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Old School Eggplant Parmesan

Old School Eggplant Parmesan

Serves: 4

Time: 15 mins prep + 30 mins cooking

Reheats: Needs extra sauce

Kid Friendly Tasks: Adding Cheese

I love eggplant parmesan. Who doesn’t? It’s meaty without meat, cheesy without a busload of ricotta and, done right, rich without being a brick in your stomach. Plus, it doesn’t require me to remember to defrost, or have bought meat of any kind.

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Spinach and Cheese Crepes

Spinach and Cheese Crepes

Serves: 4

Time: 20 mins

Reheats: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Adding Ingredients

Crepes are a great go-to dish to master because they are so flexible. You make them very much as you would a pancake, but you can put anything in them. The savory version can have spinach and cheese, ham and cheese, chicken and mushroom, you name it. It’s a great way to turn odds and ends into something tasty…

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Simple Homemade Mac and Cheese

Weeknight Macaroni & Cheese

Serves: 4

Time: 20 mins

Reheats: Well

Kid Friendly Tasks: Adding Cheese

I make two versions of mac and cheese (neither of which come from a blue box, although my daughter swears that’s her favorite, sigh). One version is a true baked mac and cheese with a buttered breadcrumb topping. It’s very good, but it’s an hour in the oven alone and most night there simply isn’t time for that. So instead I fall back on my old favorite stove top version…

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