Kid-Friendly Recipes

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Turkey Gravy For Thanksgiving

Lump free gravy isn’t magic, it’s all in the technique as I show in this video. Instead of using flour to thicken, try making a slurry with cornstarch mixed with cold water and gradually whisk it into warm turkey stock

How To Make Your Own Turkey Stock

Gravy and stuffing are integral part of every Thanksgiving meal – but did you know that your own Turkey stock is the best way to impart flavor with hardly any calories? In this video, I am going over the basic steps, plus share a few quick chefs’ tricks…

Roasted Butterflied Turkey

Millions of turkeys get cooked every year on Thanksgiving – the #1 question? How to keep your turkey juicy, and from drying out. You’ll find the answer in my complete Thanksgiving how-to video series…

How To Butterfly A Turkey

Get the professional scoop on how to butterfly, season, and roast a turkey so that it stays super juicy and tender. Plus, find out how to dial down calories while amping up flavor. It’s video #1 of my complete Thanksgiving How-To video series!

Cream of Tomato Soup

Everyone loves soup and sandwich – but making it yourself can be inexpensive and a lot healthier. Make a low-cal tomato soup 1-2-3 with canned tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and a spoonful of sour cream – you can even make this in a blender.

Halloween Ideas: Coco Bats

You will need a bat shaped cookie cutter to makes these crunchy crisp chocolate bats are perfect for a healthy Halloween! The kids will love ’em because they’re chocolate sugar cookie dough, but I like them since they have whole wheat flour and are lower in fat than a traditional sugar cookie.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies

Purchase a pumpkin shape cookie cutter to make these fanciful whole wheat trick or treats for Halloween. The molasses adds vital iron and other minerals to these whole grain goodies that have an extra helping of fiber.

Cherry Upside-Down Cake

As a kid, I hated upside down cakes covered with masses of sticky glazed pineapple. Feared by many, it always popped up on buffet tables at family gatherings. I’ve never been a big fan of canned fruit since, so my upside down version is made with a thick, rich homemade filling of fresh cherries that is simple and superb.