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5 Easy Dinners for Kids


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Custom-made Macaroni and Cheese
Homemade mac and cheese tastes oh-so much better than what you'll get out of a box.
Homemade mac and cheese tastes oh-so much better than what you'll get out of a box.
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Macaroni and cheese is a classic kids' food. The great news is that it doesn't have to come from a box anymore! There's an endless array of quick and easy recipes, so you can have a great homemade dinner on the table in no time. All you need is cheese and pasta (and it doesn't have to be macaroni!). Add chunks of chicken breast, a few slices of ham or a handful of ground beef, and throw in some veggies such as red and green peppers, chives or corn to give this basic dinner a little kick. If you prefer the simple, classic recipe, don't be afraid to try different cheeses -- or a combination of your favorites! Parmesan, Gouda and Swiss cheeses go great with the always-classic cheddar.