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Cooking with Kids: Katie Gross

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Tested by Kathleen Ganster

Age: 8
Parents: Don and Susie Gross
Sibling: Brother Michael, 13
Community: Point Breeze
School: Third-grader at Community Day School in Squirrel Hill
Hobbies: Baseball, soccer, swimming and dance
Favorite food to cook: This chicken salad
Favorite foods to eat: Pizza with cheese
Favorite subject in school: Language arts
Pets: Her dog, Ashley
Favorite books: The Boxcar Children Series
Favorite movie: "Charlie's Angels"
What she wants to be when she grows up: A TV anchorwoman

Katie's dad, Don, started cooking in college and is now passing his skills on to her. Katie also likes to make cookies with her aunt, Barbara Adelman of California.

Katie's Famous Chicken Salad

2 cups cooked, chopped chicken chunks (great for left overs)
1 cup chopped celery
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh parsley (optional)

Mix all ingredients. Serve cold on lettuce leaves or with crackers or bread.

Hot Artichoke and Crab Meat Dip

1 cup chopped celery
6 ounces marinated artichokes (drained)
6 ounces crab meat
1 cup mayonnaise
Parmesan cheese to taste (we used 2 teaspoons)
Lemon juice, pepper and garlic salt to taste

Mix all ingredients, adding cheese, lemon juice, pepper and garlic salt to taste. Bake dip at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbling. Serve with crackers, chips or pretzels.

To submit a recipe to Cooking with Kids, please send the recipe, along with the name of the child, a head shot (preferably a school picture), and a telephone number to: Cooking with Kids, Kathleen Ganster, 3142 Camberly Dr., Gibsonia, PA 15044. Questions? Call Kathleen at 724- 443-1664.

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