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Friday Food: Easy Family Recipes

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The Momtrends hunt for a food writer continues. Next up: Wendy a working mom who knows her way around the kitchen.

Work, Cook, Parent, Sleep. Repeat.
As a working mom, I'??m often on the look-out for quick recipes to whip up for my family vs. resorting to carry-out or pre-packaged dinners.

There are lots of resources out there, so I'??ve got that pretty much down to a science. Walk in the door, start the skillet, boil the water. In the door by 6:00, dinner on the table by 6:30. Then there are the weekend events, the work group lunches, the church activities, that require a dish. This one is not as easy for me. I want something I can prepare early, doesn'??t need reheating, affordable, quick and of course, tasty! Here'??s my go-to recipe when called upon to feed:

Zesty Tortilla Bites

2 Packages 8 oz Philadelphia cream cheese
1 Can 6 oz black olives (pre-chopped)
1 small can green chiles (pre-chopped, drained)
1 small jar pimentos (optional, pre-chopped)
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
1/4 cup green onions (finely chopped)

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This recipe is even fun for my little guy to get in on the fun!

Wendy is a mommie to an only child, a wife to a golf instructor, a full-time marketer at a pharma company and a freelance designer! She loves to exercise, cook, shop, spend time with my family and dabble in the arts! For more of her kitchen escapades, visit

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