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Cookin' With The Kids

  • Simple Sides: Red, White & Blue Potato Grill Packet!
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Red, White & Blue Potato Grill Packet!

    May 2022
    This month’s Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the grilling season. While the family meal may center around a bed of hot coals on this holiday, your kitchen helpers can still contribute to the festivities as their culinary education moves to the backyard.
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  • Pear-Pepper Soup
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Pear Soup!

    October 2020
    Here’s the perfect recipe to introduce kids to the art of soup-making, featuring fruit from the October harvest, combined with a short ingredient list that is just odd enough to keep a child’s attention. 
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  • Image of Apple Edamame-Garbanzo Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Apple Harvest Salad

    September 2016
    Across the country, especially in northern states from Maine to the Pacific Northwest, September brings the first pick of new-crop apples to retail stands in sales promotion volume.
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  • Image of grapes and carrots
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Carrots & Grapes

    September 2014
    With the month of September comes the sweetest of grape varieties, the Muscato™. This grape has a high natural sugar content that kids will love.
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  • Image of Watermelon Soup
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Watermelon, Soup or Salad

    June 2013
    Summertime, kids and watermelon are a very classic combination. Here are two recipes that your kids can help prepare for the family’s backyard BBQ menu using this iconic summer favorite in a side dish that requires no cooking.
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  • Image of Stuffed Vine Sweet Mini Peppers
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Vine Sweet Mini Peppers

    January 2011
    While many of these recipes may seem very basic, this is by design. It is hoped that these simple preparations will lay the culinary foundation necessary to inspire kids to try more challenging recipes as their confidence in the kitchen grows.
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