Stacie Billis

Stacie Billis is the author of two cookbooks, Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner and Make It Easy, and co-host of the food podcast Didn't I Just Feed You. And maybe the chief Nutella stealer at her home in Brooklyn. (Maybe.)
I Ate Chicken for a Whole Year and Wrote a Cookbook All About It. Here Are 10 (Sometimes Surprising!) Things I Learned.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
You always learn a lot while writing a cookbook. But I didn't realize that I’d learn quite as much as I did on this one.
Jun 21, 2021
This Easy Trick Will Make Your Boxed Pancakes So Much Better
You could say that we cracked the code.
Jun 11, 2021
The Secret to Fluffy Diner-Style Eggs Is Actually a Coffee Tool
How my 11-year old discovered that our coffee frother was the secret to soft, fluffy eggs.
May 12, 2021
The Plastic Baggie Trick You’ll Wish You Knew About Earlier
If you’ve ever packed a lunch or snacks for your kids, you’ve probably found yourself frustrated at not having the right-sized plastic baggie. This tip is for you.
Feb 18, 2021
7 Lunch Box Ideas Kids Can Pack Themselves
For many families, back to school means a return to packing lunches. Making sure that your children are well-fed 365 days of every year is hard enough, but adding 180 school lunches can feel downright relentless. I understand and am here to offer relief. Get ready for the most liberating school lunch advice you’ll ever receive: Let your kid pack their own lunch box.
Sep 30, 2020
One Mother on Why Packing Your Own School Lunch Is the Key to Autonomy
As we head into the back-to-school season, the idea of independence has been weighing on my mind. Maybe it’s because my boys are getting older — the “little” one is on the verge of 7 and his brother is chasing 10 — or maybe it’s that a backlash against helicopter parenting is bubbling. Whatever the reason, I’ve decided to spend the next year nurturing my boys’ independence, even when it’s uncomfortable and, yes, even around food.
Sep 30, 2020
Sheet Pan Spatchcocked Chicken Is Juicy, Crispy, and Quick-Cooking
This brilliant technique is a win every time.
May 13, 2020
Everyone in My Family Loves This Simple Chicken Paprikash
I've been making it since my teenage son was a baby.
May 12, 2020
This Crispy Roasted Chicken Is Slathered in Cilantro Butter
It's moist, flavorful, and incredibly easy to make.
May 11, 2020
10 Parents Share How They’re Feeding Their Kids Right Now
Cooking for Kids
No, you don't have to take on extra kitchen projects right now or try to feed your kids more vegetables.
Mar 26, 2020
5 Moms Share Their Best Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas
Go ahead and hit the snooze button one more time.
Jul 30, 2019
These Are the Absolute Easiest Weeknight Fish Tacos
Just don't forget the toppings.
Jun 25, 2019
10 Parents on Their Favorite Thing in the Freezer Aisle for Absolutely Easy Dinners
Let the freezer aisle be your secret weeknight cooking weapon.
May 28, 2019
5 Moms Share the Smartest Meals That Actually Let Them Enjoy Vacation
I remember the headline as clear as day: Mom Spends Beach Vacation Assuming All Household Duties in Closer Proximity to Ocean. It was published on The Onion, a satirical news publication, five years ago, but is still memorable — and hilarious — because it’s true. So painfully true.
May 24, 2019
5 Busy Moms Share Their Nighttime Routines
I have a confession: I never feel 100% absorbed in my self-care rituals during the day, even when my children are apart from me. As a busy working mother, I’m always managing something as mom. And while I’ve taken great strides to make time for myself during the day — to exercise, have coffee with friends, and allow myself open-ended space to be creative — moments when I can truly lose myself without worry about where I or my sons need to be next are fleeting.
May 24, 2019
The Most Kid-Friendly Breakfasts from the Smartest Moms
Dinner gets all of the attention. Understandably, since it demands our time at the end of the day, when we’re exhausted and the pressure is on to feed our families in the short span between returning from work, school, and after-school activities and managing homework and the bedtime routine. But you know what? I’m also tired in the morning, and the a.m. rush is even less forgiving.
May 24, 2019
Recipe: Turn Protein-Packed Chia Pudding into a Fun School Lunch
Chia seeds are packed with protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids and, with just liquid and time to sit, they turn the consistency of pudding. It’s pretty magical and very versatile — and excellent for lunch. Making chia pudding can be as easy as combining seeds and some liquid, usually a plant-based milk.
May 1, 2019
This Is the Secret to Packing a Better Lunch Your Kids Will Actually Eat
Snacking has taken over the way we eat and, given our propensity for unrelenting schedules and processed foods, this is a mostly bad thing. But I found one way that snacking can serve the greater good. And by greater good, I mean us parents who have the tedious job of packing (literally) hundreds of school lunches year after school year. I’m not a huge snacker myself.
May 1, 2019
7 Lunches Made with Grocery Store Shortcuts
Every school year starts optimistically. Sure, it’s hard to wake up earlier, but if you’re anything like me, the start of a new routine is energizing. I return to meal planning, relish fixed hours to get work done, and even devote myself to beautiful packed lunches — for the kids and myself — that will make us all thrilled to eat well, even in the middle of a busy day.
Sep 9, 2016