KidsKitchen

Kids Kitchen

Getting your kids in the kitchen is a great way to spend quality time with your kids while at the same time teaching them valuable skills that they will be able to use their entire life.

Cooking with kids is also a wonderful adventure that gives both you and your young one time to really get to know each other through conversation and sharing an activity that ends in chocolate chip cookies!! (or some other great food)

Cruise the recipes in this site ask your son or daughter which one they would like to make.  There are (5) easy kid’s recipes (below) geared toward the younger generation to get you started.   So grab your chef’s hat and kids apron, get your spatula and mixing bowl and let’s get cooking. Getting your kids cooking is easier than you think!

Ken’s Easy Bake Deep Dish Pizza

When Barbie has Ken over this is what she fixes him for dinner. It’s definitely his favorite. Your kids will enjoy making this fun pizza too. It’s a favorite recipe for kids at our house.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons All-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoons Baking powder
1 dash Salt
1 teaspoons Margarine
2 1/4 teaspoons Milk
1 tablespoons Pizza sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons Shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and margarine until dough looks like medium-sized crumbs. Slowly add milk while stirring. Shape dough into a ball and place into a greased pan. Use your fingers to pat the dough evenly over the bottom of the pan, then up the sides. Pour the sauce evenly over the dough, then sprinkle with the cheese. Bake 20 mins. Remove. Makes 1 pizza

Coconut Covered Bananas

Ingredients:
1 orange
2 bananas
1 cup of shredded coconut

Directions:
Cut bananas into several chunks.  Cut an orange ,squeeze some of the juice onto a saucer and roll the banana in it’s juice. (Then eat the orange)  Then roll the banana into coconut, cover well.

Toasty Apple Pies

6 slices Cinnamon-raisin bread (we use plain bread too, sprinkled with sugar cinnamon)
1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling, drained
6 slices cheddar cheese

Preheat your broiler. Place cinnamon-raisin bread on a baking sheet and lightly toast under the broiler. Watch it as this will only take a minute or two!

We sometimes just pop the bread into the toaster then butter it and sprinkle with sugar -cinnamon before doing the next part!

Remove the baking sheet from the broiler and top each slice of toast with an equal amount of apple pie filling and a cheese slice. Broil 2 to 3 minutes, or until the filling is heated through and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 slices

Kids Fruitie Smoothie

Utensils
Blender or food processor
1 cup liquid measuring cup
1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon (optional)
4 medium-sized glasses

Ingredients:
1 cup nonfat vanilla or plain yogurt or lowfat milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
2 ice cubes
Any fruit that you want to use (fresh or frozen)

Directions:
Rinse and pull of stems of any fruit that needs such attention.
Cut up fruits such as apples, mangos, plums, and pears.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Shut lid of blender (or processor) tightly.
Put  blender (or processor) in place on stand.
Blend for about 30-40 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
Pour into glasses and enjoy

Fresh Veggie Pizza

What you need:

1 ready made pizza crust
8 oz package cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup sour cream
1 envelope powdered Ranch dressing mix
2 cup raw vegetables, chopped fine ( we use broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes)

What you do:

Bake the pizza crust, without toppings, at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned.
Stir together the cream cheese, sour cream, and dressing mix. Spread this on the crust.   Top with
mixed vegetables.