A Kid in the Kitchen

To field-test our kid-friendly recipes, we contacted the food-savviest kid we know, Matisse Reid, who loves lobster and squid and likes to add a splash of olive brine to her mussels. Her assignment: Prepare our recipes for friends and share their verdict.

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Panko-Crusted Chicken Drumsticks with Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce

A Kid in the Kitchen: Panko-Crusted Drumsticks

Matisse drums up a crowd-pleaser.

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Matisse Reid

Meet Matisse

To read more of Matisse's remarkable story and cooking insights, see her blog: Matisse's Kitchen.

Chewy Oat Bars

Kid-Friendly Snack Bars

These hearty squares are simple to make and wonderfully portable—they are perfect for packing in lunch boxes or for snacking in the car.

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Breakfast Quinoa

A Kid in the Kitchen: Breakfast Quinoa

Matisse takes a kid-friendly approach to cooking nutrient-filled quinoa.

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Pork Schnitzel

Kid-Friendly Pork Schnitzel

Matisse receives rave reviews for this kid-friendly pork schnitzel.

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Shrimp and Shiitake Rice Bowl

A Kid in the Kitchen: Matisse Tackles an Asian Rice Bowl

Matisse receives rave reviews for this kid-friendly Asian dish.

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Apple-Toffee Hand Pies

A Kid in the Kitchen: Kid-Sized Apple Pies

Matisse bakes a simple, portable version of the all-American classic.

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Meatballs with Spiced Tomato Sauce

A Kid in the Kitchen: Mad for Meatballs

Our kid in the kitchen wins over her picky brother.

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Sticky Ginger Cake

A Kid in the Kitchen: Bring on the Spice Cake

Matisse gets to know molasses and earns her highest rating yet.

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Tomato and Mozzarella Risotto

A Kid in the Kitchen: Matisse Stirs Up a Classic

Our kid in the kitchen charms a picky eater and offers us a few pointers.

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Spice-Rubbed Grilled Chicken

A Kid in the Kitchen: Matisse Spices Up Dinner

Our kid in the kitchen massages chicken and creates a new family fave.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu

A Kid in the Kitchen: Matisse Gets a Little Fancy

Our kid in the kitchen goes all cordon bleu on us—to accolades.

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Grilled Ham and Pineapple Pizza Recipe

A Kid in the Kitchen: Grilled Ham and Pineapple Pizza

This month, our kid in the kitchen gets rave reviews on pineapple-ham pizza.

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Chewy Coconut Granola Bars Recipe

A Kid in the Kitchen: Chewy Coconut Granola Bars

This month, 11-year-old Matisse Reid shares chewy coconut granola with family and friends.

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Chai Banana Bread Recipe

A Kid in the Kitchen: Chai Banana Bread

This month, 11-year-old Matisse Reid shares chai tea-spiced banana bread with family and friends.

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Spaghetti Squash with Tomato-Basil Sauce Recipe

A Kid in the Kitchen: Spaghetti Squash

This month, 11-year-old Matisse Reid serves up spaghetti squash to her two toughest critics.

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Tuna-Guacamole Tacos Recipe

A Kid in the Kitchen: Fish Tacos

This month, 11-year-old Matisse Reid introduces her BFFs to fresh fish tacos with creamy guac.

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