Catherine McCord and her son, Kenya, 5, often cook together. Here, they're making avocado dip. See the finished recipe on the next slide.
Fruity Avocado Dip
McCord paired avocados with pomegranate seeds and grapes. Don't have these fruits in the fridge? No worries -- blueberries, diced peaches, or sliced strawberries taste great with avocados too.
Banana Peanut Butter Muffins
McCord's husband, Jon Gordon, a film producer, loves putting his own stamp on some of the recipes she cooks. He likes to spread some strawberry preserves on top of his muffin for a PB&J flavor.
These granola balls have just the right amount of sweetness and a crunchy, chewy texture. Take them to a playdate, and count on kids demanding seconds.
Squash for a snack? A clever name and a tasty dipping sauce turn this veggie into a kid favorite.
From the forthcoming book Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes, Catherine McCord. Copyright © 2012 by Catherine McCord. To be published on September 18, 2012, by William Morrow Cookbooks, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Reprinted by permission.