Category: Cooking With Kids

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Why I Let My Kids Destroy The Kitchen

The first time I willingly let my kids destroy every square inch of my kitchen, er, I mean, bake independently, was done through gritted teeth. I was aware of every drop of water that hit the floor, every bit of powdery flour that was smeared on the cabinet. I stared intently at the grout between the tile floors, wondering if I would still be cleaning granulated sugar out of the crevices 6 months from then. Instead of screaming”LOOK AT THE MESS YOU MADE!” I said (half-smile in place) “Oooh, that’s gonna be hard to get all that sugar off the...

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The Perfect Summery Day Drink

Don’t let the title of this post scare you into thinking this is only a “day drink.” No one is saying you can’t drink it at night too! It’s so good you’ll be making variations around the clock. Inspired by my friend Heather over at Cookies for Breakfast, I decided to try this SIMPLE and YUMMY drink concoction myself. Boy, am I glad I did! Holy YUM! The recipe is everything I love about a good concoction: Super simple, minimal ingredients, and delicious! What you need ✔ seltzer water, any flavor ✔ fresh fruit ✔ ice It REALLY is that...

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Homemade Funnel Cakes

When you get your hopes up for your annual funnel cake at the local 4th of July festivities… And show up to find a bizarre looking food cart named “The Healthy & Fit Cafe” in its’ place, you have options: 1.) You play the part of your toddler and go all “someone stole my toy” right then and there, breaking into both tears and rants OR 2.) You take the high road and vow to DIY the heck out of a funnel cake just as soon as you get to the store to buy the prerequisite gallon of cooking oil....

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Make Something Monday:: Lemon Crumb Muffins

Our house has recently gone through a muffin testing phase where we’ve been cooking all of the muffin recipes we could get our hands on, in order to create a list of “go to’s.” This one was voted 5/5 from my little family and has most definitely been added to the make again list!! Coming to us from Taste of Lizzy T, this easy to put together and DELICIOUS Lemon Crumb Muffins recipe is one that I’ve done several times with my kids. We love recipes that are simple enough to allow for kids in the kitchen yet sophisticated enough to feed guests...

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Make Something Monday:: Grandma’s Homemade Noodles

Homemade noodles always seem like a daunting task. A time consuming, “only for grandmas, but not for young moms,” overwhelming, daunting task. Then, I remembered that I’m not actually as young as I think I am. And also, they aren’t as scary as they seem… And get easier (and more comfortable) with each attempt. What you need: 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk dash of salt 2 Tbsp milk or cream 2 cups flour What you do: Beat eggs, milk/ cream, and salt together Stir egg mixture in with flour Put mixture on floured board, working in additional flour until stiff...

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Make Something Monday:: EASY Sugar Cookies

I always read recipes that claim “easy” and then look through their 89 ingredients and 401 steps before humming the “Liar, liar, pants on fire” tune in my brain. In scouring for cookies that my littles could help with, I found a gift from Pinterest! These Sugar Cookies from Inspired Dreamer. They really are simple, they really do have a limited amount of ingredients as far as baking goes, (Full disclosure: Cream of Tarter is included, and I did have to purchase that), and they DO involve sprinkles. Which is an absolute bonus for your tiniest bakers. Enjoy!!

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Make Something Monday:: Easy & Yummy Fruit Dip

This easy-to-throw-together fruit dip is a good one to keep in your back pocket. I’ve made it in a pinch for get-togethers and ALWAYS have people asking for the recipe. You’ll be amazed at our SIMPLE this is… And once you taste it, you’ll be IMPRESSED with how yummy it is!! What you need: 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed Garnish with brown sugar on the top Cut and washed fruit of your choosing To prepare: Mix brown sugar and cream...

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