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.
St. Patrick’s Day Champ
Mashed potatoes are combined with milk-stewed green onions in this Irish classic.
Oatmeal Cake with Crunchy Topping
Toss this sweet cake in your lunch bag or enjoy it for breakfast—either way, it’s moist and not too sweet.
Frites with Garlic and Tarragon
Oven-baked and crispy, these French “fries” make a great side for fish or steak.
Pear Salad with Cranberries and Pecans
Make this fragrant salad in early fall when pears are at their best.
Maple Granola with Cranberries and Almonds
Homemade granola is tastier and cheaper than store-bought.
Creamy Split Peas (Channa Dal)
This dal is mildly spiced and creamy and can accompany just about any Indian-style dish.
A sauce of sherry, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce coats the chicken in this classic Chinese dish.