and basil pesto. This recipe is also versatile -- you can use the ingredients and layer them on two 16-ounce Italian bread loaves versus the two pizza crusts. As for who we are rooting for in this year's Super Bowl ... The Patriots (ooops, they didn't even make it into the playoffs this year)!
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Just because it's cold outside (especially here in New England where we live) doesn't mean vegetables are out of season. Cruise the supermarket produce section and you'll see an array of colorful winter veggies – everything from broccoli and Brussels sprouts to snow peas and squash. For today's show, we'll tempt your family's taste buds with two vegetable side dishes: Saucy Spaghetti Squash and Mashed Potatoes & Turnips.
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When our cookbook was released in 2004, we wanted to share our recipes and tips with fellow moms and dads, so we started a series of cooking demonstrations called Meal Makeover Mom Cooking Parties. We traveled the country and met amazing people along the way. Since we couldn't keep up with the travel, we created a do-it-yourself guide -- complete with a sample invitation, suggested recipes, and an FAQ -- on our website. The parties are perfect for mother's groups, PTAs, or a bunch of friends who want to get together to learn and laugh! Some of the recipes we suggest are Corny Salmon Cakes and B.L.T. in a Bowl.
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On today's show, we'll share our best-kept secrets for giving recipes a healthy and delicious makeover. If you think healthy means bland and boring, you'll love our tips and tricks for making your favorite family recipes fast, flavorful and more nutritious than ever. New on our Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen blog is a feature called, Recipe Rescue. Readers send us their favorite recipe and tell us why they want us to give it a makeover. We choose a new recipe every few weeks, give it a rescue and then showcase it on the blog. Two recipes we've "rescued" recently are: Cheesy Spinach Bites a healthier version of spinach balls and Double Strawberry Smoothie Pie, featuring a better-for-you Graham cracker crust.
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