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.
Chili gets a Midwestern twist with hints of spice and cocoa and lots of beans and cheese.
Boston Baked Beans
This classic bean dish, with ham, molasses and mustard, is cooked for hours in a slow oven.
Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Red Peppers and Leeks
Roasted leeks give a whole new flavor to pork tenderloin.
Grilled Roasted Pepper, Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Not quite your mother’s grilled cheese, but home-style enough even with the sweet pepper tweak.
Pasta Fagioli for Kids
Italian comfort food at its best, this is an easy dinner to make with the kids.
Frightfully Easy Halloween Treats
A spooky Frankenstein’s monster of a sweet made up in spare parts from cookie, candy and other bits.
Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding
There are few comfort foods more quintessential than warm bread pudding.
Oven-roasting at high heat caramelizes the natural sugars in vegetables like cauliflower and carrots.