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Any suggestions on sites or books on cooking with kids?

I have 2 kids ages 4 and 8 who love "helping" me in the kitchen.

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mrs_mom430

Asked by mrs_mom430 at 2:21 PM on Jul. 13, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • i want to know too i want to cook something else with them besides eggs or spegeti
    shannonsmom555

    Answer by shannonsmom555 at 2:24 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • try disney or nick jr. they might have what you are looking for..
    EJsHottMama

    Answer by EJsHottMama at 2:27 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • My son's favorite book is Disney's Magic Cookbook~healthy ideas, teaching, big font and great pictures

    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=disney%27s+magic+cookbook&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=3621079829&ref=pd_sl_6yv5uljjpo_b
    surfcitymom

    Answer by surfcitymom at 2:27 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • They can really help with everything if you have the patience. The other day my daughter helped me bread chicken. She dipped it in the egg, then the bread crumbs. I put it in the pan. It just makes everything take twice as long. My kids love to add seasoning. I'll give them the pepper shaker, garlic, oregano, ... whatever and let them go to town.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:32 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Rachael Ray's has a book on cooking with kids....in 30 minutes. :)

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooking-Rocks-Rachael-30-Minute-Meals/dp/1891105159
    doodlebopfan

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 2:51 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • PS-My 3 y/o helps in the kitchen a lot. He can crack eggs, stir anything, pour things in that I have measured, etc. He uses an egg slicer when we need chopped eggs for pea salad or egg salad or tuna salad, etc. He uses a food chopper to help chop veggies for casseroles. He LOVES helping mom cook! :)
    doodlebopfan

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 2:53 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • The Disney cookbook is cute for kids.. they can get excited about making those recipes. I would just order it from the library to see if they like it first
    batjmom

    Answer by batjmom at 3:17 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • My 7-year-old daughter has the Disney's Magic Cookbook, too, and she loves it. She also has Paula Deen's My First Cookbook.
    andrea96

    Answer by andrea96 at 4:20 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • We have the Star Wars Cookbook, Sesame Street Cookbook and Rachel Ray's Cooking with Kids. I don't consider any of the 3 to be especially health-conscious, but they have lots of basics and you can modify them with healthier ingredients as needed. DS loves the Sesame Street one - and a few weeks ago changed up one of the recipes enough that he now officially has "invented" his own "secret recipe" (which he then proceeded to share with everyone he knew).
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:22 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Paula Dean has a great cookbook for kids!
    saraehp

    Answer by saraehp at 9:32 AM on Jul. 14, 2010

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