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Recipes Older Kids Can Make Themselves

These recipes are perfect for older kids to make by themselves for delicious after-school snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Please share your recipes for dishes that older kids can make by themselves, and we'll include them here. Have younger kids? Check out our recipes to make with kids!


Nutty Noodle Kugel

Nutty Noodle Kugel

Noodle kugel is often made with things like butter, sour cream, cream cheese, and sugar. It’s a Yom Kippur break-the-fast favorite, but can fill up empty stomachs in seconds...
Homestyle Chicken Potpie

Homestyle Chicken Potpie

This delicious time-saving recipe begins with a batch of Carissa's Simple White Sauce, and uses a purchased rotisserie chicken as well as a pre-made pie crust. Make this...
Chicken, lime and coriander nachos

Chicken, lime and coriander nachos

This is a great after school snack to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner! You can even serve it as a starter or side dish. The lime zest and coriander adds a really...
Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Chocolate Toffee Cookies

For perfectly baked cookies, use a light-colored quality cookie sheet. You want the cookie bottoms to be ever-so-slightly browned, so undercook them just a little bit. Cookie...
Grilled Chicken and Corn Quesadillas

Grilled Chicken and Corn Quesadillas

This unbelievably delicious and simple to prepare dish requires just a few ingredients. It's designed to be made in the summer, when the grill is out and corn is fresh. However,...
Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream

Kids always get excited when it snows, so here's a great way to make freshly-fallen snow into delicious ice cream!
Scoop-It-Up Salmon Salad

Scoop-It-Up Salmon Salad

While many kids are comfy eating tuna fish sandwiches for lunch, salmon may be a tougher sell … unless, of course, it’s our lunch-time salmon salad. Ideal for wraps or...
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

If you're thinking of making Crock Pot BBQ Chicken, throw in an extra breast and make these easy and delicious quesadillas for another dinner. Two meals, one simple prep--it...
Autumn Cream Cheese Dip

Autumn Cream Cheese Dip

This tasty dip is quick and easy.
Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Think of these kale chips as a healthful alternative to potato chips during the summer months when kale is apt to be abundant. They are best served fresh -- store any you...
Chicken Pesto Tenders

Chicken Pesto Tenders

Basil is a delicious complement to many foods, and this recipe for basil pesto to serve with chicken tenders is easy to prepare and eat together as a family. It's also...
Quick and Easy Mushroom-Tortilla Pinwheels

Quick and Easy Mushroom-Tortilla Pinwheels

These look nice on a plate and are easy to make. They work well for a pot-luck event or for hosting a playdate with kids.