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.
Essential Equipment Ideal for Cooking with Kids
You can find more of our Equipment for Cooking with Kids here – it’s the essentials that you really need to consider and some things that make cooking together a LOT easier.
Busy Parents Helper to Planning and Cooking with Kids
Seasonal Recipes to Cook with Kids
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.
Keep up to date with all of the recipes that you can Cook with Kids
There are a few ways that you can keep unto date with the series. First off, bookmark this page in your browser as I will be putting a list of our recipes at the bottom with links through to the post.
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