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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: Squirt and Munchk...

What’s Cooking with YOUR Kids: Squirt and Munchkin get Cooking
Many thanks to Katy for this installment of What's Cooking with YOUR Kids - a series where we share your stories about kids in the kitchen. If you've ever read my blog, it should come as no surprise to you that I enjoy cooking with my kids.  I've always loved cooking, but cooking with your children is a completely different experience. I started letting the Munchkin help out in the kitchen because he wanted to, not because I was pushing him to get in the kitchen.  He saw me cook often, and...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids - 1 Mom's Sabbatic...

What’s Cooking with YOUR Kids – 1 Mom’s Sabbatical with Her Daughters
One of the most exciting aspects of my six-week work sabbatical was the prospect of spending more one-on-one time with each of my daughters. My girls are 19 months apart (1.5 and almost 3), so most mornings in our home are given over to pure achievement: achieving breakfast, achieving toothbrushing, achieving clothing on major parts of all bodies present, achieving drop-off at preschool or daycare. But these six weeks that stretched out before me offered an opportunity not only to slow the pace,...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: A Family Trip to ...

I was excited to hear about my friend Laurie's family trip to China over the summer.  Her daughter, Quincy, offered to share her thoughts about her experience...Take it away, Q. [caption id="attachment_2736" align="aligncenter" width="461" caption="Making Noodles in China"][/caption] China, food, people, and farms. But the food, the food I loved!  It was all so cool.  I admit, I didn’t eat all of it, but I did try some food that I would have never eaten in the United States.  We were...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids - Beyond Baking......

I love today's story from Laura at the Spiced Life.  Her trepidation is something we can all relate to and I am so grateful for her honesty! When I first spoke with Michelle about doing a guest post on her fabulous blog about cooking with my kids, I automatically assumed I’d be baking.  My kids are still pretty young (3 ½ and 5) which can really limit how much help they are when cooking—especially for an all-too-frequently impatient mom like me.  Measuring baking ingredients and stirring? ...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids, Kitchen Conf...

As a parent, it is so easy to be rushed. It starts first thing in the morning if you're anything like I am; brushing teeth, packing lunches, dressing multiple people, combing through snarls... by the time I get to dinner, I really just want to order take-out or have it delivered. I can't do that though. I must be financially responsible and eating restaurant food would blow through my grocery budget much too quickly. My mom always had a great meal on the table every night of the week and sometimes...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids, 12 year old Kayla...

I am proud to introduce Kayla - my guest blogger this week.  Parents, this post is for you.  Kayla has some words of wisdom about how parents can encourage their kids in the kitchen. Hi everyone! Let me introduce myself! My name is Kayla, I'm 12 years old (yes, I know, shocker!), and I am the author of the blog http://soyouthinkyoucancook.wordpress.com . On my website I blog about all of my cooking adventures and all things related to food. Cooking is my passion, and if my mom didn't let me...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: London and Paris,...

London and Paris: Countries of Wonderful Tastes By Archie O’Dell [caption id="attachment_2434" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Enjoying the food abroad"][/caption] This summer, I traveled to London and Paris. I experienced several wonderful new and exciting dishes. In London, meat is one of the prized foods. It was served in all the restaurants I went to, whether it was ½ lb. filet or a cheeseburger. One of the best dishes I had was the steak and mushroom pie. Underneath its crunchy,...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: Dixie on Ne...

I love it when kids are honest.  Sometimes they aren't diplomatic and sometimes their timing is off.  But it warms my heart when I ask a real question and get an honest answer.  Thanks, Dixie, for telling me what you think about trying new foods. [caption id="attachment_2421" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Dixie and Friends"][/caption] I don’t like to try new food because it might taste bad. Especially at restaurants you don’t know what’s inside the food - they just give it...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: Making Cupca...

Many thanks to Zoey (age 7!) for today's post.  She is already quite an accomplished chef and shares her experience making a new dessert with us.  I nearly cried when I read her story - perhaps because she is so close in age to my own son.   I also want to thank Janelle, Zoey's mom, for encouraging her in the kitchen!  I hope this story inspires you to play with your children in the kitchen like Janelle does. I have always liked cookbooks. And, now I'm old enough to really get cooking. I decided...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids, from 6 year ...

Nothing Like Fresh Berries By Patrick, 6 years old Portland, Oregon It was a sunny day and my family and I went to pick berries. We picked strawberries and raspberries. It was hard to find just the right strawberries because they were hiding in the plants. My sister and I ate a lot of raspberries as we picked them and thankfully did not get a tummy ache. We picked five pounds of raspberries and ate half of them by the next day. Raspberries taste like heaven. We love them. We hope mom gets more...

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