One of the things that makes moms crazy is trying to find interesting recipes that don’t take hours to make and that their kids will eat. Mom life is easier than ever when you try cooking with Facebook. You’ve probably seen videos in your Facebook feed from Tasty or Skinnytaste, but did you ever try any of the recipes?
As Snowmageddon 2016 slowly makes its way up the East Coast, now’s the time to give it a try. Whether you’re looking for a main dish for dinner, an easy crockpot soup recipe or a yummy dessert recipe, you’ll find something that every member of the family will love — even the picky toddlers.
From Tasty, check out recipes for Chicken Miso Ramen, Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bread, One Pan Chicken and Veggies, Mini Chicken Pot Pies, Pull Apart Garlic Rolls, Meatball Sub Bake, Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup or my favorite — Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake, which I made last night. Join the 32 million plus fans on Tasty and find the perfect recipe to feed your hungry family. Recipe videos are the norm on the Tasty page.
Head over to Skinnytaste and you’ll find recipes for Skinny Buffalo Chicken Strips, Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili, Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Crock Pot Minestrone Soup, Slow-Cooker Beef and Winter Squash Stew, Turkey Chili Taco Soup, Orange Chicken Makeover and many other recipes. The Skinnytaste recipes list calorie counts and smart points with the photo for those who are counting calories. You’ll find recipe videos on this page too.
Another great Facebook food page is BuzzFeed Food, a sister page to the ever-popular BuzzFeed page. With more than 15 million fans, you can’t go wrong when you’re looking for a great recipe. Check out 21 Crop Pot Dump Dinners for Winter, Bagel Grilled Cheese, The Best Beef Stew or Cake Pops 4 Ways. Nearly all of the ideas on BuzzFeed Food include recipe videos.
You’ll find recipes on many other Facebook pages too. A few that have popped up on my Facebook feed this weekend are Ranch Chicken Roll-Up Bake from Pillsbury, Starbucks Lemon Loaf from Prego & Mommy Chat and Apple Fritter Cake from Best cooking recipes.
Many of the recipes on these pages include recipe videos; however, there’s always information listing ingredients and directions as well. Watching the video helps you decide if this recipe is right for your family or not. If you’re missing an ingredient or two, just substitute. Use chicken instead of shrimp or switch out the veggies.
One recipe that’s received a lot of Facebook likes this weekend is Snow Ice Cream. There are many variations of Snow Ice Cream, but here’s the recipe that’s popping up on your Facebook feed this weekend.
Snow Ice Cream
4 cups fresh snow
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
While I’m sharing recipes, here’s my easy Crockpot Veggie Soup recipe to try this weekend.
Easy Crockpot Veggie Soup
1 large can tomato soup
1 cup water
2 cans or frozen bags of mixed vegetables
1 can diced tomatoes
Salt, pepper or your favorite seasoning to taste
1 cup uncooked pasta
1 cup water
Stir together can of tomato soup and 1 cup of water, using a whisk to remove lumps.
Pour mixture into crockpot.
Add canned or frozen mixed vegetables and diced tomatoes and stir.
Add salt, pepper or no-salt seasoning to taste.
Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Add 1 cup pasta and 1 cup water during the last hour or so of cooking time and stir well. An extra hour or two won’t hurt anything, so this is perfect for weeknight meals too.
You can also get great ideas from watching posts from your Facebook friends. Many people post what they’re cooking for breakfast, lunch or dinner dinner or share recipes they’ve found on Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook makes it super easy to decide what’s for dinner at your house.
So why not give it a try and then share your recipe for your Facebook friends to see. Whether you prefer recipe videos or old-fashioned recipes, check it out. Cooking in — it’s the perfect way to spend a snowy Saturday at home.