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Watermelon Lemonade made by kids #kidsinthekitchen

Watermelon Lemonade made by kids #kidsinthekitchen #cookingwithkids

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

Strawberry Shortcake in a Stick

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

Frozen Banana Pops #kidsinthekitchen #recipe, cooking with kids

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

Kids in the Kitchen making Cinnamon Apple Crisp #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 […]




Mango Strawberry Smoothie #kidsinthekitchen

Mango Strawberry Smoothie #kidsinthekitchen

Breakfast during the summer comes later and later each day. The kids are sleeping in later or not eager to come out of their caves into the sunlight until they feel their bellies growl in protest. This week was full of lazy mornings so smoothies were a quick and easy breakfast that pleased everyone, even […]




Making Eggs in a Hole Breakfast #kidsinthekitchen

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Breakfast seems to be the most quiet part of the day lately. The kids are waking up groggy and zombielike. This comes from a day of play in the sun and pool. I obviously want to start them off with a good breakfast. Shae asks for eggs and toast all the time. At age 6 […]




Spinach and Cheese Bites #Recipe #kidsinthekitchen

Spinach and Cheese Bites #Recipe #kidsinthekitchen

Finding new lunch and snack ideas for the kids over the summer is on my to-do list. We wasted no time. The first day of summer break and we were experimenting in the kitchen with classics like pizza dough and not so favorites like spinach. My kids eat what I serve but I want them […]




Restaurant Choices for Kids #kidsinthekitchen

Panera Baked Potato Soup

I’m a pretty good cook but there are sometimes when I like to leave the cooking up to someone else. That then leaves us to decide where to eat out with kids. At home I have complete control over portion size and veggie options, but recently we discovered some well known eateries that have approached […]




Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe #kidsinthekitchen

Brown Sugar Banana Bread Recipe #kidsinthekitchen

Baking is one of the easiest and most fun ways to get your kids involved in the kitchen. It’s especially awesome when the child asks to make a particular dish. This Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is something I’ve been making for 12 years and everyone loves it. I’ve made little modifications over the […]




New Breakfast Ideas #kidsinthekitchen

New Breakfast Ideas for Kids #kidsinthekitchen

Each morning we wake up as a family, get ready for the day and try to eat breakfast together. Some days it works out some days Rob is running out the door because he spend too much time goofing off with the kids. If we have our act together I try to make the kids […]