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Cooking With Kids- How to series: 6 Recipes Level 2

Cooking with kids– How to series: Recipes Level 2

These  Cooking With Kids recipes require handling hot items so (regardless of age) the child needs to be steady on their feet and have good motor skills.  Play games to test your child’s motor skills in a fun way.  Try relay races with a potatoe on a spoon, a full glass, full dish of colored liquid and last but certainly not least have the child try to do the same tests aka games wihile using a potholder- pretending they can’t touch the item because it is hot. If you do not have more than one child to race, time him or her and have them try again ‘racing’ their first time. The racing aspect allows you to put a bit of ‘pressure’ on the child to see how they would react and move when trying to get the actual hot item to a safe place.

Once you are sure your child can balance an item calmly the following Cooking With Kids-How to  series microwave recipes level 2 are suggested.

Breakfast: Egg in a Mug

Snack: Jello Gummy candy

Vegetables/ Fruit: Potatoe, Corn on the cob and or apple in a Tater Baker bag

Desserts: Cake in a mug, Two minute fudge

Microwave cooking

NOTE:  At this stage of  Cooking With Kids, no recipe is needed to heat up leftovers or fix very simple warm sandwiches (such as peanut butter or cheese). Microwave vegetable steamers, steamer bags ,  microwave popcorn bags, and microwave popcorn poppers are all available items that are recommended during this cooking with kids recipe level.

Have potholders ready for children to use. Finger mitts are a less bulky way for children to get a good grip on a hot item. They are easy to make and can be adapted to you or your child’s hands.

Some parents are concerned about the use of microwave technology (around children, with specified containers and or the affect on food.) Please research these issues and make an educated decision. As an alternative, there are also toasters available that cook only the length of the set timer. If you use the toaster please be sure to specifically check the above Cooking With Kids recipes recommended containers.  Cooking with Kids- How to 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are available for review.

These Cooking With Kids recipes are suggested for 6-8 year old children, with the suggestion that the readiness cooking games mentioned above be used as a guide.

October 13, 2013

All Natural Recipes for Kids: Jiffy Sandwich Buns

All Natural Recipes for Kids: Jiffy Sandwich Buns

This wonderful versatile Recipe Kids Can Make:  Jiffy Sandwich Buns can be made in any shape- hotdog buns, dinner rolls, or a loaf of bread! Options are given for various dietary needs (sweeteners, flour, and dairy issues are all addressed.)

jiffy sandwich

This Jiffy Sandwich Bun has been seen on the Healthy Recipe for Kids: Cucumber Sandwich recipe.  Cucumber sandwiches is just one of many ways this baking recipe may be used.Continue reading

Caramel Apple Milky Way Cake Recipe

Caramel Apple Milky Way Cake Recipe

Caramel Apple Milky Way Cake

It’s almost apple picking season! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the weather, I love the flavors, Halloween, the trees, all of it! And are looking for a delicious Fall Flavors cake that combines the seasonal Caramel Apple Milky Way candy bars and fresh apples? When we found the Caramel Apple Milky Way candy bars we determined they would be delicious in a cake. Not finding a cake recipe with such we decided to adapt a Fresh Apple Cake recipe. This is a gooey cake full of fall flavors!Continue reading

Cooking with Kids – How to Series 5

Cooking with kids– How to series 5 level 1 B recipes

Cooking with kids level 1 recipes can be divided to two groups:  A.  Ready to make and B. Pre prep.  Here are some ideas for level B, which require a bit of pre prep by an adult or an advanced child.

If you pre slice the strawberries then Strawberry Polka Dot cow parfait could be a good breakfast, snack or dessert.

If you pre chop the ingredients to Southern caviar it is a measure, mix, then dip with chips snack!

If you pre cook the noodles then this crock pot Macaroni and cheese recipe becomes a quick measure, mix, dump side dish.   We do not recommend recipes that require heating in the beginning of this series but the heat of a crock pot does not become an issue due to the fact that the crock pot is not turned on till all of the recipe requirements are completed.  The child should be in no danger of coming in contact with the heat.

If you pre slice the vegetables both of these recipes are healthy side dishes for children: Squash Parmesan Crisps, and Refrigerator Dill Pickles.

Almost every crock pot recipe could be a cooking with kids level one recipe if you pre prep the ingredients so your child simply measures, mixes and dumps.  Here are a few ideas:

This is a very easy Mexican Minestrone soup.

Another great soup (with a safety tip about cooking the ground beef)- Stuffed Bell Pepper soup

Your child helper could do the first three steps of this Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken.

Check the cooking for a month or freezer cooking recipes.  Those recipes require prep of ingredients prior to freezing so the meal recipe is minimal.

Note: Many food processors and other chopping devices have a safety precaution that keeps it from turning on despite being plugged in , unless all pieces are in place.  Therefore these tools are quite safe for chldren once the blade and other parts are in place.  However, if you use these with your children you need be sure the child does not touch the blade as they are removing the chopped items.

Cooking with kids recommends you have your child practice with you before attempting to do a recipe independently.

Read Cooking with Kids– how to series 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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