Category Archives: Meal Essence Community

The Mission of Meal Essence: Get families together around a table, laugh, eat well, and get re-acquainted with your kids.

St. Patrick’s Day Food and Fun

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, it’s time to plan a fun meal. Most children don’t enjoy a hearty Corned Beef and Cabbage so I’m suggesting quick and easy Reuben Sandwiches.  Our four year old daughter loved Rueben’s, so never … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Fun

This is my Mardi Gras Dinner Plan for Tuesday, March 8th.   I don’t normally blog about specific meal plans but I do like to celebrate historical events so why not try this meal plan on Tuesday!   Mardi Gras has … Continue reading

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Meal planning really works!

As I left the grocery store this week, I realized that since I began using MealEssence.com many things have changed at the Risner house. 1.   Our diet has significantly improved. We used to eat the same things over and over … Continue reading

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President’s Day fun and food ideas!

President’s Day may not be a family holiday at your house, but it should be!  We should celebrate holidays with our children to teach them about whatever the holiday may be and President’s Day is a perfect example.  A lively … Continue reading

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Decorating Valentine Cookies

This is similar to a blog we posted during Christmas, but will be even more useful for my favorite Valentine’s Day treat, cut Sugar Cookies! I like to decorate sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day because they are so easy to … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Ideas for the ones you love!

This blog is all about Valentine’s Day ideas that include recipes, food gifts, and lots of wonderful cookies, cupcakes, and desserts. Continue reading

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Groundhog’s Day Food for Thought

Groundhog’s Day is really a fun holiday to enjoy with your family.  It’s not a big event around the world and by 8am most of us have all but forgotten the importance of this day. According to Wikipedia, the folklore … Continue reading

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February Holidays and Food Ideas

February will be here soon and there are many wonderful “February holidays and food ideas to share!  I like February because it represents the beginning of the end – the end of winter that is.  So, let’s celebrate February. Holiday’s … Continue reading

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Meal Planning made Easy!

One of the great things about creating meals – finding and cooking with fresh, delicious ingredients – is also one of the worst things about creating meals.  Do you have problems keeping track of what ingredients you need for your … Continue reading

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Warm up this month with Soups, Stews and Chilis

January is a great month for Soups, Stews and Chilis, while the “weather outside is frightful.”  Be sure to browse the MealEssence.com database for our list of delicious soup and stew recipes for hearty one-dish meals that can be served … Continue reading

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