cooking with kids 

Pop Chef: A Gastro-Dad Talks Cooking With Kids

Gastrokid's Two-Zone Shitake Mushroom and Plum Tomato Pizza. Credit: Hugh Garvey and Matthew Yeomans
Hugh Garvey co-founded the Gastrokid blog to document the trials and tribulations of a foodie father living in a mac-n-cheese culture. Since ...

Hot Super Bowl Recipes to Make With Your Kids

Including kids in the cooking can encourage them to try new foods, like chicken pot pie. Credit: Patti Green
Planning a Super Bowl party this year? Let the kids get involved with planning and preparing the menu and teach them important lessons ab...

Expert Tips for Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen

"You don't need to be an expert to cook," Elisabeth de Mariaffi tells Cabin Fever. Elisabeth is the author of Eat It Up!, a colourful and practical new cookbook for children, and she's just the person to reassure a harried and hopeful parent that c...

Cooking With Kids Makes Dinner a Family Affair

My sons are complete food opposites: One is a gourmand who has never met a dinner he didn't love, while the other is the pickiest child alive. No exaggeration, I promise. So I'm always on the lookout for the middle ground. That is, healthy, kid-frien...

The Leftover Calzone, or What to do After 3 Days of Turkey Sandwiches.

Welcome to Dishing it Out, ParentDish's weekly food column. Rob Barrett is a dad who knows his way around the kitchen; his web site, Cooking For Dads, provides simple video recipes for dads (and moms!). Rob's posts will appear on Friday mornings....

Daily Dish - Process not product

Invite your little chef into the kitchen to teach her some valuable cooking skills. Just don't expect perfection every time....

Tweens don't recognize common fruits and veggies

Kids aren't always known for their adventurous eating habits, but when 200 11-year-olds were quizzed on the knowledge of basic vegetables in the UK, they had trouble identifying them. In fact:
20% didn't know what a potato looked like
5.5% coul...

Cooking Rocks Challenge: Week 11 - Fun-due Dips for Cookies, Fruit or Cake

Back on track with the Cooking Rocks Challenge, my son Nol and I decided to try a fun dessert - and what kid wouldn't like one called Fun-due. We made two sauces for dipping fruit instead of the suggested shortbread cookies. Not that I'm a anti-sweet...

Cooking Rocks Challenge: Week 11 - Monte Cristo and Elvis French Toast Sammies

After last week's fiasco, the Cooking Rocks Challenge resumed this week to test out Monte Cristo and Elvis French Toast Sammies. Since Nol was on Spring Break, we picked this recipe for a lunch treat instead of the suggested  breakfast or breakf...

Blogging Baby Diner: Corned Beef and Cabbage

There are as many ways to prepare corned beef and cabbage as there are people who make it, but one thing is for sure: it's an easy, comforting dinner that deserves to be enjoyed more than just once a year. Traditionally, corned beef and cabbage (al...

Cooking with kids: Easy homemade pretzels

My three-year-old loves to help cook, and especially loves baking. At her old preschool she made pretzels and other goodies, and at her new preschool she helps to make challah every Friday. She particularly enjoys making the pretzels because the doug...

Cooking Rocks Challenge: Week 1 - Lunch Box Turkey Sushi

Last week I introduced the Cooking Rocks Challenge, where my son, Nolan, and I will be cooking every recipe in Cooking Rocks - Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals for Kids. Today I'll be bringing you the results of our first week of kitchen craziness. We sta...

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