Lisa Grant

Lisa Grant

Easy Dinner Fanatic

I am a busy NJ mom that loves to cook but doesn't always have as much time as I would like to. I am a champ of cooking easy, quick meals before I run my kids to one of their nightly activities or sports practices. I love to use local ingredients when possible as I am a true Jersey girl at heart. Besides keeping up with my food blog Jersey Girl Cooks, I am a freelance writer, recipe developer and I work in social media. I look forward to sharing my easy dinner recipes with you!

Lisa's Recent Posts

Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant
Jersey Girl Cooks
Soups
Turkey vegetable soup is your answer to all those leftovers. Toss in the turkey, and even the roasted carrots if you have some left.
Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant
Jersey Girl Cooks
One Pot Meals
These Asian shrimp rice bowls cook up quick and easy in 20 minutes. You’ll love all the fresh veggies and ginger dressing!
Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant
Jersey Girl Cooks
Beans
Pasta with spinach and beans is a comforting pasta dish perfect for Meatless Monday. Who says eating vegetarian can’t be hearty?!
Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant
Jersey Girl Cooks
Grilling
The perfect grilled ribeye is minutes away. This is one mouthwatering dinner your whole family will consider a treat.
Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant
Jersey Girl Cooks
Tomatoes
Pasta Florentine with Orecchiette is a restaurant quality meal on any week night. Play some Italian music and the flavors will bring you right to Italy!
Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant
Jersey Girl Cooks
Jellies
This blueberry jelly comes together quickly, especially because it’s a small batch. Just enough to keep enjoying blueberries long after their summer season has ended.
Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant
Jersey Girl Cooks
Shrimp
Spicy shrimp Caesar is the perfect light summer meal. Make it for lunch or dinner — it’s sure to be a favorite!
Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant
Jersey Girl Cooks
Vegetables
Roasted vegetable tortellini celebrates the bounties of summer. Pair roasted vegetables with fresh tortellini for a comforting summer meal.
Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant
Jersey Girl Cooks
Breakfasts
Blinchiki are wonderfully light Russian pancakes. The filling possibilities are endless!
Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant
Jersey Girl Cooks
Asian
Asian turkey lettuce wraps make a light and quick weeknight dinner. Packed with plenty of flavor, you’ll make them all the time!
Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant
Jersey Girl Cooks
Spinach
Pair hearty baked ziti with spinach with crusty bread and a glass of red wine. It’s a restaurant-style dinner that’s so easy to make at home!