Kids in the Kitchen: The Power of Pancakes

By Nancy Blakey This is a small story about skills learned, confidence earned, and one simple way to make an extraordinary memory for a child. It began as such a simple thing. One rainy afternoon our 4-year-old asked if he could cook something. The refrigerator was bare that day, and the cupboards mostly empty except […]

Summer Berry Muffins

The summer is packed full of fresh produce here in the Pacific Northwest, and berries are plentiful! In my house it is a crime to let one single berry go to waste. To come up with a no-fool plan to save every last berry, I use this wonderful Summer Berry Muffin recipe. This recipe is […]

Kids in the Kitchen: 5 Minute Acorn Cookies

By Rebecca Lemar These adorable cookies are incredibly easy to make with only three ingredients. A great activity to do with grandparents, babysitters, or on a slow day when there’s nothing to do. What you will need: 1 Bag of Hershey kisses 1 box of mini Nutter Butter cookies ½ cup chocolate chips ¼ cup […]

Pumpkin Bread

By Paula Solis Krock Pumpkin bread to my family is akin to cozying up with a warm blanket on a cold day. We are all fans of pumpkin cuisine, but pumpkin bread, hot out of the oven, filling the house with pumpkin pie fragrance draws every family member to the kitchen. A cup of warm […]

Zucchini in the Kitchen!

By Paula Solis Krock If you have lived in the Pacific Northwest for more than a year, you are well aware that we are the land of the giant zucchinis. Not only do we grow HUGE zucchinis, but if you happened to have accidently planted more than one in your garden, you will find you […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Strawberry Moon-Clouds

By Paula Solis Krock It’s strawberry season in the Northwest! Here is a very easy recipe for children of all ages to make. Children feel sense of pride in doing something for themselves, and others. With a little parental supervision, your child can make this delightful dessert for the whole family. What you will need: […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Crash Cookies

We pull out this recipe when life is stupid and boring and awful and you just want to smack something! Pound the way to peace with delicious abandon, for the more you squeeze and squash, the better the cookie! What you will need: 3 cups oatmeal 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups brown sugar […]

Let Them Eat Cake! Easy Chocolate Cake Kids Can Make

By Rebecca Lemar My 5 year old asked, “Mom, can we make a cake?” Why, why, why me, why now? I’ve never just made a cake for no reason! And I do not recall ever making one from scratch. I own a total of 4 cookbooks that I am always eager to use, but rarely […]

Cooking with Kids: Bread In a Bag

One of my favorite things to do with my kids when they were young was this recipe called “Bread in a Bag”. It’s an easy recipe whether you consider yourself a baker or not! Essentially all the ingredients go into a resealable bag and then you knead away. Kids love the sensory experience of squishing […]

Kids in the Kitchen: More Than Applesauce

Rebecca Lemar You probably already know how to make applesauce. It’s as easy as peel, chop, boil, mash. For children, it’s simple, delicious and a wonderful exercise in healthy eating and cultivating a love of cooking. Below is a how-to version of applesaucing, but here are some extra ideas to consider when doing this fun, […]

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