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7 Recipes to Make for New Parents

feeding yourself takes a back seat to feeding (and burping and changing and soothing) a new baby, leaving mere slivers of time for wolfing down food, let alone for whipping up meals, elaborate or otherwise. Which is why cooking for a new parent is an act of love. Dropping off soup, casseroles, or meatballs—all easy to make in big batches, freeze, and reheat—can help sustain parents in those first few weeks of navigating life with a newborn.

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    Chicken Meatball Sub with Gobs of Fresh Mozzarella

    Chicken Meatball Sub with Gobs of Fresh Mozzarella

    Author Notes While you don't have to use fresh mozzarella for a melty, gooey sandwich like this, it really makes it so much better. The whole thing is just such great comfort food. —Erin Jeanne McDowell Test Kitchen Notes WHO: Erinmcdowell is Food52’s Test Kitchen Manager and pie whisperer. WHAT: The …

    Last-Minute Fall Hand Pies

    Last-Minute Fall Hand Pies

    Author Notes Around the holidays, love to make hand pies in lieu of big pies. They're perfect for a casual Friendsgiving, for drop-in guests, or for day-after-the-party breakfasts. Each recipe for filling is enough to fill a double batch of my all-butter pie dough recipe, but it will work with any …

    Zucchini Verde Vegan Enchiladas

    Zucchini Verde Vegan Enchiladas

    Author Notes I love enchiladas. I’m tempted to order them at restaurants, but they’re often a big cheese bomb on a plate, so I prefer to make them at home. These have no cheese and are packed with a triple threat of green things: zucchini, poblano, and tomatillos. There’s tofu in the filling, but …

    Birthday Lasagna

    Birthday Lasagna

    Author Notes This meat lasagna doesn't have any ricotta -- instead, it employs a bechamel for creaminess. Use fresh pasta if you can find it! —Merrill Stubbs Prep time 30 minutes • Cook time 2 hours 50 minutes • Serves 6 Lasagna • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 cups whole …

    Turkish Red Lentil Soup

    Turkish Red Lentil Soup

    Author Notes My parents traveled to Istanbul a few years ago, and couldn't stop talking about the lentil soup they had there. This is my version of it, adapted from my mother's version of a Whole Foods recipe. This is a lighter, brothier, warmer-weather version of lentil soup, perfect for those cool …

    Slow-Cooker Carolina Pulled Pork Barbecue

    Slow-Cooker Carolina Pulled Pork Barbecue

    Author Notes Excerpted from Instant Pot Miracle 6 Ingredients or Less © 2018 by Ivy Manning. Photography © 2018 by Morgan Ione Yeager. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. This recipe gives you fork-tender pulled pork barbecue with just 10 minutes of effort. It …

    Sheet-Pan Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole

    Sheet-Pan Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole

    Author Notes For my family down in Georgia, broccoli cheese rice casserole is air. We inhale it every Thanksgiving and live off the leftovers for days. It's the best kind of dish; you've got all your major food groups: broccoli (veg), cheese (protein), and rice (love) ... or at least that's what we …

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