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Featured Collection: Kid Stuff

August 21, 2014

Today: We're redefining "kid food," thanks to this collection by lastnightsdinner. 

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The phrase "kid food" might conjure up images of bland penne and PB&J's. Nothing against those feel-good classics, but we subscribe to the philosophy that kids should eat the same menu as adults -- and vice versa. In that spirit, we're looking to this collection from Jennifer Hess, a.k.a. lastnightsdinner, for some kid-friendly inspiration. From homemade fig newtons to speedy weeknight meals, it's got everything you need to get you ready for a new school year filled with family dinners -- plus an adorable apron, to bring your little chefs into the kitchen with you.

More: Need a little help getting excited for fall? We're got you covered.

Wooden Ice Cream Spoons Homemade Fig Newtons Child's Gingham Apron
Homemade Graham Crackers Ridiculously Easy Macaroni and Cheese

What's are you most looking forward to about fall? Squash? Colorful leaves? Tell us in the comments!

Photo of ice cream, macaroni and cheese, and child's apron by Mark Weinberg; photo of graham crackers by James Ransom; photo of fig newtons by Megan Scott.

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  • lastnightsdinner
  • Catherine Lamb
    Catherine Lamb
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lastnightsdinner August 21, 2014
Also: "Jennifer even has a cookbook coming out next week that's all about meal plans and weeknight cooking, aptly named Dinner: The Playbook. Check it out!" Wrong Jennifer :D
Catherine L. August 21, 2014
So sorry about that! Fixing ASAP. But hey, you started with a collection, maybe a book is next ...?
lastnightsdinner August 21, 2014
You never know... ;)
lastnightsdinner August 21, 2014
Thanks, guys! I can't believe it has been five years since I posted my first recipes here... and I never would have dreamed then that I'd someday be sharing my love of food and cooking with two little people :)