Ideas for Cooking With Your Kids With the Little Chefs e-book

It’s been a few months in the making, but with the collaboration of many talented women the Little Chefs e-book is finally published online!

Little Chefs e-book

Forty blogging moms have come together to create a valuable resource with great tips and gorgeous photos for other moms to use as a resource. This can be a fabulous resource for when you are trying to find unique suggestions and fun ideas for cooking with your kids.

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You can find our picture (me with Emma & Ethan), some quotes from me and even one from one of OurKidsMom’s readers in the chapter “Feel Like A Kid Again”.

Here’s something I’m excited to share. Did you know that there was more than one way to fix Chef Boyardee?

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Can you believe these were made using Chef Boyardee? Be sure to check out the rest of Chef Recipes!


ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win this fun Chef Boyardee prize pack!

Kids’ kitchen measure and prep kit
Kids’ recipe box
Scrapbook album
2 Chef Boyardee chef hats
Chef Boyardee adult apron
Chef Boyardee child apron
Chef Boyardee pizza kit
Time capsule
2 coupons for free Chef Boyardee Beefaroni
5 Chef Boyardee recipe cards

Chef giveaway


Rules:You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on November 2, 2012.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.


  1. Carole Ingram says

    My daughters love the alphabet and meatballs but I didn’t know they made them whole grain! I’ll be buying it for them to try 🙂

  2. Kelly Y says

    I love the recipes section!

  3. Pamela Craig says

    The recipe catagory with the Spaghetti Bake!

  4. amy guillaume linderman says

    i like how the whole grain versions of the beefaroni, and spaghettios have 4 grams of fiber in 1 cup

  5. jamie kelsey says

    That Chef Boyardee started all of this in 1924

  6. karen bondehagen says

    i love the recipes

  7. mindi williamson says

    cooking can be fun with kids and the nutritional value in the products are great.

  8. jen M says

    Love the recipe section-the ravioli lasagna looks yummy!

  9. Courtney says

    Would like to make the Taco-Roni

  10. I love all the recipes! My kids want to try the pepporoni spaghetti bake now that we browsed through, and have all the ingredients here!

  11. Becky M says

    I want to try the Pizza Maker!

  12. Heather Wone says

    Chef Hector started the Chef Boyardee Company with his two brothers in 1928!!

  13. Teresa L Shively says

    I would love to make this recipe I think my kids would really love it Braided Spaghetti Loaf

  14. Regina Key says

    I had no idea of all the different ways you make Chef Boyardee. I’d love to try the Meatball Minestrone Soup and the Hawaiian Ravioli Skillet. Looks so yummy!!!

  15. Sandy VanHoey says

    We like the ravioli and also the spaghetti and meatballs is another of my grandsons favorite

  16. tracee Bass says

    Kirky wants those chef hats!

  17. I love the “Cooking With Kids” section!

  18. Debra Monroe says

    I Love Chef Boyardee Products and I really love their “Cooking with Kids” program. So many families live in such a fast paced world that we sometimes forget the meaning of family time, especially when it comes to dinner, these are great recipes to have your child assist you in making. I also like supporting companies who support charitable giving.

  19. Tiffany Greene says

    I learned before Chef Boyardee there was Chef Hector Boiardi!

    I would love to try the pepperoni spaghetti bake!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  20. Kim A says

    I learned that the man who started Chef Boyardee’s real last name was Biordi.

  21. Ashley says

    this looks so cute, didn’t know they made stuff like that! my kids would love it!

  22. Carrie Wilson says

    Such a cute little kit. I bake often with my kids and they would love this.

  23. Lindsay Sorensen says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little chefs hats!

  24. This would be loads of fun for the kids and I. They love to help out in the kitchen all the time. 🙂

  25. Sarah says

    I learned they have recipes on their site!

  26. Paula Lee says

    I did not know they had 99% fat free products. I would like to try them.

  27. Megan says

    I loved Chef Boyardee when I was a kid – I bet it’s still just as awesome as ever! 🙂

  28. D Schmidt says

    Visited the site and really like the toasted ravioli pizza pocket recipes

  29. Stephanie Phelps says

    I learned that it all started in a small Ohio Restaurant in 1924

  30. Kimberly Bauer says

    I like the Mini Beef Ravioli.

  31. sheila musselman askins says

    i learned there are so many recipies using the chef and i didnt realize that had them on their website..thanks for sharing!!

  32. Tabitha Pyle says

    i like the beefaroni

  33. Robert Pyszk says
  34. Cindy says

    Taco-roni only takes 10 min prep time and 25 min to cook-great!

  35. Elizabeth Wisniewski says

    I want to try making the ravioli lasagna

  36. tiffany lane says

    pepperoni spighetti bake looks good

  37. joanne major says

    i like the recipes and would love to try the Ravioli Lasagna

  38. Cindy says

    They make Pizza Sauce.

  39. Cindy says

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  41. Taco-Roni sounds good.

  42. Andrea D. says

    I love the recipe section for inspiration.

  43. mary fanara coleman says

    I didn’t know he started in a small OHIO restaurant in 1924. I live in OHIO.

  44. Melissa Hartley says

    I have always liked their canned ravioli better than any other brand .. their pizza is awesome too .. great tasting & you
    can personalize it with any toppings you prefer 🙂 I add mozzarella cheese after making them ..

  45. Debra Hall says

    i’d like to try the SloppyRoni Sliders

  46. Ruby Y says

    I’d like to try the Cheese Pizza Maker

  47. The pepperoni spaghetti bake sounds yummy!

  48. Ashley S says

    They have a bunch of recipes on their site!

  49. christine weideman says

    I like that the food is kid friendly

  50. I think it is very cool the new chef boy-ardee little chefs program….my duaughter so loves to cook with me and when she was 5 (now 6) she told her kindergarten teacher she wanted to grow up to be a cupcake girl (she didn’t know it is called a baker)…enjoying this site also thank you much!!! – Barbara W.

  51. Karen Brunson says

    That would be a nice prize!

  52. I love all the recipe ideas so that you aren’t just warming it up out of the can.

  53. Jenna says

    Hi I am specialneeds a young adult, and to cook!

  54. heather eg kaufman says

    I love the Ravioli!

  55. Carmen S. says

    Their ravioli is one thing I can get my daughter to eat that she doesn’t fight me on. I had no idea you could make so many recipes with their products, will have to try some! Thanks!

  56. Geri Fink says

    The recipe section is cool! I never thought of using their products as ingredients for other stuff.

  57. Jenny Lloyd says

    i would like to try the pepperoni spaghetti bake

  58. mell says

    I like the recipes on their website.

  59. Jenny Lloyd says

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  60. april yedinak says

    My kids love Chef Boyardee! Their favorite is the dinosaurs with meatballs and I really like the lasagna.

  61. Kelly H. says

    I’d like to try the hawaiian ravioli skillet.

  62. shannon oelrich says

    I want to try the mac and cheese pot pie

  63. sasha selby says

    I didnt know it came in whole wheat!

  64. I would love to try several of these recipes. Thankyou, Ken

  65. kara says

    My daughter loves chef boyrdee can pasta, she can eat it daily!

  66. Melissa Nix says

    I learned the Pasta Fagioli recipe!

  67. Monique Rizzo says

    I like some of the recipes.
    Thanks for the chance.

  68. Mary M. says

    I like the recipe section and think the Mini Ravioli Taco Bake would be good.

  69. edq143 says

    my sons really love their spagetti, ravioli and beefaroni

  70. I want to try the taco roni recipe

  71. Jenny Lloyd says

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  72. Liberty Boblett says

    I learned that Chef Boyardee has a whole grain line of products.

  73. beth shepherd says

    Taco-Roni sounds yummy

  74. melissa williams says

    i would love to try their mac and cheese pot pie. It would be a nice twist on traditional mac and cheese

  75. polly says

    i like their mac n cheese kickin pot pie recipie

  76. polly says

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  79. polly says

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  80. polly says

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  81. susan varney says

    i’ve also liked beefaroni

  82. susan varney says

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  83. Jessica O says

    I love the raviolis! I craved them while I was pregnant!

  84. colleen boudreau says

    I like the Beefaroni.

  85. Amber Nara says

    I learned about the Man behind the can!! It was and interesting timeline!!! Great to learn somethingnew!! lol

  86. Stephanie Larison says

    We love the spaghetti and meatballs!

  87. Susan says

    My kids love ‘helping’ in the kitchen. They would go cray for the chef hats!

  88. Catie says

    I learned Chef Boyardee’s name was actually spelled Boiardi!

  89. Natalie Finch says

    I didn’t know they made pizza kits! I’m going to have to try the “Pepperoni Pizza Maker” that includes – Crust Mix, Pizza Sauce with Pepperoni, Grated Parmesan and Romano Cheese Topping! Sounds yummy!

  90. Linda Lansford says

    I like the recioes

  91. Amanda Alvarado says

    I like the recipe section! Lots of yummy recipes!

  92. Amanda Alvarado says

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  93. Love the Recipes

  94. nannypanpan says

    i like their recipe for ravioli lasagna

  95. nannypanpan says

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  96. Danielle P says

    I learned there was a Chef Boiardi who became Chef Boyardee.

  97. Ashley Hatten says

    I like all the recipes

  98. Darlene Ysaguirre says

    i lovve their whole grain line of canned foods yum!

  99. I love the sound of the Smackaroni Salad recipe!

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  101. Leanne M says

    The recipe section is fantastic

  102. Kimberly Schotz says

    I like the recipes. I would like to try Ravioli Lasagna

  103. mary fanara coleman says

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  104. Ingerlise Pietromartire says

    I love that Chef Boiardi was a real person best!

  105. Robyn says

    The Beef Ravioli Pizza Cups with Tomato Basil Salsa look delicious. I will try that recipe.

  106. tina m says

    I like the recipe section

  107. Amanda Alvarado says

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  108. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says

    I never thought about making other dishes with their products, the Ravioli Lasagna sounds really good.

  109. Jessica E Ledford says

    I love that they offer whole grain varieties!

  110. Stephanie Hirsch says

    The Whole Grain Lasagna looks yummy!

  111. Jenny Lloyd says

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  112. kira says

    Want to make the Meatball Minestrone Soup!

  113. Racquel S says

    I didn’t know that they offered whole grain products now!

  114. jamie braun says

    Id like to try the Hawaiian Ravioli Skillet recipe

  115. Sheryl says

    I like that they have used whole grain pasta in some of their products.

  116. Amanda Alvarado says

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  117. Suzanne M says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jumbo Spaghetti & Meatballs. I’ve been eating it for all of my life!

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  119. Virginia Rowell says

    I love their Mac & Cheese. It is sooo good!

  120. Joana A says

    i would like to try the chili mac

  121. Jemima Puddleduck says

    I think it’s hilarious that they’re trying to make fancy, oven-baked meals with Beefaroni

  122. jenny green says

    I love the receipes on the website

  123. Katy P says

    I learned about Chef Hector Boiardi.

  124. Natalie says

    Love all the recipes you can make thank u

  125. Cody Anderson says

    I learned that they have a specific section of their website specifically for cooking with kids.

  126. Nicole C. says

    I like the Beef Ravioli.

  127. Sherry Compton says

    Great to learn about the backstory of the real chef

  128. Sherry Compton says

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  131. Kathy Davis says

    I would love to try the Ravioli Lasagna recipe!

  132. Christine says

    I like the Whole Grain Beefaroni.
    Thanks for the chance!

  133. Daniel M says

    Whole Grain Lasagna looks good too!

  134. Paul T/Pauline T says

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  135. Shelly Macaluso says

    I like all the recipes.

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  141. Jennifer says

    My kids love the ravioli!

  142. Lena Naef says

    I really love their “Cooking with Kids” program!

  143. Fawn H says

    I like the Recipes, especially the Mini Ravioli Taco Bake

  144. Fawn H says

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  145. shawna says

    love the recipe ideas!

  146. Marianna says

    I learned that Chef Hector led the kitchen at NYC’s plaza hotel at age 17

  147. Brittney House says

    taco roni recipe

  148. I love mini-ravioli

  149. Derek Timm says

    I want to try the beefaroni!

  150. Gianna says

    I like all the rate-able recipes.

  151. Nicole D. says

    I like the Ravioli Florentine Soup recipe!

  152. KIM H says

    You can share recipes on facebok

  153. Jason says

    Chef Boyardee Pizza Maker Pepperoni Pizza Kit

  154. Ani says

    I want to make the Ravioli Florentine soup.

  155. Molly K says

    I didn’t know that they had recipes on their site. I would love to try the Italian Ravioli Skillet.

  156. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    Whole Grain Beefaroni
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  157. Jammie says

    I would love to try the Whole Grain Lasagna

  158. rochelle johnson says

    i love the recipes

  159. Jenny Lloyd says

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  160. amy deeter says

    i like all the recipes they have on the website

  161. Ed Nemmers says

    I like the whole grain selections!

  162. Pauline M says

    I love the little chef recipes, my kids love to help me out in the kitchen!

  163. Kayla says

    It started in Ohio in 1924.

  164. Charlene says

    I liked the recipe for Taco-Roni 🙂

  165. Kendal Barriere says

    Taco roni is great do it together meal.

  166. Jennifer M says

    I like the recipes on their site.

  167. vera says

    The recipes section is awesome.

  168. Renee G says

    I would love to try their Whole Grain Lasagna

  169. Lisa says

    I like the recipe section

  170. I like most that Chef Boyardee is helping fight child hunger. The Hawaiian Ravioli Skillet looked interesting.

  171. Nicole Lancaster says

    I learned from the Chef Boyardee website that Chef Boyardee started his company in a small Ohio restaurant in 1924.

  172. Michelle Schafer says

    My kids *love* cooking!

  173. Leslie L. Stanziani says

    I learned they have 3 varieties of whole grain pasta.

  174. Trisha McKee says

    I want to try the recipe Italian Ravioli Skillet.

  175. Jamie Martin says


  176. rebecca day says

    I want to try making the ravioli lasagna

  177. I never knew the site had recipes before!

  178. Kathy Pease says

    I like the Easy, Peasy, Mac and Cheesy, Kickin Pot Pie recipe 🙂

  179. Kirby McCauley says

    That pizza maker sounds super tasty!

  180. susan smoaks says

    i want to try the taco roni recipe!

  181. Danielle says

    I love how it’s all about doing activities that include cooking with your children. A lot of kids don’t get this opportunity and they LOVE food and would really enjoy being able to cook with mom or dad, etc.

  182. Tanya Bartlett says

    I like the recipes

  183. Melanie Montgomery says

    I love the Chef Boyardee Spaghetti and Meatballs

  184. Yesenia says

    We are a Spaghetti and meatballs family! Also love the recipes section!

  185. Yesenia says

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  186. Yesenia says

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  187. Yesenia says

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  188. Love the recipes!

  189. Chrissy Nestor says

    I love the easy Recipe’s, so kid’s can help ccok too!

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  190. The meatball minestrone soup looks good

  191. Patrice says

    I learned that Chef Boyardee is Chef Hector Boiardi.

  192. Erica C. says

    I want to try their Lasagna bowl…I’ve never seen that.

  193. Roxann says

    I learned that they have recipes on their site.

  194. Sharon says

    I love their whole grain products!

  195. SHAYNA says


  196. Dawn Reid says

    The Taco-Roni sounds like a recipe I would like to try

  197. christine jessamine says

    we love beefaroni

  198. Lisa L says

    I like that they offer mini pastas…great for toddlers!

  199. Vikki Billings says

    I love the recipes, I would never think to bake ravioli into a casserole.

  200. Lisa L says

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  201. Karen Gonyea says

    LOVE the recipe section 🙂

  202. Sarah Harding says

    I can’t wait to try the recipe Beef Ravioli Pizza Cups with Tomato Basil Salsa when I can go grocery shopping sunday

  203. Debbie Ritenour says

    I learned how to make a chicken bacon ranch pizza! I’m going to make it for my family!

  204. trixx says

    The Beef Ravioli looks delish!

  205. trixx says

    I also entered the My First Disney Princess Lights and Lullaby Bedtime Baby giveaway

  206. Christian Alejandro N. says

    Cheese Pizza Maker!!

  207. Brenda Elsner says

    I love the recipes!

  208. melissa Resnick says

    Love the recipes section!

  209. Beverly Metcalf says

    I love their recipe section and I love their mini ravioli. Thanks!

  210. Gaines Simmons says

    Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I like the Beefaroni.

  211. Sarah Yurga says

    Cheesy Nacho Rotini sounds tasty – I didn’t know they made that!

  212. Auri Lae says

    The Mac and Cheese Kickin Pot Pie recipe looks really good!

  213. corrie says

    i liked the recipe and want to try it- sloppi roni sliders

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  215. kelly g says

    I always love beefaroni

  216. shirley zolenski says

    I would love to try the pizza maker

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  218. Kathy Davis says

    I entered the Disney Princess Lights and Lullaby Bedtime Baby giveaway.

  219. Kathy Davis says

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  220. Kathy Davis says

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  222. Stephanie Stidham says

    I’ve never seen the pizza kits before, I’d like to try them.

  223. Daily Woman says

    I learned some new recipes on Chef

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