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A Mom And A Chef Cook Off To See Who Can Make The Better Dish For 2 Kid Judges

"I've never met a kid who likes spinach!"

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Cooking for kids can be a tricky task, especially if you have a picky eater. So, we decided to challenge a professional chef vs. a mother of two to see who could make a better meal and win the kid's hearts... or should I say stomachs?

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Hannah's Minecraft Recipe:

For the pancakes:

* 1 cup spinach

* 1 cup milk

* 1 egg

* 2 Tbsp. oil

* 1 cup all-purpose flour

* 1 Tbsp. sugar

* 1 tsp baking powder

* 1/2 tsp baking soda

* 1/2 tsp salt

Blend the spinach, milk, egg, and oil until very smooth. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, and pour in the wet mix. Whisk until just combined, and pour by 1/4 cup onto a heated griddle. Cook both sides until they JUST start to turn brown. Cut pancakes into square shapes, and using either blueberries or chocolate chips, make a “Creeper” face. Enjoy!

For the frittata:

* 4 eggs

* 1/2 cup milk

* 1 cup spinach

* salt & pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients until smooth in a blender. Cook in a covered skillet over low heat. Cut the frittata into fourths, and cut each fourth into a pixelated tree. Serve with a piece of bacon for the trunk.

Chef Steven's Penne Pasta “Alfredo” with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese:

Serves 4


1-pound Dried Penne Pasta

1 Tlbs Whole Butter

1 cup Bacon, cut into ¼ inch pieces

½ ea Yellow Onion, Diced Small

2 ea Garlic cloves, chopped fine

2 tsp Fresh Thyme

1 cup Chicken or Vegetable stock

2 tlbs White wine vinegar

2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream

½ cup Sour Cream

½ cup Parmesan Cheese

½ ea Zest from Lemon

1 tlbs Fresh Lemon Juice

½ bunch Fresh Spinach Julienned

TT Kosher salt

TT Ground Black Pepper

To Prepare:

To Cook Pasta: In a medium sized sauce pot filled with water put on stove and bring to a boil, make sure to season water with a 2 tablespoons of salt. Once water has boiled add pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes stirring several times. Strain pasta and mix with 1-tablespoon olive oil and set aside.

To Make Sauce: In a separate medium sized sauce pan over medium high heat add butter and let melt. Add bacon and let cook for 5 minutes stirring several times. Add onion, garlic and thyme and let cook for another 5 minutes. Add stock, white wine vinegar, heavy whipping cream and let cook for 3 minutes. Add sour cream, parmesan cheese, let come together and cook for 2 minutes. Add pasta to pan and finish with lemon juice and spinach, season with salt and pepper.