Amanda & Merrill

Potato Salad and S'mores

April 17, 2014

Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration. 

Amanda's Kids' Lunch from Food52

I like high-low food, and try to share (or impose, depending on your perspective) this with my kids. So for lunch today, I packed up German potato salad and sautéed asparagus with ranch dressing (homemade, and it includes smoked paprika, thus the ultimate mash-up of high-low), and for dessert I carved them each a slab of S'mores Pudding Cake. My son will eat the asparagus. My daughter will like the tangy potato salad. And they'll both devour the pudding cake. Works for me!

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Written by: Amanda Hesser

Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.


jenniebgood April 17, 2014
If they like peanut butter, they are are going to love fluffernutters!
ATG117 April 17, 2014
What kind of marshmallow creme do you use?
Amanda H. April 17, 2014
We used Marshmallow Fluff, a total revelation to my kids. They had so many questions about this fascinating new (to them) product, and what else I could use it in. Stay tuned for peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwiches....