Ina Garten is our go-to cook when we’re looking for easy but elegant dinner party ideas, classy and classic soups and stews, and impressive appetizers for our next cocktail party. She’s the queen of all-things-delicious and our very own culinary hero. Who else can flawlessly execute a 12-hour bread recipe and make it look easy? But what do all of those admittedly delicious-sounding recipes have in common? They’re not exactly the most kid-friendly recipes around.
While lots of her recipes are catered to a more adult crowd, Garten actually does have a lot of kid-friendly recipes that your family is guaranteed to love. The comforting simplicity of her style of cooking can easily be turned into meals that the pickiest eaters will gobble up. Sometimes you’ll need to leave out an ingredient here or there if your kids are really selective, but most of these will fly without a hitch. The best part? These recipes are simple enough that kids will have an easy time help you whop them up in the kitchen. And don’t forget that she’s a queen of desserts, too. From cookie bars to creamy cheesecakes, there’s something sweet everyone in the family will love.