Kids in the Kitchen

Easy No Bake Energy Bites

Every day about 3:30 in the afternoon, my children turn into ravenous wolves. No, this isn’t an episode of Once Upon a Time. Instead, it’s simply a sign of mid-afternoon hunger, demonstrated in bad attitudes and crazy behavior by the four little people that live in my house! I was talking to a friend about […] Read more…

Messes Make Memories: Baking with Toddlers Made Easy!

A small kitchen, a hot oven, a dangerously powerful mixer…not exactly the place for a small child, right?  Actually, it’s exactly the place!   Baking with your children is something that can not only bring joy to all of you, but also teaches children skills like measuring, counting, the science of where their food comes from, how […] Read more…

Two-Ingredient Popsicles

Here’s a super simple recipe, perfect for using any kind of summer berry that is in season right now! You can use one type of berry or a combination you love! These popsicles can be made by even the littlest kitchen helper! Read the recipe in my contributor post over at Motherhood on a Dime! Read more…

Kid Friendly Foods – Fruit Octopus Snack

While craftiness is not my strong point, I enjoy trying fun kid snacks that I find on Pinterest, the internet or in magazines. In a recent issue of Family Fun magazine, I saw an octopus made out of fruit! It’s a snack that’s healthy with a little bit of sweetness–my favorite ;) I actually thought […] Read more…

What to Do With the Kids in Your Kitchen

My children are always eager to help in the kitchen but at times its easy for them to get underfoot and just make a mess. I’ve come to realize that sometimes I need to embrace the mess and allow them to learn alongside me. Here are some ideas I’ve found helpful while having kids in […] Read more…

Make this easy homemade granola recipe for breakfast--kids can help too!

Easy Homemade Granola

Who doesn’t like granola? {If you don’t, you probably aren’t reading this post :) } Chewy or crunchy, it’s perfect on yogurt, applesauce, as cereal or just by the handful.    Easy Homemade Granola 3 cups old fashioned oats 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup honey 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp […] Read more…

Kids in the Kitchen: Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Pizza

I originally found the idea for a Cat in the Hat Pizza at Motherhood on a Dime and knew my kids would love it! It’s very simple and a fun way to have kids participate in meal prep. What You Need: Pizza crust (we make homemade crust with flax) Pizza sauce  Pepperoni Mozzarella Cheese What […] Read more…

Homemade Microwave Caramel Corn--an easy recipe that's perfect for fall! Make it with kids too!

Homemade Microwave Caramel Corn

Who doesn’t love caramel corn? This is a recipe from my childhood days that my mother and I made often. Let me tell you, it’s really hard not to eat the whole batch in one sitting. Pin It Microwave Caramel Corn 1 cup brown sugar 1 stick butter 1/4 cup white corn syrup 1/2 tsp. […] Read more…

Bread Machine Calzone Dough

I’ve got to admit, I love flax. It has great nutritional benefits and really does taste good! We like to add it to smoothies, our cereal and baked goods. One of my favorite ways to get flax into my diet is by making calzone dough in my bread machine. I thought I’d share the recipe […] Read more…

Kids in the Kitchen: Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Will and Leah love being in the kitchen and helping out Mom. Usually this equates to fighting with each other for “the tall stool”, complaining because they didn’t get the first turn or sticking their hands in the peanut butter jar for a taste. But I know it’s fun for them to help out and […] Read more…

Apple, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Here’s a fun little snack idea I found in a Parents magazine some years ago. Instead of making PB and J with bread, try using apples instead! This snack was a lovely addition to our preschool apple unit. Don’t you just love the little star pattern when you slice the apple this way? It’s pretty […] Read more…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve been on a chocolate chip kick lately. From my caramel chocolate oatmeal chews to these zucchini chip cookies to smores I just can’t get enough! I’m not pregnant anymore so I unfortunately cannot claim it as a pregnancy craving :)  Here I’ll share a cookie made with two of my […] Read more…

Kid Friendly Foods: Campfire Snack

My kids and I celebrated camping season by making this Campfire Snack from Family Fun magazine. It has very simple, seasonal ingredients and is good for them too! You may even want to eat one yourself. :) Enjoy!   Ingredients: Red grapes Green grapes (we didn’t have any) Cheddar cheese slices (I used deli slices) […] Read more…

Will’s Blueberry Muffins

Last week William wanted to make blueberry muffins and I just happened to have some blueberries in the freezer. We found a recipe and I asked him if we should add something different to the muffins. He asked for applesauce, so we substituted it for half of the oil. We also used raw (turbinado) sugar […] Read more…

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