Kids in the Kitchen 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Yes, I know it’s not Christmas, but it sure feels like it! Why? Because August is Kids Eat Right Month! A month-long celebration of teaching kids the importance of food and nutrition. And this year, it’s all about the cooking! Oh, who am I kidding, it’s ALWAYS about the cooking! I’m on a big time mission to help get kids in the kitchen and I’ve got a serious A-team list of colleagues who’ve got the same goal! So, this month we’re celebrating #kidsinthekitchen.

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When mushroom and beef meet, they make one incredible burger!

Mushroom Beef Burger Sliders

When I was pregnant with the little sous chef I craved 3 things – guacamole, milk shakes and burgers! The first two made perfect sense to me, but the burgers were a big surprise. I don’t remember ever really getting excited about burgers any time before that, what made pregnancy so different? But here’s the deal, I only wanted BEEF burgers. So weird! Well, ironically, that craving still exists even 5+ years after the sous chef was born! And it was about time I shared a burger recipe with you. Let’s talk about these Mushroom Beef Burger Sliders!

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Grilled sweet corn becomes salad! Add a little avocado and jalapeno and a super tasty dressing and you've got a salad you will happily enjoy all summer!

Grilled Sweet Corn Salad

Ahhh, the food of summer. It makes me so incredibly happy. Take corn, for example. In the winter, at least here in the midwest, you can’t find it. Well, you can, but it’s in the freezer section. That’s fine and good, but give me that sweet summer corn! I long for it and I am beyond joyful when it shows up in my store!

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Looking for an easy, creamy chicken salad? How about one with a Greek twist? This Creamy Greek Chicken Salad is for YOU! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Creamy Greek Chicken Salad

There’s something lovely about chicken salad, am I right? But not that chicken salad in that plastic container at the gas station convenience store. That’s the opposite of lovely. I’m talking about the homemade stuff that has big chunks of chicken, just the right touch of creaminess and the perfect amount of “stuff” to make it taste like perfection. You like that too? Great, than you’ll love this CREAMY GREEK CHICKEN SALAD!

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You won't find these Spicy Grilled Vegetable Tacos in Taco! Taco! Taco! Consider this my summer taco gift to you! Because what's better than grilled food in the summer!

Spicy Grilled Vegetable Tacos

My brain is completely stuffed with tacos. Every single time I try to think of something besides tacos, I think of tacos. And it makes sense, considering my cookbook, Taco! Taco! Taco! just dropped (that makes me sound like a hip pop star, right? No? HA!). So, you would think I would be creating a recipe for something other than tacos, but nope, I’m not. I’ve had this weird craving for tacos stuffed with veggies, so yep, I came up with these Spicy Grilled Vegetable Tacos.

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Yes, it's time to give salmon patties another try. My version is super simple to make and packed with flavor. Plus it comes with a perfect cabbage slaw topping! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Simple Salmon Patties with Cabbage Slaw

Raise your hand if you’ve had salmon patties. Now raise your hand if you have had them and didn’t like them. Just what I thought. You’ve had a pretty bad salmon patty experience. Well, it’s not your fault, they can be incredibly gross. But I think it’s time you gave them a second chance. Let me explain…

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Refreshing margarita alert! There's no better way to enjoy a plate full of tacos than with this tequila and fruit-infused beverage! Make a pitcher of these Dragonfruit Mango Agua Fresca-Ritas for your next fiesta! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Dragonfruit Mango Agua Fresca-Rita

Besides loving tacos and Mexican food, in general, I love a great margarita. Not the super sweet, frozen kind, but the kind where you can taste the tequila and lime juice. I also happen to really love a good agua fresca. Have you had one? Talk about yummy and refreshing! Yep, so I did just what you’re thinking – combined the two to make this Dragonfruit Mango Agua Fresca-rita!

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