Creamy Lemon Pasta Primavera

Jump to Recipe·Print Recipe The secret of this creamy lemon pasta primavera is simple: roast the vegetables in the oven first. You won’t regret the extra flavor, not one bit. Plus, if your kids are used to eating roasted vegetables, that’s a flavor ladder you can use to introduce them to something slightly new. All […]

Rainbow Surprise Pound Cake

Jump to Recipe·Print Recipe This might look like your average loaf cake from the outside but wait until you cut it open! A rainbow surprise waits inside. That’s why I included it (along with 23 more delicious ideas) in my book, Kid Chef Junior Bakes: My First Cookbook. Take a look at how fun — […]

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

Jump to Recipe·Print Recipe I grew up eating my grandma’s old-fashioned potato salad recipe and there’s nothing better. I’ve tried a dozen different recipes and Ina Garten’s French potato salad with fresh herbs is a close second. But this old-fashioned potato salad recipe remains my favorite. Old-Fashioned Potato Salad Shortcuts If you’re a busy parent, […]

Roasted Broccoli Pasta

Jump to Recipe·Print Recipe When I tell you that my kids love roasted broccoli pasta, you won’t believe that the main ingredient is…broccoli. There’s roasted broccoli, as you see here, but what you can’t make out so well is the roasted broccoli that’s also pureed into a sauce. Double broccoli. And now for the part […]

Pancake Mix Recipe

Jump to Recipe·Print Recipe Every Saturday our kids make pancakes and this is the homemade pancake mix recipe they use.  It’s foolproof.  Even for kids! Sometimes we add apples. Sometimes fresh fruit. But they ALWAYS make a double batch so the whole crew can enjoy already-made pancakes later in the week.  What You Need to […]

Fast Sweet Potato Chili

Jump to Recipe·Print Recipe This kid-friendly vegetarian recipe for sweet potato chili comes together in about 30 minutes.  Full of good-for-you ingredients you probably have in your pantry, all four of my kids loved this sweet potato chili with a dollop of sour cream plus a little cheese on top.  Our version isn’t spicy so […]