Kid-friendly food used to mean homemade vegetable soup and cake—these days parents have fast food and vending machines to compete with. It can be tough to get kids to eat a balanced diet; our kid-friendly recipes make it easy.
Smoky Mac and Cheese
Smoked Gouda and fire-roasted tomatoes add a double hit of smoky flavor to this luscious mac and cheese.
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
A wide, shallow baking dish, such as a gratin or casserole, provides plenty of space for the crumbs on top of this homey chicken dish.
Velvety and rich, this cheesecake sports a chocolatey web that’s easy to create.
Molasses Crackle Cookies
Somewhat chewy, but not too soft, the Molasses Crackle Cookies are real beauties.
Sweet Potato Planks
Skip the marshmallows (and extra sugar). The kids will love the super-sized orange “fries” loaded with beta carotene.
Comte Cheese Spoon Breads with Roasted Pepper Raisin Jam
Made in individual muffin cups, these spoon breads are cheesy, creamy and delicious, especially when served with Roasted Pepper Raisin Jam.
Chicken Quarters with Raisins, Tomato and Thyme
Browned chicken quarters are dressed up with golden and dark raisins, fresh thyme and tomato.
Apple Pie Bars
Crust: Mix flour, sugar and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Mix egg yolks and milk and add to crumb mixture. Toss with fork until…
Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese
Seasonal pumpkin sneaks into this kid-favorite dish. A perfect dish to have on hand for Halloween night.
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells with Sauce
Pasta dinner done right. The whole family will love these stuffed-to-the-brim shells.
Caesar Salad Cups
Caesar Salad is a classic, and I just love eating it in these cups. My mom made them once and I liked them so much, I kind of stole her idea.—Jack Witherspoon
Maple Sticky Buns
No yeast is required to make these walnut-studded maple breakfast buns with the heady flavor of cinnamon.