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Pint-sized poaching: 'Kids Cook-Off' makes Monday nights sizzle

Kidtestant Scarlett in “Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off”

Kidtestant Scarlett and host Rachael Ray in “Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off”
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: kids have a way of making already great TV even better. That maxim applies to cooking shows, at least. There's just something so darn charming about watching little tykes with fewer years under their belts than I have on my car whipping up a dish that would put some trained chefs to shame. "Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off" got underway last week, and the pint-sized fun continues Monday evening on Food Network. Each episode finds the kids, ranging from 11 to 13 years of age, throwing down against each other in culinary competitions thought up by the mind of Rachael Ray. Ray presides, hosts and judges, and each week she'...