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Vanilla Brown Sugar French Toast

Vanilla Brown Sugar French Toast #kidsinthekitchen

Breakfast for dinner is like the greatest idea ever. No one ever moans and groans about that. The thought of gooey syrup or loaded up eggs makes everyone in our house smile. One day this week when my dinner plans fell through we went to plan B, French Toast. But we gave it a spin […]




Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Butterscotch Cookies #kidsinthekitchen

Oatmeal Raisin Butterscotch Cookies Recipe, kids in the kitchen, cooking with kids, fall flavors

When fall rolls around the tastes for snacks and treats change. When it’s time for dessert its usually fewer requests for ice cream but more for gooey brownies. After School Snacks are now warm or spicy or sometimes a little of both like these oatmeal raisin butterscotch cookies. With a big dose of cinnamon and […]




DIY Refrigerator Letter Magnets #kidsinthekitchen

DIY Refrigerator Letter Magnets

My kids are older so we’ve passed the stage of singing letter magnets on the fridge. We still have lots of magnets but we’ve upgraded to ones that have memories, are handmade and do double duty (like hold the school menu). Those “classic” primary color letters don’t really fit our style anymore. What does a […]




Homemade Cheese Crackers Recipe #KidsintheKitchen

Homemade Cheese Crackers Recipe #KidsintheKitchen

Here’s another snack time adventure with me and Shae. This time I wanted to see what all the hype was about homemade cheez-its.  I’ve seen so many recipes saying how good they were, how easy they were, blah blah.  This is our version of homemade cheese cracker for #kidsinthekitchen.First off I’ll start off by saying […]




DIY Mancala Board #kidsinthekitchen

DIY Mancala Board #kidsinthekitchen #recycledcrafts

Having kids of varying ages there aren’t too many things that they all have interest in. Board games is tops on that list though. Games is something they can always agree on. Sabreena remembered playing a game in elementary school called Mancala. I’ve never played it but have heard of it. She looked in the […]




Fried Cinnamon Sugar Apple Rings #kidsinthekitchen

Fried Cinnamon Apple Rings with Glaze #kidsinthekitchen #cookingwithkids #recipe #apples

This might be my proudest moment ever as a parent. Cooking with the kids has had many stumbling blocks and of course successes. One of my favorite moments was when Shae and I made our own chewy soft pretzels and the non-cooking post with the clay mini food. This week for #kidsinthekitchen Shaun stepped up […]




Back to School Lunch Box Notes #kidsinthekitchen

Printable Lunch Box Notes for Back to School

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

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats #recipe #kidsinthekitchen #cereal #sweettreats

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

Turkey Pesto Meatballs #recipe #kidsinthekitchen #foodie #cookingwithkids

“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

Making Her Own Birthday Cake #KidsintheKitchen #happybirthday

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 […]