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Posted by Kayla Wayman, Montana on August 16, 2012
“I do a lot of cooking with my family, and we do homemade pizza a lot. It’s fun, since everyone can choose what they would like on their own pizza,” says Kayla. “I always like to use things from my own garden, such as the spinach, basil, and cherry tomatoes.” She enjoys this with milk and an apple with cinnamon. –Kayla Wayman, age 9, Montana Makes 1 to 2 servings
Posted by Kyle Moore, Missouri on August 16, 2012
"I was trying to think of something for lunch, and I found these [ingredients] in the fridge and spice cabinets," says Kyle, who recommends serving this pasta with a small fruit salad on the side. –Kyle Moore, age 12, Missouri Makes 6 servings  Ingredients: 1 pound linguine 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced
Posted by Rachel Goldsmith-Levitt, Massachusetts on August 16, 2012
Posted by Samuel Hightower, Maryland on August 16, 2012
Posted by Annalee Carroll, Maine on August 16, 2012
Annalee’s family are big fans of sushi and dumplings, and decided to make them at home. “We make a large batch of dumplings and freeze them on trays so that they are a fast meal choice,” says Annalee’s mom, Marydale. They also make veggie sushi with carrots, cucumbers, and avocados. –Annalee Carroll, age 12, Maine  Makes 6 to 8 servings
Posted by Michael Prados, Louisiana on August 16, 2012
"I am the JR. Food Critic from Louisiana," says Michael. "I love to cook with my family and go on food adventures. We made up this fish taco recipe. You can see my other dishes at" –Michael Prados, age 12, Louisiana  Makes 4 to 8 servings  Ingredients:
Posted by Myka Smith-Jackson, Kentucky on August 16, 2012
"I was on the Internet, and was thinking, You know, anything can be made into a wrap. So I decided that I'd make a curry chicken wrap," says Myka. "For a side: sliced strawberries and a fruit and yogurt smoothie." Myka's recipe calls for grilled chicken, but you can use any kind of cooked chicken. –Myka Smith-Jackson, age 8, Kentucky Makes 2 to 4 servings
Posted by Alexander Aylward, Indiana on August 16, 2012
"These are my favorite foods, and we came up with this when we put them all together," says Alexander. "This is my actual lunch a lot of the time." While the recipe calls for grilled chicken, you can use any type of cooked chicken or even slices of turkey breast. Alexander likes to have this with milk and some blueberries or raspberries for dessert. –Alexander Aylward, age 8, Indiana
Posted by Elena Guylay, Idaho on August 16, 2012
Posted by Haley Matthews on August 16, 2012