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5 Back-to-School Dessert Recipes for Kids

The end of August marks back-to-school time in Delaware. And the thought of a new year may be met with excitement…or groans. But no matter how your family feels about the end of summer, the best way to earn a smile is with a sweet treat.

If you’re looking for delicious dessert recipes for kids, I have lots of ideas you can make at home. Cooking with your kids will get them excited about their what’s in their lunch box—especially when it includes dessert.

My favorite back-to-school recipes for kids have something for everyone, from gluten-free options to all-out decadence. Get in the kitchen and try something new.

Try These Indulgent Dessert Recipes for Kids

Healthy Rice Krispie Treats
A modern twist on a timeless snack, these Rice Krispie treats from Running with Spoons nix the sugary marshmallows in favor of brown rice syrup or honey (you decide). The recipe also contains almond butter, so you can get a bit of protein with every bite. Top it off with a drizzle of melted chocolate for a stunning presentation!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
Who wouldn’t love to find a peanut butter-filled chocolate cookie sandwich in their lunch box? Easy to make (and fun to eat) these whoopie pies from Elana’s Pantry are sure be a winner with your kids. The cherry on top? They’re gluten- and dairy-free. But don’t worry; no one will know the difference!

Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Everyone needs a classic cookie recipe—and this one from Ina Garten fits the bill. Full of chocolate chunks and walnuts, it packs some serious flavor and texture. Be sure to serve your warm cookies with glasses of cold milk for dunking!

Lemon Bars
If you’re looking for non-chocolate dessert recipes for kids, try these easy lemon bars from Dinner Then Dessert. The sweet-tart combo is both refreshing and elegant. Pack ‘em up for lunch. Or, bring them to the school bake sale for an easy A.

Cook with Chef Bianca
Want to learn how to make even more amazing recipes for kids (and adults) under the guidance of a professional chef? About the Table offers customizable cooking classes. Contact us for details or to book us for a class.

Father’s Day Dinner and Gifts for the Foodie

My favorite memories of my dad are the ones we spent enjoying a meal at the kitchen table or a restaurant. When I would visit my hometown in New Jersey from Delaware, we’d bond over food—or, more specifically, a bowl of black olives or breadsticks wrapped in prosciutto. It was our special time to catch up. And we both agreed that anything is better with a good cocktail and delicious dinner!

I attribute my business and my culinary success to my dad. He certainly cultivated my love of food. He taught me how to order steak, “as rare as the chef will let it go!” He even showed me how to truly appreciate the finer things in life, like a Tanqueray martini. To this day, I still utter his words after the first sip: “Ah, nectar of the gods!”

Not only was my dad a food connoisseur, he was also an entrepreneur. Because of him, I was able to turn my passion (and these cherished moments) into a career that lights me up day after day. The sheer joy that I get from sharing a meal is what motivated me to start About the Table. For this, and countless other reasons, I am forever grateful for my dad.

With Father’s Day right around the corner, I encourage you to treat your dad to something personal to create lasting memories. At About the Table, this time is extra meaningful, and we’d be honored to help you plan the perfect day for Dad.

Father’s Day Dinner and Gift Ideas

Special occasion dinner: Don’t worry about making a reservation in Delaware for the big day. Instead, let us prepare all of your dad’s favorite foods. Whether you’d like to enjoy Father’s Day dinner just with Dad or the whole family, we’ll bring seasonal dishes right to your door. No one has to cook. No one has to clean. Everyone gets to eat!

Cooking class: Roll up your sleeves and learn something new! Is Dad interested in baking or does he love pub fare? Has he always wanted to make pasta from scratch? We can tailor a class to suit his interests and preferences. It’s the perfect gift for the foodie in your life.

Personal chef service: Is your superdad super busy? Is he trying a new diet? Does he deserve a little relaxation time at the end of the day? Consider the gift of About the Table’s personal chef services. We’ll cook customized meals for him (or the family) so he doesn’t have to. Check out sample menus and options here.

Contact us now to book your Father’s Day dinner or special service!

Traveling This Summer? Order Meals to Go!

When beach season hits in Delaware, it’s time to head to the shore. Whether for the weekend or your annual weeklong getaway, there’s nothing better than summertime at the ocean. In addition to towels, sunscreen and those cute gladiator sandals, you can now take meals to go from About the Table!

We all know the foundation of every good beach day (or party) is the food. But heading straight to the grocery store when you arrive, and then cooking all your meals, will seriously cut into your relaxation and family time. Besides, who wants to do all that work on vacation?

Pack Travel Meals To Go

Our team is happy to prepare a luxurious picnic lunch to keep you full and satisfied between building sandcastles and surfing. We can also send you off with marinated steaks and vibrant salads for BBQs at the beach house. Need breakfast to start the day? How about homemade muffins or cheese and asparagus quiche?

We can prepare meals that are fully cooked or require minimal cooking, such as a few minutes on the grill. Just tell us about your trip, and we will help you decide what will work best. We’ll also give you simple heating, serving and packing instructions, as needed.

And it’s easier than getting a reservation…

Here’s How It Works:                 
                                                        
If you’re a current client, there’s no need to skip a week of regular service if you’re going out of town. Instead, let us know when you’re traveling and we’ll plan a menu you can enjoy on the road or at your destination. Call or email about 2 weeks in advance so we can plan accordingly.

If you’re not a current client, call or email us to learn how we can prepare meals for your getaway—or start a regular service. 302-365-0143

Sample Dishes:

• All-American Burgers
• Marinated Steak
• Tequila-Lime Chicken
• Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin
• Family-Style Baked Ziti
• Farmer’s Market Salad
• Quinoa Tabbouleh with Fresh Herbs
• Mini Muffins
• Egg Quiche and Casseroles

No matter your adventure, About the Table can fuel your summer excursions with customized meals to go. While you’re slowing down, we’re just heating up. Contact us for details.