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Looking for something to make for dinner, something different or something that your kiddos won’t look at and say “eww”?

These days, it seems all you have to do is log on to Facebook, Pinterest and other social networks for ideas.

I peruse Facebook almost daily, and not one day goes by where I don’t see a recipe idea for dinner, dessert or a dip. You could get hungry just looking at the photos and lists of ingredients! Speaking of ingredients, most of the recipes shared contain less than 10 and you just might have them handy in the refrigerator or pantry.

Take, for example, a recipe for Crock-Pot Italian Chicken (I am unsure of its origin). Simply place four chicken breasts, a packet of zesty Italian dressing mix, 8 ounces of softened cream cheese and two cans of cream of chicken soup in the Crock-Pot and cook for four to five hours (doesn’t say whether it’s low or high cook). It also suggests adding veggies halfway through the cooking time.

When it is finished, you can serve the concoction over cooked pasta. Sounds simple enough.

Oh yes. If the sauce seems too thick, it suggests adding a little bit of milk.

Another common recipe that several friends have shared is The Pampered Chef’s taco pie. It contains the essential ingredients for tacos resting in a crust made from mashed potato flakes or leftover mashed potatoes and taco seasoning mix. My daughter saw the photo of the finished product and wants me to try it.

That’s one thing that I can say about some of these recipes posted. They are practical and appear kid-friendly, because what parent doesn’t, or hasn’t, dealt with a picky eater? If I find something the kiddos like, I try it and use it again!

Now that you’re intrigued and hungry, hit the social networks, share, pin or download those recipes and make your shopping lists. Or better yet, if you have a recipe that you would like to share that might appeal to families like yours, feel free to share it in the comment section.

Bon appetit!