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12 Tasty Twists On What Mom Used To Make For Dinner

You can cook just like Mom did while still adding your own unique spin! Embrace the #GrownUpSwitch that is bound to happen when you become a homeowner. Turn to Progressive to help you protect your new home.

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1. Coconut Curry Chicken Pot Pie

This hearty meal gets a face-lift with the fresh, bold flavors of coconut, curry, and cilantro. Bonus points if you borrow Mom's vintage ceramic baker to cook it in! Get the recipe here.
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This hearty meal gets a face-lift with the fresh, bold flavors of coconut, curry, and cilantro. Bonus points if you borrow Mom's vintage ceramic baker to cook it in! Get the recipe here.

2. Parsley Scallion Hummus Pasta

You probably have fond memories of when your mom gave in to your dinner request for spaghetti with just butter and no sauce. This pasta is clean and simple too but with a kick of creamy, homemade hummus. Get the recipe here.
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You probably have fond memories of when your mom gave in to your dinner request for spaghetti with just butter and no sauce. This pasta is clean and simple too but with a kick of creamy, homemade hummus. Get the recipe here.

3. Baked Rosemary Walnut Chicken Tenders

Yep, you can totally eat chicken tenders as an adult. Trade traditional breading for a walnut-rosemary version and ketchup for dijon-mustard yogurt sauce in this tasty throwback to elementary school. Get the recipe here.
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Yep, you can totally eat chicken tenders as an adult. Trade traditional breading for a walnut-rosemary version and ketchup for dijon-mustard yogurt sauce in this tasty throwback to elementary school. Get the recipe here.

4. Peach Grilled Cheese With Miso and Black Sesame Butter

You always kinda loved when Mom was too busy to cook — because it meant grilled cheese! This grown-up version of your favorite hot sandwich uses just a few choice ingredients to add big, sweet, and savory flavor. Get the recipe here.
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You always kinda loved when Mom was too busy to cook — because it meant grilled cheese! This grown-up version of your favorite hot sandwich uses just a few choice ingredients to add big, sweet, and savory flavor. Get the recipe here.

5. Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Chili

If Sunday chili was a staple in your household growing up, make it one in your new adult abode with this light, bright, and colorful version. Chances are you have a big ol' soup pot just like Mom's. ;) Get the recipe here.
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If Sunday chili was a staple in your household growing up, make it one in your new adult abode with this light, bright, and colorful version. Chances are you have a big ol' soup pot just like Mom's. ;) Get the recipe here.

6. Smoked Cheddar Mac 'n' Cheese With Baked BBQ Tofu

You don't want to mess too much with a classic. This version calls for smoked cheddar and barbecue tofu to make a down-home flavor while still delivering the ooey-gooey goodness you've loved ever since you could chew. Get the recipe here.
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You don't want to mess too much with a classic. This version calls for smoked cheddar and barbecue tofu to make a down-home flavor while still delivering the ooey-gooey goodness you've loved ever since you could chew. Get the recipe here.

7. Blood-Orange Honey Ginger–Glazed Pork Tacos

Taco Tuesday, anyone? While Mom may have been all about the mix, these vibrant tacos use a simple homemade marinade bursting with citrus, honey, and ginger flavor. Get the recipe here.
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Taco Tuesday, anyone? While Mom may have been all about the mix, these vibrant tacos use a simple homemade marinade bursting with citrus, honey, and ginger flavor. Get the recipe here.

8. Kale Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

From sniffles to friend drama, Mom's chicken soup was the cure for everything. This spin on the traditional soup swaps in gnocchi (and nutrient-packed kale to make you feel even better about what you're slurping down). Get the recipe here.
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From sniffles to friend drama, Mom's chicken soup was the cure for everything. This spin on the traditional soup swaps in gnocchi (and nutrient-packed kale to make you feel even better about what you're slurping down). Get the recipe here.

9. Tomato Basil Veggie Burgers

Burgers may have meant beef for you back in the day, but why not try a sophisticated, satisfying veggie version like this one now that you're grown up? You can still go nuts with the toppings! Get the recipe here.
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Burgers may have meant beef for you back in the day, but why not try a sophisticated, satisfying veggie version like this one now that you're grown up? You can still go nuts with the toppings! Get the recipe here.

10. BBQ Turkey With Blackberry Jalapeño Sauce

Did you ever wish Mom would make turkey ALL the time and not just on holidays? Whip up this creative dish that goes for blackberry over classic cranberry whenever your heart desires. China serving platter like Mom's: optional. Get the recipe here.
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Did you ever wish Mom would make turkey ALL the time and not just on holidays? Whip up this creative dish that goes for blackberry over classic cranberry whenever your heart desires. China serving platter like Mom's: optional. Get the recipe here.

11. Sticky Mango Mustard–Glazed Duck Meatballs

Meatballs are often a big family tradition. You may have even made them with Mom and Grandma! Keep the custom alive with these duck meatballs that are tender, spicy, sweet, and sticky all at once. Get the recipe here.
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Meatballs are often a big family tradition. You may have even made them with Mom and Grandma! Keep the custom alive with these duck meatballs that are tender, spicy, sweet, and sticky all at once. Get the recipe here.

12. Apple, Cheddar, and Prosciutto Waffles

Honestly, what was a better childhood treat than breakfast for dinner? These waffles have cheese and prosciutto to add a savory kick while you douse them in maple syrup. Because some things never change. :) Get the recipe here.
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Honestly, what was a better childhood treat than breakfast for dinner? These waffles have cheese and prosciutto to add a savory kick while you douse them in maple syrup. Because some things never change. :) Get the recipe here.

Take a page out of Mom's cookbook to develop some tried-and-true recipes of your own that someday your kids might call "Mom's"! When you buy a home, your #GrownUpSwitch flips, and you become more like your parents. Go with it, and turn to Progressive to protect your new home.