Family Friendly Recipes to Try with Your Kids

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Maryland Stay at Home order, many of you are spending more time at home and even more time with your family than usual. And, because we want to help make this time more special, we compiled a list of recipes that you can enjoy cooking, baking, and eating with your kids. After all, cooking is a great way to bond and have fun with the ones we love most. So, if you’re looking for a new and exciting way to fill your quarantine time, gather the gang and make one or all six of these family friendly recipes.

1. Spinach Berry Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Bring a little bit of spring into your kitchen with this fresh and healthy, mouth-watering salad. Older children can slice strawberries and mix up the sweet and tangy homemade dressing while the younger ones toss in the berries and feta cheese. After that, everyone can chow down on this tasty salad.

Total time to make: 15 minutes

2. Baba Ganoush with Veggies or Pita Chips

Spinach Berry Salad. Image Source: Modern Honey

The Mediterranean classic, Baba Ganoush, is a smoky and garlicky dip that’s full of flavor. Not to mention, this recipe is easy to prepare and even more fun to dip. In addition, your kids will love scooping the baked eggplant out of its peel and mixing it with the other ingredients.

Above all, Baba Ganoush is versatile. It can be served with cut vegetables or pita chips and enjoyed as an appetizer or an afternoon snack.

Total time to make: 55 minutes

3. French Bread Personal Pizzas

Everyone loves a pizza, especially when you can make it yourself. All you need is a loaf of bread and plenty of toppings to create these personal pizzas. Kids will enjoy this recipe because they get to be the master chefs of their own dish. Get creative by making a contest out of who can make the best-looking and best-tasting pizza.

Total time to make: 15 minutes

4. Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

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Pictured: Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

This healthy and cheesy twist on traditional fries is scrumptious. Kids will love the enjoyable process of dipping the zucchini spears in three different mixtures before baking them to get that perfect crunch. Often times, incorporating vegetables into meals can be difficult, but this fun and delicious recipe is a snap to make.

Total time to make: 35 minutes

5. Homemade Baltimore Berger Cookies

Berger cookies are a beloved Maryland cookie that you can now enjoy making in your own kitchen. After baking the cookie batter, help your kids douse these cookies in a thick chocolate icing. It is a slightly messy process. However, it makes an incredible treat.

Total time to make: 55 minutes

6. Mud Puddles and Rainbows Ice Cream Sundae

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Baltimore Berger Cookies. Image Source: King Arthur Flour

These colorful sundaes are a perfect spring-themed dessert for all of the sweet-toothed children (and adults!) out there. No child can turn down such fun ingredients as rainbow sprinkles and Lucky Charms bars. All in all, this family friendly recipe is a sure-fire way to bring some cheer into the house.

Total time to make: 5 minutes

Make the Most Out of Your Time at Home

These six simple, yet delicious recipes are the perfect way to spend some quality time together as a family. You can work toward a common goal and even produce a yummy prize while you’re at it! We hope that wherever you are and whoever you are with that you remain safe.

For those nights that you don’t feel like making anything at all, check out Adam’s Grille menu for carryout and curbside pickup options.