YUM-O! empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.
You can make all or just parts of this hearty fall meal.
This zesty, good-for-you recipe is perfect for a family dinner. "Pickling" the meat with citrus makes for a quicker prep time.
Greek-style chimichurri and feta sauce pack a delicious flavor punch. You can also serve the three-ingredient sauce with cut veggies, pita chips or dolloped on salad.
Dante's Rack of Lamb at Christmas – it's a fabulous appetizer!
Dante prepares the spice rub and marinade, while Mom trims the excess fat off the lamb.
Yes, I’d love to share it! It serves about eight people.
Noni Jim's Raisin Apricot Pie
I sure do!
I'm Italian and my grandmother involved me in the kitchen at a very young age. I remember how important I felt when she taught me how to chop with a knife! She would make the Raisin Apricot Pie recipe that I've shared and hand me and my grandfather each a fork to eat the entire pie together – and we would!
I remember watching her make everything from scratch, including olives, wine, cheese, butter, pasta and ravioli. She made it look so easy, but now I know how hard it was to make all of those delicious dishes. I made her ravioli once with a friend...it took so long that I demanded that my family take at least an hour to eat them!
My parents were also great cooks. Christmas always meant having a ton of people over sharing lots of food. We each learned to make something special for the holidays and prepared our recipe for the dinner table for all to enjoy. We have carried this tradition on with our family. My son Dante loves making his Rack of Lamb for the appetizer. It's always a hit!
It's never too early to involve your children. It's a great way to share stories, and eventually your kids will prepare some of the best meals for your family!
My son creates a special blend of tea for us each evening to have with a baked treat. And there have even been Sunday mornings where freshly baked cinnamon rolls are a part of a breakfast buffet that would blow your mind. He's only eleven and has developed a love for cooking – yeah!