Cooking With the Kids

kids-cookingKids can start “Helping” in the kitchen from a very young age. Cracking eggs, fetching ingredients, stirring, mixing & learning to measure. This not only provides valuable time together but playfully brings in important skills like learning to follow directions, basic math skills, nutrition, & how to clean up.

Basic food prep & baking are the best way to start. Something as simple a tearing up lettuce for a salad or decoration a batch of mix made cupcakes. It doesn’t take a lot of effort or skill, but what a memory maker!

A Great Starter Cookbook is Mom and Me Cookbook mom-and-me-cookbook-hardcover-bookwith basic cooking techniques and tips, simple first recipes, and tasty, nutritious meal ideas, Annabel Karmel’s new family cookbook helps children ages three and up work with their parents to prepare a yummy array of favorite foods.

sassafras-little-cook-tool-kitOnce you have the Book you’ll need some gear for the kids. This Sassafras Little Cook Tool Kit comes in a heavy duty vinyl bag that keeps your tools together time and again. The whisk, rolling pin, spatula, spoon and scraper are all downsized to fit little hands. The measuring cups and spoons let kids instantly visualize what each measurement looks like in comparison to other sizes.

And what tiny chef would be complete without this adorable Sassafras Little Cook Kit sassafras-little-cook-kitit includes a cotton/poly chef’s hat with an adjustable Velcro closure to fit kid’s heads of all sizes. The mitts are quilted and extra-long. The apron is a sunny yellow to appeal to both boys and girls, A spoon is also included. This is for kids 4-8.

We’re of course not responsible for the ensuing mess but we’d love to see photos of your little helpers in action or here your favorite kids recipes! Send them to us & we’ll be happy to share them.