Potato Pancakes with Applesauce

    Baking potatoes, often called russet or Idaho potatoes, make the best potato pancakes. Potato pancakes are a perfect example of how a few simple ingredients can make a satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Download the PDF Recipe  

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Jane Stacey’s Pear Tart

    Peeled Pears Sonja met her best friend on the very first day of Kindergarten. She told me that she was drawn to Kaitlyn because she loved her mother’s hair, which was a vibrant shade of mahogany with shiny magenta overtones. Soon there were lunches. Kaitlyn was a wide-eyed shy child who carried a […]


Minestrone with Breadsticks

    Minestrone makes a delicious meal in one pot. In Italy there are many kinds of minestrone soup. This version uses kale, a highly nutritious green leafy vegetable. Cabbage, spinach, or Swiss chard would also be good choices of greens in this soup.                 Download the PDF

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North African Tajine with Couscous and Chermoula

  In Morocco, tajine means both a traditional stew and the type of special clay pot that it is cooked in. The pot has a shallow bottom and a dome-shaped top. Meats, vegetables and even fruits are cooked together slowly with a mix of spices. There are many types of tajines. This easy vegetable tajine […]


Vegetable Tamales with Red Chile Sauce

    There are many kinds of tamales. Some are wrapped in fresh corn leaves, banana leaves, or avocado leaves. Most tamales have fillings of meat, cheese, or beans, but some have no fillings at all. These vegetarian tamales are smaller than most and take less time to cook. When everyone works together, making tamales is easy and […]


Fresh Green & White Fettuccine + Tomato Basil Sauce

Fresh pasta is just like any other dough, fun to make and easy to handle. Pasta machines are fun, but you can make pasta the old fashioned way. All you need is is a rolling pin and some patience! Download the PDF recipe


Vegetable Paella with Flatbread and Salad

Many people recognize paella as a rice and seafood dish from Spain, but there are many different kinds of paella. There are seafood paellas, meat paellas, vegetable paellas, and a famous one called arroz negro, made with squid “ink”! Centuries ago, the Moors brought rice and the special crocus plant that produces saffron from the […]


East Asian Noodles and Coconut Rice Balls

Noodles are almost as popular as rice in Asia. Noodles come in many different shapes and sizes and most are made from wheat and rice. These homemade noodles are surprisingly easy to make, though you could also make this dish with store-bought flat egg noodles. Download the PDF Recipe


Stovetop Pizza with Tri-color Salad

Pizza is the favorite food of many children. Making your own pizza is a satisfying accomplishment. This delicious version uses fresh tomatoes and less cheese than most. You can bake these pizzas on cookie sheets in preheated 425 degree oven instead of cooking them on the stovetop. Download the PDF recipe


Chinese-American Vegetable Fried Rice with Sweet & Sour Cucumbers

In China, rice is usually served plain to balance the flavors of other dishes. Fried rice provides plenty of protein, delicious vegetables, and is low cost. Enjoy making this tasty meal with your family!


Middle Eastern Falafel, Flatbread, and Tomato Cucumber Salad

In Middle Eastern countries, falafel is made from garbanzo beans and spices, shaped into balls or patties and deep-fried. It is a popular form of street food, often served wrapped in thick pita breads. These falafel patties are made on a griddle, using much less oil. Children can help mash the chickpeas and form the […]