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Recipes to Make with Kids
We spend a lot of time in our kitchen baking, reading recipes from cook books, recreating recipes we found online, and even making up dishes as we go. When we want to relax, we all like watching fun cooking shows about making food!
Today I am sharing some our favorite recipes that I think you and your kids will enjoy making together! Cooking and baking can be done as a team, and my favorite team involves my kids. They actually help out a lot and it’s fun to see them try new things that we cook together. Teaching your kids how to cook exercises math skills, reading skills, listening skills, and helps kids focus on the various senses (like taste, smell, and touch).
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not a professional chef. However, I am a professional mom and so was my mom. We just know how to bake a fabulous cookie or put together a pretty casserole. As moms, we teach those recipes to our kids.
One of our favorite cooking shows to watch as a family is MASTERCHEF JUNIOR. The new season of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR premieres November 6th on Fox (click here for more details). Just like MASTERCHEF, the contestants are challenged to create recipes but the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR series has an extra special twist:
#1 The contestants are kids (which makes it really fun for my kids to watch)
#2 The award winning chefs, like Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Christina Tosi are not only judges, the actually help coach and teach the kid contestants throughout the season.
How FUN would it be to have Gordon Ramsay teach you about cooking?! I’m jealous! But, that’s why we love to watch MASTERCHEF JUNIOR. Our whole family gets to learn along with the kids. The season starts out with 24 young chefs, ages 8-13, as they showcase their passion for cooking through delicious challenges. In the end, one kid is name America’s newest MASTERCHEF JUNIOR and takes home a $100,000 grand prize. The competition for this big prize is so good throughout the season!
See the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR premiere on Fox this Friday November 6th at 8/7 central. We’ll be watching too!
Here are some of our favorite recipes that my kids and I have made together here at Smart School House. We know you will love all of these! Click the picture or the title to see the full recipe. Be sure to save your favorites on Pinterest for later!
Have a picky eater? You might want to let them help you cook a meal. They’ll oftentimes be more excited to try things that they make.
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