MY KIDS REALLY EAT THIS! Turner Parents Cookbook 2013
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese FrostingThis delicious, easy to make cake includes fresh carrots ! Unfortunately, it does not qualify as a vegetable at dinner....
Michael Pease’s Triple Chocolate Chip CookiesI think the cookbook is an amazing idea. I am submitting my chocolate chip cookie recipe that I make for my “family” on the 21st floor at CNN all the time. They seem to love them so I hope others will too.
CousCous with FishI have two kids and they are spoilt rotten because both me and my husband love to cook. I can share many recipes that they love to eat. But here’s an easy one.
Apple Koo-KooWhen the kids were little, we made what they said was a "Kooky Apple" drink by watering apple juice with a little fizzy water...and the "apple koo koo" was born!
Easy Baked Chicken WingsWe moved to Virginia from California in the early 1990's and were introduced to amazing barbeque. This rub is foolproof!
Taco TuesdayWe get together with friends and neighbors on Tuesdays, kids love the tradition and so do we! I marinate the chicken Monday night after dinner, so Tuesday when I get home from work I just have to stick it in the broiler. The kids (middle and high school age) take charge of all the other prep work; makes for a pretty relaxed evening for everyone.
Pasta CarbonaraOur kids favorite weekend breakfast - yeah, it's a bit carby, but it gets some morning protein into your non-egg eaters.
Chicken Asparagus PastaI have no idea where this recipe came from but we've been making it forever. Even when kids say "I don't like asparagus" they like this pasta. I've amended this and made Chicken Broccoli Pasta ; it was good, but not AS good.
Nonnie's New Orleans Red Beans and RiceMy wife (Nonnie) and I are from New Orleans and red beans and rice is a typical and traditional family meal on Monday’s. This recipe below was printed in the AJC in the days following Hurricane Katrina. We had lots of family evacuees in our Atlanta house and had to feed plenty of people. This meal goes a long way….and is nutritious and yummy. Our kids crave red beans and rice and have helped mom (Nonnie) make them many times. I can’t tell you how much I love the smell of a fresh batch of red beans on the stove – it reminds us of our hometown and family. Red beans also freezes well and is better on the next go around, kind of like chili gets better the next day. Enjoy! Andreas Preuss
Stuffed Shells with Meat SauceWe serve this dish with a small side salad, and a toasted wheat baguette with light butter spread. My children love to take about 1/3 of a cup of the remaining sauce and set it aside for bread-dipping purposes once the meal is served.
Arlene's Favorite Chili with a TwistThis is my daughter’s favorite recipe; I can make this every day AND Sunday and she is happy!
Leek and Potato SoupThe trick with this soup is to get the proportion of potato-to leek-to liquid right. If you like a thick creamy soup, put more potatoes and just enough liquid to cover. You can also add water or broth as it cooks if it gets too thick for your taste. If you are a vegetarian, you can skip bacon . The soup goes well with a French baguette or grilled cheese sandwich.
Baked ZitiClassic comfort food that’s easy for kids to help fix. After all, what kid doesn’t like to help sprinkle cheese? Not to mention, my daughter asked for this every time she came home from college.
Cheesy Chicken StripsThis is one of my kids’ (4 and 6 years old) FAV recipes (and mine too….super EASY)….
5 Ingredient Pumpkin Mini-MuffinsOne quick blast of cold air and I’m immediately in the mood for all things pumpkin. My first stop on this food train is a sweet snack that I nibble on with a warm cup of tea. If you’re looking for a tasty pumpkin fix, this little gem will get you off to a good start! Kids love these!
Italian DInner SoupThis recipe is super quick and comforting on a cold winter night – and my 5 year old son LOVES it!! Serve with warm garlic bread.
Jadan’s Fruit Smoothie:If fresh fruit is out of season-no worries—frozen fruit works just fine—and it’s already chilled for the smoothie!
Pan Asian Udon SoupI’ve been inspired by the Korean udon and the Vietnamese noodle soups for this one. To make it a vegetarian soup, just omit the protein and use a vegetable broth.
Arlene's Curry VegetablesWe eat anything curry! My daughter fell in love with a Curry Vegetable Roti and to encourage her to eat more veggies...I just add curry!
Arlene's Okra and Carrot Stuffed Chicken BreastWe are not fans of okra, but I found a way to get them in! Stuff them in chicken breast!
This cookbook is a collaborative project created by members of Turner's Parent Business Resource Group. We've each contributed delicious, healthy(ish) recipes working parents can trust kids will actually eat; at least our kids ate them! Each of the recipes included has been tested by Turner families and is relatively easy to cook.
Consider this cookbook to be a continual work in progress. If you have additional recipes to contribute, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and bon appetite!
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