A Cooking Show for REAL MOMS: Resourceful Recipes

I am a very patient person but there are 3 things in this world that I lack patience for, golf, adult tantrums, and extensive recipes!

For as long as I can remember I have never been fond of recipes with a long list of ingredients, steps, or worse, both! In high school I even managed to get a C in home economics because I grabbed another student’s meat instead of my own for the final exam. Why? Simple, I was focusing on the length of the recipe and not the students assigned name at the top of each recipe. Turns out the one assigned to me was 12 steps but the recipe I completed was a mere 6. I thought it was just smart economics to select the one that required the least amount of ingredients and time to prep, sadly the teacher disagreed with my logic.

My impatience for long recipes only exacerbated when I became a mother. I have tried to seek help via cooking shows. I watched Martha Stewart, bad idea. All that did was send me into a full on adult tantrum….I was literally yelling at the screen, “Shut up Martha! It isn’t easy! You have 20 assistants helping you, of course it is SIMPLE for you!!! Where are my assistants?!” Then I heard about Rachel Ray’s 30 minute meals and hope was restored but short lived. It still wasn’t practical for where I am right now in my life. Can’t anyone relate to the madness that encompasses moms at dinner time!?

The only cooking show I can think of that the host has a lot of kids is The Pioneer Woman. Now I adore Ree but in all her shows her kids are off doing something while she cooks…then they join in the end. That is great and all but not practical. Why can’t they come up with a cooking show for REAL MOMS!? You know one where mid-sentence the host’s child yells downstairs, “I need you to wipe my butt”, while another child scream in frustration, “I don’t get this story problem! Grrr!!”, neighbor yells into the window “your dog got out”, husband calls from out of town, and yet dinner must go on!! Where is that show?

If I had the means I would start a cooking show called Resourceful Recipes for REAL Moms!! Where you would see REAL life…like this impromptu Nerf War battle that broke out while I prepared dinner…..

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And you would receive simple resourceful recipes like this one because ain’t no one got time for 16 ingredients & 11 STEPS!!

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Salmon in a Lemon Butter Bath served with Roasted Broccoli

Main Dish: Salmon (great source of healthy fats and protein)


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  • 1 large salmon filet from Costco
  • 8 tsp Kerrygold butter (grass-fed)
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Dill Seafood Seasoning (Rodelle)
  • Seaweed wraps (optional)

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Makes 12 servings


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the salmon in a 13 x 9 inch glass dish.
  3. Place butter in center, pour lemon juice over salmon, and shake seasoning evenly around filet.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 30-40 minutes depending on the thickness of the filet. The salmon should flake easily with a fork when fully cooked.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow cooling for 10 minutes.

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Cut into serving sizes, roughly 12.

Serve salmon with 5 seaweed wraps, place a spoonful of salmon in the center of the wrap, roll it up & enjoy! (This is entirely optional, just something I enjoy and figured I would share in case others are interested).

Side: Broccoli (great source of fiber!)


  • One bag of frozen Broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Himalayan Pink salt


  1. Place broccoli on roasting sheet, drizzle broccoli with olive oil, shake salt (to preference) evenly over broccoli.
  2. Place in oven with filet for 30 minutes…should be slightly roasted.
  3. Remove and serve!


Make certain you place leftover Salmon in a container; you will need it for future meals. Like lunch and even breakfast (that’s right, we do leftovers from dinner for breakfast….think outside the cereal box!).

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Now that is what I call a resourceful recipe! Do you have a resourceful recipe, something simple, easy, short, a recipe that you can make once yet eat 3 times? Please share.





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