Kitchen Krafts: Index of recipes from the Friend

The Friend is a children's magazine published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There has been a recipe column in the Friend magazine for years! It was called "Kitchen Krafts" when I was growing up. It disappeared for a time (during which recipes were printed in the "Bulletin Board"), and reappeared more recently as "Kitchen Crafts."

Whatever they call it (or however they spell it!), I love the recipes for their kid appeal. Red Chief and I have cooked several together. Some are more adult-friendly than others (the adults here weren't huge fans of the macaroni and cheese soup!), but Red Chief has enjoyed them all, and they aren't too hard for kids to make with help.

The recipes can be kind of tricky to find on the church's website, and I wanted to have them all in one place. I have indexed from 2006 to the present, and I will add more months if I find the time. I couldn't find any recipes for a few months. If you find any errors, please let me know.

For most of the newer recipes, you can download a PDF copy of the original magazine page, which may be more appealing to children than a text-only recipe. Click "Download" on the right side of the screen, then click "PDF." This option is not available for all of the recipes.


Index of recipes from the Friend

Carrot-Raisin Slaw; Tuna-Salad Wraps; Chewy Os (January 2006)
Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce; Carrot Fries; Strawberry Smoothies; Caramel Corn (February 2006)
Ham Fettuccine; Spring Bunnies (March 2006)
Baked Spring Catch; Spicy Mango Sauce; Cinnamon Fruit Snack (April 2006)
French Toast Sandwich; Layered Breakfast; Morning Sunshine Shake (May 2006)
Chicken-Stuffed Rolls; Cracker Snacks; Coconut Cranberry Dessert (June 2006)
Broccoli Bacon Salad; Tomato Pie; Cherry Chocolate Parfaits (July 2006)
Turkey Cheeseburgers; Sweet-Onion Rings; Fruit Pizza (August 2006)
Fresh Peach Jam; Squash Muffins; Stuffed Zucchini (September 2006)
Clam Chowder; Corn-bread Soufflé (October 2006)
Grandma's Play Dough; Grandma's Pie Dough; Jumbleberry Pie (November 2006)
Spiced Nuts; Festive Cracker Dip; Berry Bread (December 2006)

Pear Sandwich; Rosti Potatoes; German Butter Cookies; Muesli (January 2007)
Sweetheart Pasta Pie; Garlic Biscuits; Strawberry Squares (February 2007)
Polynesian Meatballs; Hawaiian Haystacks; Tropical Coconut Cake (March 2007)
Mini Omelettes; Brown Sugar Muffins; Apple Pancake Wraps (April 2007)
Tortillas; El Paso Pizza; Chicken Enchiladas (May 2007)
B.A.T. Sandwich; Rosemary Chicken Drumsticks; Veggie Kabobs; Frozen Mint Fudge Sandwiches (June 2007)
Ship's Biscuits; Lime Water; Shipshape Sandwiches (July 2007)
Pebre (Chilean Salsa); Empanadas (August 2007)
Ham and Cheese Biscuits; Veggie Macaroni; Easy Cheese Dessert (September 2007)
Pumpkin Soup; Baked Apple Dessert (October 2007)
Crescent Rolls (November 2007)
Hot Butterscotch Drink; Christmas Green Beans; Surprise Snowballs (December 2007)

Snowball Dessert and Cheesy Vegetable Snowman (January 2008)
Easy Cherry Pie; Salsa Snack; Peppers and Dip (February 2008)
Pita Pizza Pockets and Pizza Dip (March 2008)
Conference Bean Dip (April 2008)
Lamingtons (May 2008)
Homemade Frozen Yogurt (June 2008)
Plant Snacks (July 2008)
Peanut-Crust Pudding (August 2008)
Cornbread Cups (September 2008)
German and Scandinavian Pancakes (October 2008)
Stuffing Casserole (November 2008)
Edible Snowflakes; Candlestick Salad; Holiday Party Drink (December 2008)

Car Creations (January 2009)
Apple Sandwiches (February 2009)
Adventurous Breakfast [Quinoa] (March 2009)
Broiled Asparagus and Steamed Asparagus (April 2009)
Clafoutis (May 2009)
Good-Morning Fruit Smoothie (June 2009)
Sand-Dollar Cookies (July 2009)
August Fruit Cake (August 2009)
Matt and Mandy's Famous Salad (September 2009)
Apple Pie Spread (October 2009)
Autumn Surprise Pumpkin Cookies (November 2009)
Christmas Gift Cheese Dip; Shining Star Cookies (December 2009)

Sweethearts (February 2010)
Scripture Cookies (March 2010)
Strawberry Lemon Cream Roses (May 2010)
Fruit Kabobs (June 2010)
Butterfly Snacks (July 2010)
Chocolate-Chip Banana Bread (August 2010)
Cheerful Bananas (September 2010)
Veggie Spaghetti (October 2010)
Conference Popcorn (October 2010)
Applesauce Muffins (November 2010)
Greek Christmas Cookies; Christmas Carrots (December 2010)

Taco in a Bowl (January 2011)
In-a-Hurry Cookies (February 2011)
Confetti Pizza Pie (March 2011)
Bunny Buns (April 2011)
Fruit Sushi (June 2011)
Pioneer Pudding (July 2011)
Veggie Bugs (August 2011)
Multiple-Choice Snacks (September 2011)
Apple Grins and Apple Fries (October 2011)
Thankful Cookies (November 2011)
Peppermint Cocoa; Christmas Lemonade; Dutch Spice Bread (December 2011)

CTR Pretzels (January 2012)
Fruit and Veggie Butterflies (February 2012)
Mix-in Muffins (March 2012)
Bird Nest Snacks (April 2012)
Breakfast Waffle Sandwich (May 2012)
Dinner-for-Dad Meatball Sandwiches (June 2012)
Chocolate-Dipped Bananas (July 2012)
Colorful Layered Cake (August 2012)
Colorful Toast (September 2012)
Macaroni and Cheese Soup (October 2012)
Bento-Box Lunches (November 2012)
Rabanadas; Bibingka (December 2012)

Pineapple Delight (January 2013)
Pull-Apart Pizza and Parmesan Knots (February 2013)
Nifty Nachos (March 2013)
Honeycomb Candy (March 2013)
Crunchy Chicken Casserole; Simple Mashed Potatoes (April 2013)


  1. Thank you so much for sharing.. I really appreciate it. I have enjoyed reading them this morning, I will be trying some out with my grandkids too.. Have a nice day.

  2. Dude. You have been BUSY! That's awesome!