Welcome to Busy Day Dinners!

We’re so excited you’re here!

At Busy Day Dinners, you’ll find a wide variety of recipes, from classic comfort foods to new and exciting flavors. Our goal is to make our recipes accessible to everyone, so you’ll find plenty of options for different dietary needs and preferences.

We understand how challenging it can be to balance work, family, and other commitments and get dinner on the table at the same time. So let us do the work for you and deliver delicious recipes to make your week a little easier.

We also believe in the power of community, which is why we encourage our readers to share their own tips and ideas on The Busy Day Dinners Facebook community.

xo, Randa and Stacie.


Our Favs


Air Fryer


Spill Stopper


Meat Thermometer


Lodge Dutch Oven

Magic Happens in Collaborations

Randa and Stacie have been friends for years after being in the blogging space together for over a decade.

Combined they have thousands of recipes, millions of page views, and a true passion for food blogging.

Stacie specializes in comfort food that you crave and classic recipes just like grandma used to make. Read more about Stacie here.

Randa is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist who brings a little bit of balance and proof that when it comes to healthy eating it’s not always one way or another. Read more about Randa here.

They’ve joined their talents together in recipe creation and food photography to bring Busy Day Dinners.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie Vaughan is a Canadian food blogger and entrepreneur, best known as the founder and owner of the popular blog, Simply Stacie.

Stacie started her blog in 2008 as a hobby to share her love of cooking, photography, and crafts with the world.

Over time, her blog grew in popularity and expanded to cover a wide range of topics, including health and wellness, beauty, travel, and, of course, recipes.

In 2015, she began focusing solely on recipes and other food related content. Today, Simply Stacie is one of the most visited food blogs in Canada and has a large following of loyal readers from USA, Canada and around the world.

Aside from her work on Simply Stacie, Stacie is also a freelance writer and content creator and has worked with numerous brands and companies over the years. Her photography and writing has been featured in various publications, both online and offline.

Stacie is known for her warm and approachable writing style, as well as her passion for sharing helpful and practical advice with her readers. She is dedicated to building a community of like-minded individuals who share her love of easy recipes, and has been an inspiration to many aspiring bloggers and entrepreneurs.

Hamburger helper
crack chicken casserole
Greek Spaghetti

Randa Derkson

Randa Derkson is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, blogger of 14 years, recipe developer, and mother of two based in Canada. She is the woman behind Randa Nutrition and Party Food Favorites, where she shares her passion for healthy living, delicious food, and entertaining.

She started blogging in 2009 with The Bewitchin’ Kitchen, which she sold in 2020. She’s also contributed to Buzzfeed and has been featured on Redbook, and printed in Country Home Magazine.

Through her blog and social media channels, Randa shares easy and healthy recipes, nutrition tips, and practical resources to help women live healthy and balanced lifestyles. Her recipes are flavorful, easy to make, and suitable for a wide range of dietary needs and preferences.

In addition to her work as a blogger and nutritionist, Randa is a sought-after speaker and collaborator who has worked with leading brands in the food and wellness space to create engaging content and campaigns.

Randa is a passionate and dedicated health and wellness expert who is committed to helping others live their best life through good food and nutrition, healthy habits, and without diets and deprivation.