5 All-New Recipes Kids Can (and Will Want to!) Make

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Kids Can Make: Taco Cheeseburger Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Network Kitchen’s Kids Can Make: Taco Cheeseburger, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, SUMMER/APPETIZERS/PASTA Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Are your kids inspired by the tiny chefs on Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off and the impressive contenders from Chopped Teen Tournament? Then it's time to let them get their hands dirty in the kitchen. Food Network Kitchen came up with these easy, satisfying and safe dishes to get them started. Everyone (including parents!) will enjoy eating the final products, like these fun Taco Cheeseburgers.

Little kids can help tear the cheese and measure the salsa, while big kids can help shape and season the beef patties and shred the lettuce. Everyone can assemble his or her own taco.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Kids Can Make: Pizza Skewers Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, SUMMER/APPETIZERS/PASTA Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

In this mash-up recipe, pizza meets kebabs on the grill. For little kids: Let them dump the ingredients into the bowl, stir them up and tear the basil leaves over the skewers. For big kids: Let them measure out the ingredients, roll out the dough and thread the skewers.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Kids Can Make: Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Network Kitchen’s Kids Can Make: Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, SUMMER/APPETIZERS/PASTA Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

This all-in-one milk-and-cookies smoothie makes a nice change of pace for a late-summer breakfast or for an afternoon snack once school starts. For little kids: Let them help press the buttons on the blender. (Be sure to let it run for a full minute before you add the ice so the oatmeal-and-raisin mixture gets as smooth as possible.) For big kids: Let them measure the ingredients — it's the perfect time to teach them the difference between wet and dry ingredient measuring cups.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Kids Can Make: Roasted Turkey and Basil Cream Cheese Pinwheel Sandwiches Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Network Kitchen’s Kids Can Make: Roasted Turkey and Basil Cream Cheese Pinwheel Sandwiches, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, SUMMER/APPETIZERS/PASTA Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

These colorful pinwheels can be made in the morning and kept chilled for an easy lunch or snack. For little kids: Let them wash and spin-dry the lettuce. For big kids: Let them layer the ingredients and roll up the sandwiches.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Kids Can Make: Watermelon Split Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Network Kitchen’s Kids Can Make: Watermelon Split, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, SUMMER/APPETIZERS/PASTA Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Cool chunks of watermelon topped with ice cream make a perfect split for these last dog days of summer. For little kids: Let them help mash the berries with sugar. For big kids: Let them measure the ingredients. Everyone can pitch in to build the sundaes.

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