To me, a kitchen is so much more than it’s recipes. Our kitchen is a gathering place – a place to nourish your soul as well as your body. It’s also a place of prayer. We start dinner every night with a prayer, and to celebrate the National Day of Prayer today, I’m sharing our favorites in free, printable cards.
Saying grace nightly became a family tradition when my son was 3. His preschool said grace before snack and he was thrilled that’d he learn the prayer and wanted to repeat it. After that one was mastered by both kids, we started mixing in other prayers that were special to us.
Winter may not have a reputation for lots of fresh food – but there are so many things in season during the winter months! Our favorite game – fruit and veggie bingo – is a great way to try out some of this season’s fares!
This game is a great way to get kids (and adults!) to start thinking about seasonal produce and trying new things – after all, if you want to cross of a square, you need to try what’s in it!
The kids have been loving being independent in the kitchen lately – they want to do as much as possible without my help. Blender muffins have been one of my favorite projects to give them because they’re pretty much fool proof.
The measurements are forgiving if you go over or under, and thanks to the blender they always mix up perfectly. Whether you’re letting the kiddos fly solo or looking for an easy project for the them to help with, this is a great recipe to tackle!
If you’ve watched any of our live kitchen play dates, you know that my time in the kitchen with the kids is anything but polished. We make a mess, the kids fight, and sometimes they end up not liking what we make.
That’s okay, though, because in the end they’re learning to cook.
Sometimes, cooking feels like a bit of lost art – but it’s absolutely something I want my kids to know and be comfortable with when they strike out on their own. Sometimes, that looks like a really fun dessert… and sometimes it’s just learning how to dress up your ramen.
Do you call these muddy buddies? Puppy chow? Something else?
Around here, we just call them delicious! But, for real, everyone in the family loves them. And I love that this small batch version is the perfect size to whip up for movie night or family game night .
This is also a recipe that’s great for the kids to tackle! Bigger kids will be able to do nearly all of this solo – but there are things that even the littlest kids can help with!
Despite being great eaters and willing to try almost anything, my kids will still always pick pizza – which means we end up infusing pizza flavors into many different forms in our kitchen!
These pizza waffles first entered into our regular rotation when we were redoing the kitchen in our first home and needed meals that didn’t require the oven. Many years and two kids later, they’re still a favorite.
My kids’ current favorite meal? Breakfast. And one of their most requested items – of course – is pancakes. I love that this version is easy enough for them to help with!
These pancakes mix up in the blender and then are baked in a sheet pan – which makes them super quick, and super easy – and, as a bonus, the whole family can sit down to warm pancakes at the same time!