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Clara Gillespie

Six-year-old Clara knew she wanted to add a surprising ingredient to her fruit-filled smoothie to make it extra special. So with the help of her 4-year-old sister, Eliza, the two settled on adding a drop of lemon extract. “Lemon is my favorite flavor,” Clara says. Her sibling isn’t the only family member Clara cooks with: “I love to help my mom make pizza—we make the tomato sauce together and she lets me add the toppings. Sometimes my dad helps, too!” she says. When she’s outside of the kitchen, the first-grader loves to swim, dance, and play dress-up.

Favorite food: Shrimp and chocolate. “But not together!” she says.

Biggest cooking disaster: Clara says she’s never made a mess in the kitchen—but her mom has. “One time she was making homemade pizza dough, and the flour got spread out all over the counter,” says Clara.

Best cook she knows: “My mom!”

Judge Chloe Rosen says…

“Clara’s smoothie is smart, easy, and delicious. Plus, she’s totally adorable!”

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