The Kitchen Co-Hosts Were Completely Adorable As Kids

Join us for an adorable walk down memory lane with GZ, Katie, Jeff and Sunny.

Whether it was boxed mac and cheese after school or Mom's chicken noodle soup on sick days, everyone has foods that take them straight back to childhood, to a warm and fuzzy place full of nostalgia. This Saturday's episode of The Kitchen shines a light on those time-honored dishes as the cast looks back on their favorite bites from when they were kids. Check them all out below, and be sure to peek at the childhood pics of GZ, Sunny, Katie and Jeff — it doesn't get cuter than this.

GZ is sharing the recipe for My Mother's Shepherd's Pie, featuring a buttery mashed potato topping and a hearty filling of ground lamb, bright veggies and fresh rosemary. Save this for a chilly night this winter; it'll warm you up instantly.

For Katie Lee, this Cherry Pie is a longtime classic, and (good news!) the homemade crust couldn't be easier. You don't have to wait for summertime fruit to be in season either; Katie's recipe uses frozen cherries for a quick fix.

As an Italian American, Jeff's comfort food pick is Italian Unstuffed Shells, which may prove to be the ultimate family-friendly dinner recipe. When you don't know what to make and time is tight, reach for pasta, canned tomatoes and a ton of cheese, because you know everyone loves that combo.

Who among us didn't eat fish sticks as a kid?! Think of Sunny's version, Fried Tuna Sticks with Wasabi Mayo Sauce, as the next-level take you didn't know you needed. Here it's all about the crispy coating on top of the fish. The secret ingredient is tempura batter, which turns out ultra-light when you use bubbly seltzer water to make it.

For more kid-friendly recipes, check out these go-to picks for after-school snacks and anytime treats below, and don't miss new episodes of The Kitchen every Saturday at 11a|10c.

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