Tag: cooking with kids

Kids Cook Dinner Night: An Experiment

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Our Favorite Easy Dinners

I love the holiday season, but after spending hours days in the kitchen baking, cooking, and doing dishes, the last thing I want to do in the new year is go nuts planning and cooking dinners for my family. While take-out is a nice treat from time to time, my kids really love helping in the kitchen,

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Including the Kids in Thanksgiving Prep

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! For an over-planner like me, this means the spreadsheets, lists, and plans of attack are flying through my head this week. While I’m not hosting the meal, I am bringing several dishes to my parents’ house. I am a New England traditionalist when it comes to Thanksgiving, and it’s

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Canning with the Kids

We are pick-your-own fruit junkies in my house. Strawberries, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, apples…we love them all. There are so many fantastic farms that offer pick-your-own fruits in CT that it’s hard not to get excited about it. The big questions is always…what to do with all the fruit? We eat a ton of it, freeze

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Cooking With Kids- Summer Three Bean Salad

One of my favorite things to do with my kids is get them excited about cooking.  Mixing, chopping, stirring, pouring, scooping, baking, and tasting.  My mother, my Nonni, and my Grandma all cooked and baked, and when they did, they loved sharing their talents with me.  I’ll never forget the time my mother had a

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Instilling Children with a Passion for Cooking!

I’m fairly confident that when my kids look back on their fond childhood memories, hours spent in the kitchen with me will be near the top of that list.  I *love* to cook – both the experience of creating, and sharing the enjoyment of the food with others.  With 3 young children, my cooking is

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Thrifty Thursday: Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

When I came across the recipe for making your own fortune cookies, well…let’s just say I was pretty excited! Whenever we order chinese food, my daughter loves to crack open the fortune cookies after we finish our meal and read the fortunes together. Not only is this Thrifty Thursday project fun to do with your kiddos (at pretty much any

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