Category Archives: What’s Cooking with YOUR Kids?

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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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: 11 Year Old ...

Bacon, Lettuce, and Avocado Wrap, By Emery [caption id="attachment_2389" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Emery with his BLAM"][/caption] I am an 11-year-old from California. If you read my mother’s blog, In Erika’s Kitchen, you might have seen a few of my recipes. The kitchen is where I go to have some “alone time” with my mom (and, of course, to cook, one of my favorite pastimes). I have been cooking since I was a toddler, but cooking has really become a significant part...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: Food for My Famil...

Sometimes I think that things are meant to be.  When I signed up for the Adopt a Blogger program through Dine and Dish, I thought I would end up with a blogging newbie.  Imagine my surprise when I was matched with Food for My Family - a blog that blew me away!  It was filled with thought provoking posts, beautiful photographs and delicious recipes.  I honestly believed that there was nothing I could do to help Shaina improve her blog.  And I was probably right - but I did make a new friend,...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids - Cooking Clu...

Many thanks to Mardi for this installment of What's Cooking with YOUR Kids. I love that she started a cooking club for boys! When I watched the UK version of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution last year, I was, like many, horrified at what I was seeing.  Then, when I heard him speak in Toronto last year and received a copy of the Food Revolution Cookbook, I knew I had to go away and "pass it on".  I am fortunate to be in a position to change little minds, working in a school with impressionable 8-12...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: Calzones with Han...

Thank you Jackie for this awesome post.  It is always so much fun for me when people send these in!  Plus, I am nosy and love to see where you cook with your kids.  (If you can believe it, I often end up cooking with kids on patios, decks, family rooms, on desks and sometimes in the middle of farms!) Jackie Lee is a full time work at home mom who, in between cooking with a preschooler, raising chickens, and her own groceries, is all about Keeping It Simple and helping moms learn how to make...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: Fun with Fri...

Thank you, Chris for this fantastic post! First, I want to thank Michelle for this fun opportunity to write for a blog other than my own!  I am a huge fan of Scholastic and all they do.  So, I am honored to be a guest on this site, especially as she is a finalist for the Scholastic Parent & Child Parent Blogger Awards in the Green category! As far as children go, I don’t have any, nor are children in my life plan.  So, why write about cooking with kids?  Because I can, of course.  *grin*. ...

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