You don’t have to slave over a hot oven all day to make a great recipe with your kid. In fact, some of our best creations have started with mixes. We also love things we can make ahead or that only take a few simple steps to create. And who doesn’t love short cuts like pre-chopped onions or chili seasoning packets?! Even the pickiest eaters don’t know the difference between from scratch and almost from scratch. Check out our favorite cheater recipes below and check back often for more!