Kids in the Kitchen

Coming Together for Family-friendly Meals

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A generation ago, families ate most daily meals together. Now, life seems to go by too quickly, and there is seemingly not enough time to sit down for an unhurried meal with family. Family dinner is a time to build relationships, a time to talk and listen—and it’s also a time to eat! Making meals together can also be a part of family-building time. Make these simple, kid-friendly recipes, and enjoy family time—tonight!

Fun and Fast Fajitas


  • 8-12 Flour tortillas
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Green pepper
  • 1 Red pepper
  • Beef- or chicken-style veggie-meat strips
  • Fajita seasoning
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salsa
  • Avocados


Cut vegetables length-wise and sauté together in a frying pan with fajita seasoning (to taste) and olive oil. Add veggie-meat until thoroughly cooked. Heat tortillas and serve with salsa and sliced avocados. Serves 4.

Easy Pizza Boats


  • 1-2 loaves French bread
  • 1-2 cups pizza sauce
  • Cheese 
  • Pizza toppings


Preheat oven to 350 F. Slice French bread lengthwise and then cut in half. Spread pizza sauce across the bread, then sprinkle with cheese. Top with your favorite pizza toppings, such as olives, tomatoes, onions, or peppers, and seasonings, such as Italian seasoning or basil. Place on a baking sheet and bake for ten minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Serves 4. 

Veggie Buffalo Kabobs


  • 1 package Veggie 
  • “chicken” nuggets 
  • 2 cups Pepper Jack cheese cubes
  • 2-3 Celery stalks
  • 2-3 Carrots
  • 2 cups Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Cucumbers
  • Ranch dressing
  • Buffalo sauce


Slice the vegetables in ½ inch pieces and cut the heated veggie nuggets in half. Carefully thread the veggies, cheese, and nuggets on to the wood skewers alternating between ingredients. For extra spicy kabobs use spicy nuggets! Drizzle with ranch dressing or buffalo sauce. Makes 12 skewers.

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