Cooking With Kids

A Rainy Sunday and Colorful Stir-Fry

March 18, 2012
ground beef stir fry

What a beautiful Sunday we had!  40’s and rainy, a little thunder clapping here and there.  We don’t get a day like this very often in the desert.  The kids and I stayed in our pj’s all day!  While they read books and played, I decided to tackle the pantry.  It has needed a good […]

Read the full article →

The Kids Cook Monday: Making Homemade Granola

December 12, 2011
simple homemade gluten free granola recipe

With the holidays comes extra time in the kitchen cooking with the kiddos.  Whether it’s baking up a batch of Christmas cookies or throwing together a quick dinner, they cold weather makes them more likely to gather in the kitchen and want to lend a hand. This week, we tried out our first batch of […]

Read the full article →

Rustic Fig & Date Pie on The Kids Cook Monday

September 19, 2011
fig and date pie

It’s been a while since our last Kid’s Cook Monday post.  With the end of summer, a little bit of traveling, and some crazy cold that kept me on the couch for a week, I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen.  I woke up feeling better this morning, so I decided to go with […]

Read the full article →

The Kids Cook Monday – First Day of School

August 15, 2011

This morning was a special one.  Joe’s first day of preschool.  He woke up early and helped me make some pancakes.  We used the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix, and added some cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. Joe cracked the eggs and gave everything a good stir with the whisk. Leila helped me […]

Read the full article →

The Kids Cook Monday – Simple Chocolate Cake

August 1, 2011

Today is my mom’s birthday.  We celebrated last night with a family dinner at our house.  When I started planning the menu, I knew that my dad was grilling steaks and I would be in charge of the rest.  Based on my Bountiful Basket haul, I decided to make roasted tomatillo guacamole and crispy roasted […]

Read the full article →

The Kids Cook Monday – Summertime

July 11, 2011

We haven’t been spending as much time in the kitchen lately, mostly because we have been spending so much time at the baseball field.  The kids and I usually eat a small dinner then take snacks to the game.  The Arizona League games are played mostly on back fields with no music or snack bars, […]

Read the full article →

The Kids Cook Monday – Father’s Day Breakfast

June 20, 2011

I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day!  The kids and I started off our celebration by letting Daddy sleep in and making him eggs in a frame for breakfast.   Lately, every time I start to cook something, these kids are pulling up a chair asking to help.  I love it every time […]

Read the full article →

The Kids Cook Monday – Spiced Apple Crisp

June 13, 2011

With such a huge pile of apples from our Agritopia picking on Saturday, Joe and I couldn’t stop talking about apple pie.  When it got right down to it though, I just didn’t feel like making pie crust.  So we made an apple crisp instead.  We used a recipe from one of my favorite-titled food […]

Read the full article →

The Kids Cook Monday – fANNEtastic granola bars

June 6, 2011

Last week, Anne from fANNEtastic food posted a recipe for Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Granola Bars.  I saw them and immediately knew that Joe and I should get busy whipping up a batch. As we gathered the ingredients, Joe had to give them each a taste to make sure they were ok.  He decided that he […]

Read the full article →

The Kids Cook Monday – Farm Fresh

May 30, 2011

Late Saturday morning, after picking up our Bountiful Basket and jumping into the pool for swimming lessons, the kids and I headed over to Agritopia for their u-pick event.  Agritopia is a community centered around a working urban farm.  We drive by it almost every day and even walk along the paths between the community […]

Read the full article →