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Cool Gifts for Young Chefs

Do you have a talented young chef on your gift list this year? Or just a kid who’s happy to hang out in the kitchen? No matter what your kid’s skill or interest level, there’s almost certainly a kitchen gift that will amaze and delight them this holiday season. With the right gift, who knows? [...]

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A Kid’s Salad

With all of that “green stuff,” salad can be a tough sell for many kids. Last week we worked our way around the problem by making a tasty summer bread salad. This week we tried a different tactic with our slightly picky (OK, let’s say “selective”) 9-year-old: We put him entirely in charge of creating [...]

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Choco-Mint Ice Cream Cups

Summertime, and the… kids are already driving you crazy? It’s rough keeping everyone occupied and out of trouble, which is why we’re busy dreaming up summer jobs for kids to do in the kitchen. If you’re looking for a dessert that’s quick and easy and involves a lot of hands-on kid help, we’ve got just [...]

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Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 18

Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 18

President Obama’s proposed budget was at the top of the news this week, and those who follow childhood nutrition were pleased to learn that all programs will retain their current level of funding, with $7.9 billion for discretionary nutrition program support (as per Obama Foodorama). However, as The Slow Cook pointed out in Grist this week, school [...]

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Get Your Kids to Eat Brussels Sprouts

Here’s some food for thought on getting your kids to eat their vegetables: Approach #1: Plop some cooked Brussels sprouts down on their plates. “Here kids, eat this.” (“Eeeewww!”) Approach #2: Pull out a large stalk of fresh Brussels sprouts (Thank you, Trader Joe’s). Ask one kid to help pull the sprouts off the stalks. [...]

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Fun Food Saturday: Wonton Wrappers

After last week’s cupfake fest on Fun Food Saturday, we got a little distracted thinking about the wonton wrappers in that cupcake lasagna recipe. We love working with wonton wrappers. In fact, when you’re cooking with kids, it’s hard to find something more fun and durable than these versatile little squares. There’s nothing to roll [...]

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