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Cookin' With The Kids

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    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Roasted Grapes ‘n Rice

    September 2022
    Here’s a very tasty one-bowl recipe that even the youngest of kitchen helpers can participate in preparing for the whole family to enjoy that goes with just about any main entrée.
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  • Image of grilled cheese sandwich with peaches
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: A Peachy Grilled Cheese!

    August 2022
    I remember the days when a grilled cheese sandwich was just a simple combination of American cheese and basic white bread! In fact, for me as a kid, grilled cheese with a side of hot soup was always the go-to lunch when the weather was stormy.

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  • Simple Sides: A Better Sorbet
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: A Better Sorbet

    June 2022
    As June’s temps begin to heat up, it is time to move away from a hot stove and oven for your kids’ culinary education. Try this countertop recipe with refreshingly practical applications on a hot summer day – a healthy, sorbet-like fresh pineapple frozen dessert!
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  • 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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  • Image of crispy lentil power balls
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Crispy Lentil Power Balls

    April 2022
    Here’s a healthy snack food recipe that can provide both an energy boost as well as a between-meals appetite suppressor for the whole family with just a quick stop at the refrigerator.
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  • Image of Potato Broccoli Nuggets
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: A Better Broccoli

    February 2022
    Eat your broccoli! A mantra most parents have uttered repeatedly with mixed results. I remember a child sitting stubbornly in front of a bowl of cold broccoli at an empty kitchen table long after the family meal was over – that be me!
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  • Image of Butternut Squash Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Melissa's Produce

    Simple Sides: Butternut Squash Chocolate Chip Cookies

    January 2022
    One of the first cooking lessons that many kids experience is baking a batch of cookies. Unfortunately, the basic ingredients for any cookie are fat, eggs, sugar, and flour. Here’s a healthier version of the most popular of all cookies...
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