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11 of our favourite recipes

Today's Parent editors use our online recipe gallery, too! Here are our latest family favourites.

By Corinne Guirgis

11 of our favourite recipes

11 of our favourite recipes

Family favourites

We love peeping through our recipe tool to see what works with our families. 

Do the same, and let us know which ones are you favourites!

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Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

Forget about pricey takeout, this recipe makes it easy peasy to cook our own Chinese food!

"When I made this, it was the first time I used a wok. It was so quick and easy to make. Plus, my daughter and husband gobbled it down. This is now a staple in my meal planner." Kristy Woudstra, Online Editor

Get the recipe here: Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

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Creamy Chicken Curry

This dish is best served on rice and disappears really quickly. It's also perfect for date-night.

"I make this at least every other week. My step-son is a vegetarian, so I substitute tofu for the chicken, which makes the recipe even faster to make!" Kristy Woudstra, Online Editor

Get the recipe here: Creamy Chicken Curry

11 of our favourite recipes

Ginger Crinkles

One of our favourite cookie recipes of the season, these ginger treats will take you right past Halloween and through the holidays. 

"I made these for a cookie exchange even before I started working at Todaysparent.com. Everyone asked me for the recipe and now I make them all year round." Kristy Woudstra, Online Editor

Get the recipe here: Ginger Crinkles

11 of our favourite recipes

Just-As-Easy Macaroni and Cheese

A kid-friendly classic and a grown-up guilty pleasure, it's no wonder this dish topped our favourites this month. 

"Mac and cheese is my step-son's favourite meal. I like to make this as a treat for him. It tastes way better than the boxed stuff and it's just as easy." Kristy Woudstra, Online Editor

Get the recipe here: Just-As-Easy Macaroni and Cheese

11 of our favourite recipes

Spaghetti with Pesto and Zucchini Threads

This dish is a great way to get your kids to fall in love with zucchini, this season's choice vegetable

"I broke out the mandolin for this recipe, which made it super quick. Even my vegetable-avoiding kids loved it and asked me to pack the leftovers in their lunches." Kristy Woudstra, Online Editor

Get the recipe here: Spaghetti with Pesto and Zucchini Threads

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Fresh Herb and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Your kids will jump at these giant pasta shells. This delicious twist on your conventional casserole is just what your dinner table needs.

"I couldn't find the jumbo shells, so I used large ones and just layered the ricotta mixture over top. It tasted incredibly good! Perfect for a cool night." Kristy Woudstra, Online Editor

Get the recipe here: Fresh Herb and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

11 of our favourite recipes

Falafel Focaccia Sandwich

In under a half hour, you can be biting into this delicious and nutritious sandwich. 

"I'm always looking for protein-rich vegetarian meals. I like to make these falafels on their own and we eat them with a warmed pita on the side. The kids love it!" Kristy Woudstra, Online Editor

Get the recipe here: Falafel Focaccia Sandwich

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Japanese Shrimp and Cabbage Okonomiyaki

We love this one-of-a-kind dish for bringing some exotic flavour into our homes.

"You can eat this with your hands and the dip is amazing. I love anything with shrimp!" Nadine Silverthorne, Managing Editor, Todaysparent.com

Get the recipe here: Japanese Shrimp and Cabbage Okonomiyaki

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Little British Beef Pies

Cross the pond tonight with these yummy pies you can eat with your fingers.

"This first time I made this, I found working with the dough a little trickier than I'd expected. But once I got the hang of it, this recipe is a breeze. Plus my family devored the pies. The flavour is incredible." Kristy Woudstra, Online Editor

Get the recipe here: Little British Beef Pies

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Farfalle with Roast Chicken, Spring Veggies and Parmesan

We had to include at least one pasta recipe in our favourites for the month, and this one doesn't sacrifice good taste for health! 

"This was so simple to whip up and my whole family loved it. Perfect for a weeknight dinner." Kristy Woudstra, Online Editor

Get the recipe here: Farfalle with Roast Chicken, Spring Veggies and Parmesan

11 of our favourite recipes

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This easy recipe prepares in under 15 minutes! 

"Best. Chicken. Ever. I made a double batch and we hardly had any leftovers. Everyone kept asking for more!" Kristy Woudstra, Online Editor

Get the recipe here: Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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11 of our favourite recipes

This article was originally published on Oct 30, 2012
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