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.
In a pot of boiling salted water, blanch asparagus for 3-5 minutes. Remove and immediately put in an ice bath. Drain asparagus on a paper…
Ma Johnsons’ Goolash
Brown hamburger,onion,garlic,green pepper While hamburger is browning, cook shell-roni, or penne as directed on box. Drain hamburger if needed;add tomato sauce,mixed vegetables. Add seasonings, Add…
Tugboat Lentil Soup
Rinse and pick over lentils for any small stones. In a Dutch oven or large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium high heat until hot…
Cut beef into bite-sized pieces and roll in marjoram, salt and pepper Saute onion in oil, add bacon and saute until transparent – add meat…
Start the day off right with these hearty breakfast squares, brimming with oats, nuts and raisins.
Italian Wedding Soup
Tiny turkey and Parmigiano Reggiano meatballs, bits of pasta, and garlicky escarole marry in this meal-in-a-bowl soup with a wonderfully romantic name.
Thai Mango Sticky Rice Dessert
For a creamier version of this dessert, pour a little coconut milk over each serving.
Italian-Style Steak Wrap (Piadina)
An alternative to panini, this grilled sandwich stuffs in the veggies with dabs of melted cheese.
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
The best thing about this yummy, cheesy pasta and cauliflower dish is that it comes together so fast.
Apple and Pear Crumble
You can make this crumble with apples, pears or a combination. Add a peeled and chopped quince if you can find one.
Asian Chicken Salad
A fresh combination of Asian flavors and crisp vegetables in this recipe by Chef John Besh.
Applesauce Jello Salad
Heat applesauce until very hot. Stir in gelatin until completely dissolved. Add soda. Chill until set.
Dreamy Salad with Squash
This salad is filled with fabulous ingredients like broad beans, sprouts, beetroot, and toasted seeds. Slight variations can be made for kid-friendly dishes too.