Top 5 easy dinner recipes for your busiest weekdays.

My favorite busy weeknight dinner solutions.

Quick ‘n Healthy Round Up: Tacos

Tasty taco recipes for every day of the week!

Everyday Pancakes

Simply pancakes and many ways to have them

{recipe} Quick ‘n Healthy Roundup: Oatmeal

Nutritionally speaking, there's nearly no better way to start the day than with a warm bowl of oatmeal. Still there? I realize that starting a post with "nutritionally speaking" isn't the best way to draw you in, but I speak the truth. Oatmeal is super healthy. And I bet that's exactly how you think of it—as a health food—because it can be hard to turn good old fashioned oats into a mouthwatering meal, especially when you're moving fast on weekday mornings. And who pulls out oatmeal for a special weekend breakfast? You, that's who! At least you will after checking out my ideas for how to turn oatmeal from tasteless glop to scrumptious power breakfast. (more after the jump)

{recipe} Quick ‘n Healthy Roundup: Pesto

Green Olive & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto The fall/winter busy season has begun: back-to-school, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the rest. For some, ahem, you can throw in kid birthdays, too. I've got two that flank the holiday madness—one next week and the other on January 5th. Though I love this time of year and all of the fun excuses to cook, celebrate, be with family and friends, it requires a great deal of planning and self-control to keep from going totally insane. I created this mini-series of quick and healthy recipe roundups to help you build an arsenal of easy, go-to dishes and dinner solutions that I hope will save you from take-out when thing get busy. You know that I'll proudly call grilled octopus family-friendly (hey, I ate it regularly as a tyke!), but I'm focusing this series on foods more commonly accepted as family-friendly. I kicked things off with a homemade pizza round-up and now we're onto pesto. (more after the jump)

{recipe} Quick ‘n Healthy Roundup: Homemade Pizza

The kids have been back to school for one, two, maybe even three weeks. You in the swing of things yet? HA! Yea, me either. Which is why I'm working on a mini-series of Quick 'n Healthy Roundups. During super busy and transitional times like back-to-school and the upcoming winter holidays, I especially rely on quick go-to recipes that I know everyone in the family likes. This series is about sharing those recipes by category so that you can rely on—and easily find them—too. Because without these recipes, I'd surely fall back on take out and eggs. Oh, wait. Eggs are great. In fact, look for Quick 'n Healthy: Dinner Eggs coming soon. Either way, you get the point. The first in my series is on homemade pizza. (more after the jump)