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Cooking With Kids

5 Reasons Kids Belong in the Kitchen

Caron Gremont | Posted 05.16.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

Today is Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day and the theme this year is "Getting Kids Excited About Food." To mark the occasion, here are the top five reasons why you should invite your kids into the kitchen and just embrace the chaos.

Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Tyler Lee

We scramble to shuttle our kids between extracurricular activities, tutoring and social events to help them "succeed."

The Benefits Of Dark Chocolate On Easter

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
Jennifer Tyler Lee

Avoiding sugary treats altogether at holiday time is a tough bar to meet.

Kale: Benefits Beyond Nutrition

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 04.15.2014 | Taste
Jennifer Tyler Lee

Kale benefits your body in many ways, but the nutritional power packed into this winter veggie isn't the only reason to love kale. It's a gateway to cooking with your kids.

Making Chinese New Year Tea Eggs With Kids

Stacie Billis | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Stacie Billis

Symbolic food plays a big role in Chinese culture. Foods at the Chinese New Year table are thought to promote happiness, longevity, and other common new year themes. Tea eggs are said to symbolize golden nuggets and are served to promote prosperity and wealth in the new year.

10 Tips For Cooking With Toddlers And Preschoolers

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

'Tis the season for baking, and if you're in the kitchen a lot these days, that's exactly where your kids -- the messy ones who don't always listen to instructions -- want to be. But it can be fun.

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe Is the Perfect Anytime Treat

The Stir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
The Stir

There's one surefire way to lift your family's spirits when one or more of you happen to be having a bad day: announce that it's pizza night.

WATCH: Grab Your Lederhosen, 11 Year Old Kid Chef Celebrates Oktoberfest

HooplaHa | Posted 12.01.2013 | Taste
HooplaHa

Chef Peter decides to get in touch with his Bavarian roots as he turns the traditional barbecue into a kid-friendly Oktoberfest. With bratwurst, weiss...

How To Make Fruit Leather: Healthy And Delicious Homemade Fruit Roll Ups Kids Love

Noelani Love | Posted 11.17.2013 | Hawaii
Noelani Love

One of my 5 year old son's favorite snacks are fruit leathers-they are basically homemade fruit roll-ups. They are a great heatlhy snack and super easy to make. They don't have any chemical preservatives or artificial sugars and they still taste delicious!

Cooking Fun, Cooking Healthy With ChopChop Magazine and Cookbook

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

I've been waiting a long time for a food writer like Sally Sampson. Sampson is the founder and publisher of a non-profit organization that publishes a delightful magazine for kids called ChopChop: The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families.

Is Your Child the Next Great Chef?

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 05.21.2013 | Taste
Marcus Samuelsson

Children want to mimic adults. They notice when you choose to prepare fresh vegetables over calling in another pizza pie for dinner. They will see that food made with love and care outweighs going through the drive-through window.

Cook With Your Kids: A Coda to Michael Pollan's New Book, Cooked

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 07.01.2013 | Taste
Jennifer Tyler Lee

Children represent our biggest opportunity for change when it comes to food. They are the most important part of the equation. Pollan urges us to "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. And cook them." Let's add three more words to that slogan -- "with your kids."

Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 03.28.2013 | Taste
Kathy Carter Woods

Break cooled granola into pieces -- store in an air tight container. Check out my blog for more recipes!

The Moment I Realized My Son Was Becoming an Adult

Rachel Aydt | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Rachel Aydt

Never in a million years would I have sent him on his first solo walk in New York down to Avenue A and back, but as it turned out, he handled it.

Take Back Dinner: Eight Strategies to Engage Your Picky Eater at Dinner

Paula Seefeldt | Posted 10.31.2012 | Food
Paula Seefeldt

What can you do if your kid is the one who only eats white foods or only likes pasta or refuses to try anything new? Decide to go on a culinary adventure together. Begin by working with your kids, not against them.

Nightmare on Mom Street

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

Several hours, two meltdowns (both mine) and a hellacious mess later, we had our two-pound Halloween House.

The First Thing I Ever Cooked: Lentil Soup

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 09.14.2012 | Taste

The first thing I ever cooked was lentil soup with chicken. Lentil was my dad's favorite kind of soup -- and for some reason, I already knew that the ...

"C" is for Cooking: Encouraging Reading Skills in the Family Kitchen

pbs kids | Posted 07.25.2012 | Parents

Written by Alice Currah, PBS Parents Kitchen Explorers Weekly Contributor Most of us who grew up watching "Sesame Street" are familiar with the son...

Guy Fieri Talks Kids, Cooking and Father's Day (VIDEO)

Jim Higley | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Jim Higley

I recently spent some time with Guy Fieri at the Better Homes and Gardens Chill and Grill Festival to learn more about his foundation, Cooking with Kids.

Scramble Eggs with Your Tot in Just 30 Easy Steps!

Rob Sachs | Posted 07.31.2012 | Parents
Rob Sachs

It's 6:00 a.m. and a tiny finger is poking you in the face. "Daddy, I'm hungry." You turn to your spouse. With a beleaguered moan, she reminds you that it's your day to get up with the kid.

Are You a Rachael or a Martha?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.24.2012 | Food
Natalie Thomas

"I'm a better baker than cook." That was my go-to party line while dating when asked about my kitchen prowess. I imagined myself a Martha: all cakes and confections. Talk about delusions of grandeur!

Cooking With Chef Tom

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 06.25.2012 | Food
Carolyn Ossorio

The restaurant is infused with the flavors of our meal. Sweetness from the apples as the natural sugars bubble to the surface, the savory grilled Rainbow trout tastes like something Huck Finn might cook beside the Mississippi. "That trout didn't stand a chance," Chef Tom teases.

Why I Don’t Force My Kids to 'Just Eat What’s In Front of Them'

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 06.23.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

My husband and I are trying to create a home culture where family dinners are enjoyed by everyone and eaten by everyone (almost) every time. Here's what works for us.

Cooking With Kids: Homemade Pop Tarts

Monica Strawbridge | Posted 04.28.2012 | Miami
Monica Strawbridge

When my kids are wanting "food" like, say, Pop Tarts, I can get them in the kitchen with me and try to show them what a Pop Tart was meant to be in the first place.

Beet it: Beet Risotto Nobody Wanted

Julie Tilsner | Posted 04.28.2012 | Food
Julie Tilsner

Even as I stood over my stove stirring the stuff my neighbor inquired skeptically, "Why are you going through the trouble? Your kids aren't gonna eat that, you know."