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Recipes To Make With Kids

With equal doses of patience and humor, cooking with kids can be great fun, and a terrific learning experience for them. These recipes are especially easy to follow and perfect to cook with kids. Send us your favorite recipes to make with kids, and we'll include them here!


Eileen's Jumbo Blueberry Muffins

Eileen's Jumbo Blueberry Muffins

Chock-Full-O-Veggies Lasagna

Chock-Full-O-Veggies Lasagna

We won’t lie … this lasagna is a bit fussy. But the extra time it takes to prep this dish is well worth the effort. As lasagnas go, this one has super, duper kid appeal....
M & M Cookies

M & M Cookies

Small shaped balls of this cookie dough can be frozen, then thawed and baked as needed.
Meringue Ghosts

Meringue Ghosts

These meringue treats can be shaped into little ghosts (as shown here) for Halloween, or little snowmen for Christmas. The seasonal possibilities are endless for these melt-in-your-mouth...
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for school-age kids. To beef it up, we take plain ol’ pancakes made with flour and eggs, and we add a boatload...
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

We’ve been cooking up makeover recipes for well over a decade, and this recipe is by far the most popular with our families and our online community to date. All of our...
Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

If you're running short on time, use premade pesto instead.

Trail Mix

When stored airtight, this Trail Mix lasts for week. It can be made without peanuts and/or tree nuts for those with food allergies.
Quick Lunchbox Snacks and Sides

Quick Lunchbox Snacks and Sides

The ingredients listed here are ideas for various lunchbox snacks. Small servings with many choices works for kids because variety is key to healthy eating. Providing your...
Peanut Butter and Jelly Toaster Tarts

Peanut Butter and Jelly Toaster Tarts

These delectable treats are simple to make, and they contain two ingredients most kids love—peanut butter and jelly!
GoodNCrazy Sunday Afternoon German Pancakes

GoodNCrazy Sunday Afternoon German Pancakes

This recipe comes from SchoolFamily.com's GoodNCrazy Mom, aka blogger Carissa Rogers. Rogers writes in this blog post about the role these pancakes play in her busy household,...
After-School Gorp

After-School Gorp

Gorp is another name for trail mix, and, according to some stands for "good ole raisins and peanuts." Everyone loves this portable, adaptable snack!
Healthier Hamburger Helper

Healthier Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper may get a bad rap when it comes to good nutrition for families, but this classic boxed dinner can indeed be tweaked to be good for you. Check out our made-from-scratch...
Grab-and-Go Granola Bars

Grab-and-Go Granola Bars

The nutritional merits (or demerits) of store-bought granola bars can vary considerably, so we decided to create our own. The nutrition in these bars is through the roof—we’re...
Smiley Face Casserole

Smiley Face Casserole

Traditional Tater Tot casserole with all the trimmings (full-fat cheese, butter, fatty ground beef, and regular cream of mushroom soup), gets a much-needed overhaul with...