Has anyone else been watching the second season of Rachael vs. Guy: Food Cook-Off? I am truly amazed at the skills and pose of the young chefs on the show. These kids know lots about food and aren’t afraid to get in the kitchen and experiment.
That is one of the great traits of young people, in general. They are much quicker than adults to jump in and try something new. And cooking seems like the perfect arena to try out different things and expand horizons and independence. Below are 12 neat resources for recipes, techniques, etc.. for cooking with kids.
Family and Kids: Food Network -The motto says it all. “Cook Together, Eat Together”.
Kidspot Kitchen–Lots of great recipes to make with the kids.
Cooking with Amber-Let this 11 year old current Rachael vs. Guy: Food Cook-Off contestant show you first hand about cooking with kids. Through her food, Amber aims to teach other kids (and I am sure adults too) that healthy is cool.
Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons-From the moment I laid eyes on Jill’s site when I first started blogging, I have loved it. She offers so many wonderfully creative ideas for snacks and all sorts of recipes that you can make with the kids.
Five Little Chefs-A great blog full of recipes and crafts that you can do with the younger set.
Hey Kids, Let’s Cook– The website accompaniment for a children’s television show of the same name. Access entertaining videos for the kids and recipes.
Cool Kids Cooking-Recipes, games, and cooking tips for the kiddos.
Pass the Knife–Clever mix of photography, dialogue, and recipes as Lisa shares her experiences cooking with her kids.
Cooking for Kids: About.Com–Site offers a range of kid friendly recipes for all occasions.
The Kids Cook Monday–A global movement that includes a focus on cooking with kids on Monday to promote healthy lifestyles.
An easy, cooking related activity to do with the kids is to grown some common kitchen herbs. Here are a couple of examples from my Easy, Inexpensive to Grow Herbs Series. 6 Foods That Love Dill and 5 Foods That Pair Well with Basil
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