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Back to School Lunch Box Notes #kidsinthekitchen

This is week 2 of Back to School for our household. The kids are back into their routines and so far so good. We’ve even gotten into better lunch making routines and are packing healthier foods. It’s totally up to me to shop for the right ingredients but they kids are making great choices already. […]




Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats #kidsinthekitchen

Afterschool snacks tend to be healthy and on the small side so they don’t interfere with dinner. But there comes that moment when the kids are wanting something different than celery with peanut butter or a yogurt. That’s when the genius of Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats happens. I honestly think these are better than traditional […]




Turkey Pesto Meatball Sandwiches #kidsinthekitchen

“Mom, how about we make up our own cookie recipe for kids in the kitchen?”. That was Shae’s idea for this week’s post. I told her we needed a little more time to research existing cookie recipes to see what would work. Instead we made a family dinner that everyone loved, Pesto Turkey Meatball Sandwiches […]




Making Her Own Birthday Cake #kidsinthekitchen

We celebrate this week. It was Shae’s 7th birthday. Early in the week she decided on her dinner and birthday cake; homemade meatloaf and vanilla cake with vanilla frosting.  Simple enough right. Well I’m good with the meatloaf, it something my kids really really love but I’m not a good cake baker. I can make an […]




Salad and Sandwich Bites #kidsinthekitchen

It’s almost time to go back to school and Shae and I are working on some new lunch ideas. I’m trying to stick with healthy options but I also want her to enjoy what she’s eating to that means getting her input. These mini Salad and Sandwich Bites are a great compromise. She likes bologna. […]




Sautéed Shrimp and Risotto #kidsinthekitchen

Sometimes dinner gets fancy. Especially when Shae starts leafing through my cookbooks. This is how our Sautéed Shrimp and Risotto dish happened. I feel like this is has been the most involved Shae has been in a meal preparation EVER. She definitely took all the credit for dinner this night. Rightfully so too. She peeled […]




Watermelon Lemonade made by kids #kidsinthekitchen

After our tropical vacation last week Shae came home craving refreshing and exotic drinks with umbrellas and whipped cream. We compromised with this Watermelon Lemonade Drink Recipe because it was easy to create and we had all the ingredients on hand. Easy might for us might not be for you. The hardest part of the […]




Kid Friendly Snacks & Food for Summer #kidsinthekitchen

Summer is in full swing and the kids are ravenous after the pool, playground and parks.  I’ve put together this awesome list of Kid-Friendly Foods for Summer to satisfy any appetite. Don’t worry about the picky eaters or allergies because there’s a little something for every age and tastebud and nutritional level. Sand Dessert via […]




Frozen Banana Pops #kidsinthekitchen

You know I’m always on the hunt for new snacks and treats for the kids. Lately they seem to be asking for ice cream all the time. Our pool snackbar has ice cream so it happens more often that it’s becoming an afternoon snack versus a once in a while treat. I wanted to find […]




Cinnamon Apple Crisp #recipe #kidsinthekitchen

I love having a helper in the kitchen. Especially one that can read, measure (for the most part) and mix without getting most of the ingredients on the counter. Shae is gonna be one hell of cook and baker when she grows up because she’s always wanting to make something.  This week’s Cinnamon Apple Crisp […]