Do you have fussy eaters at your house? Cooking for kids is always better if the kids join you in the kitchen.
At my house, if I want the cooking project to be a success, then the kids need to be in charge. And grown-ups need to chill. Don't worry about the mess while the kids cook, as long as all of the cooks agree to help with the clean up afterwards.
I love to hear about families cooking together. For example, Sisters Belle (13) and Liv (11) started cooking with their dad when they were only two. They started the Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids Online series in 2005 and won the prestigious James Beard award in 2006.
Bread pudding is a great way to use up leftover French bread.
(Note: Lovely bread pudding photo at the top of this post is by WayTru.)
Chris Olson is a freelance writer and illustrator. She also answers to the names of chief dog walker, grocery hauler, and "the one with the keys to the car."
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