She runs a cooking and lifestyle website Dinner With The Duffys. As a mom of two based in Charleston, Dinner With The Duffys is an outlet for other busy women and mothers to simplify feeding their families with her
complete weekly meal plan and shopping guide. In addition to meal planning, Kelly shares her
daily inspirations and experience including home decor, fashion, entertaining, recipes, DIYs,
health, wellness, and all things kids.
Kelly shares her thoughts on...
On feeding the family during the week...
"Have a plan. Knowing what you are going to cook for
the upcoming week alleviates the “what’s for dinner” nightly debacle and will save you
beaucoups of time. But you have to be realistic. Don’t plan to cook five nights a week if you
have a late meeting, friends in town etc. Instead, build your plan around your life. And keep it
simple. Meal planning doesn't need to be complicated."
On dealing with picky eaters...
"Have you ever googled “what to feed picky eaters”? The
answers are hysterical full of cauliflower, broccoli and roasted chickpea recipes. If my picky
eater ate any of the aforementioned she wouldn’t be a picky eater. My suggestion - deconstruct
everything. Picky eaters don’t like sauces and mixed foods so pull out the protein before you
mix it with whatever sauce your recipe calls for. No extra cooking and no extra time spent
making your picky eater something separate."
On online grocery shopping...
"Trying to find time in your busy schedule to make dinner is one
thing; trying to find time to go to the grocery store on the daily is a whole other. Do yourself a
favor and start ordering your entire week’s worth of groceries online. Pick a day (for me it’s
Sunday) sit down in front of your computer with your recipes and grocery list and get to
ordering. You will be amazed at how quickly you can scratch this task off of your list and how
much time and money you will save."
Kelly Shares Her Favorite Easy-to-Make Recipe with Us!
Parmesan Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders
Serve these crunchy baked tenders with a yummy dipping sauce for the kids and over a
chopped salad for the adults. Double the recipe and freeze for a quick weeknight dinner.
● 1 ¼ lbs chicken tenderloins
● ½ cup white flour
● ½ tsp salt
● ¼ tsp pepper
● 1 stick of butter, melted
● 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
● 1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
● ¼ tsp. paprika
● ⅔ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Melt butter, place in a shallow dish and set aside. In a separate shallow dish, mix
together flour, salt and pepper.
3. To a third dish add panko, garlic powder, paprika and parmesan cheese
4. Dip chicken tenders in the flour mixture first, then the melted butter and finally the panko
mixture, evenly coating each piece. Place on a sheet pan sprayed with cooking spray.
Repeat until all chicken is coated.
5. Cook for 15 minutes then flip and bake for another 6 minutes until golden brown and
internal temperature reaches 165.
6. Serve with your kids favorite dipping sauce (mine love Chick-fil-a sauce).
YUM! The Ellifoxes can't wait to try it!