Recipes for Kids

Julia Child-Inspired Dijon Deviled Eggs (Easter Appetizer)

> Those of you celebrating Easter in the weeks to come (or at least taking part in Easter egg hunts) may find yourselves inundated with hard-boiled eggs soon. Deviled eggs are a definite kid-pleaser, in my house at least. And this recipe makes the YUMMIEST deviled eggs I have ever eaten. Moreover, deviled eggs are a …

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Mama’s 30-Minute Sweet Cabbage Recipe (GF Side or Main Course)

Easy Weeknight Recipe: Sweet Cabbage Skillet Dinner or Side Dish Think your kids (or you) don’t like cabbage? This sweet sautéed cabbage skillet will change your minds. Full of fresh fall flavors, this sweet fried cabbage recipe is naturally gluten- and dairy-free. Make it as a vegan side dish, or add your favorite sausage (meat …

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Old-Fashioned Oven Baked Apples Recipe (Easy & Healthy)

Old-Fashioned Baked Apples Recipe: Perfect Prep-Ahead Holiday Dessert, Easy and Delicious There’s nothing like the scent of oven baked apples cooking to make your home smell warm and cozy at the holidays. “Baked” apples are a ten-minute everyday breakfast treat in our home, thanks to the microwave. But when I’m making a lot of baked …

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Healthy Microwave Baked Apples Recipe (Ready in 10 Minutes!)

When I was growing up, each day began with a good breakfast. And breakfast always began with a serving of fruit. On chilly mornings, my favorite breakfast fruit was my mother’s delicious homemade baked apples. Originally published Oct. 5, 2017; last updated October 2020. My mama baked apples the old-fashioned way, in the oven. Usually …

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How To Make Steamed Vegetables In The Microwave (Fast & Easy Side Dish!)

How To Steam Veggies In The Microwave: Steaming vegetables in the microwave is about as easy as cooking gets. If you haven’t done this before – or if you wish your kids would eat more veggies – then microwave-steamed vegetables is a technique worth trying. Originally published May 10, 2016; last updated July 2020. Microwave-steamed …

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Easy Weeknight Shortcut Bean Cassoulet Recipe

Homemade Comfort Food, Fast: Shortcut Cassoulet Recipe If your family is like ours, I’m guessing you’re cooking from scratch even more than usual, though your ingredients are often limited to what you have on hand. Yet paradoxically, between homeschooling and trying to get your own work done, you’ve got less time to spend in the …

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The EASIEST Way To Cook Dried Beans (Foolproof and No-Fuss!)

How To Cook Dried Beans In A Slow Cooker: Even if you didn’t cook at home much before, I’m betting that recent global events have you spending more time than ever in your kitchen: Restaurants are closed except for takeout and/or delivery. Store shelves are often out of half of what you want. And if …

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Easy Easter Desserts Recipe: Rice Krispie Treat Easter Eggs

Rice Krispie Easter Eggs that are pretty AND easy: Looking for a fun, easy dessert for your Easter table that your kids can help make? A few weeks ago, the girls and I tried a variation on the original Rice Krispie treats recipe: we made them into Easter eggs that were as yummy as they …

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Decadently Easy PB&J French Toast

Let Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Fuel Your Morning: Already a fan of regular French toast? Looking for something a little different for lazy weekend mornings at home? Or a surprisingly elegant dish for your next brunch? What about Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast? PB&J French Toast is deliciously decadent, but SO simple …

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French Market Soup: Easy GF Vegan Meal & Homemade Gift Idea

Meatless Monday Meal Idea and Kid-Friendly Homemade Gift: French Market Soup Mix Are you looking for a delicious, hearty, slow-cooker meal? an easy vegetarian/vegan option that can feed a crowd, for pennies per serving? a homemade gift idea that’s easy for littles to help make? French Market Soup Mix covers all these and more. It’s …

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No-Cook 15-Minute Homemade Cranberry Sauce

There are two types of people at Thanksgiving: cranberry-optional, and cranberry-must-have. Within the must-haves, there are two subsets: must-have the canned jelly kind, and must-have homemade cranberry sauce. Dear Husband’s family can take it or leave it. But for my family of origin, both canned AND homemade cranberry sauce are must-haves on the Thanksgiving table. …

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Skinny Turkey Tetrazzini: Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers

Warm your tummies on Black Friday with this kid-friendly Skinny Turkey Tetrazzini: For the first time in the 15 years I’ve known my now-husband, we get to host Thanksgiving dinner this year! Which means we get to benefit directly from the second-best part of Thanksgiving dinner, after the meal itself: enjoying the leftovers! But since …

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Quick, Easy Meals For School Nights? Here’s Your Shortcut

Review of “30-Minute One-Pot Meals You’ll Love” Does back-to-school throw your family into a scheduling tailspin every fall? It sure does for us. Even though our summers are plenty busy, they’re nothing compared to the school year. If you or your spouse teaches for a living, you understand what I’m talking about. Quick, easy meals …

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Easy-Peasy 5-Minute Cheesy Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Our New Fave Protein-Packed Breakfast-To-Go: Looking for a quick and easy breakfast idea that will stick with your kid and power them through their busy summer mornings? Or something that you can make ahead and eat on the road after an early morning start? Either way, this cheesy egg breakfast sandwich has you covered. And …

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Minestrone Casserole Bake

The Perfect Winter Warm-Up Comfort Food Does your family do Meatless Mondays? Eating a more plant-based diet can help your family save money while conserving natural resources. While we don’t do Meatless Mondays every week (or always on Monday), I try to do them at least a few times per month. Today’s recipe, Minestrone Casserole Bake, …

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