Category Archives for "Recipes Kids Can Make"

September 13, 2013

Cooking with Kids – How to Series Part 1

Cooking with Kids- How to Series Part 1

What and Where: Cooking with kids

Supper time has arrived, the children are needy and you are worn out…instead of putting the children in front of a screen (be it TV, Wii or a handheld device) take them in the kitchen with you.  Then what?! You need to teach them what to do to help you.  First thing they need to know is where things are and where they belong.  We recommend you keep the more dangerous items (ingredients as well as utensils) higher in the kitchen so the children are less likely to get into those items.  After this first crucial step-where things are or where they belong is taught you will be able to work a recipe while your child gets the ingredients and tools out for you.  If you ask your child to get the ingredients and tools you name out for you, then they will learn the proper names as well as see how a tool is utilized.  The stirrer thing is not the name for a whisk- so be sure to use the proper name.
Have your child stand near you and watch what you do as you make a recipe.  As he or she watches, answer the questions they are sure to ask! Don’t be upset by the inquiries, those are how a child learns – and ever so importantly, it is how you learn what your child understands and what they need to know.
Very young children can bring a can of tomatoes or beans to you from the pantry by simply looking at the picture on the can.  Having a small step stool nearby in the kitchen allows your little one to access things they would normally be unable to reach.  This will help their gross motor skills and balance.  If your child is a climber then a stool with a couple of steps may be too much of an invitation for your child to get into trouble in the kitchen when you are not around.  Feel free to put up the stool when you are not in the kitchen with him or her.
Any recipe you make can be a recipe with your child when you have him or her get ingredients out for you, put dirty utensils in the sink, wipe the counter and put up ingredients.  Not only will your child be spending time with you he or she will be saving you time!  Be sure to thank him or her and perhaps even use the “saved” time by playing a quick game with him or her.

Cooking with kids will help you as well as your kids.

One way to prepare for this adventure is to get the proper tools:  have this list ready and this conversion chart on the refrigerator! You can also get the ingredients ready for this recommended first recipe for cooking with kids– cereal bars.

Cooking with Kids Pudding Cookies

Cooking with Kids Pudding Cookies

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Many flavors of pudding lends to a very versatile Cooking with Kids Pudding cookies recipe

Ever buy a bunch of something for pennies then wonder what am I going to do with this? Well, I actually did the opposite! When I saw the pudding on sale 3 for $.25 at Dollar General– I bought them knowing we had this super easy quick recipe.  This unique recipe only has 3 ingredients.  This Cooking with kids pudding cookie recipe is easy enough for your child to make.  The cookies are great to take to a cookout, ‘potluck dinner’, or tailgating so you can showcase your child’s efforts!

Use this Cooking for Kids Pudding Cookies recipe with your children!

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September 12, 2013

Musselman’s Apple Butter Bites #DivasCook

Musselman’s Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter

As a mom of two boys who are always on the move; it is a challenge to keep them fed. My thirteen year old plays travel baseball. This means tournaments most weekends with 2 to 3 games per day. Some days we are fortunate to get a 20 minute break between games, which is a very short window to rest and re energize. How do I feed my son the food that he needs to get the energy to play that next important game? Musselman’s apple butter bites give him that energy that he needs – think energy bar in a bite sized package!

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Easy Recipes for Kids: Pumpkin Bread

Easy Recipes for Kids: Pumpkin Bread

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Fall is my favorite time of year, and a great time to make Pumpkin Bread! I love finding new pumpkin recipes to make with my little girl, and this pumpkin bread recipe is easy to make and oh-so-yummy. It would make a great breakfast,dessert, snack, or gift! The bread is nice and fluffy and has all the great flavors of fall! This is also a great recipe to use as a learning experience for your kids! You can have them measuring, mixing, and timing this recipe and then you can both reap the rewards of their hard work!Continue reading

Egg Recipes for Kids: Egg Muffins

Egg Muffins Recipe

Egg Muffins

If you are looking for an “eggcellent” gluten free, portable, quick and easy breakfast you have found it! This egg muffins recipe can easily be adapted for a several people in just a few minutes using one muffin tin.

When I made this, I was delighted that I was able to give everyone a hot protein filled healthy breakfast that they enjoyed! The greens are a natural source of energy, the protein will help keep blood sugar level and the vegetables are excellent sources of vitamins.

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