I held her hand as her fingers clutched the stainless steel measuring cup filled with flour. The mixer whirred loudly as the cake batter the four of us were making began to take shape.
“Just be careful…” my voice trailed off as the beater bumped the measuring cup sending flour flying.
Kids love to create and bake in the kitchen and as a mom I want them to learn how to cook and bake. However as a woman who has to clean the kitchen I don’t always want their “help.”
So what are some easy ways to enjoy baking and cooking with your kids?
- Start small. Consider teaching your kids how to make mug cakes or brownies. One simple recipe for mug brownies is this:
- Consider trying to make a fun lunch with the kids. Here is a homemade version of Easy Mac and Cheese. It is delicious and pretty easy and none of that artificial stuff that isn’t so great for little bodies. FYI I loved the taste of this too.
- Here are some great recipes that kids can help cook and that use real food. If you click on the recipe for Giant Oatmeal Cookies, you will find some more wonderful tips about baking with your kids.
- Do you have some older kids who are ready to do some cooking on their own? Check out these recipes kids can make on their own…
Now I’m hungry. What tips or recipes do you like to make with your kids? Share them in the comments.
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