Last year, my son did a report on an imaginary country he created. He decided that their national food was Fettuccine Alfredo (with chicken and broccoli). Fettuccine Alfredo is his favorite meal request, and he has now learned to make it himself.Continue Reading
How do you find your groove in an unfamiliar kitchen? Even with most boxes unpacked, it is hard to get into cooking when you move in to a new place or visit somewhere. But there is one sure way to know that where we are is home: bake chocolate chip cookies.
Every family has their own recipe. Here is mine. It is adapted from the back of a generic bag of chocolate chips from my college days. It amazes me that the discount brand of chocolate chips was the most successful at discovering the best combination of fat, sugar, and chocolate. And yet, it is this recipe that is truly delicious.
I have made this recipe on many occasions: when I spent a summer in Bolivia during my college years, when my family moved to Australia, when we bought our first home, any time I crave them. It never fails to make where we are a familiar and friendly place. I think the recipe is truly the best chocolate chip cookie recipe out there.
My kids love chicken nuggets. It’s one of those things that is a go-to when it comes to fast food, or quick meals. But there is no need to pay a corporation to make “dinosaur-shaped chicken for my kids. Making our own homemade chicken nuggets is easy, and the kids love to make them. In fact, as I prepared this post, my 4-year-old daughter saw the images and said, “Yummy! Messy! Can we make those again?”Continue Reading
When I think about cooking, I get anxious. When I was a kid, I dreaded being a grown up because some day I’d have to cook dinner. Every. Single. Day.
Well, welcome to my life! And yet, I do not want to pass my own anxiety about cooking on to my kids. I want them to enjoy a kid-friendly kitchen that invites them to prepare food with me and to enjoy eating it.
The way our kitchen is set up encourages the kids to join in, and making eating a memorable experience also helps contribute to our kid-friendly kitchen.