The whole world seems to be on a quinoa kick (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has officially declared 2013 as "The International Year of the Quinoa"), so why not get your kids in on the nutrient-rich, high-protein fun? One of the best parts of quinoa is that it takes on the flavors of the food it's prepared with, making it the perfect complement to both sweet and savory recipes that will appeal to kids, including everything from meatballs and burritos to pancakes and cookies. Gluten-free, easy-to-prepare, and filling, quinoa might just be our favorite superfood of the moment, and after preparing these awesome kid-friendly recipes, your kids will most likely feel the same!
Inspired by the occasion of their dad's fiftieth birthday, Mario Batali's teenage sons, Benno and Leo, developed their very own cookbook in his honor, and it's recently been published. The Batali Brothers Cookbook is a compilation of Leo and Benno's favorite recipes, plus some Batali family staples courtesy of Mario himself. We were lucky enough to chat with the brothers, who we were pleased to learn are following fast in their dad's orange-Croc-clad footsteps. Click through to read our interview with Leo and Benno Batali, and check out two of their favorite recipes to try out in your own kitchen!
Have a little chef in your kitchen? We've rounded up nine of what moms say are their kids' favorite foods to cook. These recipes are easy, fun, and tasty! From a simple avocado on toast to crockpot lasagna and yummy brownies, we're sharing recipes for kids of all ages to test in the kitchen. Click through to find your family's new favorite.
Strategizing about how to spoil Mom on Mother's Day? A special brunch that keeps her out of the kitchen is sure to be a success! If the kids are old enough, get them involved in whipping up any combination of these 13 yummy brunch recipes to create Mama's perfect meal. Make sure there's a trustworthy adult on hand to help with any knife or oven-related tasks, and get those little ones cooking!
If it gets your kids to sit down for a healthy meal, we're all in favor of playing with your food! We've rounded up 60 ways to make eating enjoyable, even for the pickiest little palates. From breakfast to dinner, and everything in between, check out these great ways to make food fun!
If you've got veggie-averse kids at home, now's the time to start introducing them to fresh produce. Farmers markets are bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables, and they're sweeter and tastier than any other time of the year. From fresh asparagus and peas to carrots, Spring onions, kale, and more, we've rounded up our favorite kid-friendly springtime recipes. Bon appétit!
Whether we notice it or not, as children we learn so much from our moms about how to keep a family home running smoothly. Here, we're sharing some of the best nuggets of wisdom that have been passed down from mom to mom about managing a family home. Add your own mom's wisdom in the comments!
Congratulations to this month's winner of the Cookbook's Blogger Food Challenge, Joanna Sargent of Go Ahead and Snicker. Her whimsical and artsy recipe will not only give your guests something tasty to snack on at your next party, but it will also inspire smiles!
Frozen yogurt and cupcake chains have become as ubiquitous as Starbucks, with at least one option in most every city center and suburban shopping mall. But Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Co. is an entity all its own. Founded by mother of three Chloe Epstein, Chloe's Soft Serve was created with the aim of satisfying kids' sweet cravings while providing them (and their parents) with clean, wholesome nutrition.
The all-natural, three-ingredient dessert is made with fresh fruit, filtered water, and a touch of organic cane sugar. The result is a blended concoction that has the consistency of soft-serve ice cream or frozen yogurt — minus the calories, fat, or artificial ingredients. Flavors like banana, mango, raspberry, pear, pumpkin, blood orange, dark chocolate, and tangerine alternate with the seasons, and the desserts are all dairy-, gluten-, and fat-free. If you can't make it to Chloe's Manhattan outpost, it's now shipped nationally — or you can try one of her signature recipes — for a Crunchy, Salty Banana Sundae — right in your own kitchen!
Editor's note: The following is a guest post written by Annabel Karmel, the British children's chef and kiddie cookbook author. In honor of Easter, Annabel shares step-by-step instructions for an egg-themed treat the whole family can make together.
Few things shout Easter more than pastels and eggs. Using kids' favorite breakfast cereal and melted chocolate, they can create perfect nests for candy-coated Easter eggs. With just a few simple steps, and some added cooling time, it won't be long before children and their parents are crunching into these Chocolate Egg Nests. Happy cooking!