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Recipes that kids love!

Blueberry Pancakes

2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons nutmeg
1 cup blueberries
2 cup skim milk -- at room temperature
2 egg whites -- whipped
1 tbsp applesauce -- at room temperature

1.Prepare skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium until hot.
2.In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and blueberries. 3.In another mixing bowl, combine milk, egg whites, and applesauce.
4.Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients just until moistened.
5.Ladle in the batter, using 2 or more tablespoons per cake. Cook for 2 minutes, then flip carefully and cook for 2 minutes more.
5. Repeat with remaining batter.
Serves : 8

Macaroni & Cheese with Ham

2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup cheddar or mozzarella cheese
2 cups hot cooked macaroni
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 1/2 cups cooked, diced ham
1 tablespoon prepared mustard

1.In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter; add flour and stir until smooth and bubbly.
2.Gradually stir in milk. Continue cooking, stirring, until sauce just begins to bubble and sauce has thickened.
3.Combine sauce with cheese, hot cooked macaroni and salt; mix well.
4.Pour into buttered casserole dish.
5.Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle over the top of the macaroni, pressing into the mixture lightly.
6. Bake at 350° for about 20 to 25 minutes.
Serves 4.

Alphabet Yummy Soup

1/4 cup olive oil
2 medium boiling potatoes -- peeled and diced
1 cup carrots -- peeled and diced
3/4 cup minced onions
5 1/2 quarts chicken stock
2 tablespoons fresh basil -- minced
1 teaspoon fresh oregano -- minced
3 cups diced zucchini
3 cups peeled, seeded, and diced tomatoes
2 cups fresh peas
1 pound alphabet pasta

1.In a large pot over moderate heat, warm olive oil.
2.Add potatoes, carrot,and onion and saute 5 minutes.
3.Add chicken stock, basil, andoregano.
4.Bring to a boil, reduce heat to maintain a simmer, and simmer 15 minutes.
5.Add zucchini and 1 cup of the tomatoes. Simmer 10 minutes.
6. Add pasta, peas, and remaining 2 cups tomatoes; simmer until pasta is cooked through.
7.Season with salt and pepper.
7.Serve immediately and pass a bowl of Parmesan cheese
Serving Size : 16

Apple Banana Bread

• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 2 eggs
• 3 tablespoons sour cream
• 1 banana, mashed
• 1 teaspoons vanilla
• 2 cups flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 2 apples, cored and chopped

1.Preheat oven to 350F and grease 9x5-inch baking pan.
2.Cream butter and sugars, and beat in eggs.
3.Stir in sour cream, banana and vanilla.
4.In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Gradually add to butter mixture.
5.Gently stir in apples . Spoon into loaf pan and bake 1 hour.
Serving 1 loaf

Broccoli Quiche

• 1 pound bag frozen cut up broccoli
• 1 8-oz. piece whole milk mozzarella cheese
• 5 eggs
• 1 frozen deep dish pie shell
• Salt to taste
• Pepper to taste
• Grated parmesan cheese

1.Preheat oven to 350F. Use microwave to thaw broccoli.
2.Cut mozzarella piece into small cubes.
3.In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, then add broccoli, cheese, salt and pepper.
4.Pour mixture into pie crust and sprinkle parmesan cheese over top.
4.Bake 30 minutes, until the top is browned
Serves 4

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.Grease cookie sheets. Stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
3.In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, brown sugar and white sugar.
4.Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon.
5.Mix in the oats and chocolate chips.
6.Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets, leaving 2 inches between cookies.
7.Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serves 14

Vegetarian Lasagna

1 large jar of already made tomato sauce
1 lbs of broccoli, well drained
1 lb. spinach, well drained
Mushrooms, well drained
1 lg. ricotta cheese
1 egg
Parmesan cheese

1.Spread a layer of tomato sauce in bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan, then a layer of noodles.
2.Mix together broccoli, spinach and mushrooms. Spread over noodles.
3.Mix together ricotta, egg and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. 4.Spread over vegetable layer. Another layer of noodles. 5.Spread remaining tomato sauce, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.
6.Cover tight with foil and bake 45 minutes at 325 degrees. 7.Remove foil and bake 15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Serves 6

Strawberry Fruit Smoothie

1 cup low-fat vanilla ice cream
1 cup fresh or strawberries (do not thaw)
1/2 cup light peaches, packed in water or natural juices, chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

1.Place all ingredients in a blender.
2.Cover and mix until smooth, about 30 to 45 seconds.
Serves- 2-1/2 cups


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