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How To Make Potato Latkes

Best Potato Latkes Recipe for Hanukkah

When I worked in child care we were blessed to enjoy meals cooked by fabulous cooks from a number of different nationalities including Italian, Korean and Israeli. And I clearly remember the children's delight when our Israeli cook, Rachel, would cook Potato Latkes as a treat at lunchtime. Potato … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids: Easy Beetroot Dip Recipe

Cooking with kids: Easy Beetroot Dip Recipe

What now seems like many years ago I worked in a fabulous child care centre and whenever one of the children celebrated a birthday we would all share together in a special morning or afternoon tea. Dip, crackers and vegetable sticks inevitably formed part of this snacktime ritual, and it is here … [Read more...]

6 Reasons to Cook with Kids + 12 Recipes to Try

12 Things to Cook With Preschoolers and 6 Reasons Why You Should Make the Time to Cook Together

There’s no doubt about it, kids + cooking = fun! Making cookies, cakes, pinwheels, muffins and ice blocks are firm favourites in our house. But have you ever stopped to consider what you child is learning while they’re helping you in the kitchen? It’s probably more than you think. Many teachers are … [Read more...]

Eating the Alphabet: Cooking with Kids from A to Z

Ideas for Cooking with Kids: Eating the Alphabet 26 recipes inspired by the book. Great for cooking with preschoolers and elementary aged children

Eating The Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables From A to Z by Lois Ehlert is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book perfect for introducing children to a range of new fruits and vegetables (with a host of already familiar ones scattered throughout as well). I personally can think of no better way to … [Read more...]

Cooking From Your Favourite Book: A Viking Dinner

Cooking with Kids: How to Train A Dragon inspired viking feast. Plan and cook a feast together in celebration of the much-loved book or movie

Bee and Bear’s favourite books at the moment are anything to do with the DreamWorks production, How to Train Your Dragon.  While they are not quite ready for the original novels by Cressida Cowell, Bear and Bee’s interest in all things Viking and dragon related surpasses any other interest they … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids: The Blind Taste Test

Cooking with kids: The blind taste test. Are your children brave enough to take the test???

Do your children love to help you cook? Are they brave enough for a blind taste test in the kitchen??? This is a fun activity for children who are more on the adventurouss side when it comes to food experiences and trying new things. Next time you are in the kitchen preparing a meal together, … [Read more...]

Baking with Kids: Sweetheart Jam Drops Recipe

Baking with Kids: Jam drop recipe

These were so fun to make with my toddler and were VERY popular with everyone in the house! A sweetheart twist on the good old jam drop - what's not to love! [mpprecipe-recipe:6] You may also like: Save … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids: Pink Jelly Fluff Recipe

Jelly Fluff Recipe

When it comes to cooking with kids I like to keep things simple, and with just three ingredients in this jelly fluff recipe it sure is simple! I also love that it provides Immy (who is nearly seven) with the chance to put to use some of her more advanced kitchen skills, including safely managing … [Read more...]