Fun Family-Friendly Foods

Make every night a party with easy festive foods the whole family will love.

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Pizza Pizzas

Skip delivery and make Alton's pizza at home.

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Baked Rigatoni with Bechamel Sauce

Nutmeg, fontina cheese and prosciutto turn Giada's classic bechamel sauce into a decadent topping for rigatoni.

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Peanut Butter Caramel Swirled Brownies

Bobby dollops homemade peanut butter caramel in his brownie batter then uses a butter knife to swirl through the batter to get a lovely marbleized effect. he brownies can be stored in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to 3 days; they can also be frozen, well wrapped, for up to 2 weeks.

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Asian Sloppy Joes

Spike your sloppy Joes with soy sauce and ginger for a surprising Asian spin.

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Supreme Pizza Lasagna    

Ree's recipe means you don't have to choose between two comfort food favorites. Incorporate your favorite pizza toppings like sausage, pepperoni and mushrooms directly into the lasagna layers.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate chips and peanuts are baked right in to the these thumbprint cookies. For a double-dose of peanut buttery goodness, incorporate peanut butter into the filling as welll.

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Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad

Store-bought mushroom, chicken or spinach filled tortellini mean that this pasta salad comes together in just thirteen minutes.

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Chocolate French Toast (pain perdu)

Rich, chocolaty French toast makes for an indulgent breakfast or brunch meal, or a fun breakfast-for-dinner treat.

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Bobby Flay's Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara

Trade your regular mac and cheese night for Bobby's Throwdown version, full of pancetta, eggs and lots of cheese, carbonara style.

Get the Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara

Couscous with Dried Dates

Couscous is equal parts fancy and fun. The best part? It takes only five minutes to cook.

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Carne Asada Tacos

Start a fiesta tradition in your house, with taco night.

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Southern Ham-and-Cheese Pie

Make breakfast for dinner, with this easy Southern riff on classic quiche.

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Ravioli Salad

This isn't the salad your kids are used to. Dress up store-bought ravioli pasta salad-style for an unexpected side dish.

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Ice Cream Steak Frites

With its meaty looks, this dessert-in-disguise is sure to get a laugh.

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Ham Club Sandwich Sliders

Pack these mini sandwiches for take-along lunches.

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Giada's Parisian Steak and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches

Pick up some fresh croissants to take a simple steak sandwich to the next level.

Get the Recipe: Parisian Steak and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches

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