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Cookin' With The Kids

  • Image of Strawberries & Quinoa with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Color April Strawberry!

    April 2023
    With the exception of those allergic, I sincerely doubt that there is a child on this planet who could resist a bowl of fresh strawberry…or even one strawberry, for that matter!
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  • Image of Garbanzo Tots
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Crispy Garbanzo Tots

    January 2016
    While it is impossible to truly replicate the unique crispy texture and taste of the iconic tater tot, here’s a healthier version that comes close without the use of deep-fried oil or even potatoes...
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  • Image of Lite Eggplant Parmesan
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Eggplant

    October 2013
    Here’s a very simple and healthy Eggplant Parmesan recipe that will not only teach your young kitchen helpers the basics of preparing this iconic dish, but also gets the family working together.
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  • Image of Glazed Carrots and Apricots with Green Beans
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Apricots

    August 2012
    For me, apricots have always been an iconic symbol of the summer fruit season. This kid-size, bright orange globe of juicy, sweet-tart goodness has traditionally been a popular, healthy hand snack or key ingredient in an old-fashioned cobbler or tart.
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  • Image of Battered Eggplant with Pine Nuts & Oregano
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Eggplant

    April 2011
    If your little ones insist that they do not like eggplant, here are two recipes guaranteed to change their minds with the one bite.
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  • Image of Foiled Wrapped Red Creamer Potatoes
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Grilled Potato Packets

    June 2010
    Here are two very simple potato recipes that solve the problem of including the kids in the preparation of this month’s Father’s Day barbeque meal without exposing them to open flames or treading on the turf of the guest of honor, who considers the grill his kingdom.
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