Tag: cooking with toddlers

Grab N’ Go Granola Bars: Back to School Snacks

I am always looking for easy, healthy snacks that I can throw in a sandwich bag and take with me.  Kids are hungry all the time!  It doesn’t matter if we ate an hour before we left the house, I always find them rummaging in my…

Simple Apple Crisp

I absolutely love apple crisp! This is a favorite fall dessert recipe of mine. I grew up eating this often as the perfect ending to a fall Sunday family dinner. It’s such a simple dessert that doesn’t take much work and the results are delicious! To…

Blackberry Freezer Jam

I was lucky enough to grow up eating homemade freezer jam. I learned how to do this from my mom and I absolutely LOVE the taste of homemade blackberry freezer jam! My #1 favorite is raspberry, and this blackberry version comes in a close second. I…

Super Simple Potato Salad

During the summer the kids have been obsessed with hot dog roasts.  And during my pregnancy I have been obsessed with my mom’s potato salad.  Maybe it’s because it’s delicious, and maybe it makes me a little nostalgic remembering all the summer barbecues at home. Especially now…

Cooking with Toddlers: 20+ Easy Kitchen Tasks

Cooking with toddlers is quite an adventure! Toddlers are so eager to help and yet not in control of their fine and gross motor skills – so you’re sure to have a mess! I find that when I pick 1-2 tasks from a recipe that I…

We All Scream For Ice Cream

  We like ice cream.  That’s all there really is to say.  When it’s hot outside, and the kids have been swimming all day and you just want to cool off… nothing sounds better than ice cream.  We have a friend who has an ice cream…

Mini Bites of Banana Bran Muffins

I am quickly becoming a huge fan of Annabel Karmel. This recipe is one of hers from her Top 100 Finger Foods: 100 Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Child and I LOVE how it turned out. The first recipe we tried from her cookbook was her Crispy Chicken…

3 Ingredient Banana Egg Muffins

I am on a bit of a breakfast kick.  I love breakfast, and my kids love breakfast foods, so trying out new breakfast recipes is a win-win.  We have had fun experimenting and making some unique, creative breakfast foods that the kids have a blast with.…

Easy Squeezy Marmalade Muffins

This lovely Marmalade Muffin recipe comes from Pioneer Woman. I came across her recipes when I was first married and quickly became a huge fan. For Valentine’s Day as a just-starting-out married couple, my husband bought me her newly-released cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Recipes from an Accidental…

Mini Muffin Pancakes

This recipe was such a fun creative outlet for my toddlers. Was the final product incredibly delicious? To me, it really wasn’t, but the kids ate a ton of them and were proud of what they did. 🙂  They would be delicious with just raspberries, blueberries,…

Bananas for Muffins

I love muffins, but I am not a huge fan of bananas. These are the only banana muffins I have ever made that I really love, and since I always have a few extra bananas that are starting to go brown, this is the perfect excuse…

Leftover Rice Pudding

WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER RICE? I always have leftover rice from dinner and I’m never sure what to do with it. But I love rice pudding. It’s a comfort food. One day I had a small amount of leftover white rice in the fridge, and…

Delicious Disney Dole Whip

I am a huge fan of recipes that take less than five ingredients, so this recipe fit neatly into my “perfect recipe for kids” category.  I was a little skeptical that the consistency would turn out less like ice-cream and more like a smoothie, but I was…

Easy French Bread

Mister four’s quote from this cooking experience was “Mom, this is the messiest!” said with a huge amount of joy and wonder. Truly don’t toddlers love playing with dough? Here is the perfect opportunity to get your toddler helping making something the whole family will enjoy.…

Dreamy Orange Creamies

These orange creamsicles were delicious.  My husband came home and ate three and then asked if we could make more… which, of course, we did.  They were smooth and creamy and tasted like an Orange Julius on a stick.  The great part about it is they…

Mini Chocolate Croissants

I am delighted with these little puffed beauties! Not only do they taste delicious and gourmet, but the ingredient list is so simple – and the cooking process is also a breeze. Using puffed pastry takes all the work out of creating this chocolate croissant. Little…

Bread in a Bag

This bread tasted really good. I was a little skeptical when I saw those cute little misshapen balls of dough go into the pans but they turned out amazing. I ate almost a half a mini loaf while the kids were napping…terrible, I know. HOW TO…

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Chicken Taquitos

I absolutely LOVE fresh lime. I love the smell and the taste it adds to any recipe! This was my toddlers’ first time using a hand juicer and it was a pretty fun experience for them. Turning the lime around on the juicer while pushing down hard enough to…

Fresh Strawberry Pie

My toddlers love strawberries. Chopping up strawberries has been a great kitchen activity for my kiddos… and I love that when making a dessert the whole family will enjoy my toddlers can help with one part that is safe and simple! Cooking with toddlers can be…

Simple Fruit Salad

Pulling grapes has been one of little miss two’s favorite kitchen activities so far. It is repetitive and simple, plus she loves grapes so she can sample them along the way. I like to have her do this when we are making our lunch to take…