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Family-friendly food: Pizza muffins, hash brown waffles, yogurt pops and more

Cooking instructor, food blogger and cookbook author Pamela Salzman shares a few of her favorite quick, easy and family-friendly recipes from her book "Kitchen Matters: More than 100 Recipes and Tips to Transform the Way You Cook and Eat--Wholesome, Nourishing, Unforgettable."

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Hash brown waffles, pizza muffins: Back-to-school meals your kids will love

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Hash brown waffles, pizza muffins: Back-to-school meals your kids will love

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She shows us how to make savory muffins with pizza-inspired flavors, potato hash brown waffles with flavorful mix-ins, an easy, one-pan Mediterranean chicken dinner and healthy fruit and granola-filled yogurt popsicles.

Greek Sheet Pan Chicken
Greek Sheet Pan Chicken
Rica Blue / Kitchen Matters by Pamela Salzman
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If you like quick and easy meals that can be prepped in advance, this is the recipe for you. The marinade can be made months in advance and frozen. Defrost overnight and pour over the chicken the morning you want to cook it. And, one pan means less mess to clean up.

Pizza Muffins
Pizza Muffins
Amy Neunsinger / Kitchen Matters by Pamela Salzman
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Sometimes I'll make soup or a salad for lunch or dinner and my kids are looking for an extra something to go with it. These pizza muffins have all the flavor of pizza, but are made with wholesome ingredients, like whole-grain flour and fresh tomato sauce, and just enough cheese to make them flavorful but still healthy. The best part is that they are portable and perfect for lunch boxes or picnics.

Hash Brown Waffles
Hash Brown Waffles
Amy Neunsinger / Kitchen Matters by Pamela Salzman
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I have put many unlikely foods in a waffle iron, but this is my family's favorite. What's great about these potato-based waffles is that you can customize each one as you make them.

Yogurt and Granola Popsicles
Pamela Salzman Yogurt Granola Bars
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Not only are these pops nutritious, but unlike their store-bought counterparts, parents can control the ingredients — especially the sugar. They're packed with protein and good fats which are important fuel to start the day.

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