Some of my fondest childhood memories are of being in the kitchen with my mum, aunts and grandparents. Learning to cook and bake with them from a young child to teenager, and even now I love joining my mum, in the kitchen helping to prepare family meals that we then sit down together to enjoy. Those recipes that I learnt at their apron strings and the cookbooks that I had – and still have are my go-to recipes to share with my kids and teach them to cook in the home for family meals and treats.
With the new year and one of the family goals we have set this year being more meals together to encourage us to talk and spend time daily this is a great way to start, I’m also hoping that it will encourage both J and T to try new foods and experience new tastes as we work through the recipes I will be sharing. To extend the time spent together, we are preparing and cooking the meal as a family.
Cooking with Toddlers
We started cooking with the kids when they were toddlers. Sharing these recipes here on Rainy Day Mum. Click on the Image below or the link to go to our selection of recipes ideal for Cooking with Toddlers.
Cooking with Kids an A to Z of Recipes that you will want to cook Time and Time Again
No matter what the time of year or the ingredients at your fingertips browse through these recipes and find the perfect one to try and cook with your kids this year.
One of our favourite a recipes to make is this simple Apple and Cinnamon Loaf Cake. Every autumn our neighbour hands us a bag of apples and the kids beg to cook this recipe.
It’s not just about cakes and bakes when you cook with kids and our Apple and Pork Sausage and Bean Casserole is a simple dish to cook for a family meal with the kids. They can help stir the pan and cut up the vegetables to put in it.
Bananas come in all different varieties and one of my favourite’s is the green bananas that I used to eat regularly in Costa Rica. These Patacones are a simple fried snack that you and the kids can make together.
Seasonal Recipes to Cook with Kids
We have put together our favourite Easter Snacks and Treats for your Toddler and Preschooler to make these easy recipes are ideal for little and big kids.
From gruesome ghosts to scary skeletons you needn’t be afraid with these Delicious Halloween Recipes to Cook with Kids.
Christmas is all about baking in our house and we love these easy Christmas baking for kids check them out and make some this year.
Cooking the Subjects
You don’t just have to cook for pleasure sometimes cooking can be used in your learning as well – check out these ideas for cooking as part of the curriculum.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.