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Kids Take Over the Kitchen with Kid-Friendly Recipes

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

National Grilled Cheese DayToday is Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day, and while you may not leave them completely to their own devices with the stove and mixer, they can still take charge with these kid-friendly recipes from our archives.

Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This speaks for itself. If your child or children are not quite old enough to use the stove, they can still help with preparation and opt to add ingredients like ham, lettuce or turkey. They can also make good choices about what to have on the side; carrot sticks or low-fat crackers are great options.

Pumpkin_SeedsRoasted Pumpkin Seeds

It is fall, after all. After you’re done carving pumpkins this season, toast the seeds for a simple snack that can be taken to school or eaten afterwards.

Thumbprint Cookies and Dirt & Worms

These desserts are great not only for their simplicity but for teaching the importance of moderation (remember, you benefit from the dessert making, too!). Your child will be delighted when they get to make the thumbprint impression before scooping their favorite jam, and will have a lot of fun adding colorful worms to their chocolate dirt.

Thumbprint Cookies

What are some of the recipes you share with your children or grandchildren? Share with us, and let the kids take over the kitchen!

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Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

National Grilled Cheese Day

One of the oldest and simplest recipes in the book: The Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Since it’s National Grilled Cheese Day, here is a standard, easy-to-follow recipe with suggestions for adding flavor, a kick or enhanced creaminess to your grilled cheese.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 slices Texas toast, or your favorite bread
    (to make one sandwich)
  • 3 slices American cheese


  1. Place a medium frying pan over medium heat on a cooktop.
  2. While frying pan is warming, spread half of the butter on one side of one slice of bread, place butter side down in pan.
  3. Layer slices of cheese on the bread in the pan; spread remaining butter on remaining slice of bread and place on top of cheese, butter side up.
  4. Cook on medium heat for about five minutes, flip. If bread starts to burn, lower heat and continue to cook until cheese is melted.
  5. Serve with hot sauce, ranch dressing, a favorite soup or with tomatoes and enjoy!

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Tuesday Recipe: Simple Cheese Lasagna

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

We all need quick meals to make when time is tight and everyone is hungry. Tonight, or any night, make this simple and delicious lasagna guaranteed to please the entire family!


  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, minced
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups tomato sauce
  • 12 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 4 cups mozzarella, shredded


  • Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix the ricotta, 1 cup of the Parmesan, the basil, egg, salt, and pepper until well-combined.
  • Spread 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce over the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Place 3 of the noodles on top of the sauce and drop 3 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture down the center of each noodle, then spread it to an even thickness.
  • Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of the mozzarella.
  • Spoon 1 1/2 cups of the sauce evenly over the cheese. Repeat this layering 2 more times.
  • For the final layer, place the 3 remaining noodles on top.
  • Spread the remaining 1 1/4 cups sauce over the noodles.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and then the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.Large Haeger Baker Blue
  • Spray a large sheet of foil lightly with vegetable oil spray and cover the lasagna. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and continue to bake until the cheese is browned and the sauce is bubbling, about 25 minutes longer.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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