Right now, before summer ends, get your kids into the kitchen and have them make some recipes with you. Turn your cooking time into a weekend tradition. Maybe for Sunday lunch, you pick out something new to try and make it together.
I’ve made all of these recipes with my kids. My almost 10 year old can do all of the steps by himself. The 7 year old, 6 year old and 5 year old all need varying amounts of assistance in the kitchen. The mini pizzas and the chocolate chip cookies are the most popular. You’ll find more of our recipes on my Cooking with Kids page. Don’t forget to review basic hygiene practices and how to measure ingredients for recipes before starting.
Recipes for Kids
Tips for Success
1. Review the recipe before making it, even if you made it before. Think about what tasks your son or daughter can do, even if it’s a new one for them.
2. Do a quick review of kitchen safety before starting.
3. Mise en place – have all the ingredients out before starting. This prevents forgetting ingredients while making the recipe.
4. Be prepared for some mess. Using deeper bowls can prevent batters from flying out of the bowl, but there’s going to be some mess.
5. Set aside time to cook together. Trying to fit a cooking session into an hour before dinner is more stressful than setting aside time after lunch is cleaned up.
6. Above all, have fun!
My Favorite Cookbooks for Kids (um, yes, they’re all by Mollie Katzen)
Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 & Up
Because I love meeting new people and sharing, this post is linked to:
The Mommy Club, Teach Me Tuesday