Kid-Friendly Recipes

Getting your kids to try something new can be a challenge in any household. I’m very fortunate my girls like to try new foods and I ask that they at least try everything I serve. If they don’t like it, I’ll try again a few years later and see if their tastes have changed. Here are some of what I call “Kid Friendly Recipes” because they seem to go over well with my kids and their friends.

Simple Shrimp Risotto Recipe

January 4, 2014 2 Comments
Simple Shrimp Risotto Recipe

When we need a quick and delicious meal, shrimp risotto to the rescue! Do you have nights where you haven’t planned anything for dinner but want to put a great meal on the table that everyone including the kids will enjoy? In our house, that means shrimp risotto. I already have a recipe for shrimp […]

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Cake in a Cup Recipe

January 5, 2013 8 Comments
Cake in a Cup Recipe

Chocolate Cake in a Mug My wife’s sister Judy sent us four gorgeous mugs with zip lock bags filled with what looked like instant coco powder. There were also little packets of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, crushed candy cane and cinnamon chips. Hmm, I thought, this looks interesting, but what is it? Caught up […]

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Pizza Rustic

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Pizza Rustic

  A Friend’s Childhood Memory of Pizza This pizza recipe is adapted our friend Laura. She grew up in an Italian household so I am thrilled she sent me her grandmother’s recipe. Here is what she says, “This was my grandmother’s recipe and it was her mother’s, and probably older than that. What makes it […]

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Broccoli Pasta Soup Recipe

July 22, 2012 2 Comments
Broccoli Pasta Soup Recipe

Even the Kids Will Enjoy Their Broccoli With This Soup When our girls were a bit younger, we sometimes had to get very creative in how we got them to eat their vegetables. Fortunately, now that they are both young ladies, they really enjoy vegetables. And they are both fans of broccoli. So, rather than […]

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Chicken and Celery Supper for the Kids

July 22, 2012 0 Comments
Chicken and Celery Supper for the Kids

A Great Meal For The Kids If you have visited my web page before, you know that I am currently the primary care-giver for our 10-month-old baby daughter Nell. Like her daddy, this kid has quite an appetite and from reading the labels on her baby food, she is eating better than I am. We […]

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Fish Sticks – Kid Friendly Version

January 22, 2012 1 Comment
Fish Sticks – Kid Friendly Version

Fish Sticks Recipe Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on a package of fish sticks? There are so many unpronounceable ingredients that it’s a little disturbing. And often the first ingredient in minced fish. That means it has been pressed into stick shapes and held together with some kind of binding agent.  I […]

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Mac and Cheese Recipe

December 21, 2011 8 Comments
Mac and Cheese Recipe

Macaroni and Cheese And, no, I don’t mean the kind in the blue box.  Or any kind that starts with powdered cheese or a squeeze packet of cheese.  Not that there is anything wrong with Boxed Mac & Cheese from a blue box!  My kids love it and have been eating it for years.  I […]

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Homemade Tortilla Recipe

October 9, 2011 6 Comments
Homemade Tortilla Recipe

My daughter Maddie is learning how to cook and now learning how to blog about it too. She’s only 11 years old and doesn’t let her cerebral palsy get in her way. She’s an amazing kid and I hope she continues to experience the enjoyment of cooking and writing about it. – RG My Daughter’s […]

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Bifteki Burgers

August 6, 2010 0 Comments
Bifteki Burgers

Making Caribbean Burgers We planned to have burgers the other night but my 12 year old daughter decided she wanted to prepare them and use a recipe from a collection of recipes she received from her day camp. The booklet is called Gourmet Camper Caribbean Flair and is made up of recipes the kids could […]

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Cobb Salad Recipe To Prepare With Your Kids

March 5, 2009 1 Comment
Cobb Salad Recipe To Prepare With Your Kids

Kid Friendly Cobb Salad When you think of cooking with kids, you might shy away from knives, ovens and stoves and maybe just stick to sandwiches. I fully understand why you may follow that tactic and respect your decision. However, when I cook with my girls, I want the opportunity to not only spend quality […]

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Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe On a recent trip to State College, PA, my wife stopped at Tait Farms to pick up some local products including a Strawberry Dark Chocolate Sauce that my daughter thought would be a great ingredient to try in a new gelato or ice cream. I also had some Dark […]

August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

How About Some Chocolate Ice Cream with a Bit of Trail Mix While I was down in the basement working out, I heard my youngest daughter upstairs in the kitchen preparing something.  My daughter has cerebral palsy and uses a walker to get around so I could hear the wheels rolling back and forth as […]

July 25, 2014 5 Comments
Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

 We Used Starbucks Hot Chocolate Mix For This One Maddie and I were thinking about making some homemade ice cream and since chocolate is her favorite, we thought we would give that a try. I looked in the recipe book that came with my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Gelato Maker and found a basic recipe […]

July 10, 2014 0 Comments
Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Fresh Seasonal Strawberries Make For Great Gelato By now you know I am the proud owner of a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker given to me by my neighbors Bob and Barbara for my recent birthday and I’ve been experimenting with it to learn how to make great homemade ice cream and […]

June 29, 2014 0 Comments
Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream & Gelato I celebrated a big birthday at the beginning of the month and my wife invited some friends over including my neighbor who gave me a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker (ICE-100) as a birthday present.  This past weekend, my youngest daughter and I put […]

June 20, 2014 5 Comments

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